Thursday, September 25, 2008

Big Jump hiring in Ottawa, multiple positions

BIGJUMP Productions in Ottawa Ontario is looking to crew up for 13 half hours starting Mid November,
We require at least 2 years of industry experience or must show exceptional skill. These are employed positions.
**Applicants must be Ontario Residents and have filed a tax return for year end 2007

Character Builders... Must have excellent knowledge of character setup in Flash and solid drawing ability.

Scene Setup... Must have excellent knowledge of Photoshop and Flash, strong composition sense.

Production Assistant... Applicant must have strong organizational skills and be familiar with Animation production.

Key Animators... Must show strong Traditional Animation ability and an excellent sense of timing.

Animators... Must show strong Traditional Animation ability and an excellent sense of timing.

Compositors... Must have an excellent knowledge of After Effects, Flash and have worked in HD.

**Send resumes and links to online portfolios to

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Trace Pictures, Toronto, looking for Designers, Animators and Compositors

Crewing up for a MASSIVE project and we want you!

Trace needs talented designers, animators and compositors
-Broadcast/commercial experience required
-Experience with live action/green screen shooting required
-Adobe AE, Maya, Cinema 4D, Final Cut pro an asset
-Salary to commensurate experience
-FT Contract until April 09

Send Resume/reels to

CarpeDiem in Montreal is looking for a layout supervisor

CarpeDiem is working on a show for Teletoon and they need a Layout Supervisor. The position starts as soon as possible, until December 24th at least. This person must understand 2D boards and 3D background layouts. Should be Montrealer. Send resumes to Francois Vachon: (514) 270 2522 ext. 224.

Big Soul seeks Animation Artists

Downtown Toronto based production company seeks LOCAL qualified Animation Artists for full time contract to produce 6 x 22 minute animation-comedy episodes for national broadcaster. Ideal applicants have experience designing, breaking the characters, rigging and animation. Must be proficient with Toon Boom Digital Pro. Knowledge of Photoshop essential. Good drawing, strong communication and time management skills an asset.

Please send CV, salary expectations, portfolio and/or show reel to Big Soul Productions. Email: For more info visit

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

March Entertainment Ottawa, seeking Flash Animators

March Entertainment is ramping up production at their Ottawa location. 2 more Flash Character Animators are needed to round out the crew. Experience necessary, Ontario residents only.
Send samples and resume to Mike Valiquette :

Bardel in Vancouver seeking to fill Lighting/Render/Pre-Comp/Comp positions

From Arlyn Bantog at Bardel:

I'm looking to fill the following positions immediately for Zeke's Pad, a CG series at Bardel Entertainment:
1 Lighting TD
2 Render Wranglers
2 Compositors
1 Pre-Compositor

The contract starts ASAP and ends December 19th, 2008. Email me at if you're interested or having any questions regarding the positions.


Notice to ALL job hunters, Get yourself to Ottawa for the Animation Festival's MUST event: the ANIMATORS FOR HIRE
You have to sign up to attend, registration ends Friday, so act fast:

The event is a recruiting session, set up kind of like a speed-dating scenario, where candidates have 15 minute interviews with companies looking to hire people for various positions in the animation industry. Those involved include Nelvana, TELETOON, and The Kratt Brothers, just to name a few.

Get your asses over there and make something of yourselves. You mothers and fathers will be glad to have you out of their homes.

Wapos Bay, Saskatoon, seeking stop-motion animators

Wapos Bay Productions is now accepting applications for Stop-Motion Animators for their series Wapos Bay. Animation is currently slated to begin in October/November of 2008. If qualified,and/or have a passion for animation and potential to learn, please send your résumé and 3-5 minute demo reel to:

Attn: Cam Lizotte

Wapos Bay Productions
#1 – 401 45th St. W
Saskatoon, SK
S7L 5Z9

Requirements/skills: Candidates must have a strong character animation background with production experience preferred but not necessary.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Ganz/Webkinz, Toronto, seeking 3D artist, PHP Developer, Flash Developer, via

Company: Ganz/Webkinz
Position Title: 3D Artist, PHP Developer, Flash Developer
Location: Toronto

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Nerd Corps, Vancouver, Seeking Art Director, via

Company: Nerd Corps Entertainment

Position: Art Director
Start Date: ASAP
Department: Design
This person is responsible for the overall look and style of the show. They work with the creative team to help establish the creative direction of the project. They are responsible for interpreting the ideas of the creative team and lead a design team who will, as a joint effort, put these ideas into designs that are ready for production.This person demonstrates strong visual interpretation skills and is able to come up with innovative and creative ideas that are production friendly.
This person is also a leader within the design department and able to motivate his/her team through good communication and feedback.


  • Provide detailed direction to design team on every assignment
  • Meet client’s needs with production needs, and communicate this to designers
  • Suggest ways to improve the designs
  • Ensure design is in keeping with modeling time (i.e. not over designed or under designed)
  • Resolve conflicts between departments over designs
  • Deal with clients on designs that need special direction
  • Communicate effective and production-friendly solutions when the requests of the client are not possible within production timelines
  • Go over submitted designs, make sure they are in show style and in keeping with client and story specifications
  • Send out revisions with clear directions for changes
  • Deal with problems in the VFX, Modelling Departments, as relates to the design and look of the show.
  • Attend breakdown meetings and give input from the Art Department’s point of view
  • Help devise a plan for staging the episode in an aesthetically pleasing, but achievable manner
  • Help find time-efficient ways to make new parts of the show work – i.e. 3D set, 2D elements
  • Ensure the show stays on style


  • 5+ years in Art Direction
  • BA/BFA Degree in Fine Arts or Commercial Arts field an asset
  • Must have strong 2D design experience and able to design a wide variety of landscapes, including architectural, organic/vegetation, geological formations
  • Experience in multimedia content, film and television work
  • 3D design and modeling experience an asset
  • Must possess excellent communications, interpersonal, and multi-tasking skills

· Self management and reviewing one’s own schedule is required, as is notifying production of any tasks that may be missing or improperly specified

  • Thrive in a high pressure, deadline oriented environment
  • Enjoy working in team atmosphere and has a proactive approach to work

Note: Successful applicant must be a Canadian citizen or possess landed immigrant status and be willing to work at Nerd Corps Studio in Vancouver, Canada.

Company Description:

In keeping with our focus on attracting and retaining high level GCI production talent, Nerd Corps’ goal is to produce high calibre creatively diverse projects which will fully utilize the skill sets of our talented crew and challenge them to grow as professionals and artists. The greatest asset of any company is its people and at Nerd Corps this philosophy forms the cornerstone of our vision for the future.

Located in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Nerd Corps offers its employees the opportunity to experience the diversity and culture of one of the world’s most vibrant cities. The studio is situated within a 30 minute drive of three ski hills, several pristine beaches and countless hiking and mountain biking trails with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountain ranges.

We would like to convey our sincere thanks to all those who express interest in being a part of the Nerd Corps team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive we may be unable to reply to all applicants. Please feel free to submit updated work in the future as your skill sets may be a better fit for upcoming projects. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

Please send your resume to:
Nerd Corps Entertainment Inc.
Level 3, 1256 East 6th Avenue
Vancouver BC
V5T 1E7
Attention: Recruiting
(Please ensure that you state the position you are applying for at the head of your cover letter.)

Original Post: HERE