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jobby: Crowd Animator, Nitrogen Studios, Vancouver

Nitrogen Studios Logo, CG Movies, Animation JobsNitrogen 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

Team player

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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