Month: February 2011

press release: WGC Award nominees announced

Writer’s Guild of Canada announced their nominees last week, and it looks like The League of Super Evil could very well be the best written animated TV show in Canada, garnering two nominations this year. Here’s the nominees for the…

Joseph Gilland’s Elemental Magic special effects workshop (quick review by Barry Sanders)

Friend of the site, Barry Sanders, was fortunate enough to attend Joseph Gilland’s effects workshop in Toronto last week.  He was kind enough to send over a quick write up: On Sunday February 20th the Toronto Animated Image Society presented…

Call for Proposals: GIRAF Animation Festival, Signal Film/Art

Deadline: Friday March 18, 2011 Quickdraw Animation Society seeks artist proposals for our GIRAF 7 signal film. The Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival runs this Nov 2‐6, and celebrates the best in independent animation, through screenings, visiting artists, workshops, and…

showcase: Eggcellent – Martin Sokol, 2010

We posted about Martin Sokol‘s film for the TIFF 2010 Preview series, but I thought it was high time that we posted this little gem of a graduate film. Martin’s a recent graduate of Sheridan College with a bright future…

events: Animation & Film: The Scott Caple Retrospective, Friday, February 25, 2011, Toronto Cartoonist’s Workshop

From Scott’s blog: I have been remiss in leaving it to now, but I have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: I am going to have, my first, my very own, SHOW!! I have joined forces with the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop. The show…

jobby: FX artist, 567vfx, Toronto

February 23, 2011 567vfx is looking for an experienced FX artist proficient in visual effects compositing, broadcast design, has strong client presentation skills, a great personality and handles pressure well. FX supervision, knowledge of the AutoDesk Flame platform, 3D design…

call for entries: Northwest Animation Festival

Straight outta Portland: It’s the inaugural year for the Northwest Animation Festival and they’re looking for your animated films.  Any length, and no restrictions on when they were made.  So if you’ve got that gem on a disc that you…

call for entries: Art By Chance

here’s the poster: here’s the promo film: here’s the description: ART BY CHANCE proudly announces its 2011 theme: CHANGE ART BY CHANCE is opens to films of all kinds; fiction, animation, documentary and video art with the exception of training…

jobby: more Pixar posts: Technical Artist – Rigging,Shading TD, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

February 17, 2011 Technical Artist – Rigging About Pixar Canada Pixar Canada is looking for a Technical Artist – Rigging (“TD”) for its Vancouver Studio.  Pixar Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pixar Animation Studios, the world leader in animated…

jobby: 3D animator, Hatch Studios, Toronto

February 15, 2011 Hatch Studios Ltd. is looking to fill a full-time 3D animation position. The applicant should have substantial experience animating characters, vehicles/products and cameras. For characters, they should have a solid understanding of timing, comedic acting, personality, and…

from the internets: Paul Dutton on the Illusionist

BleedingCool.com brings a little more from Calgarian Paul Dutton, who was the animation Director on Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist.  The interview is a bit light, but it’s nice to see Paul getting a share of the attention. Here’s a snippet:…

from the internets: Paul Dutton to direct Spring Heeled Jack?

From BleedingCool.com: Paul Dutton, Calgarian and Animation Director on Sylvain Chomet’s the Illusionist is developing Philip Pullman’s Spring Heeled Jack as a Feature: It’s the plan that I direct this film. I’m developing it right now with a partner here…

Happy birthday, Stompin’ Tom! (via nfb.ca)

Here’s a little film by Paul Morstad, from 2004. from nfb.ca Moon Man is an animated short inspired by the song “Moon Man Newfie,” composed and sung by Canadian music legend Stompin’ Tom Connors. It tells the story of folk…

events: Joseph Gilland via TAIS, Toronto, February 20th

ELEMENTAL MAGIC WORKSHOP: An Organic Approach to Special Effects Animation. The event,  featuring Disney veteran, special effects animation guru and author, JOSEPH GILLAND, will take place on Sunday, February 20th from 10 am to 5 pm at the NFB Mediatheque…

jobby: Animation Instructor, Quickdraw Animation Society, Calgary

Animation Instructor (Contract): Youth Animation Camps Deadline for submission: Monday February 21, 2011 * Quickdraw Animation Society is an animation centre with a mandate to facilitate independent artists and their work. We are dedicated to providing the independent animator inexpensive…

from the internets: Jay Stephens interview on CBR

Guelph, ON based, award-winning cartoonist Jay Stephens has a great interview over at Comic Book Resources about his newest co-creation, a King Feature syndicated comic strip ‘Oh Brother!’. In it he touches on the animation process of his show ‘The…

jobby: Environment/Sets Modeling Artist, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

February 3, 2011 About Pixar Canada Pixar Canada is looking for an Environment/Sets Modeling Artist (“TD”) for its Vancouver studio. Pixar Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pixar Animation Studios, the world leader in animated films. The Vancouver studio produces…

jobby: Intermediate/Senior Compositors, Optix Digital, Toronto

February 3, 2011 Company: Optix Digital Location: Toronto, Ontario Positions: Intermediate/Senior Compositors Description: Optix is looking for two intermediate – senior level compositors to join our team on a photorealistic CG television series. Working experience in Nuke and familiarity in…

events: 6th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival, March 4-6

Coming up next month in Vancouver, the 6th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival.  Looks like they’ve got some animation screening.  Here’s the info they sent me: 6th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival Friday, March 4 – Sunday, March…

Rock & Rule Premiere at Corus Quay

by Peter Roe (Guest Contributor) On January 19, 2011, intrepid Nelvana animator, Barry Sanders, presented the first of (what is to become) a monthly event, at the Toronto home base of Corus Entertainment: an after-hours screening of a non-mainstream animated…