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Senior Animator - Los Angeles

Mr. X inc. is on the lookout for enthusiastic Senior Maya animators that are passionate about creating hyper-realistic VFX animation. We love the work we do and always strive to exceed client expectations.
From creatures to crashes, our effects animation work on feature film and high concept TV spans the spectrum from design through final animation.

Leveraging our production workflow, the Senior Animator, working under the direction of the Animation Supervisor, will develop convincing performance and movement for creatures, objects and characters in live action film and television productions. Our Senior Animators are the heavy lifters, mentors, quality insurers, who proactively lead and require minimal direction.

-Work primarily with Animation Supervisor/Leads to create natural, realistic, polished motion using Maya.
-Creatively enhance shots and push all aspects of animation performance.
-Engage with every stage of production including generating original concepts and designs, pre-visualization of complicated sequences and research and development.
-Proactively communicate challenges and troubleshoot solutions.
-Provide input regarding tools and workflows to improve throughput and/or quality.
-Manage time, expectations and resources to meet deadlines.
-Attend dailies, reviews, and team meetings as required.
-Mentor junior animators.

-Minimum 8+ years experience creating convincing performance and motion for live action feature film and/or television series.
-Demonstrated expert knowledge of traditional animation principles, acting, film production and compositional magic.
-Ability to convincingly animate multiple types of characters and non-characters from simple to complex with a minimum of supervision
-Ability to take direction positively, work well within a diverse group, and thrive under the pressure of tight production deadlines.
-Possess an expert proficiency animating in Maya.
-Possess a working knowledge of Motion Capture and/or Rigging.

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