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  • Lead cinematic animator - vr - los angeles - full-time staff position

    Position: LEAD CINEMATIC ANIMATOR
    Contract: ASAP FULL-TIME/PERMANENT
    Contact: talent@rachellelewis.com

    RLT is looking for a Lead Cinematic Animator to to join a cutting edge, high-end VR company in Los Angeles. This is a growing facility and great work environment with industry vets/professionals. VR projects are diverse and high-profile.

    This Role starts ASAP and is a full-time, permanent position with excellent benefits and compensation.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Animate characters & cameras according to storyline, script, or storyboards. 

    • Keyframe animate in various styles, from cartoon to realistic. 

    • Create blocking/previs animations. 

    • Establish animation style & quality targets for external vendors. 

    • Manipulate and refine body & facial motion capture data. 

    • Manage and evolve the motion capture pipeline. 

    • Become fluent in our proprietary facial performance system and help evolve it.
    • For remote vendors, organize and prepare project files as well as any tutorials required to explain our animation pipeline. 

    • Review animation work and criticize tactfully. This includes on-site animators, as well as remote freelance/outsource animation submissions. 

    • Communicate efficiently & clearly. 

    • Work closely with those responsible for pipeline development. 

    • Support character and prop set-up within the animation pipeline. 

    • Research, develop, and implement new animation pipeline techniques. 

    • Help plan departmental and production meetings. 

    • Stay up-to-date with industry & job-specific technologies and techniques. 

    • Maintain a professional and respectable attitude and work-ethic. 

    REQUIREMENTS:
    • Proficient in both Motionbuilder & Maya's animation toolsets. 

    • Extensive experience with keyframe animation and motion capture editing. 

    • Thorough and solid understanding of animation theory and the principles of animation. 

    • 3-5 years entertainment industry experience. 

    • Willing to relocate to Los Angeles or currently resides there. 

    • Available to begin within 30 days of accepting position. 

    • Experience with facial animation a big plus 

    • Strong rigging skills a big plus 

    • Additional experience with 3dsMax a plus. 

    BONUSES:
    • Experience with JIRA or similar development tracking software 

    • Programming experience 

    • Direct experience in producing VR titles 


    To expedite the process, please submit reel and resume to talent@rachellelewis.com.
    ** If you fit the criterianeeded for this position, we will email you with ​more information and schedule a call.
    ** This work needs to be done in-house, so no remote opportunities.
    **At this time this client does not have the capacity t​o hire anyone who does not already have legal right to work in the us.


    Thank you. ​

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