The following is a guest post written by Kyler Kelly, one of the current participants in the NFB's Hothouse program, a 12-week apprenticeship in animation filmmaking at the NFB.
Making animation has changed a lot since the days of film. Now, the whole process is...
*This post is a short haiku from our Hothouse intern Su-An Ng.
Taking a short break
Processing thoughts frame by frame
Both hands full of clay
* This post was written by Hothouse 9 intern Kyler Kelly.
Whenever a film is made, it has to follow some pathway from the very first sliver of an idea to the finished product. That path is a network of branches, dead ends and circuitous...
* 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...
* 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...
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...
Always dreamed of making your own short animation film at the NFB? This is your chance.
If you are an emerging (young or not-so-young) Canadian filmmaker or artist intrigued by animation art with interesting ideas and some experience in animation filmmaking or a related field...
It was the spring equinox the other day and this means that just like the rest of us, bears will soon be coming out of hibernation to frolic and bask in the sweet sunshine.
What better time, then, to enjoy 5 great NFB films about...
Every year, come early spring, 6 hand-picked animators descend upon the NFB to participate in Hothouse, the NFB's program for emerging Canadian filmmakers. Though the “12-week paid apprenticeship in full-on professional animation filmmaking” can be the opportunity of a lifetime, creating an animated short...
This is a guest post by Jesse Gouchey, one of 6 animators participating in this year’s Hothouse program, the NFB’s 12-week paid apprenticeship for emerging filmmakers.
Where is it saved?
Fine-tuning dopesheets using Geppetto to polypose Sheeps Dreams over the weekend anyone?
SANDDE is the software...
This is a guest post by Rosa Aiello, one of 6 animators participating in this year’s Hothouse program, the NFB’s 12-week paid apprenticeship for emerging filmmakers.
Notes for a blog post (surrender to materials):
Objects have a life of their own
Flight, the feeling that...
This is a guest post by David Barlow-Krelina, one of 6 animators participating in this year’s Hothouse program, the NFB’s 12-week paid apprenticeship for emerging filmmakers.
It's been an intense few weeks here at Hothouse. We just reached picture lock this weekend, and in the...