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Animation opportunity on full CG film in Montreal

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“Ballerina”, a 3D animated feature film, produced by Caramel Films (Starbuck) and Quad Cinéma (The Untouchables), is looking for talented artists to join its experienced team.
Digital District film tells the story of Félicie, 11, who lives in an orphanage in Britain. There, her life is strict and melancholic, but none of that matters because Félicie has a dream, dancing. With the help of her friend Victor, she manages to escape and get on a train … the train to Paris! “Ballerina” is a funny and touching story that takes place in Paris in the late 19th century, more specifically around the luxurious Opéra Garnier.
The 3D Animator works under the supervision of the Animation Director (Ted Ty – Dreamworks vet and iAnimate instructor!) and the Animation leads. They are responsible for character, vehicle and prop animation for the film production. The artist interprets the storyboard / animatic to create key-frame animation while respecting the technical requirements and the artistic vision of the project.


Work from storyboard/animatic to create feature level, key-framed animation;
Demonstrate a strong sense of performance, posing, timing, weight, and lip sync;
Maintain a shot-to-shot continuity
Ensure animation meets the style and vision set out by the Animation Director and Directors;
Maintain timing and production quotas given by the production coordinator;
Execute the corrections requested by the Supervisor and the Director by showing an analytic mind;
Organize work and prepare presentation elements for approval;
Communicate and seek information if necessary;
Maintain a good team dynamics;


College diploma or equivalent in 3D computer graphics / 3D animation specialization;
Minimum 3 years of working experience in 3D animation with MAYA, in a film production environment / animation TV series or visual effects;
Strong sense of anatomy;
Ability to interpret a storyboard;
Ability to work collaboratively, taking direction and feedback from the Directors effectively;
Experience creating expressive hand and facial animation in a production environment;
Strong knowledge of traditional animation techniques and characters movement principles;
Rigging experience is a plus;
Be comfortable to work in a LINUX / UNIX environment;
Knowledge of an asset manager as SHOTGUN is a plus;
Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident in Canada and be available to work in Montreal, Quebec.


Only selected candidates will be contacted. Digital District is an equal opportunity employer.

Title: 3D Animator
Status: Contractual / full time
Location: Montreal (must be authorized to work on the territory and to relocate if necassary)
Start dates: December 2014 or January 2015
# of positions: 20+
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