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Framestore Recruiting Senior Animators

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Senior Animators

Category: Animator
Company: Framestore
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

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


Working closely with the Animation Lead and Supervisor to produce high quality animation which creates compelling, story-driven and action packed moments that fit within the style and pacing of the film
Working closely with the Rigging and Pipeline departments providing suggestions and feedback to improve character setup, visual quality, rigs and tool functionality
Animating both primary and secondary characters and elements
Meeting schedules and show deadlines
Ongoing communication with Production and Lead regarding schedules and deadlines
Supporting the Lead with the mentoring and training of more junior artists
Working efficiently as part of a team, or independently, to complete assigned shots
Submitting shots for review and follow through with notes and feedback if required
Continuing to become familiar with new tools, software, data and other related technology

Essential Skills:

Previous experience in a similar role
A thorough knowledge of Maya
An understanding of physical motion, weight, balance, texture and form
An understanding of rigs and typical rigging set-ups, animation pipelines and transferring data between tools
The proven ability to work under pressure
Being open to direction and able to embrace change
Attention to detail
Reliable, with good time keeping and the ability to meet deadlines
Excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills
A demonstrable commitment to creative collaboration within a team and with other departments
Adaptability and the willingness to learn new processes and technical skills
A working knowledge of Modeling, Rigging and Mel/Python scripting
Knowledge of human and animal anatomy as well as life drawing skills

Desirable Skills:

Previous experience working with motion capture data
A traditional animation and/or art background

PLEASE NOTE: we expect senior show-reels to demonstrate at least 3-5 years experience animating on large VFX based projects plus any other relevant work that shows a high level of animation that has been produced independently of a course of study.

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