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ToonBox Entertainment

Toronto, Ontario - Canada
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Art Designer


Position: Art Designer

Reports to: Art Director

Position Description and Responsibilities:

  • To collaborate with the Art Director / Director to explore and develop colour background design as required by production or the studio
  • To present the visual direction of colour and/or texture for environments / sets, and props as a means to provide the roadmap for the surfacing and lighting/compositing teams during visual development, pre-production, and production while meeting the highest of quality, aesthetically and technically
  • To listen to the Art Director/ Director’s description/s / launch of sequences and shots and create quality visual / colour backgrounds paintings to capture both the activity and the emotion of the scene(s)
  • To partner with Art Director (CG Supervisor and Technical Team, if required) to help ensure aesthetic goals are met in the most efficient manner;
  • To revise, edit and modify work as indicated by the Art Director;
  • To work collaboratively with other departments to support their needs as determined by the Art Director or Creative Director or Production Designer;
  • To maintain awareness of the broader show needs as they relate to aspects of art and design and related revisions;
  • To research and collate suitable reference material from various sources for asset and shot production;
  • To produce concept art, schematics, layouts, matte paintings as deemed necessary;
  • To provide creative input where appropriate;
  • To work in adherence to budget and schedule constraints while maintaining the show’s overall look and mood via organising and managing timelines to ensure colour design is cast, completed and submitted on time;
  • To ensure file management and archiving of art work is maintained throughout the course of production;
  • To troubleshoot creative and technical issues as they arise as requested by Art Director.
  • To assist in other art department / production needs as needs must.

Required Skills and Experience

  • 3- 5 years’ experience in feature films creating photorealistic and stylized environments
  • Degree in Art, industrial design or painting preferred
  • Knowledge of Photoshop must
  • Understanding of compositing software desired – Nuke
  • Strong knowledge of advanced matte painting techniques including color space, digital paint techniques and Photoshop file management
  • Good knowledge and ability with perspective, value matching, and motion
  • Good knowledge of camera focal lengths and composition
  • Knowledge of film resolution and aspect rations
  • Strong time management in relation to deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Other Benefits,Medical Benefits,Dental Benefits,Life Insurance Benefits,Group Insurance Benefits,Vision Care Benefits

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