Archive for October, 2011

Death By Lemonade needs your vote!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

iThentic.com is an online broadcast portal that  runs a monthly video contest.  This month they’re doing animated videos, and one of the contestants is our fellow Canadian, Kyu-bum Lee.  We ran “Death By Lemonade” in our showcase a while back, and this would be a nice excuse for readers to go have another peek at… »

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jobby: Director, Programming, Teletoon, Toronto

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Director, Programming Reports To: Vice President, Programming TELETOON Direct Reports: Manager, Scheduling (team of 4) Acquisitions Specialist Acquisitions and Scheduling Coordinator Address: Brookfield Place 181 Bay Street Toronto, ON M5J 2T3 Job Description: Reporting to the Vice President, Programming, the Director, Programming is responsible for all programming activities from recommending acquisitions to implementing scheduling strategies… »

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jobby: Pipeline TD, Bron Studios, Vancouver

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

October 26, 2011 PIPELINE TD for CG Animated Specials Job Code: PTD008 Posted: Oct 25, 2011 Start Date: TBD BRON Studios (Burnaby, B.C.) is looking for a PIPELINE TD for a team focused on creating an Animated CG show.  The ideal candidate has experience developing 3D animation production pipelines, and consulting with department supervisors to… »

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comix: Angora Napkin

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

It’s been a while since I posted a link, but Troy Little is still posting pages to his Eisner Award-nominated Angora Napkin graphic novel over at the Angora Napkin blog.  If you’re looking for a fun read, go check it out. He’s all the way up to page… »

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jobby: Lighting TDs, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Friday, October 21st, 2011

October 21, 2011 About Pixar Canada Pixar Canada is looking for Lighting TDs 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 is… »

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jobby: Animator, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Friday, October 21st, 2011

October 21, 2011 About Pixar Canada Pixar Canada is looking for an experienced Animator for its Vancouver studio. 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:Visual Effects TDs, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Friday, October 21st, 2011

October 21 2011 Summary of Position Pixar Canada is looking for a Visual Effects TD for its Vancouver studio for a contract position ending June 2012. 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 effects… »

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jobby: Library Marketing Manager, Cookie Jar Entertainment, Toronto

Friday, October 21st, 2011

October 21, 2011 Library Marketing Manager Cookie Jar Entertainment is looking for a Global Library Marketing Manager.  This position is located in Toronto, Ontario Responsibilities: Drive content sales of library and key franchises through effective marketing Undertake a Library title analysis and create and execute the growth plan which will include packaging and promoting titles… »

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jobby: Flash Animators, Lizard Brain Inc, Vancouver

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

October 20, 2011 Lizard Brain Inc. is looking for classically trained animators for freelance work on a flash project. Must be proficient in CS 5.0, and have a minimum of 2 years experience working in television animation. Term is from 2-4 months . For additional information please mail a copy of your resume and link… »

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press release: more info from the Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Montreal, Wednesday October 19, 2011 – The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival, the first to be solely dedicated to promoting animators and filmmakers practicing this amazing technique, will hold its third edition on October 21, 22 and 23, 2011 in the J.A. de Sève Theatre at Concordia University (1453 Mackay Street, Montreal). This year’s festival… »

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jobby: CG Supervisor, guru studio, Toronto

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

October 18, 2011 guru studio seeks a CG Supervisor to work as a technical liaison between the various departments on season 2 of their original series Justin Time. They should be extremely organized with a keen eye for detail and have the ability to multi task in a fast paced environment. Candidate should also have… »

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jobby: Production Accountant, guru studio, Toronto

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

October 18, 2011 PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT guru studio, the award-winning, internationally-renowned, animation house in Toronto, seeks both full-time and part-time experienced Production Accountants for a number of in-house productions. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of five years experience as a Production Accountant. Responsibilities: Prepare and manage regular production cost tracking and reporting, including managing… »

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jobby: Character Rigger, Bron Studios, Vancouver

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

October 18, 2011 Character Rigger for CG Animated Specials Job Code: RIG006 BRON Studios (Burnaby, B.C.) is looking for an experienced Character Rigger for a team focused on creating an Animated CG show.  The ideal candidate has experience in rigging and skinning characters and props that can move, deform and act as required by the… »

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press release: Jennifer McCarron joins Atomic Cartoons as Head of Production

Monday, October 17th, 2011

VANCOUVER, BC October 17, 2011 – Atomic Cartoons Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Jennifer McCarron to the studio’s management team. An award winning animation producer, Jennifer Twiner-McCarron joins Atomic Cartoons as the Head of Production in October 2011. Over the past 15 years, Jennifer has produced or executive produced dozens of animated… »

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CAR Funding Drive, approaching zero hour.

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Ok gang, this’ll probably be my last update as the Funding Drive counts down over the course of the next 17 hours.  A big shout out to all those who jumped on board in the last couple of days.  Thank you to David Diaz, Amber Holowaychuk, Brittiny Lepage, and Kyle Marshall.  Every little bit helps… »

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jobby: 3D Riggers, guru studio, Toronto

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

October 13, 2011 guru studio seeks experienced 3D RIGGERS for the second season of their original show JUSTIN TIME. Summary: Alongside design and animation departments you will work with a small team to rig and model 3D characters, sets and props for use in a television series.  You possess a keen sense of how to… »

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jobby: Layout Artist, guru studio, Toronto

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

October 13, 2011 guru studio seeks a Layout Artist for the second season of their original show JUSTIN TIME. JUSTIN TIME is a “2d/3d Hybrid” production with a unique look. Visually, it pulls design influences from the likes of Mary Blair, Golden Book Illustrations and Samurai Jack. The Character designs are bright, colourful and highly… »

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jobby: Layout Supervisor, guru studio, Toronto

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

guru studio seeks a Layout Supervisor for the second season of their original show JUSTIN TIME. JUSTIN TIME is a “2d/3d Hybrid” production with a unique look. Visually, it pulls design influences from the likes of Mary Blair, Golden Book Illustrations and Samurai Jack. The Character designs are bright, colourful and highly refined using simple… »

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30 Second Films update: Rebecca David=MacGyver

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

This I like: Rebecca David just posted an update on the 30 Second Films blog.  The above photo is her home-made line test machine. The Challenge is entering a new phase.  Technically, we failed miserably.  No one hit the deadline, none of the films are finished, the licenses that Toon Boom gave us expired.  Total… »

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Events/Press Release:The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival Unveils the official line-up of its 3rd edition

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

October 21, 22 and 23, 2011 Montreal, October 11, 2011 – The third Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce the release of its official program for 2011. This year, the Festival will be taking place on October 21, 22, and 23, in the J.A. de Sève Theater at Concordia University (1453 Mackay… »

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CAR Funding Drive, 4 days to go!

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

To be fair, I haven’t really been pushing this thing.  I don’t want to be the guy running around bugging my readers for cash.  That being said, I’ve only got four days to go to run around and bug my readers for cash!  We’ve logged in a pretty sad four hundred and sixty five dollars… »

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Events: Animation Industry Night, Toronto, November 10th

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Got this little missive in the virtual post today: It’s almost here! The 2011 TAAFI Animation Industry Night lands on November 10th at the Vogue Supperclub in Toronto’s trendy Liberty Village. Meet up with all of your friends and family from the animation, VFX and gaming industries as we toast our incredible community and launch… »

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press release:Radical Sheep Options Yub Yubs from Industrial Brothers

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Toronto, Canada – October 5, 2011 – Radical Sheep Productions is elated to announce they have optioned the rights to Yub Yubs from the ingenious minds of the Industrial Brothers, producers of children’s interactive media including the smash hit iPhone game Beast Farmer. The 3D animated preschool series features three adorable characters that can magically… »

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press release: TVOKids launches Season II of Pillars of Freedom

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Ocotber 5, 2011 Season 2 Launch of Pillars of Freedom on TVOKids How hard is it to govern? Season 2 tackles the question for kids. Unique Multi-Platform Series Introduces Youngsters to Principles of Democracy, Freedom and Voting Season 2 Premieres Monday, October 10th at 5:55 PM (ET) in The Space Toronto, ON [October 6, 2011]… »

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NFB on Vimeo

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Just a heads up that as of two weeks ago, the NFB has set up their own channel on Vimeo. So, if the main site, YouTube channel, or the ever-evolving interactive site isn’t enough, there is yet another way to see your old favourites as well as new ones such as this film by Bruce… »

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jobby: Lighting TDs, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

October 5, 2011 Pixar Canada is looking for Lighting TDs 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 is a great opportunity… »

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from the internets: Neptoon’s Grojband greenlit on Teletoon

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

The press release doesn’t actually mention the Neptoon guys, but it’s their show.  Here’s the news from their blog: Following Friday’s news of FremantleMedia Enterprise’s partnership with Animation Collective for new children’s and teen content, the company’s kids and family entertainment division has snapped up the rights to the brand-new Teletoon original production Grojband. Toronto,… »

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from the internets: John K’s Simpsons opening, w/Amid Amidi

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Cartoon Brew has a great post up right now on John K’s treatment of the Simpsons for their season opener.  Amid and John know each other pretty well, and it lends itself to some good conversation. Whether you’re a fan of John’s or not, the guy’s talent and ability is undeniable.  He’s moving into abstract… »

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