Full Time Job

Facial Animation Supervisor

Moving Picture Company

London, United Kingdom 09-30-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
The Animation Supervisor works closely with the VFX Supervisor to set the show standards, identify potential strategies, assess technical options, and evaluate production schedules. The Animation Supervisor participates as a leader and hands-on contributor through all stages of Pre and Post Production.

Every shot that leaves the animation department for approval on a show will first be scrutinized and approved by the Animation Supervisor. They will deliver a myriad of shots to a strict deadline as well as foresee any problems along the way.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the successful completion of Animation on projects
• Present and discuss work with the clients
• Identify areas of R&D required for the show
• Work with Production to manage the day-to-day running of the team
• Attend desk rounds with all members of the team on a regular basis
• Run dailies with the team to give feedback/approvals
• Meet with the Leads on a regular basis to identify and resolve challenges
• Ensure that all work carried out on the show fits within MPC's pipeline where possible

• Help bid on the animation component of the show
• Set-supervision assistance as required
• Define and split work into sequences
• Create and maintain wiki page to define Animation specific standards of show

Shot production:
• Assign shots to animators according to ability and sequence delineation
• Create or supervise the creation of a master shot
• Offer technical support/advice rigs and animation tools
• Ensure continuity and consistency in released shots
• Provide constant feedback on each shot to production so schedules can be updated


Technical Knowledge/Skills:
• Extensive technical and creative experience with Maya
• Expert understanding of the digital film pipeline
• Proven technical and creative ability in a feature-film production environment
• Expert understanding of techniques and technologies related to Animation
• An eye for character performance and realistic motion
• A proven track record of facial animation on High-end movies
• Experience of facial capture is a bonus
• Open to and enjoys the collaboration of working with the asset facial team and supervisor
• Experience of using the FACS system workflow

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d55xb0-3-236-232-99-42 in your application.