3D Animator

3D Animator

The Creative department is responsible for managing and producing all visual content that is required across the various departments within the organisation. This may include advertising material (print/digital/online) for Marketing and Sales and Partnership, support collateral for Programming and other internal documents.

Creative is made up of Graphic Designers, Illustrators, Photographers, Videographers, Video Editors, 3D Animators and Artists. During the event, there may be additional temporary Photographers and Videographers to help manage the workload.

3D Animators report directly to the CG Supervisor and Creative Director and will be given either a solo brief or collaborate with other Artists on the same project.

Projects available may include promotional videos, short episodic commercials or other internally initiated projects.

We recommend those who have studied an Animation Course, or are currently working in the industry, or have a strong passion for 3D Art and Animation for game or film to apply for this position.

Responsibilities include:

    • A good sense of narrative storytelling, comic timing and visual language
    • Solid knowledge of animation workflows, basic character rigs and storyboard interpretation
    • Able to collaborate with other Artists in the team to achieve the brief
    • Ability to create animation blocking for review, character animation and key posing
    • Taking in feedback from the Director to align to SMASH! theme and brand
    • Ensure a high level of communication is maintained with Media Production staff
    • Interact with tracking systems, adhere to SMASH’s production management procedures and backup process.
    • Strong understanding of the principals of animation
    • Distribute and share knowledge regularly to assist in ongoing development of content.
  • Have intimate software knowledge of at least 2 of the following CG packages:
    • Maya
    • Unreal Engine 
    • Blender
  • Able to execute at least 1 of the following at a high level:
    • Character animation
    • Rigging
  • Previsualisation
  • Contactable on a regular basis via email and Slack.
  • Strong communication skills in English.
  • Attend meetings, workshops and activities as required.
  • Previous volunteer or customer service experience

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