Lead 3D Animators

Giant are seeking experienced Lead 3D Animators to work on our next great animated series for the world to enjoy!

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As such, we are committed to Equality of Opportunity for existing and potential employees. All persons regardless of Gender, Civil status, Family status, Race, Religious beliefs, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Age, or Membership of the Travelling Community will be provided with equality of access to employment and also encouraged and assisted to achieve their full potential. We will continue to foster a genuine culture of Equality.

Position Overview

This is a full-time position based in the Dublin studio, and there is flexibility for remote working but applicants should be able to work in the Irish timezone as the studio.

Starting Date: March 2024

Position Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Animation Supervisor(s), Art Director, and CG Supervisor(s) to create high-quality, story-driven Animation based on the production style and overall show expectations.
  • Work closely with the Rigging and Pipeline departments providing suggestions and feedback to improve character setups, visual quality, rigs, and tool functionality that will benefit the Animation team(s).
  • Follow the structured key frame animation workflow used by Giant for each stage of blocking, plus, and polish.
  • Help define the characters by building and developing the studio library, which includes Cycles, Expressions, Personality Poses, etc.
  • Show clear performance concepts and shot blocking in the Director’s review (Animation Dailies).
  • Have a clear understanding of the performance, style, quality, continuity, technical, scheduling, and budgetary requirements of the Production.
  • Liaise with Production on task assignments and scheduling of the team, helping to plan assignments/shots/revisions in the context of the overall schedule and direction of a given episode.
  • Maintain an open and professional demeanour when providing or taking directions, undertaking revisions and altering approaches as required.
  • Support a collaborative and creative environment that produces awesome Giant projects with great teams.
  • Perform other tasks as the project requires.

Position Requirements

  • Proven production experience in a Lead role or as a Co-Lead.
  • Strong Leadership skills and the ability to confidently Lead a team.
  • Excellent time and team management skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of Maya.
  • Good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and can deliver high-quality results in a dynamic environment.
  • Strong Leadership skills and the ability to support a diverse team.
  • Strong organizational skills and a good eye for detail.
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong grasp of appeal and visual communication skills.
  • Solid understanding of Production and Technical resources.

How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for the Lead 3D Animator position, please apply through our Workable platform by clicking the link below:

We will endeavour to respond to all applicants, but due to the high volume of applications we receive a reply might not always be possible.

Thank you for your interest in Giant Animation!

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