Professional Development
Professional Development
Animation Career Fair

If you are looking for the perfect animation school or the right job in animation, do not miss the Animation Career Fair, taking place from 9am to 5pm at Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts. 

Head downstairs to the Kildare Room  where you can meet with:


Algonquin College
Atomic Cartoons
Concordia University
Copernicus Animation Studios     
Guru Studios
Jam Filled Entertainment 
 Mercury Filmworks
Nelvana
Portfolio Entertainment 
Rainmaker Entertainment 
Sheridan College
9 Story Media Group



 
Recruiter Confidential


Saturday September 19, 2015
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM 
SnapUp Tickets - TALK - Professional Development Day: Recruiter Confidential  

Kick off Professional Development day with a tell-all by esteemed recruiters! Get first-hand tips on how to sell your skills for a career in animation. A panel of animation experts will be present and will share valuable insight and information to help you reach your career goals.

Démarrez la journée de développement professionnel par une discussion à bâtons rompus avec des recruteurs de renom ! Recevez des conseils de marque sur la meilleure manière de vous vendre pour votre carrière dans l'animation. Un panel d'experts de l'animation sera présent et partagera de précieux renseignements pour vous aider à atteindre vos objectifs de carrière.


Speakers:
Brooke Keesling, Director, Animation Talent Development, Disney Television Animation
Megan Nairn, Animation Talent Development Manager, Cartoon Network Studios
Kristin Koch, Development Coordinator, Nickelodeon
Matt Roberts, Artistic Recruiter, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Nadine Simard, Talent Recruiter , GURU ANIMATION STUDIO
Judy Leung, Senior Manager of Studio Operations, Nelvana, Corus Entertainment

Moderated By:
Azarin Sohrabkhani, Director, Industry Programming & Development, Ottawa International Animation Festival

 
The Super Story Behind the Pixar Short “Sanjay’s Super Team"


Saturday September 19, 2015
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM 
SnapUp Tickets - TALK - TALK - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY: PIXAR: SANJAY'S SUPER TEAM  

Join director Sanjay Patel and producer Nicole Grindle for an insightful peek behind the curtains at Pixar Animation Studio's latest short, "Sanjay's Super Team." The filmmakers will discuss the production process as well as the unique inspiration for this incredibly personal film that features superheroes like you've never seen them before.

Retrouvez le réalisateur Sanjay Patel et la productrice Nicole Grindle pour un regard en profondeur des coulisses du dernier court-métrage de Pixar Animation Studio" Sanjay‘s Super Team".  Les auteurs parleront du processus de production et de l'inspiration unique pour cet incroyable film personnel qui met en scène des super-héros comme vous ne les avez jamais vu auparavant.

RATED 8+


Speakers:
Nicole Grindle, Producer, Pixar
Sanjay Patel, Director, Pixar

 
Behind the Scenes of Over the Garden Wall



Saturday September 19, 2015
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM 
SnapUp Tickets - TALK - Professional Development Day: Cartoon Network: Over the Garden Wall  

A behind-the-scenes look at mini-series "Over The Garden Wall." Join Pat McHale (creator), Nick Cross (art director), Steve Wolfhard (storyboard artist) and Katie Krentz (senior director, development Cartoon Network) for an in-depth discussion about the journey "Over The Garden Wall" took from a short animated pilot to a critically acclaimed Emmy® nominated mini-series.

Un regard en coulisses de la mini-série "Over The Garden Wall." Rejoignez Pat McHale (créateur), Nick Cross (directeur artistique) et Katie Krentz (directrice du développement à Cartoon Network) pour une discussion en profondeur sur l'aventure de "Over The Garden Wall" née d'un court-métrage d'animation pilote pour devenir une mini-série acclamée par la critique et nominée aux Emmy®.

RATED 8+


Speakers:
Katie Krentz, Senior Director, Comedy Animation, Cartoon Network
Patrick McHale, Director, Cartoon Network
Nick Cross, Art Director- Shorts Program, Cartoon Network
Steve Wolfhard, Storyboard Artist, Cartoon Network

 
The Iron Developer
PRESENTED BY:

Mercury Filmworks

 

Saturday September 19, 2015
02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
 SnapUp Tickets - TALK - Professional Development Day: The Iron Developer

A live development exercise where an artist/writer creative team tweaks a concept based on real-time curve-balls thrown at them by a development person. Starting out with a character and logline, a development executive will put the creatives through the paces of aging it up, making it gender-neutral, adding a second-screen component, scaling the animation back to fit a budget cut, etc. This is an exercise to give an idea of what happens in the real world to the concepts that come in the door. 


Un exercice en direct où un membre d'une équipe créative montre comment il peut réagir à une demande lancée par la production. En partant d'un personnage et d'un synopsis, l'animateur épurera son travail au fur et à mesure pour parvenir à un résultat neutre, sans âge, ni genre ou sexe. Il recyclera des éléments existants pour remodeler son personnage et simplifiera son animation en fonction des restrictions budgétaires, etc. Cet exercice donne un aperçu des changements que peuvent subir les idées originales au cours de leur réalisation. 

RATED 8+


Speakers:
Travis Williams, Director of Development, Mercury Filmworks
Linda Simensky, Vice President, Children’s Programming, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Matthew Wexler, CEO & Executive Producer, Wexworks Media

Moderated By:
Ben Joseph, Freelance Plot Thickener, Bawdy Lotion Inc.

 
Nickelodeon: The Journey from Shorts to Series

Saturday September 19, 2015
04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 
SnapUp Tickets - TALK - Professional Development Day: Nickelodeon  

The Nickelodeon Global Animated Shorts Program provides an opportunity for creative talend from around the world to generate original short-form content for kids. Through this program, Nickelodeon had not only created an exciting group of shorts, but has also found the first of our next big Nickelodeon animated series.

Join our new batch of show creators, Chris Savino (The Loud House) and Chris Garbutt & Rikke Asbjoern (Pinky Malinky), as they showcase original work and give a behind-the-scenes look at their experience in the program, the creative process, and overall journey to develop their shows.

Le Global Animated Shorts Program de Nickelodeon donne l'opportunité aux talents du monde entier de produire des contenus originaux de format court pour les enfants. Grâce à ce programme, Nickelodeon a non seulement formé un passionnant corpus de courts-métrages, mais y a également trouve le pilote de sa prochaine grande série d'animation.

Retrouvez la fraîche équipe des créateurs de la séries, Chris Savino (The Loud House) et Chris Garbutt & Rikke Asbjoern (Pinky Malinky), qui présenteront leur travail original, proposeront de jeter un œil dans «les coulisses» du programme, et parleront de leur expériences lors du processus créatif, et de ce voyage commun pour développer leur projet.


RATED 8+


Speakers:
Chris Savino, Creator and Executive Producer- The Loud House, Nickelodeon
Rikke Asbjoern, Co-Creator, Co-Executive Producer- PinkyMalinky, Nickelodeon
Chris Garbutt, Co-Creator, Co-Executive Producer- PinkyMalinky, Nickelodeon

 
Toon Boom Storyboard Pro


 
Saturday September 19, 2015
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
SnapUp Tickets - WORKSHOP: Toon Boom Storyboard Pro Skills Workshop 

Professional Workshop - Preregistration required

Toon Boom Storyboard Pro is the all-in-one solution for creating and delivering professional-grade storyboards. Storyboard Pro software allows artists and directors to have complete creative control during the pre-production phase of their projects and productions! 

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the powerful drawing and other story development tools in Storyboard Pro as we explain how this award-winning software is used to create storyboards and animatics.   

Toon Boom Storyboard Pro est la solution tout-en-un pour la création et la livraison de storyboards de qualité professionnelle. Le logiciel Storyboard Pro permet aux artistes et réalisateurs d'avoir un contrôle créatif total pendant la phase de pré-production de leurs projets etproductions !

Pendant cet atelier, vous serez initié aux puissants outils de dessin et de développement narratif de Storyboard Pro et nous vous expliquerons comment ce logiciel primé peut être utilisé pour créer des storyboards et animatiques.


 
Toon Boom Harmony Animation


Saturday September 19, 2015
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM 
SnapUp Tickets - WORKSHOP: Toon Boom Harmony Animation Techniques  

Professional Workshop

Toon Boom Harmony is the most creative yet efficient software ever created for animation. It allows every artist to animate in any style - from traditional, to paperless, to the popular "cut-out" style. 

In this workshop, we will introduce you to the preferred workflows of senior animators using Harmony to efficiently create high quality animation. Attendees should ideally have some prior knowledge of basic animation techniques, as the focus will on getting the most from Harmony when involved in actual production scenarios. 


Toon Boom Harmony est le plus créatif et néanmoins, efficace, logiciel jamais créé pour l'animation. Il permet à chaque artiste d'animer dans tous les styles - de la technique traditionnelle, sans papier, au style populaire "du papier découpé".

Dans cet atelier, nous vous présenterons les workflows préférés des grands animateurs qui utilisent Harmony pour créer efficacement des animations de qualité. Les participants devront idéalement avoir une certaine connaissance technique des bases de l'animation, car l'idée sera de comprendre comment utiliser au mieux Harmony dans des cas de production concrets.