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Morehead Planetarium

Chapel Hill, North Carolina - United States
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3D Animator


The Morehead Planetarium at UNC: Chapel Hill in North Carolina is seeking a staff 3D Animator and CG Generalist responsible for developing fulldome digital planetarium films, exhibit and flat screen media designed to engage, inspire and entertain school children and the public about science.

Advanced knowledge of professional-level 3D animation, motion graphics, compositing, visual effects. Strong art and design background. Knowledge of story fundamentals and experience working with writers. Desire to work with UNC faculty and current subject matter experts to help them shape ideas and concepts into effective visuals. Impeccable sense of timing for animation and camera essential. Clear understanding of the production pipeline and workflow. Excellent interpersonal skills and desire to work as part of a team. Ability to offer technical, pedagogical, creative, aesthetic, and practical input into decision-making processes, content storyboard production, and media production. Impeccable organizational skills. Ability to troubleshoot creative issues related to production. Ability to accept criticism and translate feedback into goals, objectives, and solutions. Able to adhere to naming conventions and studio guidelines. Able to communicate effectively and complete scheduled tasks on time.

Design professional with a B.A. in computer science, communication, arts, media arts, or a media-related field, and three or more years experience in a media-related field. Master’s preferred. This job is on-site at UNC Chapel Hill. 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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