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Here we feature updates, tips, and other useful information for creators in the film and media industries, including interviews with practitioners and discussion of emerging technologies, forms, and audiences.

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A virtual visit to McLaren Wall-to-Wall: a site-specific installation

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Not in Montreal? No problem! Take a virtual video tour of this mesmerizing site-specific architectural installation that honours the acclaimed animator Norman McLaren with contemporary artists’ interpretations of his iconic works.

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54 Hours: writing the Newfoundland sealing disaster

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Streaming for free in Canada only on NFB.ca next week: our new short animation 54 Hours, which depicts the harrowing 1914 sealing disaster. The writer of the film, Michael Crummey, discusses the project’s inception here.

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Back and better than ever: the PixStop app is now NFB StopMo Studio

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Take a tour through our new and improved stop-motion animation app for iPad, StopMo Studio. Stunning and fun homemade animation is now at your fingertips!

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Cordell Barker on Working with Others

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Join acclaimed animator Cordell Barker as he tinkers in the studio with his new stop-motion animation project.

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Filmmaker Q&A: Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny

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Find out how this biting socio-political satire came to be, straight from filmmaker Mark Sandiford.

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A voyage to the Canadian countryside with the Group of Seven

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Explore the relationship between artist and nature in Canadian modernism through our Group of Seven documentaries.

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Hollow Land filmmakers Uri and Michelle Kranot: a partnership in art and in life

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Animators Uri and Michelle Kranot share their perspectives on their unusual and powerful animated short Hollow Land.

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The Challenger: The Great Canadian Aviation Project

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This week on NFB.ca, take a trip through the genesis of the Canadair Challenger jet, and the film that tells this ambitious airplane’s story.

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Call for Entries: McLaren Wall-to-Wall

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An inspiring productive collaboration between the ghost of a legend and the talent of tomorrow.

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Hothouse 9 | The Hidden Side of Digital Animation in 4 Geeky Graphs

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Kyler Kelly, participant in the NFB’s 9th annual Hothouse apprenticeship, offers a look at the hidden side of digital animation in 4 geeky graphs.

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Nobody Waved Good-bye: The Little Film That Could

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In 1984, the Toronto International Film Festival ranked Nobody Waved Good-bye number 9 on their list of the top 10 Canadian feature films of all time. That’s quite a feat for a film that was initially supposed to be a short documentary. How the film evolved and how it became such a seminal work is more »

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(Relatively) Pain-Free Sketching

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Animator Cordell Barker returns for a quick post on the pains of sketching and the tablet apps that significantly lessen them.