Archive for February, 2010

When is a job not a job?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

When it is a career? Words have power so I like to read the meanings to them when formulating my thoughts: job 1 |jäb| noun 1 a paid position of regular employment : jobs are created in the private sector, not in Washington | a part-time job. 2 a task or piece of work, esp…. »

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jobby: FX Artist, Rainmaker Entertainment, Vancouver

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Apply: www.rainmaker.com Apply Direct: recruiting@rainmaker.com Position: FX Artist Functional Area: FX (CG) Position overview Reporting to the FX Supervisor the FX Artist is responsible for creating and delivering stock FX for the production in a timely manner. Duties & Responsibilities – Develop FX systems & use FX Systems developed by animators – Report regularly to… »

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from the internets

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

another animation blog, Canimation.  More seem to be popping up everyday.  This one is by writers that’s the focus.  I haven’t had a chance to read throught the content thoroughly yet, but it looks like they’re trying to cover a good range of topics.  If what they’re saying about those topics is sound, then thiscould… »

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good night, Frames Per Second

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

This came in late last night from Tamu Townsend via Facebook. It’s also up on the FPS blog. At 11:59, I don’t plan to add further animation-related content to fps. In its earlier form, it was a print animation magazine founded and edited by Emru Townsend. Its first issue was in 1991, spawned from a… »

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Profile: Jason McArthur

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Today I’m going to introduce you to Jason McArthur. I met Jason two and some years ago at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. He was there as part of the Fatkat contingent, along with another very talented fellow, Steve Valdez. Neither of these guys were execs for the company, or sales reps, or anything else… »

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weekly Rex Bunyan

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

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from the internets

Friday, February 19th, 2010

CBC picks up animated Doodlebops Animation production up in Ontario for 2009, according to OMDC report Does this count as an animation blog?  Just a bunch of feeds, but look!  There’s our content!  I still don’t know how I feel about this kind of thing. Ottawa’s Big Jump Productions managing despite the big fire a… »

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Know your role

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Or: Weren’t you supposed to take care of that? I enjoy being a part of a small company. In a startup the roles that everyone play can be very wide and fluid. An artist can do everything from board to final animation. You learn tons fast and get to have your fingers in as many… »

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jobby: Office Assistant, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Ottawa International Animation Festival Employment Opportunity Position:  Office Assistant (26 week contract) The Ottawa International Animation Festival is currently seeking an Office Assistant to help us gear up for our next event in October. The position is staffed through Employment Ontario’s Job Creation Partnership Program (JCP). It’s a work-training program that… »

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jobby: Team Leader, Quality Assurance Game Testing, Kelowna, BC

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 The Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG) is responsible for global creation and delivery of Disney-branded entertainment and lifestyle content across all interactive media platforms including PCs, mobile phones and video game consoles. The division operates two content creation units, Disney Interactive Studios and Disney Online, which work together to take advantage… »

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jobby: Production Manager, Rainmaker, Vancouver

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Apply direct: recruiting@rainmaker.com Position Title: Production Manager Department: Production Management Reports To: Producer POSITION OVERVIEW Manage the day-to-day operation of the production including crew scheduling, production scheduling, tracking and budgeting of man weeks. Also responsible for ensuring the production goals, quotas and schedule parameters are projected, analyzed and reset as required… »

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Dainty Productions’ second spot for the Canadian Wildlife Federation

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

More Olympic-themed animation from Ottawa’s Dainty Productions and the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Beavers, this… »

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press release: Higglety Pigglety Pop! from the NFB and the makers of Madame Tutli-Putli

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Toronto, February 16, 2010 – The National Film Board of Canada and Warner Home Video present a new  live-action/animated adaptation of Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life based on the  book by Maurice Sendak. A film by the creators of the Oscar-nominated short Madame Tutli-Putli, Chris  Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, features… »

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from the internets

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 1st Annual Canadian Video Game and Digital Arts Awards Coming This May New Beyblade series picked up by Nickelodeon UK Shaw owns everything Cinenerd interviews Cordell… »

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jobby: DEPARTMENT HEAD, VISUAL FX PROGRAM, Vanarts, Vancouver, BC

Monday, February 15th, 2010

GENERAL Manage the Visual FX department with respect to budgets, human resources, curriculum planning and assist with its promotion to potential students. Instruct as required to meet current budget goals. REPORTS TO:  General Manager/President, VP Faculty CONTACT: hr@vanarts.com DUTIES Provide input where necessary to maintain high industry standards for curriculum. Manage department within set budgets…. »

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weekly rex bunyan

Monday, February 15th, 2010

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If I were in Edmonton, I’d go to this.

Friday, February 12th, 2010

The NFB and the NSI are co-hosting a workshop directed specifically at how filmmakers can use social media to engage their communities. Matt Forsythe (Content Manager, NFB.ca) and Liz Hover (Digital Media Manager, NSI) will provide practical advice on: • How to Create a Social Media Strategy • How and When to Use Social Media… »

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Press Release: Atomic Cartoons wins both Pixie and Producer

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Vancouver, B.C. Canada – Atomic Cartoons’ Director, Tyler Schroeder, recently brought home a Pixie Award to the Olympic city for his stellar work on Mythunderstood, a short format animated cartoon created and directed by Schroeder and produced by Atomic. The Pixie Awards is sponsored by the American Pixel Academy and judging is done by professionals… »

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Nick Cross announces production of The Pig Farmer: Updated with link to Cartoon Brew commentary

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Award-winning Canadian animator, Nick Cross showed off a few drawings from his latest independent short, The Pig Farmer, over on his blog Friday. Nick is familiar to regular readers of this site as the director of a long list of animated shorts, most recently, 2009’s Yellowcake. These films take a long time to produce, as… »

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Jobby:3D Lighting & Rendering Artist, Hatch Studios, Toronto

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Hatch Studios Ltd. is looking for a fulltime 3D lighting and rendering artist. The applicant should possess advanced experience lighting and rendering stylized and photorealistic environments, products, vehicles and characters. In addition, the applicant should have moderate compositing experience. A strong understanding of film & photographic lighting techniques, live-action CGI integration, HDRI & global illumination… »

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Showcase: King of Magazines, Dave Cooper and Nick Cross

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Danko Jones – King Of Magazines from Bad Taste Records on… »

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weekly rex bunyan

Monday, February 8th, 2010

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Portfolio launches content contest

Monday, February 8th, 2010

PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES WORLDWIDE  “IN TOON WITH TWEENS” ANIMATION CONTEST Option & Development Deal Prizes Totaling $10,000 CDN Awarded To Top Two Winning Entries Toronto, Canada (February 8, 2010) – Portfolio Entertainment Inc. unveils its inaugural “In Toon With Tweens” animation contest, an initiative designed to encourage creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking by throwing the doors… »

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Zen and the art of cartoon making

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Or: Wrong, do it again. I have three daughters. They are all aspiring artists with different levels of talent, as you would expect from kids of different ages and mentalities. This past weekend we had an interesting debate around the dinner table. My oldest, (14) was concerned that we didn’t praise her art enough. She… »

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Annie Awards

Monday, February 8th, 2010

A little something called the Annie Awards went down over the weekend in L.A. Here are the winners: Best Animated Feature: Up Directing in a Feature Production: Pete Docter Up Animated Effects: James Mansfield The Princess and the Frog Character Animation in a Feature Production: Eric Goldberg The Princess and the Frog Character Design in… »

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8 year old movie reviews

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

We’re introducing a new feature here at Canadian Animation Resources, along with a new contributor, Rohan Connolly. For the purposes of full disclosure, Rohan is my daughter, so this is nepotism at its finest. Rohan also watches a lot of movies and knows a thing or two about animation. She’s a regular attendee at the… »

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from the internets

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Cameron Archer discusses Teletoon’s handling of the upcoming 6teen finale and debuting the Dating Guy in Canada over at URBMN Congrats to JC Little at Carpediem on My Life Me. BC ups tax credit for foreign productions from 25 to 33 % Fresh TV lands 3 Pixie Awards for… »

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showcase: Flower Gardens, Chad Vangaalen

Friday, February 5th, 2010

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technical diffficulties

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Apologies to anyone who popped by yesterday for their daily dose of Canadian-skewed animation goodness,  only to find themselves looking at Chinese television programming or being offered an online education in firearms repair.  It seems there was some malicious code embeddded in a plugin and yesterday the bomb went off.  Everthing should be ok now,… »

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jobby: VFX Producer, Intelligent Creatures, Toronto

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

SUMMARY: Reporting to the Executive Producer, you have working knowledge of the digital animation/vfx production process, including breakdowns, scheduling, budgets, and bidding, and are comfortable interacting with both clients and staff within the Company. RESPONSIBILITIES: – Conducting script breakdowns & budgeting process – Working closely with VFX Supervisors, Production Supervisor, and Production Managers to accurately… »

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Showcase: Marching Through Your Head, by Alan Poon and Adam Makarenko

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Great bit of stop motion from Adam Poon and Adam Makarenko for the band “Zeus”. There’s even a making of clip as well. Very nice work guys! Zeus “Marching Through Your Head” from Alan Poon on Vimeo. The Making of “Marching Through Your Head” from Alan Poon on… »

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jobby: Flash Animators, Ganz/Webkinz, Toronto

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

February 3, 2010 There are currently openings for Flash Animators in the Interactive Art Department of Ganz (makers of Webkinz and Webkinz Jr), based just outside of Toronto. The job will entail creating animation for use in interactive online content like music videos, games, and a myriad of other entertaining applications. Applicants should have some… »

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Global Game Jam experience. By Rob Anderson

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Or: there is such a thing as too much coffee. This past weekend I decided to get involved in the Global Game Jam. It isn’t a competition or a contest but a global challenge. Here in their words is what it is about: The Global Game Jam (GGJ) was founded in 2008 as an IGDA… »

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Weekly Rex Bunyan

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

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