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Lead 3D Animator

Rooster Teeth Productions Austin, TX
  • Posted: October 15, 2019
  • Full-Time
Rooster Teeth Animation is looking for a skilled Lead 3D Animator to become a part of our team. The position involves providing direction, critique and technical notes under the supervision of the Animation Director. This position will animate and be a lead on key frame animation and motion capture animation for a variety of 3D content, and assisting with research and development of rigs and other animation tools. Candidates should be prepared to remotely perform a timed animation test to demonstrate their abilities.

***Portfolios submitted without a demo reel will NOT be considered.***
Responsibilities:
    • Utilizing Maya to produce animated content under direction.
    • Work with the Animation Director to achieve the right look and feel of our shows, providing and responding to critiques and reviews effectively
    • Follow established protocols in file management structure, project organization, and version control.
    • Self-assess progress and utilize time management techniques, as well as production tracking software, to meet deadlines and milestones.
    • Participate in Motion Capture shoots as a performer.
    • Communicate effectively and respectfully.
    • Look ahead to forecast potential technical, production or schedule issues and recommend solutions.
    • Motivate the animation team and act as a mentor in terms of technical/artistic growth
Qualifications:
    • 3+ years working in a production environment in a Leadership Role
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
    • In-depth proficiency with Autodesk Maya
    • Strong sense of visual storytelling (emphasis on character performance, fight choreography, shot composition, and timing)
    • Strong understanding of animation principles
    • Strong leadership skills and self-motivation to help the team complete tasks within a deadline
    • Work well within a team
    • Past experience with motion capture a plus.
    • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud and Shotgun Studio a plus.
Benefits + Perks:
    • 100% Company paid health & dental benefits
    • Use What You Need paid time off
    • 401(k) with a company match
    • Catered meal on Mondays
    • Opportunity for career growth
    • Flexible dress code
    • Kitchen stocked with snacks
    • Pet Friendly
ABOUT ROOSTER TEETH:
Rooster Teeth is a pioneering media and entertainment company responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 45 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to its  RoosterTeeth.com hub and 3 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is a subsidiary of  Otter Media, a WarnerMedia company. Discover more at  RoosterTeeth.com.

Rooster Teeth Productions

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