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Senior Animator
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Senior Animator

• Intermediate Level

Summary

The Senior Animator will be responsible for animating and managing projects as well as project resources for learning content sought at young children ages 2-6.

Category Animation  Motion Graphics 
Location Greater New York City Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date May 20, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Learning content includes streaming video, mobile games, and other interactive experiences.

Responsibilities include and are not limited to:
  • Senior Animators are responsible for 3D and 2D animation work. Typical projects involve Autodesk Maya and Adobe After Effects to build character animation and motion graphics animation.
  • Senior Animators must excel at 3D character animation.
  • Senior Animators will lead small teams of animators crafting content that includes linear short form and interactive games.
  • Senior Animators build content and tell stories using character rigs from original Noggin IP and existing Nickelodeon IP characters (such as Paw Patrol, Blaze & The Monster Machines, and Baby Shark as examples).
  • Senior Animators will work with scripts to give creative feedback on how to develop the project from storyboards through blocking, rough animation, and refined animations.
  • Senior Animators must excel at the craft of animation, applying principles of animation, and principles of filmmaking, such as continuity, clarity, appeal, acting and emotions within their work.
  • Senior Animators are responsible for communicating what is feasible in a project’s timeline.
  • Senior Animators will attend production check-ins & creative weeklies as well as lead small animation team meetings with their project peers.
  • Senior Animators will collect work from the small animation team to share for review
  • Senior Animator will collaborate with the Creative Director, Producers, CG Artists, and Designers to craft effective visual storytelling and educational narratives for the preschool audience of kids 3-6 years old.
  • Senior Animators must have enthusiasm for kid’s storytelling and preschool education.
Qualifications:
  • 2+ year degree in computer arts or animation production.
  • 5+ years working as a 3D character animator on movies, commercials, promotional content, at a network, brand, studio or agency.
Additional Qualifications:
  • An expert storyteller in the craft of character animation and motion graphics.
  • Meticulous, organized, and able and willing to refine work to a high degree of polish, as well as encourage their animation peers to do the same.
  • A strong eye for composition, a working knowledge of 3D filmmaking techniques, production pipelines and understand continuity and principles of animation.
  • Able to communicate creative concepts both through verbal and written means.
  • Keyframe Animation for characters in Autodesk Maya and Adobe After Effects. Working knowledge of Adobe After Effects.
  • Puppet and traditional animation Harmony and Flash/Animate a plus. Nuke compositing a plus.
  • Experience in Animation Production & Post Production
  • Understanding of Maya 3D character rigging, modeling, shading, lighting
  • Experienced in After Effects visual effects and composite.
  • Experience in tracking and compositing in Adobe After Effects
  • Able to work on-site at our NY offices
  • Excellent communication skills, professional, and collaborative
  • Be flexible and have enthusiasm for innovation and change
  • Must be able to complete tasks on tight deadlines
  • Ability to articulate and influence creative concepts
  • Experienced in Toon Boom Harmony a plus

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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