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Animator QC ILM London

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10011428 Location London, United Kingdom Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Jul. 28, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Position Summary 

As an Animator QC, you will hold an entry level position supporting the animation team in delivering high end performances for Visual Effects, Television and Feature Animation projects. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and hone your animation skills by working closely with our talented artists, but will also allow you to deepen your technical knowledge and skills by exposing you to the animation pipeline, as well as many aspects of the overall studio production pipeline. This position takes direction from the Animation Supervisor and/or Lead Animators, and you will also work closely with artists, production, members of the Pipeline team and the CG Supervisors where needed.

What you'll do

  • Providing technical animation fixes (such as foot contact, intersection fixes and minor animation tweaks) without modifying the overall performance.
  • Working closely with animators to support them in debugging issues arising in scene files during animation.
  • Where needed, helping to deliver caches to downstream departments, including helping to troubleshoot issues that arise during the process.
  • Assisting with Quality Control as shots move in and out of the Animation department, and flagging any issues with the relevant teams.
  • Understanding the processes of adjoining departments, such as Assets and Layout, and providing input where required to support efficient workflows.
  • Regularly communicating with Animation and CG Supervisors as well as Production, and in particular flagging any issues arising that might affect the delivery schedule.
  • Providing feedback to ensure that tools and workflows support the creative process.
  • Creating and updating documentation that supports Technical Animation processes.

What we're looking for

  • Good knowledge of Maya, in particular animating characters and cameras.
  • Basic understanding of traditional animation techniques and the principles of character motion.
  • Broad understanding of and interest in the shot pipeline as a whole, and how animation fits into it.
  • Experience using the Linux operating environment is a bonus.
  • Passionate about film.
  • Organised and methodical in your approach to the work.
  • Calm under pressure and capable of delivering to short deadlines.
  • A strong, clear communicator, with great listening skills.
  • A positive, can-do attitude.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Know the limitations of your knowledge (e.g., technical, aesthetic, soft skills, etc.) and seek expert advice when appropriate.
  • Manage expectations of those reporting into.
  • Can be directly responsible for a specific body of work on a show.
  • To remain agile when needing to adjust the plan where and when asked.
  • Willing to learn and able to problem-solve in a technical environment.
  • Organised and proactive team-player with strong communication skills.


About Industrial Light & Magic:

Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production, and attraction industries. ILM has created visual effects for over 325 feature films and has played a key role in seven of the top 10 worldwide box-office hits of all time and has contributed to 25 of the top 50. ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, the company continues to break new ground in visual effects, VR, AR, and Immersive Cinema.

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 ILM (UK) Ltd., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

ILM (UK) Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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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