Archive for August, 2014

More Networks, Less Animation.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

A few weeks ago, Playback reported that a new movie channel, Starlight, that shows nothing but Canadian movies, would be getting a Category B broadcast license. Awesome! The all-Canadian movie channel Starlight has finally got its broadcast licence from the CRTC. After earlier being denied a category A broadcast licence that would have granted Starlight mandatory carriage,… »

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jobby: Junior Character Animator, DHX Media, Halifax

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Job Title: Junior Character Animator Job Type: Contract Location: Halifax, NS, Canada DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia is seeking talented 3D Character Animators to join our growing team. Experience and knowledge of the principles of character animation and strong working knowledge of Maya required. Studio environment is fast-paced and committed… »

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jobby: Senior 3D Character Animator, DHX Media, Halifax

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Job Title: Senior 3D Character Animator Job Type: Contract Location: Halifax, NS, Canada   DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia is seeking a talented 3D Character Animators with extensive experience and knowledge of the principles of character animation to join our growing team. Strong working knowledge of Maya required. Studio environment… »

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jobby: 2D Effects (FX) Artist, DHX Media, Vancouver

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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 have a great artist-centric environment, staff events like our annual Art Show and Summer BBQ,… »

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from the internets: Gloryosky responds to Canadaland’s Cartoon Sweatshop Podcast

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

A few weeks back, animator Adam Hines, perhaps best know as one half of the already-missed Guys With Pencils podcast, got himself interviewed on Canadaland, where he spoke about the service nature of our animation industry, among other things. (it’s here if you haven’t listened yet.) It generated a fair bit of conversation/debate/praise/ugly trolling. In… »

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jobby: 2D Digital Animators, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Ottawa, ON – We are currently seeking talented 2D Digital Animators at all levels for an exciting high profile production with worldwide exposure. This position is an excellent opportunity for highly skilled and motivated animators who are willing to push the envelope of what is possible in order to create beautiful memorable animation. Pay is variable and based entirely… »

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jobby: Producer, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Ottawa, ON – Reporting directly to the VP of Production, we are currently seeking an individual with strong Producer skills to work on exciting, high-profile productions with international exposure. We are seeking an extremely well-organized, problem-solving, driven and dedicated individual to lead the production of a new, animated television series.   Job Requirements: Must have… »

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press release: Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival presents Behind-the-Scenes of The Boxtrolls and Robot Chicken

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival Behind-the-Scenes of The Boxtrolls and Robot Chicken September 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2014 Montreal, August 26, 2014 – The sixth edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce the release of its official program for 2014. This year, the Festival will be taking place on… »

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Last episode of Guys With Pencils Podcast

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Here it is: http://guyswithpencils.tumblr.com/post/95741176775/guys-with-pencils-ep175-thats-all-folks-well It was a great run. Thanks to Adam and Andrew for 4 years of informative, entertaining podcasting. GWP will be… »

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call for entries: 18th Japan Media Arts Festival

Monday, August 25th, 2014

18th Japan Media Arts Festival | Call for Entries Deadline: 2 September 2014 (18:00 Japan Standard Time) The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media – from animation and comics to media art and games. The festival gives awards… »

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from the internets: Nelvana was going to produce a Doctor Who animated series?

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

According to BlogTo, it almost happened…. »

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jobby: Storyboard Revisionists, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Ottawa, ON – We are currently seeking Storyboard Revisionists to join our team for an exciting new production with worldwide exposure. This is a long term contract which may offer an open door for a junior artist to take their skills to the next level and advance in the industry. This position reports to the… »

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jobby: Junior Storyboard Artists, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Ottawa, ON – We are currently seeking Junior Storyboard Artists to join our team for an exciting new production with worldwide exposure. This is a long term contract which may offer an open door for a junior artist to take their skills to the next level and advance in the industry. This position reports to… »

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jobby: Storyboard Artists, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Ottawa, ON – We are currently seeking experienced Storyboard Artists to join our team for an exciting new production with worldwide exposure. This position reports to the Director. Type: Permanent/In-house Salary: Per Board – $ TBD Positions Available: 2 Start Date: Immediately Job Requirements: Minimum 4 years of related work experience is required. Must have a… »

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press release: OIAF Spotlights Walt Disney Animation Studios

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS IN SPOTLIGHT AT THE OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL OTTAWA (August 20, 2014) – Presented with the support of Celebrate Ontario and Walt Disney Animation Studios, the Ottawa International Animation Festival is celebrating the world’s most beloved, successful and pioneering animation studio with a series of screenings, talks, exhibitions and legendary Disney… »

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jobby: Layout Artist, Awesometown Entertainment, Toronto

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Company Description International industry expertise has led to content development for audiences all around the world. Actively pursuing high value Intellectual Property (IP), Awesometown utilizes extensive knowledge and experience, coupled with strong partnerships with Financing and CG Production Companies, to produce high quality content to exacting budget specifications, enabling investment in IP via tax credit… »

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jobby: Director (CG Series), Arc Productions, Toronto

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for an Animation Director to join our team. With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision of both major Hollywood studios and independent producers to life in… »

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events: CARTOONAPALOOZA for CHEO, Ottawa, September 11th

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

We’re big fans of community-building here at CAR, that much should be obvious. Based in Toronto, we kind of take some of it for granted. We’ve got year round events from TAAFI, Animatic TO, various drawing events, art shows, all kinds of reasons to get together. For years now, Atomic Cartoons in Vancouver has been… »

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OIAF/TAC 2014: Iron Developer. Have you got what it takes?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Calling all Writer/Artist teams! We’re seeking two eager artist/writer teams that will step up to the plate and participate in this year’s Iron Developer, a live development exercise where the creative teams tweak a concept based on real-time curve-balls thrown at them by a development person. The event gives the Professional Development Day audience an… »

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jobby: Animators, Yowza Digital/Switch Animation, Toronto

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Animators, Yowza Digital/Switch Animation, Toronto Yowza Digital/Switch Ent. is looking for animators for a classically animated show done in Flash. Candidates must be comfortable working with Cintiqs. Knowledge of Flash is essential (although the show is straight ahead, certain elements are symbol-based). The candidates would be responsible for rough animation, in-betweening and clean-up. This is… »

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jobby: Gaming Animator, Genesis Gaming INC, Vancouver

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Gaming Animator Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada Department: Art Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Experienced The Company Our business is booming! Our fun and cool mix of talent is world class and forward-thinking. We have a continuous production cycle of new revenue generating work and we are profitable!!! Hence, we are in need of Creative Animation… »

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festivals: Vancouver Short Film Festival call for submissions

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

The 5th annual edition of the Vancouver Short Film Festival has opened its call for submissions. No time limit is enforced, but the shorter, the better. The director or producer of the film must be a British Columbia resident in order to enter, or the film must have been produced in BC. Details… »

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jobby: Flash Animators, BG Artists, Blue Ant Media, Toronto

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Blue Ant Media Productions Inc., A Canadian media company located in Toronto, is seeking flash animators and background artists to work on a variety of 2D adult animated short format comedy to be distributed on Bite.ca and Mondo Media’s YouTube Channel. All services will be performed under a “work for hire” services agreement, which will… »

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jobby: Key Animation Supervisor, DHX Media, Vancouver

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Key Animation Supervisor (Flash) DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows such as Kid vs. Kat and Martha Speaks. Employing a team of more than 200 of Canada’s top artists, our studio is full of talented and inspired professionals who are passionate… »

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jobby: Lead AFX Artist, DHX Media, Vancouver

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Lead AFX Artist DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows such as Kid vs. Kat and Martha Speaks. Employing a team of more than 200 of Canada’s top artists, our studio is full of talented and inspired professionals who are passionate about… »

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jobby: AFX Artists, DHX Media, Vancouver

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

AFX Artists DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows such as Kid vs. Kat and Martha Speaks. Employing a team of more than 200 of Canada’s top artists, our studio is full of talented and inspired professionals who are passionate about creating… »

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jobby: Intermediate/Senior Animator, Elliott Animation, Toronto

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Calling all animators! Elliott Animation is hiring. We have one spot left, don’t miss out! Elliott Animation Toronto is looking for an intermediate/senior animator who can help with Flash revisions starting immediately. Very competitive salary 1 year contract Great studio environment Part-Tim Work from home option We are one of Canada’s few Artist owned and… »

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from the internets: Canadaland ep44, Cartoon Sweatshop

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Animator Adam Hines, of the soon-to-be-defunct podcast, Guys With Pencils, recently found the time to share his thoughts about the nature of the Canadian animation landscape on Canadaland. http://canadalandshow.com/podcast/cartoon-sweatshop He says a lot of stuff that’s quoted on the main page. I haven’t listened yet. I’m suffering from very spotty internet right now. But it’s… »

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jobby: CGI Generalist, Zink, Toronto

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Zink, a multidisciplinary agency and production house that specializes in design, brand identity, animation, commercial production, motion graphics and digital content creation, is seeking an experienced CGI generalist to join our team. – Animation, Design, Film relevant degree/experience – Background in 2D and 3D CG techniques, applications and computer systems including modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering,… »

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jobby: CG Animators, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Friday, August 8th, 2014

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, commercials and music videos.   Our crew is made up of 250 of Canada’s most creative animators, directors, producers and writers,… »

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jobby: 3D Animators, Singing Frog Studios, Montreal

Friday, August 8th, 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 with… »

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jobby: Desktop Support Technician, Guru Studio, Toronto

Friday, August 8th, 2014

OVERVIEW Guru Studio is looking for a Desktop Support Technician to join a busy studio of 200+ artists! The Desktop Support Technician will assist staff in a creative studio environment on technical desktop support including installation, testing and location setup of workstations and peripherals. The position also requires the candidate to assist Windows and Linux… »

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Coming up next week: Toon Boom Masterclasses at Max the Mutt, Toronto

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Toon Boom Master Classes at Max the Mutt in August! Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design and Toon Boom Animation invite you to participate to one of the training sessions we are organizing this summer. These Master Classes are designed to give you a good knowledge of the leading Toon Boom professional products… »

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jobby: 3D Layout Artists, DHX Media, Halifax

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Job Title: 3D Layout Artists Job Type: Contract Start Date: August, September 2014 Location: Halifax, NS, Canada DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd. is an international leader in children’s television production. We are seeking talented 3D Layout Artists with extensive experience and knowledge in staging and blocking work. Studio environment is fast-paced and committed to creating… »

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jobby: Senior Layout Artist/BG Painter on Rick and Morty! Bardel Entertainment, Vancouver

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Title: Senior 2D Layout Artist/Background Painter Position Overview: We are looking for experienced 2D Layout and BG Artists for Season 2 of the amazingly popular and entertaining sci-fi rigamarole fun-fest that is ‘Rick and Morty’!! The job will require strong Layout skills and the ability to Paint BG’s to the standards set by the series’… »

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showcase: Lumberjacked, by Joel Mackenzie

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

This all that there needs to be today. Joel’s getting love from Muchmusic: http://blog.muchmusic.com/rich-aucoins-new-music-video-is-the-ultimate-video-game/ And Vice’s Noisey:… »

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