Lead Animator

Surfing Giant Studios

Manchester, United Kingdom

Surfing Giant Europe is looking for an experienced Lead Animator to join our talented team to work on a high-profile Disney Junior Series, “Hey A.J”, which will be appearing on the Disney Jr. Channel and Disney+.

The successful Lead Animator candidate will: 

  • Have previous experience of working on high profile animated series in a similar role for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Toon Boom puppet animation experience is essential.
  • Proficiency animating with rigs in Toon Boom Harmony software.
  • To oversee 4 animators within the team and give constructive feedback.
  • To review completed shots and complete a technical animation pass ensuring the characters are on model, hook-ups have been adhered to, poses have been matched and the animation brief has been followed.
  • To assist the Animation Directors in assigning shots.
  • Strong drawing ability.
  • To assist the Animation Directors in creating an Animation bible for new members of the team.
  • Experience with tracking and reviewing software.
  • To highlight potential re-use and library content.
  • To create approved animation cycles prior to full production commencing.
  • To review the animation team alongside the Animation Directors.
  • Be willing to take on constructive feedback.
  • Have excellent communication skills, high attention to detail and good organisation skills.
  • Report to the Animation Directors.

Please send applications while stating the role you are applying for & your full name in the SUBJECT box, along with link containing your most recent portfolio/CV. Tests may be required for applicants.

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