Senior Animator

  • Full Time
  • London, UK
  • 26/09/2022

Industrial Light & Magic

Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 1+ years

Flex Type Hybrid – This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:
Position Summary

Responsible for designing and creating the motion of computer graphics characters within a shot while overseeing the animation of a sequence of shots on a specific production.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead creation of outstanding animation for graphics creatures and objects within a shot, using various animation software programs.
  • Understand and execute direction from Lead Animator or Animation Supervisor.
  • Responsible for supervising the work of entry, mid and mid-high level animators at the discretion of the Animation Supervisor.
  • Collaborates 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.
  • Responsible for maintaining or exceeding a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work.
  • Performs other tasks related to the creation of computer-generated animation.

What we’re looking for:

  • Experience in traditional animation.
  • Significant experience working in cel, stopmotion or computer animation with experience working on feature films.
  • 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.
  • Significant experience working at Mid-Level Animator level in conjunction with recommendations for advancement by the Animation Supervisors and the Department Manager.
  • Understanding of UNIX and shell scripting; expert knowledge of Maya, proprietary and other software programs.
  • Understanding of chaining and constraint techniques.
  • Understanding of both the CG production pipeline and the other production processes at ILM.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.

About Industrial Light & Magic:

Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production, and attraction industries. ILM has created visual effects for over 325 feature films and has played a key role in seven of the top 10 worldwide box-office hits of all time and has contributed to 25 of the top 50. ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, the company continues to break new ground in visual effects, VR, AR, and Immersive Cinema.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with ILM (UK) Ltd., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

ILM (UK) Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.disneycareers.com.

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