Tuesday, March 31, 2009

the TAIS chicken jam!

Hey there animation enthusiasts!!
TAIS, the Toronto Animates Image Society is putting the call out for this year's Anijam. Make a 10 second animation with this year's theme, send it in by May 29th, they'll edit everyone's entries into one big cartoon jam and screen it at the open screening June 5th at the NFB in Toronto. They'll also post it online and there's some fun prizes!
CHeck out the clip below or go to www.tais.ca for more details.
It's a lot of fun and good to stretch those creative muscles!

Last year's "MonsterJam" was a bit hit and lots of people turned out.
It's loads of fun. So come on out!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Sunday

So we posted our first podcast yesterday and already got a shout out for it and a great review of the book ! Check it out here:Link to Ian's Animation Blog review
Thanks to Ian Lumsden for the great review. Check out his blog descriptively called "Animation Blog" which has many other great reviews of animation, animators and things animation related. Good stuff.
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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Animation Unleashed the Podcast! #1

Ellen Besen and myself have started creating video podcasts that allow Ellen to discuss various concepts and topics from her Book, "Animation Unleashed", while I ( Bryce), sketch along as she goes.
It's pretty interesting so far and not bad for our first attempt. It will be great to see where our collaboration goes, as we have lots of good ideas for future versions.
Check it out!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Congrats to everyone who participated in the SuperU and TAC.tv animation contest

I just thought I'd give a little shout out to David Wesch for winning the SuperU-TAC.tv Animation Contest Part 2 with his film "Blind Date".
I had the pleasure of being on "the panel of expert judges". It was a lot of fun and there were some really good little animations but this one I believe was the strongest and deserving of it's award. Actually I'm kinda jealous! I wish this website was around when I graduated from animation school! It has cash prizes and a chance to show your films on the TV!

Anyway congrats David and to the other finalists and participants!
If there are other aspiring canadian animators and filmakers out there you may wanna check out their site and see some fun short films!

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