Archive for October, 2009

Jobby: Animation Instructors for China Partnership Program, Capilano University, China

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Instructors, Non-Regular China Partnership Programs This position is open to any qualified candidate Duties: Animation instruction in animation, design, modelling, rigging, after effects, ZBrush. Date of Workload: ASAP to February 2010 Amt. of Workload: Up to 10 sections available (1 section is equal to a four hour class per week for 15 weeks) Location: Harbin… »

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Teletoon Detour Pilot Project: News and Reviews, part II

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

I had a chance a couple of weeks back to catch all three screenings of the Teletoon Detour Pilots at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.  I wrote about the first night here. So, apparently I didn’t like the Wireless Family.  But I did like Angora Napkin, which should come as no surprise to my friends… »

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weekly Rex Bunyan

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

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Jobby: VFX Artists, Intelligent Creatures, Toronto

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Intelligent Creatures is seeking VFX artists! Intelligent Creatures Toronto is looking for intermediate and senior level VFX artists for feature film work: – Compositors – 3D Artists, Modelers/Texture Artists, Lighters – VFX Artists and TDs – Matte Painters – Rendering and Pipeline TDs – VFX interns More info and application details can be found on… »

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Justin Murphy’s Festival recap, OIAF ’09

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

I opened my mailbox tonight, just one last time before shuffling off to bed, and what do I find? Justin’s final report on his Ottawa Festival experience. In this installment, J-Dog(he loves it when you call him that) picks his favourites, shares some experiences, and thanks me profusely. And now it’s my turn. Justin, you… »

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from the internets

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

NFB launches iPhone app. kind of a big deal. Corus year-end: “We’re still making money.” (paraphrasing) New technology to track tv viewership. Kinda cool. Real numbers are changing the ratings landscape. Mom’s a little cross with Teletoon Jerry Beck at Cartoon Brew liked the other posters for OIAF… »

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Comix: Mike Geiger’s ChickenBone, issue 3

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

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OIAF’09, day 5 with Justin Murphy

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Justin’s still filing his reports. Day 5 was Sunday, and despite a hectic pace and a late night party the night before, Justin made it out to a bunch of events. Here’s his take on it.Justin has been a great member of the team this past week.  I’ve really been enjoying his daily reports and… »

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Jobby: Game Developer, Ganz-Webkinz, Toronto

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT DEVELOPING GAMES?? Now is your chance to join the Ganz team that has brought you Webkinz and Webkinz Jr. You can be part of our new Massively Multiplayer Gaming Adventures !! GAME DEVELOPERS Responsibilities: Development and support of custom database-driven web based game client Identification and documentation of business requirements. Development… »

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Jobby: 3D Artist, Ganz-Webkinz, Toronto

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

JOIN THE AWARD WINNING WEBKINZ TEAM !! Now is your chance to join the Ganz team that has brought you such products as Webkinz and Webkinz Jr.  You can be a part of developing new adventures !! Now is your chance to join the creative team that has brought these vibrant worlds to life. Ganz… »

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Jobby: Flash Developers, Ganz-Webkinz, Toronto

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT FLASH DEVELOPMENT ?? Now is your chance to join the Ganz team that has brought you such products as Webkinz and Webkinz Jr. You can be a part of developing new adventures !! Now is your chance to join the creative team that has brought these vibrant worlds to life. Ganz… »

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More OIAF’09 coverage

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Ottawa’s own Janet Heatherington share’s her festival experience at awn.com. Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day… »

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OIAF ’09 signal film

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

I promise I’ll get to new stuff soon.  There’s just so much from this past week to pass on.  Like the signal film.  This year’s was produced by Toronto’s Head Gear Animation.  I can’t embed it, but they have it up on their site as a Quicktime.  Here’s the link. I like… »

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A night with Don Hertzfeldt, OIAF ’09, updated with part 4

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

I came across these clips on YouTube today and figured I’d pass them on. I didn’t get to this event last week, so it’s great to get a chance to see what I missed. Hopefully you guys feel the same way. I’ll embed the clips below. Sadly, there’s no part… »

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OIAF ’09, Justin’s day 4 coverage

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Hi guys. If you’re not taking the time to watch these, I’d encourage you to do so. Justin won my contest a while back and scored himself a pass to this year’s Ottawa festival. In doing so he also became my indentured slave. This is Justin’s second last bit of coverage that he signed on… »

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weekly Rex Bunyan

Monday, October 19th, 2009

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from the internets

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Studio B’s Kid VS Kat gets second season from Disney XD Intermedium, by Alain Huynh, in competition for the third annual enRoute Film Festival.  Sounds cool, the films are all screened on airplanes. Cinar legal legacy just won’t fade.  Now it’s turning into a political scandal. Almost Naked Animals entering production at 9 Story Entertainment. … »

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Ottawa festival winners announced

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

I’m just in from the closing ceremonies and will give you guys a proper recap after I get some rest.  It’s been a busy week, and maybe my best festival experience since I started attending back in 1990. For now, here are this year’s award winners: MARY AND MAX WINS GRAND PRIZE, FRENCH ANIMATORS SCORE… »

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OIAF ’09 daily coverage, day 3 vlog from Justin Daniel Murphy

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Apparently, day 3 was really fun. Check… »

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From the internets, OIAF ’09 edition

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Dave Cooper and Nick Cross at the Ottawa International Animation Festival Joel Crary makes his first attempt at covering the Festival.  He discusses “Life Without Gabriella Ferri”, by Priit Parn and Olga Parn, and “Entering the Mind Through the Mouth”, by Jin Sung Choi. Asterisk Animation blog covering the Ottawa Festival experience.  Day 2 coverage… »

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Heeeeere’s Justin! Daily OIAF ’09 coverage.

Friday, October 16th, 2009

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Jobby: guru studio, multiple positions, Toronto

Friday, October 16th, 2009

1. Guru studio seeks a Background Designer for their brand new original show Justin Time. Justin Time is a “2d/3d Hybrid” production with a unique look. Visually, it pulls design influences from the likes of Mary Blair, Golden Book Illustrations and Samurai Jack. The Character designs are bright, colourful and highly refined using simple graphic… »

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Teletoon Detour Pilot Program: News and Reviews, part I

Friday, October 16th, 2009

One of the highlights so far of the 2009 Ottawa International Animation Festival was last night’s screening of Angora Napkin, the pilot by Troy Little and Nick Cross. It was commissioned as part of Teletoon’s Detour Pilot Project and will finally be available for viewing shortly. Teletoon is rolling the pilots out at the festival… »

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OIAF ’09, Daily coverage from Justin Murphy

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Everybody join me in welcoming our contest winner, Justin Daniel Murphy, to the site and to the Ottawa International Animation Festival. I finally met Justin today and am grateful to have him reporting to you all on behalf of Canadian Animation Resources. Take it away Justin: unique, unique,… »

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OIAF ’09, tips from Fran Krause

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Animator Fran Krause posted this to his blog some time ago, I’m going to reprint it here without his permission and hope he doesn’t mind. For the last several years, I’ve sent an email to all my students at the end of the Spring semester explaining the easiest and cheapest ways to attend the Ottawa… »

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OIAF ’09 highlight: Ronnie Del Carmen

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

I’m really looking forward to this: The Story of Pixar’s UP with Ronnie del Carmen Saturday, October 17, 6:30 pm, Museum of Civilization “Where do you get your ideas?” is an often asked question that Ronnie del Carmen, story supervisor for Up, will answer on behalf of Pete Docter and his fellow Pixar storytellers. Ronnie… »

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Jobby: Flash artist, Boomstone Entertainment, Ottawa

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Despite an announcemnt a few months back that the company was no more, it seems Boomstone Entertainment isn’t quite done yet.  I got a message from Lee Williams today, looking for some fresh blood for a pilot.  Here’s the post: Boomstone Entertainment Inc. seeking Canadian talent…. 1.        a Flash illustrator/Animator to create… »

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OIAF ’09 starts tomorrrow

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Tomorrow, Wednesday, is the opening of the 2009 edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, which is a big deal. The Ottawa festival is the premiere industry event in Canada for our community.  It brings together a vast collection of Canadian and International talent the likes of which you just won’t see anywhere else. I’ve… »

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from the internets

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

NFB has 9 films at the Ottawa International Animation Festival this year. Crush animates Douglas Coupland. Crash Canyon comes to Teletoon. Cameron Archer discusses the Rocket Robin Hood DVD release over on… »

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Weekly Rex Bunyan

Monday, October 12th, 2009

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 12th, 2009

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Nick Cross Interview re: Yellowcake

Friday, October 9th, 2009

With the debut of his new film, Yellowcake, Animator Nick Cross has been getting some well-deserved attention. Here’s an interview that he posted to his blog from Slow Decade. And here’s the film again for those who haven’t seen it yet. Yellow Cake from Nick Cross on… »

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From the internets

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Dang, lots going on, and I’m playing catch up.  Here’s the latest roundup: People are getting excited about OIAF ’09 next week.  Random bits here, here, here, here, here “Mr. Moon“. Some of it’s being done in Canada. Bob Bowen, Canadian, directing American Dad. Canada is top producer of animation made for TV, at least… »

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Jobby: VFX artists, IMAX, Toronto

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Job Description IMAX Corporation is looking for a number of talented Sr. and Jr. VFX Artists to work on the exciting production of Hubble 3D. We offer a dynamic and creative work environment with the potential for future opportunities. Senior Compositing Artists: You will create high quality seamless 3D scenes from digital elements and produce… »

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Weekly Rex Bunyan

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Apologies to Darren, I’m late posting this, not him. Click on the image for the… »

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TAIS fall workshops

Monday, October 5th, 2009

From the Toronto Animated Image Society: TAIS Workshops – Fall Season New workshops announced for the Fall! Workshop registration now open! Reservations required for all workshops. Advanced payment in cash or cheque required to reserve your space. Send cheques to: Toronto Animated Image Society, 60 Atlantic Ave. Suite 102, Toronto ON, M6K 1X9 (please make… »

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NFB’s “Get Animated!” That’s one BIG press release!

Monday, October 5th, 2009

From the National Film Board of Canada: 70th-anniversary special edition  “GET ANIMATED!” WITH FREE PUBLIC SCREENINGS   FROM THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA    Montreal, September 28, 2009 – In celebration of International Animation Day and the National Film Board of  Canada’s 70th anniversary, the NFB is launching a special edition of Get Animated! – a… »

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Vanarts offering scholarship competition

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Today’s press release: VanArts announces Scholarship Competition The Vancouver Institute of Media Arts, VanArts, is proud to announce the launching of a scholarship competition for the Spring 2010 term start. The School is now accepting submissions for consideration. Deadline for the competition is October 30th. For further information, go to: www.vanarts.com/news/scholarship-competition. The Vancouver Institute of… »

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Presenting: Yellow Cake, by Nick Cross

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Happy Monday everyone! I got into the office today, logged onto the ole internets, and what do I find? Nick Cross’s latest film, “Yellow Cake”, is done and online, in it’s entirety! Here’s Nick’s announcement, from his blog: Sunday, October 04, 2009 Yellow Cake complete! It’s finished! I started working on Yellow Cake in November… »

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technical difficulties…grrr

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

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