The Character Animator is an artist with a passion for characters and story telling, who infuse their high-quality creations with loads of personality and style, who work collaboratively in the production of a film or TV series nature of film making.
Main responsibilities :
Create high quality character animation, from high action to high drama, to full on cartoon humor;
Work closely with directors and supervisors to bring stories to life;
Create memorable performances and characters. Come up with original ideas and unique takes on assigned scenes;
Help to establish animation workflow and style;
Work closely with the Animation Directors and Head of Story to find creative and technical solutions and approaches that enhance scenes, while meeting project specifications and deadlines;
Participate in the development of tools and techniques for the specialty;
Perform quality control on assets and scenes before they are submitted for review / approval, ensuring all technical and creative standards are met, and promptly apply notes received;
Keep Production and the project team informed of the status of work, issues to be resolved, ramifications of problems encountered and recommend potential solutions;
Ensure deadlines are met, advising the project team promptly if delays could be expected.
Experience in Character Animation for films or TV series;
Strong character acting skills;
Good knowledge of storytelling, composition and staging;
Good understanding of anatomy;
Ability to find appealing character poses while keeping characters on model;
A keen sense of body mechanics, timing and weight;
Knowledge of Maya;
Ability to work collaboratively;
Good sense of ownership, constructive attitude, and drive.
Full-time, Permanent Contract;
5 paid sick days;
2 additional statutory holidays in the winter holidays;
Group Insurance, access to Dialogue online support and to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP);
RRSP with employer contribution.
Diversity is a core value at Rodeo FX. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable work environment where diversity is celebrated and valued.
We believe every member on our team enriches our work by exposing us to a broad range of ways to perceive and interact with the world, identify challenges, and to design and deliver projects.