• Animator (Feature Animation)

  • Department: Feature Animation
    Location: London
    Reports To: Head of Animation

    Double Negative Feature Animation, a newly realised feature animation facility, is looking for animators to join our team. Together we will bring the vision of both major Hollywood studios and independent productions to life.

    Key Purpose of the Job:
    We are looking for animators to bring to life our next top feature animation project! Completing shots in accordance with the Show Director’s overall vision. Using storyboards, animatics and other visual reference to help achieve this.

    Need to Do:
    Bring characters to life.
    Work with the Director, Animation Supervisor and other staff in order to understand and execute creative direction.
    Have a clear understanding of animation principles such as posing, weight and timing.
    A strong knowledge of anatomy and movement.
    Ability to use acting skills to communicate ideas with which and audience can empathise.
    Anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot technical issues.

    Needs to Know:
    Thorough knowledge of Maya.
    3+ years of experience within an animation department (Feature Animation preferred).
    Show understanding of anatomy, perspective and composition, strong drawing skills an asset.
    Demonstrate knowledge of timing, posing, acting and storytelling techniques.
    Ability to perform visual and analytical problem solving in 3-dimensional space, including the ability to accurately interpret 3D layouts and analyse 3D form.

    Needs to Be:
    Well versed in the principles of animation.
    Ability to work well in a team environment.
    Highly motivated.
    Must communicate well and be able to take notes and direction.

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