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2D Character Animator

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10050345 Location Vancouver, Canada Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted May 16, 2023

Job Summary:

Walt Disney Animation Studios has an exciting opportunity for an experienced 2D Character Animator to join the team at our Vancouver, BC studio. Character animators are primarily creative draftsmen who must be able to express their ideas clearly, forcibly and quickly with a pencil—knowing thoroughly the skills of linear drawing. The beginner in this production area has mastered the mechanics of drawing animals and figures in action, and can caricature not only features, but actions, emotions, and situations.  Prior training will have covered human and animal anatomy, perspective, composition, quick sketch and figure drawing and will have included solving problems in weight, balance, movement, space, construction, proportion and design.

Hybrid and Remote opportunities for our Vancouver Studio are specific to remote work within the province of British Columbia. 

Instructions for specific position:

- Experience with hand drawn production.

- Ability to assist with design if needed. Character packeting, expression sheets, and pose exploration.

- Strong understanding of anatomy and design.

- Strong collaboration skills.

-Work with a team of artists to inspire, explore characters and performance with animation tests before CG assets are built. 

- Provide Hand drawn animation on projects that have 2d elements and sequences. 

- Work with the crew to help with artistic choices and design sense. 

- Drawover support for character, animation, and CFX asset and shot production.

-Hair and Cloth drawovers to help CFX timing, and design aesthetic.

Character Animation artists should include a demo reel of scenes you’ve animated.

Basic portfolio contents:

-Animated tests and or production work. (non-cleanup anim is preferred)

-Several pages of current life drawing abilities. 

-pages from sketchbooks that show your thought process through drawing. 

-personal work, or other artistic endeavors that showcase your artistic range of abilities. 

About Walt Disney Animation Studios:

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Disney Animation continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to our 62nd animated feature, Wish, releasing November 2023. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Encanto.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Walt Disney Animation Studios Vancouver Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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