Thursday, October 30, 2008

Guru Studios, Toronto, Senior Animators needed

guru is an award winning animation studio. We work with passionate and engaged individuals. Our skilled artists excel in bringing compelling and appealing characters to life. guru is known for sharp timing, smart design and a clever subtext. Currently, guru has openings for exceptional senior animators for an award winning children’s series to start in fall 2008. A background in art as well as showing a solid understanding of physical motion, weight and balance would be an asset.

Job Summary
Reporting to the Animation Supervisor, you will be responsible for creating animated sequences of the highest possible quality, focusing mostly on character performance. Animators will produce sequences unique to the show as well as be responsible for his or her own assigned scenes while helping to ensure deadlines by maintaining weekly quotas.

• Strong abilities in traditional animation skills and principles
• Natural sense of human and non-human movement, timing, weight and balance and the ability to use this to bring characters to life
• Understanding of musical timing and how it applies to animated characters
• Fanatical attention to detail
• Prioritize assigned work with respect to deadlines
• Dependable, able to anticipate the needs of the project and team
• Ability to problem solve, share solutions
• Willingness to accept direction and be open to changes from animation supervisors
• Minimum two years industry experience
• Professionally conversant with Maya
• Be active in remaining current and up to date with software
• Ability to work independently to manage personal workflow and deadlines
• Track own shot assignments; report shot status to producer and animation supervisor
• Manage organization of work files
• Must be able to handle pressure and juggle multiple projects
• Need to be efficient, reliable and self motivated

Please send resumes and reels with a descriptive list to:
guru studio
Attention: Hire Me!
110 Spadina Ave., Suite 500
Toronto, ON M5V 2K4
We are unable to return materials, so please do not submit originals. Only selected applicants will be contacted.

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