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Animator

• Emerging Level
Skills: N/A

Summary

We want talented character animators who show exceptional understanding of weight, locomotion, anatomy, dialogue, acting, appeal, and entertainment. If you're funny too, that's a plus. If you've got an opinion, all the better. We want artists with a strong point of view who put a personal spin on their work.

Category Animation  Art Department 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period 7 Months
Start Date N/A

Job Description

Responsibilities
Effectively tell the story in a meaningful way through vivid and compelling character acting and movement
Create quality animation using digital tools for feature films and other related projects
Work closely with Directors and Animation Supervisors in a feature film environment:
Receive assigned shots in sequence review with the Directors providing general guidance
Plan shots with an understanding of story/character context
Block animation, most commonly using audio dialog track
Clearly show performance ideas and shot blocking in Director review (animation dailies)
Collaborate with and take direction from Directors and Animation Supervisors
Implement changes and completely finish shots in accordance with production schedule
Develop a working knowledge of necessary production tools
Maintain an open and professional demeanor regarding direction, changes and shifting requirements

Requirements
Visual demonstration (Quicktime or web link preferred) of animation that illustrates visual storytelling, believable expressions, emotional states, weight, physics, balance, appeal, entertainment, clear timing, and staging
A reel of your very best character acting shots that is no longer than 2 minutes in length
2 years production experience
Proficiency in Maya or equivalent software preferred but not required
Background in traditional hand-drawn, computer, or stop-motion animation
Art Background. Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art, Illustration, Computer Graphics preferred
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

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Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift N/A
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