CG Artist - Lead Animator

As Lead Animator of a project, you are responsible for the work coming from your team. The Lead Animator establishes, in cohesion with the Animation Supervisor of the project, working methods for the team, taking into account the technical requirements of the pipeline, present and future. The Lead Animator supervises, guides and develops the team and acts as a mentor. The knowledge of the skills of his or her team allows them to delegate  tasks and shots to employees that they see appropriate.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as an artist and Create high quality, visually stunning, hyper realistic animation on feature film projects
  • Working closely with the CG Supervisor and VFX Supervisor, the Lead Animation oversees the animation
  • Act as an animation consultant, working closely with the CG supervisor, production team and the Animation Department Supervisor, to find the best approaches to technical and artistic challenges
  • Act as a mentor and inspire, motivate and develop the talent of the animators
  • Assist the Animation Department Supervisor in developing the talent and culture of the team. Ensures that Rodeo quality standards are met
  • Meeting schedules and show deadlines
  • Ongoing communication with Production regarding the teams' schedules and deadlines

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a VFX studio
  • Excellent understanding of body mechanics, acting, storytelling techniques
  • Excellent knowledge of Maya
  • Self-driven, good communicator, and a great-team player
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Work ethic focused on the dynamism and collaboration
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks, set priorities and problem solving
  • Being open to direction and able to embrace change

Desired skills: 

  • Previous experience with Linux
  • Knowledge of scripting, Mel or Python
  • An understanding of Rigging and Modeling
  • Previous experience working with motion capture data
  • Previous experience in hyper realistic facial animation
  • Traditional animation or artistic background
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