What parent or teacher hasn’t heard that familiar lament of children everywhere: “I’m bored!” This NFB lesson plan accompanies a film about four sisters who were exactly that—bored—but who managed to turn their boredom into a big adventure. As a media arts educator, I was always looking for new films to capture the attention of more »
Posts Tagged ‘Animation’
Dive in to the NFB’s exclusive collection of experimental short films hosted on Vimeo. These mind-bending films will leave you feeling exhilirated!
* This post was written by Hothouse 9 intern, Paloma Dawkins. So this past weekend was the Ottawa International Animation Festival, and me and most of the Hothouse 9 crew were able to go. (Kyler stuck around Montreal and ran a marathon, which he finished in 4 hours, YAY). FRIDAY I hitched a ride with more »
* This post was written by Hothouse 9 intern Su-An Ng. It is so surreal being here in Montreal for the first time, working at the NFB and walking the same halls as so many great NFB animators have before. The atmosphere in the animation department feels open, supportive and genuine. Although everyone is passionately more »
Animator Cordell Barker returns for a quick post on the pains of sketching and the tablet apps that significantly lessen them.
Enjoy a hilarious reminder of the perils of playing with fire with this short cartoon by celebrated Croatian animator Zlatko Grgić.
I always seem to be working long hours during the summer months while everyone else seems to be living a life and embracing the heat. At least, that’s how I read it. It must be an immutable law of self-employment. This summer, I’m working on animation as usual, but this time on a very different more »
Norman McLaren (11 April 1914 – 27 January 1987) was a genius, an artisan and a magician. In 1941, the young Scottish-born animator moved to Canada at the invitation of the NFB’s first commissioner, John Grierson, who wanted him to open an animation studio and to train Canadian animators. The rest is history. Here in more »
Interactive apps are an amazing addition to the classroom, as they offer students a unique way to learn new media skills and develop their creative abilities. Teaching animation is a great way to combine many curriculum links in one activity, and this is especially the case with our new, highly creative app: McLaren’s Workshop. The more »
This year’s Hothouse review team deliberated and debated 99 submissions from across the country, in the process also re-imagining the many permutations and understandings of what abstract art is and means to people. It was a challenge for the disparate group to agree on 6, but finally and unanimously it did. Herewith, the 6 participants more »
Everyone knows music is good for kids. Music helps children develop language skills, listening skills and even math skills. Music promotes children’s self-esteem, helps stimulate brain connections and relieves stress. Music also encourages creativity in children, and teaches them the virtues of hard work and discipline. All that goodness considered, it seems impossible that films more »