Posts Tagged ‘Hothouse 8’

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Short Days, Short Films: 5 Films in 7 Minutes!

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Daylight gone? Don’t fret! Settle in with some of our shortest films to honour the shortest days of the year.

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Watch 6 Short Films from the 8th Edition of Hothouse

Production

Every year, come early spring, 6 hand-picked animators descend upon the NFB to participate in Hothouse, the NFB’s program for emerging Canadian filmmakers. Though the “12-week paid apprenticeship in full-on professional animation filmmaking” can be the opportunity of a lifetime, creating an animated short from scratch in 3 months undoubtedly makes for an exhilarating, disheveling more »

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Animator Jesse Gouchey on SANDDE and Stereoscopic Spray Painting

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This is a guest post by Jesse Gouchey, one of 6 animators participating in this year’s Hothouse program, the NFB’s 12-week paid apprenticeship for emerging filmmakers. Where is it saved? ZED! Fine-tuning dopesheets using Geppetto to polypose Sheeps Dreams over the weekend anyone? Yes please! SANDDE is the software I’m attempting to conquer. With endless more »

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Animator Rosa Aiello on Sand and Surrender

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This is a guest post by Rosa Aiello, one of 6 animators participating in this year’s Hothouse program, the NFB’s 12-week paid apprenticeship for emerging filmmakers. Notes for a blog post (surrender to materials): Objects have a life of their own Flight, the feeling that something is behind you, a person or a place, perpetual more »

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Animator David Barlow-Krelina on Getting 3D Particle Effects To Do What You Want Them To

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This is a guest post by David Barlow-Krelina, one of 6 animators participating in this year’s Hothouse program, the NFB’s 12-week paid apprenticeship for emerging filmmakers. It’s been an intense few weeks here at Hothouse. We just reached picture lock this weekend, and in the few weeks prior to this deadline, all of us have more »

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Animator Susan Wolf on After Effects, Fluffy Clouds and Obsessive Tendencies

Production

This is a guest post by Susan Wolf, one of 6 animators participating in this year’s Hothouse program, the NFB’s 12-week paid apprenticeship for emerging filmmakers. Today, I started animating the hero of my film, a small fluffy cloud. See, the plan is that each of my characters and elements will be shot against a more »

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

Production

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

Production

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 »