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from the internets: Chart Attack asks, Could This Be the Golden Age of the Animated Music Video?

By Mike Valiquette
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Good question. http://www.chartattack.com/features/2015/03/26/could-this-be-the-golden-age-of-the-animated-music-video/ They talk to our good pal Joel MacKenzie, who recently transplanted himself to Ottawa. And I’m going to use this as an excuse to share Lumberjacked again. Ta-daah! It also reminds me that I’m way overdue to look into the work of Chad VanGaalen again. He’s crazy awesome. I think it’s time… »

from the internets: Esquire’s talking about DHX’s new Inspector Gadget

By Mike Valiquette
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It’s great when “mainstream media” covers cartoons. We feel so privileged and honoured. It’s happening all the time these days in comics, and every story reads like they discovered comic books. So now here’s Esquire, doing a little piece on the relaunch of Inspector Gadget,… »

This Year’s YMA Emerging Talent Award is Going to Mike Geiger. Yep, THAT Mike Geiger

By Mike Valiquette
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The Youth Media Alliance (YMA) is proud to give its Outstanding Achievement Award to Andra Sheffer and its Emerging Talent Award to Mike Geiger. These distinguished professionals will be honoured at a gala to be held on May 27th at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio,… »


jobby: 2D Animators and Clean Up Artists, Cartoon Conrad, Halifax

By Mike Valiquette
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Cartoon Conrad Productions is on the hunt for a few more talented 2D animators and clean up artists! The project is based on the popular book “An Army of Frogs”… »

jobby: Senior FX Artists

By Mike Valiquette
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Waterproof Studios is looking for Senior FX Artists to work on our photo-real game cinematics projects. The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities: – 2+ years experience as an … »

jobby: Modelers and Surfacing Artists, Waterproof Studios, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette
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Waterproof Studios is looking for Modelers and Surfacing Artists to work on our photo-real game cinematics, animation and VFX projects. The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities: – 2+… »

jobby: Junior and Senior Animators, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette
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Waterproof Studios is looking for Junior and Senior Animators to work on our photo-real game cinematics, animation and VFX projects. The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities: – 2+… »

Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival Call for Entries

By Mike Valiquette
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The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is back for its seventh year, and the call for entries is now open.   Our Call for Entries is now open! We are… »

jobby: TAAFI Launches TAAFI Animation Job Fair, May 2nd, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Gaming, Broadcast and VFX Studios Converge on Toronto for One­-of­-a­-Kind Animation Job Fair TAAFI, Toronto’s Animation Festival helps the booming Canadian animation industry connect with much needed talent TORONTO, Ontario… »

press release: 9 Story Media Group Announces Sale of Hit Animated Comedy GET ACE to Boing France

By Mike Valiquette
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Toronto, Canada – March 24, 2015 – 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has licensed the hit animated comedy series Get Ace (52 x 11’) to… »

jobby: 3D Lighting Artist, Rocket Science VFX, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Rocket Science VFX is looking for talented lighting artists with other 3D generalist skills for our upcoming slate of projects. Job Duties: Responsible for shot lighting and rendering in a… »

jobby: Compositor, Rocket Science VFX, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Rocket Science VFX is looking to hire talented Digital Compositors for our upcoming slate of projects. Job Duties: The ability to seamlessly integrate 2D, 3D and live action elements in… »

jobby: 3D Artist, Rocket Science VFX, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Rocket Science VFX is looking for talented 3D artists with a broad generalist skill-set for our upcoming slate of projects. Job Duties: Proven artistic ability across multiple CG disciplines including… »

WACKATDOOO! by Benj Arcand!

By Mike Valiquette
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From Benjamin Arcand: After screening in more than 20 film festivals around the world, my film Wackatdooo is finally available online! Watch it and let me know what you think, if… »

jobby: Experienced Flash Animators, Little Tugboat, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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“The Adventures of Napkin Man” is returning for season 2. We are looking to add to our talented crew. In the coming weeks we will be interviewing experienced Flash animators,… »

jobby: Key Animators/Posing Artists (Flash), DHX Media, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette
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DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. 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… »

jobby: Storyboard Artists & Revisionists, 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 such as Kid vs. Kat and Martha Speaks. We are… »

from the internets: ALL THE HOTHOUSE FILMS

By Mike Valiquette
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This year’s crop of Hothouse short films are online for your viewing pleasure. I love this program. Years ago there was funding for what was called “calling card films”. An… »

jobby: Senior Simulation FX Artists, AIC Movie, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Senior Simulation FX Artists AIC Movie is looking for talented simulation fx artists to join our team in Toronto to work on feature films. We are looking for artists who… »

jobby: Matter Painters, AIC Movie, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Matte Painters The Matte Painting Artist works under the supervision of the Lighting Supervisor. They are responsible for the technical planning of the work and creates missing objects and visuals… »

jobby: Compositors, AIC Movie, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Compositors:AIC Movie is seeking experienced Nuke Artists for work at our Toronto Office Key Purpose of the Job: To seamlessly integrate all the elements of a shot, including live-action and CG… »

jobby: Experienced Flash Posers, Slap Happy Cartoons, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette
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Slap Happy Cartoons is seeking experienced Flash artists to join their Key Posing team on Nerds & Monsters Season 2. Positions available immediately! Limited to Canadian citizens / BC residents,… »

events: IN CONVERSATION WITH… PETE DOCTER AT TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX ON MARCH 23

By Mike Valiquette
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Pixar Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning director joins Richard Crouse for a special onstage conversationToronto – TIFF welcomes Pete Docter, Academy Award®-winning director and Vice President, Creative at Pixar Animation Studios,… »

from the internets: Canadian TV? Cancon Overhaul from the CRTC, daytime requirement on local broadcaster drops to ZERO %

By Mike Valiquette
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So, this is a thing that is happening: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/crtc-eases-canadian-content-quotas-for-tv-1.2992132 I don’t even know what this means yet. Canadian “local” TV stations no longer have any requirement to air Canadian content… »

jobby: Producer, Nelvana, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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Nelvana Limited A CORUS Entertainment Company Producer 12 Month Contract Position   The Producer is responsible for managing all physical aspects of production including; budgets, schedules and day-to-day operations. Working… »

Jobby: Production Manager, Little Tugboat, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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“The Adventures of Napkin Man” is returning for season 2. We are looking to add to our growing crew. In the coming weeks we will be interviewing qualified candidates for… »

jobby: VFX Artist, 9 Story Media Group, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette
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9 Story Media Group is an industry leading creator, producer and distributor of award-winning animated and live action content for young audiences around the world. 9 Story has produced over 900… »

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