Start Dates: January – March 2022

Directed by Ron Howard, and based on the children’s book of the same name, “The Shrinking of the Treehorns” is a feature animation production with Paramount Animation, Imagine Entertainment and Animal Logic Entertainment.

The Rigging team will work closely with a variety of departments, to develop, implement, and maintain character and prop assets for use in both Layout and Animation. 

What you’ll get to do: 

  • Follow a brief to produce stylised production-ready rigs of a high standard for an animated feature
  • Work with the Modelling Department to ensure that models are suitable for rigging and performance requirements
  • Work with Animators to develop and prototype rigs for a broad range of creative and technical requirements
  • Support rigs as they move through the animation pipeline, developing supplementary Animation tools and processes
  • A good artistic eye, and the necessary software dexterity to produce, or correct shapes and models when it might tighten the feedback loop with another department

What you bring: 

  • Proven experience working on characters for feature film quality productions
  • Excellent understanding of anatomy and character construction, with the ability to apply this to stylised characters
  • Desire to troubleshoot and manage communication during the support phase of published rigs, as they move through shots and departments
  • Comfortable working to specs as precisely or as creatively as a brief outline
  • Proficiency in Python is a bonus, but not required
  • Proficiency with a recent version of Maya, and a node-oriented approach to problems

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