Mid-Senior Animator – Bournemouth

Creature Animator


Outpost VFX are looking for mid-senior level animators to join our growing team. The position will be based at our Bournemouth studio in an exciting VFX environment servicing feature films and high-end TV.
You will be working closely with the head of 3D and VFX supervisors ensuring animated elements are integrated into the 3D and VFX pipeline.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Working closely with the Animation Supervisor/Leads to ensure the team are producing high-quality animation which creates compelling, story-driven and action-packed moments that fit within the style and pacing of the film.
  • Working closely with the Rigging and Pipeline departments providing suggestions and feedback to improve character setup, visual quality, rigs and tool functionality.
  • Animating both primary and secondary characters and elements.
  • Analyse, troubleshoot and solve animation-related technical challenges.
  • Working efficiently as part of a team, or independently, to complete assigned shots.
  • Continuing to become familiar with new tools, software, data and other related technology.
  • Maintain and develop skills to keep up with developments in software and processes.
  • Understand and follow Outpost VFX’s pipeline procedures and conform to and uphold the Outpost workflow pertaining to all aspects of 3D.
  • Be present and vocal in all relevant dailies sessions, setting an example of the Outpost culture in terms of professionalism and quality/creative reviews.

Required Skills

  • Strong knowledge of Maya.
  • Thorough understanding of the core animation principles.
  • Experience of animating creatures.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience using Shotgun on productions
  • Python
  • Houdini
  • ZBrush

About You

  • Passion for all aspects of animation and 3D.
  • Independent problem solver.
  • Able to share knowledge and techniques with other artists.
  • Participate in creative and technical discussions.

Required Experience

  • 2+ years industry experience as 3D animator working on high-end film, TV or commercials.


  • Central location
  • 10 Minute walk to award winning beaches
  • Close to the train station links (under 2 hours to Central London)
  • Wellness benefits, such as company massage, running club and Yoga.
  • Free Friday Beers or non alcoholic drinks for all!
  • Fantastic company culture


  • Bournemouth, UK

Contract Type

  • Permanent and Fixed Term available

Start Date

  • Jan 2020


  • Dependent on experience

How to Apply?

  • Send a short cover email to: [email protected]
  • Include your Demo Reel, Portfolio and CV
  • Add the position you are applying for in the subject of the email

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK at the time of applying, remote work is not possible.

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