Archive for May, 2014

jobby: Senior Nuke Compositors, The Little Prince, Montreal

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

The Little Prince is looking for Senior Nuke Compositors to join its team in Montreal. The Little Prince, based on the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is a  CG/2D/Stop-Motion Animated Feature Film directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) with Production Design by Lou Romano (The Incredibles) and Character Design by Peter De Sève… »

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jobby: Flash Animators, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver and Freelance

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

I got an email from Atomic. They’re hiring animators for Rocket Monkeys Season 3. Vancouver based, and freelancers. Flash Animator Atomic Cartoons Inc.  is an award-winning independent full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District.  Since its inception 15 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions for television series,… »

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shameless self-promotion: Creating Success Panel at TAAFI 2014 featuring Natasha Allegri, Dave Cooper, Rob Davies, Michael Rex and Mike Geiger

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

With TAAFI 2014 just around the corner, you’re going to be hearing a lot about it on here. This festival just keeps getting better with each year, and we’ll have a few more exciting announcements over the next couple of days. Today’s bit of shameless self-promotion is this: The Creating Success panel, which yours truly… »

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CAR Presents: Redesigning Looney Tunes with Jessica Borutski

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Today is the last day of TAAFI’s 48 hr workshop sale on all workshops – $75 (regularily $99). The price goes up today (Tuesday) at midnight. The panels look great this year, but I’d be doing ourselves a disservice here if I didn’t point out that Canadian Animation Resources is a presenting sponsor for the… »

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jobby: Atomic Cartoons issues a challenge to Vancouver Storyboard Artists

Monday, May 26th, 2014

I’ve known the guys at Atomic Cartoons as long as I’ve been in this business. I like them, I like the studio they run, and I like the way they run it. For example, this note I received. Hi Mike, We’re looking for local comedy board artists. We’re so confident that our shows are funny… »

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ANIMATIC T.O. This Week: House of Cool Retrospective

Monday, May 26th, 2014

  EDIT: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED    Ricardo Curtis will be hosting a retrospective on the past 10 years of House Of Cool. This talk will cover all the things House of Cool has been doing in feature animation along with an in depth discussion on where things are going in the next 10… »

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jobby: MERCURY FILMWORKS EUROPE IS CALLING ALL ANIMATION PROFESSIONALS!

Monday, May 26th, 2014

This one’s interesting. We post jobs regularly for Ottawa-based Mercury Filmworks, and recently reported that they’re opening a new shop in Europe. Well, if you’ve got an EU passport, and want to work in Ireland on a show that’s likely for Disney or Dreamworks, here’s your chance.   Start Date:                                September 2014 Job… »

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press release: H.P. LOVECRAFT’S AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS TO BE ADAPTED INTO ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Ottawa native and Algonquin College alum, Stephen Sloan, has just announced plans for an ambitious feature film debut. Here’s the press release:   H.P. LOVECRAFT’S AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS TO BE ADAPTED INTO ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Partial financing expected to be obtained via crowd funding on KICKSTARTER TORONTO, ONTARIO May 15, 2014 (PR WEB)… »

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jobby: Storyboard Revisionist, Elliott Animation, Toronto

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Storyboard Revisionist Elliott Animation is hiring in Toronto! We are looking for someone with storyboarding experience to join our team as a revisionist. We are one of Canada’s few Artist owned and managed studio and are dedicated to creatively and technologically empowering our people. Our talent thrives on our innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and respect for… »

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jobby: Line Producer, 9Story Entertainment, Toronto

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

9 Story Entertainment is an industry leading creator, producer and distributor of award-winning animated and live action content for young audiences around the world. 9 Story has produced over 800 animated and live action episodes, seen on some of the world’s most respected children’s channels.   Job Title: Line Producer Animation Job Type: Contract Start Date:… »

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jobby: Big Ole Career Fair Happening in Vancouver for Visual FX, Animation, Video Games

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

I’m a bit late posting this, but it’s not too late to attend. The event is this Saturday! REGISTER HERE. Massive Career Fair for Visual FX, Animation & Video Game Geeks Set to Rock Vancouver Visual Effects Society Showcases Vast Opportunities for Vancouver’s Talent Pool Through Annual Event Vancouver, BC (May 8, 2014) – The… »

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Rebecca David chats with Rebecca Sugar (STEVEN UNIVERSE!!!)

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

    With Steven Universe premiering on Teletoon late last month, we were given an opportunity to speak with creator Rebecca Sugar. Within our talk we cover Rebecca’s journey from school to now, her hopes and intentions with the show, how marvelous her crew is (both at Cartoon Network and overseas in Korea) and how she’s… »

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jobby: 2D Digital Animator, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

2D Digital Animator Type:  Permanent full-time employee – in house Salary: Pay is by approved frame. Medical/Dental benefits and RRSP plan available Positions available: 5+ Start Date:  Immediately Company Info: Mercury Filmworks is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and internationally recognized as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality,… »

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Showcase: On the Subway, Mike Geiger

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Mike Geiger is back, united once again with none other than the inimitable Hobo Divine! These guys are a dream team, and the latest concoction is On the Subway. Stick your eyes on this, readers! On The Subway from mike geiger animation on… »

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jobby: Administrtive Assistant, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Administrative Assistant Type:  Permanent full-time employee Salary:  $40,000/year plus Medical/Dental benefits and RRSP plan available Positions available:   1 Start Date:  Immediately About Mercury Filmworks: Mercury Filmworks is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and is internationally recognized as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality, reliability, and innovation. Mercury has… »

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jobby: Design Supervisor, 9Story Entertainment, Toronto

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Company Info: 9 Story Entertainment is an industry leading creator, producer and distributor of award-winning animated and live action content for young audiences around the world. 9 Story has produced over 800 animated and live action episodes, seen on some of the world’s most respected children’s channels.   Job Title: Design Supervisor Job Type: Contract Start… »

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Gradfilm Showcase: JOHNNY SPACE CAT!, by Michael Robot

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Michael Robot recently completed digital character animation course at Sheridan College and the end product is one hilarious film, JOHNNY SPACE CAT! I personally really dig the animation on the Evil Robot Dog. You can see more of Mike’s videos on his Vimeo and his art… »

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jobby: Harmony Animators, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning independent full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District.  Since its inception over 15 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions including television series, commercials, and music videos. Our crew is made up of over 200 of Canada’s most creative animators, directors, producers… »

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jobby: Scene Planning Artist, Elliott Animation, Toronto

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Scene Planning Artist Elliott Animation is hiring in Toronto! We are looking for someone with scene planning/layout experience to join our team. We are one of Canada’s few Artist owned and managed studio and are dedicated to creatively and technologically empowering our people. Our talent thrives on our innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and respect for talent… »

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Gradfilm Showcase: The Hunt, by Celina Hulshof

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

A great mix of traditional and stopmo, here’s The Hunt, from Sheridan grad Celina Hulshof. The Hunt from Celina Hulshof on… »

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TAAFI 2014 poster!

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Courtesy of Tinman Creative… »

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press release: Ottawa’s Mercury Filmworks launches European Production Studio under former Teletoon Content Exec Alan Gregg

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Ottawa, Canada & Ireland – (May 2, 2014) – Mercury Filmworks, Canada’s premiere animation studio, proudly announces its expansion into Europe’s creative market with former Teletoon content chief, Alan Gregg, at the helm. Citing high demand for its creative services and production pipelines, the move marks a significant step toward accessing a broader talent pool… »

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jobby: 3D Compositor, Guru Studio, Toronto

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Guru Studio, an award winning internationally renowned animation house in Toronto, seeks an experienced and immediately-available 3D Compositor for a premier international animated TV series. The 3D Compositor will be required to work with the creative team to deliver the defined lighting and compositing look for a children’s television show. Responsibilities: *   Use Nuke to… »

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Event: Toronto Comics Arts Festival 2014 This weekend! May 10 & 11

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

At Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. Saturday May 10th, 9am-5pm Sunday May 11th, 11am-5pm FREE ADMISSION Toronto Comics Arts Festival is happening this weekend! For those of you who don’t know, TCAF is a week long event that celebrates the works of comic and graphic novel artists and it’s completely FREE! There will be tables full of… »

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Gradfilm Showcase: Lift Me Up, by Eden Esposo

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Sheridan 2014 Graduate Eden Esposo‘s film Lift Me… »

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TAAFI’s Pitch-A-Palooza Registration Now Open

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Registration is now open! Now in its second year, Pitch-A-Palooza at Toronto’s animation fest will welcome 80 lucky writers and artists to pitch their next big idea to almost 30 industry leading production and broadcast executives on Friday, June 13, 2014, Corus Quay (25 Dockside Dr, Toronto).  This ‘speed pitching’ event puts you up front and center with… »

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Gradfilm Showcase: Plugin, by Sergio Di Bitetto

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Another on from VFS: Plugin by Sergio Di Bitetto. Plugin – VFS Mix version from Sergio Di Bitetto on… »

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jobby: In House Board Artist, DHX Media, Toronto

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

About DHX Media DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and marketing of family entertainment.  DHX Media owns, markets and distributes over 10,000 episodes of entertainment programming worldwide and licenses its owned properties through its dedicated consumer products business.  DHX Media is recognized for brands such as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies,… »

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Gradfilm Showcase: Solace, by Nneka Myers

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Another Sheridan film: Solace, by Nneka Myers. I really like this one. Solace from Nneka Myers on… »

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Gradfilm Showcase: Yeti For Breakfast, by Josh Adler

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Josh Adler, from Vancouver Film School, sent us a link to his film: Yeti For Breakfast.  It’s short, solid, and goes a little dark at the end. Yeti For Breakfast from Josh Adler on… »

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CAR welcomes our newest contributor: Kyu-bum Lee!

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

I’m very happy to announce that we’ve got a new contributor here at Canadian Animation Resources: Kyu-bum Lee! Kyu’s an enthusiastic and talented member of our community who spends an awful lot of whatever free time he’s got scouring the internet for amazing animation blogs and short films. And now, he’s going to be doing… »

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Gradfilm Showcase: The Champ, by Rosemary Travale

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Another Sheridan grad, Rosemary Travale sent us a link to her film, the Champ. Stop-motion, YAY! There was a fair amount of stopmo at Sheridan Industry Day, something that I noticed last year as well. Great work by Rosemary. The Champ from Rosemary Travale on Vimeo. Here’s the desciption: A little boy obsessed with professional… »

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Bite on Mondo announces shorts, next round of submissions.

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

(TORONTO, ON) APRIL 30, 2014: BLUE ANT MEDIA’S partnership with MONDO MEDIA and YOUTUBE, BITE ON MONDO, has received over 500 submissions since the program first launched in November of last year. BITE ON MONDO is designed to discover, foster and produce breakout animated content. The partnership targets teens and young adults through various distribution… »

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