Archive for July, 2018

Guru Studio’s Space Between Stars at OIAF 2018, Fantasia International Film Festival, Animation Block Party, SIGGRAPH

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Guru Studio is doing exciting work. Originally a commercial shop, Guru evolved into a TV powerhouse with hits like Justin Time and their work on Spinmaster’s Patrol. Recent productions like True and the Rainbow Kingdom and the upcoming Blue look great and really reaffirm their place in the TV market. Last year, Guru worked on… »

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jobby: Art Director, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Bring it together. Mercury Filmworks is looking for an experienced Art Director to join our team in Ottawa. This position is an excellent opportunity to live in Canada’s beautiful capital city while working alongside our creative team to inspire and lead the visual direction of a 2D production. We genuinely believe in attracting the best… »

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jobby: Storyboard Director, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Storyboard Director Mercury Filmworks is looking for an experienced Storyboard Director to join our team in Ottawa. This position is an excellent opportunity to live in Canada’s beautiful capital city while working on an exciting project with one of the most respected animation studios in the industry. We are looking for a person that wants… »

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jobby: After Effects Animator, Taqqut Productions, Toronto

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Job Opportunity: After Effects Animator Employer: Taqqut Productions (Toronto Office) Reports To: Series Producer Terms of Employment: 6 months Compensation: negotiable Contact Information: Brittany Choquer, brittany@taqqut.com We are looking for an After Effects animator to supplement our small team animating short segments for an entertaining and educational preschool variety series. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong animation… »

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jobby: Art Director/Designer, Wonderlust, Halifax

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Wonderlust is looking for a full-time Art Director / Designer to join our Halifax, NS studio. You must have a strong sense of design and a desire to creatively push the envelope. Job description: • Concept, design  2D projects in partnership with creative leads. This includes initial development, storyboarding, character + environment design. • Work… »

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jobby: 3D Layout Manager, Snowball Studios, Toronto

Friday, July 20th, 2018

3D Layout Manager Our Toronto team is currently looking for an experience 3D Layout Manager. Applicant will work alongside our client in establishing and creating the IS sequence of the series and mentoring the Layout department, following the style established. The IS sequence utilizes 2D multiplane backgrounds and often integrates 2D characters with our 3D… »

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jobby: Senior 2D Digital Animator, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Nelvana Studio – A Corus Entertainment Company – 2D Digital Animator, Senior – Toronto Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for 2D Digital Animator, Senior in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Animation Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for: RESPONSIBILITIES: The creation and compositing of 2D animation Work alongside the Animation Director and… »

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jobby: 2D Digital Animator, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Nelvana Studio, A Corus Entertainment Company – 2D Digital Animator, Toronto Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for a 2D Digital Animator in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Animation Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for: RESPONSIBILITIES: The creation and compositing of 2D animation Work alongside the Animation Director and Art Director to… »

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jobby: 2D Location/Layout Design Supervisor, Nelvana Studio, Toronto

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Nelvana Studio, A Corus Entertainment Company – 2D Location/Layout Design Supervisor – Contract, Toronto Nelvana Studio has an exciting opportunity for 2D Location/Layout Design Supervisor in our Toronto office. Reporting to the Director and Producer, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the Location and Layout team in establishing and creating the Location and… »

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jobby: 2D Remote Freelance Character Builder/Rigger, Animator (Adobe Animate / Flash), Wuzzals

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

2D Remote Freelance Character Builder/Rigger, Animator (Adobe Animate / Flash) About Us: Wuzzals is a growing publisher that is passionate about creating books for children with dyslexia and ADP, so that they can learn how to read. How We Help We create books that teach the skill of reading that can be enjoyed by all ages. So… »

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from the internets: Bardel’s New CEO, Guru Inks Deal For Pikwik, BBC Solves How to Make a Hit Show, and WOW Network CRTC Approval

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Bardel just got a new CEO. Former Sony Pictures Animation producer Rick Mischel will take over for company founders Delna Bhesania and Barry Ward. End of an era. Link here. Guru scores another deal, this time it’s with Disney Junior, for their new preschool series Pikwik (52 X 11). Congrats to Frank Falcone, Mary Bredin,… »

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showcase: Catacomb, by Bijan Shahir

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Bijan Shahir just shared this, and it’s great. Catacomb from Bijan Shahir on Vimeo. I’m a big fan of Bijan’s work. He’s a talented creator who, like most of us, spends his time making tv shows look great. I want to see more stuff like this. Thanks for sharing it… »

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press release: 9 Story Media Group’s Next Big Move: Acquiring Breakthrough Entertainment’s Kid’s and Family Catalogue

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

9 Story Media Group Acquires Breakthrough Entertainment’s kids and family library and development slate  Toronto, Canada – July 10, 2018 – 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Breakthrough Entertainment’s kids and family library and development slate. Under the terms of the agreement, 9 Story… »

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Cartoon North is on Patreon

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Well, we did it. We launched our Patreon. It’s a big leap for us, and as much as we try our best to help out in similar situations, it’s always a tricky thing to actually reach out and ask for help. I’m not good at it. But we did it, and you guys are responding…. »

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jobby: Animation and Visual Effects Technical Analyst, Red Deer College, Red Deer AB

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Apply here: https://employment.rdc.ab.ca/postings/1442 Animation and Visual Effects Technical Analyst Red Deer College (RDC) has been offering diverse programs and opportunities for learners since it was founded in 1964. In 2018, RDC was given approval by the Government of Alberta to become a recognized university. Looking to this exciting future, RDC is seeking highly qualified, committed… »

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jobby: Animation and Visual Arts Instructor, Red Deer College, Red Deer AB

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Apply here: https://employment.rdc.ab.ca/postings/1397 Animation and Visual Effects Instructor (Character Animation) Red Deer College (RDC) has been offering diverse programs and opportunities for learners since it was founded in 1964. In 2018, RDC was given approval by the Government of Alberta to become a recognized university. Looking to this exciting future, RDC is seeking highly qualified,… »

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from the internets: Frederator Interview with Ali Kellner

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Ali Kellner is a Toronto based artist, Sheridan grad, and filmmaker. Her student film, Nana, has been really connecting with festival audiences over the last year, and it’s easy to see she’s a talent to watch. Frederator, in its increasing coverage of Canadian creators, has a great interview with her. Here’s the link! And you… »

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jobby: Line Producer/Production Manager, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

LINE PRODUCER/PRODUCTION MANAGER – ANIMATION Portfolio Entertainment is crewing up for some fantastic projects for 2018. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Line Producer/ PM to manage animated projects, animation tests and demos. Duties include managing designated projects from pre-production through post production to final delivery, including human resources, workflow process, production progress and… »

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jobby: Character Builder/Rigger (Flash), and Scene Placement, Wuzzals, Remote/Full-time – Permanent Position

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Character Builder/Rigger, and Scene Placement. Remote/Full-time – Permanent Position. About Us. Wuzzals is a publisher that is passionate about creating books for children with dyslexia and ADP, so that they can learn how to read.   How We Help We create books that teach the skill of reading that can be enjoyed by all ages. So… »

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Events: the TWELFTH ANNUAL TAIS ANIMATION SHOWCASE, Toronto, July 28th

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

the TWELFTH ANNUAL TAIS ANIMATION SHOWCASE – Bringing the Best Independent Canadian and International Animation to Toronto! On Saturday, July 28th, the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) is thrilled to present a summer night of animated dreams: two 45 minute programmes of short animated films, the results of the 2018 Anijam competition, and a new… »

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Cartoon Connection Early Bird Deadline Ends Tonight!

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Cartoon Connection has extended their early bird deadline for registration until midnight tonight! This year’s Cartoon Connection takes place October 1-3 in Québec City, and has become a pretty prominent event on the calendar for people doing business in animation. Here’s a few off their own words. Cartoon Connection is the perfect platform : To… »

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From the Internets: Window Horses Director, Anne Marie Fleming on Joining the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, courtesy of CBC.ca

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the organization that hands out Oscars every year, invited a ton of new members this year as part of a push to integrate more diverse voices into their membership. One of those voices is Anne Marie Fleming, the Vancouver based animator behind Window Horses and The Magical… »

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