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Lead Facial Animator – UK Remote, North West UK – Permanent – AAA Games

Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24800 Posted: 7 months ago

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

Job Location: Remote, North West UK

Project: AAA Games

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This UK developer is rapidly growing with many high-end games in development across multiple genres including Narrative Adventure and Action Shooter titles. They are a team of professional, friendly developers who form a world class studio staffed with excited, passionate creators who love to collaborate across varied, inspiring, and challenging games.

As a Lead Facial Animator, you will join their team on a dark, story-driven, next generation game that seeks to define the Narrative Adventure genre.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven background as a Lead Facial Animator on at least one shipped PC or console title
  • Strong level of technical expertise
  • Excellent knowledge of Maya and Motion Builder
  • Experience working with motion capture data and pipelines
  • In-depth knowledge of animation principles with a focus on high quality facial animation
  • Unreal Engine or a proprietary engine experience desirable
  • Knowledge and understanding of mocap rigs
  • People management, skills development, and mentoring experience

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with the Art Director, Technical Animation Lead & Lead Animator to develop and refine animation workflows and pipelines
  • Produce visually stunning 3D facial animations
  • Produce accurate detailed facial animation control rigs
  • Make sure that the work of the team follows the quality standards, artistic direction and set deadlines
  • Bring your own experience of best working practices to the team
  • Collaborate with Dev Managers to ensure a realistic time estimates are given
  • Recognise shortfalls in skills and support ongoing recruitment efforts to grow the Animation team

BENEFITS:

  • Relocation Assistance if required
  • Full Time remote contract if in the UK already
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing Support
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Performance related Bonus
  • Private healthcare plan

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

Tagged as: 3D Animation

Tags: 3D Animation Categories: Animation , Creative

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Jon Norfolk

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