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Tippett Studio Recruiting Environment Concept Artist & Animator

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Environment Concept Artist

Work closely with the Art Director and VFX Supervisor to define the look of the project, the visual direction, and mood the for a range of environments on a wide variety of projects, including: film, commercials and themed entertainment.
Conceptualize and execute concept art that is inspiring and unique, while maintaining a consistent look throughout various locations and types of environments.
Produce work in an efficient and timely manner, keeping up with the pressures of a challenging and fluid production schedule.
Research, ideate, sketch, iterate, and quickly generate concepts.
Develop detailed concepts and produce orthographic drawings for 3D pipeline.
Work closely with Art Department colleagues, production team, and project supervisors.

Requirements

Strong portfolio demonstrating excellent artistic and visual-storytelling skills.
Strong knowledge of composition, color theory, perspective, lighting, environment, and architectural design. Character design skills are a plus.
Excellent drawing skills, and able to draw from life and references.
Proficient with pencil and paper, as well as digital pads with Photoshop and similar 2D software. Experience with Zbrush and other 3D programs is a plus.
Positive attitude, self-motivated, and a great team-player.

To Apply:

Must be eligible to work in the United States.

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

Email resumes to: jobs@tippett.com
Please be sure to include the following in the subject line:
Resume: Your Name: Environment Concept Artist

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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Animator

Responsibilities:

The below list describes the essential functions of this role, but other duties may be assigned, as necessary.
Take direction from the animation supervisor and leads to create appropriate performances of characters and assets according to show needs.
Apply understanding of weight, movement, anatomy, dialog and acting.
Make aesthetic and performance-related decisions that will benefit the shot.
Read the script and understand the story, its characters, and plot points.
Seamlessly incorporate digital characters with live-action actors.
Push creative approach to evolve with technology.
Attend animation dailies and relevant meetings, and provide feedback to other team members.
Identify and call attention to potential issues and problems at the earliest possible stage and recommend appropriate solutions for best possible outcome.
Maintain a high level of communication with an understanding of the other teams involved in the project while keeping an ongoing awareness of the show schedule.
Maintain a high level of quality of work while juggling multiple shots.
Complete required tasks within the given deadlines.

Requirements:

Proficient in Maya.
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.
Ability to work collaboratively with a team and take direction professionally.
Technical ability and patience for troubleshooting issues.
Experience with creative problem-solving.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Strong ability to think critically about workflow and procedures.
Quadruped animation experience preferred.
A background in art, performance, acting, storytelling, sculpting, stop-motion, traditional animation, puppeterring, and motion capture is helpful.

To Apply:

Must be eligible to work in the United States.

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

Email resumes to: jobs@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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