WildBrain

Senior Animators, 3D

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 3 months ago(4/28/2021 4:48 PM)
Job ID
2021-3846

Overview

WildBrain is looking for Senior Animators to join our team!

 

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.

 

These roles are set to begin immediately.

 

We are currently working virtually because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but due to technical limitations are only able to work with artists based in BC. 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 high quality animation sequences as assigned by the Lead Animator/Director
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of performance, physical motion, posing, timing and weight, including lip sync and camera composition
  • Block movements in rough animation, refine and polish to completion in final animation
  • Complete assigned animation within scheduled timeframe
  • Work with Animation Director and leads to ensure animation adheres to the style and vision set out by the Series Director
  • Work closely with the team to create balanced solutions to any related technical and aesthetic issues
  • Train, mentor, and motivate the animation team, and recommend any crew training needs to Lead Animator
  • Be aware of what is happening on the team at all times and identify obstacles to the Lead Animator
  • Assist in anticipating, communicating, and troubleshooting any creative or technical issues
  • Ensure and maintain the quality, style and continuity of animation with available resources and within scheduled timeframes
  • Keep current on animation techniques and technology
  • Ensure the Lead Animator/Director’s instructions are carried through in the animation team
  • Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
  • Be a positive and creative force on the team
  • Lead by example and set the bar for animation quality

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in animation or film industry
  • A solid proficiency in 3D animation programs
  • A strong understanding of general animation, character animation, and lip sync
  • A strong compositional skills
  • A basic understanding of character rigging
  • A 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
  • Encouraging attitude towards feedback and new initiatives
  • Ability to adapt to multiple animation styles
  • Openness to direction and ability 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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