Added by on 2017-12-04

Ilion Animation Studios Recruiting Rigging Senior Artist, Production Manager & Storyboard Artist

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Rigging Senior Artist

Description

Designs, implements and creates animation controls and deformation systems to control 3D geometry which may represent characters, creatures, vehicles, props for a movie production , according to the technical guidelines of the character rigging supervisor.

Main Responsibilities

Designs, implements and creates animation controls and deformation systems to control 3D geometry which may represent characters, creatures, vehicles, props for a movie production , according to the technical guidelines of the character rigging supervisor.
Works with animators to ensure building of most effective animation controls.
Works with Department Developers to develops tools, procedures and interfaces to optimize setup pipeline, writing scripts to facilitate workflow improvements in Python or MEL, or working with a programmer to enable them to make such improvements effectively.
Works with character modelers to explore character geometry topology which has the most efficient deformation in practical playback speed.
Brainstorming new techniques and ideas for user interfaces, deformation tools, and character specific rigging solutions.
Reports to the Set Up & Rigging Supervisor.
Supports the department supervisor managing and helping other artists.

Qualifications

• Strong technical knowledge of Autodesk Maya.
• Strong understanding of anatomy and motion.
• Good understanding of existing rigging techniques and muscles deformations.
• Strong knowledge of Python and MEL.
• Knowledge of Houdini will be a plus.

Apply here:- https://www.ilion.com/jobsapply/
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Production Manager

Description

Oversee management of all aspects of computer animation production in partnership with the VFX Supervisor and Head of CG. The position will report to the Studio Director.

Schedule and budget:

• Track the status of every sequence and shot in the production, manage the VFX Supervisor’s time and priorities and produce weekly director schedules
• Work closely with the VFX Supervisor to communicate creative priorities throughout the production
• Partner with the Studio Director and Production Supervisors to oversee department production schedules, quotas and staffing needs.
• Manage overall production schedule including interdepartmental workflow, and monitor/oversee department budgets, schedules and priorities
• Maintain central production schedule/tracking documents in partnership with Production Accountant
• Support department managers and coordinators in creating department budgets and schedules
• Track, document and report on major creative changes resulting in budget/schedule overages

Personnel Management:

• Supervise and mentor department supervisors. Facilitate career growth and training for production coordinators and assistants
• Provide guidance and support to department leads
• Facilitate inter-department and inter-lead communication
• Facilitate effective department coordinator and lead partnerships

Support of the creative process:

• Use interpersonal skills to resolve conflict, promote a collaborative production environment, and foster an atmosphere of cooperation and communication
• Attend creative review and approval sessions and provide leadership as needed
• Suggest production solutions that will allow for needed creative changes to be made

Apply here:- https://www.ilion.com/jobsapply/
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Storyboard Artist

Description

Ilion Animation Studios is looking for a Storyboard Artist to illustrate the narrative, plan shots, and draw panels to demonstrate action and maintain continuity between scenes for our new animated feature.

Main Responsibilities

• Meet with creative supervisors to discuss objectives of storyboard; what is desired or to be achieved, receiving written and verbal descriptions of a sequence
• Create quick thumbnail sketches through to finished detailed storyboard panels
• Create storyboards by implementing storytelling objectives
• Illustrate script pages and come up with story ideas
• Pitch Storyboards when required
• Work with director and head of story to define staging, pacing and camera action
• Develop character personality and dramatic/comedic action
• Ensure all storyboard notes are added.
• Ensure quality and style of show is consistently achieved in storyboard work.
• Meet all deadlines as determined by the Production Team.
• Follow proper document management requirements (i.e., file naming and storage) according to the production’s guidelines.
• Collaborates with other teams, when it’s necessary.
• Follows supervisor’s guidance.

Qualifications

• 2-3 years of professional experience.
• 1 or more year experience in the animation industry.
• Practical knowledge of cinematic language, acting and staging.
• Must be able to express story and character emotions through drawings.
• Strong knowledge of Photoshop, and Wacom Cintiq tablet.
• Ability to take direction and work well with a team.
• Strong storytelling abilities to feature character, emotion and movement.
• Strong staging and composition skills.
• Ability to invent action and express it through drawing.
• Must be responsive to deadlines and work well under pressure.
• Strong creative and technical skills.

Apply here:- https://www.ilion.com/jobsapply/
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