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Thursday, April 16, 2009
Intermediate and Senior Animators, Guru Studios, Toronto
Guru Studio is looking for exceptional Intermediate and Senior Animators for an Emmy award winning children’s series, to start immediately. A background in art, showing a solid understanding of physical motion, dance, weight and balance would be an asset. Job Summary Under the direct supervision of the unit’s animation supervisor and lead animator, you will be responsible for animating assigned scenes based on available live action references, storyboards and director’s notes, while maintaining weekly animation quota in addition to retakes. Requirements/Skills Artistic: • 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 • Understand musical timing and how it applies to animated characters • Fanatical attention to detail Production: • Able to work cooperatively within a creative team environment • Dependable, able to anticipate the needs of the project and team • Able to problem solve and share solutions • Willing to accept direction and be open to changes from Animation Supervisors • Minimum 6 months to 1 year professional industry experience as an Animator (junior positions); minimum two years industry experience (intermediate to senior positions), preferably with series production Technical: • Professionally conversant with Maya • Be active in remaining current and up to date with software Planning: • Able to work independently to manage own workflow and deadlines • Track own shot assignments; report shot starts and completions to producer and animation supervisor • Organize work files efficiently • Must be able to handle pressure and juggle multiple projects • Need to be efficient, reliable and self motivated with minimal supervision
Various positions available, including full time contract positions with benefits until early 2010. You must be legally entitled to work in Canada and/or an Ontario Resident. No relocation will be provided.