Job opportunities at Montreal-based Cactus Animation:
CG ANIMATION DIRECTOR: Candidates must have solid experience with TV series
and/or feature films as an animation director. Expertise in 3D production
and broad experience using MAYA / Alias|Wavefront and 3D MAX are a must.
Knowledge of motion capture technology is an advantage. Ability to work
effectively and efficiently under pressure is very important. Comprehension
of French an asset. Position to fill immediately. 18 month contract.
Responsibilities include supervising all the steps of the animation
process, from storyboard to final render; keeping the CGI work in the
defined schedule and budget; making sure that each episode meets the
criteria of quality throughout the series; assuring that the scripts stay
within the set parameters; managing a large team of artists.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Requirements include broad exposure to all aspects of
digital animation production. Experience working with animation, lighting,
rendering, compositing and special FX using MAYA / Alias|Wavefront and 3D
MAX. Should also demonstrate proficiency in UNIX and scripting language.
Comprehension of French an asset. Position to fill immediately. 18 month
contract. Responsibilities include establishing the chain of production and
the technical bible with the animation director; establishing and handling
an asset management tool for the production; supervising the work flow of
the technical crew.
SENIOR CG ANIMATORS: Candidates should have a broad exposure to all aspects
of digital animation production + strong artistic abilities. Experience
with character animation, lighting, rendering, special effects, particles
and compositing required. Should have a minimum of five years of lead
animation experience. Traditional animation background an asset. Being a
team player is a must. Candidates will work under the supervision of the CG
animation director and the technical director. Ability to work effectively
and efficiently under pressure is very important. Familiarity with
Alias|Wavefront products and comprehension of French an asset. 13 month
contract. Responsibilities include perfecting facial animation,
lip-synching and expressions in a stylized and realistic way through
keyframe and motion capture configurations; managing the work flow of the
artists and optimizing the chain of production; leading a team of 3-15
members; adhering to strict deadlines.
For more information about these and other jobs, check out AWN's Career
Connections, the online Animation Job Fair at http://www.awn.com/career