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Department: Previs
Location: Remote - UK/GMT timezone
Reports To: Previs Supervisor


Key Purpose of the Job:

Previs Animators work with the Previs Supervisor and VFX Supervisor to design and create shots for complex action sequences.  We are looking for talented animators, capable of working in a fast-moving environment and with a proven track record in the film production industry.  Skills in layout, timing and great cinematography are essential, as well as excellent communication skills.

Job description:

  • Mid to senior level
  • Referencing and importing assets into Maya
  • Motion studies of key assets, animation cycles, body mechanics, performance with a realistic style, keyframe posting - all finished to a high level
  • Scene layout with asset environments, position and timing of assets and camera layout
  • Animating character rigs, camera rigs and basic fx animation


Required skills & experience:

  • 3+ years production experience.  Feature film experience is preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of animation in Maya
  • Ability to clean up and accentuate mocap animation
  • Knowledge of animation and channel layering
  • Excellent cinematic skills - colour, composition, framing, depth of field, motion blur and timings
  • Understanding of physical limits in real-world cinematography
  • Ability to visualise shots and understand screen direction
  • Experience of virtual camera systems
  • Knowledge of geometry caching
  • Basic particle animation skills
  • Understanding of basic lighting
  • Team orientated and able to take direction from Supervisor
  • Adaptable and flexible - accepting of changes


Please send your CV to recruitment@nviz-studio.com specifying “Previs Animator UK” within the subject line.

Online showreels and links to websites are welcome. Please also include a shot breakdown showing specifically what your role entailed per shot/sequence.