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Lead Animator – North East, UK – Console and PC Games

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it’s safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Project: Console and PC Games

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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 Lead Animator to join production on the studios upcoming, exciting new IP.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Extensive animation experience in the games industry with at least 1 shipped title in a Lead position
  • Expertise with Maya and/or MotionBuilder
  • Background planning, scheduling, and delegating work to team members
  • Proven experience planning and directing motion capture shoots
  • Familiar working with animation graphs and systems, including the prototyping of new gameplay features
  • Unreal Engine experience

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produce high quality keyframe and motion capture animation
  • Add to the design and execution of complex gameplay systems
  • Implement animations into engine with full ownership of your work
  • Manage the Animation team; regularly reviewing work, delegating, and planning workloads for team members, ensuring that work is completed to a high standard
  • Organising and directing motion capture sessions
  • Offer detailed input about the character creation process, from concept and design, through to modelling, rigging and final animation
  • Be heavily involved in the continued development of tools and pipeline processes, maintaining an understanding of industry best practices

BENEFITS:

  • Relocation support and VISA Sponsorship
  • Annual Bonus & Annual Salary Reviews
  • Flexible working
  • 27 days holiday
  • 5 Paid Learning Days per year
  • Regular social events
  • And Much More!

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call me directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214425!

Lead Animator – North East, UK – Console and PC Games

OPM
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Full time

Published on 11/04/2021

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