Animator

  • Method - Film & Episodic
  • Melbourne, Australia

Animator

Job description

Method Studios’ film and episodic teams are integrating with Framestore as part of an exciting plan to offer innovative, best-in-class visual effects animation from four continents. Method’s Montreal, Melbourne and Vancouver studios are in the process of being integrated with Framestore, and we hope to have this work fully completed by March 2022. For the time-being your contract and recruitment contact will depend on which studio you apply for, but wherever you are based we look forward to welcoming you to the Framestore family.

Method Studios Melbourne is recruiting an experienced VFX Animator for our upcoming 2022 shows. Reporting to the Head of Animation, the Animator will work within the team to provide high-quality animation for a variety of projects. This position is open to remote candidates. 


Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Animation Supervisor, Animation Lead and other animators, as well as Production staff to provide animated rendered sequences as required by the project
  • Animate in various styles (creatures, realistic humans, motion capture, vehicles, etc.) as required by projects
  • Work with animation software (Maya) for visual effects intensive projects
  • Investigate and keep up to date on new and competing software packages and technology
  • Communicate regularly with Production and Leads regarding schedules and deadlines
  • Work efficiently as part of a team, or independently, to complete assigned shots
  • Submit shots for review and follow through with notes as required

Job requirements

Requirements:

  • 3 years of experience in character and creature animation, preferably on high end VFX projects
  • High level of proficiency with industry standard software such as Maya in a production environment
  • Excellent sense for physically based motion and understanding of animation principles
  • Strong problem solving and multi-tasking skills
  • Working knowledge of Python (and/or Mel)


In addition, experience of any of the following is highly desirable:

  • Experience with live action, motion capture and key frame animation
  • Experience with Nuke
  • Previous experience in Linux


If this sounds like a fit, we'd love to hear from you! 


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