Gumball Jobs

Job opportunities on the Cartoon Network TV show

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

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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

Recruitment on Season 4 & 5 of “THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL”

by nellesnilloc

We shall shortly be posting vacancies in most departments for the next season of The Amazing World of Gumball.  The approximate dates for these job ads will be:

Storyboard Artists & Storyboard Revisionist
Advertising in June/July for positions starting immediately

2D/3D Layout/Previz Artists – Junior /  Mid / Senior
Advertising in August for positions starting in October

2D Flash Animators – Junior /  Mid / Senior     
Advertising now for holiday cover for Season 4 and Season 5 contracts starting in November

3D Maya Animators – Junior /  Mid / Senior     
Advertising now for holiday cover for Season 4 and Season 5 contracts starting in November

2D/3D Background Artists – Junior /  Mid / Senior
Advertising now for holiday cover for Season 4 and Season 5 contracts starting in January 2016

Please keep checking back for new job opportunities here at Cartoon Network.
Most job applications will require applicants to do a short test before any offer will be made.

gumballjobs@turner.com

SEASON 5 – 2D Flash Character 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

Layout Artist – HOLIDAY COVER – ongoing

by nellesnilloc

Great Marlborough Productions Ltd in association with Cartoon Network London is looking Layout Artists for short term (2-4 weeks) holiday cover in 2015.

The layout department is tasked to translate hand-drawn storyboards into cinematographic and realistic sequences. 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.

Please provide a CV and portfolio. Selected applicants will be required to complete a layout test that may take up to one day of work.

Send your applications to gumballjobs@turner.com

Experience profile:
– Junior/Mid

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

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

The job starts in 2015.
This role requires you to have the legal rights to work in the UK.

IMMEDIATE VACANCY – CG Technical Director

by nellesnilloc

Great Marlborough Production Limited in conjunction with Cartoon Network London is looking for a CG Technical Director.

The Amazing World of Gumball is an award-winning animated TV series with an original and distinctive multimedia look. We’re crewing up for its fourth season and are looking for new talents to help improve and facilitate our challenging workflow. It is a fast paced series production with a passionate and talented team that continually push the boundaries of what is possible in a TV show.

The CG Technical Director is a newly created position to help us efficiently solve the different challenges we’re facing, coordinate the pipeline between departments and build technical experience within the studio.

In this role you will advise Producers and Supervisors on best technical procedures and tools, as well as supervising their deployment. We have no permanent R&D team so you should be resourceful and able to rely on your own experience.  You should facilitate the jobs of artists around you and homogenise workflows. You will also be expected to solve challenging shots sometimes containing particle or physics simulations, troubleshoot software issues and depending of your profile and workload, participate in asset building, shot lighting or animation.

 This is a great opportunity for somebody seeking a technical decision-making position while still working on a variety shots and influencing the aesthetic look of the show. We’re looking for somebody who is experienced, motivated, curious and has initiative.

Profile:

  • Senior / Experienced;
  • Working alongside our Background Supervisor, Pre-vis Supervisor, Animation Directors & Producers;

Responsibilities:

  • Pipeline creation and improvement between our Pre-vis, Background, Animation and Compositing departments.
  • Train and monitor teams to follow procedures and conventions.
  • Advise Producers and supervisors on appropriate technical procedures.
  • Work with the art teams to achieve challenging sequences.
  • Build simple tools where possible and necessary.
  • Solve all 3D simulations and other 3D special effects.
  • Work on challenging shots when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • An encompassing knowledge of 3D animation and VFX workflow.
  • Significant demonstrable experience with Maya.
  • Python or JavaScript programming knowledge.
  • Fluent English (Spoken and written).
  • Excellent communication skills.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge in: Asset management, colour theory & linear workflow, geometry caching.
  • Experience with After Effects, Shotgun software, Mental Ray.
  • Rigging experience in Maya.
  • Any additional knowledge will be considered.

Send your applications to gumballjobs@turner.com making sure you put the position you are applying for in the subject line. This role requires you to have the legal rights to work in the UK.

Start Date:          September/October 2014
Location:             London

2015: Junior Background Artists

by carolinemerlet

Great Marlborough Productions Ltd in partnership with Cartoon Network London are looking for  junior background artists.

The background department is tasked to finalise all the matte paintings for the show. Starting from the layout artwork they are responsible for the final look and lighting of each background plates. They will sometimes use Maya (Mental Ray) and After Effects for moving backgrounds. They also design graphic elements to integrate in the backgrounds.

Please provide a CV and portfolio. Selected applicants will be required to complete a layout test that may take up to one day of work. That test can be done remotely.

Experience profile:
– Junior

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.

Knowledge:
Required: Photoshop, Maya (Mental Ray), After Effects.
Knowledge of additional software will be considered.

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.

These jobs start January 2015.
This role requires you to have the legal rights to work in the UK. That job is an in-house position.

2015: Compositing Artists

by carolinemerlet

Compositing Artists

Studio Soi (www.studiosoi.de) is looking for experienced After Effects Compositing Artists to work on  THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL (40 x 11 minutes) starting in early 2015.

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
  • Approchable 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:   contact@studiosoi.de

Please print the name of the position as well as ‘Gumball’ in the subject line of your email.

Start date: Early 2015

Location: LUDWIGSBURG, GERMANY