Added by on 2014-03-15

Rainmaker Recruiting Senior Animator 

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Senior Animator

Category: Animator
Company: Rainmaker
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Rainmaker is looking for Senior Animators for Ratchet & Clank! With this much experience, you know what the role is…to make awesome, incredible, outstanding animation! And….as a senior member of the Animation team, you will also be a leader, coach and mentor to other animators. Why not share your knowledge, right?!

As far as previous experience goes, you have probably worked in the industry for 4 years or more and are really passionate about your work. If this sounds like you, keep on reading and apply to us with your online reel!


Follows the established style of performance for the project and mentors as necessary.
Collaborates with Lead and/or Principal to create and determine unique traits for characters and or objects to be animated.

Mentors and trains the artist to consistently strive towards excellence as necessary.
Seeks creative options to maximize re-use when applicable.
Provides feedback and support to the team as necessary.
Provides mentoring and training as necessary.
Delivers assignments per project schedules and set quotas.
Ensures balance, composition and timing requirements are implemented in a way that supports story and character performance.

Creatively enhances material in order to achieve set standards of performance and complexity.
Interpret and implement notes and feedback from Director (s), Supervisor or Leads in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.

Adheres to digital file management protocols.

Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker, which includes a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.

Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.
Additional duties as requested



Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience is preferred.

DVD Production

3-5+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.
Feature Film Production

5-7 years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.
Worked on 1-2 high-end, feature quality productions.

Background in classical animation, stop motion or claymation is preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge of principles of animation.

In-depth knowledge of anatomy, perspective and composition.
Strong abilities to use acting skills that in turn can articulate ideas and traits of characters.
High level of proficiency animating in Maya. Strong modeling and rigging required.
In-depth knowledge of software. Consistently strives to expand knowledge base and keep abreast of latest hardware and software.

In-depth aesthetic skills including staging and timing.
Ability to communicate and/or demonstrate ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and visually.
Practices attentive and active listening. Shares information, methodologies and ideas with others. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Director/Supervisor.
Ability to mentor. Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives. Shares information and techniques with team members.
Solid work ethic and positive attitude. Self-motivated and pro-active. Ability to work under pressure. Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
Efficient and detail oriented. Ability to complete work with minimal supervision.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively
Ability to fulfill performance expectations with minimal iterations and deliver work on time per production quota requirements.

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