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Lead Cinematic Animator – Scotland – Permanent – AAA Video Game

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24851 Posted: 5 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 Video Game


Our client is working on an ambitious Open World Game with an immersive narrative. They are expanding their cinematics team and are hiring for a Lead Cinematic Animator who has an excellent understanding of game production. Working closely with the cinematic team you will be making market leading immerse, high quality cinematics.


  • Demo Reel showcasing your best animation work for game cinematics.
  • Experience in similar Lead position, having already shipped a AAA quality game.
  • Self-organised with the ability to improve processes.
  • Team building and mentoring skills.
  • Great animation skills and motion editing.
  • Excellent knowledge of Motion Builder / Maya.
  • Experience working with motion capture data.
  • Knowledge of rigging is very desirable to provide feedback to the Rigging team.
  • Capable of meeting schedules and commit to delivery dates.
  • Provide a demo showcasing your best animation work for game cinematics.


  • Assist the entire creative process, from initial prototyping to final delivery.
  • Handle the cinematic animation process and supervise that best practices are followed and improved upon.
  • Produce high quality animations on characters, facial, props and vehicles for cinematics.
  • On-board and mentor other members of the team, while leveraging experienced senior members of the team to achieve high quality results.
  • Work closely with other disciplines inside and outside of the cinematic team.
  • Work and liaise with external partners where necessary.
  • Take ownership of cinematic animation.
  • Evaluate and provide feedback for cinematic animation work every day.
  • Make sure that cinematic animation work functions as intended in the game.


  • Support with VISA and relocation to Edinburgh
  • Temporary accommodation provided
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Amazing city location
  • Working with a world class team of developers


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

Tagged as: Cutscene, Lead Animator

Tags: Cutscene , Lead Animator Categories: Animation , Creative


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