Rigging Supervisor

Madrid, Spain

Animation - Madrid

Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
 
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.

As the Rigging Supervisor, you will work closely with a variety of departments, including R&D, Art, Modelling, Layout and Animation to develop, implement and support character and prop deformation rigs for use in both layout and animation. By working together, you will bring the characters to life, defining and creating state-of-the-art deformation and animation rigs for a wide range of character styles and art direction.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise and mentor the rigging team by identifying skills and preferences to meet production requirement and deadlines.
  • Design and maintain a modeling topology conducive to the storyboarded range of deformations in line with the modeling department.
  • Work closely with animators to provide and refine full-range articulation of expressions and body movement needed to support a characters’ acting range in the film.
  • Follow a brief to produce complex production-ready, high-quality rig deformations.
  • Keep up with current artistic methodologies and technology trends and tools that best suit the production and the company.
  • Design and maintain Master Rigs that can be re-used as a basis for articulating similar characters or applying existing Rigs to newly created character sculpts.
  • Develop new techniques and ideas for user interfaces, deformation tools and character-specific rigging solutions.
  • Participate in turnover meetings, asset breakdowns, and bidding/re-bidding over the course of the project.

Requirements

  • 8+ years of professional experience in VFX or animation industries.
  • 4+ years of experience as Lead in the animation industry with production knowledge in rigging and deformation.
  • An impressive reel, demonstrating attention to facial surface detail, underlying facial anatomy and credible and organic facial expressions, as well as figure anatomy- biped and quadruped.
  • Proficient in English.

Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
 
Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.

 

Only applications submitted through the linked job form will be considered.

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