Archive for August, 2013

press release: OIAF 2013 Special Screenings!

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

MEATBALLS, SPIRITS, AND MISFITS: OIAF Welcomes Award-Winning Animators For Special Screenings of Their Work OTTAWA (AUGUST 27, 2013) – ADAM ELLIOT, CHRIS SULLIVAN, and directors CODY CAMERON and KRIS PEARN from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 will be in town for the OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (OIAF)  to discuss and attend special screenings… »

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press release: 9Story distributing Monkey See Monkey Do Internationally

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

9 Story acquires animated preschool series Monkey See Monkey Do for international distribution Toronto, Canada – August 27, 2013 – 9 Story Enterprises, the international distribution arm of 9 Story Entertainment, has acquired the second season of the 3D animated preschool series Monkey See Monkey Do (26 x 11′), which will include a new interactive… »

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jobby: FX Artist(feature), The Little Prince, Montreal

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

  August 28, 2013 FX Artist The Little Prince is looking for a FX Artists to join its team in Montreal. The Little Prince, based on the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-­‐Exupéry, is an Animated Feature Film directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) with Production Design by Lou Romano (The Incredibles) and Character… »

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jobby: Character FX TD(Feature), The Little Prince, Montreal

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

  August 28, 2013 Character FX TD The Little Prince is looking for Character FX TDs to join its team in Montreal. The Little Prince, based on the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-­‐Exupéry, is an Animated Feature Film directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) with Production Design by Lou Romano (The Incredibles) and… »

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jobby: Storyboard Artist(feature), The Little Prince, Montreal

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

August 28, 2013 Storyboard Artist The Little Prince is looking for a Storyboard Artist to join its team in Montreal. The Little Prince, based on the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-­‐Exupéry, is an Animated Feature Film directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) with Production Design by Lou Romano (The Incredibles) and Character Design… »

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jobby: CG Lighting Supervisor, Guru Studio

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

August 28, 2013 CG LIGHTING SUPERVISOR     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 Lighting Supervisor on an upcoming CG co-production with Treehouse and CBeebies. The Lighting Supervisor… »

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jobby: CG Lighting Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

August 28, 2013 CG LIGHTING 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 CG Lighting Artist on an upcoming CG co-production with Treehouse and CBeebies. The Lighting Artist is… »

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jobby: BG Paint Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

August 28, 2013 BG PAINT 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 BG PAINT ARTIST on an upcoming CG co-production with Treehouse and CBeebies. The BG… »

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jobby: Animation Revisionists and Key Posing Artists, Slap Happy Cartoons, Vancouver

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

August 28, 2013 Slap Happy Cartoons is seeking talented Animation Revisionists and Key Posing Artists to join their 2D Flash Production “Nerds and Monsters” team immediately. Must have series production experience and be willing to work in-house at their Vancouver BC studio. Email george@slaphappycartoons.comfor… »

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breaking (non-Canadian)news: Bob Peterson and Pete Sohn off Pixar’s Good Dinosaur

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

I had this from an anonymous tipster, and it’s apparently the worst kept secret on LA, but the story is breaking now. Apparently, in a move that is become a bit of a habit, Pixar has removed director Bob Peterson from their upcoming feature, the Good Dinosaur. There’s been no official word from Disney/Pixar yet,… »

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jobby: Lead Animator, The Little Prince (feature), Montreal

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

  August 27, 2013 Lead Animator The Little Prince is looking for a Lead Animator to join its team in Montreal. The Little Prince, based on the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-­‐Exupéry, is an Animated Feature Film directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) with Production Design by Lou Romano (The Incredibles) and Character… »

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jobby: Senior Rigger, The Little Prince (feature), Montreal

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

  August 27, 2013 Senior Rigger The Little Prince is looking for a Senior Rigger to join its team in Montreal. The Little Prince, based on the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-­‐Exupéry, is an Animated Feature Film directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) with Production Design by Lou Romano (The Incredibles) and Character… »

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jobby: Character and Props Builds, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Monday, August 26th, 2013

August 26, 2013 Job Description: Mercury is looking for five exceptional artists to join our Character & Props Build Team. These talented individuals will perfect rough designs for a high-profile animated children’s television show and will also rig characters and props, ensuring all elements of the animation are flawless from all rotation views and ready… »

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jobby: 2D Digital Animators, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Monday, August 26th, 2013

August 26, 2013 Job Description: We are currently seeking ten highly talented 2D digital animators for an exciting high profile production with worldwide exposure. Type:   Permanent full-time employee. Ottawa, ON. Salary:   Varies. Pay is by approved frame. Medical/Dental benefits available. Positions Available: 10 Start Date: Immediately Position Requirements: Must have a strong sense of animation timing,… »

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jobby: 3D Animation Instructor, Atlantica Centre for the Arts, New Brunswick

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

August 21, 2013 Animation Instructor  Are you interested in sharing your passion for Animation with aspiring students? If so, we want to hear from you. Atlantica is looking for an Animation Instructor to join our team. As the animation instructor for our 3D Program,  you would be responsible for providing quality instruction to students through… »

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jobby: Layout Artist, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

About Pixar Canada Pixar Canada is looking for a Layout Artist for its studio in Vancouver.  Pixar Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pixar Animation Studios, the world leader in animated films.  The Vancouver studio produces short-form animation focusing on legacy Pixar characters from films such as Toy Story and Cars.  This is an opportunity… »

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jobby: Scene Set-up Lead and Stereographer, The Little Prince (feature), Montreal

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

August 20, 2013  Scene Set-up Lead and Stereographer The Little Prince is looking for a Scene Set-Up Lead and Stereographer to join its team in Montreal. The Little Prince, based on the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is an Animated Feature Film directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) with Production Design by Lou… »

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jobby: Look Development/Texture Artists, The Little Prince (feature), Montreal

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

August 20, 2013   Look Development / Texture Artists The Little Prince is looking for a Look Development / Texture Artist to join its team in Montreal. The Little Prince, based on the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is an Animated Feature Film directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) with Production Design by… »

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jobby: Animators, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

  About Pixar Canada Pixar Canada is looking for experienced Animators for its Vancouver studio. Pixar Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pixar Animation Studios, the world leader in animated films. The Vancouver studio produces short-form animation focusing on legacy Pixar characters from films such as Toy Story and Cars.  This is a great opportunity to be… »

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jobby: FX Lead, The Little Prince (feature), Montreal

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

August 20, 2013 FX Lead   The Little Prince is looking for a FX Lead to join its team in Montreal.   The Little Prince, based on the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is an Animated Feature Film directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) with Production Design by Lou Romano (The Incredibles) and… »

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jobby: Senior Character FX TD, The Little Prince(feature), Montreal

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

August 20, 2013 Senior Character FX TD
 The Little Prince is looking for a Senior Character FX TD to join its team in Montreal. The Little Prince, based on the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is an Animated Feature Film directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) with Production Design by Lou Romano (The… »

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jobby: Senior Rigger, Cloth and Character FX(feature), The Little Prince, Montreal

Monday, August 19th, 2013

  August 19, 2013 Senior Rigger – Cloth and Character FX The Little Prince is looking for a Senior Rigger – Cloth and Character FX to join its team in Montreal. The Little Prince, based on the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-­‐Exupéry, is an Animated Feature Film directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda)… »

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Press Release: Atomic Cartoons goes exclusive with Yeti Farm

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

ATOMIC CARTOONS INKS JOINT VENTURE FOR OKANAGAN EXPANSION WITH YETI FARM CREATIVE (Vancouver, BC) – Atomic Cartoons is pleased to announce a joint venture agreement with Kelowna based animation studio Yeti Farm Creative. The exclusive three year deal, which will be worth up to three million dollars in production value, offers expanding television animation production… »

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Style5’s CRIME makes an appearance at TIFF 2013

Monday, August 12th, 2013

It’s great to see so much Canadian animation on this year’s TIFF lineup. Toronto boutique shop, Style5, is getting in on some of this action, with the inclusion of “the Beirut Bandit” from their CRIME series. It’s the true-crime story of Joe Loya, former bank robber and author of The Man Who Outgrew His Prison… »

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Asphalt Watches animated feature at TIFF 2013

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Asphalt Watches got into TIFF. That’s awesome. If you’re not aware of the project, it’s an animated feature film of the most independent variety. Seth Scriver and Shaybe Ehman ran a successful Indiegogo campaign and managed to raise a little over ten grand, they’ve reportedly been working on this thing for eight years, and from… »

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press release: OIAF 2013 Kids Jury! Ottawa kids needed!

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Calling All Toon Lovers: OIAF 2013 Kids Jury Contest CALLING ALL TOON LOVERS!!! Kids to judge films and TV shows at OIAF 2013 The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is inviting local kids to enter its annual Kids Jury contest. Ten animation enthusiasts, ranging from the ages of 8 to 11 years old, will be… »

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press release: NFB animated films featured at TIFF

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Short Cuts Canada to feature Claire Blanchet’s The End of Pinky, Bruce Alcock’s Impromptu, Theodore Ushev’s Gloria Victoria and Chris Landreth’s Subconscious Password Toronto, August 7, 2013 – A world-renowned creative laboratory making breakthroughs in animation and stereoscopic 3D (S3D) cinema, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will showcase its auteur animators at the… »

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events: Building Digital Media Leaders, Toronto

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

I’m long over due posting about this, but there’s a new initiative in Toronto that looks kind of interesting:   Producers, Production Managers, Assistant Production Managers and Department Supervisors who are looking to advance in their careers in digital media are invited to attend a pilot program being offered by Sheridan College and Digital Media… »

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TAAFI 2013 in review

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

This year TAAFI was kind enough to let me attend their animation weekend, as long as I promised to tweet the whole time. I think I did a good job.  This was TAAFI’s 2nd year, of which I did not attend the first. What follows is my experience and evaluation of this year’s fest. Friday: TAAFI… »

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from the internets: Mark Mayerson on TAAFI, day 2

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Mark Mayerson’s coverage of TAAFI, Day 2 is up, with a hearty recommendation aimed directly at Dr Stuart Sumida and some shorts programme coverage. Thanks Mark! Follow the… »

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jobby: Layout and Location Designer, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

August 1, 2013 Job Description: We are currently seeking a highly creative Layout & Location Designer to join our team working on a challenging, fast-paced production. This individual must be extremely motivated, possess exceptional artistic skills, have an impeccable eye for layout, and great attention to detail. The Layout & Location Designer will work under… »

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jobby: Background Painting Supervisor, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

August 1, 2013 Job Description: We are currently seeking a full time Background Painting Supervisor for an exciting high profile production with worldwide exposure. This exceptionally talented individual will lead a crew to deliver stunning background art from initial layout to full colour designs for immersive children’s entertainment properties while maintaining the style, quality and… »

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