Archive for August, 2012

Events: Burlington Animation Festival, September 29th, Burlington, Ontario

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Another new animation festival on the block in Ontario.  This one is the Burlington Animation Festival.  Here’s how they describe themselves: Situated in the lakeside town of Burlington, Ontario, our festival has one clear and simple goal. BAF aims to entertain a discerning adult audience with fantastic animated shorts. Powerful and passionate, these short films… »

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Attention Directors: Directors Rights Collective of Canada may be holding foreign royalties for you, list attached.

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

This came in via Mark Mayerson, and seems to be on the up and up.  Basically, the DRCC collects foreign royalties on behalf of Canadian directors, and is affiliated with the Directors Guild of Canada.  There’s a very long list of directors they are trying to reach, and quite a few are very recognizable(Kaj Pindal,… »

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events: “More For Less with ToonBoom”, September 17, Toronto

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Toon Boom CEO Joan Vogelesang, and CTO Francisco Del Cueto, will present “More for Less with Toon Boom.”As the animation software global leader, Toon Boom acts as the glue that binds content creators, producers and educators together. Come and learn about the current state of the animation industry, and discover the role animation plays in… »

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Comix: Angora Napkin gets a wee bit racy

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

It’s Wednesday, and Troy Little’s as good as his word.  Here’s another Angora Napkin comic (we’re up to number 10 aleady!) There’s a bit of wink-wink, nudge-nudge going on in this one.  Just… »

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new Goodwin VS Badwin on Mondo’s YouTube Channel

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Well, it looks like Canadian-made Goodwin VS Badwin finally got it’s very own round 2.  The first four episodes found enough of a following to spawn a spin-off (Mrs Brickles) and now it looks like episode 5 is online. Co-creator Josh Bowen claims there are more to come, so GBV fans, stay… »

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jobby: Assistant Technical Director, Arc Productions, Toronto

Monday, August 27th, 2012

August 24, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for an Assistant Technical Director to join our 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… »

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jobby: CG Animator, Arc Productions, Toronto

Monday, August 27th, 2012

August 24, 2012 POSITION OVERVIEW The Animator completes assigned shots in accordance with the show Director’s overall vision. The animator checks in regularly with supervising animators regarding individual progress and with the animation producer regarding tasks and available work.  This role must anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot any technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders, and… »

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Aaaawwwwwwwwwwwww! It’s the last episode of SUPER DUPER SUPER HERO.

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Four in a row for Mike Geiger.  Here’s the fourth episode of SUPER DUPER SUPER HERO: SUPER DUPER SUPER HERO – EPISODE 4 from mike geiger animation on… »

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showcase: Mulvar

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

He’s got my vote.  Wait, everybody’s making that joke. Mulvar, by Patrick Désilets. … »

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jobby: Technical Directors, 3D Generalists, Environmental Artists, Texture Artists, Lighters, FX Artists, Embassy VFX, Vancouver

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Vancouver-based The Embassy Visual Effects, renowned for photo-realistic visual effects work in high-end film and commercials, is on the lookout for exceptional talent:   Technical Directors for Lighting, Softimage/ICE, Houdini , Dynamics and Particles (several positions) Experience 4+ years experience creating photo real effects (particles, fluids, smoke, explosions, water) for film and commercials Strong knowledge… »

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from the internets: Thunderpaw

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

It’s important we all see this.  It’s not Canadian, but it may be the future of everything I love.  It’s Thunderpaw.  Go experience it here, then come back and tell me how awesome your life… »

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SUPERDUPERSUPERHERO!!!!!

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Episode three!  Featuring the diabolical menace of…… the Future!!!! SUPER DUPER SUPER HERO – EPISODE 3 from mike geiger animation on… »

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jobby: BG Colour Artists, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Monday, August 20th, 2012

That’s it, just reposting from their facebook feed to help spread the word: Still need some BG colour artists to start right away.. Wanna make fun cartoons with us? Please send in your resume to hr@atomiccartoons.com… »

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newsflash: DHX just bought Cookie Jar

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Playback has just reported that DHX Media has taken another step in expanding its empire woth the purchase of Cookie Jar Entertainment (formerly Cinar).    Here are the details from the post:  The $111 million cash, stock and debt deal will see Cookie Jar CEO Michael Hirsh stay on as exec chairman and DHX Media CEO… »

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showcase: GUM, by Noam Sussman, care of Cartoon Brew’s Student Festival

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

NOAM!!!! Noam Sussman likes to make funny faces and funny cartoons.  His Sheridan grad film, GUM is online via Cartoon Brew’s online student festival.  There’s a short interview with Noam as well. Here’s the link. And here’s the short: And here’s Noam’s blog…. »

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jobby: DHX Vancouver is hiring, A LOT. (Designers, Animators, Board Artists, Supervisors, AFX Artists)

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

DHX Media Vancouver is hiring! We’re looking for talented, inspired, creative artists that are passionate about creating quality animation to join our team. Opportunities are available to work with us on exciting Flash Animation Series such as Packages from Planet X, Pound Puppies and My Little Pony. We have a great artist-centric environment, staff events… »

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jobby: 3D Layout Artist, DHX Media, Halifax

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Job Title: 3D Layout Artist Job Type: Contract Start Date: October 2012 Location: Halifax, NS, Canada DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd. is an international leader in children’s television production, currently working on Doozers with The Jim Henson Company. We are seeking talented 3D Layout Artists with extensive experience and knowledge in staging and blocking work…. »

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jobby: Layout Lead, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

August 14, 2012 About Pixar Canada Pixar Canada is looking for a Layout Lead for its new 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…. »

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press release: Canadian presence at OIAF 2012

Monday, August 13th, 2012

CANADIAN ANIMATION TAKES CENTRESTAGE  AT OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL OTTAWA (JULY 24, 2012) – Canadian animation will be well represented at this year’s OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (OIAF). The 2012 edition of the Festival, running September 19th-23rd, will see some outstanding Canadian works competing along side the best international animated films from the past year…. »

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jobby: 3D Designer, the Orb Factory, Halifax

Monday, August 13th, 2012

August 13, 2012 The Orb Factory is looking for a highly organized and detail oriented individual to take a position with us as 3D designer. Our company currently works with a variety materials for developing play forms such as cardboard, fabric, metal and plastic. As a 3D designer you will join a passionate team of… »

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PIGGOATBANANAMANTIS! by Dave Cooper, Johnny Ryan, and Nick Cross

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Yep, you read that right.  The creative partnership of Dave Cooper and Nick Cross just added a whole new layer of awesome, with the help of Johnny Ryan.  Johnny’s not Canadian, but we won’t hold that against him, since he makes cool comix. So aim your eyeballs this way, for some sweet, sweet cartoonery. On… »

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jobby: Lighting Supervisor, Guru Studio, Toronto

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Position: Lighting 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, seeks experienced Lighting Supervisor for a premier international animated TV series. As the Lighting Supervisor you will be required… »

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jobby: Compositing Supervisor, Guru Studio, Toronto

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Position: Compositing 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, seeks experienced Compositing Supervisor for a premier international animated TV series. As the Compositing Supervisor you will be required… »

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Super Duper Super Hero! Episode 2!

Monday, August 13th, 2012

It’s Monday!  It’s August!  You know what that means? Mike Geiger’s got another episode of Super Duper Super Hero all ready for you to stick in your eye-holes! SUPER DUPER SUPER HERO – Episode 2 from mike geiger animation on… »

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from the internets: Ted Wilson, Animation Insider interview

Friday, August 10th, 2012

More Animation Insider interviews: today’s Canadian Animator is Ted Wilson, co-creator of Mondo Media’s Gundarr the Barbarian. Here’s the… »

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from the internets: Sandra Loke on Animation Insider

Friday, August 10th, 2012

So the other day, Animation Insider drew my attention with a Dave Merritt interview.  As is usually the case, I started poking around to see who else had recently been subjected to the Insider questionnaire.  I found another Canadian: Sandra Loke.  Sandra’s a talented artist who works at Chuck Gammage Animation. Here’s her interview. And… »

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from the internets: Animation Insider interviews Diamond Dave Merritt

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Animation Insider has a great formula.  Standardized interview questions that they send out to all kinds of animation types.  There’s a pretty huge catalogue on there, including a number of notable Canadians.  The latest is “Diamond” Dave Merritt.  Whether you know it or not, you’re probably familiar with the man’s work. Have a read here…. »

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showcase: SUPER DUPER SUPER HERO!!! by Mike Geiger

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Mike Geiger’s latest, SUPER DUPER SUPER HERO, is finally here! SUPER DUPER SUPER HERO – Episode 1 from mike geiger animation on Vimeo. Mike’s got four episodes planned so far, so look for them throughout the month of August!… »

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from the internets: Tribute.ca points out that Canadians work on American movies!

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

A little piece popped up on tribute.ca about Canadian talent working on Genndy Tartakovsky’s Hotel Transylvania.  It is cool that they mentioned some animators by name.  We don’t usually see that kind of coverage.  Here’s the… »

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