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Late Night Cartoons - Digital Animation Lead


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York
Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance (Non-Staff)

●    Work in tandem with Directors, Assistant Directors and Animation TD to assign tasks to Animation Team.
●    Utilize Ftrack, to handout, track, review and approve animation assignments.
●    Review, note, approve, and re-assign tasks as necessary.
●    Provide feedback on shot composition, animation and acting as necessary.
●    Guide animation team in execution of their shots.
●    View Animatics; prepare questions/flag concerns to discuss with the Director and AD.
●    Collaborate with Director to visually problem solve on occasion.
●    Attend kickoffs and take notes and prepare any questions or concerns.
●    Identify tasks or assets that should be prioritized to prevent bottlenecks.
●    Occasionally field questions on behalf of Director/AD when necessary.
●    Communicate with Digital Asset Management team when an asset needs to be located or when assets need to be retroactively updated (i.e. A reusable Rig, Drawn Animation File, Design has been adjusted to work more cohesively in Performance Department).
●    Perform compositing tasks as necessary.
●    Animate rigged Adobe After Effects and Character Animator puppets.
●    Adjust or revise existing shots for reuse.


●    Previous Leadership experience preferred.
●    Strong knowledge of After Effects, both for Compositing and Puppeted Animation.
●    Strong sense of acting and timing for character based animation.
●    Knowledge of Animation Production Pipeline from Storyboard to Post is a must.
●    Understanding specifics of rigging and puppets.
●    Experience with Adobe Character Animator a major plus.
●    Reel demonstrating experience animating digital puppets.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City