Gumball Jobs

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2D KEY ANIMATORS for Season 5 of “The Amazing World of Gumball”

by natleberreturner

Great Marlborough Productions Ltd in partnership with Cartoon Network London is looking for 2D KEY ANIMATORS for Season 5 of “The Amazing World of Gumball”.

“The Amazing World of Gumball” is an award winning mixed-media, comedy animation show for children 7 to 11 year old. It currently has 165 million viewers worldwide and has won one Grammy and six BAFTAS among other recognitions. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoBpC9J2EcbAMprw7YjC93A

As part of an in house team of 12, you will be taking each episode through its key frame animation stage, in addition to rough assisting full animation on more complex shots. This is in preparation for the out of house in-betweening.

The style of the show requires strong 2-D drawn animation skills, the ability to stay on model, and deliver well executed animation to tight production deadlines.

You will need a thorough working knowledge of Flash & Adobe Photoshop. Previous series experience is preferable, but not essential.

If you would like to apply for this role please submit your CV/Resume with link to show reel to:  gumballjobs@turner.com

Please print the name of the position in the subject line of your email.

Start date:           ASAP  

Location:             LONDON

ASSISTANT EDITOR for Season 5 and 6 of “The Amazing World of Gumball”.

by natleberreturner

Great Marlborough Productions Ltd in partnership with Cartoon Network London is looking for an ASSISTANT EDITOR for Season 5 and 6 of “The Amazing World of Gumball”.

“The Amazing World of Gumball” is an award winning mixed-media, comedy animation show for children 7 to 11 year old. It currently has 165 million viewers worldwide and has won one Grammy and six BAFTAS among other recognitions. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoBpC9J2EcbAMprw7YjC93A

Start Date: September 2016

Location: LONDON. This role requires you to have the legal rights to work in the UK.

The Role

 Working closely with the directors, voice director and senior editor, the assistant editor will help putting together 40 episodes per season in a fast paced environment. The role requires a genuine interest in working on an animation series, which is a specialist area.

This is a support role to the editors and the assistant will be expected to perform a variety of tasks, working with both sound and picture.

Above all the assistant editor needs to be highly organised and pay attention to details. The role requires to work across a number of episodes at different stages of production, where tracking and communicating changes is essential.

The role is also attached to preparing files and edits for the delivery of episodes, liaising with the compositing departments and post-houses.

The Assistant Editor should be accustomed to working within tight production schedules and be able to highlight any areas of concern in good time to the editors and the production team.

Reporting to: Senior editor, series production manager, producers

Working alongside: senior editor, voice director, directors, storyboard and compositing departments

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Animatic assembly for all departments
  • Numbering edits
  • Shotgun updates
  • Updating scripts
  • Maintaining the reuse library
  • You may also be asked to help with recording scratch voices

Requirements:

  • Essential knowledge of Final Cut Pro and Premiere
  • Genuine interest in working on an animation series
  • Being organised and attention to details
  • Good communication skills
  • Some knowledge of Shotgun a plus
  • Knowledge and understanding of 2D and 3D animation pipelines a plus

If you would like to apply for this role please submit your CV/Resume with link to showreel to:  gumballjobs@turner.com.  Please print the name of the position in the subject line of your email.

Current vacancies for Season 5 of “The Amazing World of Gumball”

by natleberreturner

‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ is an award winning mixed-media comedy series for 7 to 12 year old children. It is one of the most popular shows on Cartoon Network worldwide.

Great Marlborough Productions Ltd in partnership with Cartoon Network London is producing the show from our studio in central London. We are working with a team of 50+ artists in-house in various departments.

 

Currently we are looking for the following as additional help to our current team:

  • BG artists: background is the department where our mix-media technique really comes together and we need artists who feel comfortable with both 2D and 3D. Working knowledge of Maya (Mental Ray), After Effects, Photoshop is essential in that role.
  • Layout artist, holiday cover only: we are looking for a freelance artists who could come for a few weeks to do holiday cover. You will need to have a good eye for details and frame composition. Working knowledge of Maya (Mental Ray), After Effects, Photoshop is essential in that role.
  • Compositor, 4 to 5 weeks contract: we are looking for a freelance artist who could come and help with our Key Compositing team. You must have some experience of mixed media project as your role will be to integrate 2D, 3D and live action elements together. Working knowledge of After Effects is essential in that role.
  • 2D Key animation artist, holiday cover only: we are looking for a freelance artists who could come for a few weeks to do holiday cover. You will need to be able to animate using puppets in flash, have a good eye for detail and performance. An interest in 2D fx animation would be a plus.

If you would like to apply for any of these roles please submit your CV/Resume with link to showreel to:  gumballjobs@turner.com.

Please print the name of the position in the subject line of your email.

You must have the legal rights to work in the UK.

Selected applicants will be required to complete a background test that may take up to one day of work, which can be done remotely.

3D Background Artist for Season 5 of “The Amazing World of Gumball”

by natleberreturner

Great Marlborough Productions Ltd in partnership with Cartoon Network London is looking for junior, mid & senior 3D BACKGROUND ARTISTS for Season 5 of “The Amazing World of Gumball”.

Starting from the layout artwork, the background department are responsible for the final look & lighting of each background plate. This involves the use of Maya (Mental Ray) and After Effects for moving backgrounds, as well as designing graphic elements to integrate into the backgrounds.

If you would like to apply for this role please submit your CV/Resume with link to showreel to:  gumballjobs@turner.com.  Please print the name of the position in the subject line of your email.

Selected applicants will be required to complete a background test that may take up to one day of work, which can be done remotely.

Experience Profile:

We are currently recruiting for junior, mid & senior positions

Requirements:

  • Ready to work in a fast paced series production
  • Good eye for photo-realism and confident with heavy photo manipulation
  • Comfortable with graphic design
  • Good generalist knowledge of the 3D pipeline stages (animation, modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, compositing).
  • Excellent knowledge of lighting and rending with Mental Ray
  • Understanding of linear workflow.
  • Experience projecting matte painting and photographic elements onto 3D geometry in Maya.
  • Modeling, UVing and texturing skills.
  • Good understanding of colour theory, shot composition and camera focal lengths.
  • Ability to trouble shoot technical problems with 3D scenes and optimise renders.

Knowledge: 
Required: Maya (Mental Ray), After Effects.

It is not essential to know Photoshop/matte painting for the 3D position but it is preferred.

Knowledge of additional software will be considered.

 

Start Date: May 2016

Location: LONDON. This role requires you to have the legal rights to work in the UK.

STORYBOARD ARTISTS for Season 5 of “The Amazing World of Gumball”

by natleberreturner

Great Marlborough Productions Ltd in partnership with Cartoon Network London are looking for STORYBOARD ARTISTS.

The Storyboard Artist will work from an approved script to deliver an 11min episode board. Working in Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, they will first produce a rough board with 3 subsequent revisions before final delivery. The Storyboard Artist will take direction from the Storyboard Supervisor and Series Directors. The schedule for each episode includes 3 full pitches.

Please provide a CV and examples of work (links to websites/showreels/blogs, etc are fine). Selected applicants will be required to complete a test, which can be done remotely.

Requirements:

  • Previous professional experience in animation series or feature films
  • Solid understanding of staging and composition for a show that’s primarily comedy but also has action elements.
  • Needs strong draftsmanship skills in order to keep characters consistently on-model.
  • Ensure quality and style of show is maintained.
  • Ability to work to schedule in a fast-paced series production.
  • Work well in a collaborative environment and be open to feedback, input and suggestions.
  • Visually interpreting ideas and providing input and solutions to creative aspects of the story.

Knowledge:

  • Required: Toon Boom Storyboard Pro

This position is open for both immediate short-term opportunities and long-term roles starting asap.

If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your CV/resume and examples of work/links to websites to: gumballjobs@turner.com. Please print the name of the position in the subject line of your email.

 

RECRUITING – 3D BACKGROUND ARTISTS – Starting Feb 2016

by laurabullen

Great Marlborough Productions Ltd in partnership with Cartoon Network London is looking for junior, mid & senior 3D BACKGROUND ARTISTS for Season 5 of “The Amazing World of Gumball”.

Starting from the layout artwork, the background department are responsible for the final look & lighting of each background plate. This involves the use of Maya (Mental Ray) and After Effects for moving backgrounds, as well as designing graphic elements to integrate into the backgrounds.

If you would like to apply for this role please submit your CV/Resume with link to showreel to:  gumballjobs@turner.com.  Please print the name of the position in the subject line of your email.

Selected applicants will be required to complete a background test that may take up to one day of work, which can be done remotely.

Experience Profile:

We are currently recruiting for junior, mid & senior positions

Requirements:

  • Ready to work in a fast paced series production
  • Good eye for photo-realism and confident with heavy photo manipulation
  • Comfortable with graphic design
  • Good generalist knowledge of the 3D pipeline stages (animation, modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, compositing).
  • Excellent knowledge of lighting and rending with Mental Ray
  • Understanding of linear workflow.
  • Experience projecting matte painting and photographic elements onto 3D geometry in Maya.
  • Modeling, UVing and texturing skills.
  • Good understanding of colour theory, shot composition and camera focal lengths.
  • Ability to trouble shoot technical problems with 3D scenes and optimise renders.

Knowledge:
Required: Maya (Mental Ray), After Effects.

It is not essential to know Photoshop/matte painting for the 3D position but it is preferred.

Knowledge of additional software will be considered.

 

Start Date: February 2016

Location: LONDON. This role requires you to have the legal rights to work in the UK.

RECRUITING- 2D BACKGROUND ARTISTS – Starting Feb 2016

by laurabullen

Great Marlborough Productions Ltd as part of Cartoon Network London is looking for junior, mid & senior 2D BACKGROUND ARTISTS for Season 5 of “The Amazing World of Gumball”.

Starting from the layout artwork, the background department are responsible for the final look & lighting of each background plate. This involves the use of After Effects for moving backgrounds, as well as designing graphic elements to integrate into the backgrounds.

If you would like to apply for this role please submit your CV/Resume with link to showreel to:  gumballjobs@turner.com.  Please print the name of the position in the subject line of your email.

Selected applicants will be required to complete a background test that may take up to one day of work, which can be done remotely.

Experience Profile:

We are currently recruiting for junior, mid & senior positions

Requirements:

  • Ready to work in a fast paced series production
  • Good eye for photo-realism and confident with heavy photo manipulation
  • Comfortable with graphic design
  • Good understanding of colour theory, shot composition and camera focal lengths.

Knowledge:
Required: Photoshop, After Effects.

It is not essential to know Maya (Mental Ray) when applying for the 2D position but a willingness to learn the basics is preferred.

Knowledge of additional software will be considered.

Start Date: February 2016

Location: LONDON. This role requires you to have the legal rights to work in the UK.

Recruiting _ Junior 3D animator (Maya) starting January 2016

by natleberreturner

Great Marlborough Productions Limited as part of Cartoon Network is looking for a JUNIOR 3D ANIMATOR to work on the next season of THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL (40 x 11 minutes).

In addition to an in house team of 4 you will be working closely with the 3D Supervisor and responsible for the 3D animation within each episode.  The animation runs on a 2D Flash/3D Maya pipeline and can present the team with many levels of complexity.

You will need a thorough working knowledge of Maya. We will be looking for a strong character reel so if you do not have relevant experience please do not apply for the role at this time.

The nature of the show will mean that you will need to adapt to a wide variety of stylised & unique characters whilst delivering well executed animation to tight production deadlines.

Previous series experience is preferable, but not essential.

If you would like to apply for this role please submit your CV/Resume with link to show reel to: gumballjobs@turner.com.  Please print the name of the position in the subject line of your email.

Star Date:            January 2016

Location:              LONDON

RECRUITING – 2D ANIMATORS – Starting January 2016

by nellesnilloc

Great Marlborough Productions Limited as part of Cartoon Network is looking for 2D FLASH ANIMATORS to work on the next season of THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL (40 x 11 minutes).

As part of an in house team of 12, you will be taking each episode through its key frame animation stage, in addition to rough assisting full animation on more complex shots. This is in preparation for the out of house in-betweening.

The style of the show requires strong 2-D drawn animation skills, the ability to stay on model, and deliver well executed animation to tight production deadlines.

You will need a thorough working knowledge of Flash (CS 4 or higher would be a bonus). Previous series experience is preferable, but not essential.

If you would like to apply for this role please submit your CV/Resume with link to show reel to:  gumballjobs@turner.com

Please print the name of the position in the subject line of your email.

This role requires you to have the legal rights to work in the UK.

Start date:          January 2016
Location:            LONDON & remote working

SEASON 5 – STORYBOARD ARTISTS: Autumn 2015 start

by nellesnilloc

Great Marlborough Productions Ltd in partnership with Cartoon Network London are looking for STORYBOARD ARTISTS.

The Storyboard Artist will work from an approved script to deliver an 11min episode board. Working in Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, they will first produce a rough board with 3 subsequent revisions before final delivery. The Storyboard Artist will take direction from the Storyboard Supervisor and Series Directors. The schedule for each episode includes 3 full pitches.

Please provide a CV and examples of work (links to websites/showreels/blogs, etc are fine). Selected applicants will be required to complete a test, which can be done remotely.

Requirements:

  • Solid understanding of staging and composition for a show that’s primarily comedy but also has action elements.
  • Needs strong draftsmanship skills in order to keep characters consistently on-model.
  • Ensure quality and style of show is maintained.
  • Ability to work to schedule in a fast-paced series production.
  • Work well in a collaborative environment and be open to feedback, input and suggestions.
  • Visually interpreting ideas and providing input and solutions to creative aspects of the story.

Knowledge:

  • Required: Toon Boom Storyboard Pro

If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your CV/resume and examples of work/links to websites to: gumballjobs@turner.com. Please print the name of the position in the subject line of your email.

This position is open for both immediate short-term opportunities and long-term roles from Autumn 2015.

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