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Lead Animator

Department: Animation

Description

The Lead Animator should create high quality animations of 3D characters and elements appearing in each of the movie’s shots, to convey emotion, movement, action and personality; according to the style of the feature film; assisting the Animation Director in the supervision of the animation staff.

Main responsibilities

• Keeps sequence continuity on shots under his/her responsibility.
• Must maintain look and feel as defined by Art Director and Animation Director.
• Assists the Animation Director in the supervision of the animation staff, with regard to scheduling, assigning and prioritizing workloads, providing training, mentoring, and monitoring animator’s performance on a daily basis while ensuring the timely completion of projects.
• Supervises the development related to a specific character when needed.
• Reports to the Animation Director, helping by foreseeing future problems
• Creates high quality animations of 3D characters and elements appearing in each of the movie’s shots, according to the style of the feature film.
• Animates a shot from blocking through final animation, working under the supervision of the Animation Supervisor and/or Director.
• Demonstrates ability to work proficiently and efficiently in all animation styles and genres including realistic, cartoony, creature, human, and lip-synching.
• Maintains a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work.
• Collaborate effectively with the rest of the departments.

Qualifications

• Minimum of 8 years of experience in Feature 3D animation.
• Production animation experience is a must
• Extensive knowledge of Maya is necessary
• Traditional animation knowledge
• A demo reel which proves acting skills and the strong understanding of the traditional animation principles such as weight, arcs, etc.
• High level of English language is required
• Required European Union work authorization

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