Nitrogen Studios is seeking a Crowd Animator to help us embark on an exciting new CGI animated theatrical feature film, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s “Sausage Party”.
The crowd animator will perform key frame animation for background characters, taking the steps from where the shot is once the animation of primary characters has been approved. He will create and reuse animation cycles, applying them to the background characters and adjusting the results as the shot requires.
Work from previously animated shots, to complete them key-framing background characters
Use in-house tools and workflow to accommodate pipeline requirements
Demonstrating a strong sense of performance, posing, timing, weight, while maintaining shot-to-shot continuity
Ensure animation adheres to the style and vision set out by the Animation Director and Directors
Attend animation dailies and adjust/refine animation as indicated by the Animation Director and Directors
Deliver quality work in a timely manner while meeting the quota assigned
Skills and Requirements:
Minimum of 2+ years professional animation experience working with Maya
Ability to work collaboratively, taking direction and feedback from the Directors effectively
Ability to learn new software
Experience creating expressive hand and facial animation in a production environment
Solid understanding of traditional animation principles
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Enthusiasm and desire to improve your technical and artistic skills
Task driven, self –motivated and proactive
Ability to problem solve and trouble shoot technically
Experience with rigging a plus
BC residents preferred, but not required
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