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Animation Supervisor


You have:

  • Manage a team of animators within established timeframes
  • Assign tasks, supervise and review the work of the Animation team providing creative and technical coaching of team members
  • Help set the animation quality bar for the studio and each project
  • Work closely with the rigging/character modeling teams to maximize our animation and character performance potential
  • Actively promote and communicate sound solutions to technical and creative issues related to animation
  • Maintain and communicate a strong knowledge of innovative production technologies and the capabilities/limitations of these technologies as they relate to project goals
  • Mentor and lead by example less experienced artists, providing them with support, guidance, and instruction in areas that provide for their artistic and professional growth
  • Meet project deadlines/milestones, as set by the production department
  • Organise team/department meetings where necessary
  • Consistently exercises sound judgment in all areas of performance
  • Demonstrate a broad range of character animation and acting skills. This includes a deep understanding of the principles of animation, and how to best employ those principles to create performance that supports both the characters and story goals of the show.

You can:
  • Minimum five years experience in VFX Animation production 
  • Three or more titles as an Animation Supervisor or 5 as a Lead Animator
  • A solid grasp on the principles of motion, timing, anticipation, follow-through, squash and stretch, forward/inverse kinematics, and other facets of both 2D and 3D animation
  • A creative eye and aesthetic judgement with a deep understanding of the principles of cinematography, composition and cinematic design
  • A vast understanding of anatomy, rigging, CG lighting, rendering, compositing 
  • Exceptional skill in animating the human bipedal figure as well as other organic forms
  • Positive attitude and proven interpersonal skills
  • Strong technical mind
  • Great creative sensibilities
  • Strong work ethic with a "get it done" attitude
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Solid time-management skills and ability to multitask across multiple projects
  • Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Expert knowledge of Maya required
  • Willingness to learn new things
  • Assist production in other parts of the pipeline if needed
  • Experience with RV and Motion Capture is preferable

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