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Canadian Screen Awards 2018

By Mike Valiquette

The CSA’s wrapped up last night, after a series of ceremonies over the last week. Here’s the animation rundown. The Breadwinner picked up 4 awards out of a possible 6: – Anita Doron for Adapted Screenplay – Qais Essar & Joshua Hill for Original Song – Jeff Danna & Mychael Danna for Original Score -Nelson… »

events: Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of The End, Toronto Screening, December 3rd, 2017

By Mike Valiquette

Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of The End, Toronto Screening Cast and Crew in Attendance Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 7:00 PM–9:00 PM, Royal Cinema Continuing where the critically acclaimed cult TV series left off, Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of The End returns to Crowley Heights to find… »

jobby: Rigging Supervisor, Stellar Creative Labs, Vancouver

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Rigging Supervisor Stellar Creative Lab has just launched in Vancouver with a CG Animated feature. We live, breathe and love animation. A culture that is creative. A home for your talent. We mentor and train to help you meet your goals. We hire stars – work with the best in the industry. Work with Us!… »

jobby: Rigging Artists, Stellar Creative Lab, Vancouver

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Rigging Artists – All Levels Stellar Creative Lab has just launched in Vancouver with a CG Animated feature. We live, breathe and love animation. We are a culture that is creative, a home for your talent. We mentor and train to help you meet your goals. We hire stars – work with the best in… »

jobby: Rigging Artist, ON Animation Studio, Montreal

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About Us: Since 2013, ON Animation Studio has produced, developed and created the pipeline and tools used on the films “The Little Prince” (winner of the 2016 César for Best Animated Film) and “Mune” in Montreal. In 2016, we embarked on yet another adventure – operating as a full-fledged independent CG studio in the heart… »

jobby: Feature FX Animator (2D), DHX Studios, Vancouver

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DHX Media is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff dig into a wide variety of projects, from… »

jobby: 2D Compositor, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Date: October 25th, 2016 Position Title 2D Compositor Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character-driven stories to screens around the world. Our award winning, and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company, is looking for a 2D Compositing Artist who believe they have the artistic and technical skills to bring a feature film… »

jobby: Senior Harmony Animators, Chuck Gammage Animation, Toronto

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Chuck Gammage Animation is hiring Senior Harmony Animators for a feature! Feature experience preferred, solid Harmony skills needed. For more information please contact tanya@cganim.com…. »

press release: Indie sci-fi feature Nova Seed to open GIRAF12 festival of independent animation

By Mike Valiquette

Quickdraw Animation Society announces features and visiting artist for Calgary animation festival’s 12th year   The Quickdraw Animation Society’s annual GIRAF animation festival (a.k.a. the Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival) will kick off its 12th year on Thursday, November 24 with a screening of NOVA SEED, a sci-fi adventure story animated single-handedly by Canadian artist… »

from the internets: VICE on NOVA SEED

By Mike Valiquette

I finally saw Nova Seed at OIAF about a month ago. I missed it at TAAFI back in the spring, and have had a post in the drafts folder of the site half-written ever since. It’s amazing. The movie, not the post. The post starts by saying that Nova Seed is an important movie. And… »

jobby: Lead FX TD, Cinesite VFX, Montreal

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Lead FX TD, Cinesite VFX, Montreal Cinesite Montreal is seeking a Lead FX TD to oversee the work of our VFX FX team while providing technical and artistic leadership. The ideal candidate should be extremely organized and motivated, with the desire to work within a fast-paced team of highly-skilled and experienced artists. The Role: Work with both proprietary… »

jobby: FX TD, Cinesite VFX, Montreal

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FX TD, Cinesite VFX, Montreal Cinesite Montreal is seeking an FX TD to join our VFX team. The ideal candidate should be motivated and well-organized, with the desire to work within a fast-paced team of highly-skilled and experienced artists. The Role:  You will be working with both proprietary and commercial tools to create a range of… »

jobby: Editor, Cinesite Feature Animation, Montreal

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Editor, Cinesite Feature Animation, Montreal Cinesite Montreal is seeking a Feature Animation Editor. Ideal candidate is looking for an opportunity for a highly organized and motivated editor who enjoys being part of top quality and fast paced animation studio. The Role: Work closely with the Director, Head of Story, Art Director and other members of the production… »

jobby: DMP/Environment Artist, Cinesite VFX, Montreal

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DMP/Environment Artist, Cinesite VFX, Montreal Cinesite Montreal is seeking a DMP/Environment Artist to join our VFX team. The ideal candidate should be motivated and well-organized, with the desire to work within a fast-paced team of highly-skilled and experienced artists. The Role:  You will be to creating photo-realistic digital matte paintings and environments for feature films.   We’d like… »

jobby: Compositor, Cinesite VFX, Montreal

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Compositor, Cinesite VFX, Montreal The Role: You will be integrating live-action, 3D and digital matte painting elements to create the final shot. We’d like to talk to you if you have: Extensive working experience with node-based compositing systems. Nuke experience is essential A good understanding of photographic principles and CG Compositing techniques is essential Ability to… »

jobby: Cloth/Hair/Fur TD, Cinesite Feature Animation, Montreal

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Cloth/Hair/Fur TD, Cinesite Feature Animation, Montreal Cinesite Montreal is seeking a Cloth/Hair/Fur TD to join our Feature Animation team. The ideal candidate should be motivated and well-organized, with the desire to work within a fast-paced team of highly-skilled and experienced artists. The main focus of the position will be to set up and run hair, fur and cloth… »

jobby: CG Supervisor, Cinesite VFX, Montreal

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CG Supervisor, Cinesite VFX, Montreal Cinesite Montreal is seeking a CG Supervisor to direct and oversee the work of our VFX CG teams while providing technical and artistic leadership. The ideal candidate should be extremely organized and motivated, with the desire to work within a fast-paced team of highly-skilled and experienced artists. The Role:  You will direct… »

jobby: Background Designer, Cinesite Feature Animation, Montreal

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Background Designer, Cinesite Feature Animation, Montreal Cinesite Montreal is seeking a Background Designer to join our Feature Animation team. The ideal candidate should be motivated and well-organized, with the desire to work within a fast-paced team of highly-skilled and experienced artists. The Role:  You will be creating a unique world for a high-end, stylized Feature Animation film. We’d… »

jobby: Feature FX Animator (2D), DHX Studios, Vancouver

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DHX Studios – Feature FX Animator, 2D About Us DHX Media is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our… »

jobby: Design and Asset Coordinator, AIC Movie INC, Toronto

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Position: Design and Asset Coordinator  Start: Mid-June 2016 Description: The Design and Asset Coordinator assists the Producer and Production Manager with tracking and managing multiple departments on a Feature Film by maintaining the Production Data base, taking detailed notes from design and production meetings.  The role also requires constant communication with the artists from various departments and cross continental… »

The Little Prince’s Bumpy Ride, or: Distribution’s a Bitch.

By Mike Valiquette

Some of you went out to your local theatre last weekend and treated yourself to a screening of the latest retelling of the classic Antoine de Saint-Exupéry story, the Little Prince. It’s a great looking movie, a  CG/2D/Stop-Motion Animated Feature Film directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) with Production Design by Lou Romano (The… »

from the internets: The Little Prince, Made in Montreal

By Mike Valiquette

We didn’t give this a lot of coverage while it was happening, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think it’s exciting. March 18th will see the North American wide release of the latest feature adaptation of Anotine de Saint-Exupery’s famous novella, the Little Prince. It’s the fourth most translated book in the world and a… »

CINESITE Opening Feature Studio in Montreal

By Mike Valiquette

This is fairly significant news. It’s being reported around various outlets today (VARIETY) that European visual effects and animation studio Cinesite will be opening a feature animation division based in Montreal, with backing from the Quebec government. The studio will have a 9 picture production slate, beginning with KLAUS, based on the fan-favourite teaser released… »

jobby: Feature Design Generalist (2D), DHX Media, Vancouver

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DHX Studios is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff dig into a wide variety of projects, from… »

jobby: Experienced Film Previs Artists, Waterproof Studios, Vancouver

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Waterproof Studios is seeking experienced Previz Artists for a photoreal full CG feature film production. Selected artists will show a high skill level in the communication of animation and cinematography to create strong action oriented previz sequences. The ideal candidate: – 2+ years experience as a Previs Artist in a film production environment – Has… »

jobby: VFX Artist, Nitrogen Studios, Vancouver

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Position Overview: Nitrogen Studios Vancouver is looking for a VFX Artist to join us on a new CGI animated feature film, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s “Sausage Party”. The VFX Artist is responsible for designing and producing high quality effects animation and simulations involving particles, fluids, and rigid body dynamics. The ideal candidate has a… »

jobby: Feature Storyboard Artists, DHX Media, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette

DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is hiring Storyboard Artists for a new animated feature film – an epic, character-driven fantasy that will be animated in Toon Boom! It has comedy, action, and a huge existing fan base. What else can we tell you before you sign an NDA?   This is a chance to work with… »

from the internets: Animal Logic Opening in Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette

Score another one for Vancouver, and give the credit to a very healthy tax credit system. Nova Scotia, are y0u paying attention? According to this article in The Hollywood Reporter, Animal Logic, the studio that produced The Lego Movie, will have a shop up and running in Vancouver, BC as early as September. They expect… »

jobby: Animation Supervisor, Tangent Animation, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

Start Date: June (specifics, TBD) Job Title: Animation Supervisor Contract: careers@tangent-animation.com Salary: Based on experience.   Animation Supervisor Tangent Animation is making a feature film, working title ‘Run Ozzy Run,’ a canine comedy, which is also an exciting prison break picture! Senior staff at Tangent in Toronto were also senior staff on Toronto features like… »

Canadian Connection: How To Train Your Dragon II wins best animated feature at Golden Globes

By Mike Valiquette

And what makes this news to us? Director Dean Deblois, that’s what! Apart from also co-writing and co-directing Lilo & Stitch, Dean’s pure Canuck. He was born in Aylmer, Quebec (that’s just outside Ottawa) and started out as an assistant animator and layout artist for Hinton Animation Studios. According to his Wikipedia entry, he managed… »

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