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Animation Director

Posted on:

01/08/2020

Closing on:

31/08/2020

Contact email:reshma.ravindran@toonzanimationindia.com

Roles and responsibilities :

Brief description :Professional Experience

·         10 years as Animation Director 

·         15 years of Working with Flash and Toon Boom for animation production

Main Duties / Functions

Anchor·         Works directly with the Director,Head of Production,Layout and Bg department to ensure all technology aspects of animation are ready to deliver as per the show requirements.

·         Interpret the brief from the Director and Producer, and transmit it to the animation team

·         Strong Understanding of capturing the essence of story narrative, timed Storyboards / Animatics  and translate into animation.

·         Guide, supervise and review the work produced by the Animators.

·         Responsible for keeping the animation on model (in style) throughout the production.

·         Strong understanding of drawing human,animal,creature anatomy as per perspectives to deal with dynamic camera angles, foreshortening etc.

·         Provide the main liaison between the animation department and those who are involved in the later stages of the production process.

·         Responsible to the production department for delivering the required quota of animation, on time and on budget.

·         Create, develop, and build consensus between Technology, Artists, and Production Management to assist the Director(s) to realize their vision.

·         Understand the implications of performance, style, quality and continuity, technical, scheduling and budgetary requirements.

·         Keep track of story and continuity issues within the shot sequence.

·         Strong technical understanding in both FLASH and ToonBoom so that if required he/she can perform as working director.

·         Should be able to fix and lock shots in a crisis situation as an animator role.

·         Attend any relevant meetings to promote effective communication throughout the production team.

·         Keep up on current technology trends and tools (hardware and software) that best suit the production (and the company) in the development of a stronger creative technical environment.

·         Work with Technology, Look Development, and Production Management to define and produce R&D goals for the production. These goals should be based on the Look, the pipeline, and workflow of the department.

Anchor·         Works directly with the Director,Head of Production,Layout and Bg department to ensure all technology aspects of animation are ready to deliver as per the show requirements.

·         Interpret the brief from the Director and Producer, and transmit it to the animation team

·         Strong Understanding of capturing the essence of story narrative, timed Storyboards / Animatics  and translate into animation.

·         Guide, supervise and review the work produced by the Animators.

·         Responsible for keeping the animation on model (in style) throughout the production.

·         Strong understanding of drawing human,animal,creature anatomy as per perspectives to deal with dynamic camera angles, foreshortening etc.

·         Provide the main liaison between the animation department and those who are involved in the later stages of the production process.

·         Responsible to the production department for delivering the required quota of animation, on time and on budget.

·         Create, develop, and build consensus between Technology, Artists, and Production Management to assist the Director(s) to realize their vision.

·         Understand the implications of performance, style, quality and continuity, technical, scheduling and budgetary requirements.

·         Keep track of story and continuity issues within the shot sequence.

·         Strong technical understanding in both FLASH and ToonBoom so that if required he/she can perform as working director.

·         Should be able to fix and lock shots in a crisis situation as an animator role.

·         Attend any relevant meetings to promote effective communication throughout the production team.

·         Keep up on current technology trends and tools (hardware and software) that best suit the production (and the company) in the development of a stronger creative technical environment.

·         Work with Technology, Look Development, and Production Management to define and produce R&D goals for the production. These goals should be based on the Look, the pipeline, and workflow of the department.

Preferred skills

Skill Set Required

·         Demonstrated expertise in the following: animation, sketching and drawing skillsStrong working knowledge of Flash and ToonBoom Harmony.
·         Experience in building new pipelines
·         Outstanding understanding of shape, composition, physical motion, weight and balance Traditional animation basic knowledge.
·         Capability in capturing and transmitting the acting personality to the characters.
·         2D traditional animation skills will be taken into consideration.
·         Advanced English level
·         Excellent creative and technical communication skills
·         Demonstrate excellent communication skills in giving constructive feedback to artists when discussing specific shots and sequences
·         Be able to keep calm in the often challenging, high-pressured and political environment of producing a film
·         Lead by example
·         Strong leadership skills
·         Diplomacy and professionalism


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