2D Character Animator

The SPA Studios
Madrid, Spain
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

Klaus is a feature length animated film from The SPA Studios.

The SPA Studios are using digital tools to reimagine the charm of classical 2d animation blended, with unique cutting edge digital techniques that adds a fresh volumetric look, lighting and texturing that people have to come to expect in family movies.

Responsibilities

  • Create character animation with convincing motion and performances.  Your work will give life to the storylines and characters in the film. 
  • Match design references and styles
  • Ensure synchronization of frames and audio
  • Be self-motivated and have the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Deliver animated footage according to production deadlines and quota schedules
  • Have an appreciation of accuracy and pay close attention to detail ensuring the work moves efficiently through the animation pipeline
  • Collaborate with production crew (designers, directors etc.)

Skills & Requirements

Requirements

  • Proven experience as a character animator
  • Have an excellent understanding of the principles of animation and filmmaking
  • Have acting skills, combined with a good sense of design that matches supervisor direction.
  • Be self-motivated and comfortable working with deadlines and budget restrictions
  • Teamwork and excellent communication skills
  • Be able to take direction and be willing to address constructive feedback
  • Show respect for the procedures and requirements of the studio production and pipeline
  • Toon Boom knowledge is a plus but not essential (training can be provided)
  • Ability to relocate to Madrid and right to work is a bonus
  • English is a must, as the work will be developed in this language

How to Apply

Please apply via The SPA Studios website

About the Company

The SPA Studios offers the highest quality in Animation, Content & Visual Development, Character Design and Storyboarding. Founded by Sergio Pablos (Director, Screenwriter and Animator), our clients include Netflix, Universal, Blue Sky, Warner and Disney among other intrustry leading companies.

The studio credits include: Despicable me, RIO, Foosbal, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Tarzan, Treasure Planet...and we are currently in production with Netflix’ biggest animation project: KLAUS.