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Scanline VFX Recruiting Previs Animator

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Previs Animator

Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex effects for high end feature film and commercials. With 25 years experience in the European VFX world, Scanline has now opened its Los Angeles and Vancouver facilities.
In 2010, Scanline VFX was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for its work on director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter, which featured a tsunami sequence that TIME magazine called the most exciting, expertly assembled flood scene in movie history. Scanline VFX is well known for its proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award.


Scanline VFX is currently seeking a Previs Animator starting immediately. Applicants should have PROVEN previs experience and the ability to try out many ideas, refining some to give the director choices.


Great visual storytelling skills and a well grounded understanding of the language of the camera
Framing, perspective, lenses, coverage, continuity, camera movement, blocking
Posses a strong understanding of the principles of animation
Solid animation grounding (preferably CG feature film animation – FX or Character)
Solid camera animation work (laying out shots, staging, using film camera or on-set experience)
A good attitude and ability to smoothly change and adapt with the project
Background or experience in fine art which shows a through understanding of physical, motion, weight and balance
Knowledge of human and animal anatomy as well as life drawing skills desirable
Ability to debug technical problems and follow up for assistance if required
Minimum of 3-5 years of professional production experience preferred

This is not a junior animator position – a love of film-making is paramount but does not eclipse core animation

We keep your resume on file for 6 months so no need to apply again unless there are significant changes or unless you’re applying for a different position.

We want to be able to reach you easily and much of our correspondence is via email and this helps us keep your information together in one file. That way you’re not lost in the system.

Resume – Include in your resume the names of the company’s you worked with and the dates you were there. Max 2 pages.
Cover Letter – tell us a little about yourself and what makes you the ideal candidate.
Reel Link – make it easy to access – post on Vimeo without of a password.
Reel Breakdown – demonstrates what you did on each shot and the tools used – Go ahead! Show off your talent/skills here.

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