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Weekly Rex Bunyan

Monday, November 30th, 2009

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jobby: 3D Rigging TD, guru studio, Toronto

Friday, November 27th, 2009

guru studio seeks a 3D Rigging TD 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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Pixar Canada on the interweb!

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Pixar Vancouver will now be known as Pixar Canada.  You can see for yourself at www.pixarcanada.com. The jobs posted here before are up along with a hiring schedule.  It’s a little vague, but so far it looks like winter 2009: IT, Software Engineers, and Finance.  The next listing says spring/summer 2010: Modeling, Shading, Rigging, Animation,… »

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Support Canadian Animation Resources

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Hi guys! I’m going to try something here. I’ve been talking to a few people about whether or not it’s cool to ask my readers to help support the site financially. I have a structure in place for sponsorship, through advertising sales, so if anyone out there wants to get in on that, it’s available…. »

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Jobby: multiple positions, Rainmaker, Vancouver

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

1) Lighting Supervisor The Lighting Supervisor is responsible for leading a team of lighting artists to create direct and reflecting lighting and shadows that meet creative direction and has shared accountability for the management and deliverables of the lighting department. The incumbent will serve as the creative and technical lead in incorporating existing designs, new… »

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Site News

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

November 24th, 2009 Anyone who’s paying attention will see a couple of small changes here on the site. Apart from some cosmetic tweaking (we widened the page), I’d like to draw your attention to the menu bar at the top. I announced yesterday that the showcase page is now active, and yep, there it is…. »

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from the internets

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Starz secures 12 million in financing from Royal Bank of Canada. I don’t know the details, but generally something like this es more like a line of credit, gap financing. So it’s not like the Royal Bank is financing their productions. It’s more like a payday cash advance from a really big Money Mart so… »

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Sarila?

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

There’s a rumour going around that this is a Canadian production. Well, a quick Google search later and I found some details. Yep. It’s an 80 minute 3D feature being produced in Quebec by 10th Avenue Productions. They’ve got some other animation on their resume along with documentary and games production. Here’s the synopsis: This… »

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Showcase: Yellowcake, by Nick Cross

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Hey lookee! The showcase page is up and running! This will be where I put films, so if you feel like watching some cartoons, this is where you should go. Anything I can find on YouTube or Vimeo, I’ll embed here. So, to get the ball rolling, here’s Yellowcake, by Nick Cross. Yellow Cake from… »

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Marc Bell print available

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Canadian indie cartoonist Marc Bell has a print availalel here for 30 bucks.  There’s also a print by Al Columbia, he’s not Canadian, but he’s awesome. Purchasers, you have my… »

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aw shucks

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

I received this message about a week ago on Facebook. I have to thank you. Because of your constant updates, i have been able to get internships, jobs and to get to know people in the industry. I can’t thank you enough, Michael. That’s awesome. I operate this site in a bit of a bubble…. »

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Stuttgart Festival entry deadline almost upon us

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Dear filmmakers, producers and distributors, Dear friends of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, For the last few weeks we have been receiving numerous film entries from all over the world and would like to thank all those who already have submitted their works for the pre-selection of the 17th Stuttgart International Festival of… »

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Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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Jobby: Layout Supervisor, guru studios, Toronto

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

November 23rd, 2009 guru studio seeks a Layout Supervisor 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… »

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Jobby: Art Director, Longtail Studios, Quebec City

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

November 23, 2009 Art Director Location:    Quebec City, Quebec Manager:    Art Department Head Are you looking for a new and different experience? You have the necessary experience and leadership to drive a project’s vision in order to make the best games? You might be our ideal candidate! We’re currently looking for an Art Director who… »

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Drop Dead Gorgeous on detour.ca

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

This week’s offering on detour.ca is Drop Dead Gorgeous.  I got a note from Caroline Maria, the show’s producer and director, that I thought I’d pass on to you guys: hi Mike – well the Drop Dead Gorgeous pilot is now online at thedetour.ca – i was wondering whether you would be interested in sharing… »

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The End Is Near! (for tv)

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

This post is making the rounds and I figured I’d get it out to ya’ll here as well. In a nutshell, Henry Blodget offers us a very simple comparison regarding the state of the TV industry. It’s where newspapers were at about five years ago. Which doesn’t give the current broadcast model a lot of… »

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Waterloo Festival of Animated Cinema: Press Pass giveaway!!!!

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

WFAC 2009 is almost upon us, and I need someone to play the role of intrepid reporter on behalf of the site!  I’m definitely missing out on this truly unique event.  The lineup of films this year is really amazing and hats off to Joseph Chen for putting this program together.  I’m going to quote… »

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Funbag Animation post-script, New Bike Entertainment secures assets

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Funbag Animation Studios was a mainstay of the Ottawa animation scene from 1993 to January of 2007, when the partners decided to close shop and go their seperate ways.  Funbag had started out in the service business, like so many others, and had made the transition over to producing their own shows, like For Better… »

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Weekly Rex Bunyan

Monday, November 16th, 2009

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Jobby: Production Manager, Layout Artist, Pixar Vancouver!

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Finally got word of some hiring at Pixar Vancouver.  Here ya go! Production Manager Pixar Canada is looking for a Production Manager for its new studio in Vancouver. Pixar Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pixar Animation Studios, the world leader in animated films. The Vancouver studio will produce short-form animation focusing on legacy Pixar… »

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Jobby: Production Coordinator, guru studio, Toronto

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Guru studio seeks a Production Coordinator for their brand new original show Justin Time. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 2 years experience working in the animation series industry. They should be extremely organized with a keen eye for detail and have the ability to multi task in a fast paced deadline driven… »

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Gene Deitch, straight talkin’

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

I don’t know if any of you guys check out the RSS feeds I have posted at the lower left. The top one is Cartoon Brew, run by Amid Amidi and Jerry Beck. It’s there because it’s the best site for everything animation, hands down. Amid and Jerry complement each other perfectly and run a… »

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Dave Cooper/Nick Cross/Danko Jones, Ottawa Magazine

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

People are still talking about the Mimi Wobbly video by Dave Cooper and Nick Cross. Here’s a page from Ottawa Magazine about it. click on image to… »

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Jobby: Relic/THQ mixer, Vancouver

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

This sounds interesting.  For anyone in gaming, read on! It looks like Relic(or THQ, I’m a little fuzzy on the structure)  is hosting a little get-together in Vancouver for prospective employees. THQ‘s focus on quality, innovation, and profitability has been paying off, with a slew of 80+ rated titles like Dawn of War 2, UFC:… »

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Jobby: Flash Animator, Hatch Studios, Toronto

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

November 10th, 2009 Hatch Studios Ltd. is looking for a flash animator / flash clean up artist who can start immediately. Please submit a resume and demo reel. Successful candidate MUST be able to work at the studio located in Toronto. Contact: careers@hatchstudios.net PLEASE, NO PHONE… »

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from the internets

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Nelvana lands 3 deals with Australian broadcasters Cookie Jar launches Jaroo.com, and dumps a ton of programming on there.  Apparently it’s not region-locked, so anyone anywhere can now watch Inspector Gadget. Here’s the link.  With a catalogue that includes both Cinar and DIC, there’s a lot of content to be made available. Punktuition?  Atomic is… »

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Monday, November 9th, 2009

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Tabitha Fisher on entitlement

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

I hope Tabitha doesn’t mind me posting this. She mentions on her blog that these tasty snippets were actually overheard at the Ottawa festival this year. Should we talk about entitlement now and how it’s affecting our industry? Maybe I could enlist some readers to comment…. »

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Jobby: multiple positions, Studio B, Vancouver

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

November 3rd, 2009 From Anne Denman at Studio B Productions: Studio B in Vancouver (a DHX Media Co) is looking for extreme talent. We have a number of shows crewing up and anticipate a fab-ooh 2010. Check our website for latest Job postings. The 911s are for Flash savvy, smoking good Character Designers and Background… »

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Monday, November 2nd, 2009

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The Promise of 1981, a look at what might have been

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Mark Mayerson posted scans of an old article about then up-and-comer, Nelvana, to his blog (must reading for anyone who gives a crap about animation in Canada).  It’s an interesting read about a company that had to take a very different direction in order to… »

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from the internets

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Some talk about the NFB iPhone app, Nickelodeon Canada, and Teletoon Detour Pilot Project from thestar.com Jim McGowan to Cookie Jar as SR VP Digital Content and Distribution Operabot.  Check it out. E. Corrado of One Movie, Five Views, discusses the Ronnie Del Carmen presentation at the Ottawa Festival a few weeks back.  I missed… »

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facebookery, and the making of the tweets and stuff like dat dere.

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

OK, so we’re on twitter and there’s now a facebook fan page.  The fan page is set up so anyhting posted here gets fed there automatically, so if you really want to stay current, and you’re on facebook, get signed  up. (there’s a little link in the menu bar up above here) As far as… »

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