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Method Studios Recruiting Senior Character Animator

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Senior Character Animator

Category: Animator
Company: Method Studios Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description


Method Studios is currently in search of a senior-level animator to join the 3D animation team.

Responsibilities and Duties

responsible for hands-on operation of CG workstation, reporting to the Head of 3D VFX
provide ongoing information and feedback to the Head of 3D regarding issues and developments in the CG department
assist in hiring and other HR-related issues to the CG department
ensure proper workflow methodology for all artists designing and executing high-level animation for use in final compositing
lead, manage, and support the CG team, both technically and otherwise as required
serve as professional front-line representative of the company, dealing directly with clients and challenging situations
maintain logs, data and work orders as required to efficiently track the status of work
modeling, texturing and surfacing, choreography and lighting, match-moving and the final rendering of CG elements
animate using effective storytelling skills, through knowledge of camera angles and framing shots
effectively communicate with the management team and keep the Producer updated regarding concerns of the animation team
consult with clients and other artists on the team as required
attend projects on set to provide technical information as required
investigate and keep up to date on new and competing software packages and technology
other miscellaneous duties as required from time-to-time by the Managing Director of Visual Effects


minimum 5 years experience working in Feature Film and Commercial animation
expert proficiency in Maya
experience working with SoftImage and Boujou for visual effects intensive projects
strong knowledge of anatomy and human motion
solid key frame animation skills
solid rigging knowledge
must be able to easily adapt to different styles
must have good mentoring skills to provide feedback in helping the less experienced animators
must be organized, able to meet deadlines, and hold responsibility for his/her work and the animation team

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