Posts Tagged ‘NFB animation’

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Settling Scores: Q&A with Composer Jeff Johnston

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Jeff Johnston comes to film music as one of Canada’s most accomplished jazz pianists. In a career that spans over 25 years, he’s played with some of the biggest names in jazz – Kenny Wheeler, Sheila Jordan, Archie Shepp, Slide Hampton and a host of other luminaries. Raised in a musical household in St. John’s,

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The Thin Red Line: New Animation from Torill Kove

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Few artists mine family lore with such aplomb as NFB animator Torill Kove. Her first short My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts, a fond and finely wrought tribute to her grandmother, earned an Oscar nomination along with a Special Prize from the 2000 Hiroshima International Animation Festival. A few years later she brought home an

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Pacific Animation: Three to Watch

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Three. Count ‘em. It’s barely a year since Shirley Vercruysse assumed duties as executive producer of the Pacific & Yukon Studio, and she’s already stickhandling an ambitious troika of animated films into production — three distinct auteur projects, each nurtured and driven by a specific artistic sensibility. Haida artist adapts First Nations legend Myths are

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My Heart Attack: The Beat Goes On

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It was a case of the World Wide Web unearthing treasure on the doorstep. It was late, after midnight, and Sheldon Cohen was online conducting an increasingly urgent search. Everything was in place to start the sound mix on his new animated short My Heart Attack, but he was still looking for a theme song. Suddenly, thanks

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Canada: Cuadro a Caudro, the first Spanish-language book devoted entirely to NFB animation

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Did you know that the NFB’s animation productions had a huge influence on artists and filmmakers in Argentina? A new book aims to explore this relationship. Find out more!

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Gerald Potteron; My Financial Career

Behind the scenes with Oscar®-nominated animator and filmmaker Gerald Potterton

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Get some juicy behind-the-scenes info straight from Oscar®-nominated animator and filmmaker Gerald Potteron about his illustrious career—and watch a few films, too. Potterton worked with Buster Keaton, Ivan Reitman, Colin Low, and even on The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” in his decades-long career.

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Oscar®-nominated artist Janet Perlman

A Q&A with Oscar®-nominated animator and artist-in-residence Janet Perlman

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Get to know animator-in-residence Janet Perlman as she works on a live, unscripted animation project at Les Musées de la civilisation à Québec. This Q&A is a first-hand account of the work and creativity of an Oscar-nominated artist.

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Evelyn Lambart’s centenary: celebrating Canada’s first female animation pioneer

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On the 100th anniversary of Evelyn Lambart’s birth, explore the animation pioneer’s life and work across her decades-long career at the NFB.

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Listen up, emerging animators: now’s your time to shine in the 10th season of Hothouse

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The tenth annual edition of this 12-week full-time apprenticeship for emerging animators is now underway. Get all the details about the call for proposals here. Animators: start your engines!

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Frame x Frame: Animated Film at the NFB, a new exhibit at Les Musées de la civilisation à Québec

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Going to Quebec City? Learn more about what’s on offer at Frame x Frame: Animated Film at the NFB, a new exhibit at Les Musées de la civilisation à Québec.

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