Who we are
Celestial is a drone display company that has delivered beautiful, award-winning drone shows all around the world. The company includes drone pilots, amazing filmmakers, event producers and tech wizards with a passion for innovative storytelling using drone technology.
In an age of the smartphone, we are looking to encourage communities to look away from their screens and connect with the nature and beauty around them. We tell stories using the sky as a canvas and drones as their storyboard, uniting people in a shared sense of wonder.
Celestial in its infancy has delivered amazing shows for high profile clients including New Year’s Eve shows from Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Melbourne New Year residency and a feature length show at Adelaide Fringe Festival. Collaborations with Greenpeace, Manchester City and Amnesty International also feature on a stellar client list.
Celestial is looking for an Animation Supervisor to steer the creative direction of the growing animation team. The ideal candidate will come with a wide range of knowledge and experience, with a specialism in 3D motion graphics.
Ideally you’ll have a wealth of experience as an Animation Director or Supervisor. Experience of drone animation is a bonus, but detailed training will be given in our drone animation system.
As a Senior Animator you will bring many years of experience in the field 2D and 3D animation, and apply your knowledge to deliver innovation to Celestial’s animation pipeline, including drone and screen based animation.
You will help the company tell stories on a huge scale around the world. You will be a key member of the animation team, developing creative ideas, solutions and direction for new drone light shows.
You will supervise and advise other members of the team and ensure the highest quality output.
Working 5 days per week for Celestial Labs Ltd your role and responsibilities are outlined below.
Please note that this is not an inclusive list of responsibilities, and the role may incur additional duties as part of the company’s growth and development.
● Conceptualise, design and produce a wide range of 3D graphics and animations utilising our drone light show ecosystem and show production pipeline.
● Deliver animations suitable for aerial drone displays in agreed formats.
● Realise complete drone shows from first concept to final validation before flight.
● Involvement with creative ideation for stories and visualisation.
● Creation of screen-based drone animation for large-scale projection.
● Develop technical solutions to enable the realisation of creative ideas.
● Supervision of animation quality.
● Experience of drone animations
● Experience of motion capture
● Experience of coding methods for animation/particles
● Storytelling/scripting background
● Creative direction skills
● Strong knowledge of traditional animation techniques
● Strong knowledge of 3D animation techniques
● Good ability to explain ideas visually
● Motion graphics / special effects development
● Many years experience in game animation and/or 3D film or TV animation
● Ability to develop concepts independently as well as with the team
● Lead projects within the animation team
● Compositing and editing knowledge
● Ability to inspire and lead animation projects
● Adobe Creative Suite
● 3D animation software (e.g. 3DS Max/Maya/Houdini/Blender/Cinema4D)
● Unity3D / Unreal Engine
● Other graphics and animation software
Location: Celestial, Unit G11, Frome Business Park, Manor Road, Frome
Reports to: Head of Animation
Working Hours: Full time, Mon-Fri (37.5 hours/week)
Holiday: 25 days + bank holidays
Start date: As soon as possible.
There may be times in the role, where working outside of the standard hours is required in order to support the operations of the business and the events that may occur throughout the year. You may be required on occasion to work from other locations as the business requests.
If you would like to apply, please send your cover letter and CV evidencing why you are a good fit for this role to email@example.com. Please title your email Animation Supervisor.
Closing date for applications: 12th April 2023.
At Celestial, we take pride in creating breathtaking 360-degree productions using cutting edge technology to bring our audiences into a new world of creativity. It’s our mission to use the power of storytelling to connect audiences in an immersive moment of suspended time and wonder.
Our filmmaking heritage allows us to capture the magic of our shows in an unrivalled cinematic style. We are a creative collective of filmmakers, event producers and tech wizards with a passion for innovative storytelling. As we continue to grow, we would like to give you the opportunity to join us.
Since the dawn of time, humanity has enjoyed a profound connection with the stars. We once looked up, using celestial bodies to navigate our world and discover our wisdom. Out of this relationship came a sense of belonging, connecting us deeply with each other and with the universe.
We create powerful stories that stir the soul and return our gazes to the sky. Celestial drone art inspires hope and has huge potential as a tool for positive change. There is purpose and integrity in our work. And where possible, let’s bring this gift to communities that can’t afford it. Let’s be a business that reconnects people through a shared sense of wonder.
Our combination of storytelling, artistry and technical skill means we’re capable of doing this better than the rest. But to remain pioneering takes courage, humility and creativity. We can’t rest on our laurels. And being pioneering means taking risks. Sometimes we’ll get things wrong, but we’ll learn from our mistakes and get it right next time.
Because it’s technical innovation coupled with an unparalleled artistic vision that makes the impossible possible. Yes, it’s often a step into the unknown, and yes, it can feel uncomfortable at times, but it’s an adventure, and every obstacle is an opportunity in disguise. Let’s be a business that celebrates our courageous spirit.
For us, responsibility means being sustainable, inclusive, ethical, caring and transparent in the way we work. Responsibility places wellbeing (both planetary and human) above commercial imperative.
It’s up to us, as employees, to take responsibility and embody these qualities in the way we work with each other and with our clients. Let’s be a business that is as groundbreaking in our holistic culture as our cutting edge drone technology.
With bold, artistic imagination comes soul, spectacle and the ability to startle. Because those who can imagine – the artists and the adventurers – skip playfully on the fine line between order and chaos. They imagine the impossible, the beautiful and the unsettling, creating the world anew.
And, of course, imagination can not only create beauty and dazzling drone performances; it can solve problems or find a new path around them. Let’s be a business that promotes the power of imagination.
With complex and high-pressure projects, collaborating well is essential. When working with each other and our clients, this means letting others speak, listening thoroughly and remaining flexible. Good collaboration is about knowing when to stand your ground and doing so peacefully with clear reasoning.
It’s not always easy because we’re only human after all, but it’s a crucial ingredient in every successful production. Let’s be a business that seeks to understand other points of view.
If you have any questions when applying for job roles with Celestial, please get in touch today, and a member of the team with be in contact.
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