WildBrain

Senior Animator, CG

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/17/2021 2:09 PM)
Job ID
2021-4958

Overview

WildBrain Studios  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.

 

Find a job that let’s your imagination run wild!

WildBrain Studios produces fan-favorite animation and award-winning content that kids and families love in every corner of the globe. We love what we do and it shows in the quality content we produce! Our custom-built Vancouver studio in beautiful British Columbia is a wonderful backdrop for our artists, but it doesn’t end there, we have employees working remotely across BC, Canada, and the world!  Our artist-centric culture means we invest in our people, we provide training and growth opportunities, a healthy work-life balance, and fun activities throughout the year to meet, mingle and get creative with your team. If you like what you are reading so far, well buckle up, we’re just getting started!

 

Responsibilities

What You’ll Do:

  • 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
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Qualifications

What You’ll Bring:

  • 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

 

Nice to Have:

  • Degree/diploma in animation or equivalent is an asset

 

Why WildBrain?

We make sure to take care of all our hard-working Wild Brains by offering a comprehensive benefits package and a workplace culture that values our employees’ wellbeing.  Our staff enjoy RRSP matching, multi-tiered benefits so you can pick the coverage that’s best for you, free mental health resources, and additional perks like half-days in the summer, extra holidays in the winter and regular events to connect our teams virtually, and in-person.

 

In short – life is good on the Wild side!

 

Visit wildbrain.com/studios to learn more!

 

COVID-19 Update:

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!

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" WildBrain Studio provides an atmosphere free from barriers to promote inclusion, equity and diversity. We demonstrate our commitment to this by providing a supportive work environment and a culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. WildBrain Studio also accommodates people with disabilities throughout the selection process. Should you require accommodation, please let us know your requirements when contacted.”

 

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