13 Nov 2020

Full-Time Storyboard Artist

Guru Studio – Posted by gurustudio Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

We’re looking for an experienced 2D Storyboard Artist to join our Big Blue crew!

Big Blue is an underwater comedy adventure series set to debut on CBC Kids, ICI Radio-Canada Télé and Australia’s ABC Kids. The series is created by Gyimah Gariba, a Ghanaian Canadian who was named by Forbes as one of the “15 Young African Creatives Rebranding Africa” in 2015.

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:

  • Deliver storyboards with attention to clarity, comedy, acting/performance, and cinematic storytelling (composition, camera)
  • Use knowledge of traditional animation to ensure that posing, staging, and cutting is both dynamic and producible
  • Pitch storyboards to the creative teams to convey the story
  • Produce storyboard panels for a specific sequence/ episode as outlined by the production schedule and deliver on-time
  • Follow instructions as per the notes and discussions at each stage of the storyboard process
  • Communicate progress of work to Leads and production team
  • Ensure quality and style of the show is consistently achieved throughout the storyboard
  • Must be comfortable drawing in a loose gestural style in order to meet all deadlines, while still maintaining quality standards and clear storytelling

Apply If You Have:

  • Minimum 2 years of proven storyboard experience for production level series animation is required
  • Understanding of 3D pipeline
  • Excellent drawing and composition skills
  • A fresh, creative and collaborative attitude towards storytelling
  • Solid knowledge of story, including, acting, dialogue, and use of camera
  • Must be able to work quickly and efficiently
  • Must work digitally
  • Must excel in Photoshop and Storyboard Pro
  • Understanding of Maya or Toon Boom is an asset

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

Please submit your completed application at the following link: https://gurustudio.com/job/?gh_jid=4319249002&title=Storyboard%20Artist

Job Categories: Storyboard. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: board artist, Storyboard, storyboard artist, and storyboard supervisor.

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