2D Scene Build
Competitive depending on experience
Fixed Term

About The Role

We are on the lookout for some super keen Harmony Scene Build Artists who are looking for their first steps in the animation industry.

This is a great entry level position for new graduates or animation artists of some experience who haven't decided on a specialism. Scene Build artists are responsible for populating the Harmony scenes so that they are ready for the animation team to work on. You will also troubleshoot the technical/narrative/visual issues that become apparent during the scene build process.

The role would be remote working initially, but once appropriate in-house artists would be preferred for this role.

Day to Day:

  • Track and gather all assets as needed for each scene: i.e. backgrounds, rigs, props, crowds, animatics, audio.
  • Attend episode and asset review meetings and take notes related to the content of each scene.
  • Position elements within each scene according to the shot’s layout.
  • Maintain organised production files according to studio naming conventions and a clean Harmony Node View
  • You will work closely with the Animation Leads to ensure the Scene Build workflow delivers assets suitable for the animation team.
  • You will work closely with the Layout Lead to ensure continuity and correct staging across the episode.
  • You will work with the Pipeline team to optimise Scene Build workflows.
  • Depending on resources available, we will work to budget time for you to learn skills from different departments, depending on your interest i.e. animation or layout

About You

Must Have:

  • Some knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony software
  • Good understanding of animation and design
  • A portfolio demonstrating at least one relevant animation industry skill
  • Detail oriented and good eye
  • Excellent organisation and self-management skills
  • Listen to and implement direction positively
  • Team player and enjoys collaboration
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to take ownership of your part in the pipeline

Bonus Points:

We would love to see any of the following in your portfolio;
  • Some animation samples
  • Some scene setup/comp samples would be great too
  • Layout or BG design that shows understanding of spacing and depth

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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