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Lead In-Game Animator – Scotland – Permanent Contract – Video Games

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago

Everywhere Games

Project: AAA Open World Video Game


This studio is building a world class team of games developers to make a ground breaking open-world game! Rich interactive character animation is critical, and this role involves a wide range of in-game animation tasks, where you will be working closely with other teams and helping to define the project’s animation workflow, to create a game experience that plays as good as it looks.



  • Animation Demo Reel
  • Lead or Director Level experience at a games developer
  • Competent in both key-frame and mocap techniques
  • Expert knowledge of animation principles and how they relate to other disciplines
  • Significant experience with tools such as Maya or MotionBuilder in video games
  • Experience with both motion-capture and keyframe animation technique
  • Strong communication skills, comfortable working across multiple teams and managing team members
  • Extensive videogame experience, having shipped at least one AAA PC/console game.



  • Leading the animation team in the early stages of the project
  • Hands-on animation work
  • Deliver the wide range of high quality character animations required by the game
  • Growing the team into a world-class animation force
  • Work with game designers to understand their animation needs, and with production to plan schedules
  • Plan and run motion-capture sessions
  • Assist with the clean-up and polish of the captured data
  • Work closely with character artists and animation programmers to define requirements and understand technical limitations
  • Manage and mentor other members of the animation department


Interested in finding out more? Call me today on +44 (0) 1206 214425.

Tagged as: Lead Animator

Tags: Lead Animator Categories: Animation , Creative


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