Digital Alchemy Entertainment

Winter 2009 Newsletter

Digital Alchemy Entertainment is a Vancouver, BC based animation and visual effects studio servicing full production and outsourcing work for TV, Film, Gaming, and Commercial Productions worldwide.

Digital Alchemy begins a spectacular New Year with a variety of productions airing on television and a number of exciting new projects underway.

In addition to the 3D Animation and Visual Effects services Digital Alchemy offers, we now have a division devoted to 2D Flash Animation.  Read below to learn more about our current projects involving CGI Animation, 2D Flash, and a mix of the two!


What's Airing On TV
Projects In The Works
The Latest In R & D
DAE Sponsored Events
Affiliate News

What's Airing On Television

ZiXX Level Three
The highly anticipated third season of ZiXX Level Three will be premiering on YTV on January 10 @ 8pm.  Digital Alchemy provided the gamut of animation services; including series direction and production design.  The production was a collaboration with DAE's industry associate Rainmaker Entertainment for Thunderbird Films Inc.

View more from the stunning new season!

'ZiXX Level Three' on YTV, 8pm Saturdays

Zigby is an animated preschool series that begins airing 11:30am on February 23 on Treehouse, ABC Australia, France 5, and ZDF.  The show has already been generating an enormous buzz amongst the children's broadcasters and is sure to be a hit.

'Zigby' airs on Treehouse, 11:30am February 23

SaskTel TV Spot
In collaboration with Cinepost Films, Digital Alchemy Entertianment has wrapped production on a TV commercial for SaskTel.  The spot is currently receiving television broadcast promoting the Saskatchewan Telephone company.  Digital Alchemy is currently gearing up to begin work on the next spot with Cinepost Films.

SaskTel TV commercial

SaskTel TV commercial

Thirst is a feature film produced by Insight Film Studios, one of Canada's largest film production companies.  Digital Alchemy provided visual effects for the feature, which is currently airing on the Super Channel, among many other outlets and venues.

'Thirst' the feature film

Projects In The Works

Music Video
January 2009 begins production on a 2D animated music video!  The video will be created with Flash, Toon Boom, and After Effects.

2D animated music video

Visual Effects
Digital Alchemy Entertainment continues to provide CGI creature effects sequences for the Los Angeles based horror film Skinned Deep.

'Skinned Deep' the feature film

CG Animated Preschool Series
DAE is currently in production an innovative new TV pilot incorporating live-action child actors with lovable cartoon creatures in a fantastical world…  all created in 3D.

2D Flash Series
Recently, Digital Alchemy collaborated on a 2D Flash and 3D CGI hybrid animated series.  The characters have a classical look that is integrated seamlessly into a dynamic 3D environment.

'JFC' Flash animation parodies Tom Cruise

Research & Development

Digital Alchemy Entertainment ensures their clients receive the best quality work with the most up to date resources in the industry.  This is achieved by DAE's continued efforts in research and development.

VRay In Softimage XSI
The DAE studio is now an official Alpha tester for the industries' leader in photo-real rendering software.  Softimage XSI combined with VRay will be a winning combination for a production friendly workflow and high-end photo-real results.  Digital Alchemy Entertainment is proud to be working with the Chaos Group to help bring this to a reality.

VRay photo-real 3D renders in Softimage XSI

2D In 3D
Digital Alchemy has been creating new tools and solutions for bringing 2D vector based drawings and characters into a 3D environment.  This achieves much more of an authentic, traditional, 2D aesthetic than toon shaders can provide, yet still allow the freedom to work within a 3D set.  View a sample from a show in development using this technique.

'Recall Wrangler' 2D vectors in a 3D environment

Microsoft High Performance Computing
In conjunction with the High Performance Computing division at Microsoft Canada, DAE is currently providing a proof of concept for the implementation of a Windows based HPC environment solution.  This installation is intended to provide advanced render farm capabilities.

'Recall Wrangler' 2D vectors in a 3D environment

Sponsored Events

Women In Games International
In December 2008, Digital Alchemy Entertainment was honored to provide sponsorship for the Women In Games International Event held at Subeez Lounge (Vancouver, B.C.).  The event supported the advancement of women in the industry while also providing a top quality networking event for everyone involved with gaming.

Women In Games International social event

Women In Games International, Vancouver, B.C. Chapter

Digital Alchemy is also proud to sponsor
the Women In Games International Association
with two exciting new events!

Women In Games International

Vancouver, B.C. Chapter Party
On February 7, 2009, Digital Alchemy will host an informal and fun WIGI Van night in Gastown coinciding with Vancouver's Game Design Expo.  Join us for a social evening of lively networking, drinks, gaming, and animated discussions about the future of the industry.  For complete details, email

Game Developer Conference (GDC) Party
People are still talking about last year's Women In Games GDC party…  and this year, as a Gold Sponsor, Digital Alchemy Entertainment will provide our expertise multi-media audio visuals to make this year's event even better!

Affiliate News

Starz Animation, a Toronto based industry affiliate of Digital Alchemy Entertainment Inc. has recently released a trailer for its latest production “9”Preview this epic new feature film's trailer.

Apple Trailers '9'

Gnomeo and Juliette is another feature film from Starz Animation Toronto, coming in 2011.  It's an exciting new production which will be created in conjunction with Academy Award winning Studio Miramax Films, with Kelly Ashbury, the director of Shrek 2 and the legendary song writing team Elton John & Bernie.

Starz Animation

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Digital Alchemy Entertianment has built a reputation for outstanding artistry and well executed work.  We are always interested in meeting with new producers to share our knowledge in the field and offer our expertise.

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