- Show Programmer - Figure Animator

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Show Programmer - Figure Animator


Show Programmer - Figure Animator

• Emerging Level


Show Programming Figure Animators facilitate development of animation for Audio-Animatronics figures and animated props.

Category Animation  Art Department  Graphic Design  Special Effects 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Jun 13, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Show Programming Figure Animators facilitate development of animation for Audio-Animatronics figures and animated props. They develop animated performances and can assist in the creative development of their functionality. These positions require strong creative problem-solving skills and the ability to collaborate closely with Creative, Engineering, Ride, Manufacturing, Media Production, and Theme Park Maintenance teams.

You Will:
  • Create quality animation for Audio-Animatronics figures with compelling performances that adhere to the requirements of the mechanical system.
  • Collaborate and take direction for Directors and Animation Leads
  • As a member of the Figure Animation team, work through all phases of engineering design, production, installation, testing, and documentation while partnering with the Figure Programmers and the Creative Team to ensure the optimal creative performance and safety requirements.
  • Work closely with the creative teams (comprised of figure programmers, visual development, modeling, simulation, and look and scope development), iterating quickly and addressing notes accurately.
  • Partner with Engineering and Creative teams to animate Audio-Animatronics figures and Show Action Equipment to conform to safety requirements and to meet creative intent.
  • Assist in creating, debugging, and organizing Audio-Animatronics digital assets (character sheets, animation data, rigs, ride paths, shots, and/or models).
  • Collaboration with the broader animation team to continually improve the department’s quality of work.
You Will Have:
  • At least two years of production experience
  • Proficiency with Maya and/or Motion Builder, Adobe Creative Suite, and ShotGrid
  • Able to communicate (verbally and in writing) clearly and concisely, regularly keeping collaborators informed of status, risks, and issues.
  • Able to function in a dynamic work environment, handling multiple project activities.
  • Able to work with limited supervision and to integrate inputs from many individual team members.
  • Have a high tolerance for change and changing requirements.
  • Be a creative problem solver and demonstrate comfort with inventive solutions.
  • Have a valid passport and willing to travel domestically or internationally.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with animatronics animation
  • Experience with motion-capture tools and processes
  • Knowledge of rigging and modeling
Bachelor's degree in Art, Illustration, Computer Graphics, Animation, Film, Television, Game Development related field or equivalent experience that demonstrates years of on-the-job experience in animation roles.

The hiring range for this position in California is $92,742 to $124,410 per year. 

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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