Nickelodeon Animation

  • CG ANIMATION SUPERVISOR (MEET THE VOXELS)

    Job Locations US-CA-Burbank
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Type
    Full-Time Staff
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    Summary:

    • Nickelodeon Animation has an exciting new opportunity for a CG Animation Supervisor to work on a CG animated sitcom in Unreal Engine. We are seeking candidates who are familiar with the CG animation pipeline and Unreal Engine 4. The animation supervisor oversees the real-time animation pipeline - ensuring rigs meet both creative and technical requirements and ensures animation is delivering on creative expectations.


    Responsibilities:

    • Overseeing the creation of high quality, visually stunning, realistic animation for characters
    • Responsible for providing artistic and technical notes to vendor partners
    • Work closely with the Art Director and Technical Leads to find the best creative and technical solutions
    • Ensure character assets are ready for full body Performance
    • Develop workflows to create rigs that are optimized for motion capture
    • Ongoing communication with Production regarding the teams’ schedules and deadlines 
    • Act as a mentor and inspire, motivate and develop the talent of the artists
    • Works closely with external vendors to provide direction for both key framed and motion capture animation

    Basic Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

    • 5-7 years of experience as a production animator with a minimum of 3 years at a senior

      level or above in television animation, feature animation, or video games

    • 2-3 years of experience working in Unreal Engine

    • Excellent understanding of body mechanics, acting, posing and storytelling techniques

    • Excellent knowledge of Maya

       

    • Technical mindset with experience of implementing assets in Unreal Engine

    • Proven ability to balance aesthetics with performance and usability

    • Possess a comprehensive understanding of animation techniques for the purpose of

      proactive problem solving and trouble shooting

    • Experience supervising a design team including delegating, giving feedback, and

      providing constructive criticism to creatives

    • Self-driven, good communicator, and a great-team player

    • Excellent organizational and communication skill

    • Experience working in a fast-paced environment

    • Ability to perform multiple tasks, set priorities and problem solving

    • Must have ability to lead with a positive attitude and encourage collaboration


    DESIRED SKILLS:

    • Knowledge of scripting, Mel or Python
    • Extensive knowledge of an Unreal Engine pipeline
    • An understanding of Rigging and Modeling
    • Previous experience working with Motion Capture
    • Previous experiences with Facial Motion Capture (Dynamixyz, Faceware)

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