Job Summary

Are you a Lead Animator interested in working with us on our next big feature animation? The Lead Animator is responsible for motivating and leading a team of animators, working closely, cross-site, with the Vancouver based Animation Supervisor and Director to realize their vision, while ensuring the standard and quality of the animation produced is consistently high.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, direction and allocation of work to the animators within your team
  • Establish and maintain an appropriate level of communication with all crew members and ensure they are properly supported and mentored
  • When required, produce high quality animation in line with the Directors creative vision
  • Become proficient with the department’s propriety tools
  • Understand the processes of adjoining departments and communicate with these departments as needed
  • Understand the overall brief and goals of a project and communicate this clearly to each member of the team
  • Delegate work responsibly to ensure successful completion of shots across team members of all skill levels
  • Drive team reviews and, when appropriate, offer creative feedback on reviewed shots
  • Work with the Animation Supervisor and the production team to prepare bids and pitches as required
  • Prioritize and break down a project into organized parts

Skills/Requirements

Experience 

  • 10+ years’ Animation experience in feature animation
  • Proven leadership experience within feature animation
  • Proven ability to produce feature film quality character animation in a range of styles, with a strong focus on quadrupeds and creature animation

Knowledge/Skills

  • A deep knowledge of animation techniques and a proficiency in Maya, within a feature film animation pipeline preferred
  • Deep understanding of traditional animation techniques and the principles of character performance such as posing, staging, timing, acting and storytelling techniques
  • A deep understanding of anatomy, movement and basic real-world physics and their application for animation
  • Have an “eye” for the nuances of a believable action
  • Understand department pipelines including all assets and tools, and their purpose
  • A knowledge of rigging and pipeline to help direct any technical changes
  • Recognised post-secondary qualification in animation, film or related field preferable
  • The ability to help define the brief and direction with draw overs that define the intent visually

Benefits

  • If you are successful in gaining a role with Animal Logic in Sydney and require a work visa, we will support you through the process of preparing and lodging your application.

For More info - https://www.animallogic.com/careers/faqs/


Company

Animal Logic Entertainment collaborates with world-class filmmakers to develop and produce compelling stories with universal appeal.


Industry

Entertainment

Company Type

Private

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