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Senior 2D Character Animator

Dicesol Full-Time  Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 28 Mar 2022

Job Description

Senior 2D Character Animator 

Are you an experienced character animator looking for adventure and a chance to further develop your skills? Does living working and living in Dubai sound appealing to you? Dicesol Animation is a brand-new animation studio located in Dubai, and we are looking for a passionate senior 2D animator who has a high level of experience in character animation in the style of cut-out animation. Our studio will primarily focus on 2D narrative films and therefore a strong sense for storytelling through camera movement, body language, facial expressions, and naturalistic movements will be required.  Tasks will mainly involve cut-out animation in Adobe After Effects or other animation software with the occasional implementation of frame by frame when necessary. You will have plenty of room to develop your skills and take ownership for the final product as our team will be around five members to begin with. Here you will be given the freedom to use your talents and passion to add your own personal touch to each film. We need someone who won’t quit until they are proud of their product. Someone willing to take ownership to ensure that the final product is exceptional. Someone who has a desire to be along in creating some compelling and inspiring animation films.

Our Projects

Our first projects come from a large Norwegian client looking to produce several narrative series. Topics include historical figures in Asia Minor in 75-400 AD as well as European figures in recent centuries. Some will be cinematic and full of beautiful scenes and compositions, with highly stylised but realistic animation. Others will have a more simplistic informational feel. If you’d like to take a look at the style we are aiming for, feel free to check out our mood board: https://www.behance.net/gallery/144091731/2D-Narrative-Character-Background-Moodboard
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Who is Dicesol Animation?

We are a brand-new animation studio based in Dubai looking to make our mark in the world of animation. We don’t just want to make good animations; we want to make the best animations. The kind that make you want to just go out and create something yourself when you watch them. We are strong believers that “no challenges, means no growth” and that’s why we are on the lookout for passionate artists who are open for an opportunity to grow both as a person and as an artist. You will have plenty of room to develop your skills and take ownership for the final product as our team will be around five members. Here you will be given the freedom to use your talents and passion to add your own personal touch to each film. If you are ready for adventure and filmmaking, then we would love for you to join us on our journey!

​Responsibilities 

  • Animate 2D illustrated characters (dialogue, character rigging, character animation)
  • Aid creative director in choosing animation styles and techniques
  • Animate camera movements in a cinematic style
  • Translate storyboards and animatics into animation
  • Complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Follow instructions and style guidelines
  • Work as a team with other illustrators and animators
  • Contribute positively to the overall quality of the animation with constructive criticism and innovative ideas

Requirements

  • Highly experienced in 2D character animation (tweening, character rigging etc.)
  • Highly experienced in Adobe After Effects or other animation software
  • Solid understanding of Ps, Ai or other illustration software
  • Highly knowledgeable in various animation techniques and effects, able to creatively solve software-based challenges
  • Some skills in cel animation
  • Some digital illustration abilities
  • Good understanding of human anatomy
  • Proven experience as an animator, 3+ years (recommendation from previous employers and/or freelancing profile)
  • Showreel/portfolio demonstrating your style and abilities. Please attach your showreel/portfolio to your application
  • High level of technical skill, able to solve problems related to animation software
  • Ability to animate characters in a realistic yet stylized way
  • Comfortable working with deadlines
  • Teamwork and communication skills
  • Ability to take ownership of given tasks and work independently
  • Organizational skills, it should be possible for anyone to take over a project file and understand its structure at anytime

An exceptional candidate could also have:

  • Excellent understanding of cel animation
  • Excellent drawing abilities
  • Highly skilled in texturing in 2D animation software
  • Background in film/photography: good understanding of cameras, cinematography, and composition

 

Work location:

  • Dubai, on-site

What we offer:

  • Visa
  • Health Insurance
  • Relocation Assistance

Send your application to denzel@dicesol.com with a showreel/portfolio demonstrating your style and abilities.

We are also looking for a 2D Character Artist, 2D Background Artist, and Motion Designer.

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