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jobby: 3D Pre Viz Artist, Guru Studio, Toronto

Guru Studio, the animation powerhouse behind global hits Paw Patrol and Justin Time, is looking for a Pre Viz Artist who is responsible for assembling scenes with 3D Assets and environments reflective of the storyboards. This role reports directly to the Pre-Viz Supervisor, all from our state-of-the art downtown Toronto studio!


  • Complete a quota of rough shot layouts per week on a professional digital 3D animation production.
  • Assemble scenes with 3D Assets and environments reflective of the Storyboards
  • Verify Assets in context
  • Fulfill storytelling beats
  • Create rough geometry to determine the size and scale of final assets and locations
  • Establish rough camera position, asset blocking, and location set dressing.
  • Report to Previz Supervisor, review notes, deadlines, revisions, and instructions regularly.
  • Post completed work internally and communicate progress to managers and other departments.


  • Committed team player
  • Strong Maya skills
  • An understanding of 3D Layout and composition
  • Strong staging abilities and its impact on animation
  • Understanding of translating 2D storyboards into 3D perspective (space)
  • An understand of Modern Film Language and Cinematography techniques
  • Understanding of basic polygonal modelling techniques
  • Minimum 3 years experience on a digital 3D animation production
  • Understanding of Python and/or MEL scripting a plus
  • An understanding of Maya’s camera sequencer a plus

To Apply:

Please email resumes, reels and blogs to with 3D PRE VIZ ARTIST in the subject line.

Guru Studio would like to thank all applicants for your interest, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.


Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Guru Studio is an equal opportunity employer.


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