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Sydney - Australia
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Lead Rotomation Artist

Description

Are you interested in managing a team of rotomation artists?  We are looking for a Lead Rotomation artist who is available in April.


What you’ll get to do:

·         Work on complex rotomation shots, and trouble shoot other technically challenging shots.

·         Mentor and provide technical and creative instruction to the team.

·         Manage the assets created by the team, so to insure successful delivery to other departments.

·         Animate props and character rigs to match live action plates, through various camera perspectives.

·         Bring to the team your knowledge and skills to determine correct 3D spatial positions and motion across a wide range of objects.

·         Work closely with your supervisor to provide realistic true to life animation, focusing on the relevant shot briefed requirements.

·         Mentors less experienced digital artists.

·         Understands the overall brief and goals of a project and communicates this clearly to each member of the team.

·         Delegates work responsibly to ensure successful completion of shots across team members of all skill levels.

·         Drives team reviews and will offer creative/technical feedback on reviewed shots.

·         Perform daily one-on-one rounds with artists.

·         Communicates production information to both the artists group and Production Management.

·         Participates in production pipeline problem solving.

·         Documents new techniques and distributes updates to peers, crew and Production Management.

·         Prioritise and break down a project into organized parts.

·         Support open communication between your department, R&D and all AL departments.

·         Work with the Supervisor or production team to prepare bids and pitches as required.

·         Participate in the recruiting and interview process for new employees as required.

·         Assist Production Management in preparation of final show reports as required.

 

What you bring:

·         6 + years’ experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature

·         4 + years’ experience in 3D Rotomation

·         1+ years’ experience in a leadership/supervisory role 

·         Demonstrates solid Knowledge of Maya

·         Extensive use of character and prop rigs

·         In-depth understanding of 3D space and virtual cameras

·         Able to work unsupervised

·         High level of attention to detail

·         Experience using 3D Equalizer

·         Ability to mentor and train junior artists

·         Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.

·         Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality.

·         Excellent attention to detail

·         Strong communication skills and the ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas.

·         Proven experience in inspiring, mentoring, and motivating a team.

·         Ability to effectively work and communicate with all personality types.

 

The following would be considered a bonus

·          Python scripting


What you’ll need to include on your application:

·     A demo reel that showcases their work as a final shot .

·     A break down to describe the work done by you


Due to security reasons please do not include any links to Dropbox or Google Docs.

 

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To apply, please complete our online application form via our website: https://www.animallogic.com/careers/jobs/locations/sydney/

 

Animal Logic is recognised as one of the world’s leading independent creative digital studios, producing award winning design, visual effects and animation for over 25 years. With studios in Sydney and Vancouver and development offices in Sydney and Los Angeles, Animal Logic continues to forge new partnerships and collaborations with leading studios and filmmakers to develop and produce stories that resonate with a global audience.

 

Animal Logic is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2 and is creating visual effects for Captain Marvel. Recent productions include The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Peter Rabbit, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Alien: Covenant. Other film credits include: The LEGO Movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and The Matrix.

Animal Logic Entertainment (ALE) is the production arm tasked with developing a strong slate of innovative, commercially minded, story driven projects stamped with the visual and technical innovation that has become the hallmark of the studios’ work. The development slate, while eclectic and diverse, has a core focus on tent pole, 4-quadrant family feature animation and hybrid projects as well as filmmaker driven and visually arresting live action/VFX films. ALE is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2. Previous projects include Peter Rabbit and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

 

Truant Pictures, a subsidiary of Animal Logic, collaborates with both emerging and established talent to develop and produce thought-provoking genre films for an international audience. Truant Pictures operates out of Animal Logic’s Sydney-based studio and Los Angeles office, alongside ALE.

 

For over 25 years, Animal Logic has remained committed to innovation, technical and creative excellence and most importantly, creating a collaborative and storytelling culture with a unique voice. We have BIG dreams!