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The Code Fractal geometry in nature and digital animation

Marcus du Sautoy describes how fractal geometry can be used to describe natural objects, and how it is used in digital animation. Trees use the simple rule of trying to maximize surface area, and this is something that can be simulated mathematically to give a very realistic result. Mandelbrot explored this fractal property of infinite complexity in his work, which ...
  • 2011
  • 00:05:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Cracking the Code Creating computer generated visual effects

Two young coders visit BBC TV Centre to find out how code is used in making Dr Who. We see archive Dr Who footage, and hear how the storyline used to be limited by the number of Dalek props that could be physically built. Science presenter Minna Kane tells us that modern episodes of Dr Who make extensive use of ...
  • 2013
  • 00:07:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The National Ottawa's fight with Netflix reignites age-old debate: what is Cancon and who should pay?

Canadian studios and production crews are busier than ever before, thanks in part to demand from foreign streaming giants such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. At the same time, those American behemoths are being accused of not contributing their fair share to produce Canadian content and culture. But what exactly constitutes Cancon?
  • 2019
  • 00:02:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2019

The National Diversity in film now extending to critics

CBC News looks at how the Toronto International Film Festival is helping more diverse movie reviewers in the spotlight this year.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2019

The National Indigenous community divided over who tells their stories

The issue is in the spotlight thanks to three feature films at the Toronto International Film Festival with Indigenous content. However two of them are directed by non-Indigenous directors.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2018

The National Canada's ballet gets high-tech makeover

CBC News got a behind-the-scenes look at how organizers plan to balance the classic art form with visual innovation.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/26/2018

The National Influential filmmakers react to state of Indigenous film in Canada

The National spoke to three influential filmmakers about the state of Indigenous film in Canada. CBC Radio host Duncan McCue is joined by filmmakers Lisa Jackson and Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and the director of Canada's new Indigenous Screen Office, Jesse Wente.
  • 2018
  • 00:10:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2018

The National Language barrier stops Canadian films from getting funding

A heavily criticized language barrier is stopping some Canadian films from getting money from the federal funding agency Telefilm Canada. To qualify for Telefilm funding, the movies must be in French, English or an Indigenous language. However, many films that win big at the Canadian Screen Awards are in other languages. Their directors hope Telefilm changes its rules soon so ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/13/2018

The National Black Panther: For black youth, more than a superhero movie

Marvel's Black Panther has arrived to critical acclaim, but artistic merit aside, for lots of black youth it's much more than a superhero movie. CBC News followed a group of teenagers who won a screening to Black Panther to find out what the movie means to them and the lessons they learned from seeing the groundbreaking film.
  • 2018
  • 00:08:40
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/08/2018

The Wild Canadian Year Making The Wild Canadian Year

Watch the incredible feats of endurance and technical wizardry needed to capture the sequences featured in the landmark series The Wild Canadian Year, winner of the inaugural Rob Stewart Award for Science and Nature Documentary at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/09/2017

Brand Canada America's Canada

A pop culture-fuelled audit of how American TV influences Canada's brand — through the perspective of the denizens of Mexico City.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/27/2017

True North Calling The Future

A young woman scrambles to finish a TV show against all the hurdles the north provides, while everyone else prepares for the next season.
  • 2017
  • 00:21:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2017

True North Calling New Beginnings

A TV producer in Iqaluit struggles to make a show entirely in Inuktitut as the farmers get a long-awaited addition to the farm.
  • 2017
  • 00:21:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 9

In this episode, a film project allows two women to explore and reconcile their conflicting feminist ideals. Plus, witness a collision between punk rock and opera and hear from the artists of Medellin, Columbia as they grapple with the importance of memory.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/25/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 7

Meet a young poet who tore up Instagram with a single photograph; a visual artist whose performance could be called back-breaking; and musician Peaches tells a story of when art equals danger.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/25/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 5 

In this episode, Exhibitionists visits artists who are tackling what gives them shivers of fear. One artist addresses the fear of moving on, a choreographer watches terrified as her work in progress is shown for the first time to a live audience, an actor faces the fear of failure, and we see an existential video about scary caves. Other artists and their ...
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/25/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 4

The theme for Episode 4 is wanderlust. David Trevelyan talks about his mask-making and sculpture in Bali; House of Venus founder Michael Venus discusses his films, culture and wearable-art headpieces. Gemini-nominated actress and producer Jennifer Podemski explains how she turns travelling for work into an opportunity for creative development. Also highlighted: Anick La Bissonniere, Owen Pallett and the students of ...
  • 2015
  • 00:21:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/14/2016

Cross Country Checkup Art and reconciliation

The Secret Path is a powerful film about an Indigenous boy who dies escaping a residential school. Does art — films, books and music — offer the best path to heal historical wrongs? Guests include Joseph Boyden, award-winning author of Three Day Road, The Orenda and most recently the novella Wenjack; Susan Aglukark, Inuk singer and songwriter; Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for ...
  • 2016
  • 01:53:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/10/2016

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 2

This episode on resistance opens with Salman Rushdie reading selected lyrics from hip hop icon Drake and street dance crew BUCC N FLVR shows off their krumping moves. Plus video collective The Creators Bureau looks at how people from battle-scarred parts of the world talk about how important movies were to them.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/08/2016

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 1

Exploring the theme of "beginnings," this episode profiles St. John's filmmaker Stephen Dunn whose film Closet Monster won the Best Canadian Feature Film at TIFF; flamenco dancer Anjelica Scannura and contemporary dancer Malgorzata Nowacka, who have combined their styles in Bird Bee Bat Attack; artist Takashi Iwasaki in Winnipeg; En Masse, a Montreal based multi-artist collaboration; choreographer/director ​Lenny DeLa Pena; and GIF ...
  • 2015
  • 00:21:40
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2016

Ideas Wachtel on the Arts: Agnieszka Holland

From her Oscar-nominated Holocaust films, Europa, Europa and In Darkness, to her most recent work about Soviet repression in Czechoslovakia, Agnieszka Holland focuses on the unconventional human stories that illuminate larger historical events. But that wasn’t always her plan. She was born in 1948, the year Stalinism took hold in Poland. Her mother was Catholic and her father Jewish — ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

The Fifth Estate Cruel Camera

As long as they've made movies, animals have been killed or injured to do it. In a landmark investigation over 25 years ago, The Fifth Estate's Bob McKeown uncovered an uncomfortable, even shocking, reality about moviemaking — animals, intentionally put in harm's way, abused, often killed to create the kind of cinematic excitement that draws a crowd. As well, The ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/27/2014

The Lang & O'Leary Exchange Diversity in Ads

There are concerns that minority groups are depicted very differently in commercials than white Canadians, perhaps even playing into outdated stereotypes. Amanda Lang looks at a new study that suggests race representation is problematic in ad campaigns. The University of Toronto's Shyon Baumann, lead author of that study, discusses advertising in Canada and its patterns of racism and bias.
  • 2013
  • 00:05:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

Doc Zone The Selling Game

The Selling Game is all about how marketers rang in a new gilded age of advertising. Digital media, the internet and cable TV have handed marketers incredibly powerful new keys to our hearts and minds, and wallets. The TV ad may be on the wane, but marketing is stronger than ever. It's a bizarre new world of persuasion.
  • 2007
  • 00:44:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Butting In: Big Tobacco Meets Big Media

An alarming investigation that exposes the corporate interests running TV news in the United States. Journalist Linden MacIntyre presents the true story behind the movie The Insider which dramatized 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace and Diane Sawyer's fight to broadcast whistleblower Dr. Jeffrey Wigand's story. Journalists, lawyers, tobacco industry experts and TV executives take sides in a story that questions journalistic ...
  • 1999
  • 00:48:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013