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Animator 2D or 3D

Job title: Animator 2D or 3D
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Portland
Discipline: Creative
Remote: Yes
Reference: 413804
Contact name: Alexandra Wolfsberger
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Animator 2D or 3D ( Remote 3 Months Long)

Role and Responsibilities

Looking for a 2D or 3D Animator that can build characters to an imagined universe and bring everything within frame. scope, weight and meaning. Animators need to be able to visualize new worlds into being. 

 Responsibilities:

  • Liaising with animators and concept artists regarding the requirements of the project
  • Working from concept art to create characters, objects, layouts, backgrounds, etc
  • Researching visual style, genre and technologies to produce each individual project
  • Sketching storyboards based on the script
  • Identifying key scenes and sequences
  • Transforming storyboards into animated sequences
  • Recreating real world environments and layouts
  • Creating illustrations, scanning and photo retouching
  • Animating characters, creatures, props, vehicles, weapons, objects, etc
  • Developing animation composites
  • Calculating and enter algorithms for final renders
  • Amending artwork as per instruction from designers and developers
  • Working with programmers on software and design issues
  • Adapting to software upgrades and stay up to date with new technologies
  • Managing files, asset libraries and update procedures documentation
  • Working to a tight schedule
  • Integrating sound, sync dialogue and add sound effects to visuals
  • Collaborating with compositors to deliver all assets required for final render
  • Applying motion capture to animation

Daily Duties: 

They would be be starting with rough concepts and working with a team to create a 3 D Motion. Must Have the ability to do characher animation. Can create play ful and full images, Must have their own quality on animation and elevate teams.

Software:

  • Maya
  • 3D Studio Max
  • Java
  • Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Flash
  • MotionBuilder
  • Mudbox
  • Premier
  • Cinema 4D
  • Blender

Skills Required

  • Strong artistic skills/ creative sensibility. 
  • Ability to visualize 3D iterations of two dimensional sketches and artwork
  • Good instinct for timing, movement, editing cuts
  • Training in animation, computer graphics, graphic design or fine art
  • Experience in 3D modeling
  • Understanding of acting techniques, cinematography, interactive storytelling and graphic art 
  • Understanding of movement of limbs, the effect of weight, and the behavior of skin and flesh
  • Talent for visual storytelling
  • Knowledge of film and animation genres, and ability to create within their styles
  • Advanced concept of visual language - perspective, point of view, proportion, color, composition, framing, etc
  • Basic knowledge of anatomy, how humans and animals move
  • High level knowledge of lighting, shadows and textures
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Basic understanding of aesthetics of visual communication
  • Knowledge of character rigging
  • Working knowledge of the laws of physics - gravity, acceleration and the laws of energy
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