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Visualisation Animator

Department: Visualisation
Location: Remote - UK/GMT timezone
Reports To: Head of Visualisation

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Key Purpose of the Job:

Visualisation Animators work with the Visualisation Supervisor and VFX Supervisor to design and create shots for complex action sequences.  We are looking for talented animators, capable of working in a fast-moving environment and with a proven track record in the film production industry.  Skills in layout, timing and great cinematography are essential, as well as excellent communication skills.
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Job description:

  • Using a variety of techniques to compose and animate sequences, delivering high quality storytelling animations, and well composed shots to a client brief
  • Motions studies of keys assets, animation cycles, body mechanics, performance with a realistic style, keyframe posing
  • Creating shots and sequences from storyboards and/or script pages to enhance story
  • Animating of cameras, creatures, props, and vehicles through both keyframe animation and utilizing motion capture data
  • Creating techvis for onset reference and postvis following a shoot
  • Scene layout with asset environments, position and timing of assets and camera layout
  • Basic FX animation

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Required skills & experience:

  • 3+ years production experience in a VFX, visualisation, or games environment
  • Able to work at one of the major UK film studios (work may be home based, or at the UK studios – all based within the M25)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of animation in Maya including use of animation layers
  • Knowledge of geometry caching
  • Understanding of cinematic language and its application to: composition, framing, timing, lighting and colour
  • Understanding of physical limits in real-world cinematography
  • Basic knowledge of physical shoot setups, and familiarity with on-set equipment
  • Team orientated and able to take direction from Supervisor
  • Adaptable and flexible and accepting of changes
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Creative problem solver with good attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines, whilst maintaining high quality results
  • Experience with the following are desirable:
    • Unreal Engine
    • Basic particle animation
    • Generalist 3d skills i.e. simple modelling / texturing
    • Virtual camera systems
    • Motion Capture Suits

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Please send your CV to [email protected] specifying “Visualisation Animator UK” within the subject line.

Online showreels and links to websites are welcome. Please also include a shot breakdown showing specifically what your role entailed per shot/sequence.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

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