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.
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.
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
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
Professionally conversant with Maya
Be active in remaining current and up to date with software
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
You must be legally entitled to work in Canada and/or an Ontario Resident. No relocation will be provided.
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