Job Description “What would you say you do here?”
Create memorable acting choices - able to define the characters and offer fresh and original ideas. Develop the emotional content of each scene through strong acting skills.
Work closely with directing animator and supervising animator to keep characters on model. Set a high quality standard of animation for other animators to follow.
Ability to take on a range of animation styles
Able to establish/ create outstanding mechanics
Consistently finds appealing poses - elevates the quality of any characters’ design or shot
Test character setups and develop new animation tools.
Ability to solve technical issues independently and/ or knowledge of when to elevate them
Strong understanding of the CG animation pipeline
Strong communication skills - able to anticipate any delays to schedule and communicate those issues as soon as possible.
Open and responsive to feedback or changes
Teamwork: Mentoring new animators, sharing suggestions and helpful tips and tricks, seeking out opportunities and efficiencies that drive the department forward.
Qualifications “What do I need to have in order to do this job?”
BA or equivalent gained from a combination of skills and knowledge from education, work experience, and/or training
2+ years of professional CG experience
Character Performance experience.
Willingness to work overtime, and on weekends, when necessary
Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.
Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced protocols if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal/DreamWorks Animation worksite.
Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.
“What can I offer?”
Understanding of Rigging
Traditional Animation skills