Saturday, January 31, 2009

SR Maya Artist, Spin VFX, Toronto

Hey there everyone, and Happy New Year! We are presently looking for CG character animators - contract lasts for pretty much the year - here's the info:


Spin Toronto is seeking a Lead Maya Artist to work on a 52X 11 minute TV series.

Qualified applicants must have a minimum of 2 year TV series experience. As well as experience in Design. Must be a Canadian citizen or possess landed immigrant status and be willing to work in our downtown Toronto location.
This is a 1 year contract positions that could lead to full time for the right individual.
Start date is As Soon As Possible

To apply, please submit:
*Position in subject line
*A cover letter
*Link to your online website/portfolio/reel to
Hardcopy reel submissions to:
620 KING
M5V 1M6
No phone calls please.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

3D Artist, Ganz/Webkinz, Toronto

3D Artist

About the Job


Ganz’ Webkinz has revolutionized the toy industry with its innovative and engaging combination of online and offline play.​ A true popular cultural icon, Webkinz has been featured on every major television network and was ranked number 2 on Google’s 2007 Zeitgeist list of most popular searches.​

Now is your chance to join the creative team that has brought this vibrant world to life.​ Ganz is seeking a talented and motivated person with a proven love of online entertainment for the position of:

3D Artist

Your responsibilities will include:

· Designing, modeling, lighting and rendering 3D content.​

· Work with a team of 2D artists and programmers.​

· Complete quality work on time, to specification.​


· Must have at least 3 years production experience.​

· Must have an art background.​

· Must have a thorough understanding of physical motion, weight, balance, texture, and form.​

· Must have solid conceptual and design skills.​

· Must be proficient in 3D Studio Max, Maya or Softimage and Photoshop.​

· Must have traditional illustration skills.​

· Character animation skills is a bonus

Candidates must have an exceptional, professional level DVD, CD or online demo reel to be considered for an interview.​

Interested candidates must email their resume and online portfolios to careers@​ganz.​com .​ Applications submitted without an online portfolio will not be considered.​

Please check out our website www.​webkinz.​com.​

Sunday, January 25, 2009

3D Modeller/Texture Artist, Longtail Studios, Quebec City

Longtail Studios, in Quebec City, is looking for a 3D Modeller/Texture Artist.
  • Model characters in high polygon, low polygon and in game resolutions.
  • Create textures maps
  • BA desired , 2 years experience in the videogame industry, and at least 1 shipped title.
  • Attention to high quality anatomical detail
  • Strong traditional art skills
  • Solid understanding of art fundamentals to include color theory, light, shade and form
  • Can work in a variety of styles.
  • Highly experienced in 3d max.
  • An understanding of computer graphic fundamentals and video game art production pipelines
  • An understanding of Photoshop and programs such as Zbrush or Mudbox
  • Experience in several aspects of videogame art production to include concept work, modeling, texturing, and shading.
  • Able to meet deliverables and drive your work to completion within specified timelines
  • An understanding of rigging and animation principles.
  • Great communication skills both written and verbal
  • Can work cross functionally in many areas without being constrained by your job function
  • A collaborative work ethic
  • Must currently be a resident of Canada
Please submit the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Current CV / Resume
  • Samples of your work that show your ability to create texture maps using Photoshop
  • Samples of your work that show the model wireframes associated with this same work
  • Samples of your 3D models at in game polygon resolutions (low poly) along with higher resolution models (high poly) created in Zbrush or Mudbox for normal mapping

Email Address:

Friday, January 23, 2009

slim pickins

Sorry for the lack of job posts lately, it's not for lack of trying. I'm continuing to search out opportunities on the various job boards, but nothing seems to be turning up. I hope this means that everyone out there is busy busy busy working away.
If you know of anyone with positions to fill, send 'em my way. As always, it is free to post. (

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Lead Animator, Starz Animation, Toronto

Starz Animation, Toronto, one of Canada’s largest 3D Animation Studios, is currently in production on Miramax Film’s major animation movie, “Gnomeo and Juliet”. Directed by Kelly Asbury and with music and lyrics by legendary songwriting team ELTON JOHN & BERNIE TAUPIN, this animated feature will be released in 2011.
Position Description: Lead Animator
For: Gnomeo and Juliet
Reports to Supervising Animator and Head of Animation
Position Description and Requirements:
∑ Previous study of anatomy, perspective and composition.
∑ Demonstrated expert knowledge of timing, acting, posing and lip-synch
∑ Previous work should reflect a strong understanding of character personality, movement and storytelling.
∑ Expert knowledge of Maya
∑ Ability to meet tight deadlines
∑ Demonstrated success at working at Feature level quotas
∑ Strong problem solving skills and ability to present solutions in order to meet quotas required
∑ Clear communication style – open and responsive
∑ Ability to work in a collaborative environment, taking direction from the Supervisor and feedback from Directors(s) as necessary.
∑ Several years experience leading character animation teams on CG Feature Films

About the Film
Gnomeo and Juliet -- distributed by Miramax Films -- is an animated picture directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2), produced by Baker Bloodworth, David Furnish, Steve Hamilton-Shaw and with songs by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Now in production.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume indicating which position you are applying for to:

We thank everyone for their interest in advance, but given the high volume of response we will be unable to reply to everyone in person. No phone calls please.
About Starz Animation, Toronto
Starz Animation, Toronto, one of Canada’s leading 3D animation studio for breakthrough digital production. Starz Animation, Toronto has gained a reputation for its commitment to excellence in high-end digital animation. By utilizing proprietary software technology, Starz Animation, Toronto, continues to advance its character animation and continually raises the bar in CGI animation production by offering the most high-end technology and visual tools available including; Maya, Inferno, Fusion, Mental Ray, Syflex, Real Flow, and Qube on a variety of platforms. Our artists’ creative skills are showcased in an ever-expanding body of work in feature films, direct-to-video productions, prime time and children’s CG animated series.
As part of Starz Media, Starz Animation, Toronto, has partners in development, production, and distribution of entertainment: Starz Home Entertainment/Anchor Bay, Starz/Encore, Film Roman, Manga and Vongo. As such, Starz Animation, Toronto, has the capability to distribute its programming to consumers however and wherever they want to watch: in theatres, on DVDs, via cable or satellite, on broadcast stations and over the internet in both the domestic and international markets.