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2D/3D AnimationOverseas Animation Supervisor

2D/3D Animation

The Overseas Animation Supervisor is responsible for the supervision and leadership of the overseas animation team. They would be situated in the collaborating animation company in order to have a direct line of communication between the parent studio’s animation director and the overseas animation animation team. In collaboration with the Directors and Animation Director, the Overseas Animation Supervisor maintaining the continuity of performance throughout a show/feature within the overseas animation studio. The Overseas Animation Supervisor would relocate to the overseas animation studio and operate communications from there.

  • Runs animation dailies,  ensures animation quality control and ensuring performance consistency. Interpret director’s needs, provide constructive feedback to crew.
  • Work in partnership with Production to correctly cast shots to animators and ensure continuity of performance while meeting all schedules and highest standards
  • Run workshops and animation training within the overseas animation studio.
  • Responsible for clear lines of communication between, animation team, other departments and production.
  • Work closely with the Rigging Department to ensure the delivery of Rigs that will meet an animator’s need for control, functionality, usability and performance.
  • Implement the specific animation pipeline requirements of a particular project. Test and deploy tools in a high pressure production environment.
  • Document and manage research, disseminate all show workflows and performance references to the animation team to ensure consistency
  • Work closely with FX Supervisor to ensure primary animation and secondary animation (cloth, hair, wardrobe etc.) are delivered to the highest standards.
  • Work closely with Production, providing performance feedback, mentoring and maintaining positive moral among the team.
  • Responsible for hitting animation targets according to the schedule with support from production to do so.
  • Communicate daily with the parent company with feedback on the overseas studios’ performance and strategise ways to make sure the quality of the animation is to the correct standard.

Could This Be The Job For Me?

To succeed at this job, you need:

Several years experience in the Animation department. A thorough understanding of animation techniques and technologies.

Indepth knowledge of CG  software tools.

Excellent aesthetic judgments – keen understanding of composition, cinematic design and working to live action constraints and performances.

Excellent spatial awareness and a  feel for movement and timing. With a keen eye for Weight, Balance, understanding of animation principles and aesthetics in motion.

Excellent  performance judgments, Can give constructive feedback that enhances choreography and the performance.

Great organizational skills and ability to manage a very busy team with, while meeting production timetables and budgets.

Work with

  • Animation Director
  • Episode Directors
  • Supervising Director
  • CG Supervisor
  • Animation team
  • VFX Supervisor

Career Path for Overseas Animation Supervisor

Several years experience in the Animation department. Excellent showreel proving proficient knowledge of animation.

Career Path from Overseas Animation Supervisor: Episode Director, CG Supervisor, Head of Animation Department.

Education Routes: Animation Supervisors often have a degree in Animation, Motion Design, or Visual Effects but can also come for cognate areas such as, Film Studies, or Games.

Not an entry-level role. Show reel and senior animation experience are important here.