Archive for April, 2011

Attention grads!

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Finishing up that final film?  Got an art blog you want to show off?  Send us your links! One of the main reasons I started this site was to simply share.  Share art, opinions, films, news, whatever I could find.  For the art, we have the blogroll.  There’s tons of amazing stuff being made and… »

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blogroll update

Friday, April 29th, 2011

We’ve just added a few names to our blogroll, and they’re doozies. Graham Falk (creator of Untalkative Bunny), Dave Cooper, Bob Jaques’ Popeye Animators blog, and Marc Bell.  Marc’s got less of a connection to animation than the others, but his work is gorgeous. You can check them, and a ton more, out on our… »

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cool beans: Curtis and Tara

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Not sure where to put this.  Maybe under profiles, maybe under showcase?  Either way, today I’m introducing you to Curtis and Tara.  Apart from being two of the most genuinely (as far as I can tell) nice people I’ve met since I got my first job in animation, they also make stuff.  They’re responsible for… »

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jobby: multiple positions, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

April 27, 2011 Atomic Cartoons is hiring! We are seeking experienced, dedicated and talented folks to join the Atomic Cartoons team. We’re working on multiple high-profile projects, so this is a unique opportunity to join one of Canada’s world class animation producers. Atomic offers an artist friendly environment that mixes hi-end projects with solid salaries,… »

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Events: Pixar Masterclass returning to Montreal

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Just got the heads up: EVENT ALERT – Pixar Artists Masterclass Artists from Pixar Animation Studios are coming to Montreal, Canada this summer to teach a 2-day Masterclass in Animation & Story Development. Please view details here: http://www.vanarts.com/events/pixar-artists-masterclass-2011-montreal-quebec 2011 Tour Info: http://www.vanarts.com/events/pixar-artists-masterclass-2011-tour We reported on the one in Toronto last year here if you want… »

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call for entries: Cortopotere shortfilmfestival, Italy

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

CORTOPOTERE SHORTFILMFESTIVAL NEW EDITION – 11th edition 22nd-30th october 2011, Bergamo – Italy Animation, documentary, experimental, fiction The competition announcement for 2011 national and international competition is now available. Submission is open to animation, fiction, experimental short films (max 20’) and documentaries (max 30’), completed in 2009 or later. DEADLINE: June 6th, 2011. Cortopotere ShortFilmFestival,… »

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Happy Easter from Crush.

Monday, April 25th, 2011

A little Easter goodness from art director, animator, motion graphic designer, illustrator Yoho Hang Yue at Crush, Toronto.  Here’s The Legend of the Golden Egg Warrior: “Legend Of The Golden Egg Warrior” from CRUSH on… »

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Press Release: Starz Animation = Arc Productions

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

I was away for a week, so I’m playing some catch up.  Here’s the press release for the rebranding of Starz Animation Toronto.  They were purchased by Canadian investors a few months back and have settled on Arc Productions as the new name over the door. (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) Starz Animation Toronto rebrands as Arc… »

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jobby: Multiple Positions, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

April 20, 2011 Arc Productions (formerly Starz Animation Toronto) is hiring for following spots: TV series Animator, Matte Painter, Rigger, Producer (TV Series), Producer (CG Feature), Director (TV Series), Prop/Environment Designer, and more positions opening in the coming months. See the website to apply or register a profile:… »

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Call for Submissions: GIRAF7, animated installations

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Ever wanted to see your animation on a building? Now is your chance… Think GIANT — the GIRAF Animation Festival (or Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival) is now looking for Animated Installation submissions, in all styles, genres, lengths, and mediums. Chosen submissions will be presented through the Animated City component of our 7^th GIRAF festival,… »

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Call for Submissions: TAIS Bunny Jam

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

TAIS 2011 Bunny Jam – Call for Submissions In honour of the TAIS mascot and this year¹s Chinese zodiac sign, we are proud to announce that this year¹s theme for the TAIS AniJam, ten second animations that will screen in rapid succession at the TAIS Showcase in June, is … BUNNIES! (Rabbits, hares, Thumper and… »

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Call for Entries: GIRAF 2011

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

GIRAF, or the Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (est 2005), is an annual animation festival that runs each November at the Plaza Theatre in Calgary.  GIRAF celebrates the spirit of independent, underground, and experimental animation and we’ve showcased the award winning work of artists including Don Hertzfedlt, Bruce Bickford, Brandon Bloomaert, Barry Doupe, Cordell Barker,… »

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Call for Entries: Montreal StopMo Festival

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival Call for entries! Montreal – April 14, 2011 – The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce the official opening of its call for entries for the Festival’s third edition that will take place on October 21, 22 and 23, 2011, at Concordia University’s J.A. de Sève… »

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Call for submissions: TAIS Animated Showcase 2011

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

TAIS ANIMATION SHOWCASE 2011 – Call for Submissions Have you made an animated short film in the last 18 months?  Want it to screen to a packed house as part of the fantastic TAIS Showcase this June? Then submit! The Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) is seeking independent animated films completed after June 2009 that… »

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Events: Capilano University Gradshow: April 29, Vancouver

Friday, April 8th, 2011

It’s that time of year, the various animation schools are preparing to show off their grads.  I posted the Algonquin open house details, now it’s Capilano University’s turn. Here’s the poster: And here’s a link to their site. I’ve always been impressed by the portfolios I’ve seen from these guys.  I don’t know the program… »

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jobby: Interactive Media Producer, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

April 7, 2011 Interactive Media Producer Type: Full-Time Employee Salary: $60,000 – $78,000. Medical/Dental, 2-3 weeks vacation (neg), company RRSP plan. Start Date: June 1 – August 1, 2011 We are currently seeking an experienced full-time Interactive Media Producer. The successful individual will be responsible for all aspects of the in-house development team – ensuring… »

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Call for Entries: SPP 2011 Project Competition

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

This sounds interesting: The 10th Global cartoon and animation market SPP (Seoul Promotion Plan) which will be held from July 20 to July 22, 2011 in Seoul, Korea, is looking for new animation projects for its “SPP 2011 Project Competition”. SPP seeks to promote the merits of the market and find promising and commercially viable… »

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Events: Algonquin College Gradshow, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

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Nick Fox-Gieg needs your vote!

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Nick (yet another Nick making animated films) Fox-Gieg‘s animated short, The Orange, has been chosen as a finalist in YouTube’s NextUp competition.  He needs votes to push him ahead in the process. Here’s the note I received from Nick this morning: I just got chosen as one of 150 semifinalists in the YouTube NextUp competition,… »

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jobby: professor of Film and TV Sound, Sheridan Institute, Oakville ON

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

April 5, 2011 1) Sheridan is looking for an outstanding individual to join our faculty team. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in post sound production, knowledge of  location recording, the applications of microphones, software tools and the various elements of sound editing and mixing. The candidate will have a solid understanding of emerging… »

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jobby: professors: Game Design, BAA Animation, 3D Animation, Sheridan Institute, Oakville ON

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

April 5, 2011 1) Sheridan is looking for an outstanding individual to join our faculty team in the Bachelor of Arts/Game Design program.  The four year degree program offers students a comprehensive set of practical and critical skills, as well as knowledge in liberal arts studies.  The successful candidate will be skilled at instructing students… »

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jobby: professors: Art Fundamentals, Visual and Creative Arts, Vocal Performance, Sheridan Institute, Oakville ON

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

April 5, 2011 1) Sheridan is looking for outstanding individuals to join our faculty team. The successful candidate will be qualified to teach drawing in the Art Fundamentals program in the Faculty of ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Animation, Arts & Design. Responsibilities Sheridan faculty provide academic leadership to programs and courses within their areas of expertise and contribute to… »

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Nick Cross announces feature film project: Black Sunrise. Trailer after the jump

Monday, April 4th, 2011

He’s been talking about it for a few years, but it looks like Nick Cross, the director of  critically acclaimed shorts such as Yellowcake and the Pig Farmer, is making the leap to feature films.  He’s posted a trailer to his next project, Black Sunrise, over on his blog(I’ll embed it below).  As usual, it’s… »

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So you want to make a Canadian cartoon….

Friday, April 1st, 2011

So let’s end the week with this, shall… »

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