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Cartoon Brew’s new Educational Inititaive: Cartoon Brew-ED

3D_ColinGilesCartoon Brew just launched a new initiative, Cartoon Brew-ED. It’s being run by Vancouver Film School instructor, Colin Giles. Here’s the description: Colin Giles, our first Canada-based contributor, will lead our new educational-initiative Cartoon Brew-ED. Colin is an animation industry veteran who currently serves as a senior animation instructor at Vancouver Film School. The new Cartoon Brew-ED subsite will be a curated guide to valuable instructional and educational resources for today’s animation artist. For now, it will remain independent of the main site, and will be available exclusively at and

COLIN GILES (@cartooncolin) is a Vancouver-based animator, filmmaker, and educator. Currently Senior Animation Instructor at Vancouver Film School, he has lectured at Siggraph 2013 and universities and workshops in Seoul and Vancouver. For over 16 years he has contributed as both animator and supervisor on a wide range of productions including Disney Interactive titles, Ren & Stimpy’s Adult Party Cartoon, Robotboy, and Thomas and Friends (linkedin). Colin has trained many future bosses now working at prominent studios such as Sony Imageworks, MPC, EA, Nerdcorps, Bardel, and Nitrogen. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

Great move by Cartoon Brew. There’s a ton of amazing resources available online, and more with each day, as the artists working on top productions share their process and sneak peaks all over the internet. It’s something we’ve always wanted to do here on CAR, but time and resources have always been our primary limitation. Cartoon Brew has been expanding pretty aggressively over the last year or so, and while Amid’s crew get criticized for what amounts to sensationalism on a lot of occasions, they provide coverage of the animation world in ways no one else does. They’re the perfect people to be doing this. The fact that there’s a Canadian connection warms my heart a bit too. I just hit “follow” on Tumblr and “like” on Facebook. You should do the same.

Good luck to Colin, and thanks for doing this.


  1. Crystal M Crystal M March 24, 2014

    Great post! So proud of our Canadian talent!

  2. Michael Evans Michael Evans March 25, 2014

    Very cool! One of the nicest instructors I had at VFS!

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