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Animation & Visual Effects Specialist


The Animation & Visual Effects Specialist provides key customer service support in the areas of digital media arts, including VFX, digital post-production, computer embedded systems, audio, and video nonlinear editing systems, 2D and 3D animation, motion graphic design, stereoscopic presentation, motion capture technology, and virtual reality workflows at Dodge College.

This position primarily supervises student digital art projects overseeing the VFX and/or animation workflows from inception to final delivery and screening. Additionally, the Animation and Digital Effects Specialist conducts ongoing research of emerging equipment and techniques for animation, digital intermediary processes, visual effects, compositing, and online editorial finishing. Provides recommendations for enhancements, improvements, and upgrades, presenting supporting information for evaluation.

The Animation & Digital Effects Specialist coordinates seminars, tutorials and individual training sessions on the proper and safe use of post-production equipment and software.

This position also helps build and maintain the computer systems and technology used for digital arts, video, and audio production, including the render farm. Provide general support and guidance to Digital Arts faculty and students within the Digital Media Arts Center. Other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • Minimum 3-5 years related professional work experience.
  • Working knowledge and demonstrated proficiency of post-production hardware and software, digital animation applications and rendering platforms including Autodesk Media and Entertainment animation software, Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools, Blackmagic-Design Fusion and DaVinci Resolve, Adobe CC, Nuke, and similar media content creation software.
  • Familiarity with computer embedded systems including hardware and software upgrades.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry trends in the field of post-production technologies, digital 2D and 3D animation, visual effects creation, sound mixing, and design, and digital compositing workflows.

Read full description Chapman employment website, complete Chapman application required for consideration of the recruitment. 

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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