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Lead Animator – Sweden – £Neg + VISA + Relocation – AAA Games

Location: Stockholm, Sweden Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 2 years ago

Starbreeze

My client is a signature studio in Sweden and have been creating brilliant games for over a decade. Their recent games have received critical acclaim and commercial success on PC and Console.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE:

You will be responsible for creating solid animations, both in-game and in cinematics. You play a crucial role when it comes to tying together gameplay, storytelling and character movement. You will be responsible for pitching ideas and creating prototypes, and might even be part of directing the actors and stuntmen during motion capture sessions. Ultimately, you will bring polish to the final stage, and bring life-like (and un-life-like, of course) animations into the game.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience working with animations in the game industry with at least two shipped AAA titles.
  • Experienced Maya and possibly Motion Builder user
  • Experience and knowledge of the Unreal game engine is an advantage.
  • You must be fluent in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • A Reel demonstrating solid in-game, as well as cinematic animations, illustrating a clear understanding of the various animation principles
  • An absolute passion for videogames and animation.

 

RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Collaborate with the Animation Lead with respect to Art, Engineering and Design teams to define the animation style, produce pre-visualizations and present concept ideas to the team
  • Create the animations for both in-game behaviour as well as predefined sequences (or cut scenes)
  • Understand and have worked with game-required techniques such as blending, tagging, state machine transitions, animation blending trees, compression, etc.
  • Create compelling character performances, utiliSing both key framed and motion capture techniques, to compliment the game design and promote the artistic vision of the game as a whole
  • Work with the Producers, Department Leads and Animation team to establish methods to improve the production pipeline, tools and systems
  • Assist in troubleshooting animation and technical issues
  • Expected to give advice and mentor more junior level Animators

 

BONUS SKILLS:

  • Storyboarding, a love for zombies and a strong interest in working on Virtual Reality experiences

 

In return this studio offers a full benefits and comprehensive relocation package not forgetting awesome games to work on!

 

Ready to apply?

 

 

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

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