Animator, 3D

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 6 days ago(6/30/2020 8:49 PM)
Job ID
2020-3180

Overview

WildBrain is looking for an Animator to join our Vancouver studio.  In this role, you will have exceptional character animation skills and considerable experience in 3D animation for broadcast television or feature film productions. You excel at creating high-calibre, dramatic and action-oriented character animation, while at the same time meeting production deadlines.

 

This role is set to begin immediately.

 

We are currently working virtually because of the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time our hiring teams are ready to support interviews via video conferencing, and we are enabling artists to work from home until the studio can reopen. We’d love to hear from you! #stayhomestaysafe!

Responsibilities

  • Work from storyboard/animatic to create animation sequences as assigned by the director
  • Complete assigned animation within scheduled timeframe
  • Block movements in rough animation, refine and polish to completion in final animation
  • Address required revisions and modify shots as requested
  • Based on the production schedule and resources available, ensure and maintain the quality, style and continuity of your animation
  • Anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders
  • Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
  • Assist with and complete production-related assignments
  • Keep current on animation techniques and technology
  • Ensure the lead animator/director’s instructions are carried through
  • Recommend any team training needs to lead animator
  • Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
  • Be a positive and creative force on the team

Qualifications

  • 1+ years of experience in animation or film industry
  • Solid proficiency in Maya
  • Strong understanding of general animation, character animation, and lip sync
  • Strong compositional skills
  • Basic understanding of character rigging
  • Solid understanding of character posing
  • A strong understanding of basic human kinetics and real world physics
  • Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas in a professional and positive manner
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
  • Encourage feedback and new initiatives
  • Ability to adapt to multiple animation styles
  • Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

Bonus:

  • Degree/diploma in animation or equivalent is an asset

Why WildBrain?

 

At WildBrain Studios our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series. Aside from awesome projects and partners, WildBrain puts our people first, here are just a few of the ways:

  • Great benefits that make employees feel truly valued including a customizable extended health and dental plan
  • Generous RRSP matching
  • Bonus time off

 

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