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Cinematic Animator – Edinburgh, UK – Permanent – AAA Games

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24169 Posted: 6 months ago

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

Project: AAA Open World Games



Our award-winning client is looking for an exceptionally skilled Cinematic Animator who possesses a passion for enhancing the cinematic cut scenes and sequences for some of the biggest and most ambitious AAA video game titles.




  • Excellent demo reel demonstrating professional experience animating for games.
  • Positive and solution focused, with a keen interest in films and games.
  • Excellent at animating the human figure to produce realistic character animations.
  • Solid understanding of development problems with regards to getting animations into a game.
  • Brings innovation and resolution to technical challenges throughout production.
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills, able to work with a multi-discipline team.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art and/or Animation, or comparable experience.




  • Creating cutscenes and cinematic sequences for video games.
  • Involvement in the planning and direction of motion capture shoots.
  • Enhancing performances, emphasising weight, timing & silhouettes to produce spectacular cinematics.
  • Working with the global teams to problem solve and execute cinematic sequences.
  • Reviewing animations and implement feedback from lead reviews.
  • Generate spectacular animations that are responsive and cinematic.
  • Working closely with the design team to create mesmerising cinematic experiences.
  • Implementing, troubleshooting, and debugging animation systems.
  • Helping enhance animation pipelines.




  • Advanced understanding of MotionBuilder and motion capture.
  • Professional experience developing third person action games.
  • Professional experience of film editing, lighting or VFX.
  • Practical understanding of state machines and motion trees.


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

Tagged as: Cinematic Animation

Tags: Cinematic Animation Categories: Animation , Creative


Jon Norfolk

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