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jobby: junior animator, Arc Productions, Toronto

June 20, 2011

Arc Productions (formerly Starz Animation) is hiring Junior Animators!

Position Overview:

The Jr. Animator completes assigned shots in accordance with the show Director’s overall vision. The Jr. Animator also checks in regularly with supervising animators regarding individual progress and with the animation producer regarding tasks and available work. This role must anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot any technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders, and perform additional duties as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

–          Complete assigned shots in accordance with Director’s overall vision

–          Gather suitable reference material from various sources

–          Animate characters and props using Maya

–          Attend all sequence Launches and Dailies to understand the Director and Animation Director’s needs, and note required revisions

–          Revise shots as directed

–          Ensure that all assigned shots are completed within required timelines

–          Check in with supervising animators regarding progress and check in with animation producer regarding tasks and available work

–          Anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot any technical issues with assistance of key stakeholders

–          Perform additional duties as required

Required Skills and Experience

–          1+ years experience of CG character animation experience

–          Completed post-secondary education in 3d animation or other relevant area of study

–          Working knowledge of CG Animation Software (experience with Maya a tremendous asset)

–          Previous study of anatomy, perspective and composition, with strong drawing skills an asset

–          Demonstrated knowledge of animation timing, posing, acting and storytelling techniques

–          Strong creative problem solving skills

–          High level of creativity, with the ability to perform to standard under tight deadlines

–          Ability to adapt working style to budget and schedule parameters

–          Ability to handle feedback and constructive criticism well

–          Ability to work overtime during production crunch periods

Please send links to demo reels and resumes to

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