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Guru Studio Recruiting Senior CG Animator, 3D Character Modeler, 3D Rigger, 3D Location Modeler, Senior Storyboard Artist, Surfacing Artist & Render Wrangler

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Senior CG Animator

Description

Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world.
Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for a SENIOR CG ANIMATOR who are responsible for animating characters and props using Maya. This role reports directly to the Line Producer and Animation Director.

Responsibilities:

– Use a natural sense of human and non-human movement, timing, weight and balance to bring characters to life
– Track own shot assignments; report shot starts and completions to Animation Director and Lead Animator, and ensure that all assigned shots are completed within required timelines
– Animate characters and props using Maya
– Attend all animation screenings to understand the Director’s vision for each episode
– Revise shots as directed
– Check in with supervising animators regarding progress, and check in with animation producer regarding tasks and available work
– Anticipate, communicate and trouble shoot any technical issues

Qualifications:

– A minimum of 3 years animation experience producing quality work with high-end 3D animation tools for film and television.
– Demonstrated knowledge of animation timing, posing; lip sync, acting and storytelling techniques.
– Strong creative problem solving skills and the ability to take constructive criticism well
– High level of creativity, with the ability to perform to standard under tight deadlines

To Apply:

Please email resumes and links to blogs, portfolios or reels (Vimeo preferred) to:
hireme@gurustudio.com with SENIOR CG ANIMATOR in the subject line.

Ontario and/or Canadian Citizenship Required. Guru is an equal opportunity employer.
Thank you for your interest in Guru Animation Studio. Hope to hear from you soon!

Apply here:- http://www.gurustudio.com/contact/employment-opportunities/cg-animator1/
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3D Character Modeler

Description

Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world.
Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for a SENIOR CG ANIMATOR who are responsible for animating characters and props using Maya. This role reports directly to the Line Producer and Animation Director.

Responsibilities:

– Use a natural sense of human and non-human movement, timing, weight and balance to bring characters to life
– Track own shot assignments; report shot starts and completions to Animation Director and Lead Animator, and ensure that all assigned shots are completed within required timelines
– Animate characters and props using Maya
– Attend all animation screenings to understand the Director’s vision for each episode
– Revise shots as directed
– Check in with supervising animators regarding progress, and check in with animation producer regarding tasks and available work
– Anticipate, communicate and trouble shoot any technical issues

Qualifications:

– A minimum of 3 years animation experience producing quality work with high-end 3D animation tools for film and television.
– Demonstrated knowledge of animation timing, posing; lip sync, acting and storytelling techniques.
– Strong creative problem solving skills and the ability to take constructive criticism well
– High level of creativity, with the ability to perform to standard under tight deadlines

To Apply:

Please email resumes and links to blogs, portfolios or reels (Vimeo preferred) with SENIOR CG ANIMATOR in the subject line.

Ontario and/or Canadian Citizenship Required. Guru is an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your interest in Guru Animation Studio. Hope to hear from you soon!

Apply here:- http://www.gurustudio.com/contact/employment-opportunities/3d-character-modeler1/
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3D Rigger

Description

Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for a 3D Rigger to help bring our next batch of fantastic projects to life.

Responsibilities:

Use available studio tools to rig characters and props
Rig characters and props that support the show’s design aesthetic
Design control mechanisms that are simple and intuitive for animators
Work collaboratively with design, layout and animation leads to meet the needs of the production
Model / Transfer blendshapes for secondary characters
Stay on top of new tools and methods for rigging on an animated series
Make sure work is completed and delivered per schedule

Qualifications:

In depth knowledge of Maya rigging
Strong secondary abilities in modeling
Functional knowledge of Maya shader networks and UV placement
An understanding of cartoon animation principles and how they apply to rigging
Ability to automate tasks with MEL or Python is an asset
Production experience is an asset

To Apply:

Please email resumes and links to blogs, portfolios or reels (Vimeo preferred) with 3D RIGGER in the subject line. Ontario and /or Canadian Citizenship Required. Guru is an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your interest in Guru Animation Studio. We hope to hear from you soon!

Apply here:- http://www.gurustudio.com/contact/employment-opportunities/3d-rigger/
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3D Location Modeler

Description

Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for a 3D Location Modeler to help bring the next batch of fantastic projects to life.

Responsibilities:

Interpret 2D artwork and model animation friendly locations to an appropriate scale
Set dress locations accordingly
Rig and organize the location as required by the animators and lighting department
Create UV maps with good use of space and minimal texture distortion
Make sure work is completed and delivered per schedule
Keep current on modeling techniques and technology and propose new tools/methodologies

Qualifications:

2 -3 years experience working as a 3D Modeler.
Extensive knowledge in modeling polygonal objects, using Maya, 3DS Max, and/or art packages.
Hard surface modeling skills (vehicles, buildings, props etc.).
Ability to communicate creatively and technically to your teammates
Strong 2D Skills is an asset.
Experience in Zbrush is an asset
Love for Character Animation!

To Apply:

Please email resumes and links to blogs, portfolios or reels (Vimeo preferred) with 3D LOCATION MODELER in the subject line. Ontario and /or Canadian Citizenship Required. Guru is an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your interest in Guru Animation Studio. We hope to hear from you soon!

Apply here:- http://www.gurustudio.com/contact/employment-opportunities/3d-location-modeler/
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Senior Storyboard Artist

Description

Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world.
Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for in-house SENIOR STORY BOARD ARTIST to join our team on one of our 3D production.
This position will report directly to the Director and AD.

Responsibilities:

Redraw panels under director’s note quickly and efficiently
Follow instructions as per the notes and discussions
Communicate progress of work to director, assistant director and production team
Ensure quality and style of the show is consistently achieved in storyboard work
Must be comfortable drawing in a loose gestural style in order to meet all deadlines, while still maintaining quality standards and clear storytelling

Qualities and Qualifications:

Excellent drawing and composition skills
Solid knowledge of story, including language, acting and craft
Must be able to work fast and efficiently
Must work digitally. Experience working in ToonBoom StoryboardPRO and/or Photoshop is a BIG plus
Minimum of 3 years experienced is required

To Apply:

Please email resumes and links to blogs, portfolios or reels (Vimeo preferred) with STORY BOARD ARTIST in the subject line.
Ontario and/or Canadian Citizenship Required. Guru is an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your interest in Guru Animation Studio. Hope to hear from you soon!

Apply here:- http://www.gurustudio.com/contact/employment-opportunities/story-board-artists/
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Surfacing Artist

Description

Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world.
Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for a Surfacing Artist for a premier international animated TV series! The Surfacing Artist is responsible for UV, texturing and developing shaders to be used in production.

Responsibilities

– Primary Role is to UV / Texture / Develop Shaders to be used in Production.
– Work with the Surfacing Supervisor or Lead to reach the intended look of Characters and Props based on studio guidelines.
– Maintain the studio standards for naming and organizing of textures, shaders and shading networks.
– Keep team informed of any potential technical or creative problems
– Collaborate with other artists to ensure quality and consistency
– Keep up to speed with up and coming technology, and make recommendations for workflow improvement

Requirements

– 2+ years experience in production
– Strong understanding of how an Animation TV series pipeline operates
– Strong traditional or illustration portfolio is an asset
– Knowledge of 3D texturing tools (Mari / zBrush / Body Paint / 3D Coat or)
– A Portfolio that demonstrates intelligent and well utilized UVs
– Advanced to Expert knowledge of Photoshop

To Apply:

Please email resumes and links to blogs, portfolios or reels (Vimeo preferred) with Surfacing Artist in the subject line.
Ontario and/or Canadian Citizenship Required. Guru is an equal opportunity employer

Thank you for your interest in Guru Animation Studio. Hope to hear from you soon.

Apply here:- http://www.gurustudio.com/contact/employment-opportunities/surfacing-artist3/
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Render Wrangler

Description

Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world.
Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for RENDER WRANGLERS who are responsible for helping the Supervisor track renders. This role reports directly to the Line Producer and CG Supervisor.

Responsibilities:

Data managed and prioritized in order of importance and assigned to particular computers for rendering.
Image checking – reporting visual artifacts or incomplete/damaged images
Manage materials as they come and go, name files, allocate them to the appropriate space on the server, and process them for transport to other facilities.
Ensure that the render process runs smoothly and is free of technical or other issues that may cause delays. Provide render time estimate and render reports to supervisors regularly

Qualifications:

Knowledge of Maya, Rush and Linux based render environments
Bash scripting knowledge
Ability to learn new software quickly or on the job if necessary
Ability to analyze and problem solve / keen attention to detail
Ability to record information accurately and detect/report issues that could compromise delivery
Ability to take instructions; work in a high pressure environment with the capacity to work with minimum supervision when required

To Apply:

Please email resumes and links to blogs, portfolios or reels (Vimeo preferred) with RENDER WRANGLER in the subject line.
Ontario and/or Canadian Citizenship Required. Guru is an equal opportunity employer

Thank you for your interest in Guru Animation Studio. Hope to hear from you soon.

Apply here:http://www.gurustudio.com/contact/employment-opportunities/render-wranglers1/
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