Archive for November, 2012

Michael Fukushima Interview, Part II

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Here’s the second, and final part of the interview I conducted with NFB producer, Michael Fukushima. Part I can be found here. Thanks again to Michael, Grayden Laing, TAAFI, and the NFB.  This was a… »

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jobby: 3D Animators, Pipeline Studios, Hamilton

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

November 29, 2012 Pipeline Studios has an exciting opportunity in our CG department. We are looking for 3D ANIMATORS. Join the Pipeline team as a key member of the animation crew in our Hamilton studio. Pipeline Studios is always looking for creative, talented artists with a clear vision to deliver high caliber work. Interested applicants… »

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jobby: Lighter, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

November 28, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for a Lighter with Renderman experience 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… »

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showcase: Knot in My Heart, the Zolas, directed by Sean Arden

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Got this by carrier pigeon the other day: it’s a lovely little stop-mo piece directed by Algonquin College alum, Sean Arden.  I asked Sean to give me some low-down on the short: Conceptually we wanted it to seem as much like video as possible. We went to great length to try to keep it smooth… »

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Tonight: VFX & Animation Industry Party, Toronto

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

If you’re in Toronto, and you’re looking to hobnob with some animation and VFX types, this would be a pretty good place to do so: the 2nd Annual VFX & Animation Industry Party.  TAAFI is involved, CASO is involved.  Tickets are available here…. »

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jobby: Rigger, Arc Productions, Toronto

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

November 23, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in Toronto, Ontario Canada is looking for Riggers 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 producers to… »

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jobby: Producer, Arc Productions, Toronto

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

November 23, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for a Producer 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 producers to… »

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jobby: Production Manager, Arc Productions, Toronto

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

November 23, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for a Production Manager 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 producers… »

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jobby: Production Coordinator, Arc Productions, Toronto

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

November 23, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for a Production Coordinator 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 producers… »

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jobby: Production Assistant, Arc Productions, Toronto

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

November 23, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for a Production Assistant 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 producers… »

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jobby: Assistant Production Manager, Arc Productions, Toronto

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

November 23, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for an Assistant Production Manager 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: 3D Animator, Barskool.com, Toronto

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

November 21, 2012 Independent producer requires 3D animator (preferably 3D studio max) to create opening sequences and bumpers for a tv show. The animation will include integration of video footage, a logo, and Google maps with an artistic rendering of the globe. Initial consultation and subsequent collaboration will be required. This is a contract position… »

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Why did the animator cross the road?

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Brent Forrest supplies the answer after the… »

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jobby: Lead Rigger, Arc Productions, Toronto

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

November 20, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Lead 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… »

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jobby: CG Supervisor, Arc Productions, Toronto

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

November 20, 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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showcase: the Right Place, by Jamie Gallant

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Nice little bit of character animation by Ottawa-based Jamie Gallant.  Nice to see full animation, with solid timing.  Nicely done Jamie! The Right Place from Jamie Gallant on Vimeo…. »

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jobby: Senior Surfacing Artist, Arc Productions, Toronto

Monday, November 19th, 2012

November 19, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for a Senior Surfacing Artist 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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Michael Fukushima at Reel Asian Film Festival

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Following part one of our interview with Michael Fukushima, we present, care of Grayden Laing, Michael’s presentation at this year’s Reel Asian International Film Festival.  Michael is the first producer to be honoured by the festival.  Traditionally they recognize directors. A selection of films were screened, including Michael’s first film, Minoru: Memory of Exile, that… »

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jobby: CG Asset Supervisor, March Entertainment, Toronto

Friday, November 16th, 2012

November 16, 2012 CG Asset Supervisor March Entertainment is looking for a skilled and experienced CG Asset Supervisor to oversee production assets for our animated properties in our Toronto studio. The CG Asset Supervisor guides the asset team while working with the layout, lighting and animation departments to ensure assets are delivered on time and… »

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jobby: Designer, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

November 15, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Designers 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 producers to life… »

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jobby: Project Manager, Production Engineerig, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

November 15th, 2012 JOB TITLE:  Project Manager, Production Engineering DEPARTMENT: Technology REPORTS TO: Head of Technology POSITION OVERVIEW The Project Manager, Production Engineering, manages the successful delivery of production engineering group projects.  This role is required to generate project status reports and detailed analyses and to communicate the progress of projects to key stakeholders.  The… »

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tonight: HELLO AMIGA, Toronto

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

NEW WORK COMMISSIONED BY THE TORONTO ANIMATED IMAGE SOCIETY (facebook event page) The Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) in conjunction with Trinity Square Video (TSV) and Vtape, present Hello Amiga, a special animation project. TAIS has commissioned six artists to create experimental animations that return to the roots of digital culture by exploring Amiga computers… »

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A conversation with Michael Fukushima

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Last week felt like Michael Fukushima Week here at Canadian Animation Resources.  He was in town being honoured by the Reel Asian International Film Festival, and I had a two day period that was pretty much all him.  For those who don’t know, Michael is a producer for the National Film Board of Canada, his… »

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typesetter blues

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

another Toronto-area production, this one’s called Typesetter Blues: Typesetter Blues is a 3-minute animated short starring a likeable monster named Harold. In this melancholy love story, Harold falls for a new coworker, who unfortunately falls harder for someone else. Voiced by Canadian legend Gordon Pinsent (Away From Her, Pillars Of The Earth) Typesetter Blues is… »

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Ringo, by M.R. Horhager

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

M.R. Horhager is a Toronto-based animator and film-maker.  His film, Ringo has been popping up all over the place: RINGO or: The story of a couple who tried to revitalize their relationship but instead ruined a child. from MR Horhager on Vimeo…. »

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Snowboy and Crow, by Ken Turner

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Toronto’s Ken Turner has been making cartoons.  They’re called the World of Snowboy and Crow, and they’re about a boy made of snow, and a crow.  And Ken likes Tim Burton.  I think. I’ve been meaning to post Ken’s work for a long time.  He’s at every comic convention I go to, and he’s a… »

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jobby: Storyboard Artist, Little Tugboat, Toronto

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

November 13, 2012 Little Tugboat is looking for a storyboard artist to start immediately on an exciting new preschool series. Must be an Ontario resident. Please send CVs and any samples of work to: Brenda@littletugboat.com Little Tugboat is a Toronto-based production company. We specialize in creating and producing quality Canadian children’s content for a global… »

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jobby: 3D Animator, Nelvana, Toronto

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Nelvana Limited has an exciting opportunity for a 3D Animator in our Toronto office.  Reporting to the Animation Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for: RESPONSIBILITIES: Work closely with the Animation Director to bring our characters to life. Character performance is key.   SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Classical animation training required. A minimum of… »

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jobby: Previs Shot Creator, The Third Floor, Vancouver

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Title: Seeking Previs Shot Creators – Vancouver, BC The Third Floor, Inc. is seeking local BC artists for Feature Film.  Candidate must be a BC resident, will be working in Vancouver. By using the language of cinematography and animation in tandem to design the strongest possible sequences, a Previs Artist holds an impactful and highly… »

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jobby: Previs Editors, The Third Floor, Vancouver

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Title: Seeking Previs Editors – Vancouver, BC The Third Floor, Inc. is seeking local BC editors for Feature Film. Candidate must be a BC resident, will be working in Vancouver.  Job Functions: Edit animated Quicktime movies and storyboards. Coordinate with the previs supervisor to acquire all shots to be used in the final project. Participate in… »

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showcase: Smiley Guy’s HALO 401K

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Another short from my gang here at Smiley Guy Studios.  HALO 401K.  Just in time for the launch of the game tomorrow, and this one we just made for ourselves. … »

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jobby: Motion Graphics Designer, via Boost Agents, Waterloo Ontario

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Job Title: Motion Graphics Designer Location: Waterloo, ON Employment Type: Full-Time Our client, a major Canadian media company, is seeking a Motion Graphics Designer to join their team on a full-time basis (working out of their creative studio in Waterloo). Working closely with their Art Director, you will be tasked with developing creative solutions for… »

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showcase: Subway Thoughts – Boz and Coco, by Kurtis Scott

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Kurtis keeps cranking out more Subway thoughts episodes… here’s the… »

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showcase: For Baltimore, Tinman Creative Studios

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Something cool for you to watch.  By Tinman Creative, from Toronto.  I like it a lot. All Time Low “For Baltimore” from Tinman Creative Studios on Vimeo…. »

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