Lead 3D Animators

Giant are hiring Lead 3D Animators for an exciting CG production.

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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, with artists required to reside in the Republic of Ireland. We provide flexible working arrangements, including on-site, fully remote, or hybrid options.

Starting date: ASAP

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 keyframe 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.
  • Mentor your team members by providing constructive continuous feedback, and guiding them to become better at their tasks.
  • Perform other tasks as the project requires.

Position Requirements

  • Proven production experience in a Lead role or as a Co-Lead for at least a year or two.
  • Strong Leadership skills, attitude, 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.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and take feedback and direction, as well as provide one for peers as part of mentorship.
  • Strong Leadership skills and the ability to support a diverse team.
  • Strong organisational skills and a good eye for detail.
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills. Mel and Python Scripting knowledge is a plus.
  • Strong grasp of appeal and visual communication skills.
  • Solid understanding of ShotGrid/FPT and other Technical resources/tools.

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:

While we strive to reply to all applicants, please understand that the volume of applications may prevent us from responding to everyone.

Thank you for your interest in Giant Animation!

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