• The Tesla World Light

    2,138 views 1 year ago
    New York, 1905. Visionary inventor Nikola Tesla makes one last appeal to J.P. Morgan, his onetime benefactor. Inspired by real events, this electrifying short is a spectacular burst of image and sound that draws as much from the tradition of avant-garde cinema as it does from animated documentary.

    Directed by Matthew Rankin - 2017 | 8 min

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    Streamers is a webseries that gives voice to video game streamers in an attempt to understand their relationship to the world, this new for of social interaction, and the codes of the streaming craze. In four 10-minute episodes, Streamers showcases the questions and reflections stemming from Will’s four year-long immersion in Twitch, a platform where video game streamers broadcast their performances in real time to an audience of viewers. The series explores four major themes: community engagement, the language and codes of Twitch, the monetization of streaming, and the balance between online and offline life.
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    • NFB Pause | Regina Pessoa - Duration: 119 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Animated filmmaker Regina Pessoa learned to draw with her uncle Thomas by sketching with charcoal on the walls of the family home in Portugal. Today, she pays tribute to him.
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      • 1 month ago
      A group of UQAM students designed Clit Me, a mobile educational game that explores female sexual satisfaction by focusing on the clitoris. The Jeunes Pousses internship is a joint initiative from t...
    • NFB Pause | Jenny Salgado - Duration: 90 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      To write the soundtrack for his documentary Kenbe La, filmmaker Will Prosper turned to Jenny Salgado, a.k.a. J-Kyll, who drew from Haitian music and soundscapes for the project. The composer welcom...
    • NFB Pause | From fine arts to animation - Duration: 85 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Randall Finnerty’s name appears in the credits of over a hundred NFB films. With a background in fine arts painting, Randall brings a unique expertise to his role as Technical Specialist in our Ani...
    • NFB Pause | New technologies in film animation - Duration: 75 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      At the NFB, both new and old technologies co-exist in harmony. For our Animation Studio Technical Director, Eloi Champagne, this means staying up-to-date on innovative production methods—including ...
    • NFB Pause | In the animation studios with Eloi and Randall - Duration: 116 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Every day, Eloi Champagne and Randall Finnerty assist NFB animators with their films. Follow along in the studios as they work their magic.
    • NFB Pause - Carol Beecher and Kevin D.A. Kurytnik - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Nature wants its pound of flesh.

      Directors Carol Beecher and Kevin Kurytnik discuss the consequences of arrogance and greed in their allegorical short Skin for Skin – and explain how the Hudson’s...
    • NFB Pause - Moïse Marcoux-Chabot - Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      In Québec’s Gaspé region, communities are embracing concepts like degrowth and food autonomy. Filmmaker Moïse Marcoux-Chabot has made a unique documentary series on the topic – Ramaillages.
    • NFB Pause | The Holiday Season is here! - Duration: 49 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      As the Holidays approach, we’ve pulled a number of memorable films from our collection and archives to take you on a journey back in time. Watch our selection of free films:

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    • NFB Pause - East of the Rockies - Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      A story by Joy Kogawa and Jam3.

      Together they pause to show us East of the Rockies, an augmented-reality narrative set in the Slocan Japanese internment camp of WWII and told from the perspective...
    • NFB Pause - Jean-François Caissy - Duration: 3 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      After following 12-weeks of Basic Training with Canadian Armed Forces recruits, Jean-François Caissy reflects on his experience, upcoming documentary (First Stripes) and his new found skills.
    • NFB Pause - Christine Chevarie-Lessard - Duration: 2 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      From the top of their bun to the tip of their toes, nothing less than perfection is acceptable. Christine Chevarie-Lessard follows 4 young classical dance protégés in ‘A Delicate Balance’.
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