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jobby: Production Coordinators, Stellar Creative Lab, Vancouver

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Production Coordinators – All Levels 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…. »

jobby: Production Manager, Stellar Creative Lab, Vancouver

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Production Manager 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…. »

STARTOON CARTOON PODCAST: Behind the Scenes of Running a Studio in Canada

By Mike Valiquette

Over on the Startoon Cartoon Podcast (something else we do that’s pretty much the exact same content we’d like to be producing for CAR), we spoke with Morghan Fortier of Tinman Creative Studios, Hector Herrera of Together Words + Pictures, Kyle MacDougall of Jam Filled, and Style5′s Sam Chou. These guys all operate studios of… »

jobby: Line Producer, Flying Bark Productions, Sydney, Australia

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Flying Bark Productions is a prolific independent producer on the international stage  with a successful legacy of creating iconic animated children’s entertainment since 1968. We operate as a full-service production facility across feature films, television and a diverse range of digital content both short-form and longer-form. Our expertise is in producing projects from initial concept… »

jobby: Production Manager, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Title: Production Manager Guru Studio, the animation powerhouse behind global hits Paw Patrol and Justin Time, is looking for a Production Manager who will be responsible for supporting the Producer with all aspects of a 3D series. This role reports directly to the Line Producer. Responsibilities: Organize, attend, and prepare detailed notes for production meetings… »

jobby: Production Manager, Oasis Animation, Montreal

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Production Manager (Permanent role) Join Oasis Animation!  The Production Manager is responsible of supervising the production team from scripts through to the end of the animation process, as well as post-production. He plans and organizes the work to do ensuring the deadlines are met and the budget is respected. He is also in charge of… »

jobby: Line Producer, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

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Line Producer – Job Description Industrial Brothers is hiring! We are looking for an experienced full-time in house Line Producer. The Line Producer is responsible for managing the schedule and budget of the production. Reporting to the Head of Production, the Line Producer will be tasked with overseeing all aspects of the series from script… »

jobby: Production Manager, DHX Studios, Vancouver

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DHX Media’s animation studios are recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff can dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re… »

jobby: VFX Production Coordinator, AIC Studios, Toronto

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VFX PRODUCTION COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION: AIC Studios’ top notch visual effects team produces the latest and most innovative visual effects and CGI in both live action and animation. From pre-production, design, pre-visualization and on-set services to sophisticated composites and detailed digital matte paintings, we help to bring our clients’ vision to life. VFX Production Coordinator Responsibilities: The VFX Production Coordinator assists with the… »

jobby: Production Coordinator, Pipeline Studios, Hamilton

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Pipeline Studios, “Surf with the Best” Production Coordinator   Pipeline is looking for skilled and passionate Production Coordinator to join its growing team. Pipeline is an industry leader and creates some of the most innovative projects currently on the market, delivering over 2000 minutes of high quality content per year; credited to our solid reputation… »

jobby: Production Assistant, Chuck Gammage Animation, Toronto

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Chuck Gammage Animation is hiring a Production Assistant to help work on the studio’s various projects. Approximately 30 hours a week (negotiable). Experience or aptitude working in various software programs, such as Google Docs, Toonboom Harmony, Adobe, etc. Ideal candidate should have at least 1-year experience in an office environment or applicable schooling. For more… »

jobby: Production Coordinator, Yowza Animation, Toronto

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Yowza Animation – Production Coordinator Job description We are currently looking for a responsible coordinator. This is a unique opportunity for a highly skilled and motivated worker who will enjoy contributing to a challenging and rewarding series. Start date: Jan 2017 Est. end date: July 2017 Term of employment: full-time in-house (40-45 hours a week)… »

jobby: Supervising Producer, 9Story Media Group, Toronto

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Supervising Producer 9 Story Media Group is an industry leading creator, producer and distributor of award-winning animated and live action content for young audiences around the world. 9 Story has produced over 900 animated and live action episodes, seen on some of the world’s most respected children’s channels. Job Title: Supervising Producer Start Date: TBD… »

jobby: Line Producer, Spin Master Entertainment, Toronto

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Line Producer   About Spin Master Spin Master is a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer™ Dino, Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, Air Hogs®, and 2015 Toys of The Year, Bunchems and… »

jobby: Production Manager, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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Production Manager To provide and frequently adapt a detailed plan for the delivery of a project to the visual effects producer, supervisors and individual artists. Responsibilities Create a detailed plan for the short to medium term and provide to Supervisors and Leads. Ensure the team understands the goals and deadlines for the show, R&D projects… »

jobby: Production Coordinator, Chuck Gammage Animation, Toronto

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Chuck Gammage Animation is moving to Toronto and looking for an experienced Production Coordinator from August 2016 to August 2017. There is also the possibility of a F/T position at the end of the contract. We are a small boutique studio specializing in Traditional 2D animation, (yes we still work with paper and pencil, but… »

jobby: Line Producer, Spinmaster, Toronto

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Job Title:              Line Producer Location:               Toronto   About Spin Master Corp. Spin Master (TSX:TOY) is a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Bakugan, Air Hogs®, Spin Master Games™… »

jobby: Designers, Riggers, Modelers, Storyboard Artists, Production Manager, Production Coordinator, Industrial Brothers, Toronto

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Industrial Brothers is hiring! We are hiring for our new 3D animated pre-school series beginning production immediately. We are looking for the following experienced & talented crew: Designers 2D/3D, both character and background **hiring immediately**  Storyboard Artists  Storyboard Revisionist  Modelers Riggers Texture/Surfacing Artists Production Manager Production Coordinator   All crew must have at least 2-5… »

jobby: VP of Production, Guru Studio, Toronto

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VP of Production Guru is a Toronto-based entertainment company known for its top-tier animation quality and award winning content such as: Justin Time and PAW Patrol.  Our exceptional work is produced by artists at the top of their game striving to be the best in the business, and we’re inviting a leader to join our… »

jobby: Production Coordinator, Switch VFX, Toronto

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Switch VFX is looking for a production coordinator to work on exciting projects for Nickelodeon’s, Sy-Fy Channel and other clients. Start date: immediately End date: TBD (long term) Term of employment: full-time in-house Salary: based on experience Job Responsibilities The coordinator will be assisting with managing the production and will be responsible for tracking all… »

The Big News: Toonz Software Goes Open Source

By Mike Valiquette

This is everywhere, and it seems to be pretty great. Toonz software, the animation software used by only the greatest animation studio of all time, Studio Ghibli, will be made available for free via an open source version beginning on March 26th. The version is called TOONZ Studio Ghibli Version, and it will include features… »

jobby: Production Manager, Gallus Toronto, Toronto

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Gallus Entertainment is a Canadian CG animation studio located in Downtown Toronto. Gallus Toronto is looking for a Production Manager to work on our latest animated series Luna Petunia (Cirque Du Soleil, 44 episodes X 11mins) for NETFLIX. – Start date : April 4th, 2016 – Contract Duration : 14 months   Production Manager The… »

jobby: Production Manager, Arc Productions, Toronto

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Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in Toronto, Ontario Canada is looking for a Production Manager to join our team. With over 500 artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent producers to life… »

jobby: Production Manager, DHX Media, Vancouver

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DHX Media’s animation studios are recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff can dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re… »

jobby: Feature Production Coordinator, AIC Movie, Toronto

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AIC STUDIOS  Located in Toronto, Ontario, AIC Studios is a part of AIC Movie, a group of Canadian companies specializing in the financing, production, post-production and distribution of feature films, television programs and animated series. Blending innovative technology with inspired artists and producers, AIC Studios is the newest and most energized digital studio in Toronto. Since… »

jobby: Vice President of Production, Guru Studio, Toronto

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Guru is a Toronto-based entertainment company known for its top-tier animation quality and award winning content such as: Justin Time and PAW Patrol. Our exceptional work is produced by artists at the top of their game striving to be the best in the business, and we’re inviting a leader to join our studio as our… »

jobby: Production Manager, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

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PRODUCTION MANAGER – ANIMATION Portfolio Entertainment is crewing up for some fantastic projects for 2016. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Production Manager to manage series production on the animation studio floor. Duties include managing artists and animators, workflow process, and production progress and tracking so that animation is completed on schedule, while maintaining… »

Events: YMA (Youth Media Alliance) Conference, next week in Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

Next week is the YMA Conference in Toronto, and they’ve lined up a solid list of speakers and panels for those interested in getting real insight into how television (and other media) for kids gets made. Here’s the latest press release: Workshop: How to make TV that lasts Presented by IPF, the workshop How to… »

jobby: Production Manager, Gallus Entertainment, Sudbury ON

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Gallus Entertainment is a Canadian CG animation studio located in Ontario Canada. Gallus Sudbury studio is looking for an Experienced Production Manager to manage the production of our latest 2D & 3D animated series.   Production Manager Start dates range from Nov 23rd to early January. The Production Manager will oversee/guide the Production Coordinators and… »

jobby: Production Coordinator, Legend 3D, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

The Production Coordinator implements the schedule of production shots for an assigned show. The Coordinator will partner with the Depth Lead, and Lead Stereo Compositor, and Associate Stereographer to take ownership of the production schedule and budget of assigned shots from launch to completion. Coordinators play an integral part of show communication and ensure that… »

jobby: Supervising Producer, Spin Master Entertainment, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

Job Title: Supervising Producer, Spin Master Entertainment Reports to: Senior Director Production, Toronto Term: rolling contract (initial term 1 year)  Spin Master Entertainment has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Animation Supervising Producer to join our vibrant team in the Toronto office. DESCRIPTION OF ROLE: Responsible for the day-to-day supervision of certain current series productions… »

jobby: Production Coordinator, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette

Production Coordinator Ottawa, Canada – We are currently seeking a professional and highly dynamic Coordinator to join our world class production team.  The Production Coordinator will assist the Production Manager in the organization and day to day operation of both pre-production and animation pipelines, providing effective administrative support, problem solving, and solutions.  The ideal candidate for… »

jobby: Producer, Nelvana, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

Nelvana Limited A CORUS Entertainment Company Producer 12 Month Contract Position   The Producer is responsible for managing all physical aspects of production including; budgets, schedules and day-to-day operations. Working with the Supervising Producer they are responsible for ensuring productions deliver on time and budget meeting decided creative expectations.   RESPONSIBILITIES: Supporting creative vision and… »

Jobby: Production Manager, Little Tugboat, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

“The Adventures of Napkin Man” is returning for season 2. We are looking to add to our growing crew. In the coming weeks we will be interviewing qualified candidates for the role of Production Manager Skills/Qualifications: -excellent organizational, leadership & multi-tasking skills -track animation progress/workflow -data management -maintain/update tracking documents -liaise with animators & producers… »

jobby: Production Coordinator, Guru Studio, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

Production Coordinator 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 PRODUCTION COORDINATOR who is responsible for supporting the Production crew for an animated television series production. This role reports directly to the… »

jobby: Production Coordinator, DHX Media, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette

Production Coordinator DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows. With more than 250 employees and multiple projects on the go – including Looped, My Little Pony, and Littlest Pet Shop – we’re bustling! We have great events like our annual Art Show… »

from the internets: Over the Garden Wall BG Paint tutorial by Nick Cross

By Mike Valiquette

There’s a great little BG painting tutorial up on Nick Cross’ Tumblr. It’s a process piece he put together for painters on Over the Garden Wall. Check it out… »

CAR Presents: Redesigning Looney Tunes with Jessica Borutski

By Mike Valiquette

Today is the last day of TAAFI’s 48 hr workshop sale on all workshops – $75 (regularily $99). The price goes up today (Tuesday) at midnight. The panels look great this year, but I’d be doing ourselves a disservice here if I didn’t point out that Canadian Animation Resources is a presenting sponsor for the… »

NFB’s Filmmaker Assistance Program Guidelines

By Mike Valiquette

There’s been a few changes to the National Film Board’s Filmmaker Assistance Program guidelines. For those who don’t know, the FAP is “not a funding (cash) program. Assistance is offered in the form of technical services, up to a maximum cash value of $3,000 or $5,000 depending on the region in which you reside.” In… »

TONIGHT: Robbie Anderson talks Production Kung Fu at the Rhino (Toronto)

By Mike Valiquette

Canadian Animation Resources’ very own, Robbie Anderson, is giving a talk tonight in Toronto at the Rhino on Queen West in Parkdale. Robbie is, in my very humble opinon, the very best production person in the business. He’s the Harvey Keitel of cartoons, a “cleaner” called in to fix other people’s messes, and he does… »

events: Animatic TO, Robbie Anderson shares his Production Kung Fu

By Mike Valiquette

Animatic TO is back with another event! This time you’ll get to know the zen art of production from a true master: Mr Robbie Anderson. Here’s the event page. And here’s the info: Robbie Anderson: Pipeline Developer Extraordinaire! With over 30 years of work experience, and close to 700 episodes of broadcast shows and films… »

press release: Tanya Green upped to VP Production at 9Story

By Mike Valiquette

A big congratulations to Tanya Green at 9Story for the promotion. Tanya is one of the nicest and hardest-working people in this business, and this is one case of a press release barely doing justice to the subject. Way to go Tanya! Mike 9 Story Entertainment promotes Tanya Green to VP Production   Toronto, Canada… »

Puppet Building Workshop with Carla Veldman, presented by TAIS, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

The Toronto Animated Image Society regularly presents workshops on a variety of subjects. Coming up next month, for instance, is a puppet-building workshop presented by stop-motion animator Carla Veldman. Carla is the film-maker behind Dog Walker. Dog Walker – The Most Loyal from Carla Veldman on Vimeo. Here are the details for the workshop. Check… »

events: Building Digital Media Leaders, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

I’m long over due posting about this, but there’s a new initiative in Toronto that looks kind of interesting:   Producers, Production Managers, Assistant Production Managers and Department Supervisors who are looking to advance in their careers in digital media are invited to attend a pilot program being offered by Sheridan College and Digital Media… »

from the internets: the best god-damned thing I’ve read about in forever.

By Mike Valiquette

Or, Fuck Yeah Fox. Say what you will about the content they’ve been previewing online. Axe Cop may not be your cup of tea, nor perhaps Apollo Guantlet. But the situation that is playing out at Fox in LA sounds amazing. The confidence the network has put in the hands of their designated shepherds, Nick… »

from the internets: J.J. Sedelmaier talks Lightboxes and Peg Bars

By Mike Valiquette

Imprint magazine has a great article by New York animator J.J. Sedelmaier that features an awesome array of animation discs and setups that are drifting into antiquity.  You young’uns won’t barely recognize most of this stuff, but it’s great to see it all laid out.  No Canadian connection mentioned in the article, but I’ll add… »

from the internets: Animation Production Insight, from Echo Bridge

By Mike Valiquette

Steve Valdez runs Echo Bridge Pictures.  They’re a boutique animation studio out of Florida.  Yeah, I know that’s not in Canada, but I’m not going to hold it against him.  Steve’s an honorary Canadian in my book.  I met him a few years ago at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, an event he tries to… »

Benj Arcand’s WACKATDOO

By Mike Valiquette

Our pals at Cartoon Brew have an admirable policy about not posting links to online funding campaigns.  They keep it very black and white, as I’m sure they need to.  We at Canadian Animation Resources, however, have no such policy. We don’t post every campaign we come across, and I wish I could tell you… »

events: “More For Less with ToonBoom”, September 17, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

Toon Boom CEO Joan Vogelesang, and CTO Francisco Del Cueto, will present “More for Less with Toon Boom.”As the animation software global leader, Toon Boom acts as the glue that binds content creators, producers and educators together. Come and learn about the current state of the animation industry, and discover the role animation plays in… »

Grojband behind the scenes, from Fresh TV

By Mike Valiquette

The guys at Fresh TV (Total Drama everything) are good at PR.  Right now, over on their blog, they’re sharing some behind the scenes info and images for their newest offering, GrojBand!  Developed by Neptoon Studios, GrojBand! is the latest from Todd Kauffman and Mark Thornton. I’m pointing this out because, while it’s not giving… »

profile: Kris Pearn

By sir warren b leonhardt

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 to get a Canadian Animation Resources exclusive! *Be sure to read through to the end… »

The Production Bible.

By Rob Anderson

Or: there are more than ten commandments in this one. There are many bibles that exist in a production, with many more rules than the ten from the Christian bible. I prefer to call them Manifestos. These Bibles/Manifestos are used to create a baseline or fundamental guide for everyone involved in a production to follow…. »

The perfect wave.

By Rob Anderson

Or: when it all goes right! I realized the other day that most of my articles are focused on the things that can or do go wrong with a production. While I consider myself somewhat of a cynic I also like to think of myself as having an optimistic side. Otherwise why keep at it… »

Nick Cross shares his process

By Mike Valiquette

Anyone who reads here regularly knows what a fan I am of the work of animator Nick Cross.  Nick has made some amazing films over the years(Waif of Persephone, Yellowcake), and is currently hard at work on his latest, the Pig Farmer.  Nick has always been very forthcoming with the process behind his films, sharing… »

Know your role

By Rob Anderson

Or: Weren’t you supposed to take care of that? I enjoy being a part of a small company. In a startup the roles that everyone play can be very wide and fluid. An artist can do everything from board to final animation. You learn tons fast and get to have your fingers in as many… »

Global Game Jam experience. By Rob Anderson

By Rob Anderson

Or: there is such a thing as too much coffee. This past weekend I decided to get involved in the Global Game Jam. It isn’t a competition or a contest but a global challenge. Here in their words is what it is about: The Global Game Jam (GGJ) was founded in 2008 as an IGDA… »

Finding the pressure points. By Rob Anderson

By Rob Anderson

Or: Critical chain management methodology for animation production. I have mentioned before the data on the % of projects that are considered a failure or that go over budget for various reasons (32% success rate, 44% over budget and 24%failure, source) I feel that part of the issue is the way that we create schedules… »

File structure and file naming. By Rob Anderson

By Rob Anderson

Or: TZ_2010_SC_22_fx_prt_02_walk_3_4_back_blue_V_23_good_Final_rev_latest._Friday_6 I love computers. Either Mac or PC. I’m not one of those folks who feel they have to hate one over the other. The biggest advantage- and also failure- of programs are their ability to allow the user to find many different ways to get the same thing done. This is a good… »

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