Animator (Speculative Application)

  • Film
  • Montreal, Canada

Animator (Speculative Application)

Job description

*Framestore Montreal is now opening Speculative applications starting around summer 2021 in Animation. 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.*


Animators produce the motions, gestures, and expressions of three-dimensional computer graphic characters and objects for high-end VFX films.
 

Responsibilities:
 
  • Working closely with the Animation Lead and Supervisor to produce high-quality animation which creates compelling, story-driven and action packed moments that fit within the style and pacing of the film
  • Working closely with the Rigging and Pipeline departments providing suggestions and feedback to improve character setup, visual quality, rigs and tool functionality
  • Animating both primary and secondary characters and elements
  • Meeting schedules and show deadlines
  • Ongoing communication with Production and Lead regarding schedules and deadlines
  • Working efficiently as part of a team, or independently, to complete assigned shots
  • Submitting shots for review and follow through with notes and feedback if required
  • Continuing to become familiar with new tools, software, data and other related technology
 

Job requirements

 Essential Skills:

 
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • A thorough knowledge of Maya
  • An understanding of physical motion, weight, balance, texture and form
  • An understanding of rigs and typical rigging set-ups, animation pipelines and transferring data between tools
  • The proven ability to work under pressure
  • Being open to direction and able to embrace change
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable, with good time keeping and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • A demonstrable commitment to creative collaboration within a team and with other departments
  • Adaptability and the willingness to learn new processes and technical skills
 
Desirable Skills:
 
  • A working knowledge of Modeling, Rigging and Mel/Python scripting
  • Previous experience working with motion capture data
  • A traditional animation and/or art background
  • Knowledge of human and animal anatomy as well as life drawing skills
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