Posts Tagged ‘Hothouse’

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Animator Wen Zhang on Connecting Music and Motion and Building Software from Scratch

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This is a guest post by Wen Zhang, one of 6 animators participating in this year’s Hothouse program, the NFB’s 12-week paid apprenticeship for emerging filmmakers. On paper, my job is “filmmaker”, but now, two-thirds of the way through Hothouse 8, I like to think that we are entering a new territory and redefining what more »

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Animator Carrie Mombourquette on Filmmaking as Child Rearing (and Polar Bears)

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This is a guest post by Carrie Mombourquette, one of 6 animators participating in this year’s Hothouse program, the NFB’s 12-week paid apprenticeship for emerging filmmakers. Making a film is kind of like raising a kid. It demands all of your time, you stop going out, and you have to change it a lot. Soon more »

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Introducing the 6 filmmakers participating in Hothouse 8

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After a stunning crop of entries for this year’s edition of Hothouse (entitled Sheep Dreams), we’re thrilled to present the 6 filmmakers who will be joining us in Montreal for the intensive 12-week program. Rosa Aiello is interested in the various types of infinity, chaos, and complex systems, and how they might manifest in narrative more »

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Want to participate in a 12-week paid animation apprenticeship at the NFB?

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Attention all budding and blooming animators! Hothouse, our very own “12-week paid apprenticeship in full-on professional animation filmmaking” is once again calling for submissions. Things are shaping up to look mighty exciting for this 8th edition. I mean, let’s be real for a second: how great would it be to get to come work at more »

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Hothouse7: RED or BLUE?

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The following is a guest post by Eva Cvijanovic. I’ve been absent from the blogging world for a while, I was busy, you know, trying to finish my film on time. I had my “online edit” today, where I prepared the result of my hard work for its final and only version…there could only be more »

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Hothouse 7: The hard stuff and the easy stuff

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The following is a guest post by Aimée van Drimmelen as part of the Hothouse Program. *** I won’t write much because after days and days and days of 14 hour days my brain is pretty much toasted, buttered and eaten. Things are going really well, but each day I think I might be a more »

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Hothouse 7: Photoshop vs Hand Drawn

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The following is a guest post by Tabitha Fisher. I’ve been working a lot in Flash over these past few weeks, but I thought you might be curious to know what my film is actually going to look like! In the early stages of production I did a bunch of fiddling with Photoshop brushes to more »

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Hothouse 7: Animating…..

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The following is a guest post by Eva Cvijanovic. I’ve been away from blogging for a while now because I was working HARD! But I’ll try and make up for it. We had a deadline today for our “online test”, for which we’re exporting a very short segment of the film, that looks as close more »

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Hothouse 7: Rough Animation

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The following is a guest post by Tabitha Fisher. At this point in production I’m juggling several things at once. I’ve started to roughly animate my locked scenes in Flash while I also continue to work on editing the Leica! This isn’t typical for a regular animation pipeline, but in Hothouse we need to be more »

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Hothouse 7: Be a Better Man

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The following is a guest post by Tabitha Fisher. As part of story development I have become engrossed in the study of all things Manish and in doing so have discovered the strange and enlightening world of “Manly Mags”. Do you install kitchen shelving like an urban pansy? Wanna dress super-sharp like Paul Newman? Find more »

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Hothouse 7: Testing testing

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The following is a guest post by Aimée van Drimmelen as part of the Hothouse Program. *** My camera and stand made it safely to Saskatchewan, and you can guess what I’ve been doing all weekend. I’m impressed with the image capture software Dragon, which is extremely user friendly and makes stop-motion with a fancy more »

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Hothouse 7: Cozimo

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The following is a guest post by Eva Cvijanovic. Monday, March 21, we’re on a 6-way conversation on Skype, and on Cozimo (for the first time collectively), a really useful tool that is allowing us to share videos and files, and comment/draw on them in real time.  While Luigi was trying to figure out Cozimo more »