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Axis Animation Recruiting Mid/Senior Animators & CG Supervisor

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Mid & Senior Animators

Description

Axis Animation are expanding their animation team and are looking to hire an experienced team for a large TV series for Netflix and a British broadcaster. We are seeking experienced MID & SENIOR ANIMATORS to work alongside studio leads on project based animation teams on an ongoing basis from December 2016.
The Animators primary function is to create high quality character and creature animation for ongoing projects onsite in Glasgow.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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 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/jobs/mid-and-senior-animators/
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CG Supervisor

Description

Currently Axis are expanding their creative team and are seeking additional CG SUPERVISORS to join them in a full time capacity on site in Glasgow. The CG SUPERVISOR may be working across a variety of projects therefore the role requires skilled Supervisors with a broad background creating different kinds of content as well as proven examples of supervising and mentoring CG artists of various levels through the production.
You’ll be a personable, pro-active, self starter who can motivate and lead the team around you as well as provide creative and technical solutions which deliver to both client and internal quality expectations but also drives commercial results. Prior Supervisory experience is a must, as is thorough knowledge of lighting, rendering, fx and compositing pipelines, with experience in Houdini preferential. An excellent understanding of CG pipelines including pre-production, production and post-production is also necessary.
The CG Supervisor will oversee the teams at a project level, providing technical and artistic leadership across multiple projects and managing the day to day production needs. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to participate as a leader and hands-on contributor through all stages of post production.
The role involves working closely with the project management team as well as collaborating with the department heads to improve efficiencies to studio processes and workflow as a whole.
Candidates are required to work on-site in Glasgow and for exceptional candidates, visa sponsorship may be possible.

RESPONSIBILITIES :

Managing and supervising the post production teams to create 3D content for a variety of styles and projects on schedule and budget.
Quality controlling output by the team on assigned tasks in line with budget requirements
Actively providing creative/technical solutions to production/creative challenges
Working closely with Head of 3d and RnD department to identify process improvements/tools to increase department productivity.
Liaising where necessary with clients and 3rd party contractors.
Attend all relevant meetings to promote effective communication to the team.
Working with production management to provide task breakdown and estimates per project
Working with production management to resource and prioritize tasks and help drive the team to meet schedule and budget objectives.
Working closely with Head of 3D to guide artists overall professional development.
Mentoring and developing all members of the department on an individual and collective basis
Appraising, coaching and where necessary leading disciplinary procedures.

REQUIREMENTS:

3 years proven experience in a Supervisory role and minimum of 5 years general production experience
A strong, measurable track record in delivering against department goals and targets
Strong leadership abilities with a desire to confidently lead, motivate, develop and supervise a team
Great communication skills with the ability to work interactively with others and be comfortable communicating at all levels of the company
Advanced knowledge in lighting, rendering fx and compositing, preferably in Houdini and Fusion. Maya knowledge is a benefit.
Familiarity with technical/pipeline issues and a typical animation production environment
Self-motivated problem solver.
A positive attitude towards supporting business growth and the recognition that efficiencies need to improve year on year.
An understanding of all stages of the production process.
Ability to integrate into existing pipeline infrastructure.
The ability to support themselves and take initiative.

Apply here:- http://www.axisanimation.com/jobs/cg-superviser/
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