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Experienced Animator (Video Games)

  • Location: UK, Guildford
  • Salary/rate: Excellent salary DoE
  • Date posted: 03/08/18
  • Job reference: 6504
  • Permanent
This vacancy has now expired.

Interested in working with a BAFTA winning games developer? Want to work at the cutting edge of video games graphics on console and VR tech. We are looking for a highly talented and experienced Animator to play a key role with one of the UK's top AAA games developers. 

You will be responsible for a creating and editing key-frame animation and editing mocap data for in-game characters and sequences, to provide high-quality content for one of our games currently in production.

At least 3 years of experience as an animator, working on at least one AAA game.
Creating believable key-framed performances for both humans and creatures
Able to clean up and enhance motion captured performances
Detailed knowledge of the workflows and methods involved in animating game characters, vehicles and objects.
A strong portfolio of work which demonstrates the ability to create high-quality animations.

Key skills and Responsibilities:
The ability to follow an artistic vision and interpret feedback and direction accurately
An ability to interpret storyboards and take them through to final animation
A solid understanding of traditional animation principles (timing, weight, etc.)
Experience working with and editing mocap data.
Ability to create and iterate key-frame animation.
Strong staging and block-out skills, with a good eye for character posing.
Collaborating with other disciplines such as environment, character, lighting and VFX artists, graphics programmers and level designers to create a AAA game experience.

Technical Skills/Knowledge:
Motion Builder
Knowledge of the principles of key-frame and motion capture technology
Experience of character rigs and facial animation solutions
Experience working on a first-person game would be an advantage
Experience working on a VR game would also be an advantage

If the above sounds like it could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for then get in touch. For a casual chat about the role in more detail call me on 01925 839 722 or drop me an email on

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