Full Time Job

TD Animation

Mikros Animation

Montreal, QC 3 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Mikros Animation is a global CGI animation studio, part of Technicolor Creative Studios, located in Paris, Montreal, Los Angeles, Bangalore and London, dedicated to feature films and episodic content. Since its inception, Mikros Animation has always put creativity and CG artistry at the heart of its animation and production activities, allowing our artists to work across a great variety of stories with a high level of stylized craft. So far, Mikros Animation has contributed to ten released feature animations and to numerous high-quality animated series, for the world's best-known animation studios, either as creative studio, line producer or executive producer. Mikros Animation has also produced more than 250 hours of programming, broadcast by notable channels including Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, TF1, France TV, Gulli, M6, Gloob, and Super RTL. Our animated episodic content airs and streams globally, in over 180 countries.

At Mikros Animation, we believe great animation is about making real connections with real people. By partnering with filmmakers to unite their creative visions, with our industry-leading craftsmanship and artistry, we create characters that connect with audiences on an authentic and emotional level to bring powerful stories to life.

Under the supervision of the TD Supervisor, the Technical Directors (TD) participate in the design, development, optimization and maintenance of the pipeline and production tools.

Led by the Lead TD Animation, the TD Animation specializes in layout and animation workflow layout issues in Maya. It covers the departments Previz/Layout, Confo Layout, Camera, Animation and Crowd.

He works closely with equivalent manufacturing departments.

Responsibilities
• Helping artists solve technical problems
• Create specifications for development
• Re-document tools and code.
• Maintenance of existing tools.
• Implement effective strategies to meet project requirements
• Provide creative ideas and solutions to improve visual and technical quality
• Develop tools and procedures to support the creative process
• Understand the visual requirements for the film, and design procedures, techniques and tools that will enable these to be met
• Work according to Mikros Animation coding style
• Liaise with the software team to ensure compliance with internal practices
• Ensure the follow-up and the relevance of the creation and update of the technical documentation of the developed tools
• Test and validate new versions of pre-existing tools, both interactive ones (mainly Maya) and in an active production environment

Qualifications
• Good knowledge of Maya software
• Good knowledge in Python and Pyside/PyQt
• Experience in solving problems with artist scenes
• Experience as a layout or Animation artist is a big assets
• Knowledge of Shotgun is an asset
• Be a force of proposal, adaptation and motivation
• Thoroughness, autonomy and strong organizational capacity
• Practice of English (written & oral), including technical English

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqn376-52-205-167-104-42 in your application.