Feature Animation - Lead Animator
Posted 16-02-2012, offered
Leads a team of Animators who create high quality motion of computer graphics creatures and objects within a shot ensuring that they follow the visual style of the animated feature. The Lead Animator will also be responsible for the hands-on animation and executing of the more significantly complex scenes.
Working under the guidance and direction of the Animation Supervisor the Lead Animator is responsible for the creation create high quality motion of computer graphics creatures and objects within a shot that will satisfy the style and quality of the production.
May be required to assist the Animation Supervisor reviewing the work of each animator on their team on a regular basis.
Responsible for the successful animation of a series of shots on a for the CG Feature Project.
Participates as a team member in determining various aesthetic solutions; provides feedback to other members of the production by attending dailies on a regular basis.
Maintains or exceeds a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work.
Attend any relevant meetings to promote effective communication throughout the production team.
May participate in the recruiting and staffing of the team and assesses the work of prospective candidates for hiring.
Expected to mentor entry level Animators and must be able to assist them with their shots.
Performs other tasks related to the creation of computer-generated animation.
Create work environment that will foster team motivation and development
8+ years experience working in cel, stopmotion or computer animation.
Expert knowledge of traditional animation principles, acting, film production and compositional design.
Ability to take on a delegated task with a minimum of supervision.
Knowledge of Unix and shell scripting; expert knowledge of Maya, proprietary and other software programs.
Good organization and communication skills.
Demonstrated artistic ability.
Attention to detail required.
Ability to learn quickly and assimilate new information.
Strong communication skills required.
Good interpersonal skills.
Good organizational skills.
A reel demonstrating a variety of different styles of animation including pieces which showcase the candidate’s performance and action abilities.