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Are you a talented CG Character Animator? Join Disney Animation in Vancouver!

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Disney Animation
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One-time
Online
Vancouver (remote possible)
Free

Walt Disney Animation Studios has an exciting opportunity for Animators to join the team at our Vancouver, BC studio. Be part of the longest running animation team in history. Work alongside legends. Use your animation powers for good and touch the hearts of millions of people around the globe. We want talented CG Character Animators who show exceptional understanding of acting, appeal, entertainment, weight, locomotion, anatomy, and dialogue. We want artists with a strong point of view who put a personal spin on their work.  This is a regular, full time, staff position that will be located at our Vancouver, BC studio. Please note that relocation eligibility may be determined based on role and individual circumstance.

Responsibilities

  • Effectively tell the story in a meaningful way through vivid and compelling character acting and movement
  • Create quality animation using digital tools for feature films and other related projects
  • Work closely with Directors and Animation Supervisors in a feature film environment:
  • Receive assigned shots in sequence review with the Directors providing general guidance
  • Plan shots with an understanding of story/character context
  • Block animation, most commonly using audio dialog track
  • Clearly show performance ideas and shot blocking in Director review (animation dailies)
  • Collaborate with and take direction from Directors and Animation Supervisors
  • Implement changes and completely finish shots in accordance with production schedule
  • Develop a working knowledge of necessary production tools
  • Maintain an open and professional demeanor regarding direction, changes and shifting requirements

Requirements

  • A reel that is no more than 2 minutes in length of character animation that illustrates visual storytelling, believable expressions, emotional states, weight, physics, balance, appeal, entertainment, clear timing, and staging
  • Ideally at least 2 years of production experience
  • Proficiency in Maya or equivalent software preferred but not required
  • Background in traditional hand-drawn, computer, or stop-motion animation
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

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