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Feature Animation Supervisor

Industrial Light & Magic

London, United Kingdom 05-10-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Position Summary

We are looking for an Animation Supervisor who reflects the company's innovative spirit, and represents the highest level of creative talent, collaborative mindset and a passion for filmmaking that defines ILM.

Reporting to the site ILM Animation Director, the Animation Supervisor is responsible for collaborating with the Director, and guiding the animation department to achieve their vision. This role involves supervising, assisting, and motivating animators to ensure their work is completed at the highest quality and within the project's timeline.

The Animation Supervisor will also serve as a key point of communication and collaboration with other departments to maintain consistency and uphold animation standards.

Key Responsibilities
Maintain and represent the Director's vision throughout the animation process, while presenting and guiding the animators' artistic interpretation.
Function as the Director's ''right hand'' in animation, upholding animation quality throughout the film.
Work with the show's production team to accurately bid, schedule and crew work for the project.
Hold a long-term view over the animation process, providing perspective and ensuring story continuity.
Conduct reviews as final quality control on all animated elements prior to Client review.
Good technical understanding of those areas of CG relating to character build and movement – modeling, rigging, creature TD and FX.
Work with the CG Supervisor, Rigging and creature dev teams as to the technical setup of characters to be animated.
Act as the animation department's representative in meetings with other team leads, ensuring seamless communication.
Proactively provide leadership and foster communication within the animation department, working with management and other teams to meet show and department needs.
Collaborate with other departments to ensure the animation pipeline is efficient and meets production requirements.
Work closely with the animation talent team to ensure the professional development of all animators. Conducting performance reviews, identifying training and mentoring needs.
Work closely with the feature animation recruitment team and other animation supervisors to help build a strong animation team for London Studio and crew all projects effectively.

We're looking for
A creative leader who can inspire and motivate a team, with significant proven experience in Feature Animation Projects at a supervisory level and proven ability to deliver complex shots to the highest level of quality.
Prior experience supervising or leading a team of animators.
Excellent animation skills and a deep understanding of animation principles.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to foster a positive and collaborative work environment.
Ability to animate shots and uphold the highest quality standards.
A familiarity with industry-standard animation software, yet also adaptable and open to new ideas and approaches.
Experience in delivering personnel reviews and providing constructive feedback.
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
An unbounded passion for animation , and animated filmmaking.

This role is Hybrid, which means the employee will be required to work a minimum of 2 days on-site per week at a Company designated location, and occasionally from home.


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g47vx1-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Industrial Light & Magic

Lucasfilm is among the world’s leading entertainment service companies, a pioneer in visual effects and sound across multiple mediums, and is home to the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.