Tag Archive

jobby: Curriculum Developer-Animation Arts, Red Deer College, Alberta

By admin

RDC is Now Hiring a Curriculum Developer – Animation Arts Red Deer College (RDC) is developing an Applied Degree in Animation Arts and Visual Effects and is looking for multiple content experts to provide advice on the course learning outcomes developed to date and to work with the Animation and Visual Effects Curriculum Development Lead… »

WATCH THIS! Sheridan College Industry Day Promo 2016

By Mike Valiquette

Lots of great stuff teased in here. Can’t wait to see the films. Sheridan College Industry Day Commercial 2016 from Jessica Mao on… »

jobby: Part-time Animation Instructor, Seneca College, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

Seneca College, School of Creative Arts and Animation Part-time Animation Instructor   Position: Animation Instructor (Part-time, Contract)-2D Vector Animation (Toon Boom); 2D and 3D Character Design; Design for Animation   Position Overview: Reporting to the Chair, School of Creative Arts and Animation, the part time instructor will be responsible for providing academic leadership in the… »

jobby: Instructors, Capilano University, North Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette

Capilano University in North Vancouver is looking for industry veteran instructors who are committed to developing the new 3D animation for film and games 2-year diploma. If you have the passion, drive, and experience to inspire a new generation of 3D artists and animators then we are looking for you to help us build a… »

jobby: Program Head, Electronic Arts, Visual College of Art and Design, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette

 The Visual College of Art and Design Vancouver (VCAD) is an innovative and dynamic Vancouver-based college of creative applied arts. Our Art and Design diploma programs cover the fashion, graphic and web design, interior design, and animation industries. We are currently seeking a full time Program Head for our Electronic Arts department. This department includes… »

jobby: Animation Instructor – 3D Animation and Visual Effects, Vancouver Film School, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette

Animation Instructor 3D Animation & Visual Effects Job Scope: Reporting to the Senior Animator, the Instructor is responsible for delivering curriculum effectively and providing feedback to students. Core Responsibilities -Working from a course outline, develop lesson plans detailing what will be taught and how the course material will be delivered -Work closely with the Senior… »

Coming up next week: Toon Boom Masterclasses at Max the Mutt, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

Toon Boom Master Classes at Max the Mutt in August! Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design and Toon Boom Animation invite you to participate to one of the training sessions we are organizing this summer. These Master Classes are designed to give you a good knowledge of the leading Toon Boom professional products… »

Gradfilm Showcase: Happy Unhappy, by Jean Liang

By Kyu-bum Lee

Happy Unhappy. Jean Liang‘s film completed at Sheridan College. I’ve been waiting to see this film for awhile and now it’s publicly available for all to enjoy. Fantastic art direction and story telling. Great work,… »

Gradfilm Showcase: Lift Me Up, by Eden Esposo

By Kyu-bum Lee

Sheridan 2014 Graduate Eden Esposo‘s film Lift Me… »

Gradfilm Showcase: Plugin, by Sergio Di Bitetto

By Mike Valiquette

Another on from VFS: Plugin by Sergio Di Bitetto. Plugin – VFS Mix version from Sergio Di Bitetto on… »

Gradfilm Showcase: Solace, by Nneka Myers

By Mike Valiquette

Another Sheridan film: Solace, by Nneka Myers. I really like this one. Solace from Nneka Myers on… »

Gradfilm Showcase: Yeti For Breakfast, by Josh Adler

By Mike Valiquette

Josh Adler, from Vancouver Film School, sent us a link to his film: Yeti For Breakfast.  It’s short, solid, and goes a little dark at the end. Yeti For Breakfast from Josh Adler on… »

Studio Day at Algonquin College tomorrow! Grad Show on Friday!

By Mike Valiquette

If you’re in Ottawa, check out my old gang at Algonquin! Studio day tomorrow, and open to the public on Friday at the Observatory Pub…. »

Sheridan is offering summer workshops: Drawing for Animators

By Mike Valiquette

Drawing for Animators Workshop: July 7-31 Learn from leaders in animation education and let them help you produce a competitive portfolio and enhance your drawing skills. The workshop includes four modules: life drawing, perspective drawing, character design and storyboarding. These workshops can be taken separately or in a combination of your choice.   Age minimum:… »

Sheridan Industry Day trailer

By Mike Valiquette

Have a look. They’re going to have a tough time topping last year’s crop of films, but I’m prepared to give ’em a… »

from the internets: Capilano Grads sharing Oscar gold on Disney’s Paperman

By Mike Valiquette

Capilano University’s animation program has always done a great job of promoting and keeping tabs on their alumni. Don Perro recently sent me a link to a post they ran about a couple of their grads who played key roles in the production of the highly acclaimed Disney short, Paperman. Here’s the post (original can… »

gradfilms: Two by Two, by Matthew Kalinauskas, Sheridan College

By Mike Valiquette

Here’s another gradfilm, this one from Sheridan College’s Matthew Kalinauskas, bit that’s all in the headline, isn’t it? It’s an older one, from 2008, but I hadn’t seen it before.  I found his blog too.  It’s here…. »

gradfilm: Summer Dream, by Rachel Jin, Algonquin College

By Mike Valiquette

Here’s another from the Algonquin grads: This little delight is by Rachel Jin.  You can see more of her work… »

Grad Films: Garlic Sauce, by Maria Yeoshen, Algonquin College

By Mike Valiquette

I had the chance to pop in at the Open House at Ottawa’s Algonquin College a week or two ago, and once again, I was surprised by the overall quality of the films.  Algonquin’s program has been steadily building a strong reputation, and in the past few years, the overall quality of the gradfilms has… »

from the internets: TAAFI’s Barnabas Wornoff on Sheridan Industry Day

By Mike Valiquette

The TAAFI guys are doing a better job of posting than I am these days.  Today they’ve got a write-up of Sheridan’s industry day by alum, Barnabas Wornoff.  Check it out over here. Barney does a nice job of pointing out a few standout films, particularly GUM by Noam Sussman, and “Murder on the Docks”… »

events: Capilano Gradshow, April 27th and 28th!(that’s tonight and tomorrow!) Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette

Capilano University’s Animation Programs will hold their industry night Friday, April 27th from 5pm to 9pm at the Harbour Centre, in downtown Vancouver. They will be exhibiting drawing, design and animation of the 2D and 3D Capilano U. programs. DHX Media will be presenting a $2,000 scholarship/paid summer internship and Atomic Cartoons will present two… »

events: Pencils, Pixels and Puppets, a Sheridan Animation Showcase

By Mike Valiquette

Amidst all the Gradshows and Industry Days that happen at this time of year, Sheridan has decided to throw a “Best Of” event! Chris Wash teaches at Sheridan (we posted a link to an interview he did with Kyle Mowat a day or so ago), and has c0-undertaken the task of c0–sorting through the 500… »

Sheridan Industry Day: Thursday, April 26th

By Mike Valiquette

This Thursday is Industry Day at Sheridan.  Here’s a little clip to whet your appetite. Sheridan College industry Day Commercial 2012 With Credits from Katarina Antonic on… »

Algonquin College Gradshow 2012: Friday, April 27th

By Mike Valiquette

All over the country, the next crop of wannabe animators are swallowing their nervous bile and preparing to embark on the job hunt.  The first step is usually the “open house”.  Algonquin College in Ottawa is breaking theirs into two parts this year, the first is a Studio Day, which we mentioned a while back. … »

Education and Exploitation with John Textor

By Rebecca David

Publisher’s Note(Mike V): Apologies to those readers still interested in following this story.  We were unable to schedule the second half of our interview with John Textor in an expedient fashion, and felt it best to get what we do have to you sooner rather than later.  The first half felt like a warm-up, to… »

events: Algonquin College Studio Day, April 25th, 2012

By Mike Valiquette

Tis the season.  The school year is coming to an end and the various colleges are gearing up to show off the latest crop of grads.  Algonquin College has got a date to share. Studio Day is April 25th, from 11am to 4pm.  That’s for all you industry types, recruiters and such, to go and… »

events: Current centre of online attention and exploiter of student labour, Digital Domain, recruiting sessions. Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal

By Mike Valiquette

If you’re following the news here or over on Cartoon Brew, or even at VFXsoldier, you’ll be familiar with American VFX shop, Digital Domain.  They state with great pride on their site that they were founded by Jim Cameron, and they’ve contributed to effects on tons of huge movies.  These guys have done tons of… »

Showcase: Tough West, by Henrique Barone

By Mike Valiquette

There have been quite a few noteworthy little films popping up online out of Vancouver Film School’s classical animation program.  VFS has pretty quick turnaround, and a lot of their students are experienced animators from other country’s who are looking to get into Canada to work.  Student visa’s help a lot.  But it also means… »

Events: Capilano University Gradshow: April 29, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette

It’s that time of year, the various animation schools are preparing to show off their grads.  I posted the Algonquin open house details, now it’s Capilano University’s turn. Here’s the poster: And here’s a link to their site. I’ve always been impressed by the portfolios I’ve seen from these guys.  I don’t know the program… »

from the internets: Max the Mutt announces four year program

By Mike Valiquette

Via Facebook: The Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities has approved Max the Mutt’s application to offer a four year Diploma in Classical and Computer Animation and Production! This program brings together the current 3 year diploma and the Advanced Diploma. Uniting these into one program has enabled us to fine tune courses, and… »

Algonquin Shuffle update

By Mike Valiquette

Thanks to everyone who has chimed in with their comments and concern over the recent changes at Algonquin.  Word is now out, to some degree, regarding the situation. Last Thursday, October 7th, Neil Hunter and Paul West were removed from their positions as co-coordinators of the Animation program at Algonquin College.  It was reported to… »

press release: Guru Studio recognizes Kevin Parry’s ‘The Arctic Circle’ with Best Character Animation Award

By Mike Valiquette

Guru Studio recognizes Kevin Parry’s ‘The Arctic Circle’ with Best Character Animation Award Toronto, May 12, 2010 – Guru Studio has once again partnered with Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning to nurture emerging animation talent. As an ongoing sponsor of the college’s Animation Industry Day, Guru Studio presents its 2010 Best Character… »

Vanarts offering scholarship competition

By Mike Valiquette

Today’s press release: VanArts announces Scholarship Competition The Vancouver Institute of Media Arts, VanArts, is proud to announce the launching of a scholarship competition for the Spring 2010 term start. The School is now accepting submissions for consideration. Deadline for the competition is October 30th. For further information, go to: www.vanarts.com/news/scholarship-competition. The Vancouver Institute of… »

John Kricfalusi offering online animation education

By Mike Valiquette

John K has been posting tutorials on his blog for some time now, but it looks like he’s getting serious. Introducing: John K’s Cartoon College For Free. Here John explains his reasons for doing this: Part of my reason for giving away free training is selfish. The kind of cartoons I make require these skills,… »

3D Program at Max the Mutt still has openings

By Mike Valiquette

Got word that Max The Mutt animation school out of Toronto still has openings in their 3D program starting this August.  I spoke to Steve Sayer, an instructo in the program and formerly of the Arti Institute of Toronto.  Steve had this to say: This fall (actually late summer), we at Max the Mutt are… »

Animation Course at Red Deer College

By Mike Valiquette

Posting up a link here to an animation course being offered this summer at Red Deer College in Alberta.  It’s being taught by a friend and colleague of mine, Jose Pou.  Jose is a wonderful guy, really loves to teach, and is a top notch animator.  When John K was in Ottawa doing Ripping Friends… »

RSS Canadian Animaton Blog

  • Canadian Animators Shine Again at the OIAF
    Ottawa International Animation Festival Competition Selections AnnouncedOttawa (July 13th, 2017) - The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation film festival, is pleased to announce the Official Competition for 2017. Once again Canadian artists are well represented. Out of the 94 films selected for Competition, 14 are Canadian. Several films are standouts with […]

Cartoon Awesome!

User Login