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Cinesite Recruiting Animation Director

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Animation Director

Cinesite Montreal is seeking an Animation Director for a Feature Animated Film. Ideal candidate is looking for an opportunity for a highly organized and motivated Animation Director who desires to lead a top quality and fast paced animation team.

Job Responsibilities

Be the driving force for the creation and adjustments of the Feature Animation Pipeline, supported by an excellent technical team
Work with the team to create top quality body and facial rigs that will maintain the desired quality
Create and maintain an atmosphere where the objective is to create an engaging animated film of top quality, while managing and reducing the complexities of production.
Work closely with the Director, Head of Story, Art Director and other members of the production team to create a memorable story that will resonate with the audience.
Work with the Director, Head of Story and Art Director to ensure that the film is designed to maximize the budget and schedule
Ensure that the project maintains a consistent quality and style, as established in consultation with the creative leads
Along with the Creative Team, establish an animation style that reflects the tone of the film, and maintain the style throughout the film
Work with the department leads to establish the overall pipeline, workflow and directory structure for the animation and associated departments
Coordinate retakes and final shots with the Director
Distribute work and establish deadlines for the animation department, measure quality of work and create clear objectives to monitor progress and results
Technically interpret the Director’s vision for the animation departments in conjunction with the CG Supervisor
Provide creative ideas and solutions for the film on both a story, visual and technical level
Mentor animation leads and animators to encourage the growth of the division
Incorporate changes from the Creative team, in accordance with the budget and schedule
Be able to flag and solve potential delays or problems to stay on budget and on schedule

Qualifications

Bachelor degree preferred
7+ years of experience working in the animation industry, including comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of CG, pipeline and associated software/plugins. Feature Animation experience required.
Extensive experience with a Maya based pipeline
Intense passion for creating a film that will set itself apart from other films currently in production
Understanding of animation timing, cinematic scene and dramatic structure
Experience with animating for Stereo
Ability to work collaboratively and on a deadline

Please apply here: http://www.cinesite.com/jobs/feature-animation-director-montreal/apply/form
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