Gumball Jobs

Job opportunities on the Cartoon Network TV show

Cartoon Network “The Amazing World of Gumball” Recruitment for Season 6

by natleberreturner

In preparation for Season 6 of the series that will be in production in 2017 we will be recruiting for artists of all levels for various departments.

  • A Mid to Senior Layout Artist (Start Date: Asap): knowledge of Maya (Mental Ray), After FX and photoshop essential.
  •  2D Key Animators (Start Date: May 2017): knowledge of Flash and hand-drawn animation essential, mid/senior artists considered
  • Junior to mid Level 3D Animators (Start Date: May 2017): knowledge of Maya and experience of character animation are both essential.
  • Junior Compositor (Start Date: June 2017): knowledge of After FX and photoshop essential, all level artists considered

Note that this is to work in-house in our studio in London and we can only consider applicants who have the right to work in the UK.

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

NOTE THAT our friends at Studio Soi in Germany are also looking for 2D in-between artists (assistant animators) and after fx compositors.

3D Character Animator

by natleberreturner

Great Marlborough Production Ltd in association with Cartoon Network Studio Europe is looking for an experienced 3D CHARACTER ANIMATOR to work on Season 6 of THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL (44 x 11 minutes).

The 3D Animator will join an in house team of 5, working closely with the 3D Supervisor.  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/June 2017 for approximately one year

Location:             LONDON

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

 

About us

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. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoBpC9J2EcbAMprw7YjC93A

Freelance Storyboard Artist

by natleberreturner

Great Marlborough Productions Ltd in partnership with Cartoon Network London are looking for a FREELANCE STORYBOARD ARTIST for Season 6 of “The Amazing World of Gumball”.

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.

Required Knowledge: Toon Boom Storyboard Pro

This position is open for both short-term and more long-term opportunities from April 2016. The role can be either in-house or is open to working remotely. This role requires you to have the legal rights to work in the UK. Selected applicants will be required to complete a test.

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.

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

LAYOUT ARTISTS

by natleberreturner

Great Marlborough Productions Ltd in partnership with Cartoon Network London is looking for LAYOUT ARTISTS for Season 6 of “The Amazing World of Gumball”.

Great Marlborough Productions Ltd in partnership with Cartoon Network London are the producers of “The Amazing World of Gumball”. The series is an award winning mixed-media, comedy animation show for children 7 to 11 year old, it has won one Grammy and eight BAFTAS among other recognitions. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoBpC9J2EcbAMprw7YjC93A

The Role

The layout department is tasked to translate hand-drawn storyboards into cinematographic and realistic sequences. This is a very crucial stage in our pipeline and it requires to understand frame composition.

Working as a team the artists will compose and frame every shot, create new backgrounds from photos, animate cameras for action sequences, match the 2d and 3d assets.

Experience Profile:  We are currently recruiting for junior, mid & senior positions 

Requirements:
– Ready to work in a fast-paced series workflow.
– Good eye for composition and storytelling.
– Very confident with perspective drawing.
– Comfortable with heavy photo manipulation.
– Comfortable with camera animation.
– Organised, rigorous, good attention to details.

Knowledge:
Required: After Effects, Photoshop and Maya.
Knowledge of additional software will be considered.

Start Date: Asap / April 2017

End Date: February 2018

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

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. Make sure to include your contact details in your email.

Selected applicants will be required to complete a layout test that may take up to one day of work.

2D KEY ANIMATORS

by natleberreturner

 

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.

Location:             LONDON

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.

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.