Month: March 2012

Editorial: Working = Money, right?

From the publisher: (Mike!) Yesterday’s big story here, and on a few other like-minded sites, was the new business model being espoused by Digital Domain CEO John Textor, whereby students at their new government-funded school are paying tuition to work…

Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival 2012, call for entries

Call for entries! Montreal– Monday March 26, 2012– The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce the official opening of its call for entries for the Festival’s fourth edition, taking place on October 19, 20 and 22, 2012…

jobby: Maya Character Animators/Generalists, Ricochet Productions, Toronto

March 29, 2012 Ricochet Productions, commercial post production, visual effects and animation studio in Toronto is looking for experienced Character Animators and/or Generalists for a 2-3 month contract job at our downtown facilities. General hours are Mon-Fri, 9-5. Additional hours…

jobby: Experienced CG Compositor, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

March 29, 2012 EXPERIENCED CG COMPOSITOR Industrial Brothers are looking for a Compositor to work on their third installment of the successful gaming app “Beast Farmer”. • Must have an extensive knowledge of Maya and After Effects • A keen…

events: Toronto Silent Film Festival screening 1922 Cinderella by Lotte Reiniger, Tonight!

Brandy Dean, who interviewed me for Toronto Film Scene a few weeks ago, drew this to my attention today: the Toronto Silent Film Festival kicks off tonight, and the program includes a screening of the short film Cinderella by Lotte Reiniger from…

Press Release: OIAF 2012 programming announced, should make the cartoon crowd pretty damn happy.

OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES A CROWD PLEASING PROGRAMMING LINE UP FOR 2012 Major Tribute to Ralph BakshiPlanned OTTAWA (MARCH 28, 2012) – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is announcing its most crowd-pleasing lineup ever for the 2012 edition of North America’s premier…

press release: Canadian Comedy Awards, open for submissions!

2012 CANADIAN COMEDY AWARDS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS The Comedy Network presents the 13th Canadian Comedy Awards & Festival Toronto, ON (March 27, 2012) — Nominations are officially open for the 2012 Canadian Comedy Awards & Festival (CCAs), and this year more…

Call for Entries: 2012 NW Animation Festival

I really like the tone of this festival.  I haven’t been, nor do I know anyone who has.  But just read the eligibility requirements.  Any animated film, from anywhere, made whenever, shown wherever.  It’s the most inclusive thing I’ve seen…

jobby: Harmony Compositor, Big Jump Productions, Ottawa

March 22, 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…

OIAF 2012 Poster, by Koji Yamamura

Here it is, this year’s poster for the Ottawa International Animation Festival.  These things always seem to spark controversy. Here’s the info that accompanied the release: Each year, the Ottawa International Animation Festival commissions an artist to design our Festival…

The Art of Short Films

Here’s a book project to keep an eye on – Morten Enevoldsen, a young animator currently in France, is intent on compiling artwork from a series of contemporary animated short films from around the world. So far it looks like he’s…

from the internets: TVO’s Saturday Night at the Movies talks animation with Mark Mayerson, Robin Budd and Chris Landreth

From Mark Mayerson: TV Ontario ran two animated features, Perspepolis and Mary and Max, on Saturday Night at the Movies on March 17. As usual, between features, they ran interview footage relating to the films. This segment features Oscar winner Chris Landreth (Ryan), Director and…

cool beans: Animation to Live Action Adaptation, “The Hockey Sweater” by grade 7 students

Too cool for school. The Hockey Sweater. A movie for school at Jh picard in english class. 7a. by: Max McPeak, Anthony Plettl, Luke Porter, Kael Tupper…. A Five Guys Production And here’s the NFB original, “The Sweater”, by Sheldon Cohen, based on the book by…

call for entries: New York Television Festival, Independent Pilot Competition

The New York Television Festival’s annual Independent Pilot Competition is now accepting original, independently produced television and web series pilots in ALL genres, from 4-22 minutes in length. By submitting to the NYTVF, artists are eligible for category and sponsored…

Happy Birthday Cartoon Brew!

Cartoon Brew is 8 years old today, and is the second longest-continually operating animation blog around.  Congrats to Jerry and Amid for all their hard work.  I’m a pre-Brew reader, and followed both Jerry’s Cartoon Research blog, and Amid’s Animation Blast,…

Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival, call for entries

The Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival is accepting short cinematic and new media works of all genres, including drama, documentary, experimental and animation, made by those aged 14-28 who reside in the Greater Toronto Area for consideration at the 2012 festival taking place in…

jobby: Technical Artist – Rigging, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

March 13, 2012 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 films. The Vancouver studio produces short-form animation…

events: TIFF Kids, April 10-22, 2012, Toronto

TIFF KIDS 2012: INDUSTRY PROGRAMMING ANNOUNCED! There is still time to register for TIFF Kids and TIFF Next Wave. Together these festivals represent the evolution of the Sprockets International Film Festival for children and youth. TIFF Kids (April 10th – 22nd) http://tiff.net/tiffkids will celebrate…

jobby: Senior Art Director(s), Guru Studio, Toronto

March 9, 2012 Position: Senior Art Director(s) Location: 110 Spadina Ave Suite 500, Toronto Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience Hours of Work: 40 hours per week. Overtime as required. Guru Studio, the award winning internationally renowned animation house in…

jobby: 3D Character Modelers, Guru Studios, Toronto

March 9th, 2012 Position:  3D Character Modelers Location: 110 Spadina Ave Suite 500, Toronto Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience Hours of Work: 40 hours per week. Overtime as required. Guru Studio seeks 3D Character Modelers for a premier international…

comix: Angora Napkin wraps 120 pages online, more to come in 2012

Troy Little, co-creator of the notoriously overlooked Teletoon Pilot Project alum, Angora Napkin, has just posted the last page of his Eisner Award nominated graphic novel.  That’s 120 pages of Angora Napkin goodness you can read here. But that’s not…

jobby: CG Supervisor, Guru Studio, Toronto

March 9, 2012 Position:  CG Supervisor Location: 110 Spadina Ave Suite 500, Toronto Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience Hours of Work: 40 hours per week. Overtime as required. Guru Studio, the award winning internationally renowned animation house in Toronto,…

jobby: Commercial Animation Director, guru studios, Toronto

Position:  Commercial Animation Director Location: 110 Spadina Ave Suite 500, Toronto Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience Hours of Work: 40 hours per week. Overtime as required. Guru Studio seeks a Commercial Animation Director. Qualifications: Minimum 5 years experience working…

press release: NICKELODEON ANNOUNCES NEW ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM TO TAP INTO COMEDY PIPELINE

BURBANK, CALIF. – March 8, 2012 – Nickelodeon will implement a new animated shorts program designed to develop comedy-driven content, it was announced today by Brown Johnson, President, Animation, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group.  As part of the…

jobby: Surfacing Artist, Arc Productions, Toronto

March 5, 2012 JOB TITLE:    Surfacing Artist DEPARTMENT:   Surfacing REPORTS TO:   Head of Surfacing/Surfacing Supervisor POSITION OVERVIEW The Senior Surfacing Artist works with the Surfacing Supervisor or Lead to establish the look and qualities of characters, props, and environments…