Added by on 2013-07-13

Laika Recruiting Junior Character Designer & 2D Facial Animator

Laika

Junior Character Designer

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

Job Description

General Summary:

The Junior Character Designer is responsible, under the supervision of the Director, for designing and illustrating characters from the original concept through to finished production drawings.

Essential Job Functions:

Design and illustrate characters from concept to finish.
Articulate creative ideas, solve problems and provide visual insight to the technical team and animators.
Create model sheets (expressions, poses, turnarounds) to guide subsequent development of animated characters.
Interpret Director’s concepts and vision.
May be called upon to do production and prop design

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Art, Animation or other relevant area of study or equivalent education/experience.
Visual draftsmanship, demonstrating character poses, facial expressions and character turnarounds.
Knowledge of Photoshop.
Ability to understand visual storytelling.
Character design experience, a plus.
Experience as an animator, a plus.
Sculpting experience, a plus.
Good sense of color, a plus.
Work sample/reel submission preferred.

Disclaimer

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.

Apply here:- https://laika.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=214375&company_id=15887&version=2&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=992309&aid=1
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2D Facial Animator

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

Job Description

General Summary

The 2D Facial Animator creates facial expressions, extremes and phonemes for stop motion animated characters. 2D designs and animation need to convey emotion, movement, action and personality, specifically focusing on lip sync. This position requires a level of sophistication of technique on a feature film level.

Note: This position will be located on-site at our Studio in Oregon. When sending samples, include a demo reel with 2D Animation lip sync samples, as well as expression sheet and turnarounds.

Essential Job Functions

Block in rough facial animation and phonemes for Director and/or facial Animation Supervisor for their approval.
Work with Director and/or facial Animation Supervisor to finalize animation.
Meet animation production deadlines as established by management.
Create facial expressions and extremes conveying emotion, movement, action and personality.
Read and break down dialogue tracks and plan shots.
Work with Directors on creating teeth and skull designs.
Work with facial Animation Supervisor and Director of RP in making sure 2D animations fit within the Stop Motion pipeline.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in relevant area of study or equivalent combination of education and experience.
3+ years experience as a 2D facial animator in the entertainment industry.
Experience working on a fully animated theatrically released Stop Motion and/or CG feature film a plus.
Strong understanding of traditional animation principles.
Ability to bring characters to life.
Stop Motion animation experience a plus.

Disclaimer

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.

Apply here:- https://laika.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=214317&company_id=15887&version=2&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=992309&aid=1
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