Added by on 2013-04-20

Framestore London Recruiting Animators, Character Animators, Lead Modeller & Modellers

Animators – London

Animators produce the motions, gestures, and expressions of three-dimensional computer graphics characters and objects for high-end VFX films.

Responsibilities:
Work closely with the Animation Lead and Supervisor to produce high quality animation to produce compelling, story-driven and action packed moments that fit within the style and pacing of the film
Work closely with the Rigging and Pipeline departments with suggestions and feedback to improve character setup and visual quality, rig improvements and tools functionality.
Animation of both primary and secondary characters and elements
Meet schedules and show deadlines
Constant communication with Production and Lead regarding schedules and deadlines
Work efficiently as part of a team or independently to complete assigned shots
Submission of shots for review then following through with notes and feedback if required
Continue to become familiar with new tools, software, data, and other related technology

Key Skills and Experience

Essential:
Experience in a production environment as an animator.
A thorough knowledge of Maya.
Understanding of physical motion, weight, balance, texture, and form
Understanding of rigs and typical rigging set-ups, animation pipelines and transferring data between tools
Proven ability to work under pressure
Open to direction and able to embrace change
Attention to detail
Reliable; good time keeping and ability to meet deadlines
Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
Commitment to creative collaboration within the team and with other departments
Adaptability and willingness to learn new processes and technical skills

Desirable:
A working knowledge of modelling, rigging and/or mel/python scripting
Previous experience working with motion capture data
Traditional animation and/or art background
Knowledge of human and animal anatomy as well as life drawing skills
Please include a link to your online showreel on your CV

Start date: 06/05/2013

Apply here :-

http://careers.framestore.com/application.php?id=324&ref=Film%20-%20Animators0324&flag_graduatejob=No
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Character Animators – London

Framestore is looking for Character Animators. Candidates should have worked at Lead Animator level before and have experience of leading teams and supervising shots.

Animators should be comfortable using Maya and should have previous experience of working on large scale film projects.

Successful applicants should have the ability to lead a team and have proven ability to meet deadlines.

Essential

Several years of experience in a similar role.
Several years experience in creature and character animation.
A thorough knowledge of Maya.
Strong interpersonal skills, candidate will be expected to lead and supervise a team
Proven ability to work under pressure
Attention to detail
Reliable; good time keeping and ability to meet deadlines
Organised
Tactful, conscientious and diplomatic
To be considered for these positions please apply online and add a link to your online showreel. Please also include a shot breakdown of your reel.

Due to the high volume of applications we will only reply to those who have been shortlisted for interview.

Please note that your application will not be considered without an online showreel.

Start date: 06/05/2013

http://careers.framestore.com/application.php?id=59&ref=ANIM0059&flag_graduatejob=No
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Lead Modeller – London

As a Lead VFX Modeller you will produce highly accurate, efficient models for high-end VFX feature films. References may include photographs; scan data, blueprints or concept designs. Modellers will work closely with texture artists, riggers and layout artists to produce models and UVs that meet the specific requirements of a VFX pipeline.

Responsibilities
Responsible for QC and presentation of work to supervisors and clients
Innovative use of MEL scripting and modelling workflow to produce models of a high standard with a fast turnaround
Creation of models as briefed and/or per reference
Understanding and following naming conventions
Presentation of models for review – to Lead, Supes, Clients
Consistent UV Mapping
Communication with other departments and production to ensure model is as briefed and required
Tweaking and remodelling as required
Ability to lead and motivate a team of modellers

Key Skills & Experience

Essential
Good working knowledge of Maya
Creative, resourceful, and strong spatial awareness
Very strong polygonal subdivision modelling skills
Efficiency with layout of UVs, and awareness of texture requirements
Ability to interpret and follow reference material to create clean, highly detailed, and accurate models
Strong interpersonal and communicative skills
Ability to organise workflow in a meticulous manner
Able to work very well within a team, and with other departments and supervisors

Desirable
You will have worked in a senior/lead capacity on a large scale VFX show
Good understanding of photogrammetry
Experience with Mudbox and zBrush
We will only consider applications with an online reel link

Start date: 30/04/2013

http://careers.framestore.com/application.php?id=316&ref=Leadmodeller0316&flag_graduatejob=No
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Modellers – London

As a VFX Modeller you will produce highly accurate, efficient models for high-end VFX feature films. References may include photographs; scan data, blueprints or concept designs. Modellers will work closely with texture artists, riggers and layout artists to produce models and UVs that meet the specific requirements of a VFX pipeline.

Responsibilities
Creation of models as briefed and/or per reference
Understanding and following naming conventions
Presentation of models for review – to Lead, Supes, Clients
Consistent UV Mapping
Communication with other departments and production to ensure model is as briefed and required
Tweaking and remodeling as required
Key Skills & Experience

Essential
Good working knowledge of Maya
Creative, resourceful, and strong spatial awareness
Very strong polygonal subdivision modelling skills
Efficiency with layout of UVs, and awareness of texture requirements
Ability to interpret and follow reference material to create clean, highly detailed, and accurate models
Strong interpersonal and communicative skills
Ability to organise workflow in a meticulous manner
Able to work very well within a team, and with other departments and supervisors

Desirable
Good understanding of photogrammetry
Experience with Mudbox and zBrush

Start date: 30/04/2013

http://careers.framestore.com/application.php?id=137&ref=MOD0137&flag_graduatejob=No

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