Overview

Position Title: Senior Animator
Department: Animation
Reports To: Talent Manager, Animation
Status: Full-time (40 hours/week) Fixed-Term
NOC: 5241
Date: 10 November 2017

Position Summary
Industrial Light & Magic (Vancouver) Inc., located in Vancouver, BC, Senior Animators are responsible for creating high quality motion of computer graphics creatures and objects within a shot, using a variety of animation software programs, and working under the general supervision of Animation Supervisors.

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities
·         Lead creation of outstanding animation for graphics creatures and objects within a shot, using various animation software programs.

·         Comprehend and execute direction from Lead Animator or Animation Supervisor.

·         May supervise the work of entry, mid and mid-high level animators at the discretion of the Animation Supervisor.

·         Participates as a team member in determining various aesthetic solutions; provides feedback to other members of the production by attending dailies on a regular basis.

·         Expected to train and mentor new Animators as well as provide technical assistance to the show supervisors before and during the production.

·         Maintain or exceed a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work.

·         Performs other tasks related to the creation of computer-generated animation.

·         Occasionally may be required to perform hands-on shot work on show and provide reference performances including motion capture performances as part of assigned shot work and to assist the animation team

Reporting Relationships
Reports to the Talent Manager, Animation and receives daily oversight and direction from the Animation Supervisor/Lead.

Job Requirements
Education/Experience
·         5+ years relevant professional experience and a BA in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or related field; OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skills/Competencies
·         Expert knowledge of traditional animation principles, acting, film production and compositional design while demonstrating exceptional skills as an animator based as evidenced by portfolio, demo reel and references.

·         Completion of a minimum of two years as a Mid-Level Animator in conjunction with recommendations for advancement by the Animation Supervisors and the Department Manager.

·         Excellent organization and communications skills.

Technical Skills
·         Proficiency with Linux desired.

·         Expert knowledge of Maya, proprietary and other software programs

·         Knowledge of chaining and constraint techniques

Salary & Benefits
$80,600 – $127,900 annual salary; plus benefits package – 4% gross earnings paid in lieu of vacation, extended health & dental insurance, and MSP coverage.

Annual performance reviews may lead to merit increases.

To Apply
Please email Alannah Shaffer with your resume: ashaffer@ilm.com

Deadline to apply: 14 December 2017

No Solicitation
Business Address & Work Location
Suite 400-21 Water Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1

About Industrial Light and Magic

VANCOUVER:
In 2013, ILM planted roots in Vancouver and just a year later, the company expanded into a new 30,000 square-foot studio space in Gastown. A hotbed for the creative arts, Vancouver has now grown into a hotbed for production and is a perfect location for ILM’s first Canadian studio. Executive in Charge of Production, Randal Shore, leads the world-class production team and a crew of talented veteran artists in collaboration with ILM’s other global studios to make ILM more versatile, more flexible, and more prepared than ever to take on the constantly evolving challenges in the entertainment industry.