jobby: Environmental Location Designer, Senior 3D Rigging TD, Guru Studio, Toronto

April 4, 2012

1) ENVIRONMENTAL LOCATION DESIGNER

Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for a talented Environmental Location Designer to develop original environmental designs which will define the look of an upcoming preschool 3D television series for an international broadcaster.

Responsibilities:

–       Work with Director and Production Designer to conceptualize 3D environments

–       Visualize locations clearly so they can be interpreted by the modeling department

–       Provide additional design support when needed

Qualities and Qualifications:

–       You must be an outstanding environment artist with a strong sense of spacial design.

–       Excellent drawing and painting skills and sense of colour.

–       A strong sense of perspective and composition

–       Experience with Photoshop – knowledge of other art/graphics software an asset

–       Understanding of the basics of 3D animation

–       Previous experience an asset.

–       Works well under pressure

To apply: Please email resumes and links to blogs, portfolios or reels (Vimeo preferred) to: hireme@gurustudio.com with Environment Location Designer in the subject line.

No phone calls.

We are unable to return materials, do not submit originals.  Candidate must be a Canadian Citizen and a resident of Ontario. Guru studio is an equal opportunity employer.

2) SENIOR 3D RIGGING TD

Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for a Senior 3D Rigging TD to develop a master rigging system for all 3D characters, sets, and props on a new 3D preschool television series for an international broadcaster.

Responsibilities:

–       Rig characters and props that support the show’s design aesthetic.

–       Write and or use commercial tools that automate character production

–       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

Qualities & 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

–       Ability to multitask and adhere to production deadlines

–       You must have a strong grasp on the fundamentals of animation.

To apply: Please email resumes and links to blogs, portfolios or reels (Vimeo preferred) to: hireme@gurustudio.com with Senior 3D Rigging TD in the subject line.

No phone calls.

We are unable to return materials, do not submit originals.  Candidate must be a Canadian Citizen and a resident of Ontario. Guru studio is an equal opportunity employer.