Archive for January, 2014

from the internets: More Cordell Barker on NFB Blog

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Cordell “the Cat Came Back” Barker has another blog post over on the NFB blog. He’s just finished up a stint at the NFB Montreal studio working a stop motion segment for his newest film. Stop-motion is a new medium for him, and it’s interesting to gt a glimpse of his struggles. As a established… »

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jobby: Maya Animators, 3Pod/Singing Frog Studio, Montreal

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

POSITION OVERVIEW The Dog Who Stopped the War 3D (“La Guerre des Tuques 3D”), a CarpeDiem Film & TV production is staffing up!  3pod is looking for talented artists to be part of this 3D animation adaptation of the original movie.   We are now looking for Animators to create beautiful animations. In close collaboration… »

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jobby: Junior Layout Artist, 3Pod/Singing Frog Studio, Montreal

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

POSITION OVERVIEW The Dog Who Stopped the War 3D (“La Guerre des Tuques 3D”), a CarpeDiem Film & TV production is staffing up!  3pod is looking for talented artists to be part of this stereo animation adaptation of the original movie.   We are now looking for a Junior Layout Artist do to the day-to-day… »

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jobby: Rigging Artist, 3Pod/Singing Frog Studio, Rigging Artist, Montreal

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

POSITION OVERVIEW The Dog Who Stopped the War 3D (“La Guerre des Tuques 3D”), a CarpeDiem Film & TV production is staffing up!  3pod is looking for talented artists to be part of this 3D animation adaptation of the original movie.   We are now looking for a Rigging Artist to be part of a… »

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jobby: Rigging Lead, 3Pod/Singing Frog Studio, Montreal

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

POSITION OVERVIEW The Dog Who Stopped the War 3D (“La Guerre des Tuques 3D”), a CarpeDiem Film & TV production, is staffing up!  3pod is looking for talented artists to be part of this 3D animation adaptation of the original movie.   We are now looking for a Rigging Lead to lead a team to… »

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jobby: Compositing Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

January 29, 2014 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 great looking shots for a television series. This role reports directly to the Compositing… »

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press release: Mike Drach at 9Story

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Another announcement from 9Story. This time it’s former March Entertainment everyguy Mike Drach, stepping into a development role. Good call, 9Story. 9 Story Entertainment appoints Mike Drach to Development Executive   Toronto, Canada – January 27, 2014 – 9 Story Entertainment is pleased to announce the appointment of seasoned creative executive and writer Mike Drach… »

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jobby: Animator/Compositor(Previs/Postvis), The Third Floor Inc, Vancouver

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Animator/Compositor – Previs/Postvis The Third Floor, Inc. is adding another shot creator/postvis artist to our team in Vancouver. We are looking for a strong animator/compositor. A Previs Shot Creator is responsible for piecing together elements, setting them in motion, and virtually filming them to create highly cinematic sequences. Nearly any aspect of a shot can… »

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jobby: Location Designer, Guru Studio, Toronto

Friday, January 24th, 2014

LOCATION DESIGNER Guru Studio’s dedicated creative team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. We are looking for a Location Designer to immediately join our team of over 50 2D digital artists now in production on a groundbreaking design- and comedy-driven drama series with an epic storyline! Responsibilities: Strong… »

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jobby: Technical Director, Guru Studios, Toronto

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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 TECHNICAL DIRECTOR who is responsible for supporting the needs of production, pipeline and toolsets. This role reports directly to the Supervising Technical Director. Responsibilities:… »

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jobby: 3D Character Modelers, Guru Studio, Toronto

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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 3D Character Modelers for a premier international animated TV series. Qualifications: -2 to 3 years experience working as a 3D Modeler. -Extensive knowledge in modeling… »

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OIAF 2014 POSTER TIME!!!!

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

The Ottawa International Animation Festival has unveiled this year’s poster. By David… »

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jobby: 2D and 3D Character Animators, Bardel Entertainment, Vancouver and Kelowna BC

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Department: Creative Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Mid Level Position Overview: Calling all Animators who can conceptualize, create and execute animation sequences, under the direction of the Lead Animator/Director, in accordance with the established style, technical requirements and the production schedule of the project. Duties & Responsibilities: Demonstrate a broad range of Animation abilities in… »

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press release: Tanya Green upped to VP Production at 9Story

Monday, January 20th, 2014

A big congratulations to Tanya Green at 9Story for the promotion. Tanya is one of the nicest and hardest-working people in this business, and this is one case of a press release barely doing justice to the subject. Way to go Tanya! Mike 9 Story Entertainment promotes Tanya Green to VP Production   Toronto, Canada… »

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jobby: Production Manager, Bron Studios, Burnaby BC

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Production Manager Summary: Working closely with the Producer, the Production Manager is responsible for the day-to-day running of the show. This is accomplished through production planning, coordination and trouble-shooting. This candidate must also possess strong problem solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively. Responsibilities: -Manage overall production schedule including interdepartmental workflow, and monitor/oversee department… »

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from the internets: CORUS Profits Triple from Teletoon Purchase

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Shoulda bought stock. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/14/us-corusentertainment-results-idUSBREA0D0PC20140114 “controlled by the Shaw family”…. »

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jobby: Texture Artist, DHX Media, Halifax

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Job Title: Texture Artist Job Type: Contract Location: Halifax, NS, Canada     DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia is seeking a talented Texture Artist to join our growing team. Strong working knowledge of Photoshop and Maya required. Studio environment is fast-paced and committed to creating high quality animation. Candidates should… »

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jobby: Rigger, DHX Media, Halifax

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Job Title: Rigger Job Type: Contract 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 a talented and experienced rigger to join our growing team. This is a creative and technical problem-solving position which requires a solid… »

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jobby: Modeler, DHX Media, Halifax

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Job Title: Modeler Job Type: Contract Location: Halifax, NS, Canada     DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia seeks a talented Modeler to join our growing team. Strong working knowledge of Maya required. Studio environment is fast-paced and committed to creating high quality animation. Candidates should thrive as part of a… »

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jobby: Lead Modeller, Awesometown Entertainment, Toronto

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

LEAD MODELER- Awesometown Entertainment, Toronto, ON Awesometown produces and develops animated and live action entertainment; including feature films, television specials and episodes, direct to DVD content, and Visual Effects elements. International industry expertise has led to content development for audiences all around the world. POSITION OVERVIEW The Lead Modeler utilizes Maya to create CG models… »

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Puppet Building Workshop with Carla Veldman, presented by TAIS, Toronto

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

The Toronto Animated Image Society regularly presents workshops on a variety of subjects. Coming up next month, for instance, is a puppet-building workshop presented by stop-motion animator Carla Veldman. Carla is the film-maker behind Dog Walker. Dog Walker – The Most Loyal from Carla Veldman on Vimeo. Here are the details for the workshop. Check… »

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jobby: Executive Assistant, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Award winning Atomic Cartoons is an independent full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation district. Atomic creates, produces and finances animation for television series. Adept at multiple genres and animation styles, Atomic Cartoons is recognized internationally as one of the leading animation studios in North America. We are seeking an Executive Assistant with at… »

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from the internets: RIP Larry Mann

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Jerry Beck just reported that Canadian-born voice actor Larry Mann has passed away at the age of 91 in Los Angeles. http://blogs.indiewire.com/animationscoop/larry-mann-voice-of-yukon-conelius-rip   Mann’s voice was a fixture of my childhood, as both the voice of Yukon Cornelius in the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas special, and Rusty, the Tin Man in the Rankin-Bass… »

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jobby: Leica and Production Editor, Guru Studio, Toronto

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. As our studio continues to grow, we are looking for a versatile editor to work in our editorial department. The Leica and Production Editor will work through the entire editorial process with our Senior Editor and post team… »

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jobby: temporary Studio Admin Assistant, Guru Studio, Toronto

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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 based entertainment company is looking for a temporary STUDIO ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT to assist the Studio Administrator with day to day duties that benefit the studio and crew. The Studio Administrative Assistant… »

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jobby: Technical Director, Guru Studio, Toronto

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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 Technical Director who is responsible for supporting the needs of production, pipeline and toolsets. This role reports directly to the Supervising Technical Director. Responsibilities:… »

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events: Richard Williams Documentary at Bloor Theatre, Toronto

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Persistence of Vision – the untold story of visionary, Toronto-born animator Richard Williams and the greatest animated film never made – will be having its highly-anticipated return to Toronto at the Hot Docs Bloor Cinema for six showings, January 10-13, 15, & 16.Featuring Q&A’s with Persistence director Kevin Schreck and with The Thief and the… »

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showcase: Backwards Cat, by Versiris

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Have I mentioned I love Backwards Cat? Because I do. Follow Versiris on… »

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from the internets: AWN talks to Jonathan Ng

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Jonathan Ng is one of those guys who’s always got a project on the go. One of those projects, Requiem For Romance, has been shortlisted for the Oscars. AWN posted an interview with him last week. Here it is: http://www.awn.com/animationworld/jonathan-ng-talks-requiem-romance     And here’s the film: Requiem for Romance from Jonathan Ng on Vimeo. Congrats… »

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jobby: Flash Animators, Union Marketing, Vaughan ON

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

January 2, 2014 Union Marketing is developing an animated short that outlines the city of Toronto and its workers. We are looking for strong candidates who ideally have studio experience. Candidates must have strong drawing skills as well as Flash experience, and can animate frame-by-frame.  Immediate positions include cleanup and inbetween work. We are also… »

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jobby: Systems Engineer, Bardel Entertainment, Vancouver

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Systems Engineer Position Overview Work within the Technology department to build and maintain transparent infrastructure and IT solutions Work with the CTO to implement long term infrastructure strategies and goals. Devise systems, processes and procedures to increase overall team and production efficiency Leadership Provide strong team leadership and mentorship to increase team productivity Motivate the team… »

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jobby: Render/Data Wrangler, Bardel Entertainment, Vancouver

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Render / Data Wrangler Position Overview: Render/Data wranglers support the production of animated film and TV shows. In this entry-level but mission critical role, you will touch all aspects of the technical production pipeline. There will be broad interaction with production artists, technical directors and technology teams. Responsibilities: Monitor, troubleshoot and optimize network rendering resources… »

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jobby: Production Manager, Bardel Entertainment, Vancouver

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Production Manager Overview We are in need of an organized and well-rounded person who has experience in leading teams and managing people. This role will be responsible for acting as a project and people manager in establishing the structure of the production, its team, budget, timelines and processes. Duties & Responsibilities Work with Director of… »

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jobby: Production Coordinator, Bardel Entertainment, Vancouver

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Production Coordinator Overview We are in need of a person who works many facets of the post production process. This role will be responsible for successfully managing and tracking artwork, artists and their output as it pertains to the schedule of the production. Duties & Responsibilities Ensuring the smooth operation of the editorial department Coordinating… »

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jobby: Lighting/Comp Artist, Bardel Entertainment, Vancouver

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Lighting / Comp Artist Position Overview: The CG Lighting / Comp artist is responsible for creating and conceptualizing CG Lighting / Comp Sequences as required, which meet the aesthetic, creative, and technical quality stands of the production and in accordance with the production deadlines. Deliverables and Responsibilities: Demonstrate a broad range of Lighting / Comp… »

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