Archive for July, 2011

jobby:Rendering Technical Guru, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

July 27, 2011 About Pixar Canada Pixar Canada is looking for a Rendering Technical Guru for its studio in Vancouver. Pixar Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pixar Animation Studios, the world leader in animated films. The Vancouver studio produces short-form animation focuses on legacy Pixar characters from films such as Toy Story and Cars…. »

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Nick Cross’ IndieGogo campaign, one week to go, now with VIDEO!

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

At the risk of sounding repetitive, I’m posting another reminder to head on over to Nick Cross’ IndieGogo campaign to support his upcoming feature film, Black Sunrise. Here’s a little piece of video from Mr Cross. nick indiegogo promo from Nick Cross on… »

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from the internets: Animation moving to Hamilton, ON

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

This was posted to OpenFile today, an article outlining the recent and upcoming moves of Toronto animation houses Chuck Gammage and Pipeline Studios, out of the GTA to Hamilton, Ontario.  Tax credits play a part, as does cheaper overhead and other factors.  I’ve also heard rumours of at least one east coast studio also looking… »

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press release: Teletoon announces fall lineup

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Here’s the highlights from Teleton’s fall schedule.  Ned’s Newt is going to be on Retro.  I remember when Teletoon launched, Ned’s Newt was their really big deal original show.  So I guess that means Untalkative Bunny should be ready for Retro in about 5 years. Also, the new Looney Tunes show is making an appearance,… »

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jobby: Visual Effects TDs, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

July 21, 2011 Summary of Position Pixar Canada is looking for two Visual Effects TDs for its Vancouver studio for a 6 month contract commencing, August 2011. In Pixar’s production process, the term “TD” means “Technical Artist”.  The Visual Effects TD works with other crew members to create visual effects in an animated film.  Visual… »

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reminder: 13 days left in Black Sunrise fundraiser

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

There are only 13 days left in the IndieGogo campaign for Nick Cross’ ambitious feature animation project, Black Sunrise.  If you haven’t yet contributed, what are you waiting for!? He’s got 500 bucks to go to hit ten grand, which sounds like a nice round number, wouldn’t you say?  500 dollars is pretty doable, right? … »

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Checking in with Kevin Parry

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

I’ve been meaning to post this chat I shared with Kevin Parry.  It’s been a busy year for Kevin, with a lot of well-deserved attention from his first film, the Arctic Circle, and the release of a new film, a music video he directed with the help of a few friends.  I though it would… »

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comix: Angora Napkin

Friday, July 15th, 2011

If you’re killing time, watching the clock run out on this beautiful (from my window) Friday, you can always catch up on your reading!  Here’s the latest page of Angora Napkin. Creator Troy Little is posting the whole comic *ahem*, sorry, graphic novel, on the Angora Napkin site as he preps the next book.  There… »

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jobby: multiple positions, Arc Productions, Toronto

Friday, July 15th, 2011

July 15, 2011 Arc Productions (formerly Starz Animation) is hiring an Intermediate Modeler, Lead Modeler and Production Assistant for Story and Editorial. Also hiring a Render Wrangler, Render Administrator and Render Manager/Supervisor. For more information on these and other positions, please visit www.arcproductions.com and check out our Careers section to apply… »

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press release: Bonita Siegel joins Atomic development team

Friday, July 15th, 2011

July 15, 2011 Atomic Cartoons is pleased to announce the addition of Bonita Siegel to their development team. Bonita is an experienced Executive Producer and Broadcaster who, in her role as Director of Original Productions at Corus Television, developed, commissioned and supervised production on over 1400 hours of children’s programming for all age groups and… »

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Showcase: the Barley Way, by Amir Avni

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Here’s a little something by Sheridan grad, Amir Avni. The Barley Way from Amir Avni on… »

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jobby: Render Wrangler, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

July 13, 2011 Arc Productions is hiring a Render Wrangler. POSITION OVERVIEW The Render Wrangler administers render job queues, checking and validating output of completed jobs and reporting any issues or failed jobs to the original submitter. This role monitors and resolves issues regarding troubled and/or failed render nodes, reports critical issues as necessary, ensures… »

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jobby: Editor, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

July 13, 2010 Arc Productions is hiring an Editor. POSITION OVERVIEW The editor is responsible for maintaining a production timeline that reflects editorial changes made by the client. On a daily basis the editor will receive material from various departments in order to keep all shows up to date. He/She prepares material for delivery to… »

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Canadian Animation Resources presents: the 30 Second Film Challenge

Monday, July 11th, 2011

We’re trying something new here at Canadian Animation Resources.  It’s called the 30 Second Film Challenge. Here’s what it’s all about.  For the last few years, I’ve been informally challenging recent grads to use the time after graduation to make a second film.  These kids, at that point, have just come off the most productive… »

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TAIS Showcase and Bunny Jam! by Bryce Hallet

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the TAIS Showcase 2011 and BunnyJam! What’s a TAIS you ask? ( I assume..i can’t actually read your mind) TAIS ( Toronto Animated Image Society ) was founded in 1984 originally as a small group of animators getting together in their living rooms to encourage each other in making… »

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press release: iThentic/Bruce McCall/CBC/Kickstarter…whew

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

iThentic Deals Original Animation Series The World of Bruce McCall to CBC in Canada and My Damn Channel plus Kickstarter Campaign Commissions McCall to Animate You Toronto/New York – July 6, 2011- Online video content production and distribution company iThentic announces the sale of its original animation series The World of Bruce McCall to Canada’s… »

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Roddy McManus named new top dog for English language animation at NFB

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

I’m lifting this directly from MediaCaster, since I don’t seem to have received a press release: The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has named Roddy McManus as the new Executive Producer of its Oscar-winning English-language Animation Studio. McManus succeeds veteran animation producer David Verrall as head of the Montreal-based Animation Studio starting August 8,… »

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jobby: Character Designer, Guru Studio, Toronto

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

July 7, 2011 Guru studio seeks a Character Designer for the second season of their original series Justin Time. Justin Time is a “2d/3d Hybrid” production with a unique look. Visually, it pulls design influences from the likes of Mary Blair, Golden Book Illustrations and Samurai Jack. The Character designs are bright, colourful and highly… »

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jobby: Senior Location Designer, Guru Studio, Toronto

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

July 7, 2011 Guru Studio seeks a Senior Location Designer for the second season of their original series Justin Time. Justin Time is a “2d/3d Hybrid” production with a unique look. Visually, it pulls design influences from the likes of Mary Blair, Golden Book Illustrations and Samurai Jack. The Character designs are bright, colourful and… »

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A conversation with Nick Cross, part II

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

A while back, I posted part I of my conversation with indie-director, Nick Cross.  Here’s part two.  Nick’s got less than a month left on his IndieGoGo fundraising campaign to finance his next film, an ambitious attempt at producing an animated feature, Black Sunrise.  We’ve got a link posted to the campaign, and I’d encourage… »

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from the internets: Handsome House Calls with Milo

Monday, July 4th, 2011

The last time I linked to Curtis and Tara, some of ya’ll weren’t too impressed with their brand of amusement. Tough noogies. Milo in the… »

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from the internests: Neptoon announces new deal with Radical Sheep

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Not much more to it than that. Neptoon Studios announced via their blog that KatAtomic and GammaRay has been optioned by Radical Sheep. Congrats… »

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Happy Canada Day!

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Here’s the most Canadian of animated films: Sheldon Cohen’s the Sweater, to celebrate our national holiday. Enjoy!… »

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