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Waterproof Studios

Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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Animation Director

Description

Waterproof Studios is looking for an Animation Director with experience working with realistic Motion Capture based animation, to work on AAA cinematic projects. 

The ideal candidate would be comfortable reviewing creative, boards and animation from blocking through final polish, providing notes, tasking and scheduling an animation team.  As well as offering mentorship to animators and helping to push the overall team to produce AAA quality animation. 

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience as an Animation Lead or Animation Director in a production environment

  • Ability to take the director’s vision & animation style from storyboards through final polish

  • Fluent in Maya and or Motion Builder

  • Experience working with motion capture performances

  • Ability to give clear direction, notes and communicate story & continuity

  • Thorough understanding of animation principles

  • The ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of team members and allocate work accordingly. 

  • Self motivated with excellent communication skills both written and oral

  • Work within assigned hours and able to meet production deadlines 

  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine is an asset

  • Experience with Faceware is an asset

Responsibilities: 

  • Help define and maintain the animation style and quality of the production

  • Direct the animation team and provide feedback in Shotgun on all aspects of animation- Composition, Timing, Performance, Style from blocking through to final polish

  • Work with the director, animation sup, producers and client regularly to ensure all aspects of animation production are on track and meeting the clients needs & notes

  • Run the animation kick off meetings with the team & client

  • Work 1 on 1 with animators as well as a full team to ensure all artists are on track and able to hit the quality bar required



– Please apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/ew7xMwsDmDupUF1J2