Archive for August, 2011

jobby: Technical Director, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

August 31, 2011 Description: Arc Productions Ltd. (formerly Starz Media Canada Co.) is hiring a Technical Director to fill two (2) vacancies. POSITION OVERVIEW The Technical Director is responsible for designing, developing and improving production focused pipeline workflow processes. Technical Directors may also be called on to do shot work when necessary during production. DUTIES… »

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from the internets: Wacom Inkling Pen (updated)

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The internets is practically screaming today over Wacom’s new digital sketch pen, the Inkling.  It looks pretty cool.  Basically, you draw with it like a regular pen, on regular paper.  While you’re drawing, it “captures a digital likeness of your work” which you then transfer to the “Sketch Manager” software and you can then export… »

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jobby: Technical Artists, Arc Productions, Toronto

Monday, August 29th, 2011

August 29, 2011 Arc Productions is hiring Technical Artists! Arc Productions in Toronto is looking for Technical Directors and Technical Assistants to join our growing team on some up-and-coming projects. More details are available online at our website at www.arcproductions.com where you can apply online and find out more about what’s happening in the… »

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jobby: Artists, Arc Productions, Toronto

Monday, August 29th, 2011

August 29, 2011 Arc Productions is hiring Artists! Arc Productions in Toronto is looking to hear from animation and visual effects artists. Openings include a Lead Animator, Junior Animators and Modelers. We’re also looking for Story Artists, Character Designers and Look Development Artists for upcoming projects. Arc is always keen to see new applicants, so… »

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jobby: Render Team, Arc Productions, Toronto

Monday, August 29th, 2011

August 29, 2011 Arc Productions is hiring for our Render Team! Arc Productions in Toronto has several openings in our Systems department including a Render Supervisor/Manager and a Render Administrator.  Check out our website at www.arcproductions.com for more details and to apply… »

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jobby: Production Management positions, Arc Productions, Toronto

Monday, August 29th, 2011

August 29, 2011 Arc Productions is hiring Production Management positions! Arc Productions in Toronto is looking for people to join our production management team. We’re looking for Production Assistants, Production Coordinators, APM’s and PM’s as well as VFX and CG Producers. More details are available on our website at www.arcproductions.com where you can read more… »

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new animation festival launching in Toronto: TAAFI

Friday, August 26th, 2011

I don’t know how many of you noticed, but in yesterday’s post about the digital painting workshop, there’s an interesting detail.  It’s being presented by TAAFI. “What is TAAFI?” you might be asking? “That’s a great question!” I might reply. Well, I don’t have a ton of info, but here’s what I know.  TAAFI stands… »

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press release: NFB at OIAF 2011

Friday, August 26th, 2011

NFB PRESENTS IMPRESSIVE SELECTION OF FILMS AT THE OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL PROGRAM INCLUDES THREE FILMS IN COMPETITION Montreal, August 24, 2011 – The National Film Board of Canada heads to the 35th Ottawa International Animation Festival (September 21-25, 2011) with a dazzling array of international co-productions by world-renowned animators, and brand new shorts by… »

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events: Digital Painting Workshop: Friday, August 26, Toronto.

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Yep,… »

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jobby: Visual Effects TDs, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

August 23, 2011 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 effects work often… »

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comix: Hummus, by Seo Kim

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

I love Seo Kim light, airy artwork.  Here’s part one of “Humous”.  For part two, check out Seo’s… »

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press release: TELETOON PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE LANDS AT MERCURY

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Travis Williams leaves Teletoon to head service and co-production development slate at Canada’s Mercury Filmworks August 19, 2011, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Mercury Filmworks announces former Teletoon production executive Travis Williams as the new head of its development team. In 7 years at Teletoon, Williams supervised the development and production of over 300 hours of television… »

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from the internets: Gazette article on David Verrall’s departure from the NFB

Friday, August 19th, 2011

David Verrall has been with the NFB for over 30 years, the past 14 as the Executive Producer of the English Language Animation program.  The torch is passing this September to Roddy McManus.  The Montreal Gazette has a nice piece on the upcoming… »

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Animation in Hamilton, ON

Friday, August 19th, 2011

We mentioned previously that Toronto satellite-city, Hamilton Ontario seems to be growing as a destination for animation studios, with Pipeline VFX and Chuck Gammage Studios recently setting up shop there. Well, word is becoming public that Huminah Huminah Animation Studios, formerly of Nova Scotia, have taken up temporary tenancy with Pipeline while they get themselves… »

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the making of “the Devil and Daniel Mouse

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

A look back at animation production at Nelvana through the wayback… »

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showcase: Steve the Superhero, by Jason Doll

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Something for your eyes: Made by Jason Doll at Animation Dog. Here’s their “about” blurb: Animation Dog is an independent animation company specializing in traditional or classical animation. Animation Dog provides animation for businesses and organizations all over the world from its home base in Manitoba Canada. Animation Dog is established by Jason Doll, a… »

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New ChickenBone! by Mike Geiger

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

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Funding Drive is on! Support Canadian Animation Resources

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Yep, it’s that time.  We’re running a funding drive again to help keep things going at Canadian Animation Resources.  Running this site takes time, and it takes money.  People keep telling me I should start charging for things, set up memberships, or pay sections, or at the very least, charge for the job posts.  But… »

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30 Second Films update

Monday, August 15th, 2011

A few weeks ago, I announced a project that we’ve undertaken here at Canadian Animation Resources, the 30 Second Film Challenge.  The Challenge involves a group of recent grads from Algonquin College’s animation program here in Ottawa setting out to make sophomore films.  Our approach has been very specific: make the film you can make,… »

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showcase: ‘Trigger Happy’ – Riccardo Durante & Mark Ackland, 2009

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Another short from ye olde ‘Dunce Bucket’ pilot (2009) from the Ackland & Durante team. If the rumour was true and the production company who produced these was really looking to spend left over government incentives and paid for Dunce Bucket instead of wasting it, imagine what could happen if real money was put behind… »

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jobby: Motion Graphics Artist, Crowdwave Games, Toronto/Ottawa

Friday, August 12th, 2011

August 12, 2011 CrowdWave® is one of the most exciting gaming companies to emerge in the mass-participation gaming space.  With an impressive customer base, CrowdWave’s interactive entertainment system has been played by over 6,000,000 fans of pro and collegiate sports.  With is patent pending Vision Interactive software, crowds in stadiums and arenas engage with each… »

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DunceBucket’s “the Barber”, by Darren and Geoffrey Donovan

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Yesterday, Warren posted one of the shorts from DunceBucket, one of the stronger pilots from the first Teletoon Pilot Project.  Today, I’m posting another, the Barber.  It’s short, bloody, and stylish, and was put together by Darren and Geoffrey Donovan, the brothers behind Blame Your Brother studio in Toronto.  Check ‘em out here. The Barber… »

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trailer: “Run”, by Daryl-Lynn Ramsay

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Coming soon: RUN Trailer from Daryl-Lynn Ramsay on… »

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showcase: “Chicken Heaven” – Mark Ackland, Riccardo Durante

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Originally created for the ill-fated 2009 ‘Dunce Bucket’ pilot, here’s the story of a chicken determined to cross the road and get him a nice piece of ass. heaven…Heaven…. »

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jobby: Location/Vehicle Designer, Guru Studio, Toronto

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

August 10, 2011 Guru Studio is searching for a Location/Vehicle Designer for an exciting quick contract project. Must be able to design following proper perspective and stay on model. Candidate must have excellent drawing and painting skills as well as a strong sense of colour. Please submit your portfolio in a digital format. To Apply:… »

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Jess Bortuski’s Good Little Bunny at OIAF 2011

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

The announcements are out and the films have been chosen for the 2011 Ottawa International Animation Festival.  I’ll post a more comprehensive look at it soon, but for right now, I wanted to send out a congratulations to Jessica Bortuski, Ottawa native, and a personal favourite here at CAR for getting in this year with… »

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press release: Siggraph in Vancouver, this Sunday!

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Multiple press releases for this one! The first from VFS: Vancouver Film School Welcomes the World’s Largest Computer Graphics Conference SIGGRAPH comes to Vancouver for the First Time August 03, 2011 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Vancouver Film School (VFS), Canada’s premier entertainment arts institution and one of the most distinguished in the world, is… »

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Pixar Masterclass coming to University of Saskatchewan

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Another Pixar Masterclass!  I’ve heaard nothing but great things abou these and am hoping to SOMEDAY attend one for myself, but for you lucky ducks in Saskatchewan, it’s coming to a campus near you September 16th and 17th. Here’s the announcement: The Department of Computer Science is proud to present the Animation & Storyboarding Master… »

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on vacation

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Hi gang!  I’m away on the east coast right now with limited web access.  I’ll try to post when I can, but no promises.  In the meantime, talk amongst yourselves.  Also, you could check out our various feeds.  Cartoon Brew never sleeps, and I spotted an update from Mark Mayerson as well.  Also, if you… »

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