Location: Montreal

Under the supervision of the Head of Animation, the Animation Supervisor is responsible for the work delivered by the Animation department on a project. He establishes, in collaboration with the Department Supervisor, the working methods of his team, taking into account the requirements of the pipeline, both technical/methodological, present and future. He supervises, guides and develops his team and acts as mentor of his specialty. His great knowledge of the team’s abilities allows him to delegate certain tasks to employees determined.

Key Responsibilities

Oversee the creation of high quality, visually stunning, hyper realistic animation for creatures, characters and objects on our shows
Organize meetings and dailies with animation artists to keep track of the work. Fully responsible for providing artistic and technical notes to the animators
Work closely with the CG Supervisor and VFX Supervisor to find the best creative and technical solutions
Act as a mentor and inspire, motivate and develop the talent of the animators
On smaller shows and during pre-production, act as an artist, and create high end, hyper realistic animation, setting the quality standards for the animation team to follow
Assist the Animation Department Supervisor in developing the talent and culture of the team. Ensures that Rodeo quality standards are met
Ongoing communication with Production regarding the teams' schedules and deadlines

Qualifications & Experience

7+ years of experience in a VFX studio
Excellent understanding of body mechanics, acting, posing and storytelling techniques
Knowledge of scripting, Mel or Python
Excellent knowledge of Maya
Experience with Linux
Traditional animation or artistic background
Understanding of Rigging and Modeling
Experience working with motion capture data
Experience in hyper realistic facial animation

Profile & Skills

Self-driven and a great-team player
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Proven skills as a mentor, manager and leader
Ability to perform multiple tasks, set priorities and problem solving
Work ethic focused on the dynamism and collaboration

It could be you