A Matchmove Roto Animation Artist is responsible for delivering high quality character Roto Animation for feature film. They would be working closely alongside Animators to create animation to match the movement & silhouette of the subject that also behaves realistically in 3D space. Due to visa restrictions candidates need to be eligible to work in the UK or Europe.
- Roto animate characters to accurately match the plate photography at the high level of detail required for feature film
- Work closely with the Roto Animation Supervisor to create an accurate 3D representation of characters and objects in both screen and 3D space for a variety of VFX criteria (eg: CG take over digital character augmentation)
- Be able to follow direction and take ownership of your tasks
- Be able to confidently flag when there are issues and lack of clarity of your tasks, informing relevant supervisors and production managers
- Maintain a positive attitude and accept direction/feedback
- Be conscious of continuity between scenes when working with other Roto Animation Artists on the same character / rig
- Organise your time, collaborate and effectively communicate with your supervisors and team mates
- Liaise with Layout/Animation departments to ensure your work is being correctly implemented downstream
Qualifications and Skills:
- Preferably a similar role with 2 years' experience within feature film
- Knowledge of 3D animation toolsets, comprehensive knowledge of Maya required
- The candidate must thrive in a team environment and enjoy working with other artists
- Candidates should demonstrate a good eye for detail and precision with strong problem-solving skills and be able to self-evaluate their work
- Able to deliver results to a high standard with the aid and direction of the Roto Animation Leads / Supervisors' needs and requirements
- Fundamental understanding of character animation and human motion
- A broad understanding of the overall VFX workflow and needs/requirements of other departments/disciplines
- Able to be adaptable and accepting of changes in a production schedule
- Aware of project schedules and capable of delivering work to deadlines
- Good communication skills, both technically and creatively
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