NIFF INDUSTRY DAY

Date:
Jun 17 2015

NIFF INDUSTRY DAY

Saturday June 20​th​,

White Oaks Idea Loft 253 Taylor Road SS4, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada L0S 1J0

 

Speakers:

● Cam Haynes​, Consultant, Cam Haynes Enterprises

● Paul Gratton​, Film and Television Consultant

● Don Carmody​, Owner, Don Carmody Productions

● Rita Ferrari,​​Director, Brand and Marketing, shomi

Moderator:

​Steve Gow​, Founder / Head Writer, StrictlyDocs.com

 

Click here for the full schedule and information 

Date Change: Annual General Meeting May 28th, 2015

Date:
May 18 2015
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Notice of Annual General Meeting of CASO to be followed by "Town Hall" meeting of members and stakeholders to discuss impact of recent Ontario Budget amendments affecting the visual effects and animation industry.

On behalf of CASO, I would encourage all members to attend the Annual General Meeting and meet your past and future Board. 

After the AGM there will be a "town hall" meeting, moderated by Neishaw Ali, to discuss CASO's concerns and position on the recent amendments to the Tax Credits in the  recent Ontario Budget.

Date: May 28th, 2015

Friday May 15th, Come Join Us!

Date:
May 13 2015
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The Event is designed to create opportunities for the Film and Television community graduating students, freelance and creative artists  to meet studio representatives from across Ontario.
 
There is NO COST to attend this event filled with screenings and guest speakers from our VFX & Animation Industry.

Grab your FREE tickets here!
 
This is an opportunity for graduates, senior level students in the field, freelancers and artist to meet studios one-on-one, and studios to meet the community of artistic and technical talents that can help augment their team.
 
PARTICIPATING STUDIOS:

House of Cool Studios, Guru Studio, SpinVFX, Arc Productions, Intelligent Creatures,Mr X Inc, Master Key VFX, Corus Entertainment, Mark Media/Stargate Studios, 3Vis, Rocket Science VFX, Pipeline Studios, Keyframe Digital, Snowball Studios, Eggplant Pictures,
Side Effects Software, AIC Movie, Kelen Content, StereoD, Ryerson University, SwitchVFX, ACM SIGGRAPH, SohoVFX, Centennial College,  Georgebrown College, SIRT, Max the Mutt, and Toon Box!

Sign up and upload your students reels here for a chance to win an internship, winners will be announced Friday MAy 15th! 

Internship opportunities provided by: 
Keyframe Digital, SpinVFX and Rocket Science!

 
*Corus will be conducting a studio tour at 2:00pm to the first 10 students to register at their booth!
 
For further information please contact Shirlyn Antonio 
shirlyn@casont.ca or 416-207-9142 

Michael Macedonia: Next Generation Virtual Worlds

Date:
Apr 27 2015
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The Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter and TorCHI are excited to bring to you our first joint ACM Distinguished Speaker Presentation: “Next Generation Virtual Worlds” presented by Michael Macedonia.

Dr. Macedonia is a computer scientist and an expert on virtual environments, computer games, and military simulation. His prolific and distinguished career includes highlights such as serving as the Director of the Disruptive Technology Office (now IARPA) for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in the United States, and as a contributing editor for the IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. Dr. Macedonia was responsible for developing the technology strategy for the U.S. Army’s lead training and simulation system development organization. He also led the Army’s effort to develop the Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California, and promoted the adoption of advanced commercial game technology for simulation and education. He currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Research and Innovation at the University of Central Florida.

Mike will cover the challenges and research issues for large scale, persistent virtual worlds in the 21st century. After nearly fifteen years, virtual worlds are on the verge of demonstrating their disruptive potential, as they are enabling new innovations in business models that go far beyond entertainment and into diverse fields such as medicine, national security, diplomacy, learning, and psychology. However, these innovations are bringing about new demands and requirements for virtual world technologies, features, and policies. Whatever the challenges, virtual worlds now offer a new medium for making computing more tangible and collaboration more powerful.

Join us April 30th, 2015 for his talk on Next Generation Virtual Reality. Two opportunities to get your VR fix:

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
AMD Markham
1 Commerce Valley Dr. East
Markham, Ontario  (map)
(Note: kindly bring valid government ID for this location!)

Get tickets now! (AMD location)

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
University of Toronto
Bahen Building (BA), Room 1170
40 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario  (map)

Get tickets now! (UofT location)

Entrance is FREE for Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH and TorCHI members.
Non-member admission: $15

Be there! (Virtual attendance not yet available).

A Special THANK YOU to our sponsors!

3rd Annual Digital Marketplace "Meetup"

Date:
Apr 17 2015
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THE COMPUTER ANIMATIONS STUDIOS OF ONTARIO (CASO)

INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN

THE 3rd ANNUAL

DIGITAL MARKETPLACE “MEET UP”

MAY 15th, 2015

LOCATION: CORUS ENTERTAINMENT

 

This digital market ``Meet up`` hosted by CASO is being held on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at Corus Entertainment from 11 am -3 pm. The Event is designed to create opportunities for the Film and Television community graduating students, freelance and creative artists  to meet studio representatives from across Ontario.

We are inviting you to participate in this inaugural event!

There is NO COST to attend this event filled with screenings and guest speakers from our 

VFX & Animation Industry.

This is an opportunity for graduates, senior level students in the field, freelancers and artist to meet studios one-on-one, and studios to meet the community of artistic and technical talents that can help augment their team.

Due to a high demand for participation, we will be acknowledging participants on a first come, first serve basis! 

*All participants will be provided with tables and chairs for the event! 

Further information, agenda, structure and layout will be provided to final participants by April 27th.

However, if you have further questions regarding this year`s Digital Marketplace ``Meet up``, please contact Shirlyn Antonio 

at shirlyn@casont.ca or 416-207-9142 

 

 

 

Visionary Lunch V.21

Date:
Mar 20 2015
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Visionary Lunch V.21

March 26th, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm

Come join us and Wesley Sewell, VFX Supervisor at SPIN VFX, as he takes us through his journey on some of the biggest blockbusters to hit the big screen.

Where: Scotiabank Theatres
Price: Members $20.00 + hst | Non-Members $30.00 + hst | Students FREE
RSVP

Visionary Lunch V.20

Date:
Feb 20 2015
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Visionary Lunch V.20
"The Book Of Life" - Ricardo Curtis

CASO presents Ricardo Curtis on the Book of Life!

Come hear his story behind the film:
February 26th at 11:30am - 1:00pm
ScotiaBank Theatre


Members $20 + HST
Non-Members $30 + HST
Students $12.50 + HST

Seating is limited, so RSVP today!

  

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