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ToonBox Entertainment Recruiting Animator & Effects Artist

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Animator

Description

Position Description:

Under the guidance of Supervisor or Leads, on a CG animated film, the Animator creates animation that supports the overall creative vision for the story.
To tell a story with meaning through movement

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Follows the established style of performance for the project.
Collaborates with Supervisor and or Lead to create and determine unique traits for characters and or objects to be animated.
Seeks creative options to maximize re-use when applicable.
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.
Provides mentoring and training as necessary.
Supports and integrates the values of ToonBox, which includes a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.
Additional duties as requested.

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

Demonstrated knowledge of principles of animation.
Strong communication and proven story telling skills.
In-depth knowledge of anatomy, perspective and composition.
Ability to use acting skills, which bring characters to life, as well as clearly communicate simple ideas with which an audience can empathize.
An art background, which shows a thorough understanding of physical motion, weight, balance, texture, and form.
Practices attentive and active listening. Shares information, methodologies and ideas with others.
Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Director/Supervisor.
Strong technical knowledge of Maya, specifically rigging and animation tools.
Practical working knowledge of Maya dynamics and ridged body dynamics.
Knowledge of traditional animation principles and ability to produce high quality key frame animation.
Impressive reel demonstrating a range of work.
Understanding of efficient pipeline/workflow techniques as they apply to animation.
Superior time management and prioritization skills.
Ability to communicate creative and technical ideas.
Self-motivated and able to take direction and work independently.
Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Flexible and adaptable to change.
Good eye for detail and a passion for film and animation.

Education/Experience:

Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent preferred.
5+ years of (CG) feature film experience as an animator preferred.
Worked on 1-2 high-end, feature quality productions.

Apply here:- careers@toonboxent.com
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Effects Artist

Description:

The Effects Artist creates (and may support) a variety of visual effects that support the story and visual style of a computer-generated feature.

Responsibilities:

Interpret verbal direction and visual reference to understand the story context and aesthetic objectives for visual effects.
Collaborate with supervisors and peers in the design, execution, and delivery of effects elements
Support integration of effects into other departments’ workflows.
Assist in training and supporting other artists.

Requirements:

Experience with effects simulations in features, television, or equivalent.
Understands procedural workflows.
Comfortable using Maya + Houdini. 3Delight (or Prman) and RealFlow are pluses.
Familiar with effects lighting, rendering, and compositing techniques.
A good eye for composition, motion, and other aesthetics.
Strong communication and collaboration skills. Able to understand and take direction and criticism.
Resourceful: able to troubleshoot, solve problems, and find workarounds as appropriate.
Modeling, surfacing, and lighting experience are pluses.
Programming and/or scripting skills are big pluses.

Apply here:- careers@toonboxent.com
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