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  • LEAD ANIMATOR (M / F) ** urgent **

    Project : SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    Position overview

      Mikros Animation Montreal is looking for Lead Animators for its new animated feature ‘SpongeBob SquarePants movie’ (Paramount). The main responsibility of the position will be to manage and mentor a team of animators, and also the animation of characters and props. As the Animation department will start in February

    Responsabilities

      Each Lead will be responsible for the following :  
    • Work directly with the animation supervisor to achieve the director’s vision
    • Lead a team of 8 animators trickling in starting February 2019
    • Research and development of characters
    • Assign shots, working closely with the production coordinator
    • To ensure that any retakes and notes requested by the client are understood and distributed.
    • To creatively direct, train and support your team of artists, developing them, and be a source of inspiration and motivation, building and maintaining the spirit of the department.
    • To meet the animation quotas given by production and communicate with the production team
    • Experience with Shotgun
     

    Competencies

     
    • We are looking for creative Leaders!!! Able to lead, train and support your team of artists, inspire, build and maintain a good spirit within the department
    • Strong knowledge of 3D animation, and experience of the pipeline for making animated features.
    • Understanding of 2D principles/2D animation experience a plus
    • Able to animate in a cartoony style, adaptability
    • Having a good sense of design, appeal and comedic timing
    • Thorough knowledge of Maya is essential.
    • Be able to help your team on a technical level (tools, basic animation techniques,...)
    • Knows how to have fun!
     

    Salary

      Salary according to experience. Canadian residents will be considered a priority → Apply for this position    
  • PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (M / F) ** urgent **

    Project : SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    Position overview

    Mikros Animation Montreal is looking for Production assistants for its new animated feature ‘SpongeBob SquarePants movie’ (Paramount). The main responsibility will be to work day by day, on the floor with the artist, organize the meetings, and follow the advancement of the work, daily reporting to the production coordinator the status of the department and if there is any issue or lack of inventory.  

    Responsibilities

      Tracking  
    • Assist the Production coordinator to ensure all Shotgun statuses are up to date at all times, either during reviews, either immediately out of the review.
    • Hold rounds with the team
    • Maintain the crew planning file (with sickness/holidays/country/start and end date)
    • Update and maintain contact list for the department.
    • Ensure the team have all that they need to hit upcoming milestones/Deliveries and help to chase upstream departments for dependencies.
      Review  
    • Set up review and Dailies sessions and take notes when required by the coordinator.
    • Prepare the room / the playlists and gather the team to ensure that everybody is there on time
      Reporting  
    • Daily reporting back any delays/concerns to the production coordinator and team supervisor/leads
     

    Competencies

    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel software
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French and English
      Additionnal skills  
    • Good organizational and project monitoring skills
    • Ability to demonstrate ability to grasp priorities, meet deadlines and adapt to changes during production
    • Demonstrate autonomy and assiduity
    • Be comfortable with the PC environment
    • Knowing an asset manager like SHOTGUN
    • Being able to work under pressure and keep smiling
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French and English
    • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment
    • A strong passion for visual effects and cinema
    • Professional experience in audiovisual and/or animated feature film is a plus

    Salary

      Depending on experience. Please note Canadian residents are preferred → Apply for this post