Reporting to the Animation Supervisor, the Animator is responsible for expediting high quality character/creature/object animation for feature films.
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
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Experience is an asset
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 arts, which shows a thorough understanding of physical motion, weight, and balance
Knowledge of human and animal anatomy as well as life drawing skills is desirable
Ability to debug technical problems and follow up for assistance if required
About Scanline VFX
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.