Archive for July, 2010

Events: Cartoon Connection Canada-EU application

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Following up on my earlier post, I heard back from Azarin Sohrabkhani, who runs TAC.  She provided us with the following info: TAC and the Ottawa International Animation Festival are very excited to announce CARTOON CONNECTION Canada-EU, a new networking event co-organized with the producers of Cartoon Forum and Cartoon Movie. With the help of… »

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Character Design Blog interviews Colin Jack

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

If you don’t have the Character Design blog in your bookmarks already, now’s a good excuse as any to add it.  They recently posted an interview with Colin Jack, a designer/director/illustrator out of Toronto.  Colin’s a great talent and fantastic to work with.  We’ll be profiling him here on the site in the future, but… »

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events: Cartoon Connection Canada-EU, October 18-21, Ottawa

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

I got a tip a few weeks back about the possibility of an event happening in conjunction with the Ottawa International Animation Festival’s Television Animation Conference and the European organization, CARTOON (European Association of Animation Film).  Details have been released on the Cartoon website, and this sounds like a must for animation producers looking to… »

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The art of staying sane

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Or: Even crappy McJobs can give you valuable experiences. I was at a conference this week (Casual Connect) for the social online gaming space and had a fun discussion about the awful jobs people have had to do over their careers. It struck me that even that worst job that you have had can be… »

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jobby: Lighting Artists, guru studio, Toronto

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

July 23, 2010 Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for a Lighting Artists (GPU Based) to join our team for an upcoming 3D video game inspired series show for teens. Mach Studio Pro is a unique GPU Lighting Production tool. It allows people to work in a… »

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Events: Pixar Artists Masterclass is coming to Vancouver! Sept. 24/25

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

VanArts is presenting a Masterclass in Animation & Story Development, with instructors from Pixar Animation Studios.   This event takes place in Vancouver, Canada on Sept. 24/25th, 2010.   More info here or call 1-800-396-2787 toll-free Price: $499 CDN Online ticket purchase link Event location/venue: Fletcher Challenge Theater – Simon Fraser University 515 West Hastings St.,… »

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Great Writing in Canadian TV

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Hi all, I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted but I came across this little nugget from a Canadian Film and TV industry writer and it just blew my head clean off with it’s insight and depth. http://the-legion-of-decency.blogspot.com/2010/07/detaching-from-matrix.html Jim Henshaw is the writer’s name, and that handle is damn near butch enough… »

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Events: Jessica Borutski’s “the Good Little Bunny With the Big Bad Teeth” premiere, September 4th, Ottawa

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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In Transit

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Note to readers:  I’m taking a holiday.  First one in a looooong time.  Two weeks in Newfoundland. But… I’ll still be updating the site.  I won’t be on it 24/7, but I’ll be here.  So be patient, updates will continue, I just might sleep in a bit first. Thanks…. »

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jobby: 3dsmax Generalist/VFX Artist, 3dsmax Rigger, 3dsmax Animator, 3dsmax Modeler, Hatch Studios, Toronto

Friday, July 16th, 2010

July 16, 2010 3dsmax Generalist / VFX Wanted: Hatch Studios Ltd. is looking for an experienced 3dsmax generalist / VFX artist available for contractual work. The applicant should posses experience in most aspects of 3D computer graphics including modeling, rigging, texturing, animation, lighting, rendering, vfx, camera projection, 3D tracking and compositing. FumeFX & Krakatoa experience… »

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jobby: compositors, IMAX, Toronto

Friday, July 16th, 2010

July 16, 2010 JOB TITLE:              Compositor (Mid-Senior levels) LOCATION:               Toronto, Ontario (Canada) START DATE:             Approx. late July/ August 2, 2010 SUMMARY IMAX is looking for a number of talented digital artists (compositors) to work on an exciting full… »

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jobby: Stereo CG Supervisor, IMAX, Toronto

Friday, July 16th, 2010

July 16, 2010 JOB TITLE:  3D Stereoscopic CG Supervisor START DATE:  Late July 2010 SUMMARY IMAX is looking for a Stereoscopic CG Supervisor to work on an exciting full 2D to 3D conversion of a live-action Hollywood feature! This is a two to three month contract position located in trendy downtown Toronto. We offer a… »

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Site News: Welcome to new sponsors!

Friday, July 16th, 2010

I just want to take a moment here to acknowledge all our sponsors here at Canadian Animation Resources.  If you, my readers, have a moment, click on any of the links you see in the sidebars or at the top of the page and check out the work being done here in Canada.  Just today,… »

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press release: Teletoon Fall Scheduling

Friday, July 16th, 2010

July 16, 2010 Teletoon passed along one of their press releases yesterday with a bunch of Fall scheduling announcements.  Check out the bit in BOLD. “From kids and young adults to parents and families, we are bringing viewers of all ages more excitement and entertainment through a host of new series and returning comedy and… »

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Uncertainty is the principle

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Or: Heisenberg would have made a great Producer. A great quote from Ed Catmull: “On managers self-destructive tendencies for creative work: The notion that you’re trying to control the process and prevent error screws things up. We all know the saying it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission. And everyone knows that, but I… »

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More from Ron Doucet on setting freelance rates

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Ron posted a while back about setting freelance rates and provided some guidelines that he used.  Well, it caused a bit of a stir, as he quoted some very low numbers.  If you read the post, you might do well to red through the comments as well, as an excellent discussion ensued regarding the rates… »

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from the internets

Monday, July 12th, 2010

blogto did some talking about about the Best of Ottawa screening coming up on the 15th Cat in the Hat is coming to Treehouse with The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! thanks to Portfolio Entertainment Inc, here in Canada, with series production handled by Pip Animation in Ottawa. That’s all I… »

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Starz Animation for sale

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Our friend Mark Mayerson posted this little tidbit on his blog the other day: Toronto’s Starz For Sale Variety is reporting that Starz Media, which consists of Overture, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Film Roman and Starz Animation are for sale. The companies are available as a group or separately. Starz was formerly owned by IDT and… »

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jobby: Character Animator, Sony Imageworks Canada, Vancouver

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

July 7, 2010 Character Animator – SONY IMAGEWORKS CANADA Sony Imageworks Canada is hiring Character Animators to work on our Vancouver-based productions.  Current roles start between now and September.  For immediate consideration and review, send your CV and digital link of work to CANrecruit@imageworks.com. You: Possess a strong understanding of the principles of animation Knowledge… »

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jobby: Riggers, guru studio, Toronto

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

July 7, 2010 Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for Riggers, for an upcoming video game inspired show geared towards teenagers. Requirements/Skills: – Must be able to model and rig low poly humanoids and props for use in the TV series. – Complete assigned rigging tasks in… »

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jobby: Production Coordinator, guru studio, Toronto

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

July 7, 2010 Guru Studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation house in Toronto, seeks a Production/Asset Coordinator for a new video game inspired series geared to teens. The ideal candidate must be extremely organized and have the ability to maintain a positive attitude even under the most stressful situations. This will be a… »

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NFB hosts summer animation events, Toronto

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

July at the NFB Mediatheque Screenings, workshops and FREE digital viewing Toronto (June 30, 2010) – The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Mediatheque welcomes summer with a diverse lineup of events and entertainment, featuring workshops and screenings for both kids and adults, environmental awareness, international animation, week-long camps for budding artists, and free access… »

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profile: Kris Pearn

Monday, July 5th, 2010

image © ken bautista EDIT NOTE: This article was originally run in the Spring 2007 issue of Apatoons , a closed-loop a.p.a., and the longest running animation related publication in American history. With permission from all those involved, we’ve managed to get a Canadian Animation Resources exclusive! *Be sure to read through to the end… »

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Joel Duggan’s Starcrossed

Monday, July 5th, 2010

more comix!  that’s a good… »

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weekly rex bunyan

Monday, July 5th, 2010

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GIRAF ’10, Calgary, Call for submissions

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (GIRAF) Wednesday, Nov 3-7, 2010 at Plaza Theatre, Calgary, AB Call for Submissions The Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival is the only exclusively independent animation festival in Canada, with a focus on experimental and self-produced animated film. GIRAF plays an essential role in the promotion, education and appreciation of independent… »

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Happy Canada Day!

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

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