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Laika Recruiting Stop Motion Animation Rigger

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Stop Motion Animation Rigger

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

Job Description

General Summary

A Stop-Motion Animation Rigger is responsible for the efficient and effective rigging to assist the animator in maximum movement, stability, and ease of animation in regards to puppets, props and interaction with the set. They design and build unique apparatus using a varied range of tools, from heavy machinery to computer software. For every shot produced they must have a close relationship with all the departments on a production. A rigger is expected to be proactive and compelled to problem solve and innovate new methods and techniques in the appliance of animated performances.

Essential Job Functions

Design and execute rigs for puppets, props and greens.
Able to work under tight deadlines and communicate if there are delays.
Inventory and track materials needed for work flow and communicate with when inventory is low.
Works directly with animators, puppet department, stage crew and Art Department Supervisor.
Makes and communicates estimated time needed to complete work and tasks.


B.S./B.A. in film, art or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Experience working in film and stop motion production preferred.
Strong mechanical skills.
Able to work in fine detail for extend periods of time.
Previous experience with silicone a plus.
Understanding of metalwork to include brazing and silver soldering and the use of metal shop tools.


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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