Animator

Performance (Animation, Creature, and FX) Sydney, Australia


Description

Position at DNEG

The Role 

DNEG Sydney offer a Flexible WFH Policy 

Working closely with our Head of Animation, Animation Supervisors and fellow Animators, you will be responsible for creating believable animation with convincing performances and motion. You will have the ability to complete digi-double, creature, character or rigid body animation. Delivering work to strict deadlines, you will be aware of project schedules and work hard to achieve these goals, and produce content within the framework of the DNEG pipeline.


Junior Animator

Must have

  • At least 1 years of CG experience, within live-action high-end VFX feature films or TV
  • Ability to perform visual and analytical problem-solving in 3-dimensional space, including the ability to accurately interpret 3D layouts and analyze 3D form
  • Thorough knowledge of Maya
  • Experienced animating realistic, physical movements over character and stylized performance pieces
  • Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks
  • Ability to animate realistic movements
  • Showreel showcasing high-end VFX animation work with an outstanding creature or animation work, weight, detail work, and reference study, as well as 4 legged creature work, and timings and animation that is not just character work


Mid Animator

Must have

  • 3+ years CG animation experience within live-action Creature and VFX feature films, or high-end TV featuring creatures and 4-legged work
  • 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
  • Thorough knowledge of Maya
  • Showreel showcasing exceptional, highly detailed, high-end live action VFX animation work including creatures and detailed high level performance showing instances of flying, bipedal, vehicle animation and use of motion capture

Senior Animator

Must have

  • 5+ years CG animation experience within high end live action VFX feature films
  • Ability to perform visual and analytical problem solving in 3-dimensional space, including the ability to accurately interpret 3D layouts and analyse 3D form
  • Thorough knowledge of Maya
  • Proven experience trouble shooting and predicting potential problems with assigned tasks
  • Ability to support the Leads and Supervisors
  • Experience mentoring junior artists
  • Proven experience pro-actively in finding creative solutions within the bounds of the shots
  • Ability to contribute to the pipeline and team bringing improvements and over-arching methodologies to better the department
  • Showreel showcasing a variety of exceptional, highly detailed, high-end live action VFX animation work including hero creatures, hero digi-doubles and detailed high level performance showing instances of flying, bipedal, vehicle and use of motion capture

Nice to have

  • Tool development using Python or MEL

About you

  • Well versed in the principles of animation
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • An eye for detail and a desire for animation
  • Open, communicative and a great willingness to learn, and work in a team
  • Will have to have a can-do personality, positive, technically astute and have the knowledge that you are starting at entry level


About Us

We are DNEG, one of the world’s leading VFX and animation studios for the creation of award-winning feature film, television and multi platform content with studios in London, Vancouver, Toronto, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Bangalore, Montréal and Sydney.

Since the opening of our first studio in London in 1998 we’ve always focused on building close working relationships with filmmakers, we thrive on the collaboration and the creative energy this provides, and we are dedicated to delivering excellence on every project we are involved with.

 


About Us
We are DNEG, one of the world’s leading VFX and animation studios for the creation of award-winning feature film, television and multiplatform content. We employ nearly 8,000 people with worldwide offices and studios across North America (Los Angeles, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver), Europe (London) and Asia (Bangalore, Mohali,Chennai, Mumbai) and Australia (Sydney).