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Feature Animation Supervisor - ILM London - Expression of Interest

  • Job
    Senior (5-8 years)
  • Design
  • London

AI generated summary

  • You must have significant supervisory experience in Feature Animation Projects, strong animation skills, excellent communication, and the ability to inspire and lead a team to deliver high-quality shots under tight deadlines. A passion for animated filmmaking is a must.
  • You will supervise feature animation, ensuring the Director's vision is maintained, guiding animators, overseeing quality control, collaborating with production and other teams, and developing the animation department.


  • A creative leader who can inspire and motivate a team, with significant proven experience in Feature Animation Projects at a supervisory level and proven ability to deliver complex shots to the highest level of quality.
  • Prior experience supervising or leading a team of animators.
  • Excellent animation skills and a deep understanding of animation principles.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to foster a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Ability to animate shots and uphold the highest quality standards.
  • A familiarity with industry-standard animation software, yet also adaptable and open to new ideas and approaches.
  • Experience in delivering personnel reviews and providing constructive feedback.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • An unbounded passion for animation , and animated filmmaking.


  • Maintain and represent the Director's vision throughout the animation process, while presenting and guiding the animators' artistic interpretation.
  • Function as the Director's "right hand" in animation, upholding animation quality throughout the film.
  • Work with the show’s production team to accurately bid, schedule and crew work for the project.
  • Hold a long-term view over the animation process, providing perspective and ensuring story continuity.
  • Conduct reviews as final quality control on all animated elements prior to Client review.
  • Good technical understanding of those areas of CG relating to character build and movement – modeling, rigging, creature TD and FX.
  • Work with the CG Supervisor, Rigging and creature dev teams as to the technical setup of characters to be animated.
  • Act as the animation department's representative in meetings with other team leads, ensuring seamless communication.
  • Proactively provide leadership and foster communication within the animation department, working with management and other teams to meet show and department needs.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure the animation pipeline is efficient and meets production requirements.
  • Work closely with the animation talent team to ensure the professional development of all animators. Conducting performance reviews, identifying training and mentoring needs.
  • Work closely with the feature animation recruitment team and other animation supervisors to help build a strong animation team for London Studio and crew all projects effectively.


What are the key responsibilities of an Animation Supervisor at ILM London?

The key responsibilities of an Animation Supervisor at ILM London include collaborating with the Director, guiding the animation department to achieve their vision, supervising, assisting, and motivating animators, ensuring work is completed at the highest quality and within the project's timeline, and serving as a key point of communication and collaboration with other departments.

Who does the Animation Supervisor report to at ILM London?

The Animation Supervisor reports to the site ILM Animation Director at ILM London.

What qualities are ILM looking for in an Animation Supervisor?

ILM is looking for an Animation Supervisor who reflects the company's innovative spirit, has a collaborative mindset, possesses a passion for filmmaking, and represents the highest level of creative talent.

What is the role of an Animation Supervisor in maintaining consistency and upholding animation standards at ILM London?

The Animation Supervisor serves as a key point of communication and collaboration with other departments to maintain consistency and uphold animation standards at ILM London.

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