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Mikros Image Is Recruiting Technical Animation Supervisor

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Mikros Animation is the official animation studio for the Mikros Image Group, a postproduction company of French origins, specializing in the creation of digital visual effects. Throughout the past couple of years Mikros Animation has developed several 3D feature length films in its Paris and Montreal locations. Mikros opened it’s London office in 2016, and is currently hiring for a 3D feature animation project: Paramount’s ‘Gnomeo and Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes’. Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective, Sherlock Gnomes, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments. Starring Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, James McAvoy. Director : John Stevenson

Position overview

We are currently hiring for a Technical Animation Supervisor to join our London studio on Paramount’s Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes. The position of Technical Animation Supervisor leans towards a more technical and managerial role, with the main creative direction coming from the Animation Director and Lead Animators. The Technical Animation Supervisor will be the main liaison between all departments that feed into the Animation team, supporting the needs of the animation team, and ensuring their needs are met by production.
This would be a great fit for someone who’s passionate about finding technical solutions to aid creativity, and who is keen to develop into a supervisor position.

Job description

Be the main contact of the Animation Director (client side) and CG Supervisors, and Animation team based in London
Be the point of contact between all of the departments that will feed into the Animation team: including Rigging, Modeling, Surfacing, TD, and Layout, and those involved in the later stages of the production process
To troubleshoot any technical difficulties faced by the team, working with the TD department
Maintain and manage the current set-up of the animation tools/picker/GUIs and provide advice on animation fixing
Rig expediting & Animation testing
Management of the pose library
To report back to the Production and other Supervisors any needs of the Animation team, and ensure they have everything they need for the project
The animation team will be split between Paris and London, so you will collaborate with the counterpart French Animation Supervisor & teams to balance the load of the two sides

Competencies Required

An effective communicator, who is comfortable meeting and collaborating with other members of the production on a regular basis
Experience as a Character Animator on a heavily animated movie (VFX or full-CG)
Proven understanding of Rigging
Experience in a supervisory or leadership position on a feature production
Familiarity with the pipeline of animated features
Strong technical aptitude
Proactive in finding solutions, and with a can-do attitude
Fluency with Maya
Bonus: knowledge of our other software: Katana, Arnold, and Houdini

Further information

Contract Position. Salary dependent on experience.

Open date for applications: March 2017
Closing date for applications: May 2017
Location: London

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