Month: March 2010

from the internets

Amberwood scores a few more Rollbots deals How To Train Your Dragon‘s Dean DeBlois, one of our expat community Spliced! is coming to Teletoon April 1st from Nelvana. Designs look cool, could be fun. Mia, from children’s software house Kukota…

jobby: Senior Unix Systems Administrator, Production Software Lead, Characters Modeling Artist, Technical Artist-Sets and Characters, Environment Modeling Artist: Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Senior Unix Systems Administrator TM & © 1986 – 2010 Pixar. All Rights Reserved. About Pixar Canada Pixar Canada is looking for a Senior Unix Systems Administrator for its new studio in Vancouver. Pixar Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of…

jobby: 3D Modeler, guru studio, Toronto

March 29, 2010 guru studio is looking for a 3D Modeler to start immediately for approx. 3 weeks. The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to paint and texture and is responsible for creating aesthetically pleasing hair and clothing.…

Nick Fox-Gieg’s “The Orange” wins Best Animated Short at SXSW in Austin (via Suite101)

Dominic von Riedemann chatted with Toronto-based animator, Nick Fox-Gieg about his recent surprise win at SXSW over on Suite101, here’s an excerpt: It’s the unexpected surprises that are the sweetest. Just ask Toronto-based animator Nick Fox-Gieg, whose short ‘The Orange‘…

Workspaces: Ward Jenkins

I found this today.  It’s a flickr set from Ward Jenkins of his home studio, his workspace from when he was at Laika, and his workspace from Primal Screen. I love this kind of thing.  Ward’s a very talented and…

Upcoming Event: Labyrinth Store at Algonquin College, Ottawa

Via Rich Lauzon: Date: Monday, April 19, 2010 Time: 3:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Algonquin College 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa ON The Labyrinth Store’s Animation Road Show is coming to Algonquin for the third straight year!! This Toronto store specializes in…

Upcoming Event: Anomaly 2010, Vancouver

Via Facebook: Date: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 Time: 7pm to 8:30pm Location: Bread Garden at Metrotown, 4575 Central Blvd, Burnaby, BC Description We hosted the first Anomaly event in 2009 last April.. Approximately 200 was in attendance to witness some…

jobby:Motion Graphics Designer, 3D Lighting & Rendering Artist, Hatch Studios, Toronto

March 24, 2010 Motion Graphics Designer Hatch Studios Ltd. is looking for a Motion Graphics Designer. The applicant should have some rotoscoping and 3D experience. This position is for fulltime, in-studio work in Toronto, Canada. If you cannot legally work…

from the internets

March 23, 2010 Theodore Ushev and Chris Robinson’s Lipsett Diaries is going to Annecy. Nick Cross’ Yellow Cake picked up the Royal Reel Award for Excellence in Film-making at the 2010 Canada International Film Festival. Warner Bros Interactive to open…

jobby: 2D Digital Animator,3D Artist, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

March 22, 2010. 2D Digital Animator Type: Full-Time Employee Salary: TBD Start Date: Immediately Job Description: We are currently seeking experienced 2D Digital Animators to join our team for an exciting new production. Position Requirements: •Must have the ability to…

Jobby: VFX Artist, Halifax Film Co, Halifax

March 22, 2010 CG production for Halifax Film, a DHX Media company, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia seeks an experienced VFX Artist to join our growing team. Full knowledge of Maya /RenderMan for Maya required. Studio environment is fast-paced and…

More from Ron Doucet: Specializing Within Your Field

Specializing Within Your Field Many animation courses (including the one I graduated from) really stress to their students that they should be a ‘jack-of-all-trades’. I have always disagreed with this. From the very beginning, when I began to work in…

jobby: Houdini Artist, Nuke Compositor, Newbreed VFX, Montreal

March 17, 2010 Houdini artist needed for short-term contract (approx. 2 months with possibility of extension) in Montreal. No out-sourcing possible. We are also looking for a Nuke compositor for the same period of time (also with possibility of extension).…

jobby: Assistant Production Manager, Starz, Toronto

March 17, 2010 POSITION OVERVIEW The Assistant Production Manager is assigned to a specific show and works with Production Manager(s) and/or the Associate Producer to ensure that overall production scheduling and budget requirements are met within his or her assigned…

jobby: Characters Modeling Artist, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Characters Modeling Artist About Pixar Canada Pixar Canada is looking for several Sets & Characters Technical Artists (“TDs”) for its new studio in Vancouver.  Pixar Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pixar Animation Studios, the world leader in animated films. …

Canadian Screen Training Centre closes, Ottawa

The ides of March, indeed. First CORE, then Cookie Jar, now in more sad news, the Canadian Screen Training Centre is closing. The press release pretty much covers it. This won’t have the same direct effect on the immediate livelihood…

jobby: Environment Modeling Artist, Technical Artist – Sets & Characters, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

March 16, 2010 Environment Modeling Artist TM & © 1986 – 2010 Pixar. All Rights Reserved. About Pixar Canada Pixar Canada is looking for several Environment Modeling Artists for its new studio in Vancouver. Pixar Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary…

Cookie Jar cuts 35 animation jobs

More bad news folks.  Sorry to be the one who brings it to you.  Etan Vlessing sent me the link today so I’m going to repaste it here (via Hollywood Reporter) Cookie Jar cuts 35 animation jobs Canadian indie producer…

jobby: Senior Animator, Starz, Toronto

March 16, 2010 POSITION OVERVIEW The Senior Animator completes assigned shots in accordance with the Director’s overall vision. This role checks in regularly with supervising animators regarding individual progress and with the animation producer regarding tasks and available work. This…

TAIS is offering a Sheldon Cohen retrospective, March 27th, Toronto

Toronto Animated Image Society Presents: Creating from the Inside Out: A Sheldon Cohen Retrospective Screening and discussion with animator Sheldon Cohen, best known for his award-winning film The Sweater. Saturday, March 27, 1:00 PM At NFB Cinema (150 John Street)…

jobby: Storyboard artist, Halifax Film Co, Halifax

March 10, 2010 CG production for Halifax Film, a DHX Media company, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia seeks a talented storyboard artist to join our growing team. Studio environment is fast-paced and committed to creating high quality animation. Candidates should…

from the internets

March 9, 2010 Teletoon at Night has a blog.  I did not know that. Stoked is thriving at Teletoon.  Season 2 is being prepped for September launch.  There’s also a big online expansion that Marblemedia has just launched through Teletoon.…

jobby: VFX artist, Keyframe Digital Productions, Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario

March 8, 2010 Position: VFX Artist (multiple TV projects). Training and qualifications: Post Graduate diploma/degree in the field of animation or equivalent work experience. Experience: Experienced in 3ds studio Max (preferred) or comparable 3d program. Knowledge of current compositing software.…

jobby: Animator, Draftfcb, Toronto

March 8, 2010 Position Title: Animator Department: Broadcast Production PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide animation, editing and design support for a large advertising agency’s in house post production studio. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: To provide animation / 3D work for internal and…

jobby: Multiple positions, Starz Animation, Toronto

MARCH 8, 2010 Got a whole bunch of posts from Starz today! Scroll though and see if something clicks 1) The Match Move & Tracking Artist uses match moving techniques to capture camera movement to enable computer graphics geometry to…

jobby: CG Supervisor, guru studio, Toronto

March 8, 2010 guru studio seeks a CG Supervisor to work as a technical liaison between the various departments on their brand new original series Justin Time. They should be extremely organized with a keen eye for detail and have…

Casting your net

Or: the importance of networking I am heading off next week to the Game Developers Conference. I hope to be able to post some things from there but I thought that sharing some of the reasons for going would be…

jobby: 3D Producer, Deluxe Postproduction, Toronto

March 2, 2010 Deluxe Toronto requires a 3D Producer to assist us with the post production management of 3D motion pictures. This is a six month contract position commencing April 1”st. There is high probability this could become a full…