Lead Animator – Luma Pictures – Santa Monica
Are you a Lead Animator?
Luma is a leading visual effects studio that has worked on tons of blockbuster films like Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Prometheus; Academy Award-winning films including Crash, True Grit and No Country for Old Men; and numerous commercials such as A Mini Marvel for Coke which aired during Super Bowl 50. We are a crew of talented artists that hail from all over the world, who are passionate about creating mind blowing work. On top of that, we are a cool company, with cool people, cool offices, and we do cool things. Can’t beat that!
If you’re down to become part of a growing family, we’d love to hear from you.
Actively promote and communicate sound solutions to technical and design issues related to animation.
Maintain and communicate a strong knowledge of innovative production technologies and the capabilities/limitations of these technologies as they relate to project goals.
Mentor and lead by example less experienced artists, providing them with support, guidance and instruction in areas that provide for their artistic and professional growth.
Meet project deadlines/milestones, as set by the production department.
Actively participate in team/department meetings.
Consistently exercises sound judgment in all areas of performance
Demonstrate a broad range of character animation and acting skills. This includes a deep understanding of the principles of animation, and how to best employ those principles to create performance that supports both the characters and story goals of the show.
A solid grasp on the principles of motion, timing, anticipation, follow-through, squash and stretch, forward/inverse kinematics, and other facets of both 2D and 3D animation
Good understanding of the principles of cinematography including use of lenses, positioning and moving the camera, etc
Exceptional skill in animating the human bipedal figure as well as other organic forms
Strong technical mind
Great creative sensibilities
Ability to take direction and a willingness to address comments and make changes
Ability to communicate with colleagues and work as part of a team
Knowledge of Maya required
Must be a team player
A ‘get it done’ attitude
Willingness to learn new things
Assist production in other parts of the pipeline if needed
Experience with RV and Motion Capture
Any additional software knowledge or skill sets
If this is you, please apply here: http://www.lumapictures.com/job-detail/?job_id=9aaa3c75-d36f-48cd-bf06-e6671fe5e34e
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