Archive for June, 2013

jobby: Compositors, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Friday, June 28th, 2013

June 28, 2013   Type: Full time employee. Ottawa, ON. Salary: $45-55k per year. Medical and dental benefits available. Number of positions available: 2 Start date: July 2013 Position Requirements: Ability to work and communicate effectively in a collaborative and fast-paced environment Excellent attention to detail Technical problem solving abilities Must be able to work under… »

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Last Day For TAAFI Early Bird Passes!!!!!

Friday, June 28th, 2013

TAAFI’s coming up fast, and if you’re looking to save a few dollars on your pass, now’s the time! They’ve got early bird rates available, but they’re going fast.  Hit the link for… »

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breaking news: CRTC Approves Bell/Astral Merger

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

This is significant. We wrote about it a while back, but it looks like it’s come to pass. Canada’s media regulator, the CRTC, has approved the latest bid by Bell Media-parent BCE to acquire Astral Media for roughly US$3.4 billion. As a condition of this deal, Astral has to sell off certain assets, among them… »

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jobby: Animators, Layout Artists, Colourists, Yeti Farm Creative, Kelowna BC

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

June 25, 2013 Working at the Farm You’ve heard about the Yeti. You may have even spotted a Yeti recently. But guess what? Now is your chance to actually become a Yeti! If free donuts at least 3 times a week, unlimited access to lunchtime rooftop BBQ’s with free drinks, medical & dental benefits with… »

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jobby: BG Layout and Colour Artists, DHX Media, Vancouver

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

June 25, 2013   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’re currently seeking BG Layout and BG Colour Artists to… »

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jobby: CG Supervisor, Picture This Studio, Thailand

Friday, June 21st, 2013

  Picture This Studio is looking for a CG Supervisor Our bustling and productive CG Animation studio in the heart of Bangkok is looking for a new colleague to join our family! Have 10+ years of experience in CG Animation Production (TV, TVC) Have a strong, and creative grasp of CG Animation Processes (Model –… »

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jobby: Flash Animator/Illustrator, Swappz Interactive, Toronto

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

June 19, 2013 Swappz Interactive is a digital gaming studio based in Toronto that is developing ground breaking mobile games using innovative technologies. Swappz Interactive’s signature games bridge the gap between traditional toy play and mobile gaming. With Swappz games you can play and collect your favourite Swappz collectible characters, without needing anything other than… »

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from the internets: the Animation Pimp’s Must-Watch List

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Chris Robinson (OIAF Artistic Director) has listed off his 24 must-watch animated shorts over on his Animation Pimp column at AWN. Some of them might surprise… »

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jobby: Flash Designers, Little Tugboat, Toronto

Monday, June 17th, 2013

June 17, 2013 Little Tugboat is looking for experienced Flash Designers. Little Tugboat has exciting openings for experienced FLASH Designers for a new preschool series.  Minimum 2 years experience.  The studio is located in Toronto’s Liberty Village.  Please submit resumes and links to opportunities@littletugboat.com . No phone calls please. Only those being considered will be… »

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press release: Annecy 2013 wrap-up and winners, including Chris Landreth!

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

  As the curtain comes down on the Festival and Mifa, after welcoming 7,100 delegates, one thing is clear: Annecy 2013 kept to Marcel Jean’s promise of shaking up a few habits! Habits were certainly shaken up, much to the delight of festival-goers, and innovations appeared… starting with Marcel Jean himself! For his first programme,… »

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Roddy McManus leaves NFB

Friday, June 14th, 2013

I have no idea how I missed this. AWN reported on May 31st that Roddy McManus has stepped down from his position as Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s Academy Award-winning English-language animation studio. No official word yet about why McManus left the position, to which he was appointed in July 2011,… »

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animated trailer for SILVER SIX, by Darren Rawlings

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Scholastic seems to be doing a good job of raiding the animation world for talent. The latest one to catch my attention is SILVER SIX by AJ Leiberman and Darren Rawlings. Darren’s brought his usual flair to the book and even produced a short animated trailer to give us all a sneak peek. Looks like… »

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press release: NFB Launches free iPAD APP MCLAREN’S WORKSHOP

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

I’ve been meaning to post this, it looks supercool, and I really want to try it out. nfb.ca/mclaren-app Montreal, June 6, 2013 – iPad users can now discover the genius of animation pioneer Norman McLaren and find out how their artistic skills compare to his, using his creative tools and techniques to make and share… »

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Teletoon’s Latest Original Production Slate Includes Inspector Gadget Relaunch

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

TELETOON Canada announces two new original series, Inspector Gadget and Pirate Express, as well as the renewal of four others (Banff, Alberta – June 11, 2013) –TELETOON Canada Inc. today announced its latest original production slate, featuring a brand new CGI version of the beloved Canadian animated series Inspector Gadget and swashbuckling new series Pirate… »

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jobby: Recruiter, Arc Productions, Toronto

Monday, June 10th, 2013

June 10, 2013 JOB TITLE:  Recruiter DEPARTMENT: Human Resources REPORTS TO: Director of HR & Recruiting 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.  You know that recruiting needs… »

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Pitch This! at OIAF 2013

Monday, June 10th, 2013

TAC, The Ottawa International Film Festival’s (OIAF) industry event, is pleased to announce the return of its Pitch THIS! program, presented by 9 Story Entertainment. Pitch THIS! allows content creators the opportunity to pitch their project ideas to a panel of international broadcasters. Following the five-minute pitches, panel members will share their insight and provide… »

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TAAFI 2013, Official Selection

Friday, June 7th, 2013

TAAFI announced their official selection today. Here ya go! Thank you to Aaron Hong for the snazzy TAAFI pize laurels proudly displayed above; a nod to the golden age of animation. Passes and tickets are on sale  June 17! Below is just a peek at the voyage your mind will take into the Imagine Nation: TAAFI 2013, July 26-28… »

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jobby: CG Animation Supervisor, Picture This Studio, Bangkok, Thailand

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

  June 6, 2013 Our bustling and productive CG Animation studio in the heart of Bangkok is looking for new colleagues to join our family! The position: You will be working on various short and long format productions and we expect you to lead a team of foreign and Thai artists and occasionally liaise with… »

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jobby: CG Animation Producer, Picture This Studio, Bangkok, Thailand

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

  June 6, 2013 Our bustling and productive CG Animation studio in the heart of Bangkok is looking for new colleagues to join our family! The position: The Producer will be working on various short and long format productions. You are creatively and financially responsible for the production and have the overall control with every… »

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jobby: Production Coordinator, Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

June 6, 2013 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for a Production Coordinator 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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Titmouse is opening a studio in Vancouver, and they’re hiring!

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Grabbed this off Tumblr. Hello Tumblr, it’s PeopleofMotorcity       As some of you may know, I am an animator at Titmouse Inc in Los Angeles.  This studio is responsible for such shows as Motorctiy, Black Dynamite, Superjail, Metalacolypes, Venture Brothers, China IL, Scott Pilgrim Vs the Animation and many others.   Well it… »

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It’s Hothouse time again! NFB’s Hothouse 9 Call for Submissions!

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Hothouse 9: Call for Submissions Deadline: Monday, July 8, 2013 Program Dates: September 9 – December 2, 2013 Theme: REVEAL THYSELF The National Film Board of Canada seeks submissions from emerging (young and not-so-young) Canadian filmmakers and artists intrigued by animation art, for the 9th edition of Hothouse, a 12-week paid apprenticeship in full-on, all-inclusive, real-world animation filmmaking.  … »

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