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Animal Logic Recruiting Lead Animator, Lead Layout Artist & Assembly TD

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Lead Animator

Everything will be awesome when you’re part of the team! Animal Logic – the studio that brought you The LEGO Movie – is looking for a Lead Animator. The position involves motivating and leading a team of animators, working closely with the Animation Supervisor and Director to realize their vision, while ensuring the standard and quality of the animation produced is consistently high. This is a fulltime, contract role that reports to Artist Management and the Animation Supervisor.

What you’ll get to do:

Provide leadership, direction and allocation of work to the animators within your team
Establish and maintain an appropriate level of communication with all crew members and ensure they are properly supported and mentored
When required produce high quality animation in line with the Directors creative vision
Become proficient with the departments propriety tools
Understand the processes of adjoining departments and communicate with these departments as needed
Understand the overall brief and goals of a project and communicates this clearly to each member of the team
Delegates work responsibly to ensure successful completion of shots across team members of all skill levels
Drives team reviews and, when appropriate, will offer creative feedback on reviewed shots
Prioritize and break down a project into organized parts

What you bring:

7+ years’ experience on VFX / Animated feature films, TV series or games
7+ years’ experience working in Animation
Recognized post-secondary qualification in animation, film or related field preferable
Working experience and a deep knowledge of animation techniques and a proficiency in 3d software packages, particularly Maya and XSI, within a feature film animation pipeline
Previous experience supporting a team of animators with the ability to direct and lead while keeping artists motivated and on track
Proven ability to produce feature film quality character animation in a range of styles
Deep understanding of traditional animation techniques and the principles of character performance such as posing, timing, acting and storytelling techniques
A deep knowledge of the principles of animation with a keen eye for character posing and staging
A deep understanding of anatomy, movement and basic real world physics and their application for animation
Understand department pipelines including all assets and tools, and their purpose
A demonstrated passion and ability in 3d animation; enthusiasm, positivity, initiative and talent as well as an understanding for taking direction and performing tasks
Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
Ability to multitask, priorities and balance workloads to achieve deadlines within a team environment
Ability to effectively work, communicate and provide feedback with all personality types

Why work for us?

Family culture – we produce amazing award winning films in a culture that is passionate, fun, friendly and family oriented
Benefits – We’ve got you covered from day one! Massage, dental, and an on-site gym, to name a few.
Work/Life balance – we understand that people have families and activities outside of work, so we work hard to create a balance between work and life
Social animals – join your co-workers in various social activities such as after work drinks, bake-offs, creative competitions and sporting events.

Interested? Please complete our online application form via our website www.animallogic.com/Careers/Jobs.

Animal Logic recently completed production on The LEGO® Batman Movie, The Great Wall and The LEGO® Ninjago Movie. Animal Logic is currently in production on Peter Rabbit (2018) and The LEGO® Movie Sequel (2019). Other film credits include The LEGO® Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Alien: Covenant, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and The Matrix. Yes, that’s all us!

If you want to create GREAT WORK with GREAT PEOPLE then come and join us at Animal Logic, Vancouver.
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Lead Layout Artist

Everything will be awesome when you’re part of the team! Animal Logic – the studio that brought you The LEGO Movie – is looking for a Lead Layout Artist. The Lead Layout Artist will be responsible for leading a team of Layout artist whilst working closely with the Layout Supervisor and Director to realise their vision, ensuring the standard and quality of the work produced is consistently high. This is a fulltime, contract role that reports to Artist Management and the Layout Supervisor.

What you’ll get to do:

Leads a team under guidance from Layout Supervisor and production team, providing leadership, direction and allocating work to artists within the team
Ensure all Layout Artists within the team are adequately trained to full fill the requirements of the production while mentors less experienced digital artists
Support, establish and maintain an appropriate level of communication with all crew members and ensure they are properly supported and mentored
Ensure conflict is identified early and constructive solutions are put in place to resolve/ diffuse
Promote innovative ideas and approaches between different work groups and individuals
Work closely with the Animation Director, Supervisors, Leads, and Technical Directors from other departments to ensure efficient pipeline management in and out of the Performance Unit
Participate in brainstorming and problem solving to create and maintain production pipelines and support our overall technical goals
Produce high quality animation in line with the Directors vision
Become proficient with the departments propriety tools and provide solutions and new ideas to creative briefs to push creative boundaries using existing tools & processes
Adhere to deadlines and communicate with Production
Develop a comprehensive understanding of the processes of the adjoining departments (e.g. Animation) in relation to Animal Logic’s pipeline and communicate with these departments as needed
Understands the overall brief and goals of a project and communicates this clearly to each member of the team
Delegates work responsibly to ensure successful completion of shots across team members of all skill levels
Drives team reviews and, when appropriate, will offer creative/technical feedback on reviewed shots

What you bring:

7+ years’ experience working in CG on feature animation, VFX projects or TV Series
7+ years’ experience being part of layout and/or previs team
Previous experience working with large digital feature film production pipelines
Recognized post-secondary qualification in animation, film or related field preferable
High level of working knowledge and understanding of 3D software packages used in digital film production, in particular XSI, Maya and compositing software
Expert knowledge and understanding of layout/previs techniques such as staging and framing rules
Experience in camera animation and scene set-up, and having an eye for picture composition and attention to detail
Cinematography knowledge and understanding of story and scene layout
Knowledge of traditional camera techniques and the principles of translating storyboards to 3d
Proven ability to produce high-level camera work with an in depth knowledge of composition
Proven ability of editing and ensuring continuity over a sequence of shots and the film
Excellent visual communication skills including but not limited to drawing
A demonstrated passion in Layout, picture cinematography, cinematographic history, staging and directing
Enthusiasm, positivity, initiative and talent, coupled with an understanding for taking direction
Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment
Maintain a flexible approach with the ability to achieve deadlines within a team environment while under pressure
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to efficiently organize, multi-task, prioritize work across multiple areas
Problem solve and balance quick turnaround with long term quality
Willing to learn, and contribute to the success of the team and project
Have the ability to listen and be open to all feedback given; anticipating the supervisors/leads and directors preference in accordance to the style of the project
Ability to effectively work, communicate and provide constructive feedback with all personality types
An ability to direct and lead a team of layout artists, keeping them motivated and on track

Why work for us?

Family culture – we produce amazing award winning films in a culture that is passionate, fun, friendly and family oriented
Benefits – we’ve got you covered from day one! Massage, dental, and an on-site gym, to name a few.
Work/Life balance – we understand that people have families and activities outside of work, so we work hard to create a balance between work and life
Social animals – join your co-workers in various social activities such as after work drinks, bake-offs, creative competitions and sporting events.

Interested? Please complete our online application form via our website www.animallogic.com/Careers/Jobs

Animal Logic recently completed production on The LEGO® Batman Movie, The Great Wall and The LEGO® Ninjago Movie. Animal Logic is currently in production on Peter Rabbit (2018) and The LEGO® Movie Sequel (2019). Other film credits include The LEGO® Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Alien: Covenant, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and The Matrix. Yes, that’s all us!

If you want to create GREAT WORK with GREAT PEOPLE then come and join us at Animal Logic, Vancouver.
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Assembly TD

We are looking for an Assembly TD to join the team for our first Animated Feature in Vancouver! The Assembly team is a small, but critical role in Production, where an eye for detail is key!
As one of the Asset gatekeepers, you will help maintain the “shot breakdown” – facilitating distribution of assets between various departments, with a special emphasis on supporting the Layout and Animation teams.

What you’ll get to do:

Partner with Layout/Animation to troubleshoot shot builds and QC
Troubleshoot Asset and configuration issues
Maintain assets, shot set-ups, and breakdown

What you bring:

2 years’ experience in Animated Features, VFX or Games
Experience working with assets (modelling, rigging and surfacing)
Experience with Maya or XSI in a production environment
Knowledge and experience with asset management and tracking software
Excellent attention to technical details and ability to deliver accurate work
Ability to communicate and interact positively in a collaborative group environment
Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize, and problem solve
Experience in MEL or Python scripting is a bonus

Why work for us?

Family culture – we produce amazing award winning films in a culture that is passionate, fun, friendly and family oriented
Benefits – we’ve got you covered from day one! Massage, dental, and an on-site gym, to name a few.
Work/Life balance – we understand that people have families and activities outside of work, so we work hard to create a balance between work and life
Social animals – join your co-workers in various social activities such as after work drinks, bake-offs, creative competitions and sporting events.

Interested? Please complete our online application form via our website www.animallogic.com/Careers/Jobs

Animal Logic recently completed production on The LEGO® Ninjago Movie , The LEGO® Batman Movie, and The Great Wall. Animal Logic is currently in production on Peter Rabbit (2018) and The LEGO® Movie Sequel (2019). Other film credits include The LEGO® Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Alien: Covenant, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and The Matrix. Yes, that’s all us!

If you want to create GREAT WORK with GREAT PEOPLE then come and join us at Animal Logic, Vancouver.
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