Posts Tagged ‘Norman McLaren’

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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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Norman McLaren’s 100th anniversary: celebrate with us!

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This April 11th, the late acclaimed animation pioneer Norman McLaren celebrates his 100th anniversary. Join us for all the festivities!

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Let the games begin: the NFB at the Oscars

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Glitz and glamour, sure—but the real stars of the Oscars are the films themselves, and we’ve got a history of Oscar-winning NFB productions to prove it!

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McLaren in Times Square, New York

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Discover the endlessly-looped animated film Norman McLaren produced for Times Square as an advertisement for Canadian tourism.

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Check out the improved McLaren’s Workshop App!

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We’re starting 2014 in style with a not-so-new but definitely improved version of our McLaren’s Workshop App! After winning the incredibly prestigious Grand Prize in the Website or Application (Arts and Culture) category at the Boomerang Awards, as well as being named among iTunes Canada’s “App Store Best of 2013“, the Norman McLaren-inspired iPad app has more »

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It’s That Time Again: 2013 Staff Picks

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Don’t know what to watch? We’ve got some recommendations, and trust us: we have great taste.

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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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Watch 5 Mesmerizing Shorts Starring Geometric Shapes

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Although everyone agrees stories are nice, funky abstract films deserve a place in our hearts too. A case in point is these 5 geometry-inspired works by renowned NFB animators. Spanning nearly 4 decades and making use of vastly different techniques, these short films nevertheless have quite a lot in common. All are under 10 minutes. more »

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Vimeo Exclusives | Discover 5 Little-Known Experimental Shorts

Dive in to the NFB’s exclusive collection of experimental short films hosted on Vimeo. These mind-bending films will leave you feeling exhilirated!

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Music Has the Right to Children

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“Film is the medium to express my feelings about music.” – Norman McLaren Our sense of hearing is essential to our everyday lives, yet the rich world of sound that surrounds us is often ignored. We are immersed in a steady stream of audio information that frequently goes unnoticed. For educators taking a multimedia approach to teaching, more »

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Photo Friday | 20 Brilliant Pictures of Norman McLaren

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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 »

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How to Use the New McLaren’s Workshop App in Your Classroom

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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 »

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