The Cycle Animator is a crucial role in the Crowds Department, creating animation that will be propagated throughout crowd elements in shots small and large. Animation is to be done on a variety of characters depending on a project’s needs. A Cycle Animator needs to have a keen sense of performance that both stands out in quality and grasps the interactions necessary when duplicated into large groups.
Job DutiesCreates additional single-use animation to be used on promoted background characters.Cycles to be used on background generic characters fulfilling the shows needs and must maintain a high standard of quality.Works closely with the Crowds Supervisor and Head of Character Animation to create needed performances.Understands the technical requirements of a crowd system and works well with the concepts of looping and transitioning animation.
● An enthusiasm towards animation for crowds
● Submission of a demo reel that displays mastery of character mechanics and emoting character personality in CG
● Solid understanding of animation software like Maya
● Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
● Must be willing to work in Glendale, CA
● Experience working with Cycle Animation
● 2+ years of professional CG experience preferred
● Character Performance experience a plus
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