Animator - Made By Maddie

Mainframe Studios is on the lookout for an experienced Animator on an exciting upcoming TV Series, Made By Maddie. Created by Paula Rosenthal, and Produced by Silvergate Media (known for Sunny Day and Peter Rabbit), this animated series follows a little girl, Maddie, in the high fashion world as she makes everything around her a bit brighter, bolder and more brilliant, one design fix at a time.

Under the guidance of the Supervisor, Leads and/or Principals, on a CG animated project, the Animator creates animation that supports the overall creative vision for the story.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Under the leadership of the Supervisor and/or Leads, follows the established style of performance for the project.
  • As requested, collaborates to create and determine unique traits for characters and/or objects to be animated.
  • Delivers assignments per project schedules and set quotas.
  • Works to ensure balance, composition and timing requirements are implemented in a way that supports story and character performance.
  • Creatively enhances material in order to achieve set standards of performance and complexity.
  • Interprets and implements notes and feedback from Director(s), Supervisors or Leads in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
  • Adheres to digital file management protocols.
  • Aligns and engages with the values of Mainframe: a culture of community, connectivity, creativity and collaboration.
  • Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience is preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.
  • Demonstrated understanding of principles of animation.
  • Working knowledge of anatomy, perspective and composition.  Background in classical animation is preferred.
  • Proficiency in using Maya is required.
  • Strong aesthetic skills including staging and timing.
  • Ability to communicate and/or demonstrate ideas clearly and concisely.  Practices attentive and active listening.  Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Director/Supervisor.
  • Makes decisions in a timely manner.  Accepts accountability for own actions.
  • Solid work ethic and positive attitude.  Ability to work under pressure.  Self-motivated and pro-active.  Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
  • Efficient and detail oriented.
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to deliver work on time and fulfill production quota.