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Mikros Animation: Rigging Supervisor

Mikros Animation

This is a Full-time position in Laval, QC posted July 25, 2021.

Company DescriptionMikros Animation is a global CGI animation studio located in Paris, Montreal, Los Angeles, Bangalore and London, dedicated to feature films and episodic content.

Since its inception, Mikros Animation has always put creativity and CG artistry at the heart of its animation and production activities, allowing our artists to work across a great variety of stories with a high level of stylized craft.

So far, Mikros Animation has contributed to ten released feature animations and to numerous high-quality animated series, for the world’s best-known animation studios, either as creative studio, line producer or executive producer.

Mikros Animation has also produced more than 250 hours of programming, broadcast by notable channels including Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, TF1, France TV, Gulli, M6, Gloob, and Super RTL.

Our animated episodic content airs and streams globally, in over 180 countries.At Mikros Animation, we believe great animation is about making real connections with real people.

By partnering with filmmakers to unite their creative visions, with our industry-leading craftsmanship and artistry, we create characters that connect with audiences on an authentic and emotional level to bring powerful stories to life.Job DescriptionThe Rigging Supervisor is responsible for designing, creating and maintaining skeletons of characters, vehicles and accessories that enable the Animation team to achieve the desired results.

They are also responsible for communicating with other team leaders and supporting the coordination of tasks between the Production team and the rigging artists.Under the supervision of the Production Manager and the CG Supervisor, they must provide their team with the guidance and training necessary to meet objectives.

They are responsible for the whole Rigging process.

As department supervisor, they bring and implement their expertise both technically and artistically for the realization of the project.Our future Rig supervisor will have to combine technical and artistic know-how with strong leadership.

Their enthusiasm and sense of initiative should be a driving force and inspire their team to surpass themselves.

They will play a central role in ensuringMikroscontinues to create top-class feature entertainment.ResponsibilitiesWork closely with the Modeling Supervisor and the Animation Supervisor to define the most effective model topologies for animation and propose technical solutions to meet the artistic demands of the department.Participate with the RnD department in the development of internal rigging tools.Develop, manage and maintain the schedule and production quotas in agreement with the team coordinator ; Assign, supervise and verify the work of the Rigging team; Manage available resources in consideration of project expectations and demands.Keep the CG and Production Supervisors informed of any issues related to staffing, resources and deadlines.Organize and facilitate team meetings; Inform team of changes and novelties related to the project; Train and supervise team throughout the production; Evaluate each artist on his performances; Participate actively in the selection of new artists; Support and facilitate the integration of new employees; Attend and participate in supervisors’ meetingsKeep abreast of new rigging technologies and techniques.Adopt a positive attitude and demonstrate professionalism.Be a team leader: lead, train and support your team of artists, be a source of inspiration, build and maintain team spiritPerform other related duties as assigned by management; QualificationsBachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.At least four years of rigging experience for animated films.At least two years of experience as a rigging team leader.Good understanding of the work processes of animation and modeling.Good understanding of human and animal forms, as well as biomechanics.Mastery of the current versions of Maya.Knowledge of Python and MEL Script.Knowledge of API C and Maya interfaces an asset.Ability to understand and use mathematical concepts, especially trigonometry and linear algebra, is an asset.Strong problem solving skills.Adaptable.Ability to multitask and prioritize.Additional InformationPlease click here to review our privacy notices for job applicants.If you require assistance applying, please reach out to talent@thefocus.com and we’ll be happy to assist.TECHNICOLOR IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERTechnicolor complies and prohibits against discrimination on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, medical condition (including genetic characteristics), mental and/or physical disability or handicap, marital status, sex, age, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, familial status, registered domestic partner status, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions and any other characteristic or activity protected by federal, state/provincial or local law.