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Gradfilms 2020: In Paint, by Aldi Abujan

By Mike Valiquette

I’m going to try to share as many of these as I can, as they’re starting to pop up online, but yeah, it’s Grad Film Season! And first up is a short film from Sheridan grad Aldi Abujan, In Paint. It’s lovely. I just saw it and couldn’t wait to share. Have a watch. Really… »

Showcase: Nana, by Ali Kellner

By Mike Valiquette

I’m super excited to share this with you guys. Nana is a standout film, from a standout creator. Ali Kellner made this very personal and poignant film during her final year at Sheridan, and it’s been on the festival circuit for a loooong time. Take a look at all the laurels, it shows. But it’s… »

gradfilm showcase: Jack the Rabbit, by Steven Woolley (Algonquin)

By Mike Valiquette

A few months back I was visiting my hometown, Ottawa, and booked in a few hours to go and pay a visit to my pals over at Algonquin College. I taught there for a while, about 6 or 7 years ago. I had a strange cross section of classes. Acting for Animation, and Business of… »

gradfilm showcase: Beauty, by Alice Lemma (Sheridan)

By Mike Valiquette

I’m really thrilled to see so many of the films from last week’s Sheridan Gradshow actually online. A lot of grads hold off due to somewhat archaic festival rules. I’m 3 for 3 on some of my favourites so far. So here’s Beauty, by Alice Lemma. Amazing work. Easily one of my favourites from this… »

gradfilm showcase: Veggiemancer, by Justin Chan (Sheridan)

By Mike Valiquette

Veggiemancer was another standout at the Sheridan Industry Day this year. Great design and colour styling, solid storytelling, and excellent animation. Justin Chan did a really great job on this one. I’m now a fan. VEGGIEMANCER from Justin C on Vimeo.   VEGGIEMANCER: MAKING OF from Justin C on… »

gradfilm showcase: Blue, by Jason McLean (Sheridan)

By Mike Valiquette

This is beautiful. Great work by Jason McLean. Blue. from Jason McLean on Vimeo. There;s a great interview with Jason over here on Character Design… »

gradfilm showcase: Chums, by Raymond Lefebvre

By Mike Valiquette

It’s Thursday. Want to watch a cartoon? Here’s Chums, Ramond Lefebvre‘s grad film from this past spring at Sheridan. Splodey! CHUMS from Raymond Lefebvre on… »

gradfilm showcase: The Casebook of Nips and Porkington, by Melody Wang

By Mike Valiquette

Some very creative storytelling, accompanied by rock solid design and animation, from Sheridan grad Melody Wang. The Casebook of Nips & Porkington (2015) from Melody Wang on… »

Gradfilm Showcase: Stay Positive, by Tom Henderson

By Mike Valiquette

Another favourite from Sheridan: Stay Positive, by Tom Henderson. Clearly a David OReilly fan, and it’s evident in more than just the use of rigs. I smelt it in the pacing right away. “‘Stay Positive” – 4th year Thesis Film from Tom on Vimeo. Some background on the film… »

gradfilm showcase: Spaceman Spence, by Luke Coleman

By Mike Valiquette

Love this. Love the Euro/Bande Animee crossed with Kirby goodness. Nicely done Luke! Spaceman Spence from Luke Coleman on… »


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