Animator

We are seeking highly skilled CG Animators to join our groundbreaking team of Augmented Reality artists. You will be working at the forefront of technology and imagination in order to bring ingenious forms of entertainment to the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Create high quality real-time and cinematic animation using hand keyed animation and motion capture data.
  • Export, develop and test animation in game engines (primarily Unreal Engine).
  • Collaborate with the other creatives, animators, artists and developers to solve problems and create high quality Augmented Reality content.
  • Manage your time effectively to meet the production schedules whilst regularly communicating your progress to the team.
  • Provide WIP animation clips for review and creative discussion. Take direction, be willing to address comments and make changes.
  • Experiment with emerging technologies.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • 3+ years animation experience in feature films or game development.
  • Strong grasp of the principles of motion, timing, anticipation, follow-through, squash and stretch, forward/inverse kinematics, and other facets of 2D & 3D animation.
  • A demonstrated passion and ability in animating naturalistic creatures.
  • A demonstrated passion and ability in animating character performance and lip sync.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, innovative and creative environment.
  • Expert communicator and collaborates well with others.
  • A love of learning and can take initiative to solve tough problems.
  • Highly proficient in Maya.
  • Assist production in other parts of the pipeline if needed.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with rig building, weighting and setting up controls and interfaces for character animation.
  • Experience with Game Development and tools, Unreal Engine / Unity Game Engine.
  • Passionate about what is next in Animation across all visual entertainment.

Submission Requirements:

  • Showreel - A demo reel demonstrating a high level of proficiency in classic animation principles and its fundamentals as well as the ability to create the full range of lifelike performances from the subtle to the dramatic and powerful. A breakdown must be included with the reel.
  • CV - Including a cover letter explaining why you want to work in the AR industry and what you can bring to our company beyond your skill set. Please include professional work experience and current references.
  • Any other relevant items welcomed.