Archive for February, 2012

Call for entries: Blackrock 2012

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Call for entries for Blackrock Animation Film Festival 2012 Competition Monday 27th February 2012 Details of the second Blackrock Animation Film Festival Competition were announced today (Monday) at a photo call in Blackrock.  Festival Director, Fionnghuala Ní Néill and President of the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Dr Annie Doona were joined by… »

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jobby: Nuke compositor, Tendril, Toronto

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

February 28, 2012 Nuke Compositor: Toronto-local only please. Assemble elements from a variety of sources and integrate them artistically into a seamless image. In the case of compositing CG elements into live-action footage, the compositor’s goal is to create a photorealistic image giving off the illusion that CG elements, shot footage and other sources are all… »

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from the internets: Nick Cross interview on IndieFlix

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Quickie for you today, Nick Cross talking about stuff on IndieFLix.  Here’s the… »

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a conversation about unpaid internships, part II

Friday, February 24th, 2012

A few weeks ago, the comments section  of the site pretty much lit up over postings for unpaid internships by Toronto’s guru studios.  The readership here really got involved, something that I’m always really proud of, and the discussion was generally very constructive.  Guru responded and explained that the posts were a clerical error, and… »

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press release: Tinman Creative Studios officially opens

Friday, February 24th, 2012

ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF TINMAN CREATIVE STUDIOS! Morghan Fortier (gemini award winning Bossy Type) has teamed up with Brett Jubinville, (infamously Eclectic Cartoon Doodler), to launch their new animation studio, Tinman Creative. The dynamic Toronto based studio focuses on design & pre-production, and offers full animation production & pipeline development. See more Tinman at www.tinman.tv, and… »

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Toronto! Help Wesley find his puppet!

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

From Toronto Craigslist: I lost a stop motion vampire and a sculpture on the ttc a few days ago. They are very important to me. and are needed for my job as an animator. If anyone has any information, please let me know my name is wesley … »

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jobby: 2D Character Animator, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

Friday, February 17th, 2012

February 17, 2012 Copernicus Studios Inc. is looking for a lot of new animators to start this spring on a Flash-animated television series. We need a large crew of traditionally trained animators to work on this production. Position: 2D Animator Contract: Full-time, on site Start Date: March/April Job Description: Animators will be required to provide full… »

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jobby: Visual Effects TDs, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Pixar Canada is looking for Visual Effects TDs for its Vancouver studio for a contract position ending  August 2012.  Must have working knowledge of Houdini. 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 includes aspects of… »

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from the internets: Patrick Doyon on Cartoon Brew

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Cartoon Brew does carry a lot of good content.  Today they’ve posted an interview with Oscar-nominated, Canadian filmmaker, Patrick Doyon.  They’ve got Canada’s NFB as a sponsor, so they seem to be getting a direct line to NFB talent and films these days. Not that I’m jealous. Here’s the… »

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updated:Call for entries, CBC’s Short Film Face Off.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Saw this on CBC Ottawa’s Facebook feed: Calling all Ottawa-Gatineau filmmakers! CBC Television’s Short Film Face Off is looking for entries. Films must be less than 12 minutes; completed in the past 2 yrs; not have aired on network TV. Comedies and dramas only. (Sorry, no music videos and documentaries). Directors must be available for… »

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Last chance to submit for the Vimeo Awards

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Hey filmmakers, Vimeo’s giving out money.  Here’s the blurb: THERE’S JUST ONE WEEK LEFT TO SUBMIT Like a cheetah on roller skates, the Vimeo Festival + Awards are fast approaching, and we don’t want you to miss a thing — especially your chance to submit! Submissions close February 20, which means you have just one week left to share… »

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press release: Nerd Corps hires Juli Boylan to head up Consumer Products

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

 With original action series SLUGTERRA launching in the fall on Disney XD, Nerd Corps Entertainment has recruited a new nerd to lead its consumer products activities, Juli Boylan. Boylan will be at Toy Fair in New York this week seeking licensees to help move the program forward and support the global launch. Nerd Corps will… »

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press release: 9 Story grabs Camp Lakebottom and Vivi

Monday, February 13th, 2012

9 Story Entertainment acquires new animated series  Camp Lakebottom and Vivi from Skywriter Media Toronto, Canada – February 13, 2011  – 9 Story Entertainment and Skywriter Media announce 9 Story’s acquisition from Skywriter of two new children’s animated series – Camp Lakebottom, which is being produced for TELETOON Canada and Vivi, a co-production with MIXER… »

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Call For Entries: Remembering Helen Hill, a Mentorship Residency with Amy Lockhart, Toronto

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Call for applications to: The Toronto Animated Image Society Remembering Helen Hill: A Mentorship Residency with Amy Lockhart Submission Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2012 The Toronto Animated Image Society is seeking proposals for a commissioned, mentored project. Selected artists will be inspired by the work of the late Helen Hill, her style of animation, and contribution to the animation community…. »

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press release: Smiley Guy and Whole Hog partner for “What a Croc!”

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Ok, at the risk of appearing self-serving, here’s a press release from the company I work for, quoting me.  Ah well, news is news. Smiley Guys Go Whole Hog for What A Croc! Award-Winning Toronto Production Company Teams with UK’s Whole Hog, Creators of Skatoony New York, NY [February 10, 2012] — Toronto’s Smiley Guy Studios… »

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press release: Treason Media launches with “Lucas Rocks!”

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Aron Dunn launches his new Canadian independent prodco Treason Media with a deal with fellow Canadian indie Hop To It Productions to develop “Lucas Rocks!”, a live action comedy series for kids 8 to 12. Susan Nation, President of Hop To It says “ We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Aron and his new… »

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jobby: 2D Animator, Rotating Planet Productions, Montreal

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Company: Rotating Planet Productions Location: Montreal, Quebec Job title: 2D Animator Job Type: Contract Start Date: February 2012 Description: We are seeking a professional 2D animator for a short comix inspired animated film to be produced this summer-fall 2012.  Looking for strong creative and technical background for immediate contractual development work as we have received… »

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Annie Awards streaming live on CAR

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Unless something goes terribly wrong (which isn’t out of the question), we’re going to be streaming the Annie Awards live from LA tomorrow!  Hosted by Patton Oswalt!  Cool… »

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press release: TELETOON CANADA INC. AND TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC. BRING CARTOON NETWORK AND ADULT SWIM TO CANADA IN 2012

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Canadian Broadcaster launches new ad-supported channel with a platform-integrated and portable approach (Toronto, ON, February 2, 2012) – TELETOON Canada Inc. and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. today announced a partnership that will bring Cartoon Network and Adult Swim to Canadian television later this year. This new digital specialty network is a complementary, ad-supported channel with a… »

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