Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Online

When: November 11-13, 2021

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Grayden Laing

Artist, Animator & Filmmaker, Establish Media

Grayden Laing is a St. Thomas based artist, animator, and filmmaker who has a passion for creating artwork that leads viewers to a more nuanced perception of the world around them. Grayden’s artwork is informed by the visual communication paradigms of social media as well as the iconoclastic works of early 20th century French artists.

In the broadcast world, Grayden has done work for the W Network, Travel + Escape, CHCH, Vision TV, Investigation Discovery, and the History Channel. He was the director of photography and colourist for the History TV series War Story: Afgahnistan, which won a Canadian Screen Award for the Best History Documentary Program or Series. When the pandemic hit, Grayden switched from filming for War Story to being the lead digital artist pioneering a technique to colourize black and white WWII footage for War Story: Fight to the Finish, which was nominated in 2021 for Best History Documentary Program or Series.

Grayden currently maintains an art studio in St. Thomas, ON, where he paints, teaches, works on film projects, and runs Establish Media.  

10:30AM - 11:30AM


Emerging Tech in Animation

Learn the latest from the folks that are on the cutting edge of the animation industry. Whether it's Virtual Production and animation with Motion Capture, Animation for Virtual Reality theme park rides/experiences or Animation for Metaverse development we've got that and more!

With Dan Fill President & Co-Founder, Dark Slope Studios Grayden Laing Artist, Animator & Filmmaker, Establish Media Joe Raasch VFX Coordinator, Seneca College Shishir 'S' Pande CEO, EXAR Studios

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