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18th June 2013

Seneca College Involved In Third Award-Winning Chris Landreth Film

senecaSubconscious Password, the latest film by Oscar®-winning director Chris Landreth was produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) with the participation of Animation Arts Centre of Seneca College and Copperheart Entertainment. It recently had its world premiere at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France and won the prestigious Annecy Cristal for best short film. Landreth joined forces once again with producer Marcy Page of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), producer Mark Smith of Copperheart Entertainment, and the Seneca College Animation Arts Centre, who collaborated with him to make Ryan (2004) and The Spine (2009). Read the rest of this entry »

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12th June 2013

David Silverman of The Simpsons Joins Toronto Animation Arts Festival International Line-Up

taafiThe Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) adds to their programming roster, kicking-off the Festival with a keynote address by Oscar-nominated animator David Silverman, Director of The Simpsons and The Simpsons Movie. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th June 2013

Inspector Gadget Reboot Tops Off TELETOON Canada’s Latest Original Production Slate

teletoonTELETOON Canada Inc. has announced its latest original production slate, featuring a brand new CGI version of the beloved Canadian animated series Inspector Gadget and swashbuckling new series Pirate Express, as well as the renewals of Rocket Monkeys (Season 2), Endangered Species (Season 2), Total Drama (Season 6) and Johnny Test (Season 7). This announcement was made from the Banff World Media Festival, where TELETOON is a proud sponsor of the Kids and Animation program for the fourth consecutive year. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th June 2013

NFB Launches Free iPad App McLaren’s Workshop

nfbiPad users can now discover the genius of animation pioneer Norman McLaren and find out how their artistic skills compare to his, using his creative tools and techniques to make and share new works of their own. All of this and more can be found in McLaren’s Workshop, the new free iPad app developed by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and now available in Apple’s App Store. Selected as the Editors’ Choice at Apple’s App Store, McLaren’s Workshop lets users discover the techniques pioneered by the founder of animation at the NFB, enabling them to bring images to life, just as he did. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th June 2013

DHX Media Inks Merchandising Licenses For Johnny Test And Caillou

dhx mediaDHX Media Ltd. has signed a number of licensing deals for its popular kids’ and entertainment properties Johnny Test and Caillou. Johnny Test has been licensed in a multiyear worldwide deal with Percy3D for their line of digital party products, and toy licensee Imports Dragon has renewed their license with DHX Media for Johnny Test. Caillou has been licensed by PlayWorld Mobile which will be producing a global mobile app. An agreement has also been signed by Les Chocolats Vadeboncoeur, who will be making chocolates inspired by the show in a multiyear deal. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th May 2013

Toronto Animation Arts Festival International Returns This July

taafiThe Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI), celebrating the best of animation arts from around the world, is back for its second year this July 26th through 28th at TIFF Bell Lightbox and Corus Quay. With the addition of expanded industry and family programming new this year, TAAFI is quickly becoming Canada’s premiere animation festival. The industry-focused festival programme will continue to broaden and enlighten audiences from all strata of the animation industry with insights from industry leaders and speakers, exclusive events, a range of skills and business development opportunities for the amateur and professional artist alike, and a platform for the burgeoning animation industry within Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th April 2013

Toon Boom Goes Manga With HeARTBIT In Japan

Toon BoomTwo-time Emmy award recipient Toon Boom Animation Inc. has announced that HeARTBIT Digital Creation, one of Japan’s promising animation studios, has signed a memorandum of understanding formalizing their intention to use the Toon Boom pipeline, namely Toon Boom® Storyboard Pro™ and Harmony™, in their upcoming production titled Francesca, which is based on a highly popular Manga icon, which has already ramped up a great fan base on Facebook and YouTube. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th April 2013

New Character Rigging Book For Beginners From 3D Animator TJ Galda

Orby ReadsAward-winning Vancouver 3D animator TJ Galda adds to the series of books on Character Rigging with a beginner book outlining how to rig characters using computer graphics software such as Autodesk’s Maya. The book is designed to make the techniques as accessible as possible, so that beginners can create and animate lifelike characters. Beginner Character Rigging is available through digital publishing site Lulu.com and major outlets such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th April 2013

Visual Effects, Animation And Gaming Career Fair 2013

mini-orbyThe Visual Effects Society Vancouver Section along with the Vancouver Economic Commission and the HR Screen Council Board are pleased to announce the date for the 2nd Annual VES Vancouver Career Fair at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building. The Career Fair doors will be open from 11:00am through 4:00pm on Saturday, April 20th, with students welcome to attend after 2:00pm. Last year the VES Vancouver Job Fair hosted 1200 attendees and 20 exhibitors. This year the space has been expanded to accommodate over 30 exhibitors. Attendance is free, pre-registration is suggested. Participants for this year’s Career Fair include: Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd April 2013

Toon Boom Releases Storyboard Pro 4 for Live Action, Gaming and Animation Productions

toon boom animationToon Boom Animation Inc. announced today the release of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 4. After receiving a 2012 Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award, Storyboard Pro has leaped forward with a new version that efficiently and elegantly caters to live action, gaming, and animation studios alike. Now in 64 bit, Storyboard Pro 4 offers the ability to draw directly in the software using bitmap drawing tools. In addition to its time-proven vector tools, Storyboard Pro 4 enables users to draw with different styles and textures for full artistic freedom. Read the rest of this entry »

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