I recently had the chance to speak to Genie-award-winning filmmaker Lois Siegel about Baseball Girls, her feature documentary about women and baseball. This was one of a handful of films she has made over the years. Siegel usually works on her own with very...
The following is a guest post from Fred Casia.
The sound composition for my Hothouse 6 film, Marvin Parson’s Inner Wild Wilderness, has always been a huge component, but in my mind it was never one specific aesthetic or approach. My inspirations were definitive, but...
The following is a guest post by animation producer Michael Fukushima.
Orange, by Sylvie Trouvé, was one of last year's Hothouse shorts.
On June 30, up here at the NFB in Montreal, we’ll be hosting the last knowledge-sharing event of Hothouse 6. It’s a panel...
This guest post was written by Claire Blanchet, director and animator of the latest Work For All film, The Interview.
I loved Jean-Hervé Désiré's concept for the film, rooted in the discrepancy between what's being thought and what's being said. I wanted to illustrate this...
I’m a G-man now, and I'm kind of excited! I don’t know how many have heard the latest news, but if you haven’t, let me be the first to warn that I now have the delicate task of acting as the Creative Consultant on...
The following is a guest post by Tanya Koivusalo.
On Tuesday evening, a group of film buffs and aspiring filmmakers took film into their own hands, literally, at the NFB Mediatheque. They were participants in the free adult animation workshop that was offered in partnership...
Last week, I wrote about different camera shots. This week I’m going to cover language that describes how the camera moves.
Why the camera moves for a given shot is purely the director’s (and sometimes camera operator/director of photography’s) decision, depending on the reaction they...
For those of you who are thinking of getting into documentary filmmaking or those of you who just want to brush up on your skills, here are some tips for getting the perfect interview.
Do research on your topic, and if possible, on your subjects....
The following is a guest post by Maral Mohammadian.
Tell it in a minute. Do it in 3 months. Make it Stereoscopic 3D.
After a lot of hard work to put the pieces in place, we are thrilled to announce that Hothouse 6 is open...
The following is the text of a public address given by government film commissioner Tom Perlmutter to the RIDM conference in Montreal on November 17, 2009
It may seem self-serving at worst and naïve at best for the head of a public cultural agency to...
This is Part 2 of my interview with writer, filmmaker, editor and composer Carrie Haber. You can read Part 1 here.
Julie Matlin: On average, how many projects are you involved with each year?
Carrie Haber: Hard to think of this in terms of quantity, because...