Senior 3D Animator

We are on the hunt for a Sr 3D Animator to join our band of talented artists and storytellers. In this role you can expect a diverse range of missions from designing for live action and FX, crafting 3D motion graphics and animation, to developing designs and content for massive events, digital activations and real time game engine projects.

DESCRIPTION

Fivestone Studios is a Nashville-based creative production company that a national clientele of agencies and brands trust as their creative secret weapon. Our MO is taking on giant-sized creative challenges and making heroes of our clients through an impressive arsenal of animation, live action, and creative technology. But behind every conquest stands a nimble team of artistic warriors that live by our five stones of culture: honor, bravery, vision, generosity, and excellence.

And the good news is that remote is OK! We have developed a cloud-based working environment that allows the team to work on the latest workstations and software completely remote. That means that re-location to Nashville is optional, requiring a high level of communication and personal responsibility to manage our active pipeline of projects. Come learn more about the creative journey we are on!


We are on the hunt for a Sr 3D Animator to join our band of talented artists and storytellers. In this role you can expect a diverse range of missions from designing for live action and FX, crafting 3D motion graphics and animation, to developing designs and content for massive events, digital activations and real time game engine projects.


This position will be responsible for scene set up, lighting, texturing, and animation. You may take a project from concept to completion on your own, or you may lead a team of other artists.


RESPONSIBILITIES

The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding and agility, regularly demonstrating and performing the following:

  • 3D Animation

    • 3D Look Development - Must have a strong eye for lighting, materials, and composition. In short, making beautiful 3D imagery / style frames is your sweet spot

    • Render Optimization - Understand how to optimize geometry, textures, and render settings to achieve efficiencies when rendering projects

    • While not a modeling position, must have a functional ability to create or modify objects and scenes through kitbash

    • Sumptuous Motion - Sophisticated & beautiful animation in both 2D & 3D with great control of the camera

    • Curious - You are comfortable with and drawn to learning new technologies and software that help you make cooler and/or more efficient work.

    • Conceptual Thinker - Excellent at translating scripts and briefs into style frames & storyboards.

    • Problem solving- quick to break down a script, a set of boards, or a creative task into a plan.

    • Demonstrates a sharp and nimble demeanor in the midst of a fast paced, dynamic, and client oriented environment

    • Experiential - designing or creating motion for real-time applications (unity, unreal, projection mapping, etc) is a big plus

  • Leadership

    • You are comfortable leading teams of artists on complex projects. You bring solutions to the clients and teams you work with, creating a calm and focused experience in an otherwise ambiguous work setting.

    • You care about people and the value of great team chemistry. You back this up by leading as a collaborator, a mentor, and demonstrating that the best place for your ego is at the door.

    • Solid verbal and written skills with the team and clients.

    • Dynamic ability to be present with the client while managing personal time to hit deadlines.

    • Proactively identify and raise issues or roadblocks that may impede the progress of a milestone while ensuring resolution and swift action without compromising trust.

  • We all know that we can’t think of every comprehensible task that will come your way. As additional opportunities arise, your manager will work with you to define these more specifically for your success!

EXPERIENCE

  • Strong portfolio demonstrating ability in creating beautiful layouts, lighting, camera moves and animation

  • 5+ Years of progressive experience

    (Strength of portfolio taken into consideration)

  • A proven track record of working in 3D software- Cinema 4D and/or Maya

  • Strong compositing skills in After Effects with related plugins

  • Extensive experience with rendering pipelines in at least one of Redshift, Arnold, or VRay (and be willing to learn other engines as needed)

  • Nice to haves:

    • Additional knowledge of Blender, or Houdini a plus

    • Rigging

    • Particle systems / fluid sims

    • Advanced modeling or sculpting knowledge a plus

    • Substance Suite or equivalent texturing software knowledge a plus

    • Strong Render optimization skills a plus

Compensation is based on experience and ability. Benefits for full time staff include medical, dental, 100% employer paid vision, short term and long term disability, paid vacation, and 401k.

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