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2D Retakes Animator

Boulder Media Full-Time  Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland 8 Feb 2024

Job Description

As a 2D Retakes Animator, you will address each retake from client notes to final animation. You will execute both creative and technical retakes within the style of the show and the allocated deadlines.
Skills & Other Requirements
Key Responsibilities
  • Attend creative, production and management meetings as/when required;
  • Attain an understanding of the style and expectations of the show by following the guidance and instructions provided by the Production team and the Retakes Animation Lead;
  • Submit animation to the standard required by the show, both creative and technical;
  • Ensure any concerns or questions in relation to the scenes and deadlines are communicated in a clear and timely manner to your team lead;
  • Ensure your assignments, scenes, and retakes are in line to meet the required production schedules;
  • Continuously develop your drawing skills and strive to improve those skills with tutorials, life drawing, sketching and general animation research.
  • Ensure all animatics provided by the Production Team are reviewed before starting a scene;
  • Check all retake materials are available before starting your assignment to ensure completion of daily/weekly tasks;
  • Ensure that the daily planners are accurate and saved in the right location as soon after your assignment has been delivered to you by the Production team;
  • Review your assignment, look out for hook-ups, reuse, and stock essentials;
  • Analyse the brief provided by your team lead and clarify any questions or concerns you may have before starting your assignment;
  • Refer to the notes and guidance provided by the Production team to understand the intent of any given scene;
  • Communicate any problems that may arise as early as possible with your team lead;
  • Create a rough plan of how you are going to approach your scene with show level and style of animation requirements in mind;
  • Use the libraries, reuse, special poses, expression sheet, size relation charts and any reference material to help you work through your scenes;
  • Use reference (mirror, photo, stock images) for posing to make sure your resulting animation is clear and readable;
  • Do roughs to get a baseline idea of how the shot will play out;
  • Key out the characters, keeping them on model using good silhouettes and line of action;
  • Ensure the produced animation is well-timed and has variety, contrast, and personality;
  • Check your work for scene length, quality control issues, model, or technical mistakes;
  • Follow naming conventions, keep work tidy and within the asset managers’ guidelines both on the server and Ftrack;
  • Follow all guidelines issued by the Pipeline team with regard to workflow;
  • As part of your continuous development, you are expected to keep up to date with the latest initiatives and developments in your area of expertise/role through such as (but not limited to) training, learning and development initiatives and mentoring;
  • Any other duties company management may from time to time deem necessary and reasonably require.
What would we look for?
  • No prior experience as a retake animator is necessary, however a showreel and portfolio that demonstrate your skills in animation will be required;
  • Good knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony is essential;
  • A good understanding of the animation principles;
  • Great aptitude for drawing, animation, and observation;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Good time management skills and an ability to work to deadlines;
  • Must be flexible, willing to learn and self-motivated;
  • Be able to work within a weekly quota and production schedule;
  • Must have good interpersonal skills;
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written.
What do we offer?
  • Competitive salary, depending on skills and experience;
  • 21 days holidays per annum (pro rata);
  • An extra day off for Good Friday each year;
  • Time off for Christmas;
  • Paid sick leave;
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity package;
  • Death-In-Service Benefit;
  • Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Vision/Eye Care;
  • Taxsaver Commuter Ticket Scheme;
  • Temporary Remote Work Abroad;
  • Various in-house social events include Cake & Fruit Day, Screening nights, Games nights, Hobby Lobby, and more.

How to Apply

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