building storyworlds: My Tribe, Out My Window, and... →
buildingstoryworlds: I was surprised at how much I enjoyed these projects. I’ve never quite navigate through an entire interactive narrative before, so to find I was engaged and interested and CAPABALE of weaving my way through these was a pleasant realization. My Tribe This was the simplest project I looked…
weird-waters: Film Review: “Get Animated!” short showcase at the NFB Toronto throws up so much great Arts events some can just fly under the radar, and if I hadn’t had the opportunity to catch the last screening “Get Animated!” today at 4pm, then it would have flown under for me too. But thankfully I made it to the screen in the NFB on John St. which is the antithesis of the cineplex across...
Another NFB interactive →
dominicb003: Quite an immersive experience… However it is quite linear. I would be interested to see a more complex story experience. However this works quite well… The drones start to get a bit much after a while…
Renaissance Dad: Genius You May Know - Norman... →
renaissancedad: Norman McLaren, CC, CQ (11 April 1914 – 27 January 1987) was a Scottish-born Canadian animator and film director known for his work for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). He was a pioneer in a number of areas of animation and filmmaking, including drawn on film animation, visual music,…
building storyworlds: NFB Interactive Reactions →
buildingstoryworlds: Flawed “Flawed” is a simple and sweet, yet somewhat troubling short film. It’s six minutes of fast-motion cartoon painting backed by a voiceover by the creator, Andrea Dorfman, who recalls her experiences with plastic surgery and her own issue with her big nose. Beyond being a bit of a…
Highrise: The One Millionth Tower →
buildingstoryworlds: I was originally attracted to the Highrise project because there’s a highrise in the neighborhood where I grew up that looks almost identical to the Toronto building(s) where the animated documentary component (dubbed “One Millionth Tower”) of this project is based. In this six minute piece, some of the residents of these monstrous buildings diagnosis the construction of...
Canada Vignettes: Log Driver’s Waltz (1979) by John Weldon Easily one of the most often-requested films in the NFB collection, Kate and Anna McGarrigle sing along to the tale of a young girl who loves to dance and chooses to marry a log driver over his more well-to-do competitor.