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Method Studios Vancouver is looking for Animators

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Job Title: Animator
Department: Animation
Reports to: Animation Supervisor
Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Contract
Work Location: 50 West 2nd Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Y 1B3 Canada
Salary Range: $54,080- $95,000 / Annum
NOC: 5241

The Animator is responsible for the design and execution of high-level animation as assigned, for use in final compositing as part of the daily work. The position requires a high degree of technical skill and artistic judgement. In addition, the Animator may serve as a key front-line representative of the company and who may deal directly with clients in challenging situations. Accordingly, a professional demeanor and diplomacy are important.

Duties & Responsibilities

Work With The Animation Supervisor, Animation Lead And Other Animators, As Well As Production Staff To Provide Animated Rendered Sequences As Required By The Project
Animate In Various Styles (Creatures, Realistic Humans, Motion Capture, Vehicles, Etc.) As Required By Projects
Work With Animation Software (Maya) For Visual Effects Intensive Projects
Investigate And Keep Up To Date On New And Competing Software Packages And Technology
Test Provided Rigs And Giving Appropriate Feedback
Work Closely With Other Departments On Issues That Affect The Animation Team, And Vice Versa
Modeling, Texturing And Surfacing, Choreography, Lighting, Match Moving And Final Rendering Of Cg Elements If Skills Applicable, As Needed
Other Miscellaneous Duties As Required From Time-to-time By The Animation Supervisor Or Animation Lead As Needed


Knowledge And Work Experience In Maya Required
Minimum 2 Years Of Experience In Character And Creature Animation
Experience In Live Action Animation (Television Or Film) Preferred
Additional Animation Software Experience In Other Animation Software An Asset, Especially In Houdini, Xsi, And Motionbuilder
Knowledge Of Rigging Is An Asset
Knowledge Of Nuke Is An Asset
Knowledge Of Shotgun Is An Asset
Knowledge Of Scripting (Mel, Python) Is An Asset
Working Knowledge Of Motion Capture Is An Asset

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Method Studios management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

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