Full-Time CG Animator
As a HouseSpecial animator, you will create the performance of computer graphics characters and objects within a shot, using animation software tools such as Maya to convey emotion, movement action and personality. Our teams move fast; we never compromise on creativity.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Ability to plan out shots using thumbnail drawings or other forms of thought out planning.
• Can block in rough animation with strong clear posing, acting, timing & appeal for Director, and/or Supervisor, approval within a reasonable amount of time.
• Implement Director, Supervisor and/or Client feedback to the highest possible quality of animation.
• Can meet animation deadlines as established by production management.
• Maintain a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work.
• Be consistently present in dailies, shot turn overs and other related meetings.
• Strong communication and collaboration skills.
• Animate props and effects, if needed.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Actively safeguards HouseSpecial’s Proprietary and Confidential Information.
• 3+ years of experience as a CG Character Animator in a fast-paced environment such as commercial, film or game production.
• Strong understanding of traditional animation principles.
• High level of expertise in Maya.
• Ability to bring characters to life.
• A firm understanding of an animation pipeline.
• Fluent in other CG skills is a plus.
• Bachelor’s degree in Animation, Film, Fine Art or Computer Science or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experiences.
• Able to work both collaboratively and independently.
• Open to taking direction and able to embrace change.
• Strong attention to detail, communication skills, a great attitude and common sense.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by in a CG Animator role and do not comprise the definitive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
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