Archive for June, 2010

Last day to support Nick Cross’ cartoon, the Pig Farmer! UPDATED at 11:44 and 3:55 and 11:58pm

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

FINAL UPDATE! ONLY THREE HOURS (3 HOURS) TO GO!! NICK’S ALMOST HIT 4000 OF HIS 5000 DOLLAR GOAL! IF YOU ARE AWAKE AND READING THIS, AND YOU HAVE A CREDIT CARD, AND YOU LIKE COOL CARTOONS, AND HAVE A HEART, PLEASE GO CHECK OUT THE CAMPAIGN AND HELP PUT HIM OVER THE TOP!!!  GO HERE… »

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jobby: multiple positions, Guru Studio, Toronto

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

June 30, 2010 2D Designers The ideal candidates will be versatile concept designers and will develop characters, props, and environments for an upcoming video game inspired show geared towards teenagers. Requirements/Skills: Strong sense of color theory and an eye for composition are a must. Open to direction and input from a quick and versatile team…. »

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jobby: Art Coordinator, Ganz Interactive, Toronto

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

June 30, 2010 GANZ INTERACTIVE We have an exciting permanent opportunity for an Art Coordinator to join our highly successful and growing Interactive Group.  Our high end flash games and animated characters have made Webkinz.com and Webkinzjr.com the fastest growing children’s entertainment site on the internet. Be part of our dynamic Ganz Interactive Group and… »

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weekly Rex Bunyan

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

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jobby: NEEDED IMMEDIATELY, 3D Modeling Supervisor, VFS, Vancouver

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

June 29, 2010 Apply by tomorrow! Job Scope VFS is currently accepting applications for a two- or three-month contract position of Modeling Supervisor in our 3D Animation and Visual Effects Department. Reporting to the Head of 3D Animation and Visual Effects, the Modeling Supervisor is responsible for delivering curriculum effectively and providing feedback to students…. »

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jobby: Flash Animators, Elliott Animation, Hamilton ON

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

June 29, 2010 Flash Animators Wanted Elliott Animation is looking for Flash Animators to work out of our Hamilton studio on a new animated series.  You must have experience working on Flash animated productions, drawing skills are an asset.  Must be an Ontario resident and a Canadian citizen that paid taxes in Ontario for the… »

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Jess Borutski hearts Oswald

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Jess wrote a short post about her love for Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.  Here’s the Disney version: And here’s her… »

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Kevin Parry did this for Father’s Day

Monday, June 28th, 2010

nice. Happy Father’s Day from Kevin Parry on Vimeo…. »

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jobby: Development Executive, Apartment 11 Productions, Toronto or Montreal

Monday, June 28th, 2010

June 28, 2010 Apartment 11 Productions is seeking a Development Executive to increase production in both the Kids and Adult Programming genres. The Development Executive for Apartment 11 Productions will be responsible for cultivating existing projects and for in-house development, while also seeking out and evaluating pitches and properties for development and production. He/she will… »

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jobby: Layout Artist, Environment/Sets Modeling Artist, Shading TD, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Monday, June 28th, 2010

June 28, 2010 About Pixar Canada Pixar Canada is looking for a Layout Artist 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 characters from films such as Toy Story and… »

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Support independent production: Nick Cross’ “the Pig Farmer”

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

There’s only 4 more days to go to support Nick Cross’ latest film, “the Pig Farmer”.  Nick is using IndieGoGo to raise some funds for his film.  So far, he’s raised $2736.00 of his five thousand dollar goal.  If you’re a regular reader of this site, you’ll be familiar with Nick’s work and my bias… »

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from the internets: mini update

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Steve Lambe, originally of Newfoundland, now based out of Ottawa, is picking up his daytime Emmy today, read about it… »

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blogroll update

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Just added the new Fresh TV blog and the Total Drama blog to the blogroll. … »

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from the internets

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

the Sound of Eye takes a brief look at Pierre Hebert’s “Around Perception” video interview with Teletoon’s Caroline Tyre, via Worldscreen Odd tidbit: blogpost about cartoons from Canada airing in the US, this appears to be the opinion of a casual viewer.  Also, you can take part in her… »

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Awesome advice from Ron Doucet: Setting Your Rates For Freelance Work

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Setting Your Rates for Freelance Work As I have been doing many freelance jobs from storyboards to design and animation over the past year for many clients both big and small. I’ve realized how difficult it can become to figure out what to charge clients for your services.  Here’s a small guide based upon by… »

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Cartoon Brew’s Student Animation Festival Starts today

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

The announcement is up over on Cartoon Brew: today begins their first ever Student Animation Festival on Cartoon Brew TV.  It’s non competitive, and a great opportunity to see some amazing work by emerging talents from around the world, including Canada. Here’s the official selection: August Directed by Matthias Hoegg Year of Production: 2009 School:… »

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jobby: Technical Animator, Halifax

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Technical Animator Location: Halifax Manager: Art Director Job Description: As a technical animator, you will be in charge of improving the animation processes and create rigs conforming to the technical guidelines of the selected engines and platforms. You will also be in charge of supporting the animation and modeling team on the technical side and… »

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CORE Auction online now

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Go here to watch the auction online.  If you want to bid, you have to register.  You can check out the items available here. Good… »

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Pixar Masterclass report

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

I was unable to attend the Pixar Masterclass in Toronto last week, but fortunately, I know some people who did.  One of those people is Neil Hunter, Coordinator of Ottawa’s Algonquin College Animation Program.  Here’s his report: Pixar Masterclass, Toronto 2010 By Neil Hunter, Coordinator Algonquin College Animation Program It was a hot summer morning… »

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If I were in Toronto this Thursday, I’d be here…

Monday, June 21st, 2010

The Toronto Animated Image Society Presents: The TAIS ANIMATION SHOWCASE, JUNE 24TH Join us for an evening celebrating the best new animations from Toronto and beyond! Short animated films of all styles and genres will be screened, along with entries from our animated jam session, the Aqua Jam. An event not to be missed!  Awards… »

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weekly rex bunyan

Monday, June 21st, 2010

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jobby: Illustrator/Animator, Fuel Industries, Ottawa

Monday, June 21st, 2010

June 21, 2010 New generations want a fresh approach to entertainment. We know that kids are online—and we see it as an opportunity to help blur the lines between “digital content” and “Saturday morning cartoon.” Beginning with vibrant characters and storylines that rival major studios, Fuel Entertainment’s properties are created with today’s emerging audiences in… »

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CORE Digital, assets auction TOMORROW! preview today, Toronto

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Today’s day one of the CORE auction.  AS of 10 am this morning, the assets of CORE Digital are available for preview for tomorrow’s auction.  I posted a few weeks ago about this, but consider this your reminder. More info can be found through Hilco Asset Sales Canada, for more info contact fguida@hilcocanada.com, or call… »

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Just do it!

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Or: the world of rapid prototyping. I am in the process of recovering from what is known as a game jam. Game jams are an event that you can organize with friends where you try and create a playable game within a set time limit usually 24 or 48-hours. Very similar to the 24-hour comic… »

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Gene Fowler on Jalloo Festival 2010

Friday, June 18th, 2010

I’m still in Miramichi and I’m all Jalloo’d out.  I’ll give you guys a proper write up when I get some rest, but in the meantime, here’s a post from Gene Fowler of Loogaroo, on his experience mid-festival: I’ve just returned from a full day and night of absolute debauchery at the local college here… »

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showcase:Sapporo Beer Commercial, Crush Inc

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

From Crush Inc, out of Toronto.  You’ve probably seen this on tv, but here it is.  One of the most visually dense ads I’ve seen in a while.  Lots to look… »

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press release: Teletoon announces new shows

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

TELETOON BREAKS NEW GROUND WITH LATEST ORIGINAL PRODUCTION SLATE New shows include a live-action series and an online and television-integrated series (Banff, Alberta, June 15, 2010) – TELETOON Canada inc. today announced that five new Canadian original series have been greenlit for production. New projects include comedy series Crash Canyon and Detentionaire, live-action/animation hybrid series… »

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jobby: Storyboard Artists, Ex Machina 7 Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

June 16, 2010 EX MACHINA 7 PRODUCTIONS, a small production company located in Toronto, CANADA, is looking for 3-4 freelance storyboard artists to work on a short project in July. We are primarily looking for storyboard artists, but comic book artists with a strong sense of staging and storytelling are welcome to apply. We are… »

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weekly rex bunyan

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

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RePost: Portfolio In Toon With Tweens , Deadline June 15th

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

June 15, 2010 The deadline for the In Toon with Tweens contest is is today!  Here’s the info again for anyone who’s interested in submitting something.  Get a move on! m PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT ASSEMBLES JURY OF SEVEN INDUSTRY DECISION-MAKERS TO JUDGE FINALISTS OF “IN TOON WITH TWEENS” ANIMATION CONTEST Toronto, Canada (March 16, 2010) –… »

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Jalloo starts tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Today’s a travel day for me.  I’m boarding a plane in Ottawa in a few hours with Miramichi, New Brunswick as my destination.  I’m heading for the Jalloo Festival of Animation and Games.  It’s my third trip to Miramichi, and my first time to Jalloo.  I’ll be updating the site from there this week, and… »

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jobby: Pixar Canada, Lighting TDs, Visual Effects TDs, Linux Render Farm Administrator, Vancouver

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

June 15th, 2010 Lighting TDs About Pixar Canada Pixar Canada is looking for several Lighting TDs 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 characters from films such as Toy… »

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press release: Teletoon launching Bolts and Blip

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

TELETOON LAUNCHES INTO SPACE WITH FUTURISTIC COMEDY-ADVENTURE SERIES BOLTS & BLIP World premiere of Bolts & Blip set for Monday, June 28 at 9:25 a.m. ET/PT Toronto, June 14, 2010 – TELETOON is amping up its summer programming with Bolts & Blip, a brand new CGI Canada-South Korea co-production slated to launch Monday, June 28,… »

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Lipsett Diaries review by Dominic von Riedemann

Friday, June 11th, 2010

This animated short was screened as part of the 2010 Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto.) Countless documents and lives have illustrated the relationship between creativity and madness. Whether it’s musician Nick Drake, painter Vincent Van Gogh, horror writer H.P. Lovecraft or animator Ryan Larkin, there are no shortage of lives burned out by the… »

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press release: 2nd Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival

Friday, June 11th, 2010

The 2010 Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival: Call for entries! Montreal, 8th of June 2010: We are back! Hot on the heels of the hugely successful first edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival, we are officially opening the Call for Entries for 2010. www.StopMotionMontreal.com To enter your film in the festival, download a submission… »

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jobby: Senior Maya 3D Lighting Artist, Toonbox Entertainment, Toronto

Friday, June 11th, 2010

ToonBox Entertainment is looking for an intermediate to Senior Maya 3D LIGHTING ARTIST with TV or feature film experience for a short term project development project. The prospect for  future feature work is also available once the short term project is complete. Start date would be immediate. ToonBox Entertainment is located at 33 Niagara street,… »

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Press Release: Father’s Day animation from Little Animation

Friday, June 11th, 2010

This came in from our friends at Quebec-based Little Animation: Wednesday, June 9, 2010, Chicago & Montreal—The ultimate Father’s Day viral animation is being released Monday, June 14th, on YouTube in the hopes of providing an answer to the age old question, “Why is Daddy crying?” Creator and director of the My Life ME tv… »

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from the internets, June 9, 2010

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Nelvana announces new deals for Babar and Max and Ruby Toon Boom making bigger steps in Indian market.  It’s amazing how these guys do business.  They get their product into new markets, get it into schools and make it the industry standard from the bottom up.  Then its all the emerging, or recently emerged territory… »

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jobby: Storyboard artists, Eh-Okay Productions, Vancouver

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

June 9, 2010 STORYBOARD ARTISTS Type: Freelance Project: Voltron Force (boys action/adventure 2D/3D series) Wage: TBD – comparable to industry standard Start date: immediately Job Description: To generate a tight rough storyboard based on provided script, designs, audio track and directorial notes. 3 weeks for first rough pass of assigned script pages (approx 10-11).  Will… »

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Showcase: Mr Fresh – Chapter 1 – Purple Shadows, by Shaz Lym

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Sheridan grad Shaz Lym did this “just for fun”.  Shaz works at Cuppa Coffee in Toronto.  See more here. MR.FRESH – Chapter 1 – Purple Shadows from Shaz Lym on… »

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Events: Jalloo Festival of Animation and Games, Miramichi NB

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

It’s coming up next week, June 16th and 17th, and I’m gonna be there this year, the Jalloo Festival of Animation and Games, in Miramichi, New Brunswick. This’ll be the first trip to Jalloo for me, and a return to Miramichi.  Animation in the maritimes has been struggling since the big dip a year or… »

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Voltron Relaunch being produced in Canada

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Here’s the press release from yesterday regarding the relaunch of the giant-robot adventure show Voltron: Animation prodco World Events Productions (WEP) and Classic Media are teaming to re-launch the Voltron brand in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the original Voltron series, which first aired in 1984. Effective immediately, Classic Media will helm international distribution… »

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weekly rex bunyan

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Darren’s back on schedule this week with his latest Rex strip.  I’m the one who’s posting a day late. Here ya go!… »

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jobby: Compositors for Stereoscopic 3D, Starz Animation, Toronto

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Got s note from Lance Lefort at Starz today, looks like Gnomeo and Juliet is going Stereoscopic 3D and they need a few bodies to fill out their team: You may have heard that Starz Animation in Toronto is staffing up a compositing team for a stereoscopic conversion of Disney’s animated feature film Gnomeo and… »

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Toronto Rumour #2: Harry Potter VFX?

Monday, June 7th, 2010

No studios attached to the rumour, just that it could be happening this… »

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Toronto rumour number 1: David Wiebe leaving YTV UPDATE:confirmed

Friday, June 4th, 2010

That’s it.  No confirmation.  Director of Content for YTV has given 30 days notice.  I’ve heard where he’s going.  And his departure is coinciding with a move to the new Corus Building.  The result is apparently resulting in a freeze on development at YTV for the next few months.  No word on how this  affects… »

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weekly rex bunyan

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Darren almost didn’t make it this week, but here ya… »

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press release: NFB at Annecy and Zagreb

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

NFB Makes a Strong Showing at Zagreb and Annecy National Film Board of Canada continues to lead in auteur animation Montreal, June 1, 2010 — The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) kicks off the season of animation events in style with a strong presence at two prestigious festivals in Annecy and Zagreb. Three highly… »

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comix: Starcrossed, by Joel Duggan

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

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jobby: Modeling Intern, guru studio, Toronto

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

June 1, 2010 guru studio is looking for a Modeling Intern for our new animated series JUSTIN TIME. Start date is immediately and will last until the end of September. Skills and Qualifications: Basic to intermediate knowledge of Maya Educational qualification/school attendance in a related subject (e.g. arts, design, animation) Keen eye for detail and… »

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