Senior Character/Creature Animator
Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, has a position in its visual effects department in Burbank, CA. Encore is an Emmy award winning VFX house, providing outstanding visual effects work for television and motion pictures. Encore provides post production services to top television series and is owned by Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. Deluxe is the leading provider of a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to major Hollywood Studios and an international client base.
We currently have an opening for a Senior Character Animator with extensive background and experience in photo-real organic and mechanical characters and digi-doubles. The position will be located in Burbank, CA.
- Hands-on operation of CG Workstation, reporting to 3D Leads and Supervisors.
- Design and execute high-level animation for use in final compositing.
- Animate both primary and secondary characters and elements to show realism and weight.
- Create Match Move (rotomation) animation on top of photographed plates.
- Must tackle challenging situations and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Must be able to take direction and effectively communicate with team and management.
- Animate using effective storytelling skills, through knowledge of camera angles and framing shots.
- Provide feedback and mentor less experienced animators.
- Consult with other artists on the team as required to maintain continuity and an overall cohesive look to the projects.
- Minimum 5 years working in visual effects including live action animation
- Demonstrated ability to produce high quality animation that shows weight and solid body mechanics
- Solid experience and understanding of MAYA and Shotgun; familiarity working within a production pipeline
- 3ds Max knowledge a bonus
- Solid key frame animation skills
- Knowledge of anatomy, physics and human & creature motion
- Basic rigging knowledge a plus
- Must be organized, able to meet deadlines, and take responsibility for his/her work
- Proactive self-starter and trouble shooter
About Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. is the global leader in digital services and technology solutions for content creation and delivery. Since 1915 Deluxe has been a trusted partner to Hollywood studios, independent filmmakers, TV networks, online content producers, brands, and anyone looking to bring stories and experiences to audiences. Deluxe Creative companies house the world’s top talent, amplified through a unified technology and business infrastructure to streamline processes, move media seamlessly, and connect our teams globally. Deluxe Delivery Solutions offer everything clients need to transform and deliver content in any format and release or broadcast window, for any recipient, to any device and destination. With headquarters in Los Angeles and New York, and operations in 25 key media markets worldwide, the company relies on the talents of 7,000 of the industry’s premier artists, experts, and innovators.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.