Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Animation department. Responsible for expediting high-quality character/creature/object animation for photo-realistic feature films
Partner with studio leadership to deliver the highest quality animation.
Be accountable for incorporating a high level of quality in each scene
Work with animators and cross-department supervisors to identify and solve problems, both technically and artistically
Liaising with other production team members to ensure production deadlines are met.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Minimum of 8+ years VFX production + leadership experience with Live-Action “photo-realism” feature films.
Proven technical and leadership capabilities
Experience in leading, mentoring and training large teams.
Exceptional organizational skills; understand how to prioritize tasks, assignments with team skills.
Expert with Nuke and Maya, and 3Ds Max, Photoshop, zbrush a plus
Must have a strong sense of animation: acting, staging, posing, weight, timing, and storytelling, as well as staying on model
Strong understanding of the language of the camera; framing, perspective, lenses, coverage, continuity, camera movement, blocking, etc.
Possess a strong understanding of the principles of animation, exceptional artistic skills
Solid animation grounding, preferably action-oriented; previs experience a plus
Solid camera animation work (laying out shots, staging, using film cameras or on-set experience)
A good attitude and ability to smoothly change and adapt with the project
Background or experience in fine arts, which shows a thorough understanding of physical motion, weight, and balance
Knowledge of human and animal anatomy as well as life drawing skills is desirable
Ability to debug technical problems and follow up with the team to ensure animation is implemented
APPLY ONLY ONCE. We keep your resume on file. If your resume/reel has change after 6 months please apply.
ALWAYS APPLY WITH THE SAME EMAIL
Your email is what we use for correspondence.
RESUME - Include in your resume company names and dates of employment. Max 2 pages.
COVER LETTER - tell us a little about yourself and what makes you the ideal candidate.
REEL BREAKDOWN - describe the tools and what you did on the shot.