Crash Course has a playlist of videos that delve into film history. Learn about the history of one of our most powerful mediums. Episode topics include: the first movie camera, the language of film, the silent era, world cinema and documentaries. There are also episodes about the technical side of filmmaking.
This Crash Course playlist is an engaging exploration of film production. Learn about scriptwriting, the filmmaker's army, sound production, the role of producers, the cinematographer, the grip and more.
These two videos explore the very beginnings of the literary and movie genre we now consider "romantic comedy" with clips from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. The videos focus on the relationships between Benedick/Beatrice and Hero/Claudio.
Listen to selected conversations with innovative and influential creative figures in film, TV, and digital media -- including Robert Altman, Tim Robbins, David Cronenberg, Terry Gilliam, Tommy Lee Jones, and many others.
Discover the NFB’s online collection of Indigenous-made films. You will find animated films, documentaries and more. Click on Films, Directors or Subjects to filter the results or browse through the entire list. You can also filter by age of film.
How far have visual effects come in the past 100 years? In this TED talk, Don Levy takes us on a visual journey through special effects, from the fakery of early technology to the seamless marvels of modern filmmaking.
This exhibition looks at the world from which Mary Shelley came, at how popular culture has embraced the Frankenstein story, and at how Shelley's creation continues to illuminate the blurred, uncertain boundaries of what we consider "acceptable" science.
What is a dystopia? The genre of dystopia has captured the imaginations of artists and audiences since Jonathan Swift. This video explains how dystopias act as cautionary tales – not about some particular government or technology, but the very idea that humanity can be molded into an ideal shape.
This video provides insight into some of the key themes in the writing of Virginia Woolf. "Virginia Woolf shapes the slippery nature of subjective experience into words, while her characters frequently lead inner lives that are deeply at odds with their external existence."