Archive for January, 2011

cool beans: the Making of Samurai Jack

Friday, January 28th, 2011

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Come dressed as a Gnome for a free movie

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Tribute.ca has announced that a Guinness World Record attempt will be…attempted?…this February in Toronto. What for, pray tell? From the original article: “…for the largest gathering of people dressed as garden gnomes on Family Day — Monday, February 21, 2011 in Toronto. The event will be held at AMC Theatre, Yonge and Dundas at 9:30 a.m…. »

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from the internets: DHX expanding in Halifax

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Good news for our Nova Scotia brethren, on the heels of the the provincial government’s removal of the credit cap, DHX Media has announced plans to double its workforce from 75 to 150. You can read the full story via thechronicleherald.ca. DHX CEO, Michael Donovan credits the government’s decision for the move: “The lifting of… »

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Dear Stereoscopic 3D, You are SO dead. Signed, Ebert & Murch

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

I’ve had my reservations of the notion about 3D becoming the new norm, just solely on the basis that it can add about $12 – 20mil to any animated feature in a time of financial woes. And – estimates reveal it may have diminishing returns. There’s a million articles about this, (I highly recommend this… »

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Showcase: The Pig Farmer, by Nick Cross

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Nick Cross’ latest film is now available to the public.  It’s popping up all over the place, but if you haven’t seen it yet, take a gander. Note: adult themes, violence and anthropomorphic boobies. The Pig Farmer from Nick Cross on… »

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jobby: VFX Artists, Keyframe Digital Productions, Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON

Monday, January 24th, 2011

January 20, 2011 Keyframe Digital Productions Inc. located in Niagara-On-The-Lake are looking to fill a number of VFX positions to work on two high profile television series. Duties and Responsibilities: Create effects and composite using Combustion, Nuke and AfterEffects. Experience with 3DMax is an asset but Maya may also be utilized. Work within a team… »

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Nick Cross’ “the Pig Farmer” launches tomorrow, January 24th

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

It’s almost here: the latest cartoon from film-maker Nick Cross.  Tomorrow Nick will launch the Pig Farmer on his Youtube and Vimeo channels for your viewing pleasure. I’ll be adding it to the showcase as soon as I can…. »

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Jobby: Maya VFX Artists, March Entertainment, Toronto

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

January 20, 2011 March Entertainment is looking for talented Maya VFX Artists to work on its highly anticipated animated series Mia and Me. Artists should be equally fluent in Maya particles, nParticles and fluids. Familiarity with Trapcode Particular, RealFlow 5 and the SOuP series of plugins is preferred. At least rudimentary knowledge of Nuke is… »

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jobby: Lighters and Compositors, March Entertainment, Toronto

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

January 20, 2011 March Entertainment is looking for skilled Lighters and Compositors to help with our eagerly awaited CGI production Mia and Me. We are looking for people with TV animation experience who understand the fast-paced nature of the industry and the demands of production scheduling. You must have the creative skills to work with… »

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jobby: Animator, Slant Six Games, Vancouver

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

January 20, 2011 You’re the mover and shaker. Slant Six Games is seeking an Animator to be the creator of compelling animation for in-game motions and real-time cinematic scenes. Here is your chance to leave your mark on one of the most exciting AAA franchise console action titles in the industry – if you enjoy… »

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tomorrow night: Tabitha Dates Drawing: An Exhibition of Sketchbook Love

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

I don’t know Toronto-based illustrator and animation designer Tabitha Fisher, but I really enjoy her blog. Full of lively sketches from her travels and observations. Unlike many cafe sketchbooks I see out there, her subjects are often caught in the act of living, not waiting for a latte or asleep on a bus. When I… »

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Pixar story interviews

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Vancouver-based animation artist Karen J Lloyd has a 3-part interview with Pixar Story Artist Matthew Luhn over on her site. Definitely go check it out, and cruise through the rest of her site if you’re wondering about the storyboarding life in general. There’s also a quick Q&A with Story Artist Paul Briggs (Princess & The… »

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Globe & Mail is the new centre of the universe

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

In a recent article, the tech columnists at the Globe & Mail took it upon themselves to define the term ‘viral’ to all you noobs out there. In the process, they managed the classic left-handed compliment slap endemic to Canadian pop culture. “The runaway success of “Americanarama,” a song by Canadian indie band Hollerado with… »

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coming up: Storytelling in the Game Industry: A Panel Discussion

Monday, January 17th, 2011

If you’re in the Montreal area and interested in writing & storytelling for the gaming industry, you’ll want to attend this on Wednesday, Jan. 19. It will be moderated by screenwriter Alex Epstein (‘Naked Josh’, ‘Bon Cop, Bad Cop’ and more). From his blog: “Storytelling in the Game Industry: A Panel Discussion January 19, at… »

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Jobby: Animators, Big Jump Productions, Ottawa

Friday, January 14th, 2011

January 14, 2011 Big Jump Productions is looking for a few good animators to start February 1st on a high profile, primetime series. We require strong, classically trained animators with at least 2 years experience and proficiency with Toon Boom and/or Flash. This is NOT a symbol based show; it is completely classical. Interested candidates… »

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Press Release: TELETOON RETRO BREAKS ALL-DIGITAL CANADIAN SPECIALTY SUBSCRIBER RECORD

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Turns out, people like classic cartoons! Here’s the latest press release from Teletoon: TELETOON Retro hits over eight million subscribers, becoming the highest penetrated all-digital Canadian specialty channel (Toronto, January 12, 2011) – TELETOON Canada inc. today announced its classic animation service, TELETOON Retro, has reached over eight million Canadian subscribers for its English and… »

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just announced: Toronto Comics Arts Festival, May 7 & 8

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

At the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. Saturday May 7th 2011, 9am-5pm Sunday May 8th 2011, 11am-5pm FREE ADMISSION WWW.TORONTOCOMICS.COM TORONTO, Ontario – Returning for the third time to Toronto Reference Library and for its 8th year overall, The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) will burst onto Toronto‚s literary and comic scenes again this… »

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from the internets: Flooby Nooby, Line of Action

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Over on Flooby Nooby, Ron Doucet shares his thoughts on the concept of Line of… »

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coming up: The Christian Potenza Academy of Awesome Voice Acting

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Veteran Canadian voice actor Christian Potenza is hosting a voice acting seminar for all who are interested & in the Greater Toronto Area, on January 22nd. From his Facebook fanclub page: Voice acting workshops are starting Jan 22nd. GO to the Facebook page – THE CHRISTIAN POTENZA ACADEMY OF AWESOME VOICE ACTING. Contact Kevin or… »

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showcase: Jetcat in “Sacred Identity”

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Guelph, Ontario cartoonist Jay Stephens gave a heads up that the 1999 Annie-nominated episode of his creation is online. It’s also the first Jetcat short that aired on Nicktoons “Kablam!” Enjoy! Jetcat originally debuted in the awesome indie creation ‘Oddville’ , a comics series that Jay put out with Oni Press & Dark Horse. In… »

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Annecy 2011 call for entries, deadline Feb 1

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Info is here. Here’s what’s eligible: Any frame by frame animated video or film made for the cinema, television and/or the Internet may be entered. Only works completed after 30th September 2009 and never previously entered at the Annecy Festival will be accepted. Works must be registered in one of the following categories in order… »

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Jake and the NeverLand Pirates Preview

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

From Disney Junior: Jake and the Neverland Pirates.  This show is premiering next month in the sates, I’ll have to see where you can catch it here.  The Canadian connection is huge.  The whole show is being produced in Ottawa at Mercury Filmworks.  I know a lot of folks who’ve worked on it, and they’ve… »

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showcase: Cordell Barker’s ‘Cat Crazed’ titles

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Cordell Barker took a break from making his latest film to desing & animate the opening for a CBC documentary ‘Cat Crazed’  a doc that examines the world’s unprecedented cat overpopulation crisis. From the NFB blog, Cordell answers a fan question posted on the NFB Facebook page: “Cat Crazed was a great opportunity for me. … »

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jobby: John K is looking for artists.

Friday, January 7th, 2011

January 7, 2011 He’s primarily looking for LA-based artists, but I thought it was worth posting.  Over on his blog, John has posted a call for artists who can animate, ink and paint, and paint backgrounds for some short station IDs he’s working on.  Of interest: he’s doing them using ToonBoom Harmony.  John’s been using… »

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jobby: VFX Fluids Artist, Starz Animation, Toronto

Friday, January 7th, 2011

January 7, 2011 Starz Animation located in downtown Toronto is looking for a VFX Fluids Artist to work on a stereoscopic live action feature film. Duties and Responsibilities: Create effects for assigned shots using Realflow and Maya, ensuring continuity and flow within and between shots and sequences Work with Lead Effects Artist to ensure that… »

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Your 2010

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

It’s time to look back at the year in review.  I’ve got my own thoughts about 2010, and I’m for sure gonna share ’em before we get too deep into 2011.  But first, I wanted to put it out the readership here at Canadian Animation Resources, what do you guys think were the most important… »

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Best of Ottawa 2010 tour

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Coming to a theatre near you? One of the great things that the folks at the Ottawa International Animation Festival provide is the annual “best of” touring programme.  Regular attendees take it for granted, every year we get exposed to a huge variety of films from an international pool of directors.  Not every film appeals… »

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