jobby: Maya Animators, Arc Productions, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

June 6, 2012

Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Animators to join our team mid-July. With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent producers to life in a wide array of formats: theatrical features, television, DVDs, shorts and game cinematics.

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:

*         3+ years experience of CG character animation experience (feature film experience preferred), with proven animation skills

*         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

*         Availability to work overtime during production crunch periods

*         Preference will be given to Ontario residents

*         Must be legally authorized to work in Canada

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