jobby: Animators, NFB/Banff Center, Banff, AB

By Mike Valiquette

nfb_logo_canadian_designNational Film Board of Canada – The Banff Center – Animator Positions

Program dates: January 14, 2013 – March 29, 2013 (program start date is flexible)

Application deadline: January 4, 2013

Program information:
This collaborative National Film Board/Banff Centre work study program will provide the opportunity for 2 participants to work on a National Film Board of Canada feature animated film, WALL, written by British playwright David Hare, which explores both sides of the Israel/Palestine separation barrier. Acerbic, challenging, and visually stunning, the animated film WALL is a unique look at the history and philosophy of the separation barrier that divides Israel and Palestine.

Working collaboratively with director and animator Cam Christiansen and senior animators, work study animators will developing key assets used throughout the film. The participants will further develop their creative and technical skills in image compositing of graphics, motion graphics, animation. Over the course of the program, participants will also advance their communication skills through collaboration with producers, directors, and animators.

Qualifications:
-education and training in digital visual effects and computer graphics
-working knowledge of Maya, Zbrush, Photoshop, After Effects , (C4D an asset)
-knowledge of other graphics, 3D and compositing software
-effective multitasking; strong time management skills
-ability to manage resources and produce to schedule

Duties:
-Building characters
-Building environments
-Building objects
-Character face animation
-Organizing files
-Creating 3D object libraries

Please send resume and links to your work to cam@anlanda.com with the subject line “National Film Board – Animator Position”.

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