Art Director, Nelvana
Raised in Toronto, the son of two professional artists, Yaleh trained in fine art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax) where he worked in photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, with a final emphasis on sculpture. After school, returning to Toronto to look for work, he found employment with a large animation company (Nelvana) as a traditional background artist. Not long afterwards, he moved into computer-based technologies, producing background paintings for Sticking Around, an early digital animation series. Keen to learn, his involvement with CGI deepened when working on a show called Rolie Polie Olie. In the time since, he has worked as a technical director, modeler, rigger, surfacer and art director on many CGI productions.
Yaleh continues to develop his own fine art work as well as challenging the aesthetic and technical status quo in the commercial animation industry.
11:00AM - 12:00PM
BTS: The Most Magnificent Thing
This past year saw the debut of The Most Magnificent Thing, a family classic transformed into one of the most beautiful shorts by the team at Nelvana. Join the team from Nelvana as they talk about transforming this Kids Can Press book by Ashley Spires into an animated short and taking it on the road to various festivals around the world.