Animation Directors are responsible for the quality of the animation, for keeping it on brief and for delivering consistent performances by assigning, or casting, the appropriate animators. He/She also make sure the creative desires and production requirements are met.
Works directly with the Head of Production, Post production teams to ensure all technology aspects of animation are ready to deliver the performance the Director requires
Interpret the brief from the Creative team, and transmit it to the animation team
Guide, supervise and review the work produced by the Animators
Responsible for keeping the animation in style throughout the production
Review shots, approve shots, assign revisions, troubleshoot shots
Create visually powerful shots that depict mood, motivation and tendencies of characters within the established story world.
Work with the storyboard/animatic/layout and create feature level, key-framed animation.
Responsible to the production department for delivering the required quota of animation, on time
Keep track of story and continuity issues within the shot sequence
Communicate regularly with the other departments like rigging, art, and production teams to minimize errors and inefficiencies in the production pipeline
Maintains or exceeds consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work
Attend any relevant meetings to promote effective communication throughout the production team
Keep up on current technology trends and tools (hardware and software) that best suit the production (and the company) in the development of a stronger creative technical environment
Work with Producer(s) and Director(s) to formulate bids and time lines for ambiguous sections of the movie involving creativity and technology
7-8 years of experience as supervisor or Animation Director
Demonstrated expertise in the following: animation, rigging, sketching and/or drawing skills
Strong working knowledge of Adobe Flash, Animate CC
Excellent creative and technical communication skills
Lead and motivate a team through changing and often pressured times
Set an optimistic tone on the show and promote communication and teamwork
Demonstrate excellent communication skills in giving constructive feedback to artists when discussing specific shots and sequences
Be able to keep calm in the often challenging, high-pressured and political environment of producing a film