Senior Rigger

Cinesite Vancouver Inc is hiring a Rigger for our exciting new feature film project, The Addams Family.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Build robust character rigs to Theatrical Feature standard
  • Maintain and improve existing rigs, RnD new technique for future rigs
  • Maximize the use of existing assets while developing a flexible framework for future projects
  • Develop and maintain animation tools and character interfaces
  • Pose/animation library
  • Animation utilities
  • Dynamic parenting
  • Continue to develop character pipeline and rigging script libraries
  • Assist animators with shot specific technical issues
  • Develop crowd system to speed up layout and animation of highly populated shots
  • Evaluate and recommend tools/plug-ins or software to help improve production output
Requirements:
  • 3-5+ years proven experience in animation/feature film/broadcast visual effects production
  • Thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to character rigging and animation
  • Understanding of puppet and control philosophy
  • Excellent understanding of anatomy, volumes and masses, dynamics and character motion
  • Excellent understanding of the animation process, from storyboard to modeling to texturing, animation and rendering
  • Production knowledge of Maya, Python and MEL required
  • BC residents preferred, but not required

Please submit your application as an online submission via this website.  If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly.  If it is not retained for this position it will stay on file for future opportunities.

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