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Lead Cinematic Animator – Netherlands – Permanent – AAA Games

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #23162 Posted: 2 years ago

Project:                  AAA Open World Console Games


This studio regularly sets the quality benchmark in console gaming. To maintain this standard, they are looking for a Lead Cinematic Animator to lead their cinematics team. Together you’ll be creating the narrative sequences which contains previz, layout, animation, integration, dialogue, lighting as well as conversation design.



  • Experienced working in the AAA video games or similar industry (Special Effects production for TV or Cinema).
  • You have a thorough understanding of the entire CGI development process within cinematics production, such as modeling, rigging, texturing, look development, environments, pre-viz, layout, creature motion, lighting, audio and VFX.
  • You have a thorough understanding of photography and film with strong artistic skills including knowledge of colour, lighting, perspective, scale and composition;
  • You have enthusiasm and desire for long term development in a management role.
  • You have experience in game engine/editors and related tools/pipelines.
  • You are knowledgeable with latest developments/tech/workflows within the field.
  • You have a passion for staying up-to-date with the latest evolving technologies, workflows and processes.



  • Lead the cinematic team in development of AAA quality cinematics.
  • Be the spokesperson for the team and discipline to the rest of the company.
  • Collaborate with the Directors and their respective departments on mood, style and rhythm.
  • Partner with the Producer, and Production Manager to scope and prioritise each element of the cinematic production, facilitating schedules of cinematic artists and resources, planning for present and future needs.
  • Provide artistic and technical notes to the team during the setup of the task and all the way to final integration.
  • Partner with Cinematic Technology Director and relevant technical leads to collaborate, share knowledge, improve the quality of tools and work on present and future workflows and pipelines.
  • Provide creative as well as technical briefs as well as oversee the quality of outsourced cinematic content.
  • Encourage creativity and participation from all team members through mentoring, training and inspiration – helping them to grow and develop.



  • Relocation allowance.

• Free accommodation for the first 2 months of your employment.

• VISA application assistance.

• International and national tax assistance.

• Profit share bonuses, milestone bonuses and discretionary bonuses.

• Contributory pension scheme.

• 25-day holiday allowance, excluding public holidays.

  • Training and development opportunities.


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: Cinematic Animation, Lead Animator

Tags: Cinematic Animation , Lead Animator Categories: Animation , Creative


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