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Experienced 3D Animator

MOONDOG Animation is looking for an experienced Animator to help with multiple exciting projects.

Job Summary

Working directly under the Studio Director and the Project Manager, you will lead the day to day work of the animation needs.

You will be responsible for establishing key character animation, define animation styles for all shots and loops on various projects, on both traditional and real time pipelines. .

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Create high quality keyframe character and objects animations for multiple projects
  • Actively participate in animation system improvement and issues resolution
  • Provide creative input and direction on all animation related subjects (Motion Design, 2D or 3D)
  • Ensure timely completion of animation commitments at the desired quality bar
  • Collaborate with all departments and management to prioritize tasks
  • Keep management informed of progress, changes and other critical issues

Qualifications and Skills

  • 5+ years experience in the Animation / CG Game Industry
  • Capacity to clearly communicate concepts and emotions through animation
  • Must be passionate about character animation and acting
  • Must master Maya and other high-end Animation softwares (XSI, MotionBuilder etc)
  • Feature film experience is a definite plus
  • Strong understanding of modeling, rigging, and simulation techniques
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative
  • Open minded and strong problem solving skills required
  • Good leadership, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative environment, offer mentorship and take direction from Management.
  • Passion for excellence and hard worker

Benefits and Perks

  • Personal Time Off (PTO), the details of which are to be determined in the coming months but it will be no less than 1 week of your choice, plus one week per year at Christmas.
  • Employee Benefits program (99% health insurance, full dental, Long term disability and options)
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