Full-Time Lead Animator (Fixed Term Contract)
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.
-Work closely with the Animation Director and Animation Supervisor to create 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.
-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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