Animation Supervisor - Vancouver

Vancouver /
3D – Animation /
Contract - Artist
Scanline VFX is an award-winning visual effects studio, with locations in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, London, Seoul, Munich, and Stuttgart. Attracting talent from around the world, current work includes Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom, The Flash, and Stanger Things Season 4.

Come and join an innovative and collaborative team and be challenged to do the best work of your career alongside some of the best talent from around the globe. 

The Animation Supervisor oversees the day-to-day operations of the animation department. They are responsible for expediting high-quality character, creature, and object animation for photo-realistic feature films.


    • Partners with studio leadership to deliver the highest quality animation
    • Works with animators and cross-department supervisors to identify and solve problems, both technically and artistically
    • Liaises with other production team members to ensure production deadlines are met


    • Minimum eight (8) years of visual effects production and leadership experience for live action feature films
    • Proven technical and leadership capabilities
    • Experience in leading, mentoring, and training large teams
    • Exceptional organizational skills; understands how to prioritize tasks, assignments with team skills
    • Expert kowledge of Nuke and Maya is required
    • 3ds Max, Photoshop, and Zbrush experience is a plus
    • Must have a strong sense of animation: acting, staging, posing, weight, timing, storytelling, and staying on model
    • Strong understanding of the language of the camera; framing, perspective, lenses, coverage, continuity, camera movement, blocking, etc.
    • Strong understanding of the principles of animation, exceptional artistic skills
    • Solid animation grounding, preferably action-oriented; previs experience is a plus
    • Solid camera animation work (laying out shots, staging, using film cameras or on-set experience)
    • A good attitude and ability to smoothly change and adapt with the project
    • Background or experience in fine arts, which shows a thorough understanding of physical motion, weight, and balance
    • Knowledge of human and animal anatomy as well as life drawing skills is desirable
    • Ability to debug technical problems and follow up with the team to ensure animation is implemented

We offer extended medical, disability and dental insurance.

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