Starz Animation, Toronto, one of Canada’s largest 3D Animation Studios, is currently in pre-production on Miramax Film’s major animation movie, “Gnomeo and Juliet”. Directed by Kelly Asbury and with music and lyrics by legendary songwriting team ELTON JOHN & BERNIE TAUPIN, this animated feature will be released in 2011.

Position Description:Scene Prep Artist

Reports to Scene Prep Supervisor

Position Description and Requirements:

Scene Prep Artists provide production ready files for the flow through the pipeline to animation, lighting and FX.

Skill Set Overview:

  • Solid foundation in Maya
  • Mel scripting/batch scripting experience an asset but not required
  • Experience working in other areas of production especially lighting, & comp an asset
  • Ability to identify and resolve technical problems/issues as it pertains to continuity
  • Able to rapidly learn and assimilate new technologies
  • Must be able to respect schedules and artistic guidelines.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Willingness to accept direction and be open to changes from animation supervisors
  • Ability to work cooperatively within a creative team environment
  • Must be detail oriented


If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a DVD demo reel of your best work and a resume indicating which position you are applying for to:

Recruiting

Starz Animation

230 Richmond Street East

Toronto, Ontario

M5A 1P4

www.starzmedia.com

You can also email online to sat.jobs@starz.com

Reel Guidelines:

Please be sure to clearly label your demo reel with your name, contact information and position applying for. Your reel must include a shot breakdown outlining your specific contribution, as well as the tools used.

Please do not send original materials with your submissions. We are unable to return media or artwork.

Please note: successful applicants must be Canadian citizens or possess landed immigrant status, or be legally entitled to work in Canada.

We thank everyone for their interest in advance, but given the high volume of response we will be unable to reply to everyone in person. No phone calls please.

Thank you.

About the Film

Gnomeo and Juliet — distributed by Miramax Films — is an animated picture directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2), produced by Baker Bloodworth, David Furnish, Steve Hamilton-Shaw and with songs by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Now in pre-production.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume indicating which position you are applying for to:

sat.jobs@starz.com

We thank everyone for their interest in advance, but given the high volume of response we will be unable to reply to everyone in person. No phone calls please.

Thank you.

About Starz Animation, Toronto

Starz Animation, Toronto, one of Canada’s leading 3D animation studio for breakthrough digital production. Starz Animation, Toronto has gained a reputation for its commitment to excellence in high-end digital animation. By utilizing proprietary software technology, Starz Animation, Toronto, continues to advance its character animation and continually raises the bar in CGI animation production by offering the most high-end technology and visual tools available including; Maya, Inferno, Fusion, Mental Ray, Syflex, Real Flow, and Qube on a variety of platforms. Our artists’ creative skills are showcased in an ever-expanding body of work in feature films, direct-to-video productions, prime time and children’s CG animated series.

As part of Starz Media, Starz Animation, Toronto, has partners in development, production, and distribution of entertainment: Starz Home Entertainment/Anchor Bay, Starz/Encore, Film Roman, Manga and Vongo. As such, Starz Animation, Toronto, has the capability to distribute its programming to consumers however and wherever they want to watch: in theatres, on DVDs, via cable or satellite, on broadcast stations and over the internet in both the domestic and international markets.

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