Two Talents. One Switch.
The Visual Effects and Animation communities are constantly undergoing radical changes, so you should work with a studio who moves both industries forward by combining their unique, yet complimentary skills.
Service, Co-production and Education.
First and foremost we transform great ideas into impactful imagery using both leading edge 2D/3D animation and inventive visual effects. Our most recent work can be seen in the series Northern Rescue, currently streaming on Netflix and CBC, The Expanse on Amazon Prime, the Welcome to the Wayne animated webisodes and fan favorite George of the Jungle. Projects in our pipeline include Altered Carbon, Season 2 for Netflix, the recently announced SAW film for Lionsgate with Chris Rock and the independent feature starring Gabriel Byrne entitled Death of a Ladies Man.
Second, we look for intriguing storylines and cooperative partners who we can collaborate with to create compelling content like the recently produced animated Festival Short, ZOUA.
Finally, we work diligently to inspire and cultivate the next generation of talented digital artists by investing heavily in the education platform the Animation Lounge and the Switch Scholarship programs at five major Ontario colleges.
Lets talk about how we can work together
Ask to see our demo reel to review our best work
Email [email protected] for more information
Nightflyers on all Platforms
Check out some visual effects work from Switch VFX in the upcoming Netflix/Syfy thriller Nightflyers premiering on Syfy December 2nd with all episodes available on all platforms.
This chilling psychological series is based on the novella from author George R.R. Martin and follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard the Nightflyer—a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain—in the hope of making contact with alien life.
Children Fighting Cancer Create ZOUA
This first of its kind animated short brings to life a story and characters conceived by a group of 10 children in Switzerland currently battling cancer. The Film centers on a young hero named Zoua, a special boy who lives on a deserted island. Even though he is great friends with the local animals he longs more than anything to live where he can play with other children.
Click HERE to watch the trailer.
Once again the Switch Scholarship Program has awarded scholarships to deserving students at six Ontario Colleges so they can pursue their talent and dreams. Check out our website HERE to view their work and contact them by email .
Congratulations to award winners:
Travis Paciocco – Seneca
Aashay Meshram – Sheridan
Mikaela Coulter – St. Clair
Michael Deng – Centennial
Melissa Xu – Algonquin
Nicole Emmanouil – Conestoga
Distributed April 6, 2018
The Expanse Returns April 11th
Excited for season three of The Expanse returning to television April 11th. Check out the trailer to see otherworldly shots worked on by the talented team at Switch VFX.
Coming Soon Tilda Appleseed
Tilda is a charming animated adventure series about friendship and problem solving for preschoolers based on the beloved German children’s book series, Tilda Appleseed by Andreas H. Schmachtl. You will be impressed with the quality of the storytelling, the characters (led by the very spirited and imaginative Tilda) and the calm, warm, storybook – like art design and animation style.
Conestoga College Scholarship
Switch VFX & Animation is pleased to announce the creation of an Animation Scholarship at Conestoga College, adding to our roster of annual Switch VFX & Animation Scholarship Awards, which currently includes investment at Algonquin College, Centennial College, Seneca College, Sheridan College and St. Clair College.
Conestoga’s new two-year Animation diploma inspires students to use their creative talent to blend drawing, animation and production techniques with strong storytelling skills to create a variety of 2D and 3D animations.
The addition of a 6th scholarship to our talent development program increases Switch’s opportunity to help animation driven college students in the pursuit of their dreams while continuing to grow the much needed number of skilled and creative digital artists in Canada.
October 2017 sees the return of the SAW franchise with JIGSAW
#VFX by Switch VFX & Jon Campfens!
Check out the trailer to see some of our great work.
Welcome to Wawa Siptopia
Hand Drawn Traditional Animation
Congratulations to our partners on the clever creation of new commercials. Completed in only 4 weeks the two spots we worked on are hand drawn, traditional animation, scanned and painted in Harmony, composited in Nuke.
Credits: Nice Shoes & Harry Darrington, Creative Director.
Meet the 2017 Scholarship Winners!
Congratulations to our seven scholarship winners! We wish them the best of luck pursuing their passion and are excited by the prospect that they are working to advance the field in animated features, shorts and digital opportunities. It is critical that we support the education of our future digital artists and encourage our colleagues and competitors to do the same.
The demo reels of our winners can be found in the new Scholarship section of our website.
Click HERE to view
Welcome to Wayne premiered on Nickelodeon on July 24th…did you know that we worked on the webisodes that greenlit the series…now you do. Check it out HERE.
Exciting Awards news to start the New Year
George of the Jungle Season 2, co-produced with August Media Holdings in partnership with Dreamworks Animation and Teletoon, a Corus Entertainment network was recognized as the Best in 2D Animation at the 21st Asian Television Awards.
In addition, TMT News, an online magazine and newsletter offering the latest information across the three key sectors of Technology, Media and Telecom awarded Switch VFX & Animation Most Innovative in Visual Effects Design.
Finally, we congratulate all our creative partners for work on Syfy’s The Expanse; Salvage Episode for its nomination of Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode by the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industrys professional global honorary society.
In more exciting award news we are incredibly proud to announce five different Switch VFX & Animation Student Award Programs to help aspiring artists pursue their passion in animation and digital visual effects. Students can access the qualifications on their school websites for awards in Spring 2017.
The new Switch VFX & Animation tagline Two Talents, One Switch (VFX & Animation) revealed recently showcases the depth of our newly energized company. We have built a creative powerhouse, unlike any other in Canada that delivers breathtaking visual effects and quality animation to our clients, partners and viewers worldwide.
Watch for George of the Jungle on Teletoon in Canada. This exciting co-production with Singapore is just one of our many international relationships which have resulted in entertaining animated content for children around the world.
In addition, check out this incredible commercial for Plan Canada we were privileged to work on. Join Switch in rallying behind girls and cheering for gender equality.
Also, now available: The SWITCH Scholarship at Seneca College awarded to deserving third year students in the 2D or Digital Animation stream of the Animation program. Apply by the end of October!