Posts Tagged ‘images’

Photo Friday | Spring Fun and Games

Jump into spring with these fun, carefree photos of young girls at play in the backstreets of Montreal in the mid-1970s.

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Photo Friday | Canada the Land

Films

Enjoy a great selection of photographs from the production of Canada the Land, a short doc made specially for the Osaka World Fair’s Canada Pavilion in 1970.

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Photo Friday | Gone (Herring) Fishing

Herring stocks on the B.C. coast are making a comeback after a catastrophic collapse in the 1980s, but the harvest remains controversial. B.C. First Nations, who have long been advocating for sustainable fishing practices, mobilized earlier this year to halt commercial herring roe fisheries in their traditional territory, citing their intention to “allow the healing that needs to

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Photo Friday | All Eyes on the Prairies

The Canadian Prairies are just stunning, and it’s no wonder the NFB has enjoyed trailing its cameras over its grassy lands decade after decade. Check out some of the finest Prairie pictures in our archives with these photographs taken from films old and new. Western Wheat, 1952. Prairie Profile, 1955. Western Wheat, 1952. Western Wheat, 1952. Canadian Wheat,

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Photo Friday | 10 Great Pictures From the Set of Norman McLaren’s Neighbours

Films

Get a VIP pass to the set of McLaren’s classic anti-war short, Neighbours with these 10 stunning behind-the-scene photographs.

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What is visual research, clearance and copyright – and why should you care?

Films

The NFB, as one of Canada’s most prolific documentary producers, knows that the research, and visual research, invested in a project in the development stage is key to a strong, compelling documentary. Just about every film includes content – photo stills, footage and music – wherein rights need to be cleared before the film is

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The inner workings of the NFB image/stock footage bank

Many people don’t realize that here at the NFB, our films are the tip of the iceberg. We have thousands of hours of archival footage online and thousands more in the vault. Last year the NFB celebrated its 70th anniversary; however, our Images collection goes back over one hundred years to the beginning of Cinema,

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