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Digital Domain Recruiting Senior Animator & Senior Rigger

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Senior Animator

Category: Animator
Company: Digital Domain Vancouver
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

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Job Description

Location: Vancouver, BC


The Senior Animator will be responsible for producing animated elements, shots and sequences under the
direction of the Lead Animator and the Animation Supervisor. The Senior Animator will be expected to
deliver key frame animation, as well as animation using motion capture data, to be used in a live action
feature film or commercial.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Reports to Lead Animator or Animation Supervisor, depending upon size of team and
established hierarchy.
Assignments will include animation tests, previs, layout, shots and finals; to be delivered to
satisfaction and per delivery schedule.
Will need to produce high volume and multiple iterations of shots with speed and accuracy.
Artist needs to be able to function as a solo performer, and as part of a team.
Full participation to ensure that the highest quality of animation is being achieved on schedule.

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

Minimum 6 years of experience creating character and creature animation for live action/VFX
Knowledge and work experience in Maya required.
Additional animation software experience (e.g., 3DS Max, Houdini, Proprietary Packages) are
considered a plus.
Work should demonstrate an experienced ability to define character personality, create fluid
motion, organic movement, and storytelling.
A working knowledge of Motion Capture and/or Rigging is a plus.
Qualifying collegiate or graduate degrees and awards are preferred.

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Senior Rigger

Category: Rigging
Company: Digital Domain Vancouver
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

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Job Title: Rigger, Senior
Department: Animation

Reports to:

Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Full Time, Project
Date: July 2014

Purpose of the job:

We are currently looking for a Senior Rigger with strong programming skills to work alongside our talented
crew of riggers at Digital Domain. Assignments will include designing and maintaining our character rigging
pipeline technology. This includes procedural rigging workflows, facial rigging pipeline aswell creature
The role requires strong technical and communication skills, as well as a firm understanding of character
design, animation, rigging, tool development, and production workflow. This position requires 5-10
continuous years of production rigging/development experience and reports to the facility’s Rigging

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

• Utilize and extend DD’s existing Python-based rigging tools. Develop utilities to optimize department
• Develop and maintain facial rigs using a combination of proprietary and 3rd party toolsets.
• Assist in the design and maintenance of the studio’s rigging pipeline.


Education and/or Experience Required:

• Degree in computer science, art, animation, engineering, or equivalent experience that would equal
that level of professionalism, problem solving and analytical skills.
• 5-10 years experience with production-level character rigging, scripting and tool development.
• Strong knowledge of Maya’s rigging toolset. Python, QT, Maya API, C/C++.
• Strong comprehension of anatomy and articulation (human and creature mechanics).
• Keen artistic eye to drive the look of realistic and appealing surface deformations.
• Passion for creating convincing digital characters a must!
Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:
• Office working environment.
• Hours for this position are based on normal working hours but will require extra hours pending
production needs.
• Walking/bending/sitting.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed
by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated
with it. Digital Domain Vancouver management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities
to meet business and organizational needs.

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