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Character Animation Supervisor job

Posted: April 27, 2006
subject: Character Animation Supervisor , Rhythm & Hues Studios

Rhythm & Hues Studios is looking for Character Animation Supervisor

Job details: Character Animation Supervisors are responsible for leading an animation team in providing choreography and performance for characters and props. The animation department is designed to accommodate projects for both the Film and Commercial Divisions.
Requirements: Responsibilities:
Must be available to spend a significant amount of time at R&H; India Facility, but position will be U.S. based. U.S. work hours will require afternoon/evening shift.
Work with animation directors to create convincing performances and motion of all types and styles.
Provide leadership for the animation team including education and mentoring for animators.
Coordinate with production on developing project schedules and delivering shots
within those schedules.
Assign shots to Animators and ensure all relevant reference is available.
Solve an Animator\'s creative and technical issues.
Create and manage a project\'s motion library.
Work with the Modeling Department to ensure that models are suitable for
rigging and performance needs.
Provide the Rigging Department with standards ensuring the delivery of a rig that will meet an Animator\'s need for control, functionality, usability and performance.
Work with software department for the continued development of all animation tools and sessions, identify bugs, provide workarounds and suggest improvements.

Required Skills/Experience:
Demo reel demonstrating mastery of the fundamental mechanics of animation and outstanding acting skills.
4+ years experience in feature film production working with 3D package (Maya preferred).
Ability to work well in a team environment and experience leading teams.
Experience working directly with clients/directors.
Ability to perform visual and analytical problem solving in 3-dimensional space, including the ability to accurately interpret 3D layouts and analyze 3D form.
Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks.
Must have minimum of a Bachelors degree in Art, Character Animation, Computer Animation or equivalent experience.

Desired Skills/Experience:
Understanding of cg production process: on-set, camera work, working with other disciplines/departments.
Experience with animation rigging including inverse kinematics techniques.
Animation, drawing, sculpting skills a plus.
Location: Los Angeles

email - recruitment@rhythm.com
fax - 310.448.7600
phone - 310.448.7500
address - 5404 Jandy Place

Los Angeles
web site - http://www.rhythm.com
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