Animation Director - Rooster Teeth

Austin, TX
Content & Production
Full-time

Fullscreen’s Rooster Teeth Studio is a fast paced, rapidly growing team that creates award winning shows and feature length productions targeting gamers, anime fans and a wide range of others for both it’s own web platforms and others including YouTube, Netflix, Go90 and CrunchyRoll.  Rooster Teeth is looking for an Animation Director to join our award winning team. This person will be responsible for overseeing high end animation production while working with the animation team to adopt practices that improve technical process and performance quality. The Animation Director needs to be able to work with our tech team in order to create specifications for new scripts and tool improvements. The Animation Director will work closely with the Director, so that in turn, the Animation Director understands both overall performance style guidelines for any given show, as well as what the specific goals are for any given moment of the show, and working with the animators to achieve that vision. This position in based in Austin, TX.

Responsibilities

    • Review, provide animation direction, mentor, and give constructive feedback to other animators in order to improve both their aesthetic and technical performance
    • Work closely with producers and other teams in the production pipeline to ensure a collaborative, efficient logistical approach to creating animation
    • Work closely with engineering and technical artists to help establish new tools, pipelines, and processes for the production’s animation assets
    • Provide direct education as well as help plan additional external educational resources, to ensure long term growth and improvement on the team
    • Interact with directors to establish animation styles, intent for each moment of performance, and improve overall quality of each production

Qualifications

    • 10+ years of experience in the animation industry with a focus on character performance
    • Extensive knowledge of animation techniques and theories, with an emphasis on 3D animation
    • Maya Experience Required
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Strong understanding of animation workflows and toolsets
    • Ability to meet deadlines and work in a production pipeline
    • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
    • Proven record of creating animation with a high quality bar
    • Must be able to motivate and mentor other artists, and collaborate well with other developers in a team environment
    • Solid knowledge of current animation techniques and technical solutions
    • Must provide references

Bonus Points

    • 2D animation skills a plus

Perks + Benefits

    • 100% Company paid health & dental benefits
    • 401(k) with a company match
    • Use what you need paid time off
    • Opportunity for career growth
    • Flexible dress code
    • Kitchen stocked with snacks
    • Pet Friendly

ABOUT ROOSTER TEETH: Rooster Teeth is a pioneering creative production studio responsible for award-winning online videos such as "Red vs. Blue," the longest-running web series in history; globally acclaimed animated series "RWBY;" comedy gamer series, "The Gauntlet;" comedy series "Rooster Teeth Shorts;" and "Immersion," a show that tests video game concepts in the real world. Rooster Teeth founded and operates "Achievement Hunter," the popular gaming website, and produces the award-winning "Rooster Teeth Podcast," voted Best Gaming Podcast at the 2013 Podcast Awards. With a dedicated worldwide fan community, Rooster Teeth created RTX, an annual gaming and Internet convention held in Austin, TX, which attracts tens of thousands of gamers, online video fans and Rooster Teeth community members from around the world. The Rooster Teeth YouTube channel became the 4th most viewed YouTube channel in the world (non-music) in 2013.  The Rooster Teeth multi-channel network has over 20 million YouTube subscribers and more than 5 billion views, and the Rooster Teeth website has 3 million unique monthly visitors with 1.8 million registered community members. Founded by Matt Hullum and Burnie Burns, Rooster Teeth is a subsidiary of Fullscreen, Inc., a global media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at http://www.roosterteeth.com.