Archive for April, 2013

showcase: TITAN, by Al Torrijas

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Another grad film from Sheridan: Titan, by Al Torrijas. This was my personal favourite at the screening, amazing action, great economical grasp of anatomy, fantastic sense of staging and scale. TITAN from Al Jerek Torrijas on Vimeo…. »

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Showcase: ‘Merica, by Perin McLean

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Went to the Sheridan Industry Day yesterday. Got my socks blown off by a couple of films. Here’s one: ‘Merica from PerinMclean on Vimeo. Still lookin’ for my socks. More stuff by Perin… »

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jobby: Software Developer, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

April 25, 2013 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Software Developers 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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Call For Entries: Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Montreal – April 24, 2013 – The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce the official opening of its call for entries for the next edition of the Festival, which will take place on October 18, 19 and 20, 2013. The deadline for film entries is September 20, 2013. Started in 2009 and… »

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press release: ToonBox’s “The Nut Job” gets US release date

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

TOONBOX’S 3D ANIMATED FAMILY FILM “THE NUT JOB” WILL BE RELEASED IN THE U.S. JANUARY 17, 2014 FEATURING THE VOICES OF LIAM NEESON, KATHERINE HEIGL, WILL ARNETT & BRENDAN FRASER “THE NUT JOB” IS ACQUIRED BY OPEN ROAD FILMS FOR ALL U.S. DISTRIBUTION TORONTO (24 April 2013)–Canada’s leading animation studio ToonBox Entertainment Ltd. has announced… »

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Tonight! Toons on Tap! Toronto!

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Last Tuesday, Toons On Tap brought two talented young models to the stage – Krista Rogue Benjamin (a.k.a Toronto Rogue), and Tamar Lispey (a.k.a. Light Priestess Cosplay).  They battled it out in the high energy ode to X-Men comics.               At tonight’s Toons On Tap, body paint model and… »

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jobby: Texture Artist, Nelvana, Toronto

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Nelvana Limited A Corus Entertainment Company Texturer/Shader – Contract Position Toronto     Nelvana Limited has an exciting opportunity for a Texturer/Shader in our Toronto office.  Reporting to the series Art Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in maintaining the established art direction on a 3D series.     RESPONSIBILITIES:   ·      … »

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jobby: Animators, Wild Kratts, Ottawa

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

April 22, 2013 WK3 Productions Inc. is seeking Animators for the third season of the Wild Kratts animated series.   Responsibilities: ·       Providing full character animation including posing, animation and lip sync in Toon Boom Harmony ·       Working closely with the Animation Supervisor on assigned scenes ·       Incorporating all notes from the Animation Supervisor ·      … »

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TAAFI 2013 Poster, Industry Party tonight!

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Two things as today draws to a close. First, TAAFI (Toronto Animation Arts Festival International) unveiled this year’s poster: The poster is by animator/director Brett Jubinville of Tinman Creative. There’s even a little video to go with it. And secondly, if you’re in Toronto, tonight’s the big TAAFI-sponsored industry party! Advance tickets online | $15… »

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jobby: Recruiter, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

April 18, 2013 Who doesn’t want to be in the film industry? Your love for animation and film coupled with your strong recruiting and administrative experience makes you an ideal candidate for this Recruiter position at Arc Productions located in downtown Toronto. You know that recruiting needs can turn on a dime and you can… »

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the Seven Ages of an Animator, by Graham Falk

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

I think every studio in Canada has a copy of this floating around somewhere. It’s one of those pieces of artwork that’s become part of our folklore. I picked up a copy about 15 years ago at Dynomight Cartoons in Ottawa, and still have it tucked away in a box somewhere next to random doodles… »

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jobby: Character Designers, Animators, Compositors, Little Tugboat, Toronto

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

April 16, 2013 Little Tugboat is looking for Character Designers, Animators and Compositors Animators & Compositors Little Tugboat has several openings for FLASH animators and After Effects Artists.  An exciting new preschool series is starting production in the coming weeks.  The studio is located in Toronto’s Liberty Village.  Please submit resumes and links to opportunities@littletugboat.com… »

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jobby: Junior Desktop Support, Arc Productions, Toronto

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

April 15, 2013 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for a Junior Desktop Support 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: Creative Business Development Coordinator, Arc Productions, Toronto

Monday, April 15th, 2013

April 15, 2013 Arc Productions located in downtown Toronto is looking for Creative Business Development Coordinator. We are looking for that indispensable coordinator to be the right-hand person of a high-powered creative Television and Film executive. Keeping the President prepped, communicating with internal and external clients while keeping everything on an ordered path at all… »

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showcase: more Kurtoons, The Plight of the VCR

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Kurtis Scott is a machine. He rolls out cartoons on his Youtube channel with impressive regularity. Plus, he’s funny. I don’t give him nearly enough love on here. Time to correct that. Here’s the… »

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jobby: Layout Artist, Arc Productions, Toronto

Friday, April 12th, 2013

April 12, 2013 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Layout 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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showcase: Leroy Dorsalfin, by Mike Geiger

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Mike Geiger passed this along. You might’ve seen it elsewhere online, when Mike’s got a cartoon available, people tend to share it. This one is a pilot he put together for Nickelodeon back in 2009. Nick does this. They find awesome animators and work on these mini-pilots with them in total secrecy. No one gets… »

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jobby: Production Assistant, Arc Productions, Toronto

Friday, April 12th, 2013

April 12, 2013 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: Production Coordinator, Arc Productions, Toronto

Friday, April 12th, 2013

April 12, 2013 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: 3D Technical Director, Nelvana, Toronto

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

April 11, 2013 Nelvana Limited has an exciting opportunity for a 3D Lighting Technical Director in our Toronto office.  Reporting directly to the Art Director and Technical Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for creating high quality Light rigs required for series production. Responsibilities: Provide and ensure there is consistency in lighting, colour balance… »

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TAAFI announces Pitch-A-Palooza

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International is pleased to announce the launch of Toronto’s most highly anticipated animation pitching event – Pitch-A-Palooza 2013. This year, TAAFI’s Pitch-A-Palooza will welcome 80 lucky writers and artists to pitch their next big idea to over 20 industry leading production and broadcast executives during the weekend of July 26th, 2013  This… »

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jobby: Senior Flash Designer, Elliott Animation, Toronto

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

April 9, 2013 Elliott Animation is hiring! We are looking for an experienced Flash designer 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… »

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jobby: Senior Flash Animator, Elliott Animation, Toronto

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

April 9, 2013 Elliott Animation is hiring! We are looking for an experienced Flash animator 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. We… »

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showcase: Space Missionaries, from M.R. Horhager and Solis Animation

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Space Missionaries is an animated series mini-pilot created at Solis Animation Inc., a Toronto based animation house. Solis has a record of working on largely edgy, adult fare, including Wondershowzen, Motorcity, SNL, and Ugly Americans. This project was basically a way to play off that momentum, but with their own IP. Lou Solis told us,… »

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press release: TIFF KIDS INDUSTRY PROGRAMMING EXPANDS FOR 2013 FEATURING SESAME WORKSHOPS AND SESSIONS

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Industry Programming at the 2013 TIFF Kids International Film Festival includes keynote speakers, roundtable sessions and panel discussions featuring experts in children’s content Toronto –TIFF Industry® provides delegates who shape content for children and youth the opportunity to explore topics that empower children through film and media, with a variety of sessions and networking opportunities… »

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jobby: Layout Artist (flash), Elliott Animation, Toronto

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

April 3, 2013 Elliott Animation is hiring! We are looking for someone with layout experience 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… »

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events: TIFF Kids, April 9 to 21, Toronto

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

TIFFkids is coming up fast! There’s a great selection of programming, both animated and live-action, plus all kinds of activities. For the creators out there, Sesame Workshop is taking pitches for short films that will be produced specifically for Sesame Street. There’s a submission process, and the deadline is next Tuesday, so click here if… »

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jobby: Designer/Board Artist, Big Guppy, Toronto

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

April 2, 2013 Really fun Job to begin immediately for approximately 5 months designing and storyboarding a series of animated shorts for Teletoon. Could be separate individuals: an animation designer that can draw subtle and unique expressions on the characters.   Like “surprise with a hint of disappointment.” “Frustration with restraint.”  a “fake smile.”    A… »

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events: More Toons on Tap! (Toronto)

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Another update from the Toons on Tap guys, seems the events are going really well. “Last Tuesday, intercontinental burlesque diva Coco Framboise posed for Toons On Tap in her endlessly customizable Queen of the Nile costume.  A regular model at the long running Dr. Sketchy’s Toronto, Coco turned up the heat with her sultry, regal… »

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Tinman Does Carolla for ANiMASHUPS

Monday, April 1st, 2013

I’m a big fan of the guys at Tinman Creative. First of all, Morghan and Brett are two of the nicest people in this business, and secondly, every time they send me something, it’s pretty great. The latest something is a series of shorts they’re doing featuring Adam Carolla. Here’s what they have to say… »

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