Animators are depended upon to create the highest quality of animation for the film. They are able to handle any variety of shot from action-filled to serious acting in any animation style.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
-Create memorable acting choices - able to define the characters and offer fresh and original ideas. Develop the emotional content of each scene through strong acting skills.
-Work closely with directing animator and supervising animator to keep characters on model. Set a high quality standard of animation for other animators to follow.
-Ability to take on a range of animation styles
-Able to establish/ create exceptional mechanics
-Consistently finds appealing poses - elevates the quality of any characters’ design or shot
-Test character setups and develop new animation tools.
-Ability to solve technical issues independently and/ or knowledge of when to elevate them
-Strong understanding of the CG animation pipeline
-Strong communication skills - able to anticipate any delays to schedule and communicate those issues as soon as possible.
-Open and responsive to feedback or changes
Teamwork: Mentoring new animators, sharing suggestions and helpful tips and tricks, seeking out opportunities and efficiencies that drive the department forward.
Experience / Skills
• 2+ years of professional CG experience
• Character Performance experience
• Understanding of Rigging
• Drawing skills
• Traditional Animation skills
• Storyboarding skills