Posts written by Carolyne Weldon
 

Carolyne Weldon is a Montreal-based writer and photographer. Raised in the woods by parents who strongly believed in yoga camp, TV-deprivation and seaweed-based desserts, she left home to study linguistics and anthropology. Soon shelving the vague dream of saving the world’s endangered languages she fell headlong into compulsive travel, developing an unusual love for Turkey, the Arctic and pickup truck road trips. Carolyne holds a post-graduate degree in journalism, a great cover for her deep-rooted penchant for talking to strangers. She loves owls, all things coconut, bass-heavy music and the colour turquoise. Contact Carolyne Weldon at c.weldon@nfb.ca

Synchromy

Watch 5 Mesmerizing Shorts Starring Geometric Shapes

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Check out these 5 geometry-inspired works by renowned NFB animators. They’re short, colourful, and mesmerizing! What more could you want? Start watching now.

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A Matter of Fat

A Matter of Fat: Inside the Cruel and Unusual Crash Diets of the 1960s

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Diets have long thrived at the intersection of desperation and gullibility. Check out these alternately hilarious and disturbing films about crash diets.

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I Was a Ninety-pound Weakling

In the Flesh: Watch I Was a Ninety-pound Weakling on NFB.ca

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This intriguing and at times hilarious vintage film suggests tactics for “beefing up”, living long, and living strong. Suggesting that our sedentary lives are killing us, I Was A Ninety-Pound Weakling offers some particularly mid-20th-century solutions for success.

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Syrinx

Vimeo Exclusives | Discover 5 Little-Known Experimental Shorts

Dive in to the NFB’s exclusive collection of experimental short films hosted on Vimeo. These mind-bending films will leave you feeling exhilirated!

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Hands

Hand in Hand: Watch 2 Films about Our Quintessential Tool

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Discover Donald Winkler’s In Praise of Hands and Faces of the Hand, by Tamás Wormser: 2 evocative docs about our quintessential tool.

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Whistling Smith

Freeze! Watch 2 Gritty Cop Flicks on NFB.ca

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Check out Station 10 and Whistling Smith, 2 gritty cop films about Canadian crooks and the policemen who chase after them.

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Hot Stuff

Playing With Fire: Watch Zlatko Grgić’s Hot Stuff on NFB.ca

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Enjoy a hilarious reminder of the perils of playing with fire with this short cartoon by celebrated Croatian animator Zlatko Grgić.

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Survival in the Bush

Watch the Grandpa of All Survival Shows: Survival in the Bush

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Watch Survival in the Bush, a short 1954 film that shows how a little basic woodlore can save a man’s life when marooned in the wilderness.

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We Were Children

We Were Children: Reactions from Residential School Survivors and Other Viewers

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Discover powerful comments left by Residential School survivors and other viewers after watching our 2012 film, We Were Children.

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Paradise

Freedom Flyers: Ishu Patel’s Paradise

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Discover this richly-illustrated Ishu Patel animated short about birds, beauty, gilded captivity and the true cost of freedom.

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Norman McLaren

Photo Friday | 20 Brilliant Pictures of Norman McLaren

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Norman McLaren (11 April 1914 – 27 January 1987) was a genius, an artisan and a magician. In 1941, the young Scottish-born animator moved to Canada at the invitation of the NFB’s first commissioner, John Grierson, who wanted him to open an animation studio and to train Canadian animators. The rest is history. Here in

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Adventures

Watch 3 NFB Films Featuring Talking Animals

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Although chimpanzees, bonobos, meerkats, bees, dolphins, sea lions and even mustached bats are said to “communicate” with other members of their species, humans remain to this day the undisputed bosses of language on planet Earth. It’s nothing personal, nor to celebrate. A cursory glance at the world will convince you this language superiority of ours

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