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Calling All Animators

Topic Simple was excited to be featured this week in a business article in the Hamilton Spectator.  The article – ‘Calling All Animators‘ – discussed the emerging animation ‘scene’ here in Hamilton, Ontario.  Hamilton is a post-industrial city of about half a million people located on the southern shores of Lake Ontario.  It’s been working hard in recent years to expand beyond its manufacturing roots and has an emerging tech sector to show for it.

Four animation companies have set up shop here in the last 6 months alone!  Here’s a brief on each of them (in alphabetical order):

  • Chuck Gammage Animation Inc.: A smaller, artist-driven animation studio that works in a variety of styles creating animated series, full-length features, and commercial spots.
  • Huminah Huminah: Started with a studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Huminah Huminah has opened expanded to open a 2nd one in Hamilton.  They create 2D & 3D animation and games.
  • Pipeline Studios: Pipeline are a large production company that does 2D & 3D animation for the television, feature film and entertainment industries.
  • Topic Simple: Topic Simple helps businesses expand their web-presence with short and entertaining explanatory animations.
Photo of Topic Simple in the Hamilton Spectator 2012

 






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  1. Matthew says:

    Hi,

    I am very excited about getting some experience with animation in Hamilton. I am currently attending McMaster University studying film and communications studies. I want to submit a resume if possible can someone please get in touch with me?

    Thanks,
    Matthew

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