22 Feb 2019

Full-Time CG Animator

HouseSpecial – Posted by HouseSpecialAnywhere

Job Description

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

• 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.



Job Categories: 3D Animation. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Oregon and portland. Job expires in 4 days.

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