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Animator

Krystina Owensby on Feb 6, 2017
Company
Movies, Motion, and Magic, Inc.
Location
Gilbert, United States
Contact Information
Job Category
Animation : 2D Animation
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced
Pay / Salary
Hourly : $11.00 - $17.00
Education Required
High School Diploma
Job Description
Position Summary:
Using storytelling and artistic talents, the Animator creates and brings to life images in narrative sequence for various entertainment media, including film, television, and games.

Responsibilities:
· The animator is responsible for reading written scripts and understanding animation requirements needed for the project.
· Animators must work with the director to develop conceptual designs for characters and setting.
· Must be able to develop conceptual storyboards for initial phases of production and finalized storyboards illustrating a visual frame by frame of the entire sequence.
· Works within the bounds of 2D animation to create a narrative sequence from start to finish.

Qualification Required:
· Prior Experience in 2D animation
· Proficiency in Toon Boom Harmony animation software
· Ability to sketch and work in both physical and digital formats
· Creative visual storytelling skills with presentation abilities
· Ability to interpret written scripts and translate to a visual, frame by frame layout
· Comfortable working within deadlines and budget restrictions
· Ability to work within and/or lead a team of other animators on a project
· Knowledge of the animation process from start to finish
· Ability to communicate with the director and project managers on the development and progress of the production

Language Skills:
Must be able to speak, read, and understand English. Ability to read and interpret scripts and production documents. Ability to write progress and production reports.

Competencies:
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
· Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
· Artistic Skills - Has knowledge and previous experience in hand-drawn art in both physical and digital platforms; Has a wide variety of drawing capabilities and can work within various art styles; Can easily communicate a story through visuals.
· Creative Development Skills-Can identify key visual elements in a written script, has out-of-the-box thinking and unique ideas for bringing characters and stories to life.
· Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and obtains clarification as required; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
· Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Able to read and interpret written information.
· Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports other’s efforts to succeed.
· Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
· Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.
· Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
· Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
· Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
· Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
· Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
· Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
· Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
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