Archive for May, 2015

COMIX: Troy Little’s Hunter Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the comic.

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Yes. This is a thing. PEI comics artist/animator Troy Little, well known in cartoon circles for the Angora Napkin pilot produced for Teletoon a few years back, has been hard at work adapting Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as a 176-page graphic novel from Top Shelf Productions. When Troy told me… »

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Mike Geiger Honoured by the Youth Media Alliance

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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 video that we can share here. Mike Geiger – YMA Music Video from Radical Sheep… »

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from the internets: Talking ‘Bout Shorts

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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 his film, and it’s a story he’s clearly not done telling. Examiner sheds some light… »

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

Thursday, May 28th, 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… »

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

Thursday, May 28th, 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, animation, lighting, shading, look development and FX Understand shot composition, camera layout, shot blocking, tracking/matchmoving and animating Strong communication skills to work… »

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jobby: Intermediate Compositor, Rocket Science VFX, Toronto

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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 tight deadlines and fast shot turnaround Blue Screen/Green Screen Matte Extraction, Color-Correction and 2D tracking… »

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jobby: Instructors, Capilano University, North Vancouver

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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 3D artists and animators then we are looking for you to help us build a… »

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Tonight in Toronto: Animatic TO presents, ART DIRECTION WITH SAM BRADLEY

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Sam Bradley has been working in the animation industry for nearly 10 years as a painter, designer and art director. Away from work, he’s almost always pursuing some form of elusive creative bliss. Most commonly that time is spent making & reading comics, absorbing cityscapes around the world, drawing from life in the studio and… »

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from the internets: Animation Pimp On Our Golden Age of Animation

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

From Chris Robinson, via AWN. If you want to see a true Golden Age of Animation, just take a look around you right now. Never before has there been so much inspiring animation (short and to a lesser degree, features) being produced by so many generations, cultures and genders (although that needs some fine tuning… »

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jobby: CGI Generalist, Zink, Toronto

Tuesday, May 26th, 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… »

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jobby: Match Move Artist, Zink, Toronto

Tuesday, May 26th, 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 Match Move Artist to join our team. PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: -Camera tasks : recreating (solving) or creating the movement of a mono or stereo live-action camera in 3D…. »

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jobby: Editors, DHX Media, Vancouver

Tuesday, May 26th, 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 250 of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers. Our studio offers a fun, artist-centric environment with… »

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gradfilm showcase: The Casebook of Nips and Porkington, by Melody Wang

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Some very creative storytelling, accompanied by rock solid design and animation, from Sheridan grad Melody Wang. The Casebook of Nips & Porkington (2015) from Melody Wang on… »

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Impotents Kickstarter Update: GOAL ACHIEVED! $20,542!!!!!

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

UPDATE, UPDATED: The Impotents has achieved it’s funding goal! We’re going to take all the credit for today’s push over the finish line and send out a thanks to those readers who jumped on board. Now they’ve gotta make the sucker! SSSOOOOOOO CLOOOOOOOOOSE!!!!! With only 46 hours to go, there’s less than a thousand bucks… »

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from the internets: Animal Logic Opening in Vancouver

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Score another one for Vancouver, and give the credit to a very healthy tax credit system. Nova Scotia, are y0u paying attention? According to this article in The Hollywood Reporter, Animal Logic, the studio that produced The Lego Movie, will have a shop up and running in Vancouver, BC as early as September. They expect… »

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jobby: Senior Animator, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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 high profile and demanding animated series with worldwide exposure. Positions: Multiple Term of employment: Permanent… »

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from the internets: REBOOT Reboot finally on it’s way from the Weinsteins

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Back in 2013 we shared a press release that demanded to be titled Reboot reboot. (it’s here) Fast forward a few years and now we’re hearing that it’s finally going to happen courtesy of Bob and Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Company. It’s part of a slate of animated properties that includes a Spy Kids… »

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jobby: Storyboard Artists/Revisionists, Guru Studio, Toronto

Friday, May 15th, 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 in-house STORY BOARD ARTISTS/REVISIONISTS to join our team on one of our 2D productions. This position will report directly to the Director and AD. Responsibilities:… »

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from the internets: Canadian Animation Blog Interviews M.R. Horhager

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Grayden Laing’s got another interview up on his Canadian Animation Blog, and this time it’s with Toronto-based director Mathias (M.R.) Horhager. Mathias is a good friend of mine and a coworker at Smiley Guy Studios. He’s also one of the hardest working guys I know. He’s been in the business about 5 years now and… »

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jobby: Head of Studio, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

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 in the creative hub of Toronto’s King West district, Portfolio Animation develops animated concepts and… »

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Crowdfunding Cartoons: The Impotents Kickstarter UPDATE: $3500 TO GO!!!

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

  UPDATE: 8 days to go, and only about 3500 bucks left to  get these guys to the gate. Clearly they’ve got momentum in their campaign, clearly it’s being well-received by those who check it out. By crowd-funding standards, this one’s a good bet. Let’s spread the word some more and support home-grown, creator-owned cartoons!… »

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jobby: Storyboard Artists & Revisionists, DHX Media, Vancouver

Tuesday, May 12th, 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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jobby: Key Animators/Posing Artists (Flash), DHX Media, Vancouver

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

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 quality animation!… »

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jobby: Key Animation Supervisor (Harmony), DHX Media, Vancouver

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

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 quality animation!… »

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Animatic TO’s Mark Mayerson Pitch talk is up online

Friday, May 8th, 2015

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 talk is just as insightful. New Animatic T.O. lectures go up every two weeks on… »

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Animator Turns to Horror: Vote for Minz

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

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 tell you about it: Notorious Toronto Animation filmmaker and director, Chris Minz, aka DR. MINZ… »

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Nova Scotia Tax Credit update: NS Gov Caught Changing Deal Terms Without Consultation, Appears to Give Zero F@#ks

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

From our pal Ron Doucet: SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE. So we were told that the announcement of the Animation “deal” was made public yesterday, but that it was simply to steal the attention from the PC Filibuster. The language in that release looked okay to us. The document was posted online for all to see…. »

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jobby: CG Crew, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

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 BEATLES. This is an unprecedented opportunity. If you’re interested in making history with us, and… »

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jobby: Senior Lighting TD’s (Vray and Arnold), Waterproof Studios, Vancouver

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Waterproof Studios is looking for Lighting TD’s 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 Lighter or Lighting TD in a production environment – Experience with V-Ray required – Experience with Arnold a bonus – Ability to work… »

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Press Release: Arctic Justice Announces Star Studded Cast

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

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 voice cast for the epic 3D, CGI animated family film “Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad.” Alec… »

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jobby: Senior FX Artists, Waterproof Studios, Vancouver

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

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 – Experience with Arnold Renderer – Experience with Unreal Engine a plus – Ability to… »

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jobby: Modelers and Surfacing Artists, Waterproof Studios, Vancouver

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

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 with Maya, MARI, Photoshop, Zbrush or Mudbox – Experience with Arnold Renderer – Ability to… »

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jobby: Junior and Senior Animators, Waterproof Studios, Vancouver

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

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 – Experience with Maya and Motion Builder – Ability to work as part of a team… »

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Gradfilm Showcase: Stay Positive, by Tom Henderson

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

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 from Tom on Vimeo. Some background on the film… »

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

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

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 style is based on an ink-and-paper aesthetic, with primarily 2D assets/animations but minor 3D effects…. »

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Events: TAAFI Presents, a Masterclass With Disney/Pixar’s Josh Cooley, June 20th

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Coming up, from TAAFI, a chance to get one on one with Disney/Pixar’s Josh Cooley, Story Supervisor on Inside Out. The event includes a special screening of Inside Out, followed by a Q&A with Josh, and then the Masterclass, where Josh will walk you through the story process used in the movie. Here’s the… »

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gradfilm showcase: Spaceman Spence, by Luke Coleman

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Love this. Love the Euro/Bande Animee crossed with Kirby goodness. Nicely done Luke! Spaceman Spence from Luke Coleman on… »

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jobby: Editor, Tangent Animation, Toronto

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

 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 picture! Senior staff at Tangent in Toronto were also senior staff on Toronto features like… »

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Event Report: Sheridan Animation Industry Day 2015

Friday, May 1st, 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 of view. In the morning we watched films from computer animation post-graduate program. To be… »

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