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Mikros Image Recruiting Rigging Artist, Previz And Layout Artist & Lead Animator

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Rigging Artist

Description

After “Mune, The Moon Guardian”, “Astérix : le domaine des Dieux”, “The Little Prince” and “Captain Underpants”, Mikros Image Canada is now working on “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” a new animation film in collaboration with Fun Academy.

Job description:

The Rigging Artist is responsible for designing and maintaining a smooth and efficient rig for CG assets. He or she must have a strong understanding of CG pipelines and production methods and a strong management style with excellent organizational and artistic skills.

Responsibilities:

· Work with the Rigging Lead/Supervisor to establish a rig that fully supports an animation style that reflects the tone of the film, and maintain the style throughout the film;
· Work to create top quality body and facial rigs that meet the desired quality and style;
· Work closely with the Animation Team to ensure that the productions’ needs are understood and met, and that animators have fast, efficient, intuitive puppets;
· Create and adjust rigging standards;
· Provide creative ideas and solutions for the film on both a visual and technical level;
· Be a key contributor to create an engaging animated film of top quality, while managing and reducing the complexities of production;
· Be able to flag and solve potential problems to stay on schedule;

Qualifications

· 5+ years of experience working in the animation industry as a Rigging artist;
· Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of CG, pipeline and associated software/plugins;
· Experience in a variety of Maya rigging techniques, and the ability to optimize performance of rigs;
· Advanced hero character rigging experience with a Maya based pipeline;
· Must be able to take direction;
· Expert in Maya, with strong skills in MEL and Python scripting;
· Good communication skills are and excellent team player;
· A creative problem-solver;
· Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident in Canada and be available to work in Montreal, Quebec.

If you are interested in this position please apply.

Only the selected candidate will be contacted. Please note that you may be asked to provide references.
Mikros Image Canada is an equal opportunity employer.

Title: Rigging Artist
Status: Contractual / full time
Location: Montreal
Annual salary: To be discussed

Apply here:- http://www.mikrosimage-animation.eu/postuler/
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Previz And Layout Artist

Description

After “Mune, The Moon Guardian”, “Astérix : le domaine des Dieux”, “The Little Prince” and “Captain Underpants”, Mikros Image Canada is now working on “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” a new animation film in collaboration with Fun Academy.

Job description:

The Previz & Layout Artist build the foundation of a shot, pulling together the various objects to compose the CG scene across a variety of styles and projects, create high quality staging.

Responsibilities:

· Create sequences that convey the story through traditional camera principles in a stereoscopic environment;
· Based on the storyboards, establish shot composition, and basic character blocking;
· Understand and establish how camera enhances and serves the story at a specific point in the film;
· Deliver assignments based on the established quotas and as per the schedule;
· Work with the animation and asset build departments to fix any technical issues;
· Maintaining consistent quality, style and continuity, both visually and technically throughout the project;

Qualifications:

· 5+ years of experience working in the animation industry as a Previz & Layout artist;
· Excellent Maya skills and a strong knowledge of the principles of cinematic staging, blocking and camera work;
· Strong background in feature CG character animation a plus;
· Good attention to detail and a proactive approach to identifying and resolving issues in order to maintain continuity within the sequence;
· Thorough understanding of the feature animation pipeline from modeling through rigging, animation and rendering;
· A working knowledge of stereoscopic cameras and shot-to-shot depth continuity;
· Ability to work interactively with production and other departments to solve production challenges;
· Ability to work within an established pipeline and learn to use custom tools;
· Ability to work well in a team and solve shot specific issues independently;
· Ability to project requirements and work within a deadline;

Good communication skills;

Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident in Canada and be available to work in Montreal, Quebec.

If you are interested in this position or please apply.
Only the selected candidate will be contacted. Please note that you may be asked to provide references.
Mikros Image Canada is an equal opportunity employer.

Title: Previz & Layout artist
Status: Contractual/full time
Location: Montreal
Annual salary: To be discussed

Apply here:- http://www.mikrosimage-animation.eu/postuler/
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Lead Animator

Description

After “Mune, The Moon Guardian”, “Astérix : le domaine des Dieux”, “The Little Prince” and “Captain Underpants”, Mikros Image Canada is now working on “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” a new animation film in collaboration with Fun Academy.

Job description:

Mikros Canada is looking for an experienced Lead Animator who will manage an animator’s team as well as animate his own shots.
It’s a fast-paced environment and the studio is committed to creating high-quality animation. Candidates should thrive as part of a team and take direction well under the supervision Animation Director and the lead while respecting the vision of the director and the style of the film.
Your primary responsibility will be the animation of all assigned characters and props. We are looking for artists with a strong sense of design in their poses and an aptitude for facial animation and lip sync while maintaining strong fundamentals in weight and body mechanics.

Responsibilities:

• Work with the Animation director and the leads to create stylized performance and meet the vision of the director;
• Manage, mentor and assess technically and artistically a multi levels animators’ team in creating their key-frame animation;
• Work with the storyboard/animatic/layout and create feature level, key-framed animation;
• Working in continuity with shot before and after;
• Work with animation quotas given by the production;
• Prepare elements for presentation in dailies and walk around for approval;

Qualifications:

• College diploma or equivalent in 3D computer graphics/3D animation;
• More than 8 years of work experience in 3D animation using MAYA in a film production;
• A strong background as a Lead in feature CG character animation;
• Have an experience and an interest in cartoony style;
• Quadruped animation’s experience recommended;
• Comfortable with filming reference footage and using the reference footage;
• Ability to work within an established pipeline and learn to use custom tools;
• Ability to understand and interpret effectively a storyboard and the Director’s feedback and be able to give the direction to a team;
• Have good teaching skills, be a mentor and technically and artistically develop the team;
• Ability to work well in a team and excellent communication skills;
• Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident in Canada and be available to work in Montreal, Quebec.

If you are interested in this position or you would like to recommend a candidate, please send your resume by email at the following address: hr@mikrosimage.eu

Only the selected candidate will be contacted. Please note that you may be asked to provide references.
Mikros Image Canada is an equal opportunity employer.

Title: Lead Animator
Status: Contractual / full time
Location: Montreal
Annual salary: To be discussed
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