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jobby: 2D FX Animator, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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 2D FX Animator (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios, Halifax Nova Scotia! Small town feel with big city amenities. Only minutes from the surfing beaches or the hiking trails. East Coast living at its best! Industry veterans and new grads working in a collaborative environment focusing on learning and career growth! We are looking for 2D FX Animators… »

jobby: 2D Harmony Animator, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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2D Harmony Animator (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios, Halifax Nova Scotia! Small town feel with big city amenities. Only minutes from the surfing beaches or the hiking trails. East Coast living at its best! Industry veterans and new grads working in a collaborative environment focusing on learning and career growth! We are looking for 2D Harmony Animators… »

jobby: 2D Harmony Animator, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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2D Harmony Animator (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios, Halifax Nova Scotia! Small town feel with big city amenities. Only minutes from the surfing beaches or the hiking trails. East Coast living at its best! Industry veterans and new grads working in a collaborative environment focusing on learning and career growth! We are looking for 2D Harmony Animators… »

jobby: 2D Flash Animator, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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2D Flash Animator (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios, Halifax Nova Scotia! Small town feel with big city amenities. Only minutes from the surfing beaches or the hiking trails. East Coast living at its best! Industry veterans and new grads working in a collaborative environment focusing on learning and career growth!   We are looking for 2D Flash… »

Call for Entries: Digital Animators of Nova Scotia Outstanding Achievement Awards

By Mike Valiquette

Call for entries for the DANS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Animation! Deadline: March 23rd. This category allows for commercial submissions, music videos, short films, YouTube content or any animated scene in a show or film produced in Nova Scotia. Based on overall artistic achievement in the field of digital animation, this award will shine… »

jobby: Character Builds Artist, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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Character Builds Artist (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios is an entertainment content development and production company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We produce original, high-quality animated content for television, feature film, and digital platforms. We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic full-time Character Builds Artists, to join the Copernicus team for an exciting… »

jobby: 2D Animator, Cartoon Conrad, Nova Scotia

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Cartoon Conrad is on the hunt for talented 2D Animators to work on several exciting new productions in Flash and Harmony! Position: 2D Animator Type: Full time, on site Start Date: January 2018 Contract Length: 5-12 months, depending on the production Location: Applicants accepted in this position must be a resident of Nova Scotia or… »

jobby: Character Designer, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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Character Designer (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios is an entertainment content development and production company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We produce original, high-quality animated content for television, feature film, and digital platforms. We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic full-time Character Designers, to join the Copernicus team for an exciting new Primetime… »

jobby: Background Designer, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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Background Designer (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios is an entertainment content development and production company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We produce original, high-quality animated content for television, feature film, and digital platforms. We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic full-time Background (BG) Designers, to join the Copernicus team for an exciting new… »

jobby: Storyboard Artist, Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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Storyboard Artist (Full-time, Fixed term Contract) Copernicus Studios is an entertainment content development and production company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We produce original, high-quality animated content for television, feature film, and digital platforms. We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic full-time Storyboard Artists, to join the Copernicus team for an exciting new Primetime… »

jobby: Storyboard Artist, Addison (Boulevard Productions), Nova Scotia

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Addison is a Flash Animated Series (10min/episode) looking for an experienced Storyboard Artist to join our team. Preference will be given to Nova Scotia residents and Canadian residency is required. Only experienced artists need apply. Please submit CVs to:… »

jobby: 2D FX Animator (Harmony), Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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2D FX Animator (Harmony), Copernicus Studios, Halifax Why us? Copernicus Studios offers a fun, energetic work environment, competitive compensation and growth opportunities in an exciting business backed by highly experienced, top-ranked industry professionals. Come join Copernicus Studios where it is our mission to deliver excellence! Previous experience with Toonboom is an asset but not a… »

jobby: 2D Animator, Huminah Huminah Animation Ltd, Dartmouth NS

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2D animator Employer Details: Huminah Huminah Animation Ltd  Huminah Huminah Animation is an artist-owned and operated full production studio. We have facilities in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Since 2004 we’ve been producing animated television shows and interactive content in 2D (Toonboom, Flash) and 3D. We’re specialized in broadcast animation production. With just… »

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Does Whatever a Spider Can! Spidey Redux, courtesy of a whole bunch of Halifax animators.

By Mike Valiquette

So cool to see this making the rounds. Gizmodo picked it up. Polygon posted about it. Something called the Awesomer shared it. And so did GeekTyrant. The Nerdist was all over it. Stan Lee even shared it! (or at least, whoever runs Stan’s Facebook page did) You get the picture. A bunch of animators did… »

jobby: 2D Key Animator (Harmony), Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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2D Key Animator (Harmony), Copernicus Studios, Halifax. Previous experience with Toonboom is an asset but not a necessity. This is a new high-quality animated series using a combination of character builds coupled with strong hand drawn posing and traditional animation elements. Working with fully assembled scenes with all the assets, models, and animatics, you will… »

jobby: 2D Animator (Harmony), Copernicus Studios, Halifax

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2D Animator (Harmony), Copernicus Studios, Halifax. Previous experience with Toonboom is an asset but not a necessity. This is a new high-quality animated series using a combination of character builds coupled with strong hand drawn posing and traditional animation elements. You will be responsible for taking the approved key poses of your assigned scenes and… »

Nova Scotia Tax Credit update: NS Gov Caught Changing Deal Terms Without Consultation, Appears to Give Zero F@#ks

By Mike Valiquette

From our pal Ron Doucet: SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE. So we were told that the announcement of the Animation “deal” was made public yesterday, but that it was simply to steal the attention from the PC Filibuster. The language in that release looked okay to us. The document was posted online for all to see…. »

Faces of Film Nova Scotia: Daniel Luke

By Mike Valiquette

I grew up in a small town an hour’s drive from Melbourne, Australia. I graduated from RMIT University Melbourne in 2008, and in 2012, at the age of 24, I moved to Nova Scotia in pursuit of my dream of working in the Canadian animation industry. It hurts that the proposed budget is making my… »

jobby: DHX Halifax is hiring.

By Mike Valiquette

BE different from the Rest! DHX Media (Halifax) enjoys its unique presence on the east coast. As the largest animation company in Canada’s Ocean Playground, we attract talented people who are passionate about animation, love adventure and want to experience all that life has to offer. Good talent is something we nurture, encourage and grow…. »

Faces of Film Nova Scotia: Rosemary Travale

By Mike Valiquette

Hi! My name is Rosemary Travale and I work in Halifax, Nova Scotia currently as a Layout Artist at DHX Media. I’m originally from Stoney Creek, Ontario and I went to Sheridan College for animation, graduating in 2014. I’m only a recent transplant to Halifax, moving here with my finacee at the very start of… »

Faces of Film Nova Scotia: MK Harris

By Mike Valiquette

Hi – my name is MK Harris! I’m 25 years old, and I just moved to Halifax in January to be a Key Poser at Copernicus Studios, in Halifax. I graduated from Sheridan College in Oakville around this time last year, but when I got the offer to work at Copernicus, I jumped at the… »

Faces of Film Nova Scotia: Aisling Doyle

By Mike Valiquette

I just moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia from Dublin, Ireland on 17th February 2015. I had no intention of coming to Canada as a temporary thing, a fleeting “Let’s have a lark in the Great White North and come home afterwards.” I came to Canada to build a life here and immigrate. I initially had… »

Faces of Film Nova Scotia: Jordan Shereck

By Mike Valiquette

Hello! My name is Jordan Shereck. I’m 22 years old and I’m an animator at Copernicus Studios, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I love my job and I don’t want to lose it. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to work at a studio where the people are so warm and friendly, and where I… »

Breaking Down the Nova Scotia Tax Credit Cut

By Mike Valiquette

Pulled this from Copernicus’ facebook feed, thought I’d share it here. I see many comments from the general public who see the tax credit as a hand out, and “if your industry needs heavy subsidy how is it successful?” Here’s how the NS tax credit worked: nova scotia 50% of labour +10% rural bonus(not HRM)+5%… »

Nova Scotia Film Rally: Right Now.

By Mike Valiquette

Screen Nova Scotia has organized a rally today in Halifax outside of Province House. It’s set to start at noon, and CBC is reporting that supporters are assembling now. Yesterday saw a confusing and disappointing series of events after representatives of the film industry met for two hours with Finance Minister Diane Whalen. Both sides… »

Nova Scotia Tax Credit Update: Cautious Optimism DOUBLE UPDATE: WE’RE STILL SCREWED

By Mike Valiquette

UPDATE: I take it all back. Nova Scotia Finance Minister Whalen apparently was having a whole different conversation and is basically sticking to her guns. She agrees that the new system doesn’t work for the film industry, but it still works for the government. So nothing. Her mouth is moving, and words are falling out… »

Faces of Film Nova Scotia: Carmen Cameron

By Mike Valiquette

Hello folks, My name is Carmen Cameron, an animator here in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I’m from Parrsboro, and moved to Halifax when I was 18 to attend college, where I learned 2D and 3D animation. For the last three years, I have been working at Copernicus Studios as an animator, and I have never felt… »

Faces of Film Nova Scotia: Amanda Hildisheim

By Mike Valiquette

Hey Guys, My name is Amanda Hildisheim and I always knew I would be in the art industry. I’ve been here in Halifax almost two years working at Copernicus Studios Inc. I’ve worked on 6 different animated shows. I have learned so much and am progressing well in the industry. I love staying in Halifax… »

Faces of Film Nova Scotia: Alyssa Penney

By Mike Valiquette

A little under 3 and a half years ago I got an email saying I was hired to work as an animator on a new show starting about a week from that point. I was nervous and scared to leave home, but in a matter of days I picked up everything with the help of… »

Faces of Film Nova Scotia: Shannon Perry

By Mike Valiquette

Nineteen years out west. It was after nineteen years out west, at the age of 25, that I finally got the chance to move back to Nova Scotia. The decision to do so was easy; I have so much family out here, and even though I left the province at the age of six, I… »

Faces of Film Nova Scotia: We Strengthen Nova Scotia

By Mike Valiquette

The Digital Animators of Nova Scotia (DANS) are sharing many of the faces of the industry in this latest… »

Faces of Film Nova Scotia: Cartoon Conrad

By Mike Valiquette

Monday morning shout out to my pals at Cartoon Conrad in Nova… »

Faces of Film Nova Scotia: Ron Doucet

By Mike Valiquette

The fight’s not over. Share your story. Send us your story, we’ll post it here. I’ve been working in the animation industry for over 15 years here in Nova Scotia. This is back when the television animation industry had just begun here in the province. I started out as a 2D digital animator, and later… »

RIP: Nova Scotia TV and Film Industry “There is no tomorrow.”

By Mike Valiquette

A reaction piece from the Chronicle Herald featuring Marc Almon, Chair of Screen Nova Scotia. And just like that, things are looking dire. I’ve been speaking to friends on the east coast, asking whether this is a death knell or something that can me managed. It’s going to be tough, and the sentiment is that… »

Nova Scotia Film Tax Credit at Risk

By Mike Valiquette

We haven’t been covering this, and that’s inexcusable. Today, Nova Scotia will be presenting it’s new provincial budget, and as is often the case, the film tax credit is being eyed as a target for belt-tightening. Yes, the credit is responsible for a spend of 24 million dollars, a savings that any government would like… »

jobby: 2D Animators (Harmony), Copernicus Studios, Halifax, NS

By Mike Valiquette

Copernicus is looking for a few Toonboom Animators to fill remaining positions on a new production beginning this month. Previous experience with Toonboom is an asset but not a necessity. This is a new high-quality animated series using a combination of character builds coupled with strong hand drawn posing and traditional animation elements. Inbetweeners will… »

jobby: 2D Key Animator (Harmony), Copernicus Studios, Halifax, NS

By Mike Valiquette

Copernicus is looking for a few Toonboom Key animators to fill remaining positions on a new production beginning this month. Previous experience with Toonboom is an asset but not a necessity. This is a new high-quality animated series using a combination of character builds coupled with strong hand drawn posing and traditional animation elements. Posers… »

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