ANIMATOR

(Facial and Performance Animation)

Minimum 6 month contract

Stargate Studios Malta is looking for Animators to join our team in Malta. The role calls for a talented and experienced artist who will be joining our 3D department. Our artists work on high-end VFX for a wide range of projects so we are looking for an adaptable artist that has experience in realistic animation with a focus on facial performance and lipsync. The ideal candidate should be extremely organised and motivated with very good knowledge of Maya and with the desire to work within a team. Artists would need to be working from our studio in Malta, remote work is not permitted. 

Responsibilities:

  • Realistic facial animation and lipsync (character or creature animation a plus!)
  • Ensuring animation meets production deadlines.
  • Ensuring animation meets quality standards.
  • Knowing and following all pipeline and studio policies and procedures.
  • Keep up to date with internal tools, software and techniques.
  • Share knowledge and techniques with other team members.
  • Assist in overall team communication and contribute to a positive work environment.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 2+ years industry experience preferably within a VFX Pipeline (live action)
  • Extensive experience and proficiency animating in MAYA.
  • Extensive experience with character performance & facial animation.
  • Expert knowledge of physics and anatomy as it pertains to animation.
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal. 
  • Strong attention to detail and follow through.
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
  • Positive attitude even under pressure and deadlines.
  • Able to receive constructive feedback.
  • Self-motivated and proactive. Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
  • Experience working in a high pace environment.
  • Fluency in the Italian language is a huge plus but not a necessity.
  • Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience is preferred.