Archive for November, 2015

events: Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Holiday Party, Wednesday December 2, Toronto

Monday, November 30th, 2015

In celebration of the holidays, the Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter would like to invite you for a festive fun time at Betty’s on December 2nd, 2015! This year’s holiday party will feature Party Games, Prizes and a lot of good cheer! We are also bringing Resume and Reel reviews to the party!  Meet local experts and professional and have them review your work.  If you… »

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jobby: 2D Animators, BG Artists, Scene Planners/Coordinators, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Industrial Brothers is hiring! We are looking for the following experienced & talented crew for our newest animated series DOT with CBC. Junior and Senior 2D Animators Must have experience working in FLASH, self motivated, team player attitude Background Artists Experience working in Photoshop & production painting, strong artistic background with exceptional understanding of painting… »

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press release: NFB’s Hothouse Program Back for 11th Season

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Want to make an animated film? Apply by December 11 for the chance to be part of the NFB’s Hothouse program for emerging Canadian animators November 26, 2015 – Toronto – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is seeking submissions for its Hothouse apprenticeship program for emerging Canadian… »

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Showcase: Eoin Duffy’s Einstein100 – General Relativity

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

We’ve showcased his work before (check out the Missing Scarf here), and now we’re doing it again. This one’s got it all: Einstein, animation, and Doctor Who himself, David Tennant!!! Last time they got Sulu, this time Dr. Who. Crazy. Vancouver animator Eoin Duffy makes films I like to watch.  So here it is, watch… »

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jobby: Lighting TD’s, Waterproof Studios, Vancouver

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Lighting TD’s 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… »

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jobby: Senior FX Artists, Waterproof Studios, Vancouver

Monday, November 23rd, 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, November 23rd, 2015

Modelers and Surfacing Artists 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… »

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jobby: Junior and Senior Animators, Waterproof Studios, Vancouver

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Junior and Senior Animators 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… »

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press release: Smiley Guys unleashing the CURSE OF CLARA, just in time for the holidays, on CBC!

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Full disclosure, I’ve got a personal stake in this one. In my other life, I’m the director of development at Smiley Guy Studios in Toronto. I’m also an in house producer and director. In that capacity, I’m immensely proud to share the press release for the Curse of Clara: a Holiday Tale. The Smiley crew… »

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jobby: Production Manager, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

Friday, November 20th, 2015

PRODUCTION MANAGER – ANIMATION Portfolio Entertainment is crewing up for some fantastic projects for 2016. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Production Manager to manage series production on the animation studio floor. Duties include managing artists and animators, workflow process, and production progress and tracking so that animation is completed on schedule, while maintaining… »

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press release: Youth Media Alliance launches its Digital Toolkit

Friday, November 20th, 2015

 Youth Media Alliance (YMA) is pleased to unveil its Digital Toolkit, a practical tool to answer ethical and legal questions that producers of digital content for young people may have.   Development of the Digital Toolkit was made possible through the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the Canada Media Fund (CMF), the… »

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jobby: Storyboard Artist, Loogaroo, New Brunswick

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Loogaroo is ramping up on a french-language series and is looking for a Storyboard Artist to join the team. The ideal candidate is French-speaking and would relocate to Miramichi to work in-house as part of the team, but working remotely is cool too. Apply here:… »

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jobby: Studio Techinician (3D), Emily Carr University, Vancouver

Monday, November 16th, 2015

 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Competition #S032-2015 Studio Technician 3, 3D Animation Temporary Part-Time (80%) Term Position (ASAP to May 2016) Hours to be determined Pay Grade I ($26.70 to $28.59 per hour) Applications are invited for a Studio Technician to provide technical support for the delivery of curriculum and assist students in developing and articulating technical skills… »

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IT’S HERE: SUPER SCIENCE FRIENDS, from Tinman Creative Studios

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Months ago, Toronto animation shop Tinman Creative Studios decided they wanted to make a cartoon. I know. Revolutionary. They had an idea that no one in the broadcast industry wanted to give them money to make, so they stepped around them and went right to the people. To no one’s surprise, THEY gave them money…. »

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TODAY! SUPER SCIENCE FRIENDS!!!

Friday, November 13th, 2015

It’s on it’s way later today. We’ll keep you posted. Super Science Friends Trailer from Tinman Creative Studios on… »

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Events: YMA (Youth Media Alliance) Conference, next week in Toronto

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Next week is the YMA Conference in Toronto, and they’ve lined up a solid list of speakers and panels for those interested in getting real insight into how television (and other media) for kids gets made. Here’s the latest press release: Workshop: How to make TV that lasts Presented by IPF, the workshop How to… »

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jobby: CG ANIMATOR, Guru Studio, Toronto

Thursday, November 12th, 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 CG ANIMATOR who are responsible for animating characters and props using Maya. This role reports directly to the Line Producer and Animation Director. Responsibilities: – … »

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jobby: Intermediate and Senior CG Generalist, Torpedo Pictures, Toronto

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Job: Intermediate and Senior CG Generalist PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: – Animating, modelling, tracking, texturing, shading, lighting, look development. – Creative problem solving skills. – Highly organized. Able to work within a fast-paced team environment. – Collaborate with fellow artists in a positive work environment, to meet challenging production deadlines. – Ability to juggle multiple priorities and… »

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jobby: Senior 3D Animator, Gameloft, Montreal

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Are you looking for a team of dynamic and talented people who are passionate about video games? Are you looking for a studio where diversity, open-mindedness and creativity are omnipresent? You’ve found the right place!   Following the development of many successful titles on iPhone such as the Modern Combat, Dungeon Hunter, Gangstar and Asphalt… »

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from the internets: Michael Hirsh Masterclass at World Animation Summit, via Animation Magazine

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

“You’ve got to believe that you will survive those tough moments.” Michael Hirsh, Co-founder of Nelvana and Cookie Jar, current vice chairman of DHX Media and chairman of The Entertainment and Media Finance Group. One of the biggest figures in the history of the Canadian animation industry, speaking to attendees at a masterclass given during… »

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jobby: 3D Layout Artist, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for 3D Layout Artist in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Director and Layout Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for the creation of the Layout for production:   RESPONSIBILITIES: Create all camera moves for sequences in production. Add basic character movement and posing to block out shots…. »

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jobby: 2D/3D Technical Directors, Nelvana Limited, Toronto

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Nelvana Limited has an exciting opportunity for a 3D/2D Technical Director in our Toronto office. Reporting directly to the Directors and Producers, the successful candidate will be responsible for acting as a primary support for technical problems in the production department. Responsibilities: Provide high-level technical solutions to artists and other TD’s regarding the 3D software,… »

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jobby: Concept and Production Character Designers, Location Designers, Welcome to the Wayne, Toronto

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

We’re looking for concept and production character designers, and location designers for Nickelodeon’s original series ‘Welcome to the Wayne’. After very successful digital series (http://www.nick.com/welcome-to-the-wayne/) we are now developing a traditional TV series. The concept character designers will be tasked with creating new characters based on the scripts or thumbnails. Production designers will then take… »

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jobby: Production Manager, Gallus Entertainment, Sudbury ON

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Gallus Entertainment is a Canadian CG animation studio located in Ontario Canada. Gallus Sudbury studio is looking for an Experienced Production Manager to manage the production of our latest 2D & 3D animated series.   Production Manager Start dates range from Nov 23rd to early January. The Production Manager will oversee/guide the Production Coordinators and… »

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jobby: 2D Animators, Gallus Entertainment, Sudbury ON

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Gallus Entertainment is a Canadian CG animation studio located in Ontario Canada. Gallus Sudbury studio is looking for a Junior and Experienced 2D Animators to work on our latest animated series. Lazoo (26 episodes X 11mins) for CBC.   2D JUNIOR AND EXPERIENCED ANIMATORS Start dates range from Nov 23rd to early January. Animators will… »

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jobby: 3D Animators, Gallus Entertainment, Sudbury ON

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Gallus Entertainment is a Canadian CG animation studio located in Ontario Canada. Gallus Sudbury studio is looking for a Junior and Experienced 3D Animators to work on our latest animated series. Glowbies (52 episodes X 11mins) for CBC and TVA. http://gallusentertainment.com/projects.php?wr_id=2   3D JUNIOR AND EXPERIENCED ANIMATORS Start dates range from Nov 30th to early… »

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jobby: Compositors, Gallus Entertainment, Sudbury ON

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Gallus Entertainment is, a Canadian CG animation studio located in Ontario Canada. Gallus Sudbury studio is looking for Compositors to work on our latest animated series. Glowbies(52episodes*11mins) for CBC and TVA. http://gallusentertainment.com/projects.php?wr_id=2   COMPOSITORS Start dates range from Dec 7th to early January. The series features CG characters in a live action background.   The Compositors… »

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press release: Annecy 2016 – Film and Project Submissions

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Opening of Registration for Films and Projects Annecy 2016 will be opening its doors from 13th June. For the first time the International Animation Film Festival will pay tribute to… French animation! We have asked a number of foreign programme planners to take a look at this famous “French touch”. The film Market (Mifa) will… »

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Great Event in Toronto on Saturday: Animation, Routes to Success, Moderated by Howie Shia

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Toronto’s Reel Asian Film Festival has done a great job of embracing animation over the years. Next Saturday, they continue that tradition with an excellent looking panel hosted by animation director Howie Shia. The panelists include NFB animation honcho Michael Fukushima, Corus’ Brandon Lane, writer Ravi Steve, recruiter Nadine Simard, and animators Sam Chou and… »

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