Character Animator
Encore VFX
Event Type
Job Posting
TimeMonday, 8 August 202210am - 3pm PDT

Encore VFX has a position within its Animation Department. Encore is an Emmy award winning VFX house, providing outstanding visual effects work for television and motion pictures. We currently have an opening for an Animator, preferably with a background and experience in VFX, Object and/or Character Animation.


Hands-on operation of CG Workstation, reporting to 3D Leads and Supervisors

Design and execute high-level animation for use in final compositing

Animate objects, bipeds, & non-humanoid characters to show realism and weight

Create Match Move (rotomation) animation on top of photographed plates

Must tackle challenging situations being able to work in a technical, creative, & fast-paced


Must be able to take direction and effectively communicate with team and management

Animate using effective storytelling techniques with knowledge of traditional shot types, camera

angles, and shot framing.

Provide feedback, request help when needed, and mentor less experienced team members

Consult with other artists on the team as required to maintain continuity and an overall

cohesive look and style to the projects


Previous experience working in visual effects including live action animation

Demonstrated ability to produce high quality animation that shows proper weight, timing, &

body mechanics

Solid experience and understanding of MAYA and Shotgun; familiarity working within a

production pipeline

Strong key frame animation skills

Knowledge of anatomy, physics, and human / animal / creature motion

Basic rigging, mocap use, or camera animation knowledge a plus

Must be organized, able to meet deadlines, and take responsibility for his/her work

Proactive self-starter and trouble shooter

About the Company:

Company 3 provides a full range of Creative Services for content creators, including conceptual design, pre-vis, look development, ideation and rapid prototyping, 3D animation/CGI, motion graphics/designers, matte painting, compositing, dailies and production services, color grading, post-production finishing, marketing/trailers, live-action production, experiences, and more.

Diversity and Inclusion at Company 3:

Creativity has diversity at its core. We celebrate the value of each unique experience by being dedicated to fostering the most diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where every employee feels empowered and safe to show up to work as their full self.

It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Please inform the company's HR representative if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.