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Animator

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Walt Disney Animation Studios

Job Summary:

Animators, grab your reels and prepare to do the best work of your life!

Be part of the longest running animation team in history. Work alongside legends. Use your animation powers for good and touch the hearts of millions of people around the globe.

We want versatile CG Character Animators who show outstanding understanding of acting, appeal, entertainment, weight, locomotion, anatomy, and dialogue. If you’re funny too, that’s a plus. We want artists with a strong point of view who put a personal spin on their work.

All positions are based in our Burbank, California studios for Moana 2.

What You Will Do

Effectively tell the story in a meaningful way through vibrant and compelling character acting and movement
Create quality animation using digital tools for feature films and other related projects
Receive assigned shots in sequence review with the Directors providing general guidance
Plan shots with an understanding of story/character context
Block animation using audio dialog track
Clearly show performance ideas and shot blocking in Director review (animation dailies)
Closely Collaborate with and take direction from Directors and Animation Supervisors in a feature film environment
Implement changes and completely finish shots in accordance with production schedule
Develop a solid understanding of vital production tools
Maintain an open and professional demeanor regarding direction, changes and shifting requirements

Requirements

A reel that is no more than 2 minutes in length of character animation that illustrates visual storytelling, believable expressions, emotional states, personality, appeal, entertainment, clear timing, weight, physics, balance, and staging
Proficiency in Presto, Maya or equivalent software required

Preferred Qualifications

Background in traditional hand-drawn, computer, or stop-motion animation a plus

Education

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience