Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Girl Who Hated Books: An NFB film

Wonderful animated short film from the NFB, The Girl Who Hated Books. You can probaly guess with a title like that, that this book starts out with a character, Meena, who hates books, but of course in the end, she discovers the endless joys of reading! A great way to celebrate Book Week.

Digital Storytelling: What Makes Good Story?

With the creation of stories using digital media becoming increasingly popular, we should begin to ask ourselves "what makes a good story?" This is a collection of links to short documentary and animated films from the New York Times Videos site. Watch these and decide for yourself, "What makes a good story?" Let's build this list together. Please post your comments.

Films about Art
A studio, Animated

Haiti's Enduring Creativity

Forbidden Art in China

A Film about the Environment
Saving Sea Turtles, One Nest at a Time

Short Biography clip on Brad Pitt
New York Times Shorts: The First Ones

Here's a trailer for a film produced by the NFB (National Film Board of Canada)
What are the features of a catchy trailer?

Autobiographical Short Titled: "Away"

Semi- biographical: "Blossom"

On the Importance of Recording our Personal Stories from "Caputring Reality: The Art of the Documentary

There's nothing like a good old fashioned story! A Canadian classic, The Sweater by: Sheldon Cohen