Archive for January, 2012

jobby: 3D Character Modeller, Ottawa University, Ottawa/Gatineau

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

For the production of an interactive 3D Lab (Rat Dissection) coproduced with the University of Ottawa, the CFORP and the Ontario Ministry of Education of Ontario, the School of EECS is looking for a 3D character modeller (for approx. 5 weeks of 3D modelling) The 3D character modeller need for realistic external and internal animal… »

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(bump)from the internets: cast your vote on Ithentic’s latest Golden Play

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Just a quick bump, as today’s the last day to vote. A while back, we drove some traffic over to a Canadian short film that was up for the top prize on iThentic’s Golden Play contest.  As a result, Death By Lemonade got a boost in votes and won.  This month, the category is Sci-Fi,… »

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a conversation about unpaid internships

Friday, January 27th, 2012

A few days ago, we posted openings at Toronto’s guru studios for unpaid internships in various positions.  We received an above average number of comments in response to those posts. First of all, thank you for your response.  We get next to no discussion in our comments section.  That’s our norm.  We also recently had… »

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jobby: Production Coordinator, Cookie Jar Entertainment, Toronto

Friday, January 27th, 2012

January 27th, 2012 Position: Production Coordinator Department: Production Division: Cookie Jar Entertainment Location: Toronto (King St. West) Description: This position will provide administrative support to producers in the Toronto office and communicate schedules internally, and to offsite personnel.  Working with an outsourced model of production, the coordinator will distribute production elements between various locations in a timely manner and… »

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jobby: Animation Department – Lead Instructor, Centre for Arts and Technology, Kelowna BC

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Animation Department – Lead Instructor The Centre for Arts and Technology Kelowna seeks a full-time Instructor for our Animation for Games, Film & Visual Effects diploma program.  We are seeking an enthusiastic well-rounded generalist with proven leadership skills. Bring your passion and experience and we will provide the support and guidance for you to develop… »

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press release: guru inks development deal for Nemesis

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

TORONTO, ON (January 19, 2012) – TELETOON launches development on Guru’s innovative new half hour animated kids series, Nemesis, where each episode tells one story, two unbelievably different ways. Nemesis  chronicles the comical antics of two groups of kids at Palmerston Primary, one led by Blade and the other by Josh. Once best friends, they’ve… »

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showcase: Wait For Me Under the Lamp Post, by Luis Gadea

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Another film from VFS.  This one’s by Luis Gadea.  He’s an actual… »

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events: Family Stay-Cation, NFB Mediatheque, Toronto

Friday, January 20th, 2012

FAMILY STAY-CATION at the NFB Mediatheque SIGN UP EARLY Hands-On Animation Workshops at our biggest Family Day program ever! Choose from 3 workshops daily at 10 AM, 12:30 PM and 3 PM. Saturday, February 18  SCIENTIFIC FUN-ONEMA Sunday, February 19 JUST ZOO IT Monday, February 20 ANIMATE THE EDGEWALK THAT’S NOT ALL Let your imagination soar… »

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press release: Goodwin vs Badwin on Mondo Media

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Co-creators Joshua Bowen (Style 5) and Peter Burton (Former Development Executive, Adult Animation 20th Century Fox) are excited to announce the launch of the animated adult comedy web series, “Goodwin vs. Badwin.” http://www.youtube.com/user/MondoMedia/featured The series follows the relationship between polar opposite twin brothers, Goodwin (the good twin) and Badwin (the bad twin) from their stint… »

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press release: Andrew Kerr heading up Consumer Products, Nelvana Enterprises

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Toronto, Canada — Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises announced the appointment of respected industry veteran Andrew Kerr to Head of Consumer Products, The Americas and Australasia, effective immediately. Kerr brings over 14 years of international industry experience in licensing, consumer products and marketing, and will be responsible for strategy, brand management and development for Nelvana properties including Beyblade, Babar, Franklin… »

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press release: Siggraph events, 2013 and 2014

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

(Chicago, IL) –SIGGRAPH, the world’s premier conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques, announces site selections for its 2013 and 2014 North American conferences. SIGGRAPH 2013 plans to return to Anaheim, California, 21-25 July, to celebrate the 40th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques  alongside  thousands of research scientists, gaming experts and developers, filmmakers,… »

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showcase: Satori

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Here’s Satori, by Sheridan grad, Abhilasha Dewan, here’s her… »

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coolest beans: new trailer for Nick Cross’ “Black Sunrise”

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

you must watch this. I’ve written about Nick and his work extensively on here before.  So I’m just going to urge you to watch this and form your own… »

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jobby: Multiple Positions (Animators, Compositors, Character Builds, Scene Assemblers, Production Staff), Big Jump Productions, Ottawa

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

January 17th, 2012 A little bit about BigJump: BIG JUMP Productions is a privately owned, independent, 2D hybrid animation production facility that specializes in the seamless combination of traditional and digital techniques. Our team of industry professionals is comprised of highly accredited specialists in all elements of production, prepared to develop projects from concept to… »

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press release: YTV and Cartoon Network on board for season 3 of Almost Naked Animals

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Toronto, Canada – January 17, 2012 – 9 Story Entertainment’s announces its animated comedy series Almost Naked Animals has been re-upped by YTV (Canada) and Cartoon Network (U.S.) for a third season of 12 new episodes. Almost Naked Animals (52×22), produced and distributed by 9 Story, launched on YTV Canada in January 2011, on CiTV UK in April… »

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jobby: Production Software Engineer, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Monday, January 16th, 2012

January 16, 2012 About Pixar Canada 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 an opportunity to be part of a diverse and talented team producing world-class digital character animation…. »

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jobby: Rendering TD, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Friday, January 13th, 2012

January 13th, 2012 Summary of Position The Rendering TDs (Technical Artists) are responsible for producing the final images that make up each of our animated films. These technical artists use the render farm and Pixar’s RenderMan software to render and composite high-resolution images, check them for defects, and help to troubleshoot and correct any problems that exist. They provide… »

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jobby: Animator, RocketOwl Inc, Ottawa

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

January 12, 2012 RocketOwl Inc. is a funded Startup based out of Ottawa, ON. We are focused on building competitive social games for the next generation of mobile and web devices, bringing the best of social, mobile, and professional gaming together to create an incredible experience that both challenges players individually, and in team settings…. »

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jobby: Environment/Vue Artists, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

January 12, 2012 Position Title: Environment/Vue Artists Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Environment/Vue Artists to join the team. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for creating inorganic and organic environments under the direction of the Art Director and the Supervision… »

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jobby: Effects Artist, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

January 12, 2012 Position Title: Effects Artist Reports to: Effects Supervisor/Head of Effects Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Description: Arc Productions Ltd. (formerly Starz Media Canada Co.) is hiring an Effects Artist Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for an Effects Artist to join the… »

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jobby: Matte Painter, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

January 12, 2012 Position Title: Matte Painter Reports to: Art Director/Head of Art Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Description: Arc Productions Ltd. (formerly Starz Media Canada Co.) is hiring a Matte Painter with photo real experience POSITION OVERVIEW The Matte Painter creates digital matte paintings in the style of the show, working from visual direction provided… »

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showcase: Kevin Hearn’s “Monsters Anonymous”, directed by Chris Minzzz

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Kevin Hearn, of the Barenaked Ladies, just released a music video for his song, “Monsters Anonymous”.  There’s all kinds of great voice talent on the record (can I call it that?) including Hawksley Workman and Jenn Grant.  The video was directed by Toronto animator/illustrator Chris Minzzz, based on sketches by Kevin himself. It’s a fun,… »

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Showcase: Tough West, by Henrique Barone

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

There have been quite a few noteworthy little films popping up online out of Vancouver Film School’s classical animation program.  VFS has pretty quick turnaround, and a lot of their students are experienced animators from other country’s who are looking to get into Canada to work.  Student visa’s help a lot.  But it also means… »

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Press Release: NFB’s Highrise installations hit TTC, Toronto

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Pattison Onestop, Art for Commuters (A4C) and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) present HIGHRISE/One Millionth Tower on the TTC, seen on subway platforms across the city from January 2 – February 29, 2012. Capturing more than one million commuters’ attention, the project is a twofold art installation developed by curator Sharon Switzer, featuring… »

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showcase shortie: What Does Conan Have in His Hair, by Jon Izen

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Jon Izen is always making something, and for the last little while, between paying gigs, he’s been making these: I’ll post more over the next little while. Thanks… »

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Press Release: Slap Happy nabs YTV deal for “Nerds and Monsters”

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

SLAP HAPPY CARTOONS ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH YTV FOR ANIMATED SERIES NERDS AND MONSTERS. Vancouver-based animation studio Slap Happy Cartoons Inc. has signed a development deal with Corus Entertainment’s YTV for the animated series Nerds and Monsters. Created by Slap Happy Cartoons, Nerds and Monsters is a 52×11’ comedy aimed at 8-12 year olds that… »

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From the internets: Cartoon Brew premieres Patrick Doyon’s “Sunday”, from the National FIlm Board of Canada

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

It doesn’t look embedable yet, so you have to head over to Cartoon Brew to catch their exclusive premiere of Patrick Doyon’s charming new short animation, “Sunday”.  The National Film Board is apparently one of Cartoon Brew’s sponsors, so it looks like they get to roll out the red carpet for this one. We’re having… »

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RIP, Ron Searle, 1920-2012

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The new year is off to a rocky start with the announcement this morning that legendary illustrator Ron Searle has passed at the age of 91. Ron is best known in non-animation circles as the creator of the St. Trinian’s stories, with which I’m admittedly not too familiar.  I know him better by his breadth… »

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