Posts Tagged ‘Teri Snelgrove’

Animation News: Sharp Shorts for a New Millennium

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The idea that animation can serve as a vehicle for important public messages is embedded in the very foundations of the NFB animation tradition. Back in 1941, when John Grierson hired his first staff animator, a gifted New York-based Scottish artist by the name of Norman McLaren, his most pressing assignment for the wildly inventive

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The Auchter Effect: Haida Myth Gets Animated

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Emerging director Christopher Auchter plunges us into a mythic watery underworld in The Mountain of SGaana, an animated short that’s just completed postproduction in the BC & Yukon Studio.

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Digital Studio Reframes the Art of Portraiture

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The notion of portrait gallery is cast in a new light in Bread and Kabul Portraits — a pair of interactive projects nearing completion at the NFB’s Vancouver-based Digital Studio. “No two interactives are alike,” says Loc Dao, executive producer of both projects. “The challenge is to see how technology can best serve any given

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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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Debris: Disaster Movie as Art

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Beachcombing is both a job and a passion for Pete Clarkson. As a park worker on the wild and beautiful outer coast of Vancouver Island, he’s been picking up marine debris for decades – and as an intertidal artist, he transforms it into joyous and light-hearted artwork. But since 2011 he’s been confronted with a more

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