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Junior 2D ToonBoom Rigger

Blue Zoo Animation Studio Fixed-Term  London, England, United Kingdom 9 May 2024

Job Description

We are looking for a Junior ToonBoom Rigger to join our rigging team on a new 2D series. scroll to apply!

Our ToonBoom Riggers have the ability to deliver creative rigs for the 2D assets on our productions. Their day to day focuses on rigging props and characters whilst maintaining production quality and style as required.

Day to Day:

  • Rig props and characters
  • Work with Senior Riggers and Designers to create mouth, hand, eyes and feet kits
  • Make sure assets maintain production quality and style as required
  • Analyse character designs and animatics for rigging requirements
  • Develop character turnarounds, special poses and redresses
  • Boost rig performance with Master Controllers and other ToonBoomHarmony tools
  • Receive, respond and action constructive feedback from Lead Rigger and Animation Supervisor

About You

Must Have:

  • Knowledge of ToonBoom Harmony
  • Ability to take direction and problem solve collaboratively with the wider rigging team
  • Some experience working within a 2D animation pipeline
  • Clear, efficient, and effective communication skills
  • Proactive and positive approach to resolving issues under pressure

Bonus Points:

  • 2D animation pipeline rigging experience
  • A strong motivation to develop skills

About Us

Blue Zoo is a leading animation studio in the UK, with a world-class reputation as the go-to place for creating bold, fun and characterful animation. Established in London in 2000, the studio has grown to become the largest dedicated CG animation studio in the UK, picking up a shelf full of BAFTAs, an Annie and an Emmy along the way!

We couldn’t be prouder that Blue Zoo is the first major animation studio in the world to receive B Corp certification. We’ve been independently certified by B Lab, a non-profit organisation who award the B Corp certification. The certification verifies companies who are working to improve the lives of employees as well as industries as a whole. The certification process involves over 170 rigorous metrics to improve the lives of our staff, customers, suppliers, and the local community, ensuring we are not just saying we are ethical with empty gestures, but independently evidencing it.

We are going through an exciting period of growth and are building a studio that is full of amazingly talented, happy artists, making work they are proud of, which in turn makes a small contribution to a happier world. Blue Zoo believes that a healthy balance in our lives – whatever our situation – is key to supporting the wellbeing of our staff. We offer flexible working to support this.

We look for people who have expertise, enthusiasm and are motivated to make things better. You’ll work alongside a talented and diverse group of people who respect each other’s differences and seek to understand and embrace fresh perspectives.

What we’ve got for you:

  • Winner of Best Places to Work in TV 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2024.
  • Inclusive self-funded shorts programme.
  • Many fun in person and remote social events throughout the year.
  • Bi-monthly employee feedback and engagement programme.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including loads of discounts and offers.
  • Online wellbeing programme.
  • Profit share (for employees who have been with us for 2+ years).

Blue Zoo is committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive studio that promotes and values diversity and invites everyone to ‘bring their whole selves’ to work. We believe that companies that truly embrace and value diversity, and create an environment where everyone from any background can do their best work, are better companies.

To be engaged our people have to feel included and valued. We work hard to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is embedded in the way we work, not just an initiative. We strive to engender a studio community that feels a deep sense of pride and commitment that transcends any role, department or level and works together to produce excellent and engaging work.

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