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ToonBox Entertainment Recruiting Art Designer & Character Finaling Artist

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Art Designer

Position: Art Designer

Position Description and Responsibilities:

To collaborate with the Art Director / Director to explore and develop colour background design as required by production or the studio
To present the visual direction of colour and/or texture for environments / sets, and props as a means to provide the roadmap for the surfacing and lighting/compositing teams during visual development, pre-production, and production while meeting the highest of quality, aesthetically and technically
To listen to the Art Director/ Director’s description/s / launch of sequences and shots and create quality visual / colour backgrounds paintings to capture both the activity and the emotion of the scene(s)
To partner with Art Director (CG Supervisor and Technical Team, if required) to help ensure aesthetic goals are met in the most efficient manner;
To revise, edit and modify work as indicated by the Art Director;
To work collaboratively with other departments to support their needs as determined by the Art Director or Creative Director or Production Designer;
To maintain awareness of the broader show needs as they relate to aspects of art and design and related revisions;
To research and collate suitable reference material from various sources for asset and shot production;
To produce concept art, schematics, layouts, matte paintings as deemed necessary;
To provide creative input where appropriate;
To work in adherence to budget and schedule constraints while maintaining the show’s overall look and mood via organising and managing timelines to ensure colour design is cast, completed and submitted on time;
To ensure file management and archiving of art work is maintained throughout the course of production;
To troubleshoot creative and technical issues as they arise as requested by Art Director.
To assist in other art department / production needs as needs must.

Required Skills and Experience

3- 5 years’ experience in feature films creating photorealistic and stylized environments
Degree in Art, industrial design or painting preferred
Knowledge of Photoshop must
Understanding of compositing software desired – Nuke
Strong knowledge of advanced matte painting techniques including color space, digital paint techniques and Photoshop file management
Good knowledge and ability with perspective, value matching, and motion
Good knowledge of camera focal lengths and composition
Knowledge of film resolution and aspect rations
Strong time management in relation to deadlines
Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Location: Toronto, ON

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Character Finaling Artist

Department: CFX


The Character Effects Artist Applies A Number Of Techniques—including But Not Limited To Sculpting, Grooming, And Simulations Of Cloth And Hair—to Clean Up And Enhance Character Animation On A Computer-generated Feature.


Collaborate In The Design, Development And Implementation Of Techniques And Systems That Simulate Cloth And Hair, And Integrate Them Into The Production Pipeline.
Create Permanent Pose Space Deformers That Allow Animation To Achieve Specific Target Shapes.
Fix Undesirable Shapes And Artifacts In Shots Coming Out Of Animation.
Simulate Cloth Animation In Shots.
Groom And Simulate Hair/fur Animation In Shots.
Troubleshoot Technical Issues As They Arise.


Strong Knowledge Of Maya Is Essential.
Good Artistic Skills And An Eye For Natural Motion In Humans And Animals.
Knowledge Of Ncloth, Nhair, And Yeti Strongly Preferred.
Experience Creating And Using Pose Space Deformers.
Experience In Rigging, Modeling, And Animation Are Pluses.
A Good Generalist. Solid Understanding Of And Experience With The Entire Animation Production Process From Layout To Compositing Is A Plus.
Able To Take Direction And Adapt To Change.
Linux Experience Preferred.
– Benefits: Other Benefits, Medical Benefits, Dental Benefits, Life Insurance Benefits

– Terms Of Employment: Permanent/full-time

Location: Character Finaling Department In Toronto, On

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