Lead Animator

By April 11, 2019 No Comments

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Manchester
Posted 1 month ago

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE:

The position of Lead Animator requires someone with strong 2D /cut-out animation skills and solid knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony, with experience in a similar supervisory role working on broadcast or film projects.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the Animation Director and Animation Supervisor to create a high standard of animation for broadcast
  • Must communicate well and be willing to take notes and direction, under tight deadlines
  • Actively promote and communicate sound solutions to the technical team and communicate any design issues related to animation.
  • Maintain and communicate a strong knowledge of innovative production technologies and the capabilities/limitations of these technologies as they relate to project goals.
  • Mentor and lead by example less experienced artists, providing them with support, guidance and instruction in areas that provide for their artistic and professional growth.
  • Approve Keys or/and in-betweens as instructed under the guidance of the Animation Director.
  • Actively participate in team/department meetings, including animation launch.

PERSON SPECIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ideally, you will have at least 1 years’ experience working as a Lead Animator (or similar position) in either broadcast or feature film work.
  • Ability to problem solve and predict problems with assigned tasks
  • Must be comfortable managing a team, with an emphasis on clear communication and follow through.
  • Task Driven, self-motivated, and proactive
  • Must be open to direction.
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail in the finishing of assets and shots.
  • Strong Knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony and/or Shotgun (or asset tracking systems) is considered a big plus.

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