Lead Animator

Melbourne, Australia /
Please note that this position will need to be held during Melbourne's studio hours of Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm AEST. If you reside interstate or overseas, the team requires you to offset your hours to match the studio.

You Can

    • Actively promote and communicate sound solutions to technical and design issues related to animation
    • Maintain and communicate a strong knowledge of innovative production technologies and the capabilities/limitations of these technologies as they relate to project goals
    • Mentor and lead by example less experienced artists, providing them with support, guidance, and instruction in areas that provide for their artistic and professional growth
    • Meet project deadlines/milestones, as set by the production department
    • Actively participate in team/department meetings
    • Consistently exercises sound judgment in all areas of performance
    • Demonstrate a broad range of character animation and acting skills. This includes a deep understanding of the principles of animation, and how to best employ those principles to create performance that supports both the characters and story goals of the show.

You Have

    • Minimum five years experience in production 
    • Three or more titles as a Lead Animator
    • A solid grasp on the principles of motion, timing, anticipation, follow-through, squash and stretch, forward/inverse kinematics, and other facets of both 2D and 3D animation
    • Good understanding of the principles of cinematography including use of lenses, positioning and moving the camera, etc
    • Exceptional skill in animating the human bipedal figure as well as other organic forms
    • Strong technical mind
    • Great creative sensibilities
    • Ability to take direction and a willingness to address comments and make changes
    • Ability to communicate with colleagues and work as part of a team
    • Knowledge of Maya required
    • Must be a team player
    • A 'get it done' attitude
    • Willingness to learn new things
    • Assist production in other parts of the pipeline if needed
    • Experience with RV and Motion Capture
    • Any additional software knowledge or skill sets

    • Come as you are, Luma is an equal opportunity employer.