Tag: interview

from the internets: Frederator Interview with Ali Kellner

Ali Kellner is a Toronto based artist, Sheridan grad, and filmmaker. Her student film, Nana, has been really connecting with festival audiences over the last year, and it’s easy to see she’s a talent to watch. Frederator, in its increasing…

from the internets: Frederator Talks to Animation Director Elise Simard

Interesting to see Montreal animation director Elise Simard getting some attention from the gang at Frederator. There’s a terrific interview with Elise up on the Frederator tumblr, here’s the link: http://frederator-studios.frederator.com/tagged/Canadian_animation Go read it.

Startoon Cartoon Podcast: Brent Butt talking about comics, cartoons, and Corner Gas Animated

Startoon’s latest Cartoon Podcast is up, and this week it’s an interview with comedian Brent Butt. We get to hear a lot about Brent’s relationship with animation. He started out drawing as a kid, spent 4 days at Sheridan College…

Gradfilm Showcase: Luggage & Interview with Tracy Harris

Grad film season is upon us yet again. With Calart films popping up on the web and Sheridan Industry day 2016 happening very soon, lets warm up with one from last year, Luggage (2015) by Tracy Harris. Interview to follow…

Showcase: Lost Daughter & Interview with Dylan Glynn

I knew little of Dylan when I was at Sheridan (I was two years ahead) but it didn’t take long for me to notice his great sense of art when I saw his beautiful illustration. More than that, I love…

Creator Profile: Terrificland’s Dan Dillabough

The Bite On Mondo webseries programme is nearing the deadline for their last call for submissions. Leading up to the deadline they’ve been sharing access to a bunch of their creators. Today, we’ve got a Q & A with Terrificland…

from the internets: Flooby Nooby talks to Copernicus’ Murray Bain on the release of “Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo”

Just in time for the holiday season, a great new animated music video from the gang at Copernicus for David Myles’ Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo”, plus an interview over at Flooby Nooby! http://floobynooby.blogspot.ca/2014/12/david-myles-santa-never-brings-me-banjo.html?m=1

from the internets: Interview with Joel Mackenzie

Fantastic Music Videos has an interview with Fantastic Music Video maker Joel Mackenzie. It’s fantastic. http://fantasticmusicvideos.com/post/103466483729/director-interview-joel-mackenzie?utm_content=buffer54d71&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Amir Avni’s McLaren retrospective available online

In honour of the legendary Canadian-by-way-of-Scottish animation pioneer, Norman McLaren’s 100th birthday, animator Amir Avni put together a wonderful tribute that was presented at this year’s Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI). I wasn’t able to catch it there, but…

from the internets: It’s Mark Mayerson day!

Mark Mayerson did an Animatic TO event in March: Don’t Pitch To the Buyer, Pitch To the Audience. It was great. I always enjoy getting Mark’s side of things, despite wanting to argue a couple of points with him. We…

from the internets: AWN talks to Jonathan Ng

Jonathan Ng is one of those guys who’s always got a project on the go. One of those projects, Requiem For Romance, has been shortlisted for the Oscars. AWN posted an interview with him last week. Here it is: http://www.awn.com/animationworld/jonathan-ng-talks-requiem-romance…

from the internets: Guys with Pencils talk to Adam Brown

Remember Calvin & Hobbes? Remember that sweet animated clip of them dancing that the internets loved soooo much a few weeks back?! Well, Guys with Pencils want to remind you, and more! On their latest podcast, they talk to Adam…

Bite on Mondo: the start of a conversation with Josh Bowen

As announced earlier today, Mondo Media has teamed up with Toronto-based Blue Ant Media in a joint production called Bite on Mondo (Blue Ant owns the comedy-oriented TV channel Bite, thus the name). It’s an ambitious endeavour that’s aimed at…

Michael Fukushima at Reel Asian Film Festival

Following part one of our interview with Michael Fukushima, we present, care of Grayden Laing, Michael’s presentation at this year’s Reel Asian International Film Festival.  Michael is the first producer to be honoured by the festival.  Traditionally they recognize directors.…

A conversation with Michael Fukushima

Last week felt like Michael Fukushima Week here at Canadian Animation Resources.  He was in town being honoured by the Reel Asian International Film Festival, and I had a two day period that was pretty much all him.  For those…

from the internets: Sandra Loke on Animation Insider

So the other day, Animation Insider drew my attention with a Dave Merritt interview.  As is usually the case, I started poking around to see who else had recently been subjected to the Insider questionnaire.  I found another Canadian: Sandra…

from the internets: Guys With Pencils interview Colin Jack

It’s an audio extravaganza today! The Guys With Pencils podcast had a visitor last week in Toronto’s Colin Jack.  Colin’s an aces designer and story man.  He does kid’s book illustration, and was responsible for the art side of “Fifi…

from the internets: Jon Klassen on Cartoon Brew

Great interview by Chris Arrant with Toronto-based artist Jon Klassen over on Cartoon Brew.  Jon’s an animation guy who’s moved into illustration and pretty much kicks ass.  I’m a fan. Go read. Here’s the link.

from the internets: Rob Davies on Animation Insider

Got another Insider interview for you.  This one’s with Rob Davies.  Rob’s one of the founders of Vancouver’s Atomic Cartoons, and also the guy who gave me my first job in this business back when he was a young hotshot…

Checking in with Kevin Parry

I’ve been meaning to post this chat I shared with Kevin Parry.  It’s been a busy year for Kevin, with a lot of well-deserved attention from his first film, the Arctic Circle, and the release of a new film, a…

A conversation with Nick Cross, part II

A while back, I posted part I of my conversation with indie-director, Nick Cross.  Here’s part two.  Nick’s got less than a month left on his IndieGoGo fundraising campaign to finance his next film, an ambitious attempt at producing an…

A conversation with Nick Cross, part I

Back on April fourth, we reported filmmaker Nick Cross’ announcement that he was embarking on the production of his latest film, Black Sunrise.  Regular readers will be familiar with Nick and his work, along with my clear and unabashed bias…

profile: Kevin Parry

Last week I posted a fantastic film in the showcase, the Arctic Circle,  by Toronto’s Kevin Parry.  Months back, Kevin was good enough to take some time to chat with me about himself and the film.  Not long after,  …

profile: Kris Pearn

image © ken bautista EDIT NOTE: This article was originally run in the Spring 2007 issue of Apatoons , a closed-loop a.p.a., and the longest running animation related publication in American history. With permission from all those involved, we’ve managed…