Archive for September, 2014

showcase: The Missing Scarf, by Eoin Duffy

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Just watch this.  It’s terrific. And it’s got Sulu narrating. Original Sulu, not Harold & Kumar Sulu. George-freaking-Takei. The Missing Scarf is Now Available Online! Press release: One of the year’s most successful short films premieres online. The animated dark-comedy, masquerading as a classic kid-friendly morality-tale, has racked up 16 international awards, including honours from… »

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Urbance Kickstarter. This is what it’s all about.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

This is perfect. This is how crowdfunding should be used. It’s embarrassing to me that I didn’t know they were Canadian when I first came across the project. I will be supporting… »

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from the internets: Netflix to CRTC, nope.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

This is so important. I’ll find some time to share and talk about it, but you should be following what’s happening right now. All this talk about the future of TV, cable-cutting, all the theoretical discussions we’ve been having for the last 10 years, this is it. Right here. Is Netflix bigger than Canada? Maybe…. »

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from the internets: Grayden Laing interviews Torill Kove

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Here’s the link:… »

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jobby: Location Designers, Guru Studio, Toronto

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

LOCATION DESIGNERS Posting Date: Sept 18, 2014 Closing Date: November 18th, 2014 Location: 110 Spadina Ave Suite 500, Toronto Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience 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… »

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jobby: Character Designers, Guru Studio, Toronto

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

CHARACTER DESIGNERS Posting Date: Sept ember 18th , 2014 Closing Date: November 18th, 2014 Location: 110 Spadina Ave Suite 500, Toronto Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience 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… »

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press release: Victory Arts announces development deal with TVO for animated preschool series Air Crafters as it heads to MipJr and Mipcom

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Ottawa, Canada – September 23, 2014.   Victory Arts announces a development deal with Canada’s TVO for a new animated preschool series Air Crafters (52×11′).   The CG with mixed media series, created by Tero Hollo, Founder and Director of Creative Content for Victory Arts, will be produced by Victory Arts with Amberwood Entertainment (Rob the Robot,… »

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OIAF 2014 Winners Announced! Poland and Canada Take Top Prizes

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

  OTTAWA (September 20, 2014)— The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) competition component has come to an end with the highly anticipated award ceremonies, which were held this evening at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. OIAF organizers announced the 2014 winners of the official competition during the ceremonies. This year’s OIAF, which is in… »

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here. now. OIAF 2014

Friday, September 19th, 2014

This is… »

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Athena Georgaklis steps into Director of Content role at Teletoon

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

It was announced today by Corus Entertainment that the position left open by Alan Gregg back in May, when he left the broadcaster to head up Mercury Filmworks’ new European studio in Ireland, will be filled by Teletoon mainstay, Athena Georgaklis. Athena has been with Teletoon for 17 years, based out of the Montreal office…. »

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jobby: Guru Studio at Algonquin College, Wednesday, September 17th

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

From the fine folks at Guru Studio: Attention Algonquin Animation Grads and Students: Guru Studio is stopping by the campus for an exclusive recruiting event! Come by, say hi, and bring a friend. We are looking for top notch design and animation talent to join our team! Wednesday Sept. 17th @ 12:00PM,… »

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jobby: Production Coordinator, Guru Studio, Toronto

Monday, September 15th, 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 PRODUCTION COORDINATOR who is responsible for supporting the Production crew for an animated television series production. This role reports directly to the Production… »

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jobby: Bardel Entertainment recruiting animators for their BC Studios at OIAF 2014, plus visits to Montreal and Toronto

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Bardel Entertainment is heading to the Ottawa International Animation Festival to recruit for our two Vancouver studios and our Kelowna, BC studio. We are looking to fill many positions! Come visit our booth at OIAF Industry Fair on September 20th. After Ottawa, we will be in Montreal on Monday, September 22nd and Toronto, September 23rd… »

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press release: 9 Story Entertainment announces new broadcast deals for the animated comedy NERDS AND MONSTERS

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Toronto, Canada – September 15, 2014 – 9 Story Entertainment is pleased to announce that it has signed multiple deals for Slap Happy Cartoons’ hilarious animated comedy, Nerds and Monsters (40 x 11’). Licenses include TVE (Spain), Canal+ Family (France and Africa), E-Junior (UAE), Noga (Israel) and MBC Kids (Middle East). The show was previously… »

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jobby: Compositors, PIP Animation Services, Ottawa

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Compositors with industry experience in After Effects required for a short term contract at PIP Animation Services Inc. in Ottawa Ontario. The contract would start immediately and go until the end of October. You must be able to work in-house and there are day and evening shifts available. Please apply to info@pipanimation.com with a link… »

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jobby: 3D Animator, Nelvana, Toronto

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for a 3D Animator in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Animation Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for: RESPONSIBILITIES: Work closely with the Animation Director to bring our characters to life. Character performance is key.   SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Classical animation training required. A minimum of… »

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jobby: Legend3D open house, Toronto, September 18th

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Legend 3D VFX studio is opening in Toronto and they’re looking to hire a whack of people. So they’ve decided to throw a big getting-to-know you event at TIFF Bell Lightbox on the Septemeber 18th, where people can learn about their studio and work, mingle, and apply for postings. Oh, and I’m told there will… »

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press release: NFB swag at Roots

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

ROOTS CELEBRATES THE NFB’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY WITH LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION Wear your love of great Canadian cinema with tees, longsleeves and hoodies featuring images from classic animation and the NFB’s iconic retro logo Roots has teamed up with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Canada’s Oscar-winning public film producer and distributor, to create a… »

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from the internets: Variety puff piece on how awesome Canadian cartoons are.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

To be fair, they spoke to people who make excellent shows. But this feels very much like an attempt to quiet outsource fearmongering…. »

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OIAF 2014: Nickelodeon Pitch Sessions

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Nickelodeon is bringing it’s traveling pitch-fest to the Ottawa International Animation Festival next week. They’re really doing a huge push to reach out beyond their usual networks. They’ve received some criticism from the usual places, but in my opinion, any initiative that removes barriers for talent is a worthwhile effort. The event takes place on… »

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press release: 17 NFB Films Featured at OIAF 2014

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

SEVENTEEN NFB FILMS FEATURED AT OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL, INCLUDING TWO WORLD PREMIERES This year’s selection includes documentaries on Norman McLaren and Canadian cartoonist Seth August 18, 2014 • Toronto, Ontario • National Film Board of Canada A world leader in auteur animation, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will be showcased at the… »

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more Bite on Mondo: deadline for next round of pitches is October 15th

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Bite on Mondo has opened the door for another round of pitches! Here’s the link:… »

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press release: 9 Story Entertainment appoints Natalie Dumoulin to new role of VP, Creative Affairs

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Toronto, Canada – September 9, 2014 – 9 Story Entertainment is pleased to announce the appointment of award-winning media executive Natalie Dumoulin to the newly created position of Vice President, Creative Affairs. Reporting directly to President and CEO Vince Commisso, Dumoulin will be responsible for sourcing and developing animated and live-action properties for kids of… »

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jobby: Atomic Cartoons Recruitment Tour (Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal)

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Vancouver’s Atomic Cartoons is heading to Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa next week for recruiting tour. They’re scheduling meetings now, so if you want a job there, you better email them now!  jobs@atomiccartoons.com to set up an… »

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jobby: Designer/Animator, Zink, Toronto

Monday, September 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 Designer/Animator to join our team. General Requirements: – Organized, self-motivated, prepared to pick up projects at any phase and ability to work in a fast-paced creative environment. – Must… »

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jobby: Animator, Awesometown Entertainment, Toronto

Monday, September 8th, 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: Layout Artist, Awesometown Entertainment, Toronto

Monday, September 8th, 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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press release: OIAF 2014 in Two Weeks!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

A WORLD OF ANIMATION IN THE CAPITAL OIAF JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY! OTTAWA, Ontario (September 3, 2014) – From September 17-21, Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) audiences will feast their eyes on the edgiest, most innovative animation the world has to offer. Now in its 38th year, the OIAF is an event that unites artists,… »

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jobby: Senior 2D Digital Animator, Nelvana, Toronto

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for 2D Digital Animator, Senior in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Animation Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for: RESPONSIBILITIES: The creation and compositing of 2D animation Work alongside the Animation Director and Art Director to enhance animation procedures and continually raise the quality of productions. SKILLS… »

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jobby: 2D Digital Designers, Nelvana, Toronto

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for 2D Digital Designer in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Director and Design Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for the creation of Location and Character designs for production: RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with Director and Design Supervisor to create Character/Prop and Location/Layout designs for production. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS… »

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from the internets: Oscar-Winning Animator Torril Kove at TIFF

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

CP24 ran a nice little interview with Award-winning animator, and Concordia alum, Torril Kove. Torril is a wonderful filmmaker and her latest, Me and my Moulton, will be screening at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Here the link:… »

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from the internets: A Day In The Life Of An Animator (Tomas Patlan), courtesy of No Such Thing as Grown Ups

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

East coast podcasters, No Such Thing As Grown Ups give us an in-depth look at Tomas Patlan’s daily routine. It’s edge-of-your-seat stuff. SPOILER: He has breakfast for dinner!… »

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jobby: 2D/3D Digital Design Supervisor, Nelvana-Corus Kids, Toronto

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Nelvana –Corus Kids has an exciting opportunity for 2D/3D Digital Design Supervisor in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Director and Producer, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the design team in establishing and creating the Character, Prop and Location designs for production:   RESPONSIBILITIES: To lead and mentor the design crew; delegating… »

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showcase: Black Sugar, by Jiani Cao

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Finally! I caught a look at this film at the Sheridan Gradshow last spring, and was hooked. The design is amazing, from the individual characters to the overall art direction. Jiani understands how colour design works as a storytelling tool. That’s something that few artists ever really grasp, and she’s making a solid attempt in… »

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