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3D Animation Director

Tonic DNA Full-Time  Montreal, Quebec, Canada 21 Oct 2022
3D Animation Director

Job Description

3D Animation Director

Tonic DNA is the collaboration of directors and animators to produce high quality content for over 35 years.

The 3D animation director would join our advertising department: a friendly team that works on a multitude of projects in various styles (short films, advertising, or original content).

Responsibilities And Duties of the 3D Animation Director

  • Defines the creative style of a project’s animation.
  • Defines and implements techniques and processes
  • Ensures that the animation team is motivated to achieve the highest standards possible within the parameters of the production plan.
  • Evaluates and casts animators to characters/sequences/shots that best suit to their skill set.
  • Define the standard for animations at every stage, from concept to delivery.
  • Produce high-quality animation to create compelling, story-driven shots that fit within the style and pacing of the project.
  • Animating both primary and secondary characters and elements
  • Ongoing communication with Production and Lead regarding schedules and deadlines
  • Collaborates with creative and technical staff to ensure animation feasibility within the confines of schedule and budget.
  • Collaborates with Producer and HR on managing performance. Responsible for completing artist’s performance reviews.
  • Attends meetings and coordinates efforts with other production staff and supervisors to facilitate optimal production flow.
  • Provides vision, feedback, motivation and support to the team.
  • Provides coaching, mentoring and training as necessary.
  • Partners with production management in tracking and ensuring the on-time delivery
  • Guides animators to creatively enhance material in order to achieve set standards of performance and complexity.
  • Interprets, implements, and facilitates notes and feedback from Clients in a timely manner.
  • Provide daily feedback and direction to the animation team.
  • Adheres to digital file management protocols.
  • Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.


Qualifications And Skills

  • Highly skilled in 3D animation. Traditional animation & stop animation a plus.
  • Advanced level of proficiency in using Maya is required. Motion builder a plus.
  • Must demonstrate outstanding storytelling, filmmaking, creative and artistic abilities.
  • Entitled to work in Canada

Position is permanent. Working from home is possible. We ask the person to be present a minimum of one day per week at the studio to participate in team meetings.

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