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Facial Animator – North West (UK) – Permanent – AAA Video Games

Location: Manchester, North West, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #28904 Posted: 1 year ago

Cubic Motion

Salary: Circa £20K

Project: AAA Games, TV & Film

Notes: As their primary speciality is facial animation, any experience in this area is of great benefit!


My client is a premier producer of facial animation for a wide range of high profile clients in video games and interactive entertainment for the global market. They are looking for experienced and junior animators to join their growing team to work on multiple high-profile projects in Film, Television and Video Games. You will need to be able to relocate to Manchester and work on-site for the duration of the contract.


  • Good understanding of complete animation pipelines
  • At least 1 mainstream animation package experience (Maya preferred).
  • All staff are expected to interact with their clients’ teams so you should be comfortable communicating with, and understanding the needs of, external parties.
  • A willingness to learn new skills and flexible to work on a variety of projects.
  • An enthusiasm for a career within the video games or Visual Effects industries.
  • Degree or A-level education is preferred.
  • Excellent IT skill-set, e.g. Windows, Office, Image/video editing software.
  • Desirable IT skills would be image or video editing e.g. Photoshop, After Effects.


  • Creating high quality 3D Facial Animation using Maya
  • Be able to adapt to new projects, pipelines.
  • Create accurate detailed facial animation control rigs.
  • Be aware of project schedules whilst working on demanding deadlines.
  • Highlight potential problems with assigned tasks.

A competitive pro-rata salary is on offer for the successful applicant as well as assistance relocating. Working hours are flexible, and can include opportunities to select working hours which are aligned with those of overseas clients and their teams. All applicants must be eligible to work in the European Union.

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


Salary and benefits will be discussed at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.

Tagged as: 3D Animation

Tags: 3D Animation Categories: Animation , Creative


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