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showcase: Black Sugar, by Jiani Cao

By Mike Valiquette
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Finally! I caught a look at this film at the Sheridan Gradshow last spring, and was hooked. The design is amazing, from the individual characters to the overall art direction. Jiani understands how colour design works as a storytelling tool. That’s something that few artists ever really grasp, and she’s making a solid attempt in… »

More Networks, Less Animation.

By Mike Valiquette
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A few weeks ago, Playback reported that a new movie channel, Starlight, that shows nothing but Canadian movies, would be getting a Category B broadcast license. Awesome! The all-Canadian movie channel Starlight has finally got its broadcast licence from the CRTC. After earlier being denied a… »

jobby: Animation Supervisor(Flash Series), DHX Media, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette
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Animation Supervisor (Flash Animation Series) DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows such as Kid vs. Kat and Martha Speaks. Employing a team of more than 200 of Canada’s top artists, our… »


jobby: Junior Character Animator, DHX Media, Halifax

By Mike Valiquette
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Job Title: Junior Character Animator Job Type: Contract Location: Halifax, NS, Canada DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia is seeking talented 3D Character Animators to join… »

jobby: Senior 3D Character Animator, DHX Media, Halifax

By Mike Valiquette
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Job Title: Senior 3D Character Animator Job Type: Contract Location: Halifax, NS, Canada   DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia is seeking a talented 3D Character… »

jobby: 2D Effects (FX) Artist, DHX Media, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette
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DHX Media – Vancouver is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows. We are also proud to employ a team of more… »

from the internets: Gloryosky responds to Canadaland’s Cartoon Sweatshop Podcast

By Mike Valiquette
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A few weeks back, animator Adam Hines, perhaps best know as one half of the already-missed Guys With Pencils podcast, got himself interviewed on Canadaland, where he spoke about the… »

jobby: 2D Digital Animators, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette
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Ottawa, ON – We are currently seeking talented 2D Digital Animators at all levels for an exciting high profile production with worldwide exposure. This position is an excellent opportunity for highly skilled and motivated… »

jobby: Producer, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette
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Ottawa, ON – Reporting directly to the VP of Production, we are currently seeking an individual with strong Producer skills to work on exciting, high-profile productions with international exposure. We… »

press release: Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival presents Behind-the-Scenes of The Boxtrolls and Robot Chicken

By Mike Valiquette
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The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival Behind-the-Scenes of The Boxtrolls and Robot Chicken September 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2014 Montreal, August 26, 2014 – The sixth edition of the Montreal… »

Last episode of Guys With Pencils Podcast

By Mike Valiquette
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Here it is: http://guyswithpencils.tumblr.com/post/95741176775/guys-with-pencils-ep175-thats-all-folks-well It was a great run. Thanks to Adam and Andrew for 4 years of informative, entertaining podcasting. GWP will be… »

call for entries: 18th Japan Media Arts Festival

By Mike Valiquette
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18th Japan Media Arts Festival | Call for Entries Deadline: 2 September 2014 (18:00 Japan Standard Time) The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media… »

jobby: 2D Animators, Cartoon Conrad, Halifax

By Mike Valiquette
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Cartoon Conrad is on the hunt for talented 2D animators! Would you consider moving to the Halifax region of Nova Scotia, Canada’s East Coast hub and ocean playground? We are… »

jobby: Water FX Artist, Nerd Corps Entertainment, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette
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About Us Nerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is one of North America’s largest privately owned animation studios, boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League… »

jobby: Pipeline Technical Director, Nerd Corps Entertainment, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette
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About Us Nerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is one of North America’s largest privately owned animation studios, boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League… »

from the internets: Nelvana was going to produce a Doctor Who animated series?

By Mike Valiquette
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According to BlogTo, it almost happened…. »

jobby: Storyboard Revisionists, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette
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Ottawa, ON – We are currently seeking Storyboard Revisionists to join our team for an exciting new production with worldwide exposure. This is a long term contract which may offer… »

jobby: Junior Storyboard Artists, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette
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Ottawa, ON – We are currently seeking Junior Storyboard Artists to join our team for an exciting new production with worldwide exposure. This is a long term contract which may… »

jobby: Storyboard Artists, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette
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Ottawa, ON – We are currently seeking experienced Storyboard Artists to join our team for an exciting new production with worldwide exposure. This position reports to the Director. Type: Permanent/In-house Salary:… »

press release: OIAF Spotlights Walt Disney Animation Studios

By Mike Valiquette
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WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS IN SPOTLIGHT AT THE OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL OTTAWA (August 20, 2014) – Presented with the support of Celebrate Ontario and Walt Disney Animation Studios, the… »

jobby: Layout Artist, Awesometown Entertainment, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Company Description International industry expertise has led to content development for audiences all around the world. Actively pursuing high value Intellectual Property (IP), Awesometown utilizes extensive knowledge and experience, coupled… »

jobby: Director (CG Series), Arc Productions, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for an Animation Director to join our team. With over 250 artists and… »

events: CARTOONAPALOOZA for CHEO, Ottawa, September 11th

By Mike Valiquette
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We’re big fans of community-building here at CAR, that much should be obvious. Based in Toronto, we kind of take some of it for granted. We’ve got year round events… »

OIAF/TAC 2014: Iron Developer. Have you got what it takes?

By Mike Valiquette
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Calling all Writer/Artist teams! We’re seeking two eager artist/writer teams that will step up to the plate and participate in this year’s Iron Developer, a live development exercise where the… »

jobby: Animators, Yowza Digital/Switch Animation, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Animators, Yowza Digital/Switch Animation, Toronto Yowza Digital/Switch Ent. is looking for animators for a classically animated show done in Flash. Candidates must be comfortable working with Cintiqs. Knowledge of Flash… »

jobby: Gaming Animator, Genesis Gaming INC, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette
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Gaming Animator Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada Department: Art Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Experienced The Company Our business is booming! Our fun and cool mix of talent is world class… »

festivals: Vancouver Short Film Festival call for submissions

By Mike Valiquette
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The 5th annual edition of the Vancouver Short Film Festival has opened its call for submissions. No time limit is enforced, but the shorter, the better. The director or producer… »

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