Senior Animator

Brighton, England, gb
Company: OPM
Category: Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Published on 2021-06-21 18:03:53

Job Type:

Permanent: Onsite / Remote / Part Remote from UK

Project: Console and PC Games



Our client is a developer with an excellent catalogue of games to their names. Partnered with the world’s greatest games publishers they have a wide variety of projects in development. With continued expansion we are now looking for a Senior Animatorto join their talented and passionate team in Brighton. You will need to be skilled in a diverse range of animations styles and capable of creating dynamic and compelling animation.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Industry experience up to a Senior Level or ready for a step up
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of animation fundamentals for human and non-human characters
  • Knowledge and understanding of character creation process from concept, to modelling and final rigging
  • Demonstrable experience in creating animation of a high standard while maintaining visual and functional specifications for game mechanics
  • Expert knowledge or at least one major 3d package (i.e. Maya or 3DSMax)
  • An excellent understanding of the game development process

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produce high-quality hand keyed animation
  • Work with and understand Motion Capture data
  • Adapt to a range of styles as the project demands
  • Display a strong understanding of the fundamental principles of animation
  • Perform research and reference gathering to gain the necessary knowledge to perform assigned animation tasks
  • Meet production schedules and deadlines
  • Help in Lead responsibilities such as mentoring, scheduling and R&D into new features
  • Contribute to the conceptualisation of character behaviours and abilities
  • Offer detailed input during the character creation process, from concept to modelling to final rigging, identifying character performance and functionality requirements
  • Directing Mocap talent during character rehearsal and motion capture shoots

    DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Experience with game engines, Unity and Unreal ideally
  • Experience with first person games as an animator would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Motion Builder experience is a plus

    BENEFITS INCL.:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Flexible work hours
  • Regular game jams

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