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ILMxLAB Senior Animator

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10000834 Location Singapore, Singapore Business Lucasfilm Date posted Aug. 05, 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

We are looking for an artist who reflects the innovative spirit, production excellence and immersive storytelling that defines ILMxLAB.  

The Senior Animator creates high-quality animation of 3D characters, weapons, vehicles, and cameras for both gameplay and cinematic sequences.

What You'll Do

  • Creates critical high-quality gameplay and cinematic animations using hand-key animation and motion capture data with support from Supervisors and other leads

  • Serve as a lead on projects as assigned. Lead Animator duties include: collaborating with the Director and project leadership team to ensure that the animation artistically and technically reaches the project’s visual goals, while meeting established production schedules and targets, reviewing animators' work and giving feedback, advising on creative and logistical planning for performance capture sessions

  • Establish a good understanding of the existing tools and pipelines; be a proactive experimenter and champion opportunities for improvement. Help define and act as a key customer for new technology investments and pipeline development. Keep current on new tools/applications/trends in the industry. 

  • Support Department Supervisor in pushing initiatives that contribute improvements to the department.

  • Collaborate in development of breakdowns, task lists, estimates, schedules, milestones and overall project goals as necessary. Monitor progress of animation deliverables.

  • Assist in mo-cap shooting sessions (casting, asset prep, choreography, shot/motion list, direction etc.) 

  • Support, train and mentor new hires, and junior, mid and mid-high level animators.

What We're Looking For

  • 7+ years experience as an animator (or equivalent) in games, TV/Film/VFX, or a related field

  • Strong acting and storytelling skills along with a demonstrated  understanding of animation principles, anatomy and motion.

  • Deep understanding of  Maya, and experience with the implementation of animation in the game engine. Unreal Engine especially.

  • Ability to manage and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines 

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams. 

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills. Help support other animators.

  • Ability to take direction/feedback as well as adapt to learn new processes, tools and platforms.

  • Experience with Motion capture as well as hand keyed animation at a high level of polish.

  • Preferred skills / Competencies:

    • Multiple shipped games (or equivalent)

    • Proficiency with Linux

    • Experience with Motion capture data

    • Knowledge of rigging, scripting (Python, Mel), and video editing

* A portfolio / reel submission - including a detailed breakdown of your work in each section - is required with all artist applications. 

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About Lucasfilm:

Lucasfilm is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects, audio post-production and cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

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 Lucasfilm Animation Co. Singapore B.V., which is part of a business we call Lucasfilm.

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