Archive for March, 2015

jobby: Freelance Flash Animators, Jester Coyote, Vancouver

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Jester Coyote Animation is a versatile and experienced boutique animation studio based in Vancouver, BC. Our artist driven studio works with a large collective of freelance and in-house animation professionals to create, develop, and produce a wide variety of projects, from commercials and music videos to television broadcast animation. Our work can be viewed by… »

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jobby: CGI Generalist, ZINK, Toronto

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

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 Senior CGI generalist to join our team. The CG Generalist will cover the general 3D tasks such as texturing, lighting, rendering and compositing for television series.PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:… »

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press release: Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video Goes to Chad VanGaalen, Animation Wins!

Monday, March 30th, 2015

CHAD VANGAALEN, Director of Beat The Drum Slowly by Timber Timbre, WINS 2015 PRISM PRIZE For Best Canadian Music Video On Sunday, March 29, director Chad VanGaalen was announced as the winner of the 2015 Prism Prize for Timber Timbre’s Beat The Drum Slowly music video at the Prism Prize Top Ten Screening and Awards… »

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jobby: Rigger, Tangent Animation, Toronto

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Start Date: April (specifics, TBD) Job Title: Rigger Contract: careers@tangent-animation.com Salary: Based on experience. Experience: 2 or more years of production experience.   Rigger Reports to: Lead Rigger Tangent Animation is seeking talented Riggers with experience and knowledge of the principles of rigging to join our growing team. Working knowledge of Maya and/or Blender is… »

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Event Report: Schoolism LIVE Toronto Day 1

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Happening this weekend was Schoolism LIVE at Toronto. (March 28th and 29th, 2015) The event was held in downtown Toronto at The Westin Harbour Castle. Schoolism Live is two day lecture series with option to go for one day or both. Regrettably. I only had the time for the first day but what a day it… »

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from the internets: Chart Attack asks, Could This Be the Golden Age of the Animated Music Video?

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Good question. http://www.chartattack.com/features/2015/03/26/could-this-be-the-golden-age-of-the-animated-music-video/ They talk to our good pal Joel MacKenzie, who recently transplanted himself to Ottawa. And I’m going to use this as an excuse to share Lumberjacked again. Ta-daah! It also reminds me that I’m way overdue to look into the work of Chad VanGaalen again. He’s crazy awesome. I think it’s time… »

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from the internets: Esquire’s talking about DHX’s new Inspector Gadget

Friday, March 27th, 2015

It’s great when “mainstream media” covers cartoons. We feel so privileged and honoured. It’s happening all the time these days in comics, and every story reads like they discovered comic books. So now here’s Esquire, doing a little piece on the relaunch of Inspector Gadget, which is airing in the US on Netflix: http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a33462/inspector-gadget/ Clearly,… »

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This Year’s YMA Emerging Talent Award is Going to Mike Geiger. Yep, THAT Mike Geiger

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

The Youth Media Alliance (YMA) is proud to give its Outstanding Achievement Award to Andra Sheffer and its Emerging Talent Award to Mike Geiger. These distinguished professionals will be honoured at a gala to be held on May 27th at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio, in Toronto. Regular reader’s are no stranger to Mike’s work,… »

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jobby: 2D Animators and Clean Up Artists, Cartoon Conrad, Halifax

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Cartoon Conrad Productions is on the hunt for a few more talented 2D animators and clean up artists! The project is based on the popular book “An Army of Frogs” a Kulipari novel, with the voice talents of Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Keith David (Crash), Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland) and Josh Keaton (Hercules). Would… »

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Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival Call for Entries

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is back for its seventh year, and the call for entries is now open.   Our Call for Entries is now open! We are actively seeking stop motion short films for this year’s MSMFF. This year, the MSMFF broaden its horizons and now accepting film submissions with Object Animation… »

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jobby: TAAFI Launches TAAFI Animation Job Fair, May 2nd, Toronto

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Gaming, Broadcast and VFX Studios Converge on Toronto for One­-of­-a­-Kind Animation Job Fair TAAFI, Toronto’s Animation Festival helps the booming Canadian animation industry connect with much needed talent TORONTO, Ontario (March 23, 2015) – The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International  (TAAFI) is pleased to announce the 2015 TAAFI Animation Job Fair to be held on… »

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press release: 9 Story Media Group Announces Sale of Hit Animated Comedy GET ACE to Boing France

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Toronto, Canada – March 24, 2015 – 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has licensed the hit animated comedy series Get Ace (52 x 11’) to Boing (France), part of Turner Kids’ portfolio in France, made of 3 channels: Boing, Boomerang and Cartoon Network.   The series is produced by Australia’s… »

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jobby: 3D Lighting Artist, Rocket Science VFX, Toronto

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Rocket Science VFX is looking for talented lighting artists with other 3D generalist skills for our upcoming slate of projects. Job Duties: Responsible for shot lighting and rendering in a live-action VFX environment Help establish the over-all aesthetics through look development and R&D To work closely with both 3D artists and compositors to seamlessly integrate… »

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jobby: Compositor, Rocket Science VFX, Toronto

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Rocket Science VFX is looking to hire talented Digital Compositors for our upcoming slate of projects. Job Duties: The ability to seamlessly integrate 2D, 3D and live action elements in a photo-realistic way Solve problems under tight deadlines and fast shot turnaround Blue Screen/Green Screen Matte Extraction, Color-Correction and 2D tracking abilities, as well as… »

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jobby: 3D Artist, Rocket Science VFX, Toronto

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Rocket Science VFX is looking for talented 3D artists with a broad generalist skill-set for our upcoming slate of projects. Job Duties: Proven artistic ability across multiple CG disciplines including modeling, texturing, lighting, shading, look development and FX Understand shot composition, camera layout, shot blocking and tracking/matchmoving Strong communication skills to work creatively and efficiently… »

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WACKATDOOO! by Benj Arcand!

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

From Benjamin Arcand: After screening in more than 20 film festivals around the world, my film Wackatdooo is finally available online! Watch it and let me know what you think, if you like it please share it!  Cheers. Wackatdooo from Benjamin Arcand on… »

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jobby: Experienced Flash Animators, Little Tugboat, Toronto

Friday, March 20th, 2015

“The Adventures of Napkin Man” is returning for season 2. We are looking to add to our talented crew. In the coming weeks we will be interviewing experienced Flash animators, several positions available.  Offering a four month contract with potential of another contract to follow. Please send your resume and online portfolio to opportunities@littletugboat.com Only… »

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jobby: Key Animators/Posing Artists (Flash), DHX Media, Vancouver

Friday, March 20th, 2015

DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. 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 are currently reviewing applications from artists interested in joining our team as Key Animators/Posing… »

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jobby: Storyboard Artists & Revisionists, DHX Media, Vancouver

Friday, March 20th, 2015

DHX Media – Vancouver 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. We are also proud to employ a team of more than 200 of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers.   We are currently crewing up for two… »

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from the internets: ALL THE HOTHOUSE FILMS

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

This year’s crop of Hothouse short films are online for your viewing pleasure. I love this program. Years ago there was funding for what was called “calling card films”. An opportunity for young film-makers to independently produce a film that would showcase their aesthetic and story sense. I can’t remember now if it was the… »

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jobby: Senior Simulation FX Artists, AIC Movie, Toronto

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Senior Simulation FX Artists AIC Movie is looking for talented simulation fx artists to join our team in Toronto to work on feature films. We are looking for artists who are expert level users of Houdini, Maya and Nuke. Must have a minimum 3 years of feature film experience, be a team player and have… »

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jobby: Matter Painters, AIC Movie, Toronto

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Matte Painters The Matte Painting Artist works under the supervision of the Lighting Supervisor. They are responsible for the technical planning of the work and creates missing objects and visuals that are necessary to the production.The Matte Painting Artist uses Mari, Maya and Photoshop. They use Nuke to finalize their work. The position requires a… »

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jobby: Compositors, AIC Movie, Toronto

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Compositors:AIC Movie is seeking experienced Nuke Artists for work at our Toronto Office Key Purpose of the Job: To seamlessly integrate all the elements of a shot, including live-action and CG elements. Compositors work closely with Visual Effects Supervisor to composite the numerous elements that complete a visual effects shot. Needs to Do: Green screen extractions…. »

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jobby: Experienced Flash Posers, Slap Happy Cartoons, Vancouver

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Slap Happy Cartoons is seeking experienced Flash artists to join their Key Posing team on Nerds & Monsters Season 2. Positions available immediately! Limited to Canadian citizens / BC residents, please. Contact george@slaphappycartoons.com  for… »

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events: IN CONVERSATION WITH… PETE DOCTER AT TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX ON MARCH 23

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Pixar Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning director joins Richard Crouse for a special onstage conversationToronto – TIFF welcomes Pete Docter, Academy Award®-winning director and Vice President, Creative at Pixar Animation Studios, for a special on stage conversation on March 23 at 7 p.m. where he’ll discuss his extraordinary past projects — including Up, Monsters, Inc., WALL•E… »

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from the internets: Canadian TV? Cancon Overhaul from the CRTC, daytime requirement on local broadcaster drops to ZERO %

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

So, this is a thing that is happening: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/crtc-eases-canadian-content-quotas-for-tv-1.2992132 I don’t even know what this means yet. Canadian “local” TV stations no longer have any requirement to air Canadian content during the daytime hours, a drop from 55% Cancon to 0. Not sure what they mean by “local”. Money’s still being funneled into Canadian production,… »

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jobby: Producer, Nelvana, Toronto

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Nelvana Limited A CORUS Entertainment Company Producer 12 Month Contract Position   The Producer is responsible for managing all physical aspects of production including; budgets, schedules and day-to-day operations. Working with the Supervising Producer they are responsible for ensuring productions deliver on time and budget meeting decided creative expectations.   RESPONSIBILITIES: Supporting creative vision and… »

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Jobby: Production Manager, Little Tugboat, Toronto

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

“The Adventures of Napkin Man” is returning for season 2. We are looking to add to our growing crew. In the coming weeks we will be interviewing qualified candidates for the role of Production Manager Skills/Qualifications: -excellent organizational, leadership & multi-tasking skills -track animation progress/workflow -data management -maintain/update tracking documents -liaise with animators & producers… »

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jobby: VFX Artist, 9 Story Media Group, Toronto

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

9 Story Media Group 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 900 animated and live action episodes, seen on some of the world’s most respected children’s channels.   Job Title: VFX Artist Toon Boom Harmony Job Type:… »

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jobby: Flash Design Supervisor, 9 Story Media Group, Toronto

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

9 Story Media Group 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 900 animated and live action episodes, seen on some of the world’s most respected children’s channels.   Job Title: Flash Design Supervisor Job Type: Contract Start… »

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jobby: Senior Animators, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

We are currently seeking highly specialized and uniquely talented animators who are willing and motivated to push the envelope of what is possible in order to create beautiful, memorable animation. The candidate will work on a very high profile and demanding animated series with worldwide exposure. Positions: Multiple Term of employment: Permanent full-time employee –… »

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events: TIFF KIDS 2015

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

TIFF Kids is coming! The programme for the festival is always great, and this year looks like no exception. For us animation types, there’s the Creativity X Curiosity screening, described as follows: This diverse collection of international animated shorts celebrates the creativity of filmmakers who find fantastically imaginative ways to bring their stories to life…. »

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jobby: Layout Artist, Tangent Animation, Toronto

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Start Date: April (specifics, TBD) Job Title: Layout Artist Job Type: Contract: Salary: Based on experience. Experience: 2 or more years of production experience. Tangent Animation is seeking talented 3D Layout Artists with experience and knowledge of the principles of character animation to join our growing team. Working knowledge of Maya and/or Blender is extremely… »

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jobby: VFX Generalist / Animated Cartoon Technician, Guru Studio, Toronto

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

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 multi talented, self driven VFX generalist to help build a library of visual FX for a smash-hit CG production television series.   Responsibilities: Primary… »

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OIAF 2015 Poster!

Monday, March 9th, 2015

We’re a bit behind on our OIAF coverage. Here’s this year’s poster reveal, along with some descriptive wordy things.   First up… we got ourselves a nifty little poster created by the Hub collective whose roster includes Caleb Wood, Dylan Hayes, Ted Wiggin, Africanus Okokon and Derick Wycherly. “We approached the project chaotically,” says Mr…. »

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jobby: Flash Animators, Loogaroo, New Brunswick and Remote

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Loogaroo’s… »

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press release: DHX TELEVISION COMMISSIONS RADICAL SHEEP’S ANIMATED COMEDY ACTION SERIES FANGBONE!

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Toronto, March 5, 2015 – DHX Television, the broadcasting division of DHX Media Ltd., is heading to the drawing board for more animation after ordering the new comedy adventure series Fangbone! from Radical Sheep Productions. It was announced today that production has commenced on 52 x 11-minute episodes of the animated series, based on the… »

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crowdfunding: Carla Veldman’s Uncle Antlers on IndieGogo

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

We’ve been following and covering Toronto animator Carla Veldman‘s work for some time. She’s produced a couple of great films(Dog Walker, the Scarf), and is in production on another: Uncle Antlers. This time around she’s raising some money via Indiegogo. Here’s a description of the project: Uncle Antlers is a 5-minute film traditionally animated on… »

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press release: Sixteen Sheridan graduates take home Canadian Screen Awards

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

(Oakville, Ontario): Congratulations to 16 Sheridan graduates who have received 20 Canadian Screen Awards this year. The Canadian Screen Awards (CSAs) celebrate homegrown talent in front of the camera and behind the scenes in film, television and digital media. The 2015 CSAs were presented at a series of week-long events, culminating in the final broadcast… »

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press release: NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA WINS FIVE CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

National Film Board of Canada (NFB) productions and craftspeople have received five 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, recognizing excellence in film, television and digital media. NFB winners: Best Original Interactive Production Produced for Digital Media Fort McMoney, created by David Dufresne Produced by Philippe Lamarre and Raphaëlle… »

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