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Seeking Animators, Encore VFX, Vancouver BC

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Encore VFX Vancouver is looking for Animators. Encore is an Emmy award-winning visual effects house, providing outstanding vfx work for television and feature films. Some of our current/past projects include: Flash, Extant, Under the Dome, Newsroom, 1864, Once Upon a Time, UnReal, NCIS, Tomorrow People, Homeland, Orange is the New Black, Banshee, Hawaii Five-O, Revenge, Castle… . This is a fun, fast-paced environment where quality, A-list television is our forté.

About the Position

You are responsible for creating animated sequences of characters, objects, and cameras under the creative direction of the Project Lead. You have extensive work experience manipulating and cleaning-up motion capture data. You are proficient with Keyframe animation and strong fundamentals such as posing, timing, and pacing. Must take direction with ease and still be creative within the parameters of the shows style and characters motion model.


Ability to take motion-captured layout and push the animation successfully to achieve proper-but-embellished body mechanics.
Strong sense and knowledge of what needs to be done in various pipeline steps in the animation department.
Must be aware of mesh integrity, set pieces and departments after animation.
Well spoken with great communication skills.


1-3 years of related work experience
Vast experience with Maya
Thrive in a deadline-driven environment
Self motivated, enthusiastic attitude and good communication skills
Ability to work efficiently as part of a team or independently at times to find the best design solutions
An amazing demo reel showcasing character key frame animation, motion capture data, and camera animation with a strong sense of cinematic timing and pacing.

How to Apply:

You must be based in Vancouver (BC), and be available for an interview and tour at Encore Vancouver. Dependable and flexible qualified candidates should send a link to their online reel and resume to Please include “Animator” in the email subject.
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