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Laika Recruiting CG Facial Animation Supervisor

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CG Facial Animation Supervisor

Category: Other
Company: Laika
Location: Hillsboro (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

General Summary

The CG Facial Animation Supervisor is responsible for the CG Facial Animation and the implementation of replacement animated facial performance into a stop-mo film production. Working closely with the film’s Director(s) and other show Leadership, they help lead a team of CG Facial Animators on building shot-specific animation, and the most efficiently animated and cost effective replacement face kits.

Essential Job Functions

Lead the RP team of CG Facial Animators on creatively conveying the Director’s vision on facial animation performance, while also balancing the Rapid Prototyping (RP) department and show schedules.
Work with Director(s), Animation Supervisor, Character Supervisor, and Director of Rapid Prototyping (RP) to finalize CG animated faces and prepare for 3D printing.
Under the direction of the Animation Supervisor ensure all face shapes and performances are up to the highest animation standards and work with the film’s tone and style.
Work closely with RP leadership and the Animation TD to advise on the facial animation pipeline.
Work closely with Stop Motion Animators, Animation Coordinator and Animation Supervisor to refine the track reading process. Identify and correct problem areas.
Work in concert with RP leadership, RP Coordinator, and Face Librarians to assure a streamlined approach to handling assets though the CG pipeline and delivery to stage.
Review sequences, schedule resources, and attend production meetings as needed.


S./B.A. in film, art or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
5+ years experience with CG Animation in a feature film pipeline
Highly proficient in Maya
Leadership/Supervisory experience in CG Animation
Knowledge of both Linux and Mac operating systems
Stop motion/replacement animation experience a plus


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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