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Lead Animator

Industrial Light & Magic

London, United Kingdom 04-03-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Position Summary

A Lead Animator is responsible for supporting the Animation Supervisor in designing and creating the motion of digital characters/vehicles/props within a shot or sequences of shots on a production. They help to determine and drive the aesthetic and technical approach to the animation, overseeing a team of animators to achieve this goal in the allotted production timeframe.

What You'll Do
Responsible for leading a team in the creation of outstanding animation for digital creatures/humans, vehicles and props within a shot, using various animation software programs.
Comprehend and execute direction from the Animation Supervisor.
Oversee the work of entry, mid and senior level animators and provide day-to-day support and guidance at the discretion of the Animation Supervisor.
Participates as a team member in helping determine various aesthetic and technical solutions; provides feedback to other members of the production by attending dailies on a regular basis.
Aid in the training/mentoring of new Animators
Help drive the design and execution of animation tools required to achieve the goals of a given production
Expected to perform hands-on shot work on show to set the desired look and standard to be met by the team, and potentially provide reference (video and occasionally motion capture performances), to assist the animation team in hitting these goals

What We're Looking For
Experience in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or related field.
Expert knowledge of traditional animation principles, acting, film production and compositional design while demonstrating exceptional skills as an animator based as evidenced by portfolio, demo reel and references.
Experience working at a Senior level and proven collaboration with Animation Supervisors.
Excellent organization, honesty and communications skills.

Technical Skills
Proficiency with Linux desired.
Expert knowledge of Maya, proprietary and other software programs
Knowledge of chaining and constraint techniques

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-rzvj8q-3-234-244-181-42 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.