Illumination Mac Guff is one of the world’s leading studios for animated feature films.
Based in Paris, the company is known for such global blockbusters as the franchise Despicable Me, The Lorax, Minions, The Secret Life of Pets and Sing – all produced by Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.
The studio is currently in production on Illumination’s slate of four films : The Grinch (2018) and the sequels of The Secret Life of Pets (2019), Minions (2020) and Sing (2020).
We are currently looking for Characters animators.
Duties and Responsibilities
-Responsible for expediting high quality character animation for feature films.
-Work closely with Animation Supervisors and Leads to create skilled animation with strong acting performances and convincing motion.
Qualifications and skills
-Strong knowledge of posing, weight, timing, animal and human motion.
-Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.
-Must communicate well and be able to take notes and direction.
-Have a good technical understanding of models and rigs.
-Knowledge of Maya.
-French and/or English knowledge is required.
-Work permit in France pre-required.
-For junior animators : weight and body mechanics exercises, acting, characters movements and physical expressiveness.
-For experienced animators : walking and/or running cycles (man and/or four-legged animal), acting.
-About one minute long.
-A shot breakdown.
We thank all applicants for their interest!
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