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: Animator
For: Gnomeo and Juliet
Reports to Senior 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 Senior Animator and Supervisor
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.
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