Animation Supervisor

  • Film
  • Montreal, Canada

Animation Supervisor

Job description

*Please note: we will only consider these as speculative applications at this time. This is for you to let us know of your availability and interest in joining our team in the coming months. Once the recruitment process officially starts, we will be in touch if your application is a fit for our ongoing needs.*

The Animation Supervisor is responsible for the overall quality of the animation on a particular project, for delivering consistent and compelling performances in line with the Director's vision.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage, train and mentor a team of Animators
  • Provide examples and benchmarks for the animation team to follow
  • Work closely with the Animation Leads to ensure the team are producing high quality animation which creates compelling, story-driven and action packed moments that fit within the style and pacing of the film
  • Take responsibility for the quality of work across the team
  • Work with rigging and pipeline to provide suggestions and feedback in order to improve character setup, visual quality, rigs and tool functionality
  • Work with the Animation Leads to ensure ongoing communication with Production regarding the team's progress towards the schedule
  • Overall responsibility for meeting show milestones and deadlines
  • Attend client reviews and lead daily reviews with the animation team
  • Continue to become familiar with new tools, software, data and other related technologies

Job requirements

Essential Skills:
  • A Thorough knowledge of Maya
  • A strong grasp of physical motion, weight, balance, texture and form
  • A demonstrable understanding of rigs and typical rigging set-ups, animation pipelines and transferring data between tools
  • Knowledge of human and animal anatomy as well as life drawing skills
  • A demonstrable commitment to creative collaboration within a team and with other departments
  • Previous experience supervising/leading a team
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Reliable, with good timekeeping and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent organization, communication, interpersonal, and management skills
  • Adaptability and the willingness to learn new processes and technical skills
  • Previous experience working with motion capture data

Framestore is proud to employ extraordinary talent across all genders, races, nationalities, religions, ages, abilities and sexual preferences. We aim to encourage and support all of our current and future employees to achieve their potential. No job applicant will receive less favourable treatment on any basis when applying for a career with us.