Archive for October, 2013

jobby: Development Executive, 9Story Entertainment, Toronto

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

October 31, 2013 9 Story Entertainment is looking for a Development Executive to join us in our Toronto office. You’ll apply for this position if you have experience in creative development with emphasis on kids and animation. Credited writing or story editing experience and knowledge of the current kids TV broadcasting landscape are a plus…. »

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Children, Youth and Media Conference Registration closing soon

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Few More Days To Register For The Children, Youth & Media Conference Montreal, October 30, 2013 – You have until Monday, November 4th to register for the upcoming Children, Youth & Media (CYM) conference to be held November 13–15 at the St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre and at CBC/Radio-Canada in Toronto. Youth Media Alliance (YMA) is pleased to welcome Jocelyn Stevenson from the… »

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jobby: Product Manager and Designer(Yo Gabba Gabba!), DHX Media, Toronto

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

About DHX Media DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and licensing of family entertainment rights.  DHX Media owns markets and distributes 9,500 half hours of children’s entertainment content, and exploits owned properties through its consumer products licensing business.  DHX Media is recognized for brands such as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, In the… »

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cool beans! David OReilly and Janet Perlman on board for OIAF 2014 poster and signal film

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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Celebrate International Animation Day with the NFB!

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Montreal, October 28, 2013 – To mark International Animation Day (October 28), the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is launching the seventh edition of Get Animated!, which runs from October 28 to November 30. This year, for the first time ever, all films will be offered online at nfb.ca/get-animated, and foreign productions from other… »

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jobby: 2D and 3D producers, Guru Studio, Toronto

Friday, October 25th, 2013

2D and 3D PRODUCERS! 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 PRODUCER to oversee the production of an animated  television series. They will work with the director to lead a diverse… »

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jobby: Storyboard/Animatic Revisionist, DHX Media, Toronto

Friday, October 25th, 2013

About DHX Media DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and licensing of family entertainment rights.  DHX Media owns markets and distributes 9,500 half hours of children’s entertainment content, and exploits owned properties through its consumer products licensing business.  DHX Media is recognized for brands such as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, In the… »

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Children Youth and Media Conference Welcomes Amazon Studios, Toronto, November 13

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Montreal, October 23, 2013 – Youth Media Alliance (YMA) is proud to host a discussion with a new player on the mediascape, Amazon Studios, at its upcoming Children, Youth & Media (CYM) conference on November 13, in Toronto. Tara Sorensen, head of kids programming at Amazon Studios, along with creators J.J. Johnson (Annedroids) and Angela… »

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Fish’n’Chips, the Movie: Free Family Screening in Toronto this Saturday!

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

A Complimentary Animated Family Feature Screening Join TAAFI, our sponsor Fresh TV and partner Entremedia for the world premiere of Fish N’ Chips starring John Leguizamo! This free family friendly screening also includes an action packed episode of the latest TELETOON hit Grojband and lots of fun treats for attendees.Perfect for families and film buffs looking for an… »

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Greatest Cartoons Never Made: Chester Brown’s Louis Riel, by Nick Cross

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Yeah. This almost happened. Chester Brown, Nick Cross, Smiley Guy Studios, and Bruce McDonald. Those would’ve been some very cool beans. Oh, and purely by coincidence, today is also Louis Riel’s birthday. He would’ve been 169 years… »

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jobby: Key Animators, DHX Media, Vancouver

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Start Date: December 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 currently have opportunities for Key Animators to join our team! We require… »

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Blue Ant, Mondo Media Tease “Unique Opportunity” at Dick Figures Theatrical Screening

Monday, October 21st, 2013

There’s some word going around about a not-so-surprise announcement following the upcoming theatrical screening of the Dick Figures movie on November 9th in Toronto. Here’s the info they’re teasing, I’ll let you fill in the blanks: Mondo Media, Six Point Harness and Blue Ant Media are giddier than a couple of stick figured school girls… »

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showcase: Blurton Animated, by Ian Jeans

Friday, October 18th, 2013

One of the best things about going to events like the Ottawa festival is little gems like this. I bumped into a pal of my, Ian Jeans. Ian teaches at Algonquin, and has been a fixture in the Ottawa animation scene for as long as I can remember. My first exposure to him was the… »

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events: This Saturday, October 19, Estonian Animation Screening, Toronto

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Tartu College in Toronto is presenting a “pay-what-you-can” screening of Estonian animated films. If you’ve ever attended the Ottawa International Animation Festival, you may have heard mythical references to Estonian Animators. Your animation education isn’t complete without at least one reference to Priit Parn. And you’ be surprised to learn where the Kalsky-Csupo aesthetic some… »

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jobby: Animator, Mr. X Inc, Toronto

Friday, October 18th, 2013

October 18, 2013 Specializing in feature film visual effects and animation for international and local producers, Toronto based digital studio, Mr. X Inc. is comprised of a unique and gifted team of artists, filmmakers and programmers devoted to the art, craft and technology of visual story-telling. We invite you to visit our website @ www.mrxfx.com… »

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jobby: Senior/Intermediate Tracking Artist, Mr. X Inc, Toronto

Friday, October 18th, 2013

October 18, 2013 Specializing in feature film visual effects and animation for international and local producers, Toronto based digital studio, Mr. X Inc. is comprised of a unique and gifted team of artists, filmmakers and programmers devoted to the art, craft and technology of visual story-telling. We invite you to visit our website @ www.mrxfx.com… »

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jobby: Production Managers, Guru Studios, Toronto

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

October 17, 2013 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 PRODUCTION MANAGERS, who are responsible for supporting the producer with all aspects of either Toonboom or 3D series. This role reports… »

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jobby: CG Compositing Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

October 17, 2013 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 Compositing Artist who is responsible for generating clean and efficient comp structures. This role reports directly to the Line Producer.  … »

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jobby: CG Lighting Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

October 17, 2013 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 Artist who is responsible for using existing light rigs to generate shots weekly. This role reports directly to the Line… »

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shameless plug: Miley Cyrus t-shirt by Steph Ramon

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

I love when animators get entrepreneurial. Take Stephanie Ramon here. She’s a talented designer and board artist, sure, but she’s also taking advantage of recent scandalish behaviour on behalf of one particularly twerky pop star. Who wants to buy a t-shirt? contact:… »

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jobby: Nuke and After Effects Compositors, Encore VFX, Toronto

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

  October 16, 2013 Encore VFX/Toronto is currently recruiting for talented Nuke & After Effects Compositors. Ideal candidates have a keen eye for detail, highly creative, excellent communication skills and technical knowledge, and have relevant experience in a commercial, film or TV environment. Key Responsibilities: Composite multi-layered digital and live action shots as directed by… »

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press release: TAAFI 2014 Call for Submissions NOW OPEN!!!

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

  TORONTO, Ontario (October 15, 2013) – The 3rd Annual Toronto Animation Arts Festival International – (TAAFI), is pleased to announce the opening for the 2014 Call For Submissions. This year’s Festival not only accepts animated shorts and feature length films but also encourages submissions of visual effects projects, commercials, game trailers/cinematics, motion graphics projects,… »

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from the internets: House of Cool’s Ricardo Curtis on Guys With Pencils

Monday, October 14th, 2013

The Guys With Pencils podcast has a special two hour edition with House of Cool top dog, Ricardo Curtis. Check it out here:… »

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comix: Can of Worms, by Adam John Temple

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Do you like westerns? Do you like anime? Do you like Gore Verbinski movies? Well, if you do, you just might like Can of Worms, a serialized webcomic by Toronto animator and designer, Adam John Temple…. »

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jobby: Character TD, DHX Media, Halifax

Friday, October 11th, 2013

October 11, 2013 Job Type: Contract Start Date: ASAP Location: Halifax, NS, Canada DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia is an international leader in children’s television production.  We are currently seeking an experienced Character TD to join our growing team.  This is a creative and technical problem-solving position which requires a… »

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Next Week in Toronto: Animatic TO Launch!

Friday, October 11th, 2013

There’s still time to get tickets to the inaugural Animatic T.O. event next Tuesday! Animatic T.O. a new community building organization for animation artists kicks off its new lecture series with veteran storyboard artist James Caswell. Purveyor of fine drawings since 1979. James will explain his approach to storyboards and tell us about the tips… »

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jobby: Layout Artists, Guru Studios, Toronto

Friday, October 11th, 2013

LAYOUT ARTISTS!         Guru Studio’s dedicated creative team is passionate about bringing inspired character-driven stories to screens around the world.       Join our team of over 50 2D digital artists now in production on a ground breaking design and comedy driven, drama series with an epic storyline! Responsibilities:   ·       Complete a quota of… »

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events: Mondo Media and Six Point Harness present the Dick Figures Movie, Toronto

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Coming up next month: Six Point Harness and Mondo Media are giddier than a couple of stick figured school girls to invite fans and creative community to join them for the Canadian theatrical premiere of “Dick Figures The Movie”  screening at Toronto’s Buffer Festival.  The screening will take place on November 9th at 1PM in… »

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jobby: ATTENTION PIXAR CANADA SURVIVORS, CG jobs in Vancouver

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

After yesterday’s surprise news of the sudden shutdown of Pixar Canada, roughly one hundred people are out of work in the Vancouver area. I’ve heard no news about anyone being shifted to Emeryville, so we’re going to go with the assumption that these folks need jobs. On that note, here’s what I know of in… »

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breaking news: Pixar Canada shutting doors UPDATED

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Bad news in Vancouver today, here it is in today’s Province: http://blogs.theprovince.com/2013/10/08/pixar-canada-shuts-its-doors-in-vancouver/ Pixar Canada is shutting down. 100 employees let go. They’re refocusing on the Emeryville shop. Thanksfully, many of those let go should have a relatively soft landing, as other Vancouver CG shops have been scrambling to fill positions. Nitrogen and Nerdcorps both post… »

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press release: Franklin and Friends reaching 340 million viewers via Chinese distribution deal

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Franklin and Friends come out of their shells on CCTV Nelvana’s hit series reaches 340 million children in China (October 7, 2013, MIPTV Cannes, France) – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises’ agent, Ciwen Media Group, has entered into a deal with China’s national broadcaster Chinese Central Television (CCTV) to air preschool series Franklin and Friends for… »

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jobby: Lighting/Compositing Artists, The Little Prince (feature), Montreal

Monday, October 7th, 2013

  October 7, 2013 Lighting / Compositing Artists The Little Prince is looking for Lighting/Compositing 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… »

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jobby: Final Layout Lead, The Little Prince(feature), Montreal

Monday, October 7th, 2013

  October 7, 2013 Final Layout Lead The Little Prince is looking for a Final Layout 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)… »

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press release: Mini-Pixel Masterclass with Dreamworks and Blizzard Entertainment, Quebed City, October 29

Friday, October 4th, 2013

  DreamWorks Animation and Blizzard Entertainment are back in Quebec City Mini Pixel─ new master classes in animation Quebec City, October 2, 2013 – Mini Pixel, a side event featuring three master classes in digital animation, will be held at the Loews Hôtel Le Concorde on Tuesday, October 29 during Cartoon Connection Canada, an international… »

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Grant Campbell, February 27, 1956 – September 4, 2013

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

A few weeks ago, Mark Mayerson posted some sad news about the passing of longtime Ottawa animator Grant Campbell. Grant passed away on September 4, at the Mission Hospice in Ottawa. I worked with Grant at Dynomight Cartoons in the 90’s. I didn’t know him well, but he was a warm and friendly presence at… »

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press release: the Return of REBOOT!

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment is not only bringing back cult-favourite 90’s CG action show Reboot, but they’re relaunching Mainframe, the studio that produced the series in the first place. Acquired by Rainmaker in 2006, Mainframe had a solid history of delivery high-end CG programming for television. The Mainframe banner will now fly over Rainmaker’s television division,… »

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press relese: Montreal Stop-Motion Festival Announces Lineup

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Presenting our full line-up of special guests and conferences and full ticket information! ———————————————————— NEWS! Hello Stop Motion Fans! We have had a busy 2 weeks with the Comiccon madness here in Montreal. We reached out to 5200 friends on the show floor and the team did an amazing job at spreading the word about… »

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jobby: Production Manager, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

October 2, 2013 Job Description:  We are currently seeking an experienced Production Manager for our exciting high profile production team.   This position is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized and motivated person to excel in the animation production industry. The production manager is responsible for all aspects of the in house production team… »

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jobby: I/O Data Management Administrator, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

October 2, 2013 Job Description: We are currently seeking a highly focused I/O Data Management Administrator for our exciting high profile production team.  This position is an excellent opportunity for highly organized and motivated person who possesses astute technical proficiency, excellent communication skills, multi-tasking abilities and superior time management prudence.  This position will work closely… »

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jobby: Location Designer, Guru Studio, Toronto

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

October 1, 2013 LOCATION DESIGNER!   Guru Studio’s dedicated creative team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Join our team of over 50 2D digital artists now in production on a ground breaking design and comedy driven, drama series with an epic storyline! Responsibilities: Strong artistic background with… »

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jobby: BG Supervisor, Guru Studio, Toronto

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

October 1, 2013 BG SUPERVISOR!   Guru Studio’s dedicated creative team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Join our team of over 50 2D digital artists now in production on a ground breaking design and comedy driven, drama series with an epic storyline! Responsibilities: Collaborate with Art Director… »

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jobby: Art Director, Guru Studio, Toronto

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

October 1, 2013 ART DIRECTOR!   Guru Studio’s dedicated creative team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Join our team of over 50 2D digital artists now in production on a ground breaking design and comedy driven, drama series with an epic storyline! Responsibilities: ·       Review submitted designs… »

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Nick Cross’ Black Sunrise: Trailer 3

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

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