Archive for May, 2009

ANGORA NAPKIN!!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

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Review of ECUAD Animation Gradshow

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Reader Craig Long graciously supplied a review of the Emily Carr Animation Gradshow mentioned here. *Review of Short Fuse, ECUAD Animation Grad Show* As I think back to my formative last days of university, I remember feeling a strange mix of emotions when instructors would assign an open-ended final project. With limitations that stretch only… »

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TAIS presents: Shira Avni

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

If I were in Toronto, I’d be here: Toronto Animated Image Society in partnership with the National Film Board Mediatheque presents: ANIMATING THE DOCUMENTARY WITH SHIRA AVNI Screening and Discussion with Shira Avni Saturday, May 30th, 2009 1:00 pm ­ 3:00 pm At the NFB Cinema, 150 John Street FREE Admission Animating Under the Camera… »

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Animation Course at Red Deer College

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Posting up a link here to an animation course being offered this summer at Red Deer College in Alberta.  It’s being taught by a friend and colleague of mine, Jose Pou.  Jose is a wonderful guy, really loves to teach, and is a top notch animator.  When John K was in Ottawa doing Ripping Friends… »

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Job openings at Fuel Industries, Ottawa

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Game Developer Game Developers work with the creative team to develop casual and branded games for Fuel Industries and its clients. Together, we adapt new technologies, break new ground, and think down new paths on… VIEW JOB iPhone Developer Fuel Industries is more than a typical brand building company – we’re a gaming studio and… »

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9 Trailer

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

The final, high-def trailer for the upcoming feature “9” is online. Produced by Starz animation in Toronto, this thing looks pretty cool. Lots of celebrity voices, but they seem to have been chosen not necessarily for star factor, but more for their vocal qualities, plus Tim Burton’s name is attached, so that draws folks in…. »

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Runaway, by Cordell Barker, wins audience prize in Cannes

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Word is in from France that Runaway, by Cordell Barker, has won the Petit Rail d’Or prize for best short film.  This award is unique in that it is apparently given by a group of railwaymen who attend the Cannes festival each year. Congratulations to Mr…. »

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Pitch This! in Ottawa

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

The deadline for Pitch This!, at the Television Animation Conference in Ottawa this fall, is August 15th.  I grabbed some info from their website for those of you who aren’t familiar with the event: Pitch THIS! gives producers the opportunity to steal everybody’s attention by presenting their new project to everyone in the TAC audience,… »

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OIAF entry deadline approaching

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Ottawa International Animation Festival: No entry fee. No limit to creativity. No excuse for missing the deadline. OTTAWA, ONTARIO (May 21, 2009) – Animators have just a few more days to get their applications in to North America’s biggest animation festival. Thousands of animators, students and studio executives will flock to the Canada’s capital from… »

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Short animation: Charged

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

CHARGED – Animated Short Film from Collin T on Vimeo. This is the film I wrote about a few weeks back, “Charged”, by Collin Tsandilis, Trent Correy, and Mayrhosby Yeoshen, from Algonquin College. It’s online at Vimeo and they’ve got it over at Digg.com as well, so head on over and vote for the sucker. … »

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VanArts offering masterclass in Montreal with Pixar artists

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

EVENT INFO: Masterclass with PIXAR Artists VanArts presents a rare and exciting opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s most talented artists. Join story artist Matthew Luhn and animator Andrew Gordon, both of PIXAR Animation Studios, as they conduct a 2-day Masterclass in Animation and Story Development. This masterclass is geared toward not only… »

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PEI International Film Festival, Final call for entries

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

With a category for Best Animation, head on over the the PEI International Film Festival site.  Tomorrow is the last day to get your film submitted. Info at the… »

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Toronto After Dark Film Festival, final call for entries

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Got this in from the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Act fast, deadline is tomorrow! Call for Entries, Final Deadline: Friday, May 15, 2009! ATTENTION: HORROR, SCI-FI, ACTION, ANIMATION AND CULT FILMMAKERS This is the very last chance for you to submit your short or feature film to this year’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival…. »

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Official word on Fatkat closure

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Well, as reported here last night, Fatkat Animation, of Miramichi, NB, is closed. Word went up on the studio blog today from Gene Fowler. Here’s some of what he had to say: Alot of stuff has happened in the 10 years that the Fatkat brand has been kicking around, though mostly all in the last… »

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Troy Little presents: Angora Napkin!

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Tonight!  In Ottawa!  One night only! Fresh off his appearance at TCAF in Toronto, Troy Little is in Ottawa to sign copies of his various printed work… right now actually, at the Comic Shoppe on Bank Street.  After that, rumour has it he’ll be screening a sneak peak of his Teletoon Pilot for Angora Napkin. … »

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Fatkat closes doors

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Gene Fowler posted to his LinkedIn profile last night: closing down Fatkat and ramping up Loogaroo. Oh the life of an Entrepreneur! Over on Facebook, his work info now lists him as Executive Producer at Loogaraoo, which he describes as: a new start up company picking up where Fatkat left off. But with more deliciousness…. »

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Pixar-Vancouver update

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Got a heads up over the weekend on what to expect out of Pixar-Vancouver. This is completely unofficial, know-a-guy-who-knows-a-guy, info. There’s pretty much zero official word on what the recruiting effort will be in Canada. We’re being told to simply check out the pixar.com website. It will likely be between 3 to 6 months before… »

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Recruiting Event, Starz Animation

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Toronto Received this today: Looks like Starz is puttin’ on the push. If you’ve got 3D chops, go sell… »

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Pixar to Open Vancouver Studio

Friday, May 8th, 2009

(via Vancouversun.com) For reals! Pixar is scouting locations for a new studio in Vancouver. The Canadian facility will be responsible for shorts production, a niche that is essentially the building blocks of the Pixar empire and has won the studio countless awards. Word is they will be employing roughly 75 to 100 animators and will… »

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