Head of Animation

  • Full-time

Company Description

Moving Picture Company (MPC) is a global VFX studio with decades of storytelling experience across the feature film and episodic industries, with award-winning highlights including The Lion King, 1917, The Mandalorian, and Wandavision.  
MPC’s global network of artists is constantly innovating to bring unimaginable ideas to life through cutting-edge technology and boundless creativity. Part of the Technicolor Creative Studios network, MPC continues to lead the visual arts industry, building authentic and long-lasting connections with audiences across screens worldwide.  

Job Description

The Head of Animation is responsible for day-to-day operations and long-term strategic management of the department. You will be responsible for the creative output and long term vision of Animation workflows.

Primary Responsibilities:
•  Managing of the London Animation team
•  Manage the training and integration of new artists into the existing team
•  Assign appropriate teams to the various projects
•  Nurture creative vision and technical ability
•  Assess the performance of your team
•  Work closely with your Department Manager

Strategy and technical development:
•  Have a compelling strategy and vision for the future of the department
•  Keep up to date with industry developments and tools
•  Ensure the department remains relevant in an ever changing global industry
•  Propose / oversee the development of new tools, workflows or techniques 
•  Plan accordingly for the successful and efficient delivery of shows

Show planning and delivery:
•  Work with lead artists, supervisors and producers to bid / plan shots
•  Communicate with other departments, show production and management
•  Ensure that work is delivered to MPC's global standards
•  Complete shot work when needed, and lead by example
•  Ensure project methodologies, quality and schedule expectations are consistent and achievable

•  Step in where required to aid in the supervision of pitches and/or small shows
•  Run dailies sessions when a supervisor is unavailable to do so
•  Meet with clients to provide guidance at the beginning of shows



  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Exercise patience, problem-solving and mediation skills
  • Ability to cope with challenging situations with composure
  • Ability to work in an inclusive and diverse organization
  • Strong creative ability and flair
  • Strong sense of aesthetic
  • Excellent team building skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Understanding of financial impacts of business decisions

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