Archive for July, 2013

from the internets: Mark Mayerson on TAAFI, day 1

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Mark Mayerson has posted his coverage of TAAFI, day 1, Industry Day. It’s over here. Mark is always a welcome voice in our world, and his coverage is excellent. I don’t agree with everything he has to say, but it’s totally worth reading. Now I know what I missed, and I’m especially glad Mark has… »

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jobby: Layout Artists, PIP Animation, Ottawa

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Production Layout Artists Required   PIP Animation Services Inc. is currently looking for more talent in our Layout Department.  Everyone accepted will gain full employee status regardless of working in or out of house.   Responsibilities ·      Work efficiently in Adobe Photoshop. ·      Logically layout sequences around the character posing. ·      Using the location design… »

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jobby: Production Designer, PIP Animation, Ottawa

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Production Designer Required   PIP Animation Services Inc. is currently looking for more talent in our Design Department.   Responsibilities Using Adobe Flash CS6 and the approved conceptual artwork, create and rig the necessary elements of each character & prop in the style dictated by the preproduction design package.  You are directly responsible to the… »

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jobby: Flash Animators, PIP Animation, Ottawa

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Animators Required PIP Animation Services Inc. is currently looking for more talent in our Animation Department.  Requirements & Responsibilities ·      Work efficiently in Adobe Flash CS6. ·      Demonstrate strong character acting. ·      A good sense of timing. ·      Complete animation from start to finish using the leica/animatic and director/animation director’s notes. ·      Responsible to our… »

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NFB HotHouse 2013

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

The list of this year’s NFB HotHouse participants is out: http://blog.nfb.ca/blog/2013/07/29/hothouse/ 99 submissions were narrowed down to 6 participants: Paloma Dawkins, Kyler Kelly, Jenna Marks, Brendan Matkin, Su-An Ng, And Shahid Quadri. These are all relative unknowns to me, but that’s kind of the point of HotHouse, right? Can’t wait to see what they come… »

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jobby: Traditional Animators, Tinman Creative Studios, Toronto

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

July 25, 2013 Tinman Creative Studios Looking for 2D Traditional Frame-By-Frame Animators! Are you a 2D traditional frame-by-frame animator with solid fundamentals? Do you excel at performance and timing? Do you have a keen sense of adventure? Then Tinman Creative Studios is looking for YOU! Please send your Demo Reel and CV to:  jobs@tinman.tv All… »

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jobby: Multiple Positions, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

July 24, 2013 Atomic Cartoons is busy and going to have a busy fall.. we’re looking to fill the following positions. More details can be found at www.atomiccartoons.com/careers Line Producer Flash Animators (2+ years experience) Flash Animation Supervisor (5+ Years experience) Flash Layout Artist Harmony Animators (we’ll train juniors and are also looking for senior… »

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jobby: Surfacing Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

Friday, July 19th, 2013

SURFACING ARTIST 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 Surfacing Artist on an upcoming CG co-production with Treehouse and CBeebies. The Surfacing Artist is responsible for UV, texturing and developing shaders… »

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showcase: Style5’s CRIME, MARCUS McGHEE, by Sam Chou and Freddy Carrasco

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Style5’s been launching episodes of their CRIME webseries in a very timely fashion. The latest one just went up, and it’s my favourite of the bunch. Freddie Carrasco did a great job with it. Marcus McGhee, a school teacher in Hartford Connecticut, tells the story of when his car was stolen and the police did… »

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events: Pixar Masterclass at TAAFI 2013, July 27, Toronto… PLUS: FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY!

Friday, July 19th, 2013

UPDATE: LAST CHANCE FOR THE FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY!!!! I’M PICKING WINNERS TONIGHT! (mv@canadiananimationresources.ca)   I’ve never been to one of these, but everyone I know who has just goes on and on and on about them. A Look Inside Pixar Animation Studios Masterclass July 27, 2013 at 04:45 PM | TIFF Bell Lightbox | Learning… »

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Press Release:CANUCKS SHINE AGAIN AT OIAF OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2013 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

OTTAWA (July 16, 2013) – The OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (OIAF) is pleased to announce that Canadian animation will once again have a strong showing at this year’s festival running September 18th-22nd. This year’s film selection includes animation from over 20 countries including Japan, France, Germany, and the UK. A total of 45 Canadian works… »

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Axe Cop Premiere at TAAFI 2013!

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Do you like axes? Do you like cops? Then you’ll love Axe Cop. I love the background on this project. It was originally developed as a webcomic by 29-year-old Ethan Nicolle and his 5-year-old brother, Malachai. Basically, Malachai comes up with crazy stories that only a 5-year-old would dream up, and Ethan draws them. Since… »

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showcase: Overboard, on producing animation

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

A cartoon about producing cartoons. Here’s what the producer, Ariel Chao, shared with us about the origins of the film: This journey started with an idea to highlight the production side of animation where the spotlight rarely shines. That idea flourished with imagination and passion fueled by our amazing crew members. The final result of… »

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Style5’s On a Crime Spree With MoCA.tv

Monday, July 8th, 2013

I apologize for that headline. But hopefully it’s the snappy invitation you all needed to check out what Sam Chou and his crew at Style5 have been up to when they’re not animating Captain Canuck. It’s CRIME. I’ve been lucky enough to see a preview of these amazing shorts, and they’re gonna knock your socks… »

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from the internets: Amid Amidi (Cartoon Brew) Identifies Exactly What Canadian Animation Should Aspire to

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Amid’s a pretty opinionated guy, and I don’t always agree with him. But in his description of the European animated feature climate, he presents very eloquently the model Canada should be aspiring to: Amid: The big advantage that European animated features have is their lower budgets. Why is that an advantage? The benefit of smaller… »

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from the internets: the best god-damned thing I’ve read about in forever.

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Or, Fuck Yeah Fox. Say what you will about the content they’ve been previewing online. Axe Cop may not be your cup of tea, nor perhaps Apollo Guantlet. But the situation that is playing out at Fox in LA sounds amazing. The confidence the network has put in the hands of their designated shepherds, Nick… »

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events: Anime Favourites, screenings and lecture series, Toronto, July 8 to 26th

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

More news from the gang at TAAFI: The Japan foundation is hosting a series of screenings and lectures in Toronto, culminating in a screening of Galaxy Express 999 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on July 26th. Here’s the link for more info…. »

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Press release: Pirate Express, from Vancouver’s Atomic Cartoons

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

  ATOMIC AND STICKY PICTURES SAIL INTO PRODUCTION ON ORIGINAL SHOW PIRATE EXPRESS (Vancouver, BC) – Atomic Cartoons and Australia’s Sticky Pictures are raising anchor and starting production on 26 half hour episodes (52 x 11) of Atomic Cartoons’ original animated television comedy series Pirate Express. The fun-filled pirate show for kids aged 7 to… »

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Animation Artist in Residence, call for applicants: Japan

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Our pals at TAAFI passed this along, it sounds like an amazing opportunity. I don’t really have any info beyond what you see, but someone out there should send them an email: japic@japic.jp… »

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showcase: Dog Walker, The Most Loyal, by Carla Veldman

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

A really lovely stop-motion video to get the day started. Carla Veldman produced this for Toronto band, The Most Loyal. Dog Walker – The Most Loyal from Carla Veldman on Vimeo. Plus, there’s a bunch of behind-the-scenes stuff over on her blog. Check it out… »

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jobby: Senior Animators, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

July 2, 2013 Copernicus Studios Inc. is looking for a few experienced Animators to start immediately on a new high-end, big-budget 2D animated series. We require experienced traditionally trained animators to work on this challenging and amazing show. Position: Rough Animator           Contract: 30 weeks  Type: Full time, on site Application: Online… »

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jobby: Production Manager, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

July 2, 2013 Copernicus Studios Inc. is looking for a new Production Manager to start immediately on a high profile, big-budget animated series. We require dedicated production supervisors with strong organizational skills to work on these challenging and amazing show. Position: Production Manager          Contract: Permanent.  Type: Full time, on site Application: Send resume… »

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jobby: Production Coordinator, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

July 2, 2013 Copernicus Studios Inc. is looking for a new Production Coordinator to start immediately on a few high-profile, big-budget animated series. We require dedicated production supervisors and assistants with strong organizational skills to work on these challenging and amazing show. Position: Production Coordinator         Contract: 30+ weeks  Type: Full time, on site… »

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jobby: Animation Supervisors, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

July 2, 2013 Copernicus Studios Inc. is looking for some Supervising Animators and Directing Animators to start immediately on a new high-end, big-budget animated series. We require experienced traditionally trained animators to work on this challenging and amazing new show. Position: Animation Supervisor           Contract: 35+ weeks  Type: Full time, on site Application: Online… »

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Captain Canuck Animated, Episode One Premiere

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Just in time for Canada Day! Here’s the first episode of the new Captain Canuck animated webseries! Produced by Smiley Guy Studios and Captain Canuck INC, and directed by Style5’s Sam Chou. Happy Canada Day,… »

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Happy Canada Day!

Monday, July 1st, 2013

A little classic Canadiana to celebrate our big day, the National Film Board’s classic, Log Driver’s Waltz: Canada Vignettes: Log Driver’s Waltz by John Weldon, National Film Board of Canada Directed by John Weldon, based on the song by Wade Hemsworth, and performed by Kate and Anna McGarrigle. Enjoy…. »

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