Added by on 2013-08-01

Laika Recruiting Motion Editor


Motion Editor

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

Job Description

General Summary

A Motion Editor at LAIKA is primarily responsible for the clean-up, editing and re-targeting of human motion capture data using Autodesk MotionBuilder and is accountable for the delivery of cohesive motion clips and cycles for animation and crowd scenes. Other responsibilities include building and maintaining a library of reusable motion that can be used between shows.

Essential Job Functions

Perform tasks including data clean-up, characterization, motion editing, blending and re-targeting using Autodesk MotionBuilder.
Discuss workflow and pipeline requirements with production technology to maximize department efficiency.
Develop and maintain a library of reusable motions.
Proactively communicate with VFX supervisors, production management and technical directors to help shots stay on schedule.
Address notes quickly and offer own creative variations to give supervisors a range of options to choose.
Meet productivity and shot quota targets.


Production experience with a motion capture pipeline, from acquisition to delivery.
Extensive experience with motion capture editing.
Thorough understanding of the limitations and nuances of the human body, as well as the physics that influence human motion.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Equally comfortable working independently and in a collaborative group.
B.S./B.A. in film, art or related field or equivalent combination of education/or experience.
2+ years Motion Capture editing and clean-up experience.
Experience with Autodesk MotionBuilder.
Experience with Autodesk Maya.
Rigging experience a plus.
Python and MEL 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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