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Character Animator

Samantha Blevinsby on Jul 1, 2019
Columbus, United States
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Job Category
Animation : 3D Character Animation
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Pay / Salary
Annual Salary
Job Description
About OFG:
Ohio Film Group was founded on the simple belief that Columbus has talent. Housed within a state of the art facility on the campus of the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD), OFG offers low cost, high quality production and post-production services. From Hollywood feature films to regional commercials and corporate videos, OFG offers a value driven, world class experience to its clients by utilizing seasoned entertainment veterans in combination with the best and brightest creative talent Columbus has to offer.

Position Overview:
Ohio Film Group is looking for a Character Animator to create the performance of computer graphics characters and objects within a shot, using animation software tools such as Maya to convey emotion, movement action and personality. 1+ years work experience is required in 3D CG for Digital Animation, or Visuals Effects.

Key Responsibilities:

Required Skills:
1+ years experience as a 3D Animator
Proficient animating in Maya
Able to clearly show performance ideas and shot blocking during review
Ability to bring characters to life.
Ability to plan out shots using thumbnail drawings or other forms of thought out planning
Able to collaborate with and take direction from leads and animation supervisors
Strong understanding of timing and weight
Must be open minded in regard to new technologies
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change
Advanced body mechanics and acting skills; feature film animation experience desirable.
Highly creative and detail oriented.
Strong understanding of traditional animation principles.
Consistency in meeting production deadlines and required output.
Excellent communication and teamwork skills with various depts; animators, production, technical and direction.
Flexibility; ability to work with minimum supervision and problem solve.
A firm understanding of an animation pipeline.

Desired Skills & Experience:

Solid organizational skills with adherence to file structures; naming conventions; knowledge and experience using Shotgun. Clean and organized files.
Proven experience in successfully prioritizing task in production environment
Good general knowledge (modeling, rigging, lighting, texturing, etc.)
Bachelor's degree in Animation, Film, Fine Art or Computer Science or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experiences.
Strong technical skills; Knowledge of other softwares and 3D softwares is required such Arnold and Yeti.

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OFG is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
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