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Stargate Studios Malta Ltd

Junior Animators (MAYA)

North of Malta
Posted date | 06/06/2017 Closing date | 06/07/2017
Full Time Experienced
Audio Visual

Job Vacancy: Junior Animators (MAYA)

Stargate Studios Malta is seeking a Junior-level Animation Artists. The job will involve lip-sync and facial expression animation of a dog. This will be used for facial replacement on a live action series. We are looking for a Junior with some animation experience, a hunger to learn, improve and handle high volumes of work under pressured deadlines.


  • Maintains communication with tracking/layout artists to verify position accuracy.
  • Manages notes from Supervisor or leads and ensure they are applied.
  • Working as part of the team of animators and communicating with Lead.
  • Open to sharing knowledge with the team.
  • Managing your workload and completing the shots allocated to you on time.
  • Ensuring your work is communicating clearly from blocking through to final animation.
  • Once tasks are complete, the animated character/objects will go through QC and published to the studio


  • Experience in Maya is essential
  • Strong facial animation skills are required
  • Knowledge of Tracking, Layout, Rigging is highly desired
  • Experience with After Effects is a Bonus
  • Able to take direction well and adaptable to change
  • Good at improvising and problem-solving

Personal Skills:

  • Open, approachable and friendly
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly motivated to do their best and to always be improving
  • Responsive to taking direction and feedback
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop professionally
  • Ability to quickly integrate & communicate well with a small team

If you are interested in this position and would consider relocating to Malta, kindly submit your application to us directly by using the 'Apply Now' button and include a clear link to a showreel.

About us:
Stargate Studios is an Emmy Award winning visual effects company that works on high profile television shows and feature films, and that is made up of 10 studios worldwide.

The Stargate Network currently includes 250 Producers, Supervisors, Artists and Engineers, working within a state-of-the-art workflow which seamlessly connects all the network’s resources.  

Stargate Studios Malta manages the group’s presence in the European region with the focus being in the Spanish, Italian and British markets.

Our local VFX Supervisors have been on set in Spain, Canada, Italy, UK, Czech Republic, Belgium, Morocco and South Africa.  Our base, in Malta, makes it easy to be on-set anywhere in Europe at short notice as per clients’ shooting schedules.

Stargate Studios Malta boasts a complete post production facility including editorial suites, artist workstations and a render farm capable of handling 4K/UHD workflows.

In-house RED cameras with 4K and 8K sensors, and car rigs enable the team to shoot bespoke plates and elements as required.  Over the years the production arm of the Malta team has also serviced productions such as Game of Thrones, Sinbad, i Medici and El Principe as Second Unit.



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