Archive for June, 2009

Chris Landreth interview, by Dominc von Riedemann

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Dominic von Riedemann is one of the few people in this country actually practising journalism relating to the animation industry. His work can be found at suite101. Here’s an interview he posted recently with Chris Landreth. Part I Part II Part… »

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Job Post: Media and Marketing Assistant, OIAF, Ottawa

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Media and Marketing Assistant Ottawa International Animation Festival Job Summary: Public relations assistant to help with creating press releases and marketing materials to promote the Animation Festival. Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Managing Director, the TAC and Workshops Director and the Artistic Director Starting Date: ASAP Duration: 26 weeks Responsibilities: Assist the management team with:… »

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Job Post: Guest Services Coordinator, OIAF, Ottawa

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

The Ottawa International Animation Festival is currently seeking a Guest Services Coordinator to work on our upcoming film festival, taking place from October 14 – 18th, 2009. Be a part of the team that runs this non-stop showcase of animation that features screenings, workshops, trade events and parties. The position is staffed through Employment Ontario’s… »

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From the internets…

Friday, June 19th, 2009

cbc.ca talks to Chris Landreth about The Spine. Canadian cartoons headed to the middle east. Cordell Barker talks to Winnipeg Free Press, feels… »

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TAIS Animated Showcase, June 25th, Toronto

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Upcoming event in Toronto: The Toronto Animated Image Society in partnership with the NFB Mediatheque Presents The TAIS ANIMATION SHOWCASE 2009 Join us for an evening celebrating the best of recent animation from Toronto and beyond! Short animated films of all styles and genres will be screened, along with entries from our animated jam session,… »

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SuperU & TAC.tv, contest winner, new contest

Friday, June 19th, 2009

I’m a little behind on this one, but here are the announcements from SuperU and TAC.tv: SuperU.ca & TAC.tv Animation Contest – Take 3 – Winner Announced Congratulations to Ales Mav, a UK-based animator, who won $2500 in the 3rd SuperU.ca and  TAC.tv Animation contest for his film “Daphne’s New Broom”. http://www.superu.ca/contestant/921/49 The final SuperU.ca… »

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Job Post: CG Character Animator, Privateer Productions, Halifax

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Job Description CG production based in Halifax, Nova Scotia seeks a talented 3D Animator possessing extensive experience and knowledge of the principles of character motion to join our growing team. Strong working knowledge of Maya required. Studio environment is fast-paced and committed to creating high quality animation. Candidates should thrive as part of a team… »

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Annecy news: Runaway by Cordell Barker wins

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Press release from the National Film Board: NFB’s RUNAWAY AWARDED THE SPECIAL JURY’S PRIZE AT ANNECY INTERNATIONL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL Toronto, June 15, 2009 – The National Film Board of Canada’s animated short, Runaway by Oscar-nominated director, Cordell Barker, was honoured with the Jury’s Special Award at the 2009 Annecy International Animated Film Festival on… »

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More comix: Rex Bunyan by Darren Rawlings

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

On the subject of comix by animation types, go check out the work of Darren Rawlings.  He works in the animation industry in Toronto and finds the time to put out The Life of REX BUNYAN. I like it. Follow Darren’s links for plenty of other cool… »

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New Pip & Norton by Dave Cooper and Gavin McInnes

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Street Boners and TV Carnage presents Sunday Funnies: Completely Pip & Norton Weakly by Dave Cooper and Gavin McInnes. Pip & Norton used to be serialized in Vice Magazine, of which Gavin was a founder.  Now it’s not so cool anymore and he’s moved on to various TV appearances that seem to have dwindled along… »

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Job Post: Production Secretary/Coordinator

Friday, June 12th, 2009

I hate these anonymous posts, but a job’s a job: Junior Position in busy studio. Looking for a self starting/multi tasking individual. Knowledge of the animation process, junior office management, reception and great at organization a must. Beneficial to know FTP uploading, DVD Burning, Minor Edit Assembly Programs. Must have some experience. Please email… »

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Background Design Class with Paul Rivoche, Toronto

Friday, June 12th, 2009

THE ART OF BACKGROUND DESIGN An 8-week course in Imaginative Drawing for Comics & Animation with DC Comics and Warner Brothers Animation Artist Paul Rivoche Start Date: Saturday, July 4th, 2009 • 8 consecutive weeks (3 hours, once per week) • Time: 1pm – 4 pm • Location: Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St…. »

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CFTPA releases results of study on Childrens’ Programming

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

This kinda got lost in the “from the internets” post yesterday, but I think it merits a second look. The Case for Kids Programming: Children’s and Youth Screen-Based Production in Canada – 2009 was released this week, a study commisioned jointly by the Canadian Film and Televison Production Association , the Shaw Rocket Fund and… »

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from the internets…

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Amberwood Entertainment’s Rollbots secures international braodcasters(resisting urge to make an “on a roll” themed comment) Gwen McCauley joins Cookie Jar as VP Distibution/Sales Operations Go read this.  It’s an interesting look at a study on children’s telvision production in Canada.  The nuts and bolts include the overall drop in the average budget of a kids’… »

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Graphic Design Intern needed at OIAF

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Hello!  The Ottawa International Animation Festival is looking for a summer student interested in being our design intern until the end of August. It is a paying position – but more importantly you will have an amazing, diverse portfolio by the time you are done.   You must currently be a student returning to school to… »

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Unique Flash Animation opportunity in Nepal

Friday, June 5th, 2009

I had something come through the virtual mailsot yesterday that was really unique. Apparently Skonkworks Inc has been working on an animation training programme in Nepal for a little while now. Things are up and running at a new studio called Yeti Digital and they are looking for a few able-bodied “Flash-Specialists”, with experience in… »

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Flash Artist needed for webcomic

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

From Mike Drach, via Facebook Flash artist/designer for an online comic strip. Why? I’m creating a super-simplistic web comic. I have a bunch of scripts and most of the artwork elements ready, I just need someone to drop the talking heads into panels, pose their expressions, and dump the text into speech balloons. If you… »

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From the internets…

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Disney expands licensing on Nelvana-produced “Handy Manny“ Chris Landreth tackling Lovecraft biopic It’s amazing to watch licensing at work. It’s a whole world of it’s own and really show where the money gets made. Nelvana has a big deal going with Mattel to produce their new Hot Wheels show, but that’s really like saying that… »

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