Senior Animator - Film & Episodic
Animators produce the motions, gestures and expressions of three-dimensional computer graphic characters and objects for high-end VFX films.
- Working closely with the Animation Lead and Supervisor to produce high quality animation which creates compelling, story-driven and action packed moments that fit within the style and pacing of the film.
- Working closely with the Rigging and Pipeline departments providing suggestions and feedback to improve character setup, visual quality, rigs and tool functionality.
- Animating both primary and secondary characters and elements.
- Meeting schedules and show deadlines.
- Ongoing communication with Production and Lead regarding schedules and deadlines.
- Supporting the Lead with the mentoring and training of more junior artists.
- Working efficiently as part of a team, or independently, to complete assigned shots.
- Submitting shots for review and follow through with notes and feedback if required.
- Continuing to become familiar with new tools, software, data and other related technology.
- Previous experience in a similar role.
- A thorough knowledge of Maya.
- An understanding of physical motion, weight, balance, texture and form.
- An understanding of rigs and typical rigging set-ups, animation pipelines and transferring data between tools.
- The proven ability to work under pressure.
- Being open to direction and able to embrace change.
- Attention to detail.
- Reliable, with good time keeping and the ability to meet deadlines.
- Excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills.
- A demonstrable commitment to creative collaboration within a team and with other departments.
- Adaptability and the willingness to learn new processes and technical skills.
- A working knowledge of Modeling, Rigging and Mel/Python scripting.
- Knowledge of human and animal anatomy as well as life drawing skills.
- Previous experience working with motion capture data.
- A traditional animation and/or art background.
We expect senior showreels to demonstrate at least 3-5 years experience animating on large VFX based projects plus any other relevant work that shows a high level of animation that has been produced independently of a course of study.
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