Animation Lead

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Company Description

Mikros Animation is a global CGI animation studio located in Paris, Montreal, Los Angeles, Bangalore, and London, dedicated to feature films and episodic content. Since its inception, Mikros Animation has always put creativity and CG artistry at the heart of its animation and production activities, allowing our artists to work across a great variety of stories with a high level of stylized craft. So far, Mikros Animation has contributed to ten released feature animations and to numerous high-quality animated series, for the world’s best-known animation studios, either as creative studio, line producer or executive producer. Mikros Animation has also produced more than 250 hours of programming, broadcast by notable channels including Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, TF1, France TV, Gulli, M6, Gloob, and Super RTL. Our animated episodic content airs and streams globally, in over 180 countries. 

At Mikros Animation, we believe great animation is about making real connections with real people. By partnering with filmmakers to unite their creative visions, with our industry-leading craftsmanship and artistry, we create characters that connect with audiences on an authentic and emotional level to bring powerful stories to life. 

Job Description

In charge of a team of 6-8 Animators and under the supervision of the Animation Director, the Lead Animator ensures that the artistic vision of the Director is respected. Responsibilities include managing the team of animators, reviewing, and offering feedback on their work along with providing them with technical assistance


·       Working with the leadership team to develop the animation style of the production

·       Work with the rigging department to help build the assets and character rigs

·       Offer constructive artistic feedback to your team through drawovers, acting or communicating ideas clearly

·       Have coherent film language to help your team within a given sequence

·       plan your team's deadlines given by production

·       Working from storyboards/layout to animate shots
Prepare presentation elements for dailies. 

·       assists in the interviewing process for animation recruitment


·       Minimum of 5 years of experience with Maya in 3D/feature animation.

·       Ability to adapt to an established studio pipeline and tools created for the project.

·       Excellent understanding of film language, Storyboards, and the layout process

·       Ability to communicate the Director’s comments to a team.

·       Willingness to help train artists, encouraging them to grow technically and artistically.

·       Strong leadership and communication skills

·       Technical Maya knowledge helpful

·       Problem solving skills

·       Previous Lead experience is a plus


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