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Warner Bros. has tapped “The Book of Life” director Jorge Gutierrez to develop the “Billion Brick Race” project in a studio off-shoot from its Lego franchise.

“Billion Brick Race,” which has not yet been greenlit by the studio, was previously in development with Jason Segel and Drew Pearce. Producers are Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Roy Lee. Chris McKay and Jill Wilfert of Lego are executive producing.


The Most Beautiful Shots in The History of Disney

A new compilation of gorgeous shots throughout the history of Disney animation has been edited together by Jorge Luengo Ruiz.


15th Annual VES Award Nominees

Via Jeff Heusser,  FX Guide, 

Nominees for the 15th Annual VES Awards were announced today by the Visual Effects Society. Nominating panels were held in the San Francisco Bay Area, London, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Sydney, Vancouver and Los Angeles. On-Line Viewing & Voting (Members Only) will commence January 21st, followed by the Awards to be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Congratulations to all the Nominees:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

Doctor Strange
Stephane Ceretti, Susan Pickett, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, Paul Corbould

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Christian Manz,Olly Young, Tim Burke, Pablo Grillo, David Watkins

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Frazer Churchill, Hal Couzens, Andrew Lockley, Jelmer Boskma, Hayley Williams

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
John Knoll, Erin Dusseault, Hal Hickel, Nigel Sumner, Neil Corbould

The Jungle Book
Robert Legato, Joyce Cox, Andrew R. Jones, Adam Valdez, JD Schwalm


Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

Allied
Kevin Baillie, Sandra Scott, Brennan Doyle, Viktor Muller, Richard Van Den Bergh

Deepwater Horizon
Craig Hammack, Petra Holtorf-Stratton, Jason Snell
John Galloway
Burt Dalton

Jason Bourne
Charlie Noble, Dan Barrow, Julian Gnass, Huw Evans, Steve Warner

Silence
Pablo Helman, Brian Barlettani, Ivan Busquets, Juan Garcia, R. Bruce Steinheimer

Sully
MIchael Owen,Tyler Kehl, Mark Curtis, Bryan Litson, Steven Riley


Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature

Finding Dory
Angus MacLane, Lindsey Collins- p.g.a., John Halstead, Chris J. Chapman

Kubo and the Two Strings
Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner, Steve Emerson, Brad Schiff

Moana
Kyle Odermatt, Nicole P. Hearon, Hank Driskill, Ian Gooding

The Little Prince
Mark Osborne, Jinko Gotoh, Pascal Bertrand, Jamie Caliri

Zootopia
Scott Kersavage, Bradford S. Simonsen, David Goetz, Ernest J. Petti


Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Black Mirror; Playtest
Justin Hutchinson-Chatburn, Russell McLean, Grant Walker, Christopher Gray

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards
Joe Bauer, Steve Kullback, Glenn Melenhorst, Matthew Rouleau, Sam Conway

Stranger Things; Demogorgon
Marc Kolbe, Aaron Sims, Olcun Tan

The Expanse; Salvage
Robert Munroe, Clint Green, Kyle Menzies, Tom Turnbull

Westworld; The Bicameral Mind
Jay Worth, Elizabeth Castro, Bobo Skipper, Gustav Ahrén


Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Black Sails; XX
Erik Henry, Terron Pratt, Aladino Debert, Yafei Wu, Paul Stephenson

Penny Dreadful; The Day Tennyson Died
James Cooper, Bill Halliday, Sarah McMurdo, Mai-Ling Lee

Roots; Night One
Simon Hansen, Paul Kalil, Theo le Roux Preist, Wicus Labuschagne, Max Poolman

The Man in the High Castle; Volkshalle
Lawson Deming, Cory Jamieson, Casi Blume, Nick Chamberlain

Vikings; The Last Ship
Dominic Remane, Mike Borrett, Ovidiu Cinazan, Paul Wishart, Paul Byrne


Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Brian Horton, Keith Pope, David Johnson, Tobias Stromvall

Dishonored 2; Crack in the Slab
Sebastien Mitton, Guillaume Curt, Damien Laurent, Jean-Luc Monnet

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Virtual Reality
Andy Rowans-Robinson, Karen Czukerberg, John Montefusco, Corrina Wilson, Resh Sidhu

Gears of War 4
Kirk Gibbons, Zoe Curnoe, Aryan Hanbeck, Colin Penty

Quantum Break
Janne Pulkkinen, Elmeri Raitanen, Matti Hamalainen, Ville Assinen

Uncharted 4
Bruce Straley, Eben Cook, Iki Ikram


Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

Coke Mini; A Mini Marvel
Vincent Cirelli, Michael Perdew, Brendan Seals, Jared Simeth

For Honor
Maxime Luern, Leon Berelle, Dominique Boidin, Remi Kozyra

John Lewis; Buster the Boxer
Diarmid Harrison-Murray, Hannah Ruddleston, Fabian Frank, William Laban

Titanfall 2; Become One
Dan Akers, Tiffany Webber, Chris Bedrosian

Waitrose; Coming Home
Jonathan Westley -Wes, Alex Fitzgerald, Jorge Montiel, Adam Droy


Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

Dream of Anhui
Chris Morley, Lee Hahn, Alex Hessler, Kent Matheson

Pirates of the Caribbean; Battle for the Sunken Treasure
Bill George, Amy Jupiter, Hayden Landis, David Lester

Soarin' Over the Horizon
Marianne McLean, Bill George, Hayden Landis, Dorne Huebler, Thomas Tait

Skull Island: Reign of Kong
John Gibson, Arish Fyzee, Sachin Shrestha, Anshul Mathuria

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience
Dan Glass, Brett Harding, Tom Debenham, Brian Delmonico, Matt Pulliam


Outstanding Animated Performance in a Photoreal Feature

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Niffler
Laurent Laban, Gabriel Beauvais-Tremblay, Luc Girard, Romain Rico

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Grand Moff Tarkin
Sven Jensen, Jee Young Park, Steve Walton, Cyrus Jam

The Jungle Book; King Louie
Paul Story, Dennis Yoo, Jack Tema, Andrei Coval

The Jungle Book; Shere Khan
Benjamin Jones, Julio Del Rio Hernandez, Jake Harrell, James Hood

Warcraft; Durotan
Sunny Wei, Brian Cantwell, Brian Paik, Jee Young Park


Outstanding Animated Performance in an Animated Feature

Finding Dory; Hank
Jonathan Hoffman, Steven Clay Hunter, Mark Piretti, Audrey Wong

Kubo and the Two Strings; Kubo
Jeff Riley, Ian Whitlock, Adam Lawthers, Jeremy Spake

Kubo and the Two Strings; Monkey
Andy Bailey, Dobrin Yanev, Kim Slate, Jessica Lynn

Moana; The Mighty Maui
Mack Kablan, Nikki Mull, Matthew Schiller, Marc Thyng


Outstanding Animated Performance in an Episode or Real-Time Project

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare; Omar
Bernardo Antoniazzi, Aaron Beck, Jason Greenberg, Chris Barnes

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
John Montefusco, Michael Cable, Shayne Ryan, Andy Rowan-Robinson

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Drogon
James Kinnings, Michael Holzl, Matt Derksen, Joeseph Hoback

Game of Thrones; Home; Emaciated Dragon
Sebastian Lauer, Jonathan Symmonds, Thomas Kutschera, Anthony Sieben


Outstanding Animated Performance in a Commercial

John Lewis; Buster the Boxer
Tim van Hussen, David Bryan, Chloe Dawe, Maximillian Mallman

Opel Motorsport; Racing Faces; Lion
Jorge Montiel, Jacob Gonzales, Sauce Vilas, Alberto Lara

SSE; Neon House; Baby Pixel
Jorge Montiel, Daniel Kmet, Sauce Vilas, Peter Agg

Waitrose; Coming Home
Jorge Montiel, Nick Smalley, Andreas Graichen, Alberto Lara


Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature

Deadpool; Freeway Assault
Seth Hill, Jedediah Smith, Laurent Taillefer, Marc-Antoine Paquin

Doctor Strange; London
Brendan Seals, Raphael A. Pimentel, Andrew Zink, Gregory Ng

Doctor Strange; New York City
Adam Watkins, Martijn van Herk, Tim Belsher, Jon Mitchell

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Scarif Complex
Enrico Damm, Kevin George, Olivier Vernay-Kim, Yanick Dusseault


Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature

Finding Dory; Open Ocean Exhibit
Stephen Gustafson, Jack Hattori, Jesse Hollander, Michael Rutter

Kubo and the Two Strings; Hanzo's Fortress
Phil Brotherton, Nick Mariana, Emily Greene, Joe Strasser

Kubo and the Two Strings; Waves
David Horsley, Eric Wachtman, Daniel Leatherdale, Takashi Kuboto

Moana; Motonui Island
Rob Dressel, Andy Harkness, Brien Hindman, Larry Wu


Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project

Black Sails; XXVIII; Maroon Island
Thomas Montminy-Brodeur, Deak Ferrand, Pierre Rousseau, Mathieu Lapierre

Dishonored 2; Clockwork Mansion
Sebastien Mitton,Guillaume Curt, Damien Laurent, Jean-Luc Monnet

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Meereen City
Deak Ferrand, Dominic Daigle, François Croteau, Alexandru Banuta

Game of Thrones; The Winds of Winter; Citadel
Edmond Engelbrecht, Tomoka Matsumura, Edwin Holdsworth, Cheri Fojtik

The Man in the High Castle; Volkshalle
Casi Blume, David Andrade, Nick Chamberlain, Lawson Deming


Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project

Doctor Strange; New York Mirror Dimension
Landis Fields, Mathew Cowie, Frederic Medioni, Faraz Hameed

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards
Patrick Tiberius Gehlen, Michelle Blok, Christopher Baird, Drew Wood-Davies

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Space Battle
John Levin, Euisung Lee, Steve Ellis, Barry Howell

The Jungle Book
Bill Pope, Robert Legato, Gary Roberts, John Brennan


Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project

Deepwater Horizon; Deepwater Horizon Rig
Kelvin Lau, Jean Bolte, Kevin Sprout, Kim Vongbunyong

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Princess Leia
Paul Giacoppo, Gareth Jensen, Todd Vaziri, James Tooley

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Star Destroyer
Jay Machado, Marko Chulev, Akira Orikasa, Steven Knipping

Star Trek Beyond; Enterprise
Daniel Nicholson, Rhys Salcombe, Chris Elmer, Andreas Maaninka


Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature

Alice Through the Looking Glass; Rust
Klaus Seitschek, Joseph Pepper, Jacob Clark, Cosku Turhan

Doctor Strange; Hong Kong Reverse Destruction
Florian Witzel, Georges Nakhle, Azhul Mohamed, David Kirchner

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Jedha Destruction
Miguel Perez Senent, Matt Puchala, Ciaran Moloney, Luca Mignardi

The Jungle Book; Nature Effects
Oliver Winwood, Fabian Nowak, David Schneider, Ludovic Ramisandraina


Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature

Finding Dory
Stephen Gustafson, Allen Hemberger, Joshua Jenny, Matthew Kiyoshi Wong

Kubo and the Two Strings; Water
David Horsley, Peter Stuart, Timur Khodzhaev, Terrance Tornberg

Moana
Marc Henry Bryant, David Hutchins, John M. Kosnik, Dale Mayeda

Zootopia
Nicholas Burkard, Moe El-Ali, Claudia Chung Sanii, Thom Wickes


Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards
Kevin Blom, Sasmit Ranadive, Wanghua Huang, Ben Andersen

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Meereen City
Thomas Hullin, Dominik Kirouac, James Dong, Xavier Fourmond

John Lewis; Buster the Boxer
Diarmid Harrison-Murray, Tushar Kewlani, Radu Ciubotariu, Ben Thomas

Sky; Q
Michael Hunault, Gareth Bell, Paul Donnellan, Joshua Curtis


Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature

Doctor Strange; New York City
Matthew Lane, Jose Fernandez, Ziad Shureih, Amy Shepard

Independence Day: Resurgence; Under The Mothership
Mathew Giampa, Adrian Sutherland, Daniel Lee, Ed Wilkie

The Jungle Book
Christoph Salzmann, Masaki Mitchell, Matthew Adams, Max Stummer

X-Men: Apocalypse; Quicksilver Rescue
Jess Burnheim, Alana Newell, Andy Peel, Matthew Shaw


Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode

Black Sails; XX; Sailing Ships
Michael Melchiorre, Kevin Bouchez, Heather Hoyland, John Brennick

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Meereen City
Thomas Montminy-Brodeur, Patrick Davids, Michael Crane, Joe Salazar

Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Retaking Winterfell
Dominic Hellier, Morgan Jones, Thijs Noij, Caleb Thompson

Game of Thrones; The Door; Land of Always Winter
Eduardo Díaz, Aníbal Del Busto, Angel Rico, Sonsoles López-Aranguren


Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial

Canal; Kitchen
Dominique Boidin, Leon Berelle, Maxime Luere, Remi Kozyra

John Lewis; Buster the Boxer
Tom Harding, Alex Snookes, David Filipe, Andreas Feix

Kenzo; Kenzo World
Evan Langley, Benjamin Nowak, Rob Fitzsimmons, Phylicia Feldman

LG; World of Play
Jay Bandlish, Udesh Chetty, Carl Norton

Waitrose; Coming Home
Jonathan Westley -Wes, Gary Driver, Milo Paterson, Nina Mosand


Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project

Breaking Point
Johannes Franz, Nicole Rothermel, Thomas Sali, Alexander Richter

Elemental
Adrian Meyer, Lena-Carolin Lohfink, Denis Krez, David Bellenbaum

Garden Party
Victor Caire, Gabriel Grapperon, Théophile Dufresne, Lucas Navarro

Shine
Mareike Keller, Dennis Mueller, Meike Mueller


Two special awards will be presented as well:

Victoria Alonso
Victoria Alonso
The VES Visionary Award will be presented to Victoria Alonso - Producer / Marvel Studios Executive VP of Physical Production.

Alonso is currently executive producing James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok.  In her executive role, she oversees post-production and visual effects for the studio slate. She executive produced Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange, Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: Civil War, Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man, Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World, Shane Black's Iron Man 3, as well as Marvel’s The Avengers for Joss Whedon. She co-produced Iron Manand Iron Man 2 with director Jon Favreau, Kenneth Branagh’s Thor, and Joe Johnston’s Captain America: The First Avenger.

 

Ken Ralston
Ken Ralston
Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Ken Ralston - Sr. Visual Effect Supervisor / Creative Head, Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Ralston has earned five Academy Awards® including a Special Achievement Oscar® for the visual effects in the 1984 phenomenon, Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi.  In addition to this, he received Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects for his work as visual effects supervisor on Forrest Gump (which was also awarded the Oscar for Best Picture), Death Becomes Her, the revolutionary Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Cocoon. Ralston followed his Academy Award-nominated work as senior visual effects supervisor on Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (3D), with Columbia Picture's Men in Black III and most recently Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass.


Book of Life

Animated 'Book Of Life' with Jorge Gutiérrez

"Here was this Mexican kid saying, 'Hey, it's a movie about death for children!' And so I kind of scared everybody, and everybody turned me down." ~Jorge Gutiérrez

Have a listen.  His story about pitching the show is quite entertaining.


Oscars Animation Directors Roundtable

Directors - Oscars Animation Directors Roundtable: The Full, Frank Interview

The Animation Roundtables

Published on Dec 7, 2014
Oscars Animation Directors Roundtable: Don Hall of Big Hero 6; Chris Miller of The Lego Movie; Jorge Gutierrez of Book of Life; Graham Annable of Boxtrolls; and Dean DeBlois of How to Train a Dragon. They offer an insider's look into the world of animation, including what it's like to pitch their stories, to overcome challenges and to collaborate with actors in the booth.


CalArts Graduation Lasseter 2014


John Lasseter address CalArts class of 2014.

John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, Receives 2014 Honorary Doctor of the Arts Degree from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) 
One of the most celebrated members of the first graduating class of CalArts Character Animation Program, Lasseter returned to his alma mater to address the Class of 2014 at the commencement ceremony on May 16. 
Click here for video of speech and high resolution photographs. 
May 21, Valencia, CA—CalArts President Steven Lavine is delighted to announce that animation industry icon and Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, John Lasseter, is the 2014 recipient of California Institute of the Arts’ (CalArts) honorary Doctor of Arts degree. In celebrating his originality, creativity and extraordinary contributions to the art of animation and contemporary filmmaking, the Institute welcomed back one of its most prominent alumni.  

At the ceremony on Friday, May 16, Lasseter addressed CalArts’ class of 2014 in a heartfelt speech describing the impact of CalArts on his life and work. He shared two key insights inspired by his time at the Institute. The first was “your voice is worthwhile. Have faith in it. It’s so important to create in your own voice…to hold onto what makes you unique and have faith in your vision." Secondly, he advised, “you need others. Too often people think that being unique means being isolated, and being a great artist means coming up with genius ideas out of nowhere. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

CalArts is an internationally acclaimed Los Angeles-area institution founded by Walt Disney and his brother Roy, offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the visual, performing, media and literary arts. At the commencement ceremony, Lasseter addressed an enthusiastic crowd of alumni, parents and graduating students that included the most recent generation of CalArts animators to follow in his footsteps. “I am the filmmaker I am today because of the people I’ve learned from,” he said. 

Lasseter fondly recalled his teachers and described the celebrated first graduating of CalArts’ Character Animation Program which, along with Lasseter, includes two-time Oscar® recipient Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille), visionary filmmaker Tim Burton  (Edward Scissorhands, Frankenweenie), Oscar®-nominated director John Musker (The Princess and the Frog, The Little Mermaid), as well as Chris Buck and Michael Giaimo, director and art director, respectively, of the #1 animated film of all time, Academy Award winner Disney’s Frozen:

We had great teachers in [CalArts’] Character Animation program, great Disney artists who came out of retirement to teach us all that they had learned as they invented this art form with Walt Disney. But I learned just as much from my fellow students as I did from my teachers. Then, when we started making our own student films, we’d look over each other’s shoulders, bouncing ideas back and forth and helping each other out.  

Work with others. Lean on others. Celebrate others.

I developed a way of working at Pixar that revolves around getting honest feedback from your fellow filmmakers as you are making your film. This approach, which is now used at Disney Animation as well, is based on the way we all had made our student films at CalArts.

When times got tough—and we’ve had many tough times—we pulled together and saved each other. We never could have survived alone. We never could have achieved what we have alone. 

“John’s remarkable career exemplifies CalArts’ experimental ethos and creative spirit,” said President Steven Lavine. “Since graduating from the Character Animation Program in 1979, John has brought joy to millions of people throughout the world. As an artist and executive, John is responsible for creating many of the world’s best-loved and most successful films. John’s groundbreaking work ranges from his first feature as a director, Pixar’s revolutionary computer animated Toy Story, to serving as Executive Producer of this year’s Oscar-winning animated feature, Disney’s Frozen.”

This year, the annual March Oscar® issue of Vanity Fair paid tribute to the first generation of CalArts filmmakers, who went on to become animation industry icons. The feature article, “The Class That Roared,” offered an intimate glimpse into the CalArts experience of a now-famous group of students.

The influence of “the class that roared” continues with new generations of animators from CalArts. The latest wave ranges from wildly inventive students to animators, storyboard and character artists and up-and-coming directors at Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Sony Pictures Animation, Dreamworks Animation, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, as well as independent filmmakers and artists.

Today, television, too, offers creative opportunities to CalArts graduates. First-time creator/director Skyler Page’s series, Clarence, premiered on the Cartoon Network on April 14.  Cartoon Network’s current roster also includes creator/directors Pendelton Ward of Adventure Time, The Regular Show’s J. G. Quintel, and Uncle Grandpa’s Peter Browngardt. Alex Hirsch is the creator, executive producer and director of the Disney Channel’s Gravity Falls. Having originated Nickelodeon’s El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Jorge Gutierrez wrote, and is currently directing, the "Day of the Dead” themed 3D animated feature, Book of Life, which is scheduled for release in October 2014. 

Other next generation “Calartians” to watch include Disney Animation Studios’ Stephen Anderson, writer/director of Meet the Robinsons and co-director of Winnie the Pooh. Alumni with anticipated projects in production include veteran Pixar story and voice artist Peter Sohn who is co-directing the studio’s upcoming The Good Dinosaur, and Kung Fu Panda director Mark Osborne, currently in production on the film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince

Links to media:
Video of John Lasseter’s commencement speech
High-resolution photographs
Biography of John Lasseter


JOBS IN CALI: Senior Level Remote Animator (Feature Animation) "The Book of Life" - Reel FX

Senior Level Remote Animator (Feature Animation) "The Book of Life" - Reel FX

Dallas Office
301 N. Crowdus St.
Dallas, TX 75226

Santa Monica Office
2115 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Job Summary
This position is for remote animators and is not restricted to US residents.
We are currently hiring for our action-packed CG animated feature that tells the story of a Romeo and Juliet style love story set against a Mexican “Day of the Dead” back drop directed by Jorge Gutierrez (”El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera”) and produced by Guillermo de Toro!

As this is a remote position we welcome candidates from all locals.
The Remote Animator is responsible for bringing characters to life by creating performances based off the storyboards and layout to the Directors vision. We are looking for proactive, ambitious, self-starters who are excited to work for a growing company.

Duties and Responsibilities
· Create lip-sync, facial, and body character animation as well as prop animation
· Partner with the Director, Animation Supervisor and other staff in order to understand and execute creative direction
· Maintain high quality and productivity throughout projects
· Communicate work status to the Animation Supervisor and Production Management staff
· Attend dailies, accurately address critique and comments from supervisors, and complete revisions in a timely manner
· Consistently meet production deadlines
Home animation system must meet the following standards to be compatible with Reel FX production requirements:
- At least 12 gigs of memory (the more the better)
- Maya 2012 (full license)
- Windows 7 OS
- A current generation processor

Education and Experience Requirements
· Requires 5 – 7 years experience in Feature Film production with an emphasis on character animation
· Strong demonstration of animation principles, timing, and acting choices
· Ability to create broad and subtle styles of animation
· Proficient with Maya
· Ability to work as a stand alone artist and take direction well
· Excellent communication and organizational skills
· A creative problem solver who is organized and critical of his or her own work.
· A history of consistent high-end aesthetic and technical execution

Note: This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization