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Northern Rescue: VFX Shots by Switch VFX

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Northern Rescue premieres on CBC September 18th!  Take a look at this family drama filmed right here in Ontario.

IMDB describes the story-line as follows:

After the death of his wife Sarah, John West (Baldwin) packs up his three children and transports them from their hectic urban life to his small northern hometown to take command of the local search-and-rescue service. Once there, the family struggles with their new surroundings, new friends, and accepting Sarah’s death. The children’s aunt (Robertson), helps them and John heal as she copes with the loss of her sister and her desire to have her own family. The series from Don Carmody Television (DCTV) was created by David Cormican, Dwayne Hill and Mark Bacci. Production took place in and around Parry Sound in northern Ontario. David Cormican served as the series showrunner. Executive Producers include Don Carmody, David Cormican, Dwayne Hill, Bradley Walsh, Billy Baldwin, and Mark Bacci.

Watch the trailer here:

Fall 2019 Dates Announced for Animation Lounge Workshops

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The Animation Lounge, an education resource hosted and sponsored by Switch VFX & Animation has announced their Fall 2019 Workshop dates.  The platform, built to advance the careers and passions of students, professionals and the public who are interested in the animation process from concept to publication.  We offer training on the rapidly changing software and hardware technology for the industry.

Fall Dates

September 21

October 19

November 16

December 7th

Click HERE to Register

American Hangman: VFX from Switch VFX

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Binge a thriller this summer starring the legendary Donald Sutherland

The IMDB story line summary reads as follows:

An unidentified man posts a live feed on social media showing that he has kidnapped two strangers and intends to kill one before the day is out. His intention is to hold a capital “trial” online. As the authorities recognize what’s happening, it becomes apparent that the online public is going to act as judge and jury.

Watch the trailer!

 

Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival to feature Zoua

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Toronto Ontario, November 14, 2018 – Switch VFX & Animation and Artistes Pour Rêver are pleased to announce that their unique animated short Zoua will be among the first shown at this year’s Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival.

A first of its kind production, the story and characters of the film come direct from the imaginations of an inspired group of ten children in Switzerland who are facing the world of cancer. Their story follows the adventures of their hero “ZOUA”, a special boy who lives on a deserted island and though he is great friends with the local animals, he longs more than anything to live where he can play with other children.

For more information on Artistes Pour Rêver and ZOUA click HERE

For more information on the Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival click HERE

For more information on production partner ASI Studios click HERE

Syfy’s The Expanse: “Leviathan Wakes” Episode

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Receives 2017 Hugo Award Nomination

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Toronto Ontario, April 6, 2017 – Switch VFX & Animation congratulates all the inventive artists whose creativity on Syfy’s The Expanse; Leviathan Episode contributed to its nomination for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form at the 2017 Hugo Awards.  Presented annually since 1955, The Hugo Awards are science fictions most prestigious awards, voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), who also administer them. 

Winners will be celebrated during a ceremony at Worldcon 75, the 75th World Science Fiction Convention, August 11, 2017 in Helsinki Finland.  2464 valid nominating ballots were received and counted from the members of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 World Science Fiction Conventions.  The final round of voting will open shortly and will close on July 15, 2017. 

The finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards were announced online April 4th.  The video of the announcement is available on YouTube. 

Nominations: https://www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-history/2017-hugo-awards/

Syfy’s The Expanse; Salvage Episode

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Recognized by Visual Effects Society with Award Nomination

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Toronto Ontario, January 12, 2017 – Switch VFX & Animation congratulates all inventive artists 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 industry’s professional global honorary society.

Winners will be celebrated February 7, 2017 at the 15th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration which recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games as well as the VFX Supervisors, VFX Producers and hands on artists who bring this work to life.

Nominations list: https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/post/15th-annual-ves-awards-nominees

About Us: Switch VFX & Switch Animation is an award-winning artist owned studio that provides exceptional digital visual effects and animated content from initial concept developments all the way to the final deliveries for some of the best names in the industry including Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, Disney, Nickelodeon, Teletoon, Dreamworks, and BBC kids. We foster creative excellence, technology innovation, and straightforward communication that reaches the sweet spot between artists and technical specialists.  Visit the Switch website at www.switchent.com

 

 

Most Innovative in Visual Effects Design – Canada

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Toronto, Ontario, December 15, 2016 – TMT News proudly announced today that Switch VFX & Animation has won the TMT News 2016 Entertainment Award for Most Innovative in Visual Effects Design.

TMT News (United Kingdom) is an online magazine and newsletter offering the latest information across the three key sectors of Technology, Media and Telecom.

In today’s press release Jessie Wilson, Awards Co-ordinator was quoted as saying “Entertainment is important to everyone and we all have different tastes, meaning companies have to work hard to appeal to as many clients as possible.  Through the awards programme we have turned the spotlight on the dedicated firms and those working behind the scenes within them who are providing quality, informative content.”

Click HERE for the TMT News Press Release

About US: Switch VFX & Animation is an award-winning artist owned studio that provides exceptional digital visual effects and animated content from initial concept developments all the way to the final deliveries for some of the best names in the industry including Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, Disney, Nickelodeon, Teletoon, DreamWorkds and BBC Kids.  We foster creative excellence, technology innovation and straightforward communication that reaches the sweet spot between artists and technical specialists.  Visit the Switch website at www.switchent.com