Archive for May, 2011

jobby: Interactive Designer, Crowdwave Games, Toronto

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

May 31, 2011 CrowdWave® is one of the most exciting gaming companies to emerge in the mass-participation gaming space.  With an impressive customer base, CrowdWave’s interactive entertainment system has been played by over 6,000,000 fans of pro and collegiate sports.  With is patent pending Vision Interactive software, crowds in stadiums and arenas engage with each… »

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jobby: Visual Development Artist, Crowdwave Games, Toronto

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

May 31, 2011 CrowdWave® is one of the most exciting gaming companies to emerge in the mass-participation gaming space.  With an impressive customer base, CrowdWave’s interactive entertainment system has been played by over 6,000,000 fans of pro and collegiate sports.  With is patent pending Vision Interactive software, crowds in stadiums and arenas engage with each… »

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from the internets: Sidekick on Cartoon Network, NB gets some financial support

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

May 31, 2011 Over on his blog, Neptoon Studios’ Todd Kauffman announced that their show, SideKick, is premiering on Cartoon Network on June 13th.  Congrats. Loogaroo’s Gene Fowler got his mug in the press as a one million dollar investment has been announced for New Brunswick tech companies in the Miramichi region.  The investment comes… »

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CANCELLED.events: In Conversation with John Lasseter, Toronto, June 7, 2011

Friday, May 27th, 2011

UPDATE: This event is cancelled.  John Lasseter has had to decline his appearance for personal reasons.  TIFF is refunding tickets. This just in, TIFF is presenting, as part of their “In Conversation With…” series, an evening with Pixar’s John Lasseter.  Here’s the description: Join us for a unique evening with Chief Creative Officer for Pixar… »

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studio news: Mercury’s Dave Merritt snags Daytime Emmy for Toot and Puddle

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The gang at Mercury Filmworks in Ottawa passed this along, congrats! MERCURY FILMWORKS WINS EMMY! We don’t want to ‘toot’ our own horn, but we can’t contain ourselves! We are thrilled to announce that Mercury Filmworks has won its first Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award for its loveable series, “Toot & Puddle.” This beautiful and heart-warming… »

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press release: Atomic Cartoons in development on Pirate Express, a co-production with Ellipsanime

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

*TELETOON Canada green lights Pirate Express for development* Atomic Cartoons is pleased to announce the commencement of development on Pirate Express with TELETOON Canada. Pirate Express, (52 X 11) a comedy for kids 7 – 11, is a co-production with France’s Ellipsanime. “When Boris Guilloteau and Alexis Leveillé presented us with this original concept, we… »

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jobby: Illustrators (photoshop), inMotion, Ottawa

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

May 26, 2011. InMotion is looking for artists (preferably in the Ottawa area), who are fluent in Photoshop (ie – Pen Tools).  The project is school curriculum for a foreign Education Ministry.  The job consists of acquiring and creating visual assets for two thousand 20 minute videos.  Preference for local people so that communication is… »

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showcase: Dr. Decapus, by Scott Lewis

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Scott Lewis‘, Dr Decapus won honours this year in Algonquin’s traditional animation program. Enjoy! Dr. Decapus from Scott Lewis on… »

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Showcase: Share, Jon Izen

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Jon Izen makes stuff.  He’s the creator of March Entertainment’s Yam Roll and Black and White, with Mondo Media. Share popped up on his blog the other day.  It’s a music video (we seem to be seeing a lot of those lately) for Renee and Jeremy, singer/songwriters who, together, make “kids music for people of… »

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Grad films, 2011: Film-Dump!

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

A few weeks ago, I put out a call for grad films and blog links.  Thank you to everyone who responded!  I’m doing my best to get the blogroll updated and will be posting grad films to the showcase here, in one big film-dump.  Check back, as I’ll be updating it. First up: Game Set… »

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Showcase: Jackpot, by Ryan Wright

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

One of this year’s grad films from Algonquin College, Ryan Wright’s Jackpot was one of my personal favourites.  It looks much like one would expect, and demonstrates a graduate who has paid attention and done the work.  Then it gets a bit weird.  I like weird. Well done Ryan. Jackpot from Ryan Wright on… »

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comix: Chewie 2, by Clio Chang

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

I love when artists make quick comics!  Clio Chang is a graduate of Capilano University’s Animation program, and I think is currently working at Disney.  This was on her blog.  Apparently it was a dream she… »

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blogroll update

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Added a few more to the list: Ryan Wright Megan Kearney Rich Dannys Carla Veldman Carrie Mombourquette Ginny Milling Vanessa Stefaniuk Gerry Cleary Capilano University Animation Alumni blog and the brotherboxer blog (for purposes of transparency, it’s me and Tavis Silbernagel) Check ’em out here. peace out…. »

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jobby: Storyboard Instructor, Capilano University, Vancouver

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

May 22, 2011 Instructor, Commercial Animation Program, Capilano University, North Vancouver. Looking for an outstanding instructor to teach storyboard theory and techniques used in the production of animated films, television series, and games. Qualifications: Five years experience employed in the animation industry as a storyboard artist using digital and traditional tools. Strong drawing and character… »

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showcase: Thick as Thieves, Kevin Parry

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Another favourite of the site (and by site, I mean me, let’s face it, I’m a self-indulgent tyrant), Kevin Parry, who created the super-awesome stop-mo short, the Arctic Circle, has just unveiled his latest project.  It’s a music video for Kalle Mattson. Here it is: Kalle Mattson – Thick As Thieves (Official Video) from Kevin… »

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A conversation with Nick Cross, part I

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Back on April fourth, we reported filmmaker Nick Cross’ announcement that he was embarking on the production of his latest film, Black Sunrise.  Regular readers will be familiar with Nick and his work, along with my clear and unabashed bias towards both.  With Black Sunrise, he’s making a big jump, from short films to features. … »

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jobby: Rigger, Red Rover, Toronto

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

May 19, 2011 Red Rover is looking for a rigger experienced in 3DS Max. Needs to be able to do cloth sims, finalize scenes, ect. for commercial work. Needed immediately for approximately 3 weeks – which could lead to longer term. Would prefer a website or internet access to Reel. contact:… »

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press release: Daytime Emmy noms for Canadian-produced Cat in the Hat

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT AND COLLINGWOOD O’HARE PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE DAYTIME EMMY NOMINATIONS FOR HIT ANIMATED SERIES THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! Martin Short for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program & David Schweitzer for Outstanding Original Song – Children’s & Animation Toronto, CANADA – May 11, 2011 – Co-Producers Portfolio Entertainment and… »

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from the internets: Should I post my film online, via CartoonBrew

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Cartoon Brew had this posted recently, and I think it bears repeating to our audience as well. Max Porter of the husband-and-wife animation team Tiny Inventions wrote a fascinating blog post about the pros and cons of immediately distributing their short Something Left, Something Taken on-line last year instead of waiting for the film to… »

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showcase: BLA BLA – Vincent Morisset, 2011

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

I don’t know how long this will be up, but you should check out Vincent Morisset’s crew over at the NFB site dedicated to their new project “BLA BLA”. Fans of the Arcade Fire might recognize Morisset’s name – he came up with their famous interactive video “be oNline B” . My impression  is that… »

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call for applications, DRIFT: The Elements, TAIS

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Call for applications to: The Toronto Animated Image Society and Art For Commuters DRIFT: The Elements Deadline Submissions: June 24, 2011 The Toronto Animated Image Society is seeking proposals for a commissioned project. DRIFT: The Elements takes for its theme the essential elements of life: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water; elements that can give or… »

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Call for Entries, Toronto Urban Film Festival

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Here be the deets: Five Years and Still TUFF! Filmmakers, animators and video artists are invited to submit one-minute silent films for an urban public to the 5th annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF). TUFF is FREE to submit prior to June 1, 2011. After that date, there will be submission fees: $10 (June 1… »

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showcase: Fester Goes Fishing – Aaron Long, 2011

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

In true Canadian fashion, we’re profiling a local artist after all the Americans deem him worthy. Aaron Long is my kind of guy. Here’s why – he made this. On purpose. …I know, right? AND, in typical Canadian fashion, I just had to get the facts straight on this guy. So Dr. Long was kind… »

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events: HEAVY METAL in 35mm, Bloor Cinema, Toronto, May. 25

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

What? You’ve never seen this R rated, largely Canadian-made schlock classic?! Get thee to school. From the Film School Confidential Facebook posting: “One of the most beloved – and notorious – cult animated films of all time, the partly Canadian financed HEAVY METAL is a wild blast of sex, sci-fi, horror, dark fantasy, ultraviolence and… »

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events:The art of Survival – A Fundraiser for Cancer relief, Saturday May 14, 2011, Toronto

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Got word of an event this weekend for a good cause: The art of Survival – A Fundraiser for Cancer relief This Saturday May 14th from 1pm-4pm at the Swansea Town Hall in Toronto Craig Schriver and Keith Fukumoto will be co-hosting an art show called “The Art of Survival” with over 40 pieces of… »

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jobby: Lighting TDs, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

May 11, 2011 About Pixar Canada Pixar Canada is looking for a Lighting TD for its studio in Vancouver.  Pixar Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pixar Animation Studios, the world leader in animated films.  The Vancouver studio produces short-form animation focusing on legacy Pixar characters from films such as Toy Story and Cars.  This… »

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jobby: Lighting Apprentice, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

May 11, 2011 About Pixar Canada Pixar Canada is looking for a Lighting Apprentice for its 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 Cars. … »

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press release: Chilly Beach on Hulu

Monday, May 9th, 2011

We don’t get Hulu in Canada, but good news for March Entertainment, getting an outlet like that to carry their show.  Shows that there’s life after broadcast. Here’s the press release: Duopoly announces the U.S. launch of the groundbreaking, web-to-TV animated comedy series Chilly Beach, now streaming on Hulu.com and the Hulu Plus subscription service… »

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jobby: Animators, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Monday, May 9th, 2011

May 9, 2011 About Pixar Canada Pixar Canada is looking for Animators 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 Cars. This… »

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jobby: Layout Artist, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Monday, May 9th, 2011

May 9, 2011 Layout Artist 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 produces short-form animation focusing on legacy Pixar characters from films such as Toy Story… »

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jobby: Associate Production Manager, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Monday, May 9th, 2011

May 9, 2011 Pixar Canada is looking for an Associate Production Manager 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 produces short-form animation focusing on legacy Pixar characters from films such as Toy Story and Cars. Summary of… »

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More blogroll updates

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Thanks for all the responses to my shout out for art blogs!  I’m adding a few today, and please be patient, if yours isn’t up yet, it will be soon.  blogspot is screwing with me a bit, and I can’t seem to add anything that isn’t a blogspot address right now.  I’ll get it sorted… »

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jobby: Producer, Art Director(games), Crowdwave Games, Toronto

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

May 5, 2011 Producer Crowdwave Games – Toronto, Canada Area Job Description We are currently seeking Producer with experience in creation of quality digital artwork for the video game or broadcast market to join our game development art team in our Toronto office. Producer The Producer will be expected, alongside the Game Director, to lead… »

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cool beans: animating on an iPad

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Check it out!  This is from “Animation… »

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