Full Time Job

Background Artist - 2D


Toronto, ON 01-21-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description


Position: 2D Background Painter

Reports to: Background Supervisor

Location: Toronto, ON

Facility: 2 Fraser Avenue

Status: Contract

About us:

Stereo D is the recognized leader in high-quality conversions of 2D theatrical content into stereoscopic 3D imagery, working with major motion picture studios, directors, cinematographers, and VFX supervisors to bring their vision of 3D storytelling to the screen. Stereo D also provides a high-quality global animation service provider supporting creators in bringing their stories to life. Our team of world-class animation production veterans are innovators and problem-solvers. Stereo D is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Company3 (www.company3.com).

We're currently seeking a Background Painter for a 2D animated feature film. The Background Painter is responsible for background color, layouts and other aspects, furthering the storytelling process and ensuring the look of each scene meets the standards of Production and is consistent throughout the film. This role reports directly to the Background Supervisor.

Responsibilities - Your Impact & What You'll Be Doing
• Work alongside Background Lead and other artists to add color, textures and details to background designs.
• Support the story's narrative by adding color and dimension to the film's scenery.
• Refer to the color keys laid out by the Art Director to maintain the established color style of the film.
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications - What you bring to the team
• Bachelor's degree in Animation, Film, Art or equivalent professional work experience.
• Minimum 1 year of experience in animation production.
• A strong artistic background and understanding of light, shadow and color.
• Ability adhere to the overall style and feel of the film.
• Familiar with Photoshop.
• Proven ability as a Background Painter.
• Flexibility to work extended hours and/or weekends to meet project deadlines

Company Benefits & Perks
• We have a great company culture! We value our crew and the creativity and innovation they put into delivering these amazing projects
• We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits program
• We're located in the heart of Liberty Village, close to amenities and easily accessible by public transit
• We dress casual and comfortable
• Cereal bar, unlimited oatmeal, unlimited coffee, tea, fruits, and snacks!

Creativity has diversity at its core. We celebrate the value of each unique experience by being dedicated to fostering the most diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where every employee feels empowered and safe to show up to work as their full self.

It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Please inform the company's HR representative if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.