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Artist, Animation - Project Hire

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10011066 Location Greenwich, Connecticut, United States Business Blue Sky Studios Date posted Nov. 11, 2020

Job Summary:

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Blue Sky Studios

We are a collection of enduring brands and iconic, unforgettable characters. We create content for audiences big and small, reaching billions of people every day. Most of all, we are many individuals, each uniquely talented, each a critical piece to our puzzle, who collectively become a power. Desire to thrill and engage? Join us as we engage and inspire.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Animators are responsible for implementation of complex character animation and for the "movement" in computer animations, included but not limited to, timing, acting and posing of characters.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director in establishing character design and movement.

  • Take models and/or rigged models (set up for animation) to finished animation.

  • Work with modelers, riggers, and technical directors to implement the animation.

  • Maintains a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work.

 

Qualifications:

 Education and/or Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Computer Visualization, or Computer Animation required or equivalent work experience.

 

Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificate:  

  • Demonstrated expertise in the following: animation, rigging, sketching and/or drawing skills.

  • Knowledge of Unix and shell scripting; expert knowledge of Maya, proprietary and other software programs.

  • Demonstrated artistic ability with a strong understanding of traditional animation principles.

  • Must be open to direction and able to embrace change.

  • Ability to work collaboratively

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:  

 
  • The Animator works at the back-end of the production pipeline with hard deadlines and high productivity demands and, as such, flexible working hours during “crunch-periods”, including evenings and weekends, are required as a fundamental and necessary part of this job

  • Office working environment

  • Walking/bending/sitting/standing

  • Approximately 90% of time spent working on a Computer.  

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.  Blue Sky Studio management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.



About Blue Sky Studios:

One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation. Blue Sky Studios is the animation studio behind the wildly successful ICE AGE and RIO franchises, along with this year's FERDINAND animated feature film!

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Blue Sky Studios, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Blue Sky Studios.

Blue Sky Studios, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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