Team Lead – Animation

  • Accountable to the Head of 3D/Director for character animation on a production. Sets direction for character animation for the production and manages the work of animation.
  • Defines animation style and acting requirements. Leads the definition of characters’ personalities. Animates critical shots to define animation style. Provides guidance in development of characters from paper, through modeling and rigging.
  • Oversees the development of character rigs and animation interfaces and controls. Determines technical approaches.
  • Supervises the development of software scripts, codes and tools that support the department and animators.
  • Accountable for on time, on budget execution and delivery, as well as quality, of all animation work for the production.
  • Accountable for the outcomes of multiple teams in terms of being on time, on budget execution and delivery, as well as quality.
  • Is primarily responsible for handling the performance of the team allocated to him/ her.
  • Oversees and handles all the major functional responsibilities
  • Ensures bidding/pre-selling process by taking inputs from the prep. dept. (as and when required)
  • Works closely with Production team for resource planning, and requirements as needed
  • Mentors and supervises Team (Technical & People process)
  • Co-coordinates with the production team and HOD
  • Oversee the ongoing work & conducts review meetings with Leads and artists
  • Responsible for feedback and appraisals of the team.
  • Facilitate time bound Training & Development (T &D) for the team
  • Liaisons with the HR department for manpower related tasks (Resource forecasting, recruitment, talent attraction & retention strategies, leaves etc.)
  • Responsible for in-house Creative/Technical training/knowledge transfers
  • Takes the overall responsibilities given for his/her function
  • May handle larger size of team depending on project requirements or multiple projects being handled and team management experience
  • Communicates with Clients for art direction, scope of work etc. via cinesync

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