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Animation - Madrid

Character Modeling Supervisor

Madrid, Spain Animation - Madrid
Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.
As the Character Modeling Supervisor, you will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Character Modeling Department in collaboration with the Character Supervisor to ensure that characters are created according to the design specifications and to the highest standard possible, managing quality, resources and timelines.


  • In collaboration with the Character Supervisor and Director, you will be responsible for defining the 3D characters style of the feature film during visual development. 
  • Oversee the modeling of the main characters of the film.
  • Keep up on current artistic methodologies, technology trends and tools that best suit the production and the studio.
  • Work with the Supervising TD and VFX Supervisor to establish efficient techniques, topology, naming and other conventions to optimize characters creation process.
  • Work closely with the PM and production team in the management of the department, biding the work, creating schedules, ensuring deliveries, and casting appropriately to artists.
  • Collaborate and maintain transparent communication with other departments.
  • Mentor potential up-and-coming talent to make them grow in the Studio.
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition to source and recruit the best industry talent for the department.
  • Requirements

  • 8+ years of professional experience in VFX or animation industries.
  • At least 4 years of experience as Lead in the animation industry.
  • Experience as a character development artist, UVs, shading, rigging is a plus.
  • A strong creative/technical background as a proven leader in setting direction for a production and for inspiring and motivating production staff.
  • High proficiency in Maya/3DSMAX and Zbrush is a must.
  • Advanced English level required, Spanish a plus.
  • Ability to anticipate problems.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Sense of humor required.
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    Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
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