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Axis Animation Recruiting Lead Animator & Lead Rigger

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LEAD ANIMATOR

Category: Animator
Company: Axis Animation
Location: Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job description:
Axis Animation is looking to hire an experienced Lead Animator whose primary function is to create high quality character and creature animation for ongoing projects and to provide direction and leadership to other animators working within the studio.

Key aspects of the role include being able to assess the animation output from other animators and to give relevant and accurate feedback where required in order to create and maintain a high quality of animation across projects. There is also an expectation for the Lead to be actively involved in conjunction with the Animation Supervisor, in advancing the general work standards of the studio.

The role also requires close liaison with the Animation Supervisor to assess upcoming project requirements and also with other departmental leads to ensure animated shots adhere to quality and technical specifications.

The role will commence Feb onsite in our Glasgow studio and the term will be based on a 6 month freelance contract.

Responsibilties:
Body Mocap Cleanup.
Character and vehicle keyframe animation.
Facial capture implementation and polish.
Facial keyframe animation.
Camera layout/Previs.
Scene caching and clean up.

The Lead Animator has extra responsibilities per project including :
Be responsible for the Animation team allocated to the project.
Review the work of the Animation team working on the project.
Set tasks for the Animation team working on the project.
Quality controlling animation output on the project.
Mentor all members of animation team.
Communicate with production on task related matters and scheduling.
Report to the Animation Supervisor the progression of the project.
Feedback and manage technical challenges on project.
Overall charge of facilitating the director feedback and vision.

Requirements:
Accomplished examples of keyframe animation, both character acting and full body.
Thorough knowledge of Autodesk Maya is essential.
Good communication skill and ability to work interactively with production and other departments to solve production challenges.
Strong leadership skills and the ability to confidently lead a team.
Ability to feedback to rigging and pipeline and direct any technical changes.
Strong understanding of the principles of animation, with a keen eye for character pose and staging.
Good knowledge of cinematography.
Extensive experience working and editing mocap data.
Experience with Maya camera sequencer a plus.
Experience working with Maya Trax and blending animation clip data.
A thorough knowledge and understanding of basic artistic human anatomy.
A thorough knowledge and understanding of basic human kinetics.
A thorough knowledge and understanding of basic real world physics and their application for animation.
Proven production experience within a team min. 5 years.

Apply here:- http://www.axisanimation.com/index.php?id=1093
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LEAD RIGGER

Category: Rigging
Company: Axis Animation
Location: Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job description:
Axis Animation is looking to hire an experienced Lead Rigger whose primary function is to develop realistic skeletal rigs, for ongoing projects and to provide direction and leadership to other riggers working within the studio.

Key aspects of the role include being able to assess the work being done on rigs by other riggers and to give relevant and accurate feedback where required in order to maintain quality of characters across the board. There is also an expectation for the Lead to be actively involved in conjunction with the Supervisor, in advancing the general work standards of the studio.

The role also requires close liason with Rigging Supervisor to assess upcoming project requirements and also with other departmental leads to ensure character assets adhere to quality and technical specifications.

The role will commence Feb onsite in our Glasgow studio and the term will be based on a 6 month freelance contract.

Responsibilties:
Develop realistic skeletal rigs for a variety of humanoids, creatures and props.
Create tools with Python and MEL scripts to generate rigs in a procedural manner.
Work with Rigging Supervisor and Senior Riggers to develop and integrate tools into the established rigging pipeline.
Mentor Junior or Trainee Riggers.

The Lead Rigger has extra responsibilities per project including :
Be responsible for the Rigging team allocated to the project.
Review the work of the Rigging team working on the project.
Set tasks for the rigging team working on the project.
Communicate with production and other departments working on the project.
Report to the Rigging Supervisor the progression of the project.

Requirements:
Extensive knowledge of anatomy and a thorough understanding of biomechanics, kinesiology for humanoid and animals.
Thorough understanding of weighting, skinning, muscle systems and Face setups.
Good communication skill and ability to work interactively with production and other departments to solve production challenges.
Ability to rig characters/objects in a realistic or cartoon manner.
MEL scripting and Python scripting skills required.
Experience with Maya API.
Experience with Maya Muscle.
Experience with cloth, hair and muscle simulations a plus.
Proven production experience min 5 years.

Apply here:- http://www.axisanimation.com/index.php?id=1092
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