Our client has an award winning AAA Franchise. The studio develops games using its proprietary technology, enabling huge open worlds filled with emergent gameplay.
They are now looking for a lead animator.
Work with character animation and rigging.
Have experience with character and creature animation, facial animation, skeletal construction and point weighting.
Focus on quality control for the animations created on the team
Collaborate with both animators and programmers.
Plan, manage, coordinate and review the work of the animation team to ensure the highest quality
Liaise with the Game Director and Lead/Senior Designers to establish the animation requirements in all areas of the game
Ensure that the integrity of the animations and character behaviors are realized as intended in the build via regular reviews, establishing issues and advising on implementation and technical solutions.
Collaborate with Directors, Producer and other Leads to help drive the project direction
Actively participate in animation system and tech design, pipeline improvements, and all animation related problem solving
To be a positive driving force that consistently leads by example
Act as a role-model
Provide feedback on performance, mentoring and training
Passionate about animation with a high level of understanding of weight distribution, posing and timing
Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
The ability to effectively communicate, both creatively and technically
Experience with facial animation, cinematography, cinematic related character animation, rigging, skinning, animation state trees and animation scripting would be beneficial
Experience with multi-player related animation systems and open world games
Experience as a lead animator with at least one AAA console title under your belt
5+ years games industry experience in animation.
Your animation reel plus CV is required to be considered for the role.
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