Archive for December, 2009

jobby: Production Intern, guru studio, Toronto

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

guru studio is looking for a Production Intern for our new animated series JUSTIN TIME.  Start date is January 2010 and will last for approximately 6 weeks. Skills and Qualifications: Pre-production: Convert submitted storyboards to Storyboard Pro. Work with editor to load boards into edit system. Work with editor and director to assist with board… »

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Jobby: multiple positions, Starz Animation, Toronto

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Designer POSITION OVERVIEW The Designer creates visual direction for characters, props, and/or sets as assigned for use by various asset departments. This role creates texture callouts for use by the Surfacing Department, and may create shot guides & set dressing for the Layout Department. This position must work in adherence to budget and schedule constraints… »

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weekly Rex Bunyan

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

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Rob Anderson on Leadership

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Running the asylum Or, who gave you the keys? Are leaders born or made has been a debate for many years and is something that better minds than mine have weighed in on. Below are some of my thoughts on how to be a better leader of people: Last year, as part of my slow… »

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2009 in review?

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

I’m slowing recovering from the blur that is Christmas and was wondering what you guys might have to say about this past year.  It was a great one for me, and, while as an industry, we certainly felt the pinch in ’09, I think we’re set up for a pretty intersting 2010.  But what do… »

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Production Pitfalls, with Rob Anderson

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Some pitfalls in productions Or “throw me the idol; I’ll throw you the whip”. More thoughts on project management: Here are some very sobering statistics on project success rates worldwide and encompasses all types of projects: 34 percent of all projects succeed. An average of 15 percent of all projects fail. Projects that are considered… »

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Christmas Rex Bunyan

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

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On holiday, back next week!

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Hi gang. I’m in NYC for the weekend, so I don’t expect to be posting much, but who knows. Either way, I’ll be back at it next week. Right now, I’m off to play tourist and eat lots of pizza…. »

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Ottawa’s Dainty Productions and the Canadian Wildlife Federation

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Here’s a new spot for the Canadian Wildlife Federation that was produced in Ottawa by Dainty Productions. Chris Dainty directed it, Brad Cayford helped with the skating animation and Scott Dobbs did the opening BG. The piece was done in 3 weeks. Nice Job… »

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Rob Anderson talks production, updated

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Robbie Anderson is, in my opinion, the best production guy in the business. I’ve worked with him a couple of times, and I’ve always been blown away by his abiltiy to forecast troublespots. It’s uncanny. It’s like he has super-powers. Thankfully, Rob chooses to use those powers for good, and now, it appears, for the… »

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Comix: Flowers For Sale, by Tabitha Fisher

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Cute little one-off comic by Toronto’s Tabitha Fisher. I wish more animators were making comics. It’s a very immediate means of getting a story… »

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Jobby: Technical Animator, Halifax

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Technical Animator – Fulltime Location: Halifax Description 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! As a technical animator, you will be in charge of improving the animation processes… »

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Jobby: Environnement and Car Specialist 3D Artist, Gameloft, Montreal

Monday, December 14th, 2009

December 14th, 200 Asphalt 6 is coming to Montreal! The Asphalt series has already sold over 15 million copies. To produce Asphalt 6 for the iPhone, Gameloft Montreal (Gangstar, Modern Combat: Sandstorm, Dungeon Hunter) is hiring a new team. Be a part of the legend and help make Asphalt 6 as big a hit as… »

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weekly Rex Bunyan

Monday, December 14th, 2009

I really like these Rex Bunyan comix.  Sometimes, they miss a beat, but they have a real charm and genuine warmth.  The trickiest thing about creating characters is getting your audienc to care about them.  I think Darren has succeeded on that one.  And he manages to get one out each week.  So there’s that… »

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Showcase: Triumphant Campaigns of Captain Cudney, by Kyle Marshall

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Triumphant Campaigns of Captain Cudney from kmarshall on… »

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Comix: Dan Helle’s Apricot-7

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Looks like we may have a new comic to follow.  East coast animator, Dan Helle is commiting to a bi-weekly strip called Apricot-7.  If you’re familiar with Dan’s work, it comes as no surprise that it’s about a pretty girl, and I’m assuming she’ll be kicking some ass. Go here and see for yourself. But… »

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Showcase: City with Character, Scott MacDonald

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

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Atube, the global animation film festival

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Came across this through the Facebook Group page.  It looks interesting.  I’m swamped today, and haven’t read through the downloadable details of the specific contests yet, but will try to do so tonight.  The rest of the site is moslty Italian, so I’m outta luck there.  What looks cool to me is this storyboard contest. … »

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Cartoon Brew interviews Ottawa’s Chris Dainty, Dainty Productions

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

I’ve been chatting with Chris lately about this very stuff, so props to Amid for getting down to a full-on interview. Here’s the lead-in: As the iPhone user base continues to expand, smaller animation studios and indie animators are discovering a promising new distribution platform. One example is Ottawa-based animation studio Dainty Productions, which recently… »

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Weekly Rex Bunyan

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

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Pixar Canada, small update

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Dylan Brown is the Creative Director.  Apparently he put in an appearance at VFS to discuss the opening of the studio.  If anyone has details, I’d love to hear… »

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from the internets

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Geofreakz gets a go Amberwood’s Rollbots to DVD with Nelvana NFB in LA Vancouver’s Big Bad Boo didn’t take no for an… »

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This could be huge.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Big ole article on Rogers launching a Hulu-like site, for their customers only.  Apparently content is pretty limited so far. I’ve got my own ideas about the evolving content delivery model and how this fits in. Maybe we should talk about… »

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Showcase: Waif of Persephone, by Nick Cross

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

The Waif of Persephone from Nick Cross on… »

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