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2017 Animated Oscar Winners

By Mike Valiquette

Zootopia and Piper. Both good films, both very safe, mainstream picks. No huge suprises. Piper’s got a Canadian director, Alan Barillaro, Sheridan grad from Chippawa, Ontario. Here’s the Toronto Star coverage: https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/2017/02/26/ontario-animator-alan-barillaro-wins-best-animated-short-oscar-for-piper.html Congrats to the winners, and big congrats to all the nominees. We had a really strong group of Canadians representing this year. And… »

jobby: Instructor, Fundamentals of 3D Modelling for Games, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

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Sheridan College is looking for a qualified candidate to teach Fundamentals of 3D Modelling for Games for the Bachelor of Game Design program. This is a part-time teaching position for the upcoming Fall term (September-December). This opportunity would include 9 weekly teaching hours (3 sections x 3 hours) for 14 weeks. Interested candidates can contact… »

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… »

Event Report: Sheridan Industry Day 2016

By Kyu-bum Lee

Yesterday (April 28, 2016) was Sheridan’s annual industry day. The attendance from studios was high and there still seemed a lot of positions needed to be filled so it looks like it’s going to be another good year for the graduates. The morning started with screening of Sheridan’s Computer Animation post graduate program students. Films from… »

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… »

showcase: Jo Minkus, by Benjamin Anders

By Mike Valiquette

Nickelodeon International has unveiled another Canadian creation. This one is Jo Minkus, from Sheridan alum Benjamin Anders. It’s a ton of fun. Jo Minkus from Nickelodeon International on Vimeo. This film was originally conceived during Ben’s time at Sheridan, and a lot of people noticed it at graduation time. I remember it well. It’s easy… »

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… »

Event Report: Sheridan Animation Industry Day 2015

By Kyu-bum Lee

Boy, what a day! April 30th was Sheridan’s Animation Industry Day. I was Sheridan Animation program graduate in 2010 and this was my first industry day since then so I was pretty excited to experience it from the employer’s point of view. In the morning we watched films from computer animation post-graduate program. To be… »

RIP Bob Walker

By Mike Valiquette

Sad news about one of our own: Ottawa native and Sheridan grad Bob Walker passed away from a heart attack at his California home last week. He was 54 years old, and recently retired. Here’s the obituary from the Ottawa Citizen: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/obituary-ottawa-animator-bob-walker-was-nominated-for-academy-award Bob’s career began in Ottawa at Atkinson Film Arts, and eventually led him… »

press release: Sheridan Graduate Receives Animation Industry’s Highest Honour

By Mike Valiquette

How to Train Your Dragon 2, written and directed by Dean DeBlois, picks up six Annie Awards, including Best Animated Feature (Oakville, Ontario): How to Train Your Dragon 2 took top honours at the Annie Awards on January 31, winning Best Animated Feature and Outstanding Achievement, Directing for Dean DeBlois. The 42nd Annie Awards, which… »

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