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Animation Director

This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining the quality and consistency of the character performance. They interpret the brief from the Director and then guide, supervise and review the work produced by the Animators. They need to understand the implications of performance, style, quality, continuity, technical, scheduling and budgetary requirements. Remote working options. Open to South African, Irish and International applicants.
Starts 1 February 2022

Character Animator

Senior and mid-level character animators with a strong sense of performance, weight, timing to create compelling and appealing character animation. Maya based. Remote working options. Open to South African, Irish and International applicants.
Starts 1 January 2022

Compositing Artist

Compositing artists with experience in working with compositing shots for animation, with a keenly developed sense of composition, colour and continuity to ensure consistent high quality final picture. Fluency in Nuke or similar compositing package required. Remote working options. Open to South African, Irish and International applicants.
Starts 1 May 2022

FX Artist/TD

Senior, mid and junior FX artists with experience in creating solutions for complex and aesthetically pleasing effects with fluids, hair, fur and cloth. Houdini based. Remote working options. Open to South African, Irish and International applicants.
Starts 1 February 2022

Layout Artist

Lead, Senior, Mid and Junior roles. Layout artists with strong creative and technical skills to establish placement and composition of characters, cameras and environmental elements for complex shots. Remote working options. Open to South African, Irish and International applicants.
Starts 1 February 2022

Layout Artist

Senior, Mid and Junior roles. Layout artists translate the 2d storyboards into 3d space, establishing composition, character placement and movement, camera placement and movement, and shot timing. Remote working options. Open to South African, Irish and International applicants.
Starts 1 February 2022

Lighting Artist

Lighting Artists with a strong sense of lighting, colour and mood to meet creative brief and ensure a high standard of visual quality. Experience with Houdini, Arnold and Nuke required. Remote working options. Open to South African, Irish and International applicants.
Starts 1 March 2022

Lookdev/Surfacing Supervisor

Develop and define the look for a variety of different CG animated short film projects, as well help to further develop our latest Lookdev workflow, giving input and direction on the best practices to the Lookdev teams on each project. . Houdini/Substance software required. Remote working options. Open to South African, Irish and International applicants.
Starts 1 February 2022

Production Manager (Technical)

Mid level role. Coordinate, organise and manage the workload and prioritisation of tasks from various productions for the IT and Pipeline Development teams. Facilitating communication with the rest of the studio for maximum efficiency and support to the creative process. Remote working options. South African applicants preferred, but open to Irish and International applicants.
Starts 1 February 2022

Render Wrangler

The Render Wrangler is responsible for managing and tracking all aspects of rendering on the production. This includes prioritisation and scheduling of the render queue, monitoring and recording rendering progress and quality, and projecting rendering timeframes to ensure a constant supply of rendered frames to the relevant departments.
Starts 1 April 2022

Rig-testing Animator

Animators with experience in working with complex character rigs who are able to test and give feedback to the Rigging team to improve the poseability, interactivity, interface and speed of the rigs.Remote working options. Open to South African, Irish and International applicants.
Starts 1 February 2022

Rigging Artist

Rigging artist with experience in delivering high quality rigs to the animation team that are able to achieve the range of movement and speed of interaction while ensuring the integrity and appeal of the character design is preserved. Experience with Python will be an advantage.
Starts 1 February 2022

Set Dressing Artist

Senior, Mid and Junior roles. Set Dressing artists with strong creative and technical skills to establish placement and composition of environmental elements for complex sets. Houdini based. Remote working options. Open to South African, Irish and International applicants.
Starts 1 February 2022

Software Developer for Animation Pipeline

Pipeline TD’s required for animated film pipeline. Must have demonstrable experience or qualifications. Preferably you’d have experience in the CG animation industry, working in Python, and with knowledge of Maya, Houdini, Nuke and Shotgrid.
Starts 1 February 2022

Surfacing Artist

Lead, Senior, Mid and Junior roles. Texturing and shading artists with experience in delivering high quality texture detail on characters, props and environmental assets. Remote working options. Open to South African, Irish and International applicants.
Starts 1 March 2022

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