Gumball Jobs

Job opportunities on the Cartoon Network TV show

The Amazing World of Gumball – Season 6

by natleberreturner

Great Marlborough Productions Ltd in partnership with Cartoon Network London are the producers of “The Amazing World of Gumball” a mixed-media comedy animation series for children 7 to 11 year old. It has been awarded one Grammy and eight BAFTAS.

Our studio is located in central London and is home to 50+ artists working across multiple departments.

We are currently recruiting for the following roles

2D Key Animators (on an ongoing bases):  we are exclusively looking for mid to senior 2D key animators. They should feel confident working with flash puppets as well as traditional animation, only mid/senior artists will be considered at this time. You must have 3 years+ professional experience working in order to apply to this position.

Mid to Senior Level 3D Animator (from around September/October): we are looking for an experienced mid/senior artist with a strong character animation reel. Knowledge of Maya is essential.

Junior Compositor (Start Date: October 2017): we are looking for a junior compositor to work on Key Shots alongside the Supervisor in our studio in London. He/She must feel confident working with  mixed-media material and will have worked with 2D and 3D animation. Knowledge of After FX and photoshop essential.

 

And we’re always happy to hear from artists in other departments, even when we do not have an immediate opening for you, this includes Layout and Background artists who can work with Maya/Photoshop/After Effects, production assistants and production managers.

 

Note that all positions are to work in-house in our studio in London and we can only consider applicants who have the right to work in the UK or the EU. We do not offer relocation packages.

Due to the high volume of applications we can only reply to successful candidates. Applicants may be asked to take a test as part of the recruitment process.

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

2D Key Animators

by natleberreturner

Great Marlborough Production Ltd in association with Cartoon Network Studio Europe is looking for experienced 2D KEY ANIMATORS to work on Season 6 of THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL (44 x 11 minutes).

Working from our studio in central London, the 2D animators will be taking each episode through its key frame animation stage. As the show is mixed-media, we work to a 2D and 3D animation pipeline, with the majority of the animation being 2D.

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 also be required to rough assist full animation on more complex shots, in preparation for the out of house in-betweening.

You will need a thorough working knowledge of Flash & Adobe Photoshop. Previous series experience is preferable.

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:          May 2017 for one year

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

3D Character Animators

by natleberreturner

Great Marlborough Productions Ltd in partnership with Cartoon Network London are the producers of “The Amazing World of Gumball” a mixed-media comedy animation series for children 7 to 11 year old. It has been awarded one Grammy and eight BAFTAS among other recognitions.

We are currently recruiting 3D CHARACTER ANIMATORS to work on Season 6 of the show (44 x 11 minutes).

In addition to an in house team of 6 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.

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.

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.

Requirements

Knowledge of Maya is 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:          May and June 2017 for one year

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

 

2D Flash Inbetweening at Studio Soi

by natleberreturner

2D Flash Inbetweening,- Cleanup artists @ Studio Soi – starting June 2017

Studio Soi (www.studiosoi.de) in Ludwigsburg, Germany is looking for cleanup artists to work on season 6 of THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL (44 x 11 minutes).
As part of an in house team of 24, you will be taking each episode from keyframe to the final animation, cleaning rough drawings, inbetweening them and doing the lipsync for the characters. This is in pursuit of the out of house key animation at CN London.
The style of the show requires strong 2D drawn animation skills, the ability to stay on model and deliver well executed cleanup drawings while respecting tight production deadlines.
You will need a thorough working knowledge of Flash (CS 5.5).
Good English language skills are required.

Applicants must be willing to relocate to Germany

If you would like to apply for this role please submit your application including your CV and relevant reels/portfolio to: work@studiosoi.de
Please print „Gumball cleanup“ as subject line of your email.

This role requires you to have the legal rights to work in Germany (holder of EU passport).

Start date: JUNE 2017
Location: Ludwigsburg, Germany

Compositing Artists at Studio SOI

by natleberreturner

Studio Soi (www.studiosoi.de) is looking for experienced After Effects Compositing Artists to work on THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL Season 6 (44 x 11 minutes) starting in August 2017.

As a part of a multidisciplinary team, you will be taking care of the compositing and implementation of 3D renderings, 2D flash animations as well as backgrounds consisting of 3D and live action both still and moving.

Requirements:
• Ready to work in a fast-paced series workflow
• Conscientious and precise way of working
• Approachable for new chores and styles
• Strong knowledge of Adobe After Effects
• Good knowledge of Adobe Flash (a plus)
• Good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop (a plus)
The position is located in Ludwigsburg, Germany. It requires you to have full legal rights to work in Germany (holder of EU passport).

If you would like to apply for this role please submit your application including your relevant reels/portfolio to: work@studiosoi.dePlease print the name of the position as well as ‘Gumball’ in the subject line of your email.

Dates: approx. August 2017 – July 2018 (1 year)

Location: LUDWIGSBURG, GERMANY

3D BACKGROUND ARTISTS

by laurabullen

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.

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 – 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.

SENIOR 3D MAYA ANIMATORS

by nellesnilloc

Cartoon Network is looking for experienced 2 x SENIOR CHARACTER ANIMATORS to work on Season 4 of THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL (40 x 11 minutes).

In addition to an in house team of 6 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.

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 experience within a fast paced schedule is essential. 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.

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:           A.S.A.P. for approx. 8 weeks
Location:             LONDON