Archive for April, 2012

events: Capilano Gradshow, April 27th and 28th!(that’s tonight and tomorrow!) Vancouver

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Capilano University’s Animation Programs will hold their industry night Friday, April 27th from 5pm to 9pm at the Harbour Centre, in downtown Vancouver. They will be exhibiting drawing, design and animation of the 2D and 3D Capilano U. programs. DHX Media will be presenting a $2,000 scholarship/paid summer internship and Atomic Cartoons will present two… »

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events: Pencils, Pixels and Puppets, a Sheridan Animation Showcase

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Amidst all the Gradshows and Industry Days that happen at this time of year, Sheridan has decided to throw a “Best Of” event! Chris Wash teaches at Sheridan (we posted a link to an interview he did with Kyle Mowat a day or so ago), and has c0-undertaken the task of c0–sorting through the 500… »

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showcase: the Bubble Hub, by William Bradford

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

I was checking through old drafts for posts and discovered that I never published this one.  I think I tried contacting William and never heard back, something like that.  Either way, it’s worth seeing.  It’s by North Vancouver, BC animator and character designer William Bradford and is apparently a  test piece for a pitch package… »

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Sheridan Industry Day: Thursday, April 26th

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

This Thursday is Industry Day at Sheridan.  Here’s a little clip to whet your appetite. Sheridan College industry Day Commercial 2012 With Credits from Katarina Antonic on… »

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Algonquin College Gradshow 2012: Friday, April 27th

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

All over the country, the next crop of wannabe animators are swallowing their nervous bile and preparing to embark on the job hunt.  The first step is usually the “open house”.  Algonquin College in Ottawa is breaking theirs into two parts this year, the first is a Studio Day, which we mentioned a while back. … »

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from the internets: Student profile of Kyle Mowat at TAAFI.com

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Over on the TAAFI website, there’s an interview with soon-t0-be Sheridan grad, Kyle Mowat.  The interviewer is Chris Walsh, a prof at Sheridan, so there’s some clear familiarity between the two.  They mainly cover Kyle’s grad film, Ball Pit.  Kyle’s work is not what one generally expects when the words “Sheridan Grad” are mentioned.  Much… »

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Showcase: Apple Dap, directed by Hobo Divine for Pixel Pirate Studios

Friday, April 20th, 2012

I can never get enough Hobo Divine (Jamie Sutton). Pixel Pirate Presents “APPLE DAP” from Saxton Moore on Vimeo. pixelpiratestudio.com presents it’s first of many Animated Shorties. This shorty starring “Apple Dap” is sure to put the Hip in your Hop. Swing on over to http://pixelpiratestudio.com/ for more fun and… »

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showcase: Rumbleseat, by Mike Roberts

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Directed by Mike Roberts, music by the Sadies. A young man whose life has just ended in a fiery racing accident is guided by four rockabilly band spectres who lead him, through a netherworld of lost souls, to either heaven or hell. Won best animated short the Atlanta Underground Film Festival. Screened at the CFC’s… »

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Education and Exploitation with John Textor

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Publisher’s Note(Mike V): Apologies to those readers still interested in following this story.  We were unable to schedule the second half of our interview with John Textor in an expedient fashion, and felt it best to get what we do have to you sooner rather than later.  The first half felt like a warm-up, to… »

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press release: OIAF recognizes Video Game Animation with new competitive category

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION ADDS NEW CATEGORY FOR VIDEO GAME ANIMATION Category the first of its kind among Global Animation Festivals OTTAWA (April 18, 2012) – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is pleased to announce the creation of a new category, specifically created for video game artists. The Best Non-Gameplay Animation category is the first… »

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TAAFI poster chit-chat with Mike Geiger and Rich Duhaney

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

About a week or so ago, we posted Mike Geiger‘s design for the inaugural TAAFI poster.  Lots of you seem to like its obvious cartoonery, so we decided to ask Mike and Rich Duhaney (of TAAFI) for a little background on the design. Mike’s pretty busy, but he managed to squeeze this out for us:… »

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jobby: Senior Flash / After Effects Animator, Optix Digital Pictures, Toronto

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

April 17, 2012 Optix is looking for a talented and senior Flash/After Effects animator for an upcoming television series production starting in late May. The qualified candidate will have: – 5+ years experience in a 2D animation production pipeline – Production experience working in Flash and After Effects – Experience leading and managing a team… »

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events: Montreal Stop Motion Film Fest, Free Screening, April 18th

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Free Screening on April 18th! The 18th of April will be a special date as we celebrate the official launch of the call for entries to the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival. We are offering a free screening at 7 pm in the J.A de Sève Theater (1453 Mackay Street) to thank all of our… »

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Call for Submissions: GIRAF 2012

Friday, April 13th, 2012

One of these days, I really want to go to this: Deadline: August 1, 2012 The 8th annual GIRAF (or the Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival) is looking for Animation submissions, in all styles, genres, lengths, and mediums. Our programs are a strong eclectic mix of animation, representing the best of the medium from Claymation… »

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jobby: Modelers/Riggers, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

April 12, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Modelers/Riggers to join the team. With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent producers to life… »

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jobby: Surfacing Artists, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

April 12, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Surfacing Artists to join the team. With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent producers to… »

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jobby: Animation Director, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

April 12, 2012 Type:                        Full-Time Salary:                     $65,000 – 85,000 – Medical/Dental benefits Start Date:            Summer 2012 Job Description: We are currently seeking an experienced Animation Director to lead a production crew on upcoming projects in our Ottawa studio. This is a multi-faceted position that requires exceptional artistic and leadership skills. Directors must… »

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jobby: CG Supervisor, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

April 12, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for a CG Supervisor to join the team. With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent producers… »

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Q&A with John Textor – CEO of Digital Domain

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ve been running coverage following the reveal that Digital Domain is setting up a school, using government funding, to enable students to pay tuition for the “privilege” of working on their upcoming animated features.  The bit that really lit the fire was a villainous address by their CEO, Joh Textor, to a group… »

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“Garage” trailer, by Sam Chou and Style 5

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

I’m so glad Sam Chou has finally decided to share this.  It’s a trailer he produced to pitch a show called “Garage”.  Sam’s an outstanding director, and he put together a great little team for this.  It was produced with a real balance of artistry and economy, almost perfect in that respect. It’s also an… »

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jobby: Flash Animators, PIP Animation, Ottawa

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

April 5 2012 ANIMATORS – PIP Animation, in Ottawa is looking for 6 to 10 experienced Flash animators to work on our overlapping productions. We are currently working on the award winning “Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That” season 2, and 1 hour Christmas special and a brand new 52 x 11 series. As all three… »

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jobby: Senior Production Designer, Guru Studios, Toronto

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

April 4, 2012 SENIOR PRODUCTION DESIGNER Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for a versatile Senior Production Designer to conceptualize and develop the look of an upcoming 3D preschool television series for an international broadcaster. Responsibilities: –       Work with director to establish overall visual look for the… »

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jobby: Environmental Location Designer, Senior 3D Rigging TD, Guru Studio, Toronto

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

April 4, 2012 1) ENVIRONMENTAL LOCATION DESIGNER Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for a talented Environmental Location Designer to develop original environmental designs which will define the look of an upcoming preschool 3D television series for an international broadcaster. Responsibilities: –       Work with Director and Production… »

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jobby: Character Designer, Storyboard Artist, Storyboard Revision Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

April 4, 2012 1) CHARACTER DESIGNER Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for a talented Character Designer, to develop unique character while defining and contributing to the look of a brand new 3D preschool television series for an international broadcaster.   Responsibilities: –       Work with Director and… »

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press release: TAAFI debuts poster, launches website

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

TORONTO ANIMATION ARTS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES OFFICIAL FESTIVAL POSTER AND WEBSITE Toronto, ON   April 4, 2012 – Set to be Canada’s premier mainstream animation festival, the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) is launching their inaugural event July 6-8, 2012 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.   Today they unveiled the official TAAFI 2012 poster created by Toronto’s own internationally celebrated designer,… »

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Grojband behind the scenes, from Fresh TV

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

The guys at Fresh TV (Total Drama everything) are good at PR.  Right now, over on their blog, they’re sharing some behind the scenes info and images for their newest offering, GrojBand!  Developed by Neptoon Studios, GrojBand! is the latest from Todd Kauffman and Mark Thornton. I’m pointing this out because, while it’s not giving… »

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