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3D Character Animator in Burbank, CA, USA

Looking for: 3D Animation
Budget: Negotiable

3D Character Animator in Burbank, CA, USA

About Us:
Mousetrappe is on the cutting edge of multi-media production, working with top theme park and cultural experiences to produce state of the art content around the world for everything from theme parks to museums to live entertainment. We do this by amassing teams of creative, inspiring, hard-working, and focused people who believe in the power of storytelling to bring life and dimension to otherwise static experiences. Our culture is based on collaboration, creativity, performance and having a positive impact not only for our clients, but the people who experience our work first hand as theme park goers, museum aficionados, thrill seekers and more.

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Position Details:
We are searching for character animators to join our team here at Mousetrappe! We’re looking for animation magicians that can bring the spark of life to our tableau of characters. The ideal candidates will understand the kinetics of motion, the nuances of performance, and the technical rigors of the production pipeline. Working in a collaborative environment, this position offers a chance for candidates to exhibit their creativity and technical skill. As this is a small studio environment, animators must feel comfortable trouble-shooting their own technical problems to a degree as there is limited full-time technical support. The position is freelance/project-based and would run for about 8 weeks beginning in early February.


  • Character animation of quadruped and bipedal creatures
  • Create and manage digital assets
  • Follow design guidelines, asset naming conventions and other technical constraints
  • Interpret storyboard illustrated creative with refined character performance
  • Work collaboratively with team to execute projects on time
  • Manage shots with extremely long timelines


  • Expert level knowledge of Maya, able to trouble-shoot basic technical problems without staff support
  • An eye for detail and good visualization skills
  • Ability to take feedback and make changes as required
  • Fast and efficient
  • Familiarity with full animation techniques and pipeline
  • Good communication skills
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in character animation, must have previous examples of animal work
  • MUST be local to LA, no relocation or remote work possible.

Submit the Following for Consideration:

  • Link to Sample of Work and/or Portfolio
  • Current Resume
  • Desired Freelance Rate

Due to a typical large volume of responses, only candidates under consideration will receive reply. To all others we appreciate your interest and thank you in advance.

Are you looking to pay or is this a collaboration?
Hire a freelancer

Is this ongoing work or a one off job?
Ongoing work

How would you prefer to pay?
Day rate

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Do you have an estimate of the job or project length?
A few months

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Do you need to hire for a specific city, country or place?
Yes, they need to be at a location (give location in job title)

When do you want to have the freelancer secured by?
2-3 weeks

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Yes (please enter this in the description)

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Posted 3 months ago
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