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Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Online

When: November 11-13, 2021

Previous Events:

Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair

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Barnabas Wornoff

Creative Producer, Smiley Guy Studios -

Chair & co-founder, TAAFI

As well as being TAAFI's Chair and one of its co-founders, Wornoff helps with speaker programming, TAAFI sing-a-longs, behind the scenes tomfoolery and enjoys Hawiian pizza.

Wornoff is a full-time professor at Seneca College, where he coordinates the 3rd year 2D stream and mentors his students while they make incredible cartoons. Seneca2D.com

Wornoff also animates and consults for studios in Toronto, and has worked on toons such as Corner Gas Animated, Numb Chucks, Nature Cat, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Total Drama Island, Jimmy Two Shoes, Peg and Corn, Esme and Roy and did storyboard cleanup on Danny Phantom. Currently he's a Creative Producer and Animation Supervisor at Smiley Guy Studios where he's managing animation revs on a new show for Netflix.

Barnabas has his Masters in Creative Media and Education from Bournemouth University in England and is a new dad.

5:30PM - 6:30PM

TAAFI Spatial Chat
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Opening Night Reception

It's the opening night of TAAFI's Industry Conference and what better way to kick things off than with a virtual reception! Dust off your tux, pantsuit or ballgown and strut your stuff on the red carpet for a selfie screen grab.

Mix and mingle with fellow attendees, have a drink from your fridge, and watch TAAFI Programming Ace Thalia Lemon draw some emoji's live for our Discord Server. It will be a weird kind of awesome. See you there for a special hour of power before things kick off with Lindsey Olivares. Click this LINK to join the Reception in Spatial Chat. You'll need to upload a photo of yourself, and use your camera and mic. https://spatial.chat/s/TAAFI

At 6pm we'll have a cheers to kick things off right with everyone in the space. So have your bubbly (a real one) handy. 🍻🥂

Also if you just want to watch, check out our news page at 5:30pm to just livestream it. https://taafi.com/news

With Barnabas Wornoff Creative Producer, Smiley Guy Studios - Chair & co-founder, TAAFI Thalia Lemon Storyboard Supervisor, Freelance

Moderator: Ben McEvoy Producer, Friends & Enemies

5:30PM - 6:30PM

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Writing Zootopia & Wreck It Ralph with Phil Johnston

Join writer, director, producer Phil Johnston as we delve into his writing process. How he got into writing cartoons, what are the nuts and bolts of his writing process, and what makes the movies he writes so damn good?!

With Barnabas Wornoff Creative Producer, Smiley Guy Studios - Chair & co-founder, TAAFI Phil Johnston Writer & Director, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Moderator: Barnabas Wornoff Creative Producer, Smiley Guy Studios - Chair & co-founder, TAAFI

5:30PM - 6:30PM

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Directing During a Pandemic

Directing is challenging enough in normal times, but how do you lead a creative team during the work-from-home times of the pandemic? What tips or tricks are they using? How do they keep crews motivated? How do they keep in touch with their team? What works and what didn't?

With Barnabas Wornoff Creative Producer, Smiley Guy Studios - Chair & co-founder, TAAFI Cory Bobiak Creative Director, Brown Bag Films Lisa Whittick Series Director, Yowza! Animation

Moderator: Barnabas Wornoff Creative Producer, Smiley Guy Studios - Chair & co-founder, TAAFI

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