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Scanline VFX Montréal

Montréal, Quebec - Canada
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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


  • 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 

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