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Film and Television

New Media Arts



A production from a Calgary film workers union. The film and new media arts section of this website covers a number of disciplines, most of which have become major arts industries in only the last 20 years. Unlike the other art showcased here, many of these disciplines are highly technical, involving specialized knowledge in computers in addition to the requisite artistic merit.

Film, perhaps the most dynamic of the new media arts in the province, is a thriving industry. Alberta filmmakers have been producing award winning pieces since the early 1900s and as such, many funds and organizations have been set up to help encourage the industry.

Thanks to the stunning scenery available to filmmakers in Alberta, many television shows and films have been shot in the province. Though the demand for Alberta talent and locations is strong throughout Canada's television community, Alberta's own television industry is rooted in local media outlets which work to support their own artists.

Animation, though nearly as old as television itself, has come into its own following its success in prime time television and major motion pictures. Though Alberta's animators work on a less grand scale, the basic principles remain the same. As such, many artists find industry and public acclaim for their work.

Thousands of Albertan's are now employed in the new media arts industry, a sector which did not even exist just 20 years ago. The arts associated with new media include computer animation, digital film, and website design. Though a relatively new form of art, organizations, groups, and facilities have been built to accommodate this burgeoning industry.

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