Month: November 2010

Tim Burton on Kevin Parry’s ‘Arctic Circle’

images © Kevin Parry Kevin Parry, recent Sheridan Grad and one of this site’s favourite animators, managed to wrangle Tim Burton’s on the spot review of his student film ‘Arctic Circle’ at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on the opening weekend…

profile: Kevin Parry

Last week I posted a fantastic film in the showcase, the Arctic Circle,  by Toronto’s Kevin Parry.  Months back, Kevin was good enough to take some time to chat with me about himself and the film.  Not long after,  …

RIP Leslie Neilsen

from Wikepedia: Leslie William Nielsen, (February 11, 1926 – November 28, 2010) was a Canadian-American actor and comedian. Nielsen appeared in over 100 films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying over 220 characters. Born in Saskatchewan,…

jobby: Studio Coordinator, guru studio, Toronto

26, 2010 guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation and production company in Toronto, is looking for an energetic, Studio Coordinator to administer between front office, production, IT and facilities operations. The job includes everything from managing the…

jobby: Water Effects Artist, Lead Compositor, Starz Animation, Toronto

November 25, 2010 Water Effects Artist -Feature film or high end television experience -VFX experience -Minimum 3-5+ years working in Realflow software, specifically with photorealistic water -Intermediate experience in Maya is a must -Expert understanding of Maya dynamics is a…

jobby: Lighting/Compositing Supervisor, Compositing Supervisor, Starz Animation, Toronto

November 25, 2010 Lighting/Compositing Supervisor POSITION OVERVIEW The Lighting/Compositing Supervisor works with the Lighting/Comp APM to help create schedules, with the Department Head to create staffing models, and with the Pipeline Supervisor to enhance the Lighting/Compositing pipeline. The Supervisor assists…

the Challenge of Animation: Another piece of the puzzle

It’s been a good long time since I’ve written any more “Challenge of Animation” posts,  but that doesn’t mean I can’t add some pieces to the puzzle.  Cartoon Brew posted yesterday a short bit about new markets, so I’m going…

Old, Bad System

Montréal-based screenwriter Alex Epstein has an interesting blog often full of pithy insights to the screenwriting side of (live-action) television. But here’s one article that especially twigged with me: “Q. I was wondering, five years later: is the “writing room”…

jobby: Texture Artist/Modeler, guru studio, Toronto

November 19, 2010 Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for a Texture Artist/Modeler. The ideal candidate will have the ability to interpret 2D character, set and prop designs efficiently and accurately in…

jobby: Crowdwave Games, Lead Developer, Ottawa

November 16, 2010 CrowdWave is the world’s first mass-participation motion-controlled game platform. Our clients are some of the biggest teams in pro sports and we’re looking to add top talents to our creative roster. With 20+ thousand fans controlling your…

press release: Hasbro and Corus make sweet, sweet love. Rich get richer.

First of Many Global Output Deals for Year-Old Television Production and Distribution Division of Hasbro LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 9, 2010– Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution division of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS), has reached a comprehensive programming and marketing…

comix: thesupervillain.com

You want comix?  We got comix. Mike Geiger’s making them, Hobo Divine’s making them, Mick Harrison and Kyle Marshall too.  Heck, even Scott MacDonald is making them. Put ’em all together and what do you get?  A talent sandwich.  You…

this weekend: Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema, Nov. 18 – 21, Kitchener-Waterloo

The 10th edition of the Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema is returning to Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario from Thursday November 18th through Sunday November 21st, 2010. Full list of films can be found HERE and the sched is HERE. Directors Brent Green…

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

November 16, 2010 Hatch Studios Ltd. is looking for a fulltime 3D lighting and rendering artist. The applicant should possess advanced experience lighting and rendering stylized and photorealistic environments, products, vehicles and characters. In addition, the applicant should have moderate…

Car-powered camera stand from Starz Animation

Check out the challenge that Starz Canada took on for Subaru and DDB: Car-mounted camera, fence-mounted artwork. The 760 frames of animation were created by Kevin Adams at Starz Toronto, the spot itself was directed by Chris Tait. There’s a …

jobby: VFX Producer, IMAX, Toronto

November 9, 2010 JOB TITLE: VFX Producer REPORTS TO: COO & CTO START DATE: Immediately SUMMARY IMAX Corporation is looking for an experienced VFX Producer to work on an exciting full 2D to 3D conversion of a live-action Hollywood feature. …

showcase: ‘Rise of the Living Corpse’ – Chris Walsh

Sheridan College instructor Chris Walsh knocked out this horror filmfest favourite last summer, and it’s been plastered everywhere including the horror connoisseur site Fangoria. I’m digging the AMC new series ‘Walking Dead’, so let’s post this in honour of all…

cool beans: Cartooning Scholarship

This is cool!(via drawn.ca) NCSF Cartooning Scholarship A reminder: there is just over a month to get your applications in for the National Cartoonists Society Foundation’s annual Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship. If you are a student in the U.S., Canada,…

showcase: Runaway – Cordell Barker, 2009

This is the last of our showcase series of the exclusive online programming for the NFB’s Get Animated! series of workshops and screenings across Canada. To find the rest of them, simply go to ‘showcase’ in the menu bar above…

jobby: Creative Director, Alchemy, Toronto

November 5, 2010 Alchemy is looking for an experienced Creative Director to lead and inspire our creative team and oversee all stages of production.  Responsible for the visual style and quality of work created by Alchemy, the Creative Director will…

re-showcase: Madame Tutli-Putli – Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski, 2007

We’re not done yet! Continuing with our showcase series bent on hyping the NFB’s ‘Get Animated!’ cross-Canada screening & workshop series, that runs until this Sunday, here’s Clyde Henry Production‘s award-sinning short ‘Madame Tutli-Putli’ from 2007. If you were in…

this weekend: GIRAF 6, Calgary, Nov. 3 – 7

) This weekend in Calgary, AB, is the sixth annual GIRAF fest. Don’t know what that is? From their website: “The Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival is the only exclusively independent animation festival in Canada, with a focus on experimental…

Christian Potenza has a proposal for you

Well, this is interesting. Christian Potenza’s ANIMATION NATION ARMY is doing an exercise in Crowdsourcing. No money req’d. From his YouTube channel: “Well folks, here it is. THE ANIMATION NATION CARTOON PROJECT – OPERATION: Lets Make A Wicked Cartoon! This…

jobby: Storyboard Revision Artist, guru studio, Toronto

November 2, 2010 Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for a Storyboard Revision Artist to join our team. The start date is immediately and will last until December 24, 2010. Requirements/Skills: Strong…

jobby: Modellers, Texture Artists, XSI Generalists, Gallus Entertainment, Toronto

November 2, 2010 Modelers Gallus Entertainment Inc., a fully independent Toronto Animation Studio is currently seeking CG Modelers for an exciting new boy’s action series, complete with villains from the cinema: Medusa, Vampires, Werewolves, Cyborgs, et cetera, all in an…

jobby: Maya Animators, FX Artists, Gallus Entertainment, Toronto

November 2, 2010 Maya Animators Gallus Entertainment Inc., a fully independent Toronto Animation Studio is currently seeking Animators (Maya) for an exciting new boy’s action series, complete with villains from the cinema: Medusa, Vampires, Werewolves, Cyborgs, et cetera, all in…

jobby: Freelance 2D EFX Artist, guru studio, Toronto

Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for a Freelance 2D EFX Artist, for a new children’s series. Start date is immediately and will last until April 2011. Requirements/Skills: · Understanding of traditional…

jobby: Lighting Artists, guru studios, Toronto

November 2, 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…

The comfort zone

Or: This must be purgatory. It’s Friday. 5 O’clock. You have spent the week doing your job. You have your check and are ready for the weekend. You had a discussion with some of your co-workers about a game you…