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ToonBox Entertainment Recruiting Lighter/Compositor & Production Manager

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Lighter/Compositor

Category: Compositor
Company: ToonBox Entertainment
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

To collaborate within a team environment focussing on the lighting and compositing of shots during visual development, pre-production, and production while meeting the highest of quality, aesthetically and technically, on the studio’s CG stereoscopic feature film entitled SPARK, amongst other titles;
To light and composite shots for feature film production as well as other projects in development per established guidelines and timelines;
To identify potential lighting issues with regard towards scheduled deadlines;
To help troubleshoot and debug lighting/compositing issues as they arise over the course of visual development, pre-production, or production to ensure shot quota is met;
To ensure shots meet established render requirements;
To follow file management specifications provided;
To partner with Art Director, CG Supervisor, Lead Lighter/Compositor, and Technical Team to help ensure aesthetic goals are met in the most efficient manner;
To spot, report, and communicate creative and technical issues as they arise via sharing knowledge or solutions with team members;
To assist other team members within the Lighting/Composite Department as needs arise;
To work collaboratively with other departments such as Technology, Texturing, VFX;
To work in other asset/shot departments and assist with studio milestones and targets as considered appropriate via skill set and deemed necessary by production;
To maintain awareness of the broader show needs as they relate to the Lighting and Compositing Department (schedule, complexity of setups, etc.).

Required Skills and Experience:

Advanced knowledge of Maya, and Compositing (Nuke), Renderman experience preferred
Knowledge of MEL/Python
4+ years’ experience as a Lighting Artist
CG Feature film experience a must
Ability to communicate creative and technical ideas
A team player and leader, with a track record of multi-tasking and prioritize shot requirement to meet schedule
The Lighting/Compositing Artist must have a complete working knowledge of the lighting process in conjunction with the compositing process. (DEPARTMENT NOTE: Once a shot has been lit, the lighting artist is required to organise the shot into various layers for render. The rendered layers must then be composited by the same artist to create the final scene.)

Please send your material with appropriate documentation to the following address:

Attention: ToonBox Careers
ToonBox Entertainment Ltd.
26 Richardson St. Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5A 4J9

OR

Submit by email to: careers@toonboxent.com
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Production Manager

Category: Production Manager
Company: ToonBox Entertainment
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

SCHEDULING

Macro schedule- work with Producer using budgeted assumptions, breakdown and create a more detailed departmental schedule with the department APMs.
Oversee departments’ output to ensure resources are on target.
Create and analyze production reports per department with the APM and work with Producer to develop a weekly production status report.
Breakdown story reel to plan for new work to be produced. Schedule out work in partnership with Producer and CG Supervisor as necessary.
Support Producer in terms of defining specific start dates for new hires. Partner with Producer (and Recruiting) to ensure start up agendas and packages are prepared for all new hires.
Update and modify master schedule as required throughout production. Communicate changes to all applicable people.
Identify schedule variances and monitor changes incurred from approved production plan; recommend corrective action as necessary.

TRACKING

Oversee the weekly tracking of departments’ quotas along with given departments’ APMs.
Evolve the file management system as necessary, including that of all artwork created by the design department.
Ensure that the file management and/or tracking system is being used properly.
Check all data for accuracy and to ensure the project is on track.
Ensure the APMs are tracking their department’s output and reporting status’ appropriately

PRODUCTION

May be assigned responsibility for voice recording and casting.
Work with Producers to get clearance feedback and implement it.
Prepare and distribute weekly production reports to all applicable people.
Make recommendations for improvements to production and pipeline systems, particularly with respect to scheduling, and flow of information, milestone realization, and resource management.
Help to achieve and balance creative and operational goals of the project.
Identify production issues and proactively loopback this information to the producer.

Required Skills and Experience:

Project management – proven ability in managing projects from concept to completion.
Able to prioritize appropriately and always meet deadlines.
Excellent teamwork – ability to assemble and motivate teams and work effectively with others.
Strong written & verbal communication – good at following directions.
Organization – demonstrate organizational skills, including a strong attention to detail.
Strong problem solving skills.
Excellent conflict resolution and negotiation skills.

Qualifications:

Experience in traditional 2D and 3D animation production.
Minimum 7 years of animation/industry experience.
Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in Production Management.
Proficient in MS office suites including Excel and Word.
Overseas animation experiences a bonus.

Please send your material with appropriate documentation to the following address:

Attention: ToonBox Careers
ToonBox Entertainment Ltd.
26 Richardson St. Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5A 4J9

OR

Submit by email to: careers@toonboxent.com
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