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Jobs: Leads & Senior Character Animators

We seek experienced Leads & Senior Character Animators to join us onsite at our studio in Rhodes, Sydney and work with us on a slate of amazing projects, one of which is a very exciting, new, high profile Toon-style show for a major network.

Contract-based

Start date:  ASAP and early October

Responsibilities:

  • Leads to lead an animation team
  • Create interesting Toon-style animation
  • Show initiative, push ideas and innovate within your duties.
  • Ability to work unassisted and relied upon to finish tasks
  • Guide and mentor less experienced artists by example
  • Meet project task schedules and be capable of delivering work to deadlines
  • Use Shotgun
  • Engage with the Director, the Animation HOD and Production

Requirements:

  • 10+ years solid experience as an Animator on CG/ VFX Feature films and/or CG TV Series
  • Leads should have experience leading a team
  • Ability to create interesting and expressive cartoon style animation
  • Strong understanding of traditional animation techniques and the principles of character performance such as posing, timing, acting and storytelling techniques.
  • Fluent in Maya
  • Strong work ethic and have the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to solve problems under short deadlines
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take direction well
  • A flexible approach while maintaining consistently high standards
  • Pro-active and have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to communicate creative and technical thoughts
  • Must have the right to work in Australia if you are going to work onsite.

Pluses:

  • Experience leading a team
  • Experience with Shotgun

If you meet the above job requirements and would like to be part of the Plastic Wax story, we’d love to hear from you.

Those who have the right to work in Australia and can join us onsite at our studio will be given preference.

Please submit your resume with link/s to your showreel (please include a shot breakdown) in an email using the relevant subject line:

Subject:  [LEAD or SNR] CHAR ANIMATOR – [YOUR NAME]

Email to: recruitment@plasticwax.com

Please include in the body of your email:

  • your next available date, and
  • where you saw this job post in the body of your email.

We will contact you if your application makes the shortlist.

No phone calls or agencies please.

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2019 Winner IGN Awards – Best Trailer of E3
2019 Winner PromaxGAMES Awards – GOLD
2019 Winner PromaxGAMES Awards – SILVER
2019 Finalist PromaxGAMES Awards

posted 5 Aug 2019

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