Posts Tagged ‘innovation’


Technology in cinema: 5 NFB films that changed the game


The NFB has consistently harnessed the powers of the latest and greatest gadgets and techniques. Watch 5 films that made technological history!

Roman Kroitor

Death of Roman Kroitor: Canada and the Film World Lose a Pioneer


Canadian and world cinema has lost a true giant, with the death yesterday of film pioneer and former NFB colleague Roman Kroitor. Born on December 12, 1926, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Kroitor made enormous contributions to filmmaking during his tenure at the NFB in the 1950s and 1960s, developing the IMAX giant-screen format at the NFB’s more »


Heat-sensitive: a behind-the-scenes look at our thermal 3D film ORA


This morning on the bus I found myself reading an argument by a Hindu scholar, somewhere online, about how some people are poets and others scientists. According to this man, it is strictly impossible for one person to be both. He argued that even those who appear to be both (poetic scientists or scientific poets) more »


Tom Perlmutter on accessibility, new forms of storytelling and risk-taking


Earlier this month, NFB President Tom Perlmutter gave an interview to IT in Canada‘s Dave Chapelle. In a piece fittingly titled, NFB embraces technology to tell Canadian stories, Perlmutter discusses concrete actions he has taken to make innovation, experimentation and risk-taking the norm at the NFB. Mentioning the NFB’s online screening room,, and mobile more »