Full Time Job

Senior Animator

Animal Logic

Vancouver, BC 11-04-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

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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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.