Archive for December, 2011

Happy New Year’s, from Norman McLaren

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Friend of the site, Amir Avni directed us to Kaj Pindal’s blog and this: a New Year’s greeting from legendary NFB animator Norman McLaren.  I love the “handy  reference guide.” Cheers!… »

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Cool Beans: Film Experiment #1, by Hobo Divine

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Everybody’s favourite hobo, Hobo Divine, shared this little bit of goodness on Facebook yesterday. Mr Divine explained that is just the first of what should be a small series, saying, “These are just tiny film experiments so I can learn the software I spent too much money on”. Looking forward to seeing… »

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jobby: 2D Character Animator, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

Friday, December 30th, 2011

December 30th, 2011 Copernicus Studios Inc. is looking for a few good animators to start immediately on a classically animated feature film. We require traditionally trained animators to work on this Flash production and then be transferred over to other in–house productions once completed. Position: 2D Animator Contract: 18+ weeks Type: Full time, on site… »

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Call for submissions: TAAFI 2012

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Call for submissions is now OPEN We are excited to receive your work to the First Toronto Animation Arts Festival International Launching June 22-24, 2012.  We are now accepting both International and local shorts and feature-length submissions of all genres and techniques! If it is animated we would like to see it. Please read the… »

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jobby: Animators, guru studio, Toronto

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

December 27, 2011 Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for Animators, for a number of productions including the second season of their original show Justin Time. Requirements/Skills: Artistic: Natural sense of human and non-human movement, timing, weight and balance and the ability to use this to bring… »

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Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

It’s a bit of a tradition here at Canadian Animation Resources to post the 1970s Nelvana classic, Cosmic Christmas, and since I’m not one to mess with tradition, here ya go! Merry Christmas everybody.  Be safe, be well, and let’s do this all again in the new… »

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Cool Christmas Cards: Style5

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Sam Chou and his little gang at Style5 never fail to impress, so I was more than happy to find this in my mailbox. Merry, Merry,… »

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cool beans: Living Lines Library

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

A colleague of mine pointed me in the direction of the Living Lines Library blog.  It’s a phenomenal resource for animation art, including character model sheets, background design, pencil tests, all kinds of stuff.  I’ve barely had a chance to scratch the surface, but I’ve already seen some great materials.  Go check it out if… »

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jobby: 3D Artist/Assistant Director, Hatch Studios, Toronto

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

December 13, 2011 Hatch Studios Ltd. is looking for a fulltime senior 3D artist / assistant director. The applicant should be versatile in most aspects of computer graphics and animation including storytelling, modeling, rigging, animation, lighting, rendering, & compositing. The applicant should have production experience working under strict deadlines and be comfortable directing, supervising and… »

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jobby: Mid-Level 3D Animator, DHX Media, Halifax

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Position Title: Mid Level 3D animator Experience: 3 – 5 Years Job Type: Contract CG Opportunities – Animator CG production for DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia seeks a talented 3D Animator possessing extensive experience and knowledge of the principles of character motion to join our growing team. Strong working knowledge of Maya… »

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jobby: Project Manager, Technology Group, Supervisor Editor, Arc Productions, Toronto

Monday, December 12th, 2011

JOB TITLE: Project Manager, Technology Group DEPARTMENT: Technology REPORTS TO: Head of Technology POSITION OVERVIEW The Project Manager, Technology group, manages the successful delivery of Technology group projects. This role is required to generate project status reports and detailed analyses and to communicate the progress of projects to key stakeholders. The Project Manager coordinates and… »

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jobby: Set & Environment Designer, Character Designer, Matte Painter, Arc Productions, Toronto

Monday, December 12th, 2011

JOB TITLE: Set & Environment Designer DEPARTMENT: Art REPORTS TO: Art Director/Head of Art POSITION OVERVIEW The Set & Environment Designer creates visual direction for sets and environments as assigned for use by various departments. This role creates texture callouts for use by the Surfacing Department, designs set elements for the Modeling Department, and may… »

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NFB HotHouse 8: Call for submissions is ON!

Monday, December 12th, 2011

NFB Animation Hothouse 8 is Open for Submissions! Deadline: 5pm Tuesday January 24, 2012 Program Dates: March 05 – May 25, 2012 Theme: “SHEEP DREAMS” The National Film Board of Canada seeks submissions from emerging (young and not-so-young) filmmakers, creative programmers and artists intrigued by animation art, for the 8th edition of Hothouse, a 12-week… »

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events: NFB Mediatheque (Toronto) holiday Family Animation Workshops

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Torontonians looking for stuff to do over the holidays can take advantage of the following list of activities at the John Street location of the Toronto NFB Mediatheque: Mediatheque on Ice Family Animation Workshops Looking for fun, affordable ways to spend quality family time over the holidays?  Try one of our popular holiday filmmaking workshops…. »

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jobby: Production Coordinator, Assistant Production Manager, Production Assistant, Arc Productions, Toronto

Friday, December 9th, 2011

December 9, 2011 JOB TITLE: Production Coordinator DEPARTMENT: Production Management REPORTS TO: APM/Producer POSITION OVERVIEW The Production Coordinator assists Production Managers and Producers in managing day-to-day activities of one or more assigned departments, and in ensuring that the most up-to-date information and tools are delivered to the appropriate individuals and departments within required timeframes. This… »

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jobby: Layout and Animation Intern, guru studio, Toronto

Friday, December 9th, 2011

December 9, 2011 guru studio is seeking Layout and Animation Interns for the second season of their original show 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… »

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jobby: Compositing Intern, guru studio, Toronto

Friday, December 9th, 2011

December 9, 2011 guru studio seeks a Compositing Intern for the second season of their original show 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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Cable News/Rant: Teletoon Retro in Forever Fun…’Till We Can’t Flog the Rerun

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

The Teletoon channels recently introduced their winter 2012 schedules. Teletoon, being the petulant, eldest sibling, gets the most attention. Teletoon at Night gets by with new episodes of Crash Canyon and Futurama. Teletoon Retro earns…”new” episodes of Care Bears Family, Jem and King of the Hill. Oh, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles makes its Teletoon Retro… »

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jobby: 3D Artist/Generalist, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

December 6, 2011 3D Artist/Generalist (Senior & Junior) Type: Full Time Salary: $40,000 – $75,000 – Medical/Dental benefits and RRSP Plan available. Start Date: February 2012 Job Description: Mercury Filmworks is looking for talented 3D artists to drive pre-visualization, modeling, texturing and rendering. The successful candidate will work well on a multi-faceted team to produce… »

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jobby: Part-time Teaching positions available at Capilano University, Vancouver

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

The Commercial Animation program has two part-time teaching positions in design available for January 2012.  These courses are delivered in our new, state-of-the-art, Nat and Flora Bosa Film and Animation Centre, opening January 2012 at our North Vancouver campus.  Classes will be taught in a lab that has traditional animation desks *and* computers with 21” Cintiqs for both classical and digital… »

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jobby: Senior 3D Animator, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

December 6, 2011 Type: Full Time Employee Salary: $60,000-$85,000- Medical/Dental benefits and RRSP Plan available. Start Date: February 2012 Job Description: We are searching for a Senior 3D Animator to lead an exceptional animation team on a high-profile international television production. This individual will possess an uncompromising attention to detail, strong work ethic, leadership skills,… »

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press release: Almost Naked Animals nabs top spot on UK broadcaster

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

9 Story Entertainment’s ‘Almost Naked Animals’ Climbs to Highest Rated Show on UK’s CiTV Toronto, CANADA – December 06, 2011 – 9 Story Entertainment’s children’s animated series Almost Naked Animals hit the #1 spot on UK’s CiTV for the week commencing 21st November 2011. The 16:45 airing on November 23rd drew 237k viewers amongst kids 4-16 years (12.2 % share… »

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jobby: 3D Animator, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

December 6, 2011 Type: Full Time Employee Salary: $45,000-$65,000 – Medical/Dental benefits and RRSP Plan available Start Date: February 2012 Job Description: We are in search of enthusiastic 3D animation talent to work on high quality, high visibility children’s animated television productions. Our ideal candidate has an exceptional attention to detail; will work from storyboards… »

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Cable News/Rant: G4 Canada drops [adult swim] from schedule

Monday, December 5th, 2011

I’m introducing you guys to a new contributor today, Cameron Archer. Cameron and I have been corresponding for some time now, and I’ve come to enjoy his commentary on TV in general, and sometimes animation in particular.  You can usually find him over on his own site, urbmn.  Cam’s got opinions, and he’s not afraid… »

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jobby: Senior Animator, guru studios, Toronto

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

December 2, 2011 Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for Senior Animators, for a number of productions including the second season of their original show Justin Time. Requirements/Skills: Artistic: Natural sense of human and non-human movement, timing, weight and balance and the ability to use this to… »

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jobby: Animation Supervisor, guru studio, Toronto

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

December 1, 2011 Animation Supervisor Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for Animation Supervisors for upcoming productions including season 2 its original TV production Justin Time. Reporting to the Producer & Director, the Animation Supervisor acts as liaison to the animators, to ensure that animation sequences are… »

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jobby: 2D Character Animators(Harmony), Kratt Brothers, Ottawa

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Company: Kratt Brothers Productions Inc. Series: Wild Kratts S2 Location: Ottawa (Kanata), Ontario Job Title: 2D Character Animator (Harmony) Job Type: Contract Start Date: January 2012 Description: Currently, Kratt Brothers Company Ltd is in production on Season Two of Wild Kratts and is looking for talented, passionate people to join their animation team. The responsibilities… »

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