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15 Oct 2020

Part-Time 2D FX Artist (Part-Time)

Guru Studio – Posted by gurustudio Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

We’re looking for an experienced Part-Time 2D FX Artist to join our Pikwik Pack crew!

This is a short-term part-time position.  Harmony experience is a must.

Pikwik Pack is a brand new original preschool series coming to Disney Junior that’s packed with big adventure, silly hi-jinks, and heartfelt charm.

You’ll be joining a vibrant entertainment company known for creating, developing and producing award-winning, hit shows such as True and the Rainbow Kingdom for Netflix, the smash-hit PAW Patrol, Mattel’s Ever After High; and our own Emmy Award nominated series Justin Time. Our studio also contributed visual development on the Academy Award nominated animated feature The Breadwinner.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design FX appropriate for the scenes and in the style of the production in a timely manner.
  • Hand-Animate custom FX for scenes in the style of the production.
  • Create particle systems in Harmony and integrate it into the scene.
  • Reuse and reanimate stock FX to best match the FX needs in a scene.
  • Prioritize and propose FX solutions that match the quality and expectations of the production.
  • Manage and maintain FX stock material in a library used by the FX team.

Apply if You Have:

  • Strong sense of design and graphic appeal for FX animation — as the FX on the show will be stylized and designed to fit into the show itself.
  • Toon Boom Harmony experience is a must
  • An ability to match the FX design to the design-language in the production.
  • An ability to match the FX timing and movement to existing animation in a scene.
  • Strong design and drawing skills in Harmony.
  • Strong sense of timing and appeal in movement.
  • Strong technical understanding of Harmony scenes.
  • An ability to understand and work within other artists’ scenes.
  • Good time management and prioritization skills.
  • A strong creative portfolio.

Why Join Guru? 

  • We believe that creativity and quality are paramount, and we select projects that allow us to grow creatively.
  • Creating fun is part of our brand! It’s time to be a part of an environment that nurtures your creativity, forward thinking vision, and an innate entrepreneurial spirit!

Guru is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that celebrates the diversity of its employees. We are dedicated to employment equity and welcome applications from people from all Indigenous groups, races, religions, genders and people with disabilities.

We are committed to providing an accessible candidate experience during our recruitment process. We will work with you to meet your needs and provide accommodations upon request.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a complete application here:

Job Categories: VFX. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: 2D FX, FX, hand-drawn FX, Harmony FX, toon boom, and ToonBoom.

Job expires in 25 days.

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