Bryce Hallett

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Bryce Hallett
Born June 1976
North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Cartoonist, Animator, Director
Known for Ranger Gord Cartoons
History Bites
Animation Unleashed
Website http://www.frogfeet.ca

Bryce Hallett is a Canadian independent animator living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A graduate of Sheridan College's classical animation program[1] and Canadore College's graphic communications program,[2] Bryce has been creating numerous cartoons and animations since 1999 working under his business "Frog Feet Productions". His first job was creating the "Ranger Gord's Educational Films" and "Ranger Gord's Safety Tips" cartoons based on the character of the same name for The Red Green Show created by Steve Smith which aired on CBC Television and PBS.[3]

Since that time, Mr. Hallett has created numerous other animated shorts for sketch comedy TV series; a list that includes animation for Gemini Nominated History Bites (created by Rick Green), Listen Missy (created by Jane Ford) and The Frantics.[4] He has also contributed animation to numerous music videos and TV commercials airing across Canada and the United States and in films ranging from small Canadian independent films like "At Home by Myself...With You" (dir Kris Booth, 2009)[5] and documentaries. Trained in traditional animation and graphic design, Bryce has been known to experiment with a variety of styles and techniques including photography, cutout animation, stopmotion, watercolour and other media and various computer software.[6]

He is the illustrator[7] of the book "Animation Unleashed: 100 Principles Every Animator, Comic Book Writer, Filmmaker, Video Artist, and Game Developer Should Know"[8] written by veteran animator and "award-winning director of films for the National Film Board of Canada" Ellen Besen.[9] Released in 2008.

Selected Works[edit]

Television[edit]

Music Videos[edit]

  • Howie Beck (Alice) (contributing animator) (2004) ( dir by Tin Can Forest aka Marek Colek and Samantha Ferguson)
  • Robin Black (Why Don't You Love me?) (animator/designer/storieboards) (2005) Directed by Kris Lefcoe & Ghost Milk Studios. Animation by Ghostmilk, Bryce Hallett, Justin Lee and Chris Stone.
  • Eminem (Shake That feat. Nate Dogg (contributing animator) (2006) ( dir by Plates Animation)
  • Delica-m (Counting Stars) (Animator/Designer) (2010)

Feature Films[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

List of books illustrated by Bryce Hallett

Book Year Notes
Red Green's Duct Tape is Not Enough: A Humorous Guide to Midlife 2002 ISBN 978-1-57826-109-3[10]
Animation Unleashed: 100 Principles Every Animator, Comic Book Writer, Filmmaker, Video Artist, and Game Developer Should Know 2008 ISBN 1-932907-49-1[11]
ADD Stole My Car Keys (The Surprising Ways Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Affects Your Life... and Strategies for Creating a Life You Love.) 2011 ISBN 0-9866240-2-0 [12]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/teletoon-children-of-gildas-club-animate-whats-on-their-minds-597145.htm
  2. ^ Animation Unleashed: 100 Principles Every Animator, Comic Book Writer, Filmmaker, Video Artist, and Game Developer Should Know, by Ellen Besen, 2008 Michael Wiese Productions, Studio City,CA ISBN 978-1-932907-49-0, p225
  3. ^ http://www.openbooktoronto.com/events/ellen_besen_bryce_hallett_not_reading_series
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2034465/maindetails
  5. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2034465/filmorate
  6. ^ Artist Profile [1] Corel
  7. ^ Dominic von Reidman, Article: Book Review: Animation Unleashed, Suite101.com, Oct 2008
  8. ^ Nathalie Atkinson, Tue. Nov 04, 2008 " There's More than one way to sculpt a cat"[permanent dead link] National Post
  9. ^ David B. Levy,"Book Review: Animation Unleashed'[permanent dead link] Animation World News
  10. ^ Smith, Steve (2002). Red Green's Duct Tape is Not Enough: A Humorous Guide to Midlife. Toronto: Hatherleigh Press. ISBN 1-57826-109-0. 
  11. ^ Besen, Ellen (2008). Animation Unleashed: 100 Principles Every Animator, Comic Book Writer, Filmmaker, Video Artist, and Game Developer Should Know. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions. ISBN 1-932907-49-1. 
  12. ^ Jain, Ph.D. Umesh (2011). ADD Stole My Car Keys (The Surprising Ways Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Affects Your Life... and Strategies for Creating a Life You Love.). Toronto: Big Brain Productions Inc. ISBN 0-9866240-2-0.