March 8, 2010
SONY IMAGEWORKS VANCOUVER SEEKS ANIMATORS!
Sony Pictures Imageworks is looking for qualified candidates for our VANCOUVER, CANADA STUDIO located in Yaletown!
Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc. is the Academy Award® winning, state-of-the-art animation and visual effects unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions. The Imageworks production environment supports live-action visual effects and character animation, all-CG animation, and Imageworks 3D stereoscopic. Imageworks’ achievements have been recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with Oscars® for its work on SPIDER-MAN™ 2 and the CG animated short film THE CHUBBCHUBBS! Along with a total of 10 nominations.
Imageworks’ latest projects include ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 2012, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, G-FORCE, WATCHMEN, VALKYRIE, BODY OF LIES, EAGLE EYE, HANCOCK, SPEED RACER, BEOWULF, and I AM LEGEND. Upcoming projects include CATS AND DOGS 2, ZOOKEEPER, Aardman Animation’s ARTHUR CHRISTMAS, Sony Pictures Animation’s
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA and THE SMURFS, a Columbia Pictures production in association with Sony Pictures Animation.
We are looking for Animators to work in our Vancouver Studio which is set to open in spring of this year.
Creates animated characters and objects that meet required direction. Artist must possess ability to animate both primary and secondary characters by utilizing traditional methods and computer graphics systems to create desired performance of digital characters within a shot. Emphasis should be placed on conveying emotion through a combination of body language and facial expressions/ dialog as required by each specific project. Accountable for meeting schedules and show deadlines, participates in dailies, rounds and team reviews of work in progress. Interacts with production, supervisors and team/ peers in order to problem solve and share information related to show/ assigned tasks. Must be able to decipher as well as follow through on shot turnovers, dailies, briefings/ notes and feedback. Successful candidates should be able to work efficiently as part of a team or independently to determine the various design solutions. Able to animate multiple types of shots from simple to moderately difficult.
Possess a strong understanding of the principles of animation. Knowledge of applicable software packages including Maya required. Minimum requirement of 2 – 5+ years production experience or feature film experience preferred. Background or experience in fine art which shows a thorough understanding of physical motion, weight, balance and form highly desired. Knowledge of human and animal anatomy as well as life drawing skills are desirable.
If interested, please email a copy of your resume to: CANrecruit@imageworks.com
For job descriptions and other company info, please visit us at www.imageworks.com
Sony Pictures Imageworks is an EO/AA employer.