Location
Brighton
Department
2D FX

About The Role

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Toon Boom Harmony FX artist to join our exciting, new 2D production.

The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate thorough attention to detail, have the ability to think outside the box, be super pro-active and have a brilliant work ethic, alongside the ability to quickly integrate and communicate well within a small team.

This role requires the hired candidate to be based in the UK, outside of London (outside the M25). We would like to highlight that the hired person in this role may be required to work part or full time at our Brighton Studio Hub. 



Day to Day:

  • Work with Art Leads to develop a consistent FX style that supports the rest of the production
  • Hand Animate custom FX and particle systems within Harmony for scenes in the show style
  • Manage and maintain FX stock material in a library used by the FX team. Ensuring assets are reusable so that bespoke FX are not always needed
  • Work closely with animation and compositing teams to resolve issues as efficiently as possible
  • Quality control of rendered shots needing FX
  • Match FX timing and movement to existing animation in a scene
  • Feedback workflow issues to Pipeline team so that long term solutions can be provided for workflow challenges

About You

Must Have:

  • Excellent knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony (ideally version 20)
  • Strong sense of animation timing
  • Previous experience working on a 2D production
  • Good knowledge of 2D series pipeline
  • Strong knowledge of classical 2D animation principles
  • Good design and drawing skills in Toon Boom Harmony
  • Self motivated
  • Can take direction and willing to address constructive feedback
  • Able to communicate clearly with colleagues
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Have an appreciation of accuracy and pay close attention to detail
  • Be able to deliver on schedule, working well under pressure

Bonus Points:

  • Experience working with Compositing
  • Previous experience of working with Rigged Assets
  • Knowledge of using a Harmony Database
  • A solid understanding of environment palettes in Harmony
  • Experience using production tracking software; such as Ftrack or Shotgun.

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!
  • Free breakfast, fruit and hot drinks
  • Inclusive self-funded short-films programme
  • Many fun social events throughout year
  • Bi-monthly reactive feedback programme
  • Friday "beer o'clock" drinks (and soft drinks) inside work hours!
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including retail and gym discounts
  • On-site massages
  • Profit participation (for staff who have been in our studio 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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