Character Animator – Sheffield, UK

Job Description

Character Animator 

Lunar Animation

Sheffield, UK

Lunar Animation was founded in 2014, by a team of highly experienced Artists, Animators and Generalists. It is now an award winning international studio, working with partners around the globe. Some of their work has accrued more than 250 million views on Youtube to date and been featured in the Autodesk and Chaos Group reels.

Their work is heavily focused around the video game sector, making cinematics and commercials. They also create short form online entertainment, TV promos and are involved in developing their own groundbreaking attraction content for theme parks around the world. 

They are situated in an old steel mill in the heart of Kelham Island; a super cool and vibrant upcoming part of Sheffield. Only a 10 minute walk into the centre of town, 30 seconds from the tram route which links to the train station, giving easy access to Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands.

They have a beautiful office environment that you’ll get to make your home. Free hot and cold drinks to keep you refreshed when working, are supplied along with a weekly supply of fresh fruit. We have a relaxing and calm environment that will allow you to do your best work.

The Job 
You will be creating Character, Creature, and Vehicle, Keyframe animations. You will need to have a show-reel demonstrating your abilities.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Creating Character, Creature and Vehicle Keyframe Animations.
  • Camera Layout / Previs 
  • Scene catching and Clean up
  • Planning character performance for shots, including recording reference
  • Planning character performance for shots, including recording reference 

Essential Experience;  

  • At least 2 years production experience in a similar position.
  • You will have excellent knowledge animating using Autodesk Maya.
  • You will have an amazing show-reel demonstrating your Animation experience showcasing your excellent posing, weight, timing, rhythm and storytelling abilities. 

Desirable Experience; 

  • Experience with camera animation and Maya camera sequencer.
  • Experience working with Motion Capture Data.
  • Experience directing productions. 

If you are interested in this position Contact Dan Hawkins now on 01709 834777 or email daniel@aswift.com for more details.

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