Archive for June, 2011

TONIGHT: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, group show, June 30th, Toronto

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

SOOOOO grumpy about not being able to go to this.  Here’s the poster: Thanks to Tammy Semen and Kyle Marshall for putting this together. I want to go to… »

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jobby: Layout Artist, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

June 30, 2011 Arc Productions in Toronto (formerly Starz Animation) is hiring a Layout Artist. POSITION OVERVIEW The Layout Artist stages shots and plots the action that will take place within each scene using Maya and prepares these shots for presentation to the show’s Director. This position must anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or… »

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TAC ANNOUNCES PITCH THIS! 2011

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

TWO TOP IDEAS WIN THE CHANCE TO PITCH THEIR PROJECT TO BROADCASTERS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS OTTAWA, Ontario – The Ottawa International Animation Festival’s industry event TAC is now accepting proposals for its 2011 PITCH THIS! Program, presented by 9 STORY ENTERTAINMENT.  This year’s event will be held at the Fairmont Château Laurier on September 21… »

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Palm Springs International Shortfest picks Canadians for best animated shorts

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Tara Schorr brought this to our attention, it seems we had some fine representation and acknowledgement at the recent Palm Springs International Shortfest.  They have a variety of categories, but we swept Best Animated Short.  You can find the press release here. Here are the pertinent details: BEST ANIMATION SHORT: First Place ($2,000) – The… »

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jobby: Visual Effects TDs, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

June 23, 2011 Summary of Position Pixar Canada is looking for two Visual Effects TDs for its Vancouver studio for a 6 month contract commencing, August 2011. In Pixar’s production process, the term “TD” means “Technical Artist”.  The Visual Effects TD works with other crew members to create visual effects in an animated film.  Visual… »

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showcase: Mike Geiger’s County Ghost, episode 5

Monday, June 20th, 2011

It’s been a while since we’ve seen him, but here’s some more County Ghost for eyeholes to suck into your brain. county ghost – episode 5 from mike geiger animation on… »

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jobby: junior animator, Arc Productions, Toronto

Monday, June 20th, 2011

June 20, 2011 Arc Productions (formerly Starz Animation) is hiring Junior Animators! Position Overview: The Jr. Animator completes assigned shots in accordance with the show Director’s overall vision. The Jr. Animator also checks in regularly with supervising animators regarding individual progress and with the animation producer regarding tasks and available work. This role must anticipate,… »

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jobby: 2D Character Designer, Hatch Studios, Toronto

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

June 19, 2011 We are looking for a traditional 2D character designer for the occasional contract project to work in studio, in Toronto. If you can draw in a diversity of styles from cartoon Disney to graphic illustrations please email us samples of your work to… »

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press release: ODE TO A POST-IT NOTE – VANCOUVER SHORT FILM WINS A WEBBY – INTERNET’S HIGHEST HONOR

Friday, June 17th, 2011

This should’ve been posted almost a month ago, but we had some technical snafus and various other meaningless excuses.  But it’s worth sharing. Congrats to Jeff on the award. “The Little Film that Could by the Little Studio that Could” VANCOUVER, BC (May 20, 2011) – Ode to a Post-it Note, an animated short film… »

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comix: Angora Napkin

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Co-creator Troy Little is posting pages of the first (Eisner Award nominated) Angora Napkin comic, oops, Graphic Novel online here.  A fresh one goes up every couple of days, so check back regularly.  He’s got a second one he’s finishing up right now as well.  I was lucky enough to get a preview, and in… »

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It’s Jalloo time!

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

I’m outta town, in sunny(today) Miramichi for this year’s Jalloo Festival of Animation and Games.  It’s always great to indulge in some east coast hospitality and talk cartoons.  They’ve really got me working this year too, with three separate panels already today, another tomorrow, plus a screening of contemporary Canadian animation that I managed to… »

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press release: Teletoon announces Canadian programming

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

TELETOON ANNOUNCES A NEW LINEUP OF HOMEGROWN ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS TELETOON brings four new original series to the table and announces the renewal of three others (Banff, AB, June 14, 2011) – TELETOON Canada inc. today announced its lineup of new and returning Canadian original series recently green-lit or currently in production. The announcement was made… »

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jobby: Scene Prep Artist, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

June 8, 2011 Arc Productions (formerly Starz Animation) is looking for a Scene Prep Artist for immediate hire. SCENE PREP ARTIST Scene Prep Artists provide production ready files for the flow through the pipeline to animation, lighting and FX. REQUIREMENTS: Solid foundation in Maya Mel scripting/batch scripting experience an asset but not required Experience working… »

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jobby: Character Finaling Artist, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

June 8, 2011 Arc Productions (formerly Starz Animation) is looking for a Character Finaling Artist for immediate hire. CHARACTER FINALING ARTIST Support the creative performance in a shot with the appropriate  technical requirements as follows: Remove undesirable geometric penetrations, folds and creases from rigged assets. Ensure that rigged assets are in contact with one another… »

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Jobby: Multiple positions, DHX Media Vancouver

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

June 7, 2011 DHX Media Vancouver (formerly Studio B Productions) is gearing up for a huge production season with multiple Flash series on the go. We are in need of extremely talented, creative and experienced crew to join our award winning team. The Vancouver location of DHX Media is nestled at the corner of Alexander… »

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jobby: Experienced Harmony Animators, Oasis Animation, Montreal

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

June 1, 2011 Oasis Animation is looking for 2D digital animators with a least 2-years’ experience working with Harmony, for a Disney project in Montreal.  The interested candidates would need to come to Montreal to do a test and if hired, would need to move to Montreal for the production.  This project starts mid-June or… »

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events: Little Tugboat Academy, July 8-10

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

FIRST-EVER LITTLE TUGBOAT ACADEMY SET FOR JULY 8-10 Participants in Toronto Seminar Will Learn How to Make and Sell Preschool Television Content The first-ever Little Tugboat Academy is set to take place at Toronto’s Cuppa Coffee Studios, July 8-10.  The intensive three-day course, “How to Make A Great Preschool Series,” is designed for both professionals… »

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