Posts Tagged ‘creativity’

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NFB StopMo Studio: A new Challenge for Creativity

Education

The NFB’s new app for iPad, NFB StopMo Studio, is a great, inexpensive tool that makes it easy to produce frame-by-frame animated films with your students. Read about Paul Carrière’s experiences using the app in his classroom with his grade 3 students.

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How to Turn Boredom into a Big Adventure: A Lesson Plan for Elementary Level Teachers

Education

What parent or teacher hasn’t heard that familiar lament of children everywhere: “I’m bored!” This NFB lesson plan accompanies a film about four sisters who were exactly that—bored—but who managed to turn their boredom into a big adventure. As a media arts educator, I was always looking for new films to capture the attention of more »

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Hothouse 9: Come Make a Short Animation Film With Us!

Hothouse

Always dreamed of making your own short animation film at the NFB? This is your chance. If you are an emerging (young or not-so-young) Canadian filmmaker or artist intrigued by animation art with interesting ideas and some experience in animation filmmaking or a related field (like say, fine arts, graphic design or computational arts), the more »

RIP! A Remix Manifesto

Steal Like An Artist: In Defense of the Right to Remix

Films

If, as conventional wisdom has it, “everything has already been done”, what remains, by definition, is rearranging the existing parts. A person who shares this opinion is filmmaker and remixer Kirby Ferguson, the man behind deeply researched and highly entertaining 4-part web series, Everything Is a Remix. So what’s a remix, anyway? According to Ferguson, more »