Animator, 3D - Lead

Animators produce the motions, gestures and expressions of three-dimensional computer graphic characters and objects for high-end VFX films.

Hear more from Brad, Lead Animator, and Marion, Senior Animator.


  • Working closely with the Animation Supervisor to ensure the team are producing high quality animation which creates compelling, story-driven and action packed moments that fit within the style and pacing of the film
  • Working closely with the Rigging and Pipeline departments providing suggestions and feedback to improve character setup, visual quality, rigs and tool functionality
  • Animating both primary and secondary characters and elements
  • Meeting schedules and show deadlines
  • Ongoing communication with Production regarding the teams' schedules and deadlines
  • Mentoring and training of more junior artists
  • Working efficiently as part of a team, or independently, to complete assigned shots
  • Submitting shots for review and following through with the teams' notes and feedback if required
  • Continuing to become familiar with new tools, software, data and other related technology

Essential Skills:

  • Previous experience mentoring or leading a team
  • A thorough knowledge of Maya
  • An understanding of physical motion, weight, balance, texture and form
  • An understanding of rigs and typical rigging set-ups, animation pipelines and transferring data between tools
  • The proven ability to work under pressure
  • Being open to direction and able to embrace change
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable, with good time keeping and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • A demonstrable commitment to creative collaboration within a team and with other departments
  • Adaptability and the willingness to learn new processes and technical skills
  • A working knowledge of Modeling, Rigging and Mel/Python scripting
  • Knowledge of human and animal anatomy as well as life drawing skills
  • Previous experience working with motion capture data

Desirable Skills:

  • A traditional animation and/or art background
Posted 2 weeks ago