Fringe is working with an established Chinese/US studio in creating their second animated feature film, due for release in late 2019.  Must be able to work in China starting soon and going through March of 2019.  An incredible adventure working with established crew and solid senior management.

ResponsibilitiesAs an Animation Director you will be responsible for leading and managing the work of the Animation department on both strategic and tactical levels, while collaborating with the Sr. Leaders of the Studio to deliver the studio’s second animated feature film.

Work Examples

  • Establish and maintain the look and feel of animation
  • Drive the quality of animation, balancing performance, quality, continuity, technical, scheduling and budgetary requirements
  • Hire, mentor, guide and manage the work of our exceptional animation team
  • Provide daily feedback and direction to the animation team
  • Collaborate with the Creative, Art, Technical, the Design and Engineering teams on the overall animation direction, style, quality and execution
  • Drive the evolution strategy of the animation pipeline, establish efficient animation procedures
  • Responsible for animation quality and character
  • Collaborate with Technical animators, character riggers and modelers

Skills We Look For

  • A great eye for style and quality, combined with strong technical acumen
  • Passion for innovation and continuous improvement
  • 8+ years of senior animation and directing animation with excellent credentials on solid animated features
  • Strong leadership, people and mentoring skills
  • Ability to inspire and lead a team to deliver on time and to budget
  • Experience collaborating as part of the senior creative team
  • Ability to make, interpret and communicate decisions that last
  • Skill at guiding a team to balance creative ambitions with the requirements of production
  • Well-rounded innovator who thrives in a dynamic and empowering environment
  • Motivated & committed – good team player with a can-do attitude
  • Knowledge of common practices and the understanding of industry trends