- Character Animator

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Character Animator


Character Animator

• Emerging Level


Create memorable and entertaining character performances for all assigned shots and characters.

Category Animation  Art Department  Graphic Design 
Location San Francisco Bay Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Jun 30, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Job Summary:
Create memorable and entertaining character performances for all assigned shots and characters. Craft the acting, gestures, expressions, motion, and lip-sync for three dimensional computer graphics characters and their interactions with props and sets, working collaboratively with the Director(s), Animation Leadership and peers

  • Create and present animated performances to the Director in daily reviews for notes and approval
  • Receive and implement direction from the film or show's Director(s)
  • Work collaboratively with Anim Leadership, Management and peers
  • Understand the intent of storyboards, story reels, recorded dialogue, set layout and direction
  • Plan and explore performance possibilities to maximize potential for entertainment, clarity, and specificity
  • Setup shots to allow for efficient iteration 
  • Demonstrate versatility in performance and animation styles
  • Complete work for Director approval in a timely manner
  • Attend and participate in animation dailies and additional reviews
  • Ability to produce well acted animated performances that support the Film and Director’s intent
  • Solid understanding of cinematic storytelling and traditional animation principles, including physical motion, acting, weight, timing, balance, texture and form
  • Must be open to direction and able to embrace change
  • Computer animation experience preferred but not required
  • Reel should emphasize character performances that demonstrate specificity and intention in acting choices, conveyance of sub-text and examples of high entertainment value
  • Include performances that convey strong visual storytelling with clear and entertaining poses, silhouette, and composition
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of animation principles, timing, physical motion, weight and balance
  • Highlight your strongest material first
  • Clearly indicate work of others
  • Preferable length 3 minutes or less

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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