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TECH ANIM SUPERVISOR

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About the job

  • Responsible of the satisfactory functioning of the animation department, you will offer a technical support to the animators on a daily basis.
  • Check on animation work in progress. Reporting all problems occurring at this stage of production.
  • Checking of “pre-anim” elements from rig.
  • Responsible for all “post-anim” elements for the following departments: animation fixing, CFX, VFX, lighting, editing.
  • Supervise the technical animation department.
  • Offering solutions to improve the process on challenging shots, to streamline the animation pipe.
  • Listen and analyze the requests of directors, animation directors and lead animators regarding rig alterations, issues on complex shots and development requests.

Must have

  • Thorough knowledge of Maya
  • Knowledge of Shotgun
  • Experience in character animation / CFX / Fixing
  • Thorough understanding of rig and setup
  • Full Mastery of the animation films’ pipeline

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of Python
  • Experience as team supervisor

About you

  • French and conversational English knowledge is required
  • Must communicate well and be able to take notes and direction
  • Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines
  • Available or willing to relocate to Paris (remote work unavailable)
  • Our preference is for European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. Because the process of obtaining a visa is so complex and timeconsuming, foreign candidates with a significative experience will be the only ones considered, for a selection of senior jobs.

About us

Illumination Studios Paris is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

Webdesign/Project coordinator F/M/NB

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About us

Illumination Studios Paris is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

About the job

We are looking for a web design coordinator to join our IT team and participate in the development of the company’s internal and external websites.
You will also participate in the development of the Studio’s web tools such as the Learning
Management System, production management tools, etc…
As a privileged interlocutor on these tools, you are the relay between the Management, the Production and project teams.

Must Have

● Minimum Bac+2 in computer science
● Young graduate with internship experience
● Good knowledge of WordPress, Google Sites, etc…
● Ability to quickly master the production tools developed in-house

Nice to have

● Knowledge of Excel (pivot tables, report development)
● Basic knowledge of MySQL and production tracking tools (ex: Shotgrid, Ftrack,…)
● Knowledge of Linux / UNIX systems

About you

● Fluency in French, a correct level in English is required.
● Relational skills, good listening and analytical skills.
● Ability to work in a team, prioritize actions and meet deadlines.
● Available to work in our Paris office.
● We prefer applications from Europeans or candidates with a French work permit. We will not be able to obtain a visa for this position.

How do we keep you smiling?

Our team develops and brings these stories to life, exploring universal truths through visual and comedic through visual and comedic expression that invites our audience to discover ideas experiences and emotions in ways never before imagined. We are at the service of the story and our characters.
Entrepreneurial at heart, sophisticated in design, caring in our approach, we aspire approach, we strive for excellence and seek out talent with a passion for stimulating creativity in any role.
Family and friends screening, social events and group benefits to keep you smiling.
The opportunity to work with a diverse team in an international environment.
Office in the center of Paris, remote working policy.
Internal mobility opportunities, “give your chance” culture..

Your journey with us

Initially, when your application is accepted, you will receive a call to explain the essentials of the position and to give you a chance to show your motivation.
If your application is successful, you will move on to the next step with our management.
We will always give you the opportunity to add something to your application in terms of in terms of a video, message, additional information or any other question before we make before we make the final decision (which will be based on your overall performance in the process).
As a final step, we look forward to sharing some good news and welcoming you as a new colleague!

Associate Production Manager (F/M/NB)

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About the job

  • To assist the production and animation supervision team in the smooth running of projects by ensuring an accurate and efficient flow of information.
  • To coordinate the flow of information and elements between artists and departments.
  • To manage the day-to-day work of an assigned department team.
  • To keep databases up to date with elements and shot status.
  • To coordinate dailies and take notes.

Must have

  • Experience in production for the animation department.
  • Experience in working with databases.

Nice to have

  • Knowlegde of Shotgun.
  • Knowledge of Maya.

About you

  • French and English fluency is required.
  • Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Available or willing to relocate to Paris (remote work unavailable).
  • We favor European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. We will not be able to obtain a visa for this position.

About us

Illumination Studios Paris is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

Houdini Environment Artist – ON SITE

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About the job

  • Work closely with Sets & Props Modeling and surfacing supervisors to create procedural sets adapted to current productions.
  • Create Assets, handle complex modeling (building, city, landscape).
  • Work in the pipeline between Houdini and Maya.
  • Accurately interpret concept art and design from the Art Department, keeping the appeal and the essence of the concept.
  • Model sets while responding to requests from the following departments: rigging, layout, surfacing, animation.

Must have

  • Strong knowledge of Houdini
  • Maya Knowledge
  • Technical and artistic profile

Nice to have

  • Substance, Zbrush, Speedtree knowledge

About you

  • Fluency in French and good level in English.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Available or willing to relocate to Paris (remote work unavailable)
  • We favor European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. We will not be able to obtain a visa for this position.

About us

Illumination Studios Paris is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

Graphic designer

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About the job

  • Design visuals for posters, products packaging, magazine covers, shop signs, user interface designs (control rooms, dashboards, etc…) that appear in the sets of animated feature films currently in production.
  • Harmonize drawing, typography and color within the design to create a ready-to-use image.
  • Think creatively and propose funny, striking and original concepts, graphics and layouts, to enrich the visual content of the film while remaining faithful to the artistic spirit of the film.
  • Adapt to the period of the films, whether it is old or modern designs.
  • Work closely with Art Director and Directors

Must have

  • Strong artistic skills in design, drawing, painting, perspective and composition.
  • Advanced software skills in Photoshop.
  • In-depth knowledge of typography, characters’ anatomy and color science is required.

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of basic animation and visual effects using After Effects.
  • Knowledge of Illustrator.
  • Background in art history.

About you

  • French and/or English fluency is required.
  • Good communication skills and ability to take notes and directions.
  • Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Remote work is possible in the long term, but the position has to be filled primarly in Paris.
  • We favor European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. The process of obtaining a visa being so complex and timeconsuming, only foreign candidates with a significative experience will be considered, for a selection of senior jobs.

About us

Illumination Studios Paris, founded by Chris Meledandri in 2011, is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of event-animated films, including Despicable Me—the most successful animated franchise in cinematic history—as well as Dr. Seuss’ The LoraxDr. Seuss’ The Grinch and The Secret Life of Pets and Sing films. Illumination’s soon-to-be released The Super Mario Bros. Movie will join a studio library that includes two of the top 10 animated films of all time. Illumination’s iconic, beloved franchises—infused with memorable and distinct characters, global appeal and cultural relevance—have grossed more than $8 billion worldwide. Illumination has an exclusive financing and distribution partnership with Universal Pictures. Illumination’s upcoming films in 2023 include The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Migration.

Illumination Studios Paris is based in Paris and the Producer Illumination is located in Santa Monica