Archive for August, 2009

Weekly Rex Bunyan

Monday, August 31st, 2009

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Weekend Reading: OIAF 09 Poster “controversy”

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Ok. I’m going to diginify this with a post. A while back, Amid Amidi posted an image of this year’s OIAF poster. People commmented. Sheridan Instructor Peter Emslie posted a reaction to it on his blog. Lots of people commented. Chris Robinson, Artistic Director of the Festival, posted about it on his blog. People commented…. »

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from the internets

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Happy 70th birthday, NFB:  animated films screening in Montreal. Claude Robinson wins plagiarism case against Cinar/Cookie Jar.  Judge awards Robinson 5.2 million Canadian and orders Cookie Jar to cease production on Robinson Sucroe series and hand over existing prints to Robinson.  More here. Quite a bit more here. Well, the African continent is officially the… »

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More from Ottawa, Amberwood is excited about their Gemini Noms!

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

I know I already posted the Gemini nominations, but I’m going to single out my friends at Amberwood on their multiple nominations for Rollbots. I’m old pals with Craig Young over there, and I’ve spoken with him extensively about this show, and what it means to the company and their future. Amberwood went out on… »

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Straight outta Ottawa, David Silverman and Josh Selig headlining at TAC

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

MEDIA ADVISORY Wednesday, August 26, 2009 – Ottawa, Ontario ANIMATOR DAVID SILVERMAN (THE SIMPSONS) AND PRODUCER JOSH SELIG (WONDER PETS!) TO HEADLINE TAC! Industry professionals planning to attend the 2009 Television Animation Conference (TAC) will want to order their passes soon so not to miss this year’s keynote speaker lineup. David Silverman, best known for… »

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3D Object Animation Workshop with Neil Burns, Last Chance!!!

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

3-D OBJECT ANIMATION Make your still imagery come to life! Spots still available! Workshop date: SUNDAY AUGUST 30th, 10AM – 6PM + 4 hours practice time This one-day workshop will examine traditional 3-D clay, foam and object animation using various films as examples and will culminate in the creation of a group-made 3-D animation. The… »

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(updated!)Teletoon to air remaining episodes of Life’s a Zoo

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Heard from Cameron Archer, of URBMN. I linked to him regarding the remaining episodes of Life’s a Zoo that were sitting on the shelf at Teletoon. Apart from picking up a Gemini nom, the final seven episodes have made their way off the shelf and onto the schedule for this fall. Update: “We’re looking forward… »

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Best direction in an animated series, Gemini Nominations

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series Kevin Micallef Grossology Swamp Gas David Bowes Jibber Jabber “Race to the Red Planet”/ “Pride of Frankenstein” George Elliott, Joey So Rollbots Training Day Cam Lizotte Wapos Bay Raven Power Dennis Jackson Wapos Bay Raiders of the Lost… »

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Geminis announced!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Best Animated Program or Series Jibber Jabber p. David Bowes, Jim Corbett (Jibber Jabber Toons Ltd.)Life’s a Zoo.tv p. Adam Shaheen (Cuppa Coffee Studios, Teletoon) Rick and Steve, The Happiest Gay Couple in all the World p. Adam Shaheen, Christine Davis, Jaelyn Galbraith (Cuppa Coffee Studios) Rollbots p. Jonathan Wiseman, Chantal Ling, Sheldon Wiseman (Amberwood… »

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Ponyo review by Dominic von Riedemann

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

This is coming a little late, but our friend Dominic reviewed Hayao Miyazaki’s latest, Ponyo, over at Suite 101. Read it here. I managed to catch an advanced screening of Ponyo a few weeks ago.  I loved it.  This movie marked a stylistic departure for Miyazaki.  The animation is simple and elegant, and the art… »

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Jobby: FX Artist, CORE Digital Pictures, Toronto

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures located in downtown Toronto is currently looking for experienced FX Artists to work on a dynamic new pre-teen animated series that will be aired on a major U.S. television network. The company was founded in 1994 and is one of Canada’s leading digital visual effects and animation studios. Over a decade later,… »

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Jobby: Surfacing/Texture Artist, Rainmaker, Vancouver

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Overall Accountability The Surfacing/Texture Artist implements or “paints” surface texturing on animated characters, props and/or environments. Duties &  Responsibilities Creates and maintains desired surface look and feel for characters, props and environments with direction from the Art Director. Handles the more complex and technically demanding Surfacing setups. Sets up standard surface textures and readies surface… »

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Jobby: Main Character Animator, Ubisoft, Montreal

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Purpose of Position The incumbent will be responsible for the entire animation of the main character on one of our renowned license Missions – Contribute to the definition of the main character’s psyche and persona – Translate the main character’s personality through its movements, using animation (Role interpretation) – Work closely with the Animation Director… »

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Jobby: VP, Business Development, Rainmaker, Vancouver

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Position: Vice President Business Development Reports To: President Duties and Responsibilities • Expand and develop a wide roster of work-for-hire clients. • Keep abreast of all work-for-hire projects in production. • Client Relations; As determined by President, act as point person for any new potential work-for- hire clients. • Point person to define strategy for… »

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Weekly Rex Bunyan

Monday, August 24th, 2009

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Jobby: Intermediate and Senior Animators, Guru Studio, Toronto

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Guru Studio is looking for exceptional Intermediate and Senior Animators for an Emmy award winning children’s series, to start immediately. A background in art, showing a solid understanding of physical motion, dance, weight and balance would be an asset. Job Summary Under the direct supervision of the unit’s animation supervisor and lead animator, you will… »

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From the Internets

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

7 leftover episode’s of Cuppa Coffee stopmo show, Life’s a Zoo shelved by Teletoon.  But they are airing reruns of “Bromwell High, King of the Hill and John Callahan’s Quads!“.  I’m fine with King of the Hill reruns being on TV somewhere indefinitely, but Quads and Bromwell high bore me to tears.  I know, let’s… »

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Mark Capello VS Cartoon Conrad, the interview

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Repeated contributor, Mr Mark Capello(in bold), recently sat down with Luke Conrad and Adam King, the principals at Cartoon Conrad in Sackville NS. The three discuss animation, the growth of Cartoon Conrad, Jesus, and Simon Cowell. I just want to start this interview by asking you guys about Cartoon Conrad, what are the types of… »

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Jobby: Experienced Harmony Animators, Big Bad Boo Studios, Vancouver

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Animator with 1+ years of ToonBoom Harmony animation experience. Basic character modeling knowledge is a plus. Responsible for providing key animation, incorporating animation supervisor, director and producer notes and completing all in between animation. We are a young studio looking for energetic and talented team players who know the software and can positively contribute to… »

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John Kricfalusi offering online animation education

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

John K has been posting tutorials on his blog for some time now, but it looks like he’s getting serious. Introducing: John K’s Cartoon College For Free. Here John explains his reasons for doing this: Part of my reason for giving away free training is selfish. The kind of cartoons I make require these skills,… »

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Weekly Rex Bunyan comic

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Darren posted this yesterday, I’m the one running… »

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Jobby: Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa, Character Designer, Board Artist

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Character Designer Type: Full-Time Employee Salary: TBD Start Date: Immediately Company Info: Mercury Filmworks is a young, progressive company, establishing itself as one of Canada’s leading independent studios located in Ottawa, Ontario. Mercury is proud to be associated with clients like Disney, Warner Bros., Universal Cartoon Studios, National Geographic, Cartoon Network Studios, MTV, Nelvana, Teletoon… »

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Jobby: Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa: 2D Digital Animator, Harmony Compositor

Friday, August 14th, 2009

2D Digital Animator Type: Full-Time Employee Salary: TBD Start Date: Immediately Company Info: Mercury Filmworks is a young, progressive company, establishing itself as one of Canada’s leading independent studios located in Ottawa, Ontario. Mercury is proud to be associated with clients like Disney, Warner Bros., Universal Cartoon Studios, National Geographic, Cartoon Network Studios, MTV, Nelvana,… »

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Michael Goldsmith leaves Teletoon for Family Channel/Disney Playhouse Canada

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Came across the report here. Goldsmith has been a fixture at Teletoon for many years, and recently was instrumental in their Pilot Program.  I was waiting on an interview with him on that very topic.  Looks like that will have to wait. I’ve heard rumours that might give some idea of who could be replacing… »

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3D Artist, Alchemy, Toronto

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Alchemy (http://www.helloalchemy.com), a Toronto-based motion studio is looking for a kickass 3D artist. We are looking for a 3D prodigy who can keep pace with a group of artists who are always pushing the potential of every project. We are a Maya studio so you must be a Maya artist, we are in Toronto so… »

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Iron Giant Project, courtesy of Labyrinth Bookstore

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Thanks to Mark Mayerson for spreading the word on this one. Labyrinth Bookstore in Toronto is sponsoring an Iron Giant art show to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the classic film.  They’re looking for original art inspired by the movie.  There’s a blog here to track the project, and the info is available here. I… »

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Sheridan workstations for sale

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

(via Mark Mayerson) Hey All, Three years have gone by so fast!!! It is time again to sell off all of our current workstations to make room for the new ones for the next 3 years. We are only selling the workstations not the monitors. We are using the Monitors for next year so we… »

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Call for Entries: Animae Caribe

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Animae Caribe is coming up: September 28th to October 4th. The application deadline is drawing near: September 1st, 2009. There’s no application fee, so it’s a great chance to get your film into an international competition. Animae Caribe has been around for seven years and is based out of Trinidad & Tobago. They have a… »

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Weekly Rex Bunyan comic

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Yes, Rex.  Of course they… »

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Jobbby: 3D Animator, Privateer Productions, Halifax

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Position Title: 3D animator Name: Privateer Productions Inc. Job Type: Contract CG Opportunities – Animator CG production based in Halifax, Nova Scotia seeks a talented 3D Animator possessing extensive experience and knowledge of the principles of character motion to join our growing team. Strong working knowledge of Maya required. Studio environment is fast-paced and committed… »

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From the Internets

Friday, August 7th, 2009

More coverage of the official selection for the OIAF. 22 Canadian films this year, with representation in every category. Artistic Director Chris Robinson: “We’re always extremely proud to show off Canadian talent in addition to providing a platform for animators around the globe to showcase their work. But this year goes above and beyond what… »

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Canadian Animation on Sundance Channel: Animation Bizarro

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Found this. Looks cool. A few familiar creators. Take a… »

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The Insatiable Mr. Banks, formerly from Fatkat, now from Loogaroo

Friday, August 7th, 2009

video after the jump. The Insatiable Mr.Banks from Loogaroo on… »

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Jobby: Animation Art Director, Ubisoft, Montreal

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Animation Art Director Ubisoft, producer, editor and distributor of video games, interactive software, and multimedia applications situated in a loft in the heart of Mile-End, Montreal, offers a stimulating work environment where creativity, friendliness and leading edge technology are how what we pride ourselves in. You will benefit from a competitive salary and a range… »

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OAIF announces official selection for 2009 competition

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

MEDIA ADVISORY Wednesday August 5, 2009 – Ottawa, Ontario OTTAWA ANIMATORS BATTLE IT OUT IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION! Ottawa animators Benjamin Woodyard, Nick Cross and Dave Cooper will be among the competitors in the Ottawa International Animation Festival’s (OIAF) prestigious international competition. The OIAF, North America’s largest and most important animation festival, takes place October 14-18… »

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CGMovement workshop, August 16th, Vancouver

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Via facebook: About the workshop: ============= As our group’s mission is to promote interactions and learning within the 3D animation community, we would like to invite you to join us at our next Animation Workshop on August 16th, 2009! What it is is that each volunteer will bring forth a short tutorial piece that he/she… »

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TAIS! August Incubator, August 5th, Toronto

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Join other animators and wannabe animators for an informal meetup and cameraless animation workshop. Show your works in progress, share animation knowledge and network with other animators all while scratching, painting or inking away on provided film stock. TAIS reps will be on hand with all the tools and know-how you’ll require to get working… »

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Weekly Rex Bunyan comic

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

It was a long weekend here in Ontario yesterday, so I failed to post the weekly Rex Bunyan strip from Darren Rawlings. A day late, but here ya go…. »

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Jobby: MPC Vancouver, Multiple positions

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

MPC is one of the world’s leading post production facilities creating high-end digital visual effects for the television and feature film industries. MPC Vancouver is currently hiring for the following roles: Co-ordinator Systems Administrator Senior Compositors Compositors To apply for any of these positions, please send your resume and reel, if applicable, to mpcvancouverrecruiting@moving-picture.com Co-ordinator… »

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Jobby: 3D Developers, Pulse Learning

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

We are seeking Canada based 3D Developers. Candidates must be able to pass an enhanced security check, and must live in Canada. 3D Developers; well-rounded professionals with experience in multiple areas of production. They have a genuine enthusiasm and interest in mechanical animations, visual storytelling and/or modeling. They understand what makes an animation or project… »

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Jobby: Character Artist, Rockstar Games, Oakville, ON

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Character Artist at Rockstar Games Rockstar Games is looking for an enthusiastic, talented and personable Character Artist to join our Oakville team. This position creates high poly and low poly 3D models for our games. Applicants must be highly motivated and organized, able to work as a part of a team, while also possess the… »

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Jobby: More openings at Rainmaker in Vancouver

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Stereoscopic Supervisor (feature film) Overall Accountability The Stereoscopic Supervisor is responsible for the technical and aesthetic aspects of the stereoscopic rendering and viewing of the film. Working with the Director to ensure the aesthetic and story requirements are being addressed, the Stereoscopic Supervisor also ensures that the camera work is consistent from shot to shot,… »

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