Overview

TITLE

ANIMATOR [SENIOR]

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the Animation Supervisor, the animator is responsible for expediting high quality character/creature/object animation for feature films.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Work under the direction of the Animation Supervisors and Animation Director to create high quality animation
Be accountable for incorporating a high level of quality in each scene
Work with other animators and supervisors to identify and solve problems, both technically and artistically
Liaising with other production team members to ensure production deadlines are met.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

Degree and/or Diploma in Animation or related field. (preferred)
Minimum of 4+ years VFX production experience with Live-Action “realism”. (preferred)
Knowledge of Maya, (required) Nuke, 3Ds Max, photoshop, zbrush (preferred)
Must have a strong sense of animation basics, acting, staging, posing, weight, timing and storytelling as well as staying on model
Strong understanding the language of the camera; framing, perspective, lenses, coverage, continuity, camera movement, blocking, etc.
Possess a strong understanding of the principles of animation
Solid animation grounding, preferably action oriented; previs experience a plus.
Solid camera animation work (laying out shots, staging, using film cameras or on-set experience)
A good attitude and ability to smoothly change and adapt with the project
Background or experience in fine art which shows a thorough understanding of physical motion, weight, balance
Knowledge of human and animal anatomy as well as life drawing skills desirable
Ability to debug technical problems and follow up for assistance if required
HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPLICATION STAND OUT

APPLY ONLY ONCE.
We keep your resume on file for 6 months so no need to apply again unless there are significant changes or unless you’re applying for a different position.
ALWAYS APPLY WITH THE SAME EMAIL
We want to be able to reach you easily and much of our correspondence is via email and this helps us keep your information together in one file. That way you’re not lost in the system.
Resume – Include in your resume the names of the company’s you worked with and the dates you were there. Max 2 pages.
Cover Letter – tell us a little about yourself and what makes you the ideal candidate.
Reel Breakdown – demonstrates what you did on each shot and the tools used – Go ahead! Show off your talent/skills here.

About Scanline VFX

COMPANY SUMMARY

Celebrating over 25 years in the industry, Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex visual effects for high end, block buster feature films with studios worldwide: Vancouver, Los Angeles, Munich, and Stuttgart.    Founded in Germany, the company expanded to Los Angeles in 2007 and opened the largest studio in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia in 2011.  In 2015 it won the Emmy for Outstanding Visual Effects for their work on Game of Thrones.  Scanline VFX has received multiple Academy Award Nominations for Best Achievement in Visual Effects: 2014 for Iron Man 3 and in 2010 for its work on director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter.  We are also well known for our proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award.

Today, it is one of the biggest names in the industry and the go-to studio for creating epic, breathtaking cinematic moments.  Current productions include: Justice League Part One, Independence Day Resurgence, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, Power Rangers, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ben Hur, The Promise, and several other projects to be announced soon.

Recent projects include Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Game of Thrones, Furious 7, San Andreas, The 5th Wave, Point Break, Hateful 8, and In the Heart of the Sea.  Past films include Exodus, The Hunger Games Mockingjay, 300: Rise of an Empire, Captain America: Winter Soldier, White House Down, Godzilla, The Wolf of Wall Street, Snowpiercer, Journey 2, Blackhat, Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, Looper, Cloud Atlas, A Good Day to Die Hard, The Amazing Spiderman, Divergent, Pompeii, Iron Man 3, Into the Storm, The Avengers, Battleship, The Invasion, Poseidon, Immortals,  Super 8, 2012, Hereafter, 300, Poseidon, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

Scanline VFX offers a leading edge creative, collaborative team environment working with brilliant talent from around the globe. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, BC the studio is steps from transit, the best in the city’s trendy Yaletown dining and Robson high street shopping. On site amenities include a lounge/nightclub with big screen projector tv, pool table and foosball tables, over-sized patios and rooftop deck kitchen & BBQ areas, secure bicycle storage, massage chairs, showers and lockers. Experience fun team events, parties, sporting activities, local business discounts and much more.