Scanline VFXVancouver, BC
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Full Time Job
Reporting to the Animation Supervisor, the animator is responsible for expediting high quality character/creature/object animation for feature films.
Work under the direction of the Animation Supervisors and Animation Director to create high quality animation
Be accountable for incorporating a high level of quality in each scene
Work with other animators and supervisors to identify and solve problems, both technically and artistically
Liaising with other production team members to ensure production deadlines are met.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Degree and/or Diploma in Animation or related field. (preferred)
Minimum of 4+ years VFX production experience with Live-Action ''realism''. (preferred)
Knowledge of Maya, (required) Nuke, 3Ds Max, photoshop, zbrush (preferred)
Must have a strong sense of animation basics, acting, staging, posing, weight, timing and storytelling as well as staying on model
Strong understanding the language of the camera; framing, perspective, lenses, coverage, continuity, camera movement, blocking, etc.
Possess a strong understanding of the principles of animation
Solid animation grounding, preferably action oriented; previs experience a plus.
Solid camera animation work (laying out shots, staging, using film cameras or on-set experience)
A good attitude and ability to smoothly change and adapt with the project
Background or experience in fine art which shows a thorough understanding of physical motion, weight, balance
Knowledge of human and animal anatomy as well as life drawing skills desirable
Ability to debug technical problems and follow up for assistance if required