Archive for January, 2013

coolest beans/press release: Norway’s Tordenfilm is in the Dave Cooper business

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Note:  I’m completely biased on this one.  I know, how utterly unlike me.  I love Dave Cooper’s work.  Loved it from the moment I first got my paws on an issue of Dark Horse Comics’ Scatterbrain back around 1995.  I loved his stuff even more when I found out we were both from Ottawa, had… »

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press release: 9 Story international distribution division acquires Nerds and Monsters

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Toronto, Canada – January 28, 2013 – 9 Story Entertainment announces its international distribution division 9 Story Enterprises is expanding to include acquired programming in its catalogue, beginning with the international distribution rights to Slap Happy Cartoon’s new animated series Nerds and Monsters (40×11′).  The series was recently greenlit by Corus Entertainment’s kids and family… »

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jobby: Render Wranglers, Guru Studio, Toronto

Monday, January 28th, 2013

January 28, 2013 RENDER WRANGLERS Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for RENDER WRANGLERS who are responsible for helping the Supervisor track renders. This role reports directly to the Line Producer and… »

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jobby: Pipeline TD, Guru Studio, Toronto

Monday, January 28th, 2013

January 28, 2013 PIPELINE TD Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for a PIPELINE TD who is responsible for supporting the needs of production, pipeline and toolsets. This role reports directly to… »

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jobby: CG Animators, Guru Studio, Toronto

Monday, January 28th, 2013

January 28, 2013 CG ANIMATORS Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for CG ANIMATORS who are responsible for animating characters and props using Maya. This role reports directly to the Line Producer… »

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jobby: 2D Compositors, Guru Studio, Toronto

Monday, January 28th, 2013

2D COMPOSITORS Guru Studio’s dedicated creative team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Be among the first to join our team of 45 2D digital artists now in production on a new design driven comedy drama series with an epic storyline! A variety of crew positions are available… »

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jobby: Scene Assembly, Big Jump Productions, Ottawa

Monday, January 28th, 2013

January 28, 2013 BIG JUMP Productions is a privately owned, independent, 2D hybrid animation production facility in Ottawa 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 post. With experience… »

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jobby: ToonBoom Animators, Big Jump Productions, Ottawa

Monday, January 28th, 2013

January 28, 2013 BIG JUMP Productions is a privately owned, independent, 2D hybrid animation production facility in Ottawa 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 post. With experience… »

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jobby: Flash Builds – Cleaning and Breaking, Elliott Animation, Toronto

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Elliott Animation is hiring! We are looking for an experienced Flash Cleaner/Breaker to join our team. We are one of Canada’s few Artist owned and managed studio and are dedicated to creatively and technologically empowering our people. Our talent thrives on our innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and respect for talent and ability. Responsibilities will include cleaning,… »

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OIAF 2013: Poster and Jury Unveiled!

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Ok, here’s the poster. It’s a team-up!  This year’s poster was created by Brooklyn animator, Aaron Augenblick and Estonian dream maker, Mati Kutt, who met and became pals while members of the OIAF 11 jury. The OIAF poster is often the subject of calm, reasonable discussion, and this year’s animation cred should be hard to… »

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call for entries: Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

2013 English-Language Awards of Excellence: Now Accepting Entries!   Montreal, January 15, 2013 – Youth Media Alliance (YMA) today announced the launch of its English-language Awards of Excellence.This edition of the awards will honour achievement in TV programming and digital content for young viewers over the past two years. The competition is open to all… »

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Call for Submissions: TAIS Animation Showcase 2013

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The Toronto Animated Image Society has opened up its call for submissions for the 2013 edition of their Animation Showcase. Here are the guidelines: TAIS Animation Showcase 2013 Submission Regulations About TAIS Animation Showcase 2013 The TAIS Animation SHOWCASE is an annual animation screening created in 2005 by the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) to… »

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from the internets: Noam Sussman on Animation Insider

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Looks like it’s unofficially Noam Sussman week.  There’s a quick interview with the Toronto Animator on Animation Insider where Noam answers the usual set of questions.  Check it out… »

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Nickelodeon launches Animated Comedy Shorts Program

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Nickelodeon is looking for it’s next hit, and like others before it, is putting out the call.  Here’s what their site says: Thank you for your interest in Nickelodeon’s Animated Comedy Shorts Program! We are always looking for new creative talent, innovative concepts, funny characters, and original designs. Most of all, we are thrilled to… »

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jobby: Storyboard Artists, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

January 23, 2013 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Storyboard Artists 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: Senior Lighters, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

January 23, 2013 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Senior Lighters 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: Lead Lighters, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

January 23, 2013 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Lead Lighters 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: After Effects Artist, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

January 23, 2013 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Effects Artists 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: Designer, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

January 23, 2013 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for a Designer 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: Compositors, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

January 23, 2013 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Compositors 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: Senior Character FX TDs, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

January 23, 2013 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Senior Character FX Technical Directors 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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jobby: Tool and Plugin Developers, ToonBox Entertainment, Toronto

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

January 23, 2013 Tool and Plugin Developers @ ToonBox Entertainment [Toronto] ToonBox Entertainment needs C++ and Python Developers …to assist in the creation of plugins and proprietary tools. We’re looking for mathematically and geometrically savvy people with technical experience in Maya, Houdini, 3Delight and Nuke in Windows and Linux environments. Please submit your CV to… »

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jobby: VFX Artists + TDs, ToonBox Entertainment, Toronto

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

January 23, 2013 VFX Artists + TDs @ ToonBox Entertainment [Toronto] ToonBox Entertainment needs VFX Artists and TDs …to execute exceptional work. We have huge effects and a lot of shots. We’re looking for experienced people with backgrounds in Houdini, Naiad, Maya, RealFlow, 3Delight and Nuke in Linux and Windows environments. Please submit your CV… »

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jobby: Lighting + Generalist TDs, ToonBox Entertainment, Toronto

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

January 23, 2013 Lighting + Generalist TDs @ ToonBox Entertainment [Toronto] ToonBox Entertainment needs Lighting + Compositing + Generalist TDs …in order to help support back-end artists as well as define and develop production workflows and toolsets to be used in stereoscopic CG features. We’re looking for people with exposure to 3Delight for Maya and… »

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jobby: Layout Artists, Big Jump Productions, Ottawa

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

January 23, 2013 BIG JUMP Productions is a privately owned, independent, 2D hybrid animation production facility in Ottawa 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 post. With experience… »

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jobby: Ratrod Studio Inc. is HIRING! UI & 3D Artists, Game Designer, Producer, Concept Art, Gatineau Quebec

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

January 23, 2013 Founded in 2009, Ratrod Studio Inc. is an entertainment software company that specializes in developing and publishing interactive web content and games for a complete range of platforms including mobile devices, PC and console systems. We work on very exciting licensed titles available for a wide range of platforms. Visit our website… »

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

A little sloppy slap-n-tickle for your Tuesday, courtesy of Toronto’s Noam Sussman. sexy times at the drive-in from Noam Sussman on Vimeo. It’s for loopdeloop.  If you like it, go vote for it…. »

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jobby: 2D FX Artists, Guru Studio, Toronto

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

January 17, 2013 2D FX ARTISTS Guru Studio’s dedicated creative team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Come be among the first join our team of 45 2D digital artists now in production on a ground breaking new design driven comedy drama series with an epic storyline! A… »

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jobby: Motion Graphics Designer, Ricochet Productions, Toronto

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

January 17, 2013 Ricochet Productions, a commercial postproduction, visual effects and animation studio in Toronto is looking for an experienced Motion Graphics Designer for a 6-month contract job at our downtown facilities. General hours are Mon-Fri, 9-5. Additional hours and weekend work may be required depending on the workload. This position is for a highly… »

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jobby: 3D Animation Generalist, Mark Animation, Toronto

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

January 16, 2013 Mark Animation is looking to add an Intermediate 3D Generalist to join our in-house art team. The qualified candidate will possess the following: – A strong eye for detail – The ability to work well in a team – Creative problem solving skills – The ability/willingness to learn new programs and techniques… »

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Canadian Screen Award Nominations

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

For those who don’t know, we have a new award in Canada this year.  Gone are the Genies, Canada’s film award, and gone is the Gemini, our top TV prize.  They’ve been mashed together into the all-encompassing, blandly-named Canadian Screen Awards. The nominees were announced this morning.  I went through the list and tried grabbing… »

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jobby: Maya Animators/Generalists, the Third Floor, Inc, Montreal

Monday, January 14th, 2013

January 14, 2013 The Third Floor, Inc. is seeking local Montreal artists for Feature Film.  Candidate must be a Canadian Citizen, and will be working in Montreal. By using the language of cinematography and animation to design the strongest possible sequences, a Previs Artist holds a collaborative, impactful role in the film-making process.  Previs moves… »

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press release: 9 Story Entertainment signs publishing deal with Scholastic for Almost Naked Animals

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Toronto, Canada – January 14, 2013 – 9 Story Entertainment and Scholastic announce the signing of a publishing deal for the hit animated children’s comedy series Almost Naked Animals. The deal was brokered by The Licensing Shop.  Scholastic will publish comic readers, joke books, chapter books, e-books and digital interactive story books featuring the quirky… »

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jobby: Software Project Manager, Arc Productions, Toronto

Monday, January 14th, 2013

January 14, 2013 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in Toronto, Ontario is looking for a Software Project Manager to join the team. With over 250 artists and technical staff and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent… »

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jobby: Production Engineers, Arc Productions, Toronto

Monday, January 14th, 2013

January 14, 2013 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in Toronto, Ontario Canada is looking for Production Engineers to join the team. With over 250 artists and technical staff 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: Layout Supervisor, Big Jump Productions, Ottawa

Friday, January 11th, 2013

January 11, 2013 BIG JUMP Productions is a privately owned, independent, 2D hybrid animation production facility in Ottawa 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 post. With experience… »

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jobby: Series Director, Flash Animation, DHX Media, Vancouver

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

January 10, 2012 DHX Media – Vancouver is an award-winning animation studio which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows. We are also proud to employ a team of more than 200 of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers.   We have a great artist-centric environment, staff events like our annual Art… »

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2012 Oscar Nominees

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

No Canadian films this year, but here are the nominees: Best Film, Animated: Brave(Pixar-Disney), Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman: Merida is a high-spirited Scottish princess who resists her mother’s efforts to transform her into a more ladylike young woman.  Faced with an arranged marriage she doesn’t want, Merida runs away into the forest, where she… »

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comix: Angora Napkin continues….

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Haven’t posted one of these in a while, but that doesn’t mean Troy Little‘s slacked off.  He’s still at it, posting panel after panel of the latest Angora Napkin adventure, The Golden McGuffin.  The latest is here.  For the uninitiated, you can go back and start… »

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jobby: 3D Technical Directors – Contract Position, Nelvana Limited, Toronto

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

January 8, 2013 Nelvana Limited has an exciting opportunity for a 3D Technical Directors in our Toronto office.  Reporting directly to the Technical Supervisors, Directors and Producers, the successful candidate will be responsible for acting as a primary support for technical problems in the production department. Responsibilities: Provide technical solutions to artists and other TD’s… »

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press release: NFB premieres Stronghearted, first-person account of Joseph Kony

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Toronto, January 7, 2012 – Stronghearted, a new animated short from Vancouver filmmaker Jodie Martinson produced by the National Film Board of Canada’s Tracey Friesen, is now available at nfb.ca/stronghearted. Blending a haunting first-person interview with woodcut-style animation by Kunal Sen, Stronghearted tells the story of Evelyn Amony’s first encounter with Joseph Kony, the notorious… »

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jobby: Flash Animators, Elliott Animation, Hamilton Studio or Freelance

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

January 8, 2013 Elliott Animation is hiring! We are looking for Flash animators to join our team. We are one of Canada’s few Artist owned and managed studio and are dedicated to creatively and technologically empowering our people. Our talent thrives on our innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and respect for talent and ability. Positions: Several Flash… »

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from the internets: J.J. Sedelmaier talks Lightboxes and Peg Bars

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Imprint magazine has a great article by New York animator J.J. Sedelmaier that features an awesome array of animation discs and setups that are drifting into antiquity.  You young’uns won’t barely recognize most of this stuff, but it’s great to see it all laid out.  No Canadian connection mentioned in the article, but I’ll add… »

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from the internets: Guys With Pencils talk with Scott Caple

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Guys with Pencils podcast, featuring a conversation with Scott Caple.  Scott is an instructor at Sheridan, whose resume includes the Incredibles and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Here’s the download link…. »

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jobby: Editorial Assistant, Arc Productions, Toronto

Monday, January 7th, 2013

January 7, 2013 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for an Editorial 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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from the internets: Style 5’s High Five, 2012 year in review

Friday, January 4th, 2013

One of the things I enjoy about this time of year is all the looking back and peering ahead.  Style 5 head honcho, Sam Chou, posted a year in review for 2012, listing off the top 5 highlights of his year.  If you don’t know them, they’re the kind of small shop that always has… »

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from the internets: Animation Production Insight, from Echo Bridge

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Steve Valdez runs Echo Bridge Pictures.  They’re a boutique animation studio out of Florida.  Yeah, I know that’s not in Canada, but I’m not going to hold it against him.  Steve’s an honorary Canadian in my book.  I met him a few years ago at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, an event he tries to… »

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press release: Rocket Monkeys premiering next Thursday on Teletoon

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Note: The production companies never seem to get a mention in these things.  Rocket Monkeys is being produced at Vancouver’s Atomic Cartoons.  Not to diminish the other players, but if this show is a hit, it has as much to do with the extremely talented people at Atomic as is does with anyone else involved…. »

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TAAFI 2013 Call for Submissions

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

The new year is upon us, and the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International has launched their call for entries for the 2013 edition.  They launched last year, and did a great job with their inaugural event, and I for one, am really looking forward to this one.  So get those films ready to go. Entries… »

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