Month: May 2015

Mike Geiger Honoured by the Youth Media Alliance

This guy was just so aw shucks at last night’s awards show. It was adorable. Mike’s the best, and it’s nice to see him get some attention.  And boy did he get it! Radical Sheep put together a little tribute…

from the internets: Talking ‘Bout Shorts

Some love for short films this week it seems. First up is a piece on examiner.com about James Stewart’s Foxed: http://www.examiner.com/article/the-short-path-of-foxed Foxed is a great example of a quality short finding second life as a feature. James put everything into…

jobby: 3D Artist – Intermediate, Rocket Science VFX, Toronto

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, animation, lighting, shading, look development and FX…

jobby: Intermediate Compositor, Rocket Science VFX, Toronto

Title: Intermediate Compositor 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…

jobby: Instructors, Capilano University, North Vancouver

Capilano University in North Vancouver is looking for industry veteran instructors who are committed to developing the new 3D animation for film and games 2-year diploma. If you have the passion, drive, and experience to inspire a new generation of…

jobby: CGI Generalist, Zink, Toronto

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…

jobby: Match Move Artist, Zink, Toronto

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 Match Move Artist to join our team. PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: -Camera tasks :…

jobby: Senior Animator, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada – 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…

jobby: Storyboard Artists/Revisionists, Guru Studio, Toronto

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 in-house STORY BOARD ARTISTS/REVISIONISTS to join our team on one…

jobby: Head of Studio, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

PORTFOLIO ANIMATION is seeking an energetic leader to join our team as Head of Studio. Reporting to the SVP Production, the successful candidate will be responsible to lead the day to day operations of the newly opened animation studio. Situated…

Animatic TO’s Mark Mayerson Pitch talk is up online

Toronto’s animation lecture series Animatic T.O. is posting another talk online; Mark Mayerson’s “Don’t Pitch To Buyers, Pitch The Audience!” https://youtu.be/KtQQmmbvmGc Mark’s blog ‘Mayerson on Animation’ (http://mayersononanimation.blogspot.ca/) is one of the sharpest commentaries on the state of animation and his…

Animator Turns to Horror: Vote for Minz

Toronto animator/painter/filmmaker/Kensington Market fixture/outlandish madamn, Chris “DR. MINZ” Minz is embarking on an ambitious enterprise. He’s working on a horror film, and is participating in the Cinecoup Accelerator Contest. The prize? ONE MILLION DOLLARS. All true. But let’s let Minz…

jobby: CG Crew, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

ATOMIC CARTOONS IS HIRING Atomic Cartoons is seeking CG Crew for a ground-breaking, extraordinary new show that needs extraordinary people! This iconic children’s series utilizes the publishing of the most recognizable music catalogue from the world’s biggest band – THE…

Press Release: Arctic Justice Announces Star Studded Cast

JOHN CLEESE, ALEC BALDWIN, JAMES FRANCO, ANJELICA HUSTON, HEIDI KLUM, AND OMAR SY BOARD AMBI PICTURES’ 3D CGI ANIMATED FAMILY FILM “ARCTIC JUSTICE: THUNDER SQUAD” May 5, 2015 — Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Pictures has begun securing its…

jobby: Senior FX Artists, Waterproof Studios, Vancouver

Waterproof Studios is looking for Senior FX Artists to work on our photo-real game cinematics projects. The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities: – 2+ years experience as an  FX Artist – Experience with Maya, Houdini and Real Flow…

jobby: Modelers and Surfacing Artists, Waterproof Studios, Vancouver

Waterproof Studios is looking for Modelers and Surfacing Artists to work on our photo-real game cinematics, animation and VFX projects. The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities: – 2+ years experience as a Modeler and/or Surfacing Artist – Experience…

jobby: Junior and Senior Animators, Waterproof Studios, Vancouver

Waterproof Studios is looking for Junior and Senior Animators to work on our photo-real game cinematics, animation and VFX projects. The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities: – 2+ years experience as a Animator in a production environment –…

Gradfilm Showcase: Stay Positive, by Tom Henderson

Another favourite from Sheridan: Stay Positive, by Tom Henderson. Clearly a David OReilly fan, and it’s evident in more than just the use of rigs. I smelt it in the pacing right away. “‘Stay Positive” – 4th year Thesis Film…

jobby: Contract Game Animator (Unity), Stitch Media, Toronto

What is the project? Stitch Media is collaborating with the University of Waterloo’s Games Institute to create a mobile multiplayer game targeting iOS and Android devices. The core of the game is a turn-based one-on-one collectable card game. The art…

jobby: Editor, Tangent Animation, Toronto

 Start Date: May (specifics, TBD) Job Title: Editor Job Type: Contract Salary: Based on experience. Reports to: Director Tangent Animation is making a feature film, working title ‘Run Ozzy Run,’ a canine comedy, which is also an exciting prison break…

Event Report: Sheridan Animation Industry Day 2015

Boy, what a day! April 30th was Sheridan’s Animation Industry Day. I was Sheridan Animation program graduate in 2010 and this was my first industry day since then so I was pretty excited to experience it from the employer’s point…