Added by on 2016-10-12

Method Studios Recruiting Sr Maya Character Animators

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Contract/Freelance Sr Maya Character Animators

Reporting to the Animation Supervisor, the Senior Animator is responsible for hands on operation of the CG workstation as well as additional leadership and management of the CG team. Design and execution of high level animation for use in final compositing is part of the daily work. The position requires a high degree of technical skill and artistic judgement, as well as managerial skills for providing support, both technical and otherwise for the CG team as required. In addition, the Senior Animator serves as a key front-line representative of the company and frequently deals directly with clients in challenging situations. Accordingly, a professional demeanor and diplomacy are important.

Duties include:

Provide ongoing information and feedback to the Animation Supervisor regarding issues in the CG department
Assist in hiring and other HR issues related to the CG department
Ensure proper work flow methodology for all artists
Work with CG software: any or all of Maya, Softimage and Boujou for visual effects intensive projects
Modeling, texturing and surfacing, choreography and lighting, match moving and final rendering of CG elements
Maintain logs, data and work orders as required to efficiently track the status of work
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

Qualifications:

Minimum 5+ years of experience in character and creature animation
Experience in live action animation (television or film) preferred
Good working knowledge in Maya required
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

Apply: email van-recruiting@methodstudios.com with subject title “Method NY Maya Animator”
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