Toronto Animation Film Festival

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Where: Corus Quay, Toronto, Canada, 25 Dockside Dr.

When: Saturday to Sunday, November 2-3, 2019

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Yaleh Paxton-Harding

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

Corus 8th Floor Theatre

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.

With Ashley Spires Author and Illustrator Ross Maudsley Head of Nelvana Operations and Technology, Nelvana Yaleh Paxton-Harding Art Director, Nelvana

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