VFX Animator

Location: Bristol

Specialism: Visual Effects


Contract: Freelance

Axis Studios is looking to hire experienced ANIMATORS to work on high-end feature and TV VFX projects in Bristol or remotely (within the UK)  


  • Working closely with the Animation Lead/Supervisor to produce high-quality realistic animation of creatures, characters and rigid bodies

  • Working closely with the Rigging and Pipeline departments providing suggestions and feedback to improve setup, visual quality, rigs and tool functionality

  • Animating both primary and secondary characters and elements

  • Meeting schedules and show deadlines

  • Ongoing communication with Production and Lead regarding schedules and deadlines

  • Submitting shots for review and follow through with notes and feedback if/when required

  • Continuing to become familiar with new tools, software, data and other related technology


Essential skills/Experience

  • Thorough knowledge of Autodesk Maya is essential

  • Good communication skill and ability to work interactively with production and other departments to solve production challenges

  • Adaptability and the willingness to learn new processes and technical skills

  • Must be open to direction and be able to embrace change

  • Demonstrate examples of animating realistic creatures/characters in a professional studio environment

  • Strong understanding of the principles of animation, with a keen eye for character pose and staging


Axis is committed to equal opportunities. Click here to find out more.