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Senior Animator, Rising Sun Pictures, Australia

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  • Senior Animator, Rising Sun Pictures, Australia

    Rising Sun Pictures is currently seeking a talented Senior Animator to join our growing team for photo-realistic feature film work.

    Employment periods: Immediate start, through to early 2018.
    Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position is open to Australian and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance provided where applicable.

    Position Overview
    Successful applicants will be experienced in a wide range of animation, including animating mechanics, biped and quadruped creatures. Your previous experience will include creating realistic movement and performance for hero digi-doubles.

    As an accomplished and professional animator, you will have achieved success while working at a number of high profile VFX studios. Working closely with a variety of departments including modelling, and rigging; the strength of your creative eye, excellent communication & collaboration, together with a strong technical background is essential.

    Demonstrated experience with Maya is a fundamental pre-requisite for the successful applicant.

    • Create/animate and deliver realistic movement and performance for hero digi-doubles.
    • Work with other animators, modellers, and riggers to produce consistent and accurate work.
    • Regularly demonstrate your work in progress.
    • Review your work prior to submission, ensuring it hits creative and technical notes, adjusting where necessary.
    • Demonstrate a strong understanding of animation principles.
    • Seniors to step into a lead position and lead other artists and/or sequences as required.
    • Actively mentor and develop less experienced team members.
    • Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, fostering purposeful discussion and positive work ethic.

    Required skills and experience
    • Minimum 4+ years animating experience for high-end feature films.
    • Ability to animate biped and quadruped character performance, as well as mechanics.
    • Expert user of Maya.
    • Experience with MoCap prefered.
    • Ability to create realistic movement and performance for hero digi-doubles [not cartoon-style animation].
    • Maintain a calm and professional demeanour in a deadline focused work environment.
    • Real world understanding of proportion, depth, scale, and physical space.
    • Expert organisational and time-management skills.
    • Technical and creative problem solving skills with a service oriented mindset.

    To apply, please go to and click the Apply button below.