Animation Director - Rooster Teeth

Austin, TX
Entertainment – 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 studio responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 30 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub and 2 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Fullscreen Media, a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com

Fullscreen, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, or disability.