Senior Animator at Grapevine Jobs

Animation, Sydney sydney
Description
Posted 8 days ago

Animal Logic are working on a new exciting feature animation called "The Magician’s Elephant"! We have a number of senior level positions available in June 2021.

Animators are responsible for producing high quality performance animation that is in line with the Director’s creative vision. They create a believable performance and expressions of 3D CG characters and objects. We are particularly interested in applicants with a proven ability in character and acting performance.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Bring characters to life
  • Produce high quality animation in line with the Director’s creative vision and the brief received from lead and/or supervisor
  • Animate using effective storytelling skills, through knowledge of camera angles and framing shots
  • Understand the visual requirements for the film and in consultation with your Lead and/or Supervisor, provide input into the procedures and techniques that will enable these to be met
  • Adhere to deadlines and anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot technical issues with Production
  • Help provide solutions to creative briefs through existing tools & processes
  • Understand department pipeline including all assets and tools, and their purpose
  • Become proficient with the department's propriety tools

What you bring:

  • Experience working on animated feature films that focus on strong character performances
  • Experience working in Animation
  • Working knowledge in animation techniques and proficiency in Maya
  • Proven ability to produce feature film quality character animation in a range of styles
  • Solid knowledge of animation tools and workflow while also open to new workflows and toolsets
  • Knowledge of traditional animation techniques and the principles of character performance such as posing, timing, acting and storytelling techniques
  • A strong knowledge of anatomy, movement, and basic real-world physics and their application for animation
  • A demonstrated passion and ability in 3D animation
  • Have an “eye” for the nuances of a believable action and subtle facial acting
  • Enthusiasm, positivity, initiative and talent coupled with an understanding for taking direction and performing tasks to the individual’s best abilities
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
  • A flexible approach while maintaining consistently high standards
  • Ability to balance workloads to achieve deadlines within a team environment
  • Willing to learn, and contribute to the success of the team and project with the ability to listen and be open to all feedback given