Full Time Job

Rigging Artist

Animal Logic

Vancouver, BC 03-22-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Please note this is a hybrid position and requires you to work from our Vancouver studio for part of the work week. This is not a remote opportunity.

Are you a Rigging Artist interested in joining the team in our Vancouver studio? We are looking for Riggers to join us in Vancouver on creative, stylized characters for our upcoming project. The Rigging Artist 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 complex production ready rigs of a high standard
• 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 and 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:
• 3+ years' experience in feature animation, VFX, and/or animated television with a focus in Rigging
• Proficiency with Maya, and a strongly node-oriented approach to problems
• Proficiency with Python and the ability to navigate a large managed code base, or willingness to learn in a fast-paced technical environment
• Ability to troubleshoot and manage communication during the support phase of published rigs, as they move through shots and departments
• Ability to comfortably work to specs as precisely or as creatively as a brief outline
• Eagerness to learn and share with your peers, in a development and learning oriented professional environment

The following will be highly regarded, but is not required:
• Foundational knowledge of trigonometry and linear algebra
• Experience with character related simulation (soft tissues and localized secondary)
• Experience with cloth simulation
• Experience with C++

What we offer you:
• The opportunity to join a growing, award-winning studio!
• Conveniently located in vibrant Yaletown, near the heart of downtown Vancouver
• An inclusive workplace of employees who are passionate about creativity and technology
• A chance to contribute to the success of ground-breaking animated feature films
• Exposure to a USD pipeline
• A dedicated Learning and Development and Talent Management team focused on your personal career growth
• A flexible, hybrid work environment
• Paid 'Volunteer' days to support those causes close to your heart!
• A world-renowned working environment packed with social clubs, activities and events
• A variety of employee benefits including free gym access, breakfast, use of barista coffee machines, weekly lunches/pastries and snacks galore!

If this sounds like the opportunity you've been waiting for, then we want to hear from you!

The base wage range for this position is $33.65 - $62.50 per hour. The wage offered for this role will be commensurate with, but not limited to, job-related knowledge, skills, years of experience, relevant education, and other applicable qualifications related to the role. The wage offered is based on a 40-hour work week and is not inclusive on Animal Logic's extended benefits package, long-term incentives, bonuses, overtime pay or other components that may be applicable to the total compensation package for this role.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3z825-3-234-244-181-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $33.65 to $62.50 Per Hour ($ USD)
Company Profile
Animal Logic

Animal Logic is one of the world's most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design.