Film Board of Canada

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Shortly before the end of my senior year, Eric Timmerman, our film/animation professor, gave four of us the opportunity to visit the famed Film Board of Canada in Montreal. We were treated to a tour of the facility and met a number of filmmakers as they worked in their studios. Many were producing stop motion animations.

The most impactful thing I saw while touring, by far, was one of the very first stop motion computer animations being filmed directly from a monitor. It was just a simple stick figure, as computer graphics were still in their infancy in 1980. However, I saw s huge potential in using computers to create art and animations. I determined right then to further investigate computer imaging when the opportunity presented itself.

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