Posts Tagged ‘Animation Studio’

Freaks of Nurture: Alexandra Lemay in the Dollhouse

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Alexandra Lemay has a full line of creative hats in her artistic wardrobe — but ‘art director’ is one she wears with particular style and confidence. Currently at work on Freaks of Nurture, a new stop-motion animation inspired by her own unorthodox upbringing, she’s designed an extraordinary miniature set — a scaled down version of

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NFB & UK’s National Theatre Collaborate on VR Doc

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Among the productions premiering in the 2017 edition of Storyscapes – the Tribeca Festival’s showcase of new immersive media – is Draw Me Close, a striking hybrid of creative non-fiction VR and live performance from Jordan Tannahill, one of the most inventive voices in contemporary Canadian theatre.

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Ways of Seeing at the NFB: 5 to Watch in ’17

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Stay up-to-date with the NFB ‘s current production slate with these 5 titles to watch in 2017.

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Fixing the Gaze: New Indigenous Work at the NFB

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Take a first look at the many Indigenous-directed projects currently in development, production or release in the NFB’s English Program.

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Q&A: Paloma Dawkins at Play in the VR Zone

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An autodidact who’s as adept in cinema as she is in comix or game design, Dawkins is part of a young posse that’s joyously shaking things up at the NFB Animation Studio.

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NFB Shines at Canada’s Fall Festivals

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Autumn is film festival season in Canada and the NFB English Program is embarking on the busy fall circuit with over a dozen new releases.

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Upcoming Animation | The Awakening: Meet the Rooster

Meet the Rooster, a crucial character in Jean-François Lévesque’s upcoming short animation, The Awakening.

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The Thin Red Line: New Animation from Torill Kove

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Few artists mine family lore with such aplomb as NFB animator Torill Kove. Her first short My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts, a fond and finely wrought tribute to her grandmother, earned an Oscar nomination along with a Special Prize from the 2000 Hiroshima International Animation Festival. A few years later she brought home an

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NFB English Production: Five to Watch in 2016

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2016 kicked off on a high note here at the NFB with news that Canada’s public producer has nabbed 19 Canadian Screen Award nominations – getting the nod in no fewer than 14 different categories. The same range and innovation is evident in the English Program’s current production slate. Here are five projects to keep

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Bedtime in the Balkans: Animation Goes into the Woods

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“Through deep dark forest all day long, Hedgehog Hedge roams, proud and strong.”  Like anyone who grew up in Sarajevo, NFB producer Jelena Popović and filmmaker Eva Cvijanović know Hedgehog’s Home by heart – and they will happily recite all 75 verses in the original Serbo-Croat. “Hedgehog’s Home’s was one of the first stories that

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Hercules Enters the Ring: New NFB Animation

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An anime-inflected retelling of the Hercules story and brand new work from the Dutch-Canadian master Paul Driessen are among projects currently in the works at the Montreal-based Animation Studio. Noir meets Anime in Tale of Youthful Rage The tale of a conflicted young boxer unfolds against a dark urban backdrop in BAM, the latest work

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Pacific Animation: Three to Watch

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Three. Count ‘em. It’s barely a year since Shirley Vercruysse assumed duties as executive producer of the Pacific & Yukon Studio, and she’s already stickhandling an ambitious troika of animated films into production — three distinct auteur projects, each nurtured and driven by a specific artistic sensibility. Haida artist adapts First Nations legend Myths are

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