jobby: Character Animator, Sony Imageworks Canada, Vancouver

July 7, 2010

Character Animator – SONY IMAGEWORKS CANADA

Sony Imageworks Canada is hiring Character Animators to work on our Vancouver-based productions.  Current roles start between now and September.  For immediate consideration and review, send your CV and digital link of work to CANrecruit@imageworks.com.

You:

  • Possess a strong understanding of the principles of animation
  • Knowledge of applicable software packages, including Maya, required
  • Minimum of 2 years production 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 desirable
  • Technical chops a plus

The Job:

  • Animate both primary and secondary characters, creating desired performance of digital characters
  • Convey emotion of digital characters through a combination of body language, facial expressions and dialogue
  • Attend meetings and meet show deadlines, participate in dailies, rounds and team reviews of work in progress
  • Interact with production, supervisors and crewmates in order to solve problems and share show related information
  • Decipher and follow through on shot turnovers, dailies, briefings, notes and feedback.
  • Work independently or as a part of a team to determine design solutions
  • Animate multiple types of shots from simple to moderately difficult

Sony Pictures Entertainment is an EO/AA employer.