Lead Animator

Los Angeles, California | Freelance | Job ID #46161 |
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Our client, a VFX and VR Studio, is seeking a Lead Animator to join the team.

Responsibilities:

  • Work on world-class motion capture volumes, game engines, and virtual reality to design the future of film-making
  • Work on set, creating and tweaking animations with the Director for live implementation utilizing Virtual Production pipeline
  • Establish character blocking, camera positioning and animate camera movement.
  • Animate props, vehicles, characters and creatures (stylized and realistic)
  • Clean up and accentuate mocap and previz animation for final
  • Create high quality animation content in Maya and implement correctly in Unreal Engine
  • Create sequences of shots from storyboards and/or script pages to enhance story
  • Possess a strong sense of composition, color, and animation timing.
  • Create scene lighting that complements the shot and matches the sequence.
  • Understand cinematic language, camera terminology and have the ability to use motion blur, depth of field and other effects, to create realism.
  • Adapt quickly and accept change – often have to toss out ideas and start fresh.
  • Maintain high consistent standard of quality and speed

Musts:

  • 7-10 years of experience animating in games or feature film
  • Deep knowledge of Maya: layers, trax editor, mocap tools
  • In engine animation layering knowledge
  • Familiar with some kind of animation system: Unreal Engine, morpheme/euphoria, unity, etc.
  • Solid understanding of animation production pipelines
  • Good communication skills to enable you to work well in a team and take direction from clients, directors etc.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems independently
  • Desire to work in a new fluid animation pipeline

Apply today, we look forward to reviewing your resume!

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Disclaimer:

  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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