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Norman McLaren’s Films Added to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register

August 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Awards, Canadian cinema, Documentary films, Film history and criticism, Filmmakers, Short films

As the CBC reports, “The UNESCO Memory of the World Register has selected McLaren’s films to be held in its heritage collection of the most significant world cultural artifacts. “McLaren’s Oscar-winning anti-war film Neighbours is among 82 films and 52 film tests to be preserved.” The Memory of the World program is aimed at the […]

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Eleven Roses

July 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Canadian cinema, Short films

Canadian filmmaker Pedram Goshtasbpour, for some reason, describes his short film  Eleven Roses (aka E1even Roses) (2008) as a “romantic comedy,” though it is more aptly seen as a 98 lb. weakling tale gone horribly wrong. Pedram, who is someone with whom I’ve had a productive, long-standing correspondence with, shows himself to be a expert […]

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SANDDE??? How the NFB Does (Drawn) 3D Stereoscopic Animation

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Canadian cinema, Stereoscopic films, Technology

Is this the future of drawn animation? The National Film Board of Canada has recently posted this fascinating film in which “Munro Ferguson explains the principles of the 3D Stereoscopic animation technique a.k.a. Sandde. He also shows us the lab where these short animations are shaped up.”

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beta.NFB.ca Goes Live

July 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Canadian cinema

PC World magazine reports that Over on beta.NFB.ca they’ve created a free, public online repository of [National Film Board of Canada] shorts and features, starting with over 300 films from their archives. The films can be shared and embedded YouTube-style, as well. This isn’t the first time the NFB has dipped into their vaults for […]

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