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Technical Artist / Animation

Mikros Animation

Montreal, QC 11-30-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Mikros Animation is a global CGI animation studio located in Paris, Montreal, Los Angeles, Bangalore and London, offering front end services through to final picture for feature, long-form episodic and traditional episodic animation. Thanks to our global capabilities, we adapt our scale to always serve every project in the best possible way.

We believe great animation is about making connections with real people. To ignite connection and to make images unforgettable, we unite with filmmakers to tell their stories. We embrace our clients' creative ideas in our culture of collaboration, making our studios the home of the projects we are entrusted with. We help filmmakers define and develop their vision from script up to screen to make every project a unique one. We craft striking CG animation and we create characters that connect with audiences on an authentic and emotional level, at the highest creative quality and best price possible.

In less than ten years, Mikros Animation has contributed to ten released feature animations and to numerous high-quality episodic shows 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 episodic content airs and streams globally, in over 180 countries.

Job overview

The Technical Artist will provide support to the animation department. Bringing strong Maya knowledge, he will work closely with the artists to offer immediate and direct support. He will often communicate with the rigging department and the TDs. He will report to the Animation Supervisor to discuss and apply pipeline processes and fix the recurrent problems that may occur.

Responsibilities
• Debug scenes.
• Define a proper workflow and reinforce best practices.
• Needs to help implement good usage of the rigs that will be pipeline friendly and with the focus of providing clean scenes to the downstream departments.
• Help document these best practices through our internal wiki.
• Technical animators support on the floor (Sanity Check, Publishing, Tools, Cleaning up a scene)
• Confo Anim Reviews
• Rigging Check and follow up with RIG Department
• Follow up on tickets with the TD team
• Follow up with CFX
• Follow up with Lighting
• Tools development follow up with DEV
• Hero Prop meetings

Qualifications
• Good knowledge and sensibility to animation;
• Have a good understanding of Rigging and a solid technical foundation;
• Strong knowledge of 3D and the production workflow of an animated feature;
• Excellent organizational skills;
• Knowledge of Maya is essential;
• English is an asset.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqp701-18-232-179-5-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Mikros Animation

Technicolor is home to the world's premiere portfolio of visual effects brands, services, and creative innovations. With locations that span the globe, and service offerings tailored to the specific creative and storytelling needs of each project, we power premium content. Our diverse family of VFX brands includes: MPC, The Mill, MR. X, Mikros MPC Advertising, and Technicolor VFX. Each studio has their own unique approach to help storytellers create out of this world experiences.