Archive for September, 2009

OIAF animapass contest winner, “9″ Review

Monday, September 28th, 2009

It took a little longer than I expected, but I have a winner of our first ever contest. A few weeks back, I encouraged readers to go out and see Shane Acker’s “9″, to try to bring some friends, and to write me a review. I didn’t expect a flood of responses, my readership isn’t… »

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Weekly Rex Bunyan

Monday, September 28th, 2009

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Jobby: Multiple Positions, Bluish Karma Creations, Inc, Vancouver

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Bluish Karma Creations, Inc. We are accepting applications and interviewing talented artists for the following positions. Please fill out the online application form with your details. We will contact you after reviewing your application. For more details and openings please visit. Should be eligible to work in Canada (Vancouver, BC local artists preferred) Bluish Karma… »

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Jobby: Technical Director, Digital Dimension, Montreal

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Job Description • Establish technical processes for the production of visual effects, while respecting technical constraints. • Elaborate the training courses required according to tools used by the artistic team • Collaborate with TDs to enhance the production pipeline • Develop new techniques and processes to resolve the challenges of the production of visual effects… »

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Jobby: 3D Artist, Ganz/Webkinz, Toronto

Monday, September 28th, 2009

JOIN THE AWARD WINNING WEBKINZ TEAM !! Now is your chance to join the Ganz team that has brought you such products as Webkinz and Webkinz Jr.  You can be a part of developing new adventures !! Now is your chance to join the creative team that has brought these vibrant worlds to life. Ganz… »

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Jobby: Stop-motion Animators, Wapos Bay Productions, Saskatoon

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Wapos Bay Productions is now accepting applications for Stop-Motion Animators for their series: Wapos Bay. Animation is currently slated to begin in November of 2009 until May of 2010. If qualified, and/or have a passion for animation and potential to learn, please send your résumé and 3-5 minute demo reel to: Attn: Cam Lizotte camosabee@gmail.com… »

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Showcase: Handle With Care, by Asim Zaidi

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

A few weeks back, I was sent a link to a student film out of Sheridan, Handle With Care, by Asim Zaidi. My first thought was that I can’t post everyting I’m sent, but then I realized: I don’t get sent all that much. Also, this guy took the time to fire this my way,… »

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Rumour-killer, March Entertainment, Sudbury

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

There was some grapevining last week that March Entertainment had closed up it’s shop in Sudbury. A friend of mine from that neck of the woods found that odd, as there’d been no word of it locally, signs were still up, and generally things looked normal. So I went straight to Dan Hawes, President and… »

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from the internets

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Flooby Shorts?  What’s Ron Doucet up to?  I’ll let you know as things develop. Teletoon doing product placement for doll line in first 4 episodes of Majority Rules.  Puns ensue. Cookie Jar animating Doodle Bops.  Compliments ensue. Cameron Archer discusses Teletoon’s new adult block, “Teletoon at Night”, over at URBMN. Madeleine Levesque, formerly of 9… »

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Weekly Rex Bunyan

Monday, September 21st, 2009

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ToonBoom Sale today

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Got word of a one day sales event from ToonBoom on a buttload of software.  If anyone’s shopping, today might be the day to do… »

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Waking Sleeping Beauty at TIFF

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Had this brought to my attention by Barry Sanders in Toronto.  I’d forgotten about this film actually, but Barry says it’s well worth watching for any fan of animation, especially for those of us in the industry.  It’s apparently very candid in it’s discussions of the climate at Disney during their return to prominence in… »

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Last chance for OIAF ’09 Animapass!

Friday, September 18th, 2009

I haven’t had a chance to read all the reviews for Tim Burton/Shane Acker’s “9″ yet, so I’m giving the contest til Monday.  So, anyone who’s looking to save 200 bucks and come to Ottawa for the festival next month, go out and see 9 this weekend.  Bring 5 or 10 friends , and write… »

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Jobby: Supervising Series Producer, guru studio, Toronto

Friday, September 18th, 2009

guru studio seeks an accomplished Supervising Series Producer to oversee a brand new original animated preschool television series. They will work with the director to lead a diverse team to deliver a high end series on budget and schedule. Please forward your resume to: tanya@gurustudio.com Website:… »

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Jobby: Art Coordinator, Webkinz/Ganz, Toronto

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

GANZ We have an exciting permanent opportunity for an Art Coordinator to join our highly successful and growing Interactive Group. Our high end flash games and animated characters have made Webkinz.com and Webkinzjr.com the fastest growing children’s entertainment site on the internet. Be part of our dynamic Ganz Interactive Group and contribute to exciting future… »

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OIAF Kid’s Jury contest

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Feels like I’m playing catch up today. This came in about a week ago from the Ottawa International Animation Festival, and it looks like I missed it. The kids jury and program is one of my favourite parts of the festival. My daughter is still too young, but she’s a regular attendee at the screeenings… »

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Shane Acker’s/Tim Burton’s 9, weekend box office

Monday, September 14th, 2009

No analysis here, just a total: $10,856,000 for the weekend, giving it the number 2 spot, and $15,276,000 total so far.  An ok showing, but hopefully it has some staying power. Still time to win an Animapass, go see the movie and send in your… »

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Weekly Rex Bunyan

Monday, September 14th, 2009

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SPARK ’09 this week in Vancouver

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Lotsa good stuff at SPARK this year.  If you’re in VAncouver, you should be going. I’m hoping to have some coverage from one of our dedicated readers. Here’s the press release SPARK ANIMATION ’09 CELEBRATES INSPIRATION & INNOVATION WITH A STELLAR LINEUP OF INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS AND ANIMATED FILM PREMIERES Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH launches the Spark… »

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Best of OIAF 2008 at the Shanghai, Ottawa

Monday, September 14th, 2009

If you’re in Ottawa at the end of the month, and looking to sate your appetite for both independent animation and tasty dumplings, here’s the place to be: The Best of Ottawa 2008 at Shanghai Restaurant On Thursday, September 24, 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm, join festival staff at Shanghai Restaurant (651 Somerset St, W)… »

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Weekend Viewing: Shane Acker’s 9, write a review and win a free Animapass

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Ok, 9 has been out for a few days, but this is the big weekend.  You have the time, you have the interest, go see it.  Maybe you could even win a prize! Here are the rules again if any of you want to win that Animapass for this year’s OIAF: The Ottawa International Animation… »

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Jobby: multiple positions, OIAF, Ottawa

Friday, September 11th, 2009

The OIAF is seeking some short-term, casual employees for the 2009 Festival. If you’re interested in the opportunity to work for a world-class film festival, please contact Jennifer Noseworthy at 613-232-8769 for further details. Positions available: Starting immediately until October 23rd: Guest Services coordinator Wednesday, October 14 to 18th Chez Ani Café (daytime) – 10-4:30… »

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Mike Geiger’s Cuddlesticks: viral reaction

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Have you seen Cuddlesticks? No? Well, you’re part of a growing minority. It’s a short film that was produced by Mike Geiger. He’s got it up on Youtube, along with a bunch of his other work, all of it worth checking out. Cuddlesticks sports an advisory warning, and apparently with good reason. Have you seen… »

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Mike Geiger’s Chicken Bone #1

Friday, September 11th, 2009

After posting his strip, Chicken Bone, the other day, Mike sent me a link to the first one, so I’m passing the poultry on to you guys. (click on the image) Mike’s also responsible for a number of shorts, including the County Ghost series and Cuddlesticks. There’s been an interesting development with Cuddlesticks, something I’ll… »

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Checking in on Shane Acker’s 9

Friday, September 11th, 2009

9 came out on Wednesday (9/9/09), which is not generally a day that movies fly into theatres.  It clearly won the day at the box office, with a little over 3 million bucks, but I have no idea if that’s good or not.  There isn’t really anything to compare it to.  So we’ll just have… »

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Comix: Mike Geiger’s Chicken Bone

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Mike Geiger, he of “County Ghost”, recently posted a single-paged stip called “chicken bone”.  It’s labeled as issue 2, so I’ve asked Mike if there’s an issue 1.  I’ll post a link to that one if it surfaces. Click on the image for the… »

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Contest: Review 9 and win a free Animapass for OIAF ’09

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Ok gang, here it is, our first ever contest here at Canadian Animation Resources. The Ottawa International Animation Festival is just around the corner, and I have a free Animapass to give away!  But there are two, yep: 2, conditions.  Here are my terms: All applicants must submit a review for the movie 9, in… »

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Shane Acker’s 9, today’s the day!

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

9 comes out today. I hope it’s good. Hats off to Starz for making this sucker, and Focus Features for putting some money behind it. That’s twice this year an “independent” feature has had decent marketing support (Focus stepped up for Coraline as well). One can only imagine what might have become of Iron Giant… »

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Jobby: Freelancers, Trace Pictures, Toronto

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

TRACE PICTURES announces an open call for freelancers! We are a mixed media design, interactive and animation company seeking DESIGNERS, ANIMATORS, CG ARTISTS, and COMPOSITORS who can work independently in a fast-paced working environment. Send resume and reel to jobs@tracepictures.com (online reels… »

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Weekly Rex Bunyan

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

I pretty much took yesterday off, glad Darren didn’t.  Click on the image for more… »

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Spark ’09 Festival and Conference, Vancouver, September 16th-20th

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

SPARK Animation ’09: Festival & Conference from Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH on… »

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Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival, Call for Entries

Friday, September 4th, 2009

For immediate release: The 2009 Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival : Call for entries! www.StopMotionMontreal.com From the charm of Gumby, to the wild adventures of Wallace and Gromit, through the zaniness of Jake Skelington in The Nightmare before Christmas, we have all fallen under the magical spell of characters brought to life by stop-motion animation! Laboriously… »

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9

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

9 is coming out next week. Here’s the original short by Shane Acker to get things started. Tim Burton liked it.  What do you… »

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Jobby: Overseas Supervisor, Rainbow S.P.A, South Korea

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Job Description To check the animation line test scene by scene for the 26 episodes directly and to monitor in general the activity and skills of animation studios during all the stages till the final out put on digital beta cam. To work closely with producer and director in order to lead animation studios in… »

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Jobby: Senior Technical Animator/Rigger, Relic Entertainment, Vancouver

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Job Description: Your friends will call in the middle of the night, cursing you. When you see them, they’ll wear sunglasses to conceal their bloodshot eyes, and they’ll be alone, because their romantic interests left them without even texting goodbye. They won’t be able to stop playing. It’s a terrible fate, but I’m afraid it’s… »

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Jobby: Production Manager, Big Soul Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Currently seeking an experienced animation Production Manager to join our studio for season 3 of By The Rapids. The production manager is responsible for all aspects of the in-house production team including staff hiring and scheduling, setting production quotas, and managing the production schedule and budget to ensure the production is delivered to the broadcaster… »

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from the internets

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Studio B offers 5 new episodes of Martha Speaks, with ten more on the way in January. Quickdraw Animation Society gets some federal support for their Aboriginal Youth Animation Project. “I Met the Walrus” picks up a daytime Emmy. Chris Landreth announces festival dates for “The Spine”: Atlantic Film Festival (September 17-26), Calgary International Film… »

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