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Tippett Studio Recruiting Computer Graphics Animator & Computer Graphic Modeler

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Tippett Studio is a unique, Academy Award winning, full service visual effects company that
specializes in CG character animation for movies and television commercials. Founded in
1984 by Phil Tippett, the Studio is located in Berkeley, California.
We currently have a need for an Animator.

Animator

Animators are responsible for designing and executing the performance of digital characters
within a shot.

Essential Functions:

The below list describes the essential functions of this role, but other duties may be
assigned, as necessary.

 Take direction from Animation Supervisor and Leads to create believable characters
while also able to make aesthetic decisions on your own which benefit the shot.
 Read the script and understand the story, its characters, and plot points.
 Seamlessly incorporate digital characters with live-action actors.
 Push your creative approach to evolve with technology.
 Meet deadlines set by Leads and Production.
 Attend animation dailies and provide feedback to other team members.
Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:
 Must have experience with live action visual effects animation work.
 Understanding of animation principles and strong sense of cinematic language
required.
 Work should demonstrate the ability to define character personality, create fluid
motion, organic movement, sense of weight, and physical believability.
 Quadruped animation experience preferred.
 A background in art, performance, acting, storytelling, sculpting, stop-motion,
traditional animation, puppeteering, and motion capture is helpful.
 Ability to work collaboratively with a team and take direction professionally.
 Experience with Linux/Unix a plus, but not required.
 One year minimum of production experience preferred with strong proficiency in
Autodesk Maya.
 Good organization and communication skills.

TO APPLY:

Must be eligible to work in the United States.

To be considered for this position, please include links to your resume and reel. You may
contact us at:

Email resumes to: jobs-anim@tippett.com

Please be sure to include the following in the subject line:

Resume: Your Name, Animator

If your skills and abilities are a good match for the job opening, you will be contacted
in the near future. We will make every attempt to contact all qualified candidates, but
due to the high volume of interest on our job openings, we may not be able to contact
every individual. We will not be returning phone calls or emails seeking further
information about the opening or to confirm that we have received your resume.
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CG Character Modeler

The CG Modeler uses technical expertise, artistic ability and knowledge of animation to
create models that meet the quality standards of Tippett Studio and our Hollywood Studio
clients. The Modeler works within a team and is supervised by senior members of the art
department.

Essential Functions:

The below list describes the essential functions of this role, but other duties may be
assigned, as necessary.
 Builds three dimensional CG models of characters, as well as high-poly and low-poly
modeling of hard surface props and environments.
 Creates and applies character UV’s.
 Takes direction and contributes effectively within the creative departments.
 Meets production deadlines.
Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:
 At least 3 years of CG experience with Polygon Character modeling and UV’ing skills
required.
 Maya experience is required.
 Intermediate knowledge of Linux operating system and basic knowledge of shell
scripting tools are preferred.
 Must possess abilities to follow art direction and work efficiently within a collaborative
production environment.
 Fine arts background and proficiency working in Photoshop are a plus.
 Candidate must show ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
 Ideal candidate would also possess knowledge of creating Blend Shapes and
familiarity with character rigging applications.

TO APPLY:

Must be eligible to work in the United States.

To be considered for this position, please include links to your resume and reel. You may
contact us at:

Email resumes to: jobs-model@tippett.com

Please be sure to include the following in the subject line:

Resume: Your Name, Modeler

If your skills and abilities are a good match for the job opening, you will be contacted
in the near future. We will make every attempt to contact all qualified candidates, but
due to the high volume of interest on our job openings, we may not be able to contact
every individual. We will not be returning phone calls or emails seeking further
information about the opening or to confirm that we have received your resume.
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