Framestore

Animator

Framestore

Posted May 19 / London / Full time / On Site

Job description

With a curated roster of Creative Directors, our talented advertising, design, creative technology, immersive and visual effects teams produce captivating content across multiple platforms for global clients.

This includes creating visually striking content from crafting unforgettable theme park attractions, partnering with global brands through our advertising and Design teams, creating stunning VFX for episodic work, and executing pioneering captivating experiences.

Who We Are

Framestore combines talent and technology to bring life to everything we create, whether in film, TV, advertising or immersive experiences. 

Driven by creativity and inspired by the future, we set out every day to reframe the possible.

The Role

As an Animator at Framestore’s London studio, you will work closely with our Animation Leads and Supervisors to produce high-quality keyframe animation that creates compelling, story-driven, and action-packed moments that fit within the style and pacing of the show. 

We're looking for someone who can animate both primary and secondary characters and elements, meet schedules and deadlines, and work efficiently as part of a team or independently to complete assigned shots. 

You'll need excellent communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and the proven ability to work under pressure.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a similar role, thorough knowledge of Maya, an understanding of physical motion, weight, balance, texture, and form, and an understanding of typical rigging set-ups, and animation pipelines. 

They should also be open to direction and be able to embrace change, be reliable, have good timekeeping and have the ability to meet deadlines. 

At Framestore, we believe in creative collaboration and are looking for someone who is committed to it as well.

This is initially a project based contract from June to December 2024 and will be hybrid working from our London studio. 

Due to the nature of the project, we encourage UK citizens or those with the right to work in the UK only to apply. 

  • Animating both primary and secondary characters and elements.
  • Ongoing communication with Production and Lead regarding schedules and deadlines.
  • Working efficiently as part of a team, or independently, to complete assigned shots.
  • Submitting shots for review and follow through with notes and feedback if required.

Job requirements

  • A knowledge of Maya.
  • An understanding of physical motion, weight, balance, texture and form.
  • An understanding of rigs and typical rigging set-ups, animation pipelines and transferring data between tools.
  • Being open to direction and able to embrace change.
  • Reliable, with good timekeeping and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Adaptability and the willingness to learn new processes and technical skills.

Desirable Experience

  • A knowledge of Modeling, Rigging and Mel/Python scripting.
  • A traditional animation and/or art background.
  • Knowledge of human and animal anatomy as well as life-drawing skills.

Our Commitment

Framestore is proud to employ extraordinary talent across all genders, races, nationalities, religions, ages, abilities, and sexual preferences. We aim to encourage and support all of our current and future employees to achieve their potential. No job applicant will receive less favourable treatment on any basis when applying for a career with us.

Application Process

To apply, please complete the linked application form or submit your resume and portfolio to recruiters@framestore.com with the subject line: [Animator, Advertising, Episodic TV and Immersive - London].

Application Deadline

The application closing date is the 7th June 2024

Framestore is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

What if i don't have every skill you're looking for?

The requirements listed in our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. You don’t have to satisfy every requirement or meet every qualification listed. If your skills are transferable and you feel like the role is right for you then we encourage you to apply. Applying gives you the opportunity to be considered for this role or for other roles that we might have coming up.