Location: Anywhere (Remote)
Duration: Full Time
Magic Media is a pioneering media, entertainment and tech group powered by creativity and innovation. We have a physical presence in 14 countries and expertize in the areas of art, animation, cybersecurity, game development, software development, VFX and video production amongst others. We work with leading developers and publishers within the games and tech industry, providing support and solutions designed around individual needs and carried out by global experts.
We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Lead Animation Supervisor to direct and guide our creative team in the development of world-class animations for films, television, and cinematics. This role requires a deep understanding of the animation process, a strong creative vision, excellent leadership qualities, and hands-on experience in creating high-quality animation.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
- Lead and manage a team of animators and artists, providing them with clear direction and support.
- Collaborate closely with directors, producers, and other creative heads to define the animation style and guidelines for each project.
- Oversee the creation of dynamic animations across a variety of projects, ensuring they meet the highest artistic and technical standards.
- Conduct regular team meetings and reviews, promoting a collaborative and supportive work environment.
- Identify potential operational and creative challenges, and strategize solutions to overcome them.
- Develop and implement workflow and pipeline improvements to maximize efficiency and productivity.
- Communicate effectively with the production team regarding schedules, budgets, and resource allocation.
- Mentor the animation team to develop their skills and capabilities.
- Stay current with industry trends, technologies, and techniques to continually improve team performance and deliverables.
- Bachelor’s degree in Animation, Film, Art, or related field, or equivalent industry experience.
- At least 7 years of experience in the animation industry, with a minimum of 3 years in a supervisory role.
- Proven experience in creating and managing high-end animation projects for films, television, and cinematics.
- Extensive knowledge of animation software (like Maya, 3Ds Max, or Blender), and other industry-standard tools.
- Excellent understanding of animation principles and techniques.
- Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire a team.
- Exceptional problem-solving skills with a knack for creative and technical solutions.
- Excellent communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex ideas effectively.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines without compromising on quality.
- A strong portfolio showcasing your animation skills.
- Experience working with game engines like Unreal Engine or Unity.
- Knowledge of scripting languages like Python or MEL.
- Russian/Ukrainian language is a plus.
- The Lead Animation Supervisor is a senior role requiring a blend of creative, technical, and leadership skills. If you believe you are the perfect candidate for this role, we look forward to hearing from you.
- This job may require long hours and occasional weekend work, especially close to project deadlines
- Permanently remote position
- An opportunity to hone and improve your skills by applying them to a diverse variety of engaging projects.
- Be part of an international group with offices worldwide
- Career growth and development
- Working closely with a team of like-minded people in a fast-paced, multicultural environment
- Ongoing training and professional self-improvement opportunities
- Flexible working hours
- An inclusive culture and open communication
At Magic Media, our passion lies in gaming. Our vision is to create and deliver engaging and interesting games for our clients. We can deliver this high-quality work on any platform, whether it be on console, PC, or mobile. We know that reputation and results go hand-in-hand. Therefore, we work hard to find experts and talented creators to deliver the best results.