Lead Character Rigging TD

Aardman Animations, Bristol
Position: Lead Character Rigging TD
1 Year contract – immediate start
Salary dependent on experience

Aardman Animations are looking for a talented Character Rigging Technical Director to work at our Bristol studio. This position is initially for a period of 1 year with an immediate start.

The CGI department is involved principally in the production of commercials, and occasionally broadcast and short films. It is also involved in the CG aspects of Aardman’s Features slate.

Aardman is a world leader in character animation. You will be expected to lead the department in all of its character modelling and rigging requirements including the development and support of animation tools.

You should be highly proficient in Maya (including Mel scripting skills) and must have experience in a production environment. Experience in other areas of CG production and of character animation would be a bonus.

You should be highly creative in both technical and artistic problem solving, with a positive and pro-active approach. We’d also expect you to be supportive and team focused , with strong communication skills.
Please apply by sending a written application with comprehensive CV together with a showreel (to include details of your input for each shot) to:

Amanda Ososami
HR Department
Aardman Animations Gas Ferry Road Bristol BS1 6UN

Or e mail jobs@aardman.com. A full job description and person specification is available from www.aardman.com/jobs.

The closing date for these positions is Monday 16 March 2009. No applications will be accepted after that date.

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