Are you a Senior Animator interested in bringing characters to life through believable performance and expressions for our animated feature?

What you'll get to do:

  • Bring characters to life
  • Produce high quality animation in line with the Directors creative vision and the brief received from lead and/or supervisor
  • Animate using effective storytelling skills, through knowledge of camera angles and framing shots
  • Understand the visual requirements for the film and in consultation with your Lead and/or Supervisor, provide input into the procedures and techniques that will enable these to be met
  • Adhere to deadlines and anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot technical issues with Production
  • Proactively provide solutions/options to creative briefs through existing tools & processes
  • Contribute creative feedback in reviews and be willing to assist junior team members in this area when required
  • Assist junior team members with any technical challenges
  • Understand department pipeline including all assets and tools, and their purpose
  • Become proficient with the departments proprietary tools

What you bring:

  • 5+ years’ experience in feature animation, VFX feature films, TV series or games with a focus in Animation
  • Proven ability to produce feature film quality character animation in a range of styles, demonstrated through past project work and/or reel/portfolio
  • High level of working knowledge in animation techniques and a proficiency in 3d software packages, particularly Maya
  • Deep understanding of traditional animation techniques and the principles of character performance such as posing, timing, acting and storytelling techniques
  • A deep understanding of anatomy, movement and basic real world physics and their application for animation
  • A demonstrated passion and ability in 3d animation
  • Enthusiasm, positivity, initiative and talent coupled with an understanding for taking direction and an openness to feedback while performing tasks to the individual’s best abilities
  • Have an “eye” for the nuances of a believable action
  • Strong written and verbal English language skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
  • A flexible approach and able to achieve deadlines while maintaining consistently high standards

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