Animation Supervisor

The Role:

The Animation Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of an animation team, including animation leads. In collaboration with the Director and VFX Supervisor, the Animation Supervisor is responsible for directing and maintaining the continuity of performance of all digital characters or creatures on a project. The role also requires a thorough knowledge of the relevant technologies in the field of CG animation.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director to develop the performance of animated characters or creatures.
  • Convey the Director’s vision to the animation team
  • Provide project schedules and manage the animation team to the successful delivery of shots within those schedules.
  • Work with animation leads to properly cast shots to animators and ensure continuity of performance.
  • Work across departments to develop the pipeline needed to deliver high-quality animation.
  • Work with the Modelling Department to ensure that models are suitable for rigging.
  • Work with the Rigging Department to ensure the delivery of a rig that will meet an animator’s need for control, functionality, usability and performance.
  • Work with R&D Department to help develop cutting edge tools and technology to aid in delivering a high-quality animation performance.

We’d like to talk to you if you have the following:

  • Previous CG experience, ideally
  • Prior experience of leading teams
  • Experience working directly with clients/directors
  • Ability to perform visual and analytical problem solving in 3-dimensional space, including the ability to accurately interpret 3D layouts and analyse 3D form.
  • Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks.


What can we offer?

Cinesite offers a positive, creative environment where the world’s leading animation and effects artists are encouraged and supported to develop and produce challenging, cutting-edge , award-winning work.

We work as a collective, where excellence, expertise and expression are valued by all; where we collaborate with some of the world’s leading creative thinkers and produce work to which we are proud to put our name.

If you want to be part of the Cinesite story, please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly. If your application is not retained for this position, it will stay on file for future opportunities.