2D Rigging
Competitive depending on experience

About The Role

We're currently on the look-out for an experienced character Rigger to join our 2D team. 

We are seeking someone with a strong background using Harmony - additional experience in other fields such as animation, compositing, FX and prop rigging is a bonus. We want someone with a passion for problem solving who is always eager to improve the tools they deliver -  someone who understands the value of keeping the animation crew happy.

Day to Day:

  • Analysing character designs and animatics for rigging requirements. 
  • Developing character turnarounds, special poses and redresses.
  • Boosting rig performance with Master Controllers and other Harmony tools.
  • Addressing feedback from Rigging and Animation supervisors. 
  • Rigging characters and complex props
  • Collaborating with another senior rigger to oversee an episode each
  • Responsible for watching animatics and making sure that animators will get what they need for their episode

About You

Must Have:

  • Excellent knowledge of Toonboom and rigging.
  • Good professional animation experience.
  • Some professional rigging experience.
  • Excellent organisational skills. 
  • The ability to listen to directions and be good team players.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • A love for problem solving.
  • A good attitude towards learning.

Bonus Points:

  • What we would love to see in your portfolio;
  • Some Toon Boom animation.
  • Examples of your problem solving; screencaps of your nodeview with some explanation is fine.
  • Some videos or screencaps of your rigs.
  • Examples of vectorised artworks.
  • If you have completed a Toonboom course or qualification test, please let us know in your CV.

About Us

Blue Zoo is a leading animation studio in the UK, with a world-class reputation as the go-to place for creating bold, fun and characterful animation. Established in London in 2000, the studio has grown to become the largest dedicated CG animation studio in the UK, picking up a shelf full of BAFTAs along the way. 
The studio is going through an exciting period of growth and we are building a studio that is full of amazingly talented, happy artists, making work they are proud of, which in turn makes a small contribution to a happier world. 
We look for people who have expertise, enthusiasm and are motivated by change. You’ll work alongside a talented and diverse group of people who respect each other's differences and seek to understand fresh perspectives. 

What we’ve got for you (benefits):

  • Winner of Best Places to Work in TV 2019 and 2020!
  • Inclusive self-funded shorts programme
  • Many fun social events throughout the year - even though they have to be remote for the foreseeable!
  • Bi-monthly staff feedback and engagement programme
  • Friday "beer o'clock" and talks programme!
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including loads of discounts and offers
  • Online wellbeing programme
  • Profit participation (for staff who have been with us for 2+ years)

Blue Zoo is committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive studio that promotes and values diversity and invites everyone to ‘bring their whole selves’ to work. We believe that companies that truly embrace and value diversity, and create an environment where everyone from any background can do their best work, are better companies. 

To be engaged our people have to feel included and valued. We work hard to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is embedded in the way we work, not just an initiative. We strive to engender a studio community that feels a deep sense of pride and commitment that transcends any role, department or level and works together to produce excellent and engaging work.

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