Temporary Job

TV Animation - Digital Animator

DreamWorks Animation

Glendale, CA 03-26-2021
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  • Paid
  • Temporary
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

DreamWorks TV - Digital Animator (TEMP)


At DreamWorks Animation Television, our Digital Animator is responsible for creating high quality compositions, 2D animations and assets under the direction of the CG Animation Director and Lighting/Compositing Supervisor. The Digital Animator ensures that all deliverables align with each show's established look and schedule.

DreamWorks Animation Television has an exciting new opportunity for a Digital Animator to join its team based in Glendale, California. This position is covered by the Animation Guild.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the final composite and output of assigned animation scenes
• Partner with show Creative Leadership on designing and implementing traditional and non-traditional animation techniques
• Work closely with the Lighting/Compositing Supervisor to ensure that the shot matches the aesthetic of the surrounding scenes
• Work on scene paint over tasks; artwork for the paint over shots are often provided by the design team but will occasionally require that the artwork be created by the Digital Animator working on the scene
• Design and create reusable character rigs that are flexible enough to be used for the duration of the series
• Address any issues and retakes that come up during the final editorial/post review including the reworking of a shot to conform to the Harding Test standard
• Rebuild, match and/or troubleshoot compositing and scene files from our Partner Studio(s)
• Collaborate with the team to identify and create custom tools to aid in pipeline efficiency

• Experience in hand drawn frame by frame and digital puppet-style animation required
• Strong understanding of After Effects, ToonBoom Harmony and Maya
• Experience in advanced compositing and knowledge of Nuke
• Demonstrated frame by frame character animation skill set with a focus on dynamic action
• Demonstrated compositing and vfx work done in After Effects
• Experience in advanced compositing and knowledge of Nuke or other node based compositing software
• Ability to work in a fast-paced production environment with tight deadlines and minimal supervision
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and enjoys working in a team environment
• Strong time-management skills

Desired Characteristics
• At least 3 years of experience working in 2D animation, compositing and/or FX
• Demonstrated CG generalist experience desired
• Understanding of JavaScript or Python a plus
• Experience in television or game production is highly desirable
• Experience with asset management software, Shotgun preferred
• May require travel to international Partner Studio(s)
• Bachelor's degree preferred