Added by on 2018-05-19

Animal Logic Recruiting Technical Animator

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Technical Animator – LEGO 2

Everything will be awesome when you’re part of the team! Are you a Technical Animator who is interested in working on our first Animated Feature in Vancouver? The position involves supporting the Animators and working through any technical issues with them. You will troubleshoot issues that will help with the shot animator’s workflow as well as report and track these issues with Performance TD’s. This role would suit someone who enjoys problem solving and technical issues as this is not a creative role.

What you’ll get to do:

Responsible for troubleshooting and user support within the Animation Software and Proprietary tools
Test and validate new releases of workflow tools with XSI and in the Farm environment
Assist Animators with day to day issues and glitches and eventually escalating those issues through the right channels when they aren’t immediately addressable
Debug render issues for the Animation reviews
Assist with technical workflow and with the QC process of shots moving in and out of the Animation department
Communicate and promote repeatable, pipeline based workflows that will ensure data security and efficiency throughout the whole production
Create and update documentation that supports the Animation processes
Develop an understanding of the processes of the adjoining departments (eg. surfacing, assembly)
Establish close partnership with Animation staff and other TD groups

What you bring:

1 + years’ experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature
Experience supporting animators is preferable
Experience with Rigging methods is preferable
Experience using Linux in a production environment is preferable
Programming experience in Python is a bonus
Basic Understanding of traditional animation techniques and the principles of character motion
Understanding of 3D software packages applicable to XSI and Maya is preferable
Excellent in pro-active problem solving and finding solutions within the parameters you’re presented with
Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a strong team environment; build relationships across departments, including global teams, and when necessary to pass knowledge to other staff members
An adaptable approach, with the ability to balance your workload with the needs of the artists and production deadlines
The ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas and remain calm under pressure
Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate in both a technical manner and artistic manner
Self-motivated with strong organisational and time management skills
An inquisitive mind with excellent attention to detail and the ability to follow through on suggested solutions

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