Archive for May, 2016

jobby: 2D Build/Rig Artist, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

2D BUILD/RIG ARTIST Atomic Cartoons Inc.  is an award-winning  full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District.  Since its inception over 17 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions for television series, commercials and music videos.   Our crew is made up of 250 of Canada’s most creative animators, directors,… »

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jobby: Harmony Animator, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

HARMONY ANIMATOR Atomic Cartoons Inc.  is an award-winning  full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District.  Since its inception over 17 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions for television series, commercials and music videos.   Our crew is made up of 250 of Canada’s most creative animators, directors, producers… »

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jobby: Pipeline TD, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

PIPELINE TD (Software Developer) We are seeking a PIPELINE TD to work closely with the Head of Technology and Pipeline team. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized and motivated Pipeline TD who enjoys being part of an exciting and fast paced animation studio. The ideal candidate must have great asset management skills and the technical abilities to… »

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jobby: 2D FX Artist, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

2D FX ARTIST Atomic Cartoons Inc.  is an award-winning  full-service animation studio located in Vancouver’s busy Animation District.  Since its inception over 17 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions for television series, commercials and music videos.   Our crew is made up of 250 of Canada’s most creative animators, directors,… »

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Startoon Character Development Initiative Launches in Canada

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

For those readers who don’t know me, when I’m not maintaining this site I also work as an animation producer and director in Toronto. Occasionally what I do in that identity overlaps with what I do here, and I try my best to be really transparent about it. This is one of those times. I’m… »

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Federal Tax Credits for Webseries! Raise Your Voices and Be Heard!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

A week or two ago we posted a link to a federal government questionnaire regarding digital content development in Canada. That kind of initiative is great, and shows that someone’s listening and interested in helping to grow our creative industry. Now there’s this. CAVCO (Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office) has been taking what I like to… »

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jobby: Animation Supervisor, Welcome to the Wayne, Yowza Animation, Toronto

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Job description: Yowza Animation is currently looking for a talented animation supervisor to work on Nickelodeon’s original series ‘Welcome to the Wayne’. This is a unique opportunity for highly skilled and motivated artist who want to work on a challenging and rewarding high profile series. Start date: May 2016 Est. End date: TBD Term of… »

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jobby: Animator, Mino Monsters, Montreal QC

Monday, May 16th, 2016

We are looking for an animator in Montreal, QC to work with us on our current, and future mobile games titles. Your work will be appreciated by millions of people around the world! We prefer to see candidates with demo reels. Role Animating game assets in Adobe Flash   Required Experience 1+ years experience animating commercially… »

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jobby: Supervising Animator (Maya), Yeti Farm Creative, Kelowna BC

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Reporting to the Assistant Series Director, the Supervising Animator defines the direction of the Animation department to achieve the Director and Creative Director’s vision. Supervises, assists, and motivates animators to ensure that their work is completed at the highest quality and on schedule to reflect the Director’s vision.   General Duties and Responsibilities Maintains and… »

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jobby: Animator (Maya), Yeti Farm Creative, Kelowna BC

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Reporting to the Supervising Animator, the Animator must ensure their work is completed at the highest quality and on schedule to help support and reflect the Supervising Animator’s and Series Director’s vision.   Work from storyboard/animatic and 3D layout files to create high-quality, key-framed animation demonstrating a strong sense of performance, posing, timing, and weight,… »

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jobby: Lead Animator (Maya), Yeti Farm Creative, Kelowna BC

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Reporting to the Supervising Animator, the Lead Animator helps realize the Supervising Animator and the Series Director’s vision. Supervises, assists, and motivates animators to ensure that their work is completed at the highest quality and on schedule to reflect the Director’s vision.   The Lead Animator is responsible for the creation of 3D character animation,… »

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jobby: Senior Marketing Manager, Guru Studio, Toronto

Friday, May 13th, 2016

The Senior Marketing Manager is responsible for the planning and execution of all marketing activities at our rapidly growing entertainment studio. The ideal candidate is capable of developing, building and implementing strategic brand initiatives for all related trade, consumer and corporate marketing needs. This role also oversees integral distribution and sales support activities for content… »

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gradfilm showcase: Jack the Rabbit, by Steven Woolley (Algonquin)

Monday, May 9th, 2016

A few months back I was visiting my hometown, Ottawa, and booked in a few hours to go and pay a visit to my pals over at Algonquin College. I taught there for a while, about 6 or 7 years ago. I had a strange cross section of classes. Acting for Animation, and Business of… »

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Democracy in Action? Canadian Heritage Ministry Contemplates Overhaul to Content Industry Incentives

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

It’s been a crazy busy couple of weeks, TAAFI happened, now there’s gradfilms to share and, as usual, we can barely keep up with the job posts. But while all this has been going on, all wonderful symptoms of a very healthy and thriving animation industry, which is part of a larger cultural industry, our… »

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events: Schoolism LIVE, Toronto, May 7-8

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Schoolism LIVE Toronto Workshop is happening this weekend! May 7-8, 2016. http://www.schoolism.com/workshop-toronto/ Learn from instructors Stephan Martiniere (Rage, Guardians of the Galaxy) Chris Sasaki (Inside Out, Sanjay’s Super Team) Andrea Blasich (Brave, The Dam Keeper) Mike Yamada (The Croods, Big Hero 6) Shiyoon Kim (Zootopia, Big Hero 6, Frozen) Stanley “Artgerm” Lau (Marvel, DC,… »

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gradfilm showcase: Beauty, by Alice Lemma (Sheridan)

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

I’m really thrilled to see so many of the films from last week’s Sheridan Gradshow actually online. A lot of grads hold off due to somewhat archaic festival rules. I’m 3 for 3 on some of my favourites so far. So here’s Beauty, by Alice Lemma. Amazing work. Easily one of my favourites from this… »

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gradfilm showcase: Veggiemancer, by Justin Chan (Sheridan)

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Veggiemancer was another standout at the Sheridan Industry Day this year. Great design and colour styling, solid storytelling, and excellent animation. Justin Chan did a really great job on this one. I’m now a fan. VEGGIEMANCER from Justin C on Vimeo.   VEGGIEMANCER: MAKING OF from Justin C on… »

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gradfilm showcase: Blue, by Jason McLean (Sheridan)

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

This is beautiful. Great work by Jason McLean. Blue. from Jason McLean on Vimeo. There;s a great interview with Jason over here on Character Design… »

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jobby: Senior Storyboard Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Senior Storyboard Artist 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 SENIOR STORY BOARD ARTIST to join our team on one of our 3D production. This position will report directly to the… »

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jobby: Production Coordinator, Switch VFX, Toronto

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Switch VFX is looking for a production coordinator to work on exciting projects for Nickelodeon’s, Sy-Fy Channel and other clients. Start date: immediately End date: TBD (long term) Term of employment: full-time in-house Salary: based on experience Job Responsibilities The coordinator will be assisting with managing the production and will be responsible for tracking all… »

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jobby: Professor-Animation, Okanagan College, Kelowna BC

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

 Okanagan College Professor – Animation Competition Number: C000087 Location: Kelowna, British Columbia   The Division of Science, Technology & Health is seeking a full-time term College Professor to develop the curriculum in consultation from content experts in the discipline and specific content areas for the proposed two year Animation program. Preferred qualifications include a minimum… »

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jobby: 3D Animators, Gallus Entertainment, Toronto

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Gallus Entertainment is a Canadian CG animation studio located in Downtown Toronto. Gallus Toronto is looking for 3D Animators to work on our latest animated series Luna Petunia (Cirque Du Soleil, 44 episodes X 11mins) for NETFLIX. – Start date : May 16th, 2016   3D JUNIOR AND EXPERIENCED ANIMATORS Animators will work with the… »

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jobby: Senior Designer/Design Supervisor, Elliott Animation, Toronto

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Elliott Animation is hiring in Toronto! Elliott Animation is one of Canada’s few Artist owned and managed studio and is dedicated to creatively and technologically empowering our people. Our talent thrives on our innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and respect for talent and ability.   We are looking for a Senior Designer/Design Supervisor to join our team…. »

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TAAFI 2016 in Review: 8 Takeaways from TAAFI 2016 by a Toonsmith

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Reposted with permission from Brent Smith. Brent had been a whirlwind lately at animation events here in Toronto, and we were able to persuade him to share some of his thoughts with us. Here’s his report (you can also read it directly on his blog):             8 Takeaways from TAAFI… »

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