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Job Opportunities
Periodically we will have vacancies for specific model animation jobs. The skills and experience, which are likely to be required, are listed below.

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Timescale: Please note that there are no immediate vacancies, however there may be opportunities in the coming years depending how our business develops.

Below are some of the roles, which may be required.

Animators
With two feature films in various stages of production and development, we may need strong clay animators with proven high level experience. To help us push the boundaries of the art form, you’ll need an exceptional sense of various acting and performance styles. You would be asked for to submit a VHS showreel showing scenes you have animated and include a basic portfolio showing character designs and storyboards.

Assistant Animators
Our productions demand artists who demonstrate animation, model making and sculpting skills to serve as assistants on our feature film projects. You would be asked to submit a VHS showreel showing scenes you have animated, and a basic portfolio showing character designs and storyboards. A knowledge of photography is also useful.

Storyboard Artists
An Aardman storyboard artist should be able to effectively communicate emotions and feeling through staging, character design, posing and enthusiastic storytelling. You would be asked to submit a portfolio with samples of previous storyboards, character design and model sheets as well as personal sketches, which show your ability to convey a story. Strong traditional skills such as life drawing, sculpture, painting and photography are also desirable.

Layout Artists
Successful layout artists are those who can see the forest and the trees. A cinematographer’s eye and a basic understanding of film-making are extremely helpful for this position. You would be asked to submit a portfolio including drawings, which demonstrate an ability for perspective, composition, lighting and staging. You may also include comic book or comic strip samples. Strong traditional skills in such areas as life drawing, sculpture, painting and photography are preferred.

CGI Animators
CGI Animators utilise 2D and 3D digital tools to bring characters and scenes to life. Artistic sensibility in the areas of modelling, lighting and animation is preferred along with experience on high-end 3D animation tools. Traditional animation experience including overlap and follow through, squash and stretch staging and composition and primary and secondary action is a definite plus.

It is also appropriate for innovative and talented individuals who are interested in developing new techniques for modelling organic shapes from conceptual artwork. Appropriate experience would include high-end 3D computer graphic packages as well as such programs as Maya, Softimage, 3D Studio Max. A knowledge of PhotoShop is desirable.
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