Posts written by Catherine Perreault
 

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Francis Desharnais: artist-in-residence at the Musée de la civilisation de Québec

News

Meet Francis Desharnais: artist, filmmaker, comic book creator, and lively rotoscoping animator. He’ll be in residence in Quebec City in July 2014.

Democracy on Trial: The Morgentaler Affair

Morgentaler clinic closing in Fredericton

FilmsNews

As the abortion clinic named after Dr. Henry Morgentaler closes its doors in Frederiction, learn more about this controversial Canadian in the riveting documentary “Democracy on Trial: the Morgentaler Affair”.

New York Lightboard Record (Norman McLaren, 1961)

McLaren in Times Square, New York

Films

Discover the endlessly-looped animated film Norman McLaren produced for Times Square as an advertisement for Canadian tourism.

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Eye Candy: 7 Psychedelic NFB Posters

Films

Check out these eye-bending and mind-twisting psychedelic NFB posters from days gone by. Optical illusions! Pop art! The excitement never ends!

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The Movie That Influenced Kubrick’s 2001

Films

Did you know that “Universe”, a 26-minute masterpiece on astronomy by Colin Low and Roman Kroitor actually inspired Stanley Kubrick’s 2001, A Space Odyssey? Watch “Universe” now!

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Michel Brault (1928-2013)

FilmsNews

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of one of the founders of Québec cinema, the great Michel Brault. He succumbed to a heart attack on Saturday, while visiting Toronto. He was 85 years old. His contribution to our national cinematography is immense. A giant of homegrown cinema As a cinematographer, more »

The Clockmakers

Renaud Hallé’s The Clockmakers Premieres on NFB.ca

FilmsNews

Recently, we launched the most recent animated film by Renaud Hallée, the Montréal filmmaker who’s been making waves on Vimeo. Titled The Clockmakers, this experimental short produced by the NFB’s Marc Bertrand sweeps us into a vast and enthralling cogs and wheels mechanism where notions of right side up and upside down no longer hold. more »

The Clockmakers

Renaud Hallée’s The Clockmakers Premieres on NFB.ca

Films

Recently, we launched the most recent animated film by Renaud Hallée, the Montréal filmmaker who’s been making waves on Vimeo. Titled The Clockmakers, this experimental short produced by the NFB’s Marc Bertrand sweeps us into a vast and enthralling cogs and wheels mechanism where notions of right side up and upside down no longer hold. more »

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3D Stereoscopy: A Q&A with producer Marc Bertrand

The Craft

This post originally appeared in French on the ONF.ca blog. *** In my last post, I provide a summary of a master class on stereoscopy given by Marc Bertrand, producer at the NFB’s Animation and Youth Studio, during the Montreal International Children’s Film Festival (FIFEM). At the end of his presentation, he was kind enough more »

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3D Stereoscopy: A Q&A with producer Marc Bertrand

EducationThe Craft

This post originally appeared in French on the ONF.ca blog. *** In my last post, I provide a summary of a master class on stereoscopy given by Marc Bertrand, producer at the NFB’s Animation and Youth Studio, during the Montreal International Children’s Film Festival (FIFEM). At the end of his presentation, he was kind enough more »

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3D: Stereoscopy for Dummies

The Craft

This post originally appeared in French on the ONF.ca blog. *** Marc Bertrand, a producer at the NFB’s Animation and Youth Studio, gave two master workshops on stereoscopy, also called 3D imaging, on March 8, 2013 at the Phi Centre during the Montreal International Children’s Film Festival (FIFEM). Marc has produced 6 animated films in more »

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10 technologies that could revolutionize film

NewsThe Craft

I have a suspicion that my friend Stéphane Jolicoeur (Senior Internet Applications Analyst at the NFB) lives in the future. Not that he time travels like Marty McFly (although I wouldn’t be surprised if he had a DeLorean DMC-12 hidden away somewhere…), but he spends most of his free time surfing computing, design and future more »