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Animation Coordinator

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We are looking for a talented Animation Coordinator with strong design and project management skills to join our client's team on-site in San Francisco. In this role, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of interaction, motion and visual designers as well as writers and photographers who are committed to developing the next generation UI interfaces across multiple platforms. 

A customer centric view is paramount while providing simple, fun and innovatively enriching experiences for our customers. You will be working in a fast paced environment alongside their design and production teams to deliver videos for desktop and mobile products. You will be expected to provide content direction to external agencies as well as internal support to create compelling, forward thinking videos and animation that specifically improves user experience and create design cohesion. Providing their multi-disciplinary team with world class visuals that communicate the heart and soul of our products will help continue their role as the leader in the financial services space. 


Responsibilities: 

• Manage workflow and production process for all aspects of animation, pre + post production. 
• Work with motion graphics/video team to nurture cohesiveness and best practices within production. 
• Work directly with key stakeholders to develop creative briefs, define project goals, scope, and manage script editing process. 
• Create, maintain and organize production calendars and schedules 
• Assist with actualizing job budgets, collecting invoices and wrapping jobs 
• Route approvals for creative direction, shoot locations, and retouching 
• Liaising between external agencies and internal stakeholders while maintaining expectations 
• Meticulous attention to detail and awareness of project scope and delivery dates 
• Assist with content strategy and research 
• Excellent communication skills through all stages of production 
• Development and compliance with brand style guidelines and design standards 
• Strong knowledge of video, animation and photography, style principles and techniques 
• Knowledge of stock imagery usage, licensing and basic copyright laws 
• Assist Video Shoots on and off site including interviews, documentary-style b-roll, live event. 


Qualifications: 
• Thorough understanding of the Video/3D/2D VFX production process and software tools (animation, After Effects, modeling, lighting, C4D, compositing, VO, SFX, Beta, Alpha, Final). 
• Very high level of consistency in naming files, formatting emails and packaging deliverables 
• Excellent negotiator and communicator 
• Must have strong problem solving skills 
• Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment 
• Must be able to multi-task and oversee numerous coinciding projects  
• 3+ years of experience in the film or animation industry, UX/UI experience preferred 
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in related area 
• Working knowledge of After Effects, Premier, C4D, and expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Keynote 
• Writing or strategy background a plus.

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