Archive for October, 2015

Happy Halloween from Blame Your Brother

Friday, October 30th, 2015

And from us too! Lil’ Ghosty from Blame Your Brother on Vimeo. Great little halloween clip from the guys at Blame Your… »

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from the internets: Patrick Loubert and Michael Hirsh Honoured by the Joe Shuster Awards

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Here’s a really great article over on Comic Book Daily delving into the early days of what would become Nelvana, and how the founders contributed to the Canadian Comics community. Loubert and Hirsh are responsible for the rescue and archiving of a considerable collection of Canada’s golden age comics, what are referred to as the… »

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showcase: Starboard and Stern – SOS, by M.R. Horhager

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

I’m going to try to play a bit of catch up on various cartoons that have been popping up online. We’ve been so overwhelmed by job posts that sometimes we don’t get around to posting the fun stuff. Speaking of fun stuff! This one’s Starboard and Stern, a pretty straight up cartoon by Toronto director… »

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jobby: 3D Animation Supervisors, Gallus Entertainment, Sudbury

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Gallus Entertainment is a Canadian CG animation studio located in Ontario Canada. Gallus Sudbury studio is looking for 3D Animation Supervisors to work on our latest animated series, Glowbies (52 episodes x 11mins) for CBC and TVA. 3D ANIMATION SUPERVISORS Start dates range from Nov 30th to early January. The Animation Supervisor will work closely… »

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jobby: 2D Animation Supervisor, Gallus Entertainment, Sudbury ON

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Gallus Entertainment is a Canadian CG animation studio located in Ontario Canada. Gallus Sudbury studio is looking for 2D Animation Supervisors to work on our latest animated series. Lazoo(26episodes*11mins) for CBC.   2D ANIMATION SUPERVISOR Start dates range from Nov 23rd to early January. The Animation Supervisor will work closely with the Series Director to… »

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jobby: BG Layout Supervisor, DHX Media, Vancouver

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

DHX Media’s animation studios are recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff can dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re… »

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jobby: Animation Director/ Animation Supervisor, Zink, Toronto

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Animation Director/ Animation Supervisor 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. PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: – Great leadership qualities, ability to inspire and manage a team of artists /… »

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jobby: AFX Artist, 2D, DHX Media, Vancouver

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

DHX Media’s animation studios are recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff can dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re… »

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press release: YMA Conference presents Lion Guard Supervising Director Howy Parkins, November 18-20, Toronto

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Montreal, October 19, 2015 – You have until this Friday, October 23, to take advantage of the early-bird rate for the 2015 Children, Youth & Media (CYM) Conference – the must-attend event for youth TV and digital production professionals, November 18–20 in Toronto. Among the notable guests, Youth Media Alliance (YMA) will host an exclusive… »

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showcase: TRUTH OR DARING, The Canadian Federal Election Cartoon, by Barnabas Wornoff and Friends, UPDATED: Part 1 and 2 are up!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

It’s topical, and almost dirty. It’s maybe not-totally-safe-for-work. It’s the latest offering from Toronto animator and madcap animation hooligan, Baranabas (Barney) Wornoff (along with a whole gaggle of other animation types, this stuff doesn’t just make itself). Barney’s the manic man child behind a few other torn-from-the-headlines favourites, like the Ikea Monkey game, and last… »

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jobby: Unity Programmer, Guru Arcade, Toronto

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Unity Programmer Guru Arcade is the interactive division at Guru Studio, focused on creating a range of fresh and interesting gameplay experiences. You’ll work with the small and experienced team to deliver Arcade’s first original IP for mobile, with the possibility of joining longer-term to work on future titles. The team is tight-knit and agile,… »

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jobby: Asset Builder, The Third Floor Inc, Vancouver

Monday, October 12th, 2015

ASSET BUILDER – VANCOUVER Subject – Looking to hire Modelers in Vancouver, BC – The Third Floor, Inc. The Third Floor, Inc. is looking to hire local Asset Builders in Vancouver to work on an exciting feature film! Must be a resident of British Columbia. By using the language of cinematography and animation in tandem… »

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jobby: PREVIS ARTIST, the Third Floor Inc, VANCOUVER

Monday, October 12th, 2015

The Third Floor, Inc. is looking to hire local Previs Artists in Vancouver to work on an exciting feature film! Must be a resident of British Columbia. By using the language of cinematography and animation in tandem to design the strongest possible sequences, a previs artist holds an impactful and highly collaborative role in the… »

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jobby: Senior FX Artists, Waterproof Studios, Vancouver

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Senior FX Artists 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… »

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jobby: Modelers and Surfacing Artists, Waterproof Studios, Vancouver

Monday, October 12th, 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: 3D Artist – Intermediate, Rocket Science VFX, Toronto

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Title: 3D Artist – Intermediate 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… »

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jobby: Intermediate Compositor, Rocket Science VFX, Toronto

Monday, October 12th, 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: 3D Lighting Artist, Rocket Science VFX, Toronto

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Title: 3D Lighting Artist – Intermediate   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… »

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jobby: BG Painter, Guru Studio, Toronto

Monday, October 12th, 2015

2D – BG Painter Guru Studio’s dedicated creative team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Guru is looking for BG Painters to join our team on one of our 2D Productions. Responsibilities: Collaborate with Art Director, paint and layout team to develop consistent, high quality production backgrounds Effectively… »

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jobby: JR and SR Lighting Artists, Waterproof Studios, Vancouver

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Jr and Sr Lighting Artists- Stylized Cinematics Waterproof Studios is looking for Jr and Sr Lighting Artists’s to work on an upcoming cinematics project. The project is very stylized and comparable to Shrek or a similar animated property. Lighting will be done in Maya as well as a proprietary game engine. People with interest in… »

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jobby: JR and SR FX Artists, Waterproof Studios, Vancouver

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Jr and Sr FX Artists- Stylized Cinematics Waterproof Studios is looking for Jr and Sr FX artists to work on an upcoming cinematics project. The project is very stylized and comparable to Shrek or a similar animated property. FX will be done in a proprietary game engine, so willingness to learn is a must. People… »

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jobby: Character Finaling Artist, Toon Box, Toronto

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

POSITION: Character Finaling Artist DESCRIPTION The Character Finaling Artist applies a number of techniques—including but not limited to sculpting, grooming, and simulations of cloth and hair—to clean up and enhance character animation on a computer-generated feature. RESPONSIBILITIES • Collaborate in the design, development and implementation of techniques and systems that simulate cloth and hair, and… »

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jobby: Crowd FX TD/Artist, Toon Box, Toronto

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Position: Crowd FX TD/Artist Department: Crowd/VFX Description The Crowd FX TD/Artist collaborates in the design, development, and implementation of crowd simulation systems and techniques, and uses those systems and techniques to create crowd simulations in shots. Responsibilities • Collaborate with various departments (Layout, Animation, VFX) to design, develop and implement techniques and systems that simulate… »

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jobby: Senior Lighter/Compositor, Toon Box, Toronto

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Position: Senior Lighter/Compositor Reports to:  Lighting/Compositing Supervisor   Position Description: To collaborate within a team environment focusing on the lighting and compositing of shots during visual development, pre-production, and production while meeting the highest of quality, aesthetically and technically, on the studio’s CG Productions; To light and composite shots for feature film production as well… »

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jobby: Junior Lighter/Compositor, Toon Box, Toronto

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Position: Junior Lighter/Compositor Reports to:  Lighting/Compositing Supervisor   Position Description: To collaborate within a team environment focusing on the lighting and compositing of shots during visual development, pre-production, and production while meeting the highest of quality, aesthetically and technically, on the studio’s CG Productions; To light and composite shots for feature film production as well… »

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jobby: Animator, Toon Box, Toronto

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Position: Animator Reports to: Animation Supervisor/ Animation Director Position Description: Creates the motions, gestures, and expressions of three-dimensional computer graphics characters and objects To tell a story with meaning through movement   Principal Duties and Responsibilities: To receive with each assigned shot: storyboards, story reels, recorded dialogue, set layout, and direction; To read soundtrack and… »

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jobby: Animatic Editor, DHX Media, Vancouver

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

About Us DHX Media’s animation studios are recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff can dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events… »

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jobby: Assistant Director, Guru Studio, Toronto

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Guru is a Toronto-based entertainment company known for its top-tier animation quality and award winning content such as: Justin Time, Dinopaws, Ever After High and PAW Patrol. Our exceptional work is produced by artists at the top of their game striving to be the best in the business, and we’re always on the… »

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jobby: CGI Generalist, Zink, Toronto

Tuesday, October 6th, 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: Key Animators (Classical), DHX Media, Vancouver

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

DHX Media’s animation studios are recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff can dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re… »

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jobby: Builds / Rigging Supervisor (2D), DHX Media, Vancouver

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

DHX Media’s animation studios are recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff can dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re… »

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jobby: Experienced Film Previs Artists, Waterproof Studios, Vancouver

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Waterproof Studios is seeking experienced Previz Artists for a photoreal full CG feature film production. Selected artists will show a high skill level in the communication of animation and cinematography to create strong action oriented previz sequences. The ideal candidate: – 2+ years experience as a Previs Artist in a film production environment – Has… »

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jobby: Junior and Senior Animators, Waterproof Studios, Vancouver

Tuesday, October 6th, 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 – Key frame and Motion Capture animation experience required – Experience with Maya and Motion Builder… »

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OIAF 2015 coverage by David Cuevas, aged 12. Today’s Greatest Thing Ever and a Reminder To Us All About Why We Do What We Do.

Monday, October 5th, 2015

I can’t even. This is the best. If only we could do this much amazing coverage. I think I’m tearing up a bit. And he’s on twitter. Go watch them… »

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from the internets: Bento Box Canada is Actually Happening

Monday, October 5th, 2015

In other news, the Hollywood Reporter is sharing news that Primetime/Adult animation powerhouse Bento Box is making good on last year’s announcement about some kind of deal with Corus to open a shop in Canada that will produce animation for the adult market using Canadian talent and funding structures. Here’s the article…. »

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from the internets: Bardel gets Bought. Italian Producer Rainbow Announces Purchase of BC Animation House

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Saw this on Kidscreen this morning. Another big buyout for long time animation players here in Canada. Studio B showed the way, selling to DHX back in 2007. Nerdcorps also went to DHX last year. Next up was Atomic. Thunderbird bought them just a few months ago. And now it’s Bardel’s turn. Bardel’s been around… »

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jobby: 2D Animator, Moonray Studios, Hamilton ON

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Moonray Studios is a Hamilton-based digital design studio focused on building cutting-edge games, websites and interactive applications. We’re excited to start working on a new project with Teletoon and have several other projects on the go. We’re fully funded and committed to delivering the highest quality work.   You can find more information about us… »

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jobby: Director of Finance, Guru Studio, Toronto

Thursday, October 1st, 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 Director of Finance, who is directly responsible for managing corporate level accounting needs and supervising production accountants. This role reports directly to the… »

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jobby: 2D Digital Character/Prop Designers, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for 2D Digital Character/Prop 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 and Prop designs for production. SKILLS AND… »

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jobby: 2D Digital Location/Layout Designers, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for 2D Digital Location/ Layout 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 Location and Character designs for production…. »

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