Posts Tagged ‘Interactive’

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Corner stores and the immigrant experience

How many times a week do you go to the corner store? You may pick up milk or a coffee, buy a case of beer or a lottery ticket, or take money out of the bank machine. Corner stores have replaced the old general store and are now part of everyday life. They are usually more »


Staycation Education!


* This is a guest post by Lindsay Wright, Manager, National Education Programs School’s out but our films are still hard at work. The upcoming March break is the perfect time to check out some hidden gems on CAMPUS! Get started by exploring one of our acclaimed interactive sites, Bear 71. This online documentary premiered more »

Theodore Ushev – NFB animator Theodore Ushev tells the story behind his favourite pen

The following is a guest post by Anne-Marie Lavigne * This post is a translation. Read the French original here. BAR CODE hinges on the concept of “mining” everyday objects for the stories they harbour. Through the project’s website and iPhone app, explore the secret world of day-to-day items by watching the short films triggered more »


NFB Interactive…A rich resource for students to explore


This post was written by guest blogger Carol Arcus, a former educator with the Toronto District School Board. *** Watching HIGHRISE, I am reminded of Marshall McLuhan, who warned us about the downside of the global village: “When the whole world moves in next door, everyone becomes everyone else’s nosy neighbor.” Nosiness, or fervent, enlightened more »


Introducing BLA BLA, a new interactive tale by Vincent Morisset

The Craft

Many of you were charmed by BLA BLA when it was released last week. This “film for computer” explores the principles of communication through six chapters in the life of an endearing character. I visited director Vincent Morisset in his studio yesterday afternoon to talk about how BLA BLA came to be, and about the more »


NFB/interactive and MIPTV


It’s been a big week for us at MIPTV in Cannes, France, and while we’ve been releasing information in bits and pieces, I thought I’d take a moment to group all the news in one place. What is MIPTV? MIPTV (and likewise MIPCOM) is an industry event that takes place in Cannes. It’s the world’s more »


4 interactive projects up for the 2011 FITC People’s Choice Awards


The 2011 FITC (Flash in the Can) Awards are coming up fast and this year the NFB has 4 interactive projects competing for prizes. It’s a People’s Choice Award, which means you decide the winner. Our 4 projects are: The Test Tube with David Suzuki (Experimental Flash) – An interactive parable about our insatiable appetites, more »


New online: Highrise relaunches to include your participation

The following is a guest post from Katerina Cizek, director of Highrise On the heels of an Emmy nomination, the NFB’s HIGHRISE project is proud to present a gentle reboot of our website. HIGHRISE explores “the towers in the world, and the world in the towers”; the human experience in vertical peripheries around the globe.  more »

This Land: a film and an interactive project to explore

This Land by ONFB , National Film Board of Canada Today’s featured film on is This Land. Because I happen to like the Arctic a lot (both in image and in person), I thought I’d encourage you to check it out. It’s stunning. The 35-minute documentary, directed by Dianne Whelan, retraces an Arctic expedition more »

10 things to keep in mind for producing cross-platform media

The Craft

[Invalid Link] Last week we launched the interactive section of A few of our projects, including Out My Window, have been getting a lot of good press and are generating some buzz. Rob McLaughlin, head of our interactive team, has been speaking at conferences and festivals around the world about our new media more »


The NFB’s Highrise project unveils its new interactive web documentary, Out My Window

Note: This post was written by guest blogger and director Kat Cizek. It will also appear at the IDFA DocLab blog. *** Today we launch our major NFB HIGHRISE project, OUT MY WINDOW: Interactive Views from the Global Highrise. Here it is. One of the world’s first 360 degree documentaries, delivered entirely on the web. more »


Holy Mountain: A city’s landmark or a spirtual experience?


Holy Mountain is a new interactive web documentary that looks at our relationship with the sacred through the city’s landmark, Mount Royal (aka the Mountain). I think it’s safe to assume that everyone who lives in Montreal has some sort of connection to the Mountain – Sunday afternoons at the Tam-Tams, a picnic at Beaver more »

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