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Rhythm and Hues

Los Angeles, California - United States
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Character Animator

Description

POSITION: 3D Technical Director - Character Animator

DEPARTMENT: Animation                               

Position Summary:

Rhythm and Hues is looking to add a freelance Character animator to our team for an upcoming season of a high profile television series.  Character Animators are responsible for animation and choreography for props and characters.  

Responsibilities:

· Work primarily with animation directors to create convincing performances and motion of all types and styles.  

· Use and understand 3D animation and deformation tools.

· Provide input regarding tools and interfaces to improve throughput. 

Required Skills/Experience: 

· Demo reel demonstrating mastery of the fundamental mechanics of animation and outstanding acting skills.

· Ability to work well in a team environment.

· Must have minimum of a Bachelors degree in Art, Character Animation, Computer Science, Computer Animation, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent.

· Ability to perform visual and analytical problem solving in 3-dimensional space, including the ability to accurately interpret 3D layouts and analyze 3D form.

· Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks. 

Desired Skills/Experience:

· Two years experience with a high-end animation system such as Alias, Maya, and/or Softimage.

· One year experience with animation set-up including inverse kinematics techniques.

· UNIX skills. 

LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY.  Due to the large number of resumes we will only be able to respond to those that fit within our requirements.