LEAP Animators Program

LEAP Animators Program

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Type: Contract
Quebec city

Are you looking to take your first LEAP into Feature Animation?

Whether you’re a recent Animation school graduate, looking to transition from another department into Animation or are self-taught, Cinesite is excited to offer you the opportunity to participate in the exclusive LEAP  training program! Designed to give you a guided entry into an Animator role in our Feature Animation division,  the program includes a combination of training and onboarding activities that will set you up for success. Gain practical experience from world-class talent as you work alongside your new team on Feature Animation projects.


  • Obtain a 6 month, full-time paid contract within our Feature Animation division
  • Benefit from a carefully curated 10-week onboarding and training plan
  • Gain hands-on technical and creative experience guided by seasoned Feature Animation professionals
  • Develop your knowledge of key tools, softwares, techniques and feature animation pipeline while working on a Feature Animation project
  • Learn the Cinesite  Feature Animation production pipeline
  • Work on your animation skills in a real production environment
  • Be immersed in the “behind the scenes” of a production


  • Take direction from the Lead Animator, Animation Supervisor, VFX Supervisor, Animation Director to produce high quality animation for Feature Animated films
  • Work closely with the Animation team to properly interpret and implement creative concepts and client specifications
  • Learn to work with production to find solutions that meet creative needs
  • Learn to work within an established pipeline
  • Complete assigned tasks based on established quotas and the production calendar
  • Develop the ability to flag and/or resolve issues that may affect the schedule or cause delays
  • Train on 3D animation techniques, software and related technologies.


  • 3D Demo reel and/or CG portfolio that showcases your interests and skills
  • Basic animation skills, required
  • Basic understanding of anatomy, shot composition and animation principles.
  • Knowledge of Maya for Animation
  • Ability to work and learn as part of a team to achieve production goals and troubleshoot issues
  • Commitment and motivation to build upon existing knowledge and learn new techniques
  • Possess a valid working status in Canada (Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or open work permit)
  • Must be based out of or be willing to relocate to Montreal
  • Availability for full-time work, (40hrs/week) as of June 6th 2022
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