jobby: Modeling Intern, guru studio, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

June 1, 2010

guru studio is looking for a Modeling Intern for our new animated series JUSTIN TIME. Start date is immediately and will last until the end of September.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of Maya
  • Educational qualification/school attendance in a related subject
  • (e.g. arts, design, animation)
  • Keen eye for detail and translating 2D concept art into 3D designs
  • Experience modeling simple objects (can be part of your school portfolio)
  • A good eye for anatomical detail and a basic understanding of the processes and requirements of both modelling and animation.
  • Ability to document and clearly explain your choices and processes to other team members.
  • The ability to use their own initiative in problem solving
  • Good communication skills, along with a strong team orientation
  • Keep CG Supervisor and/or leads and management informed of progress, changes and other critical issues
  • Interest in learning on-the-job and developing their skill set at a busy, professional animation studio

Qualities and Attributes:

  • Knowledge of working in an animation pipeline environment
  • Knowledge of MEL scripting and any automated rigging processes.
  • An understanding of 3D FK/IK skeletal animation systems for both control and deformation of 3D characters (stylised and realistic).
  • Experience with secondary animation systems (including cloth /hair simulation)

What we offer:

  • A fun creative environment.
  • A chance to observe the world of animation production.
  • Performance based honorarium and transportation.


Submit your cover letter and resume to

Please no phone calls. Only selected applicants will be contacted.


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