Senior Cinematic Animator - New IP

Guildford, UK, Permanent

Ref: ART2202001

Supermassive Games is an award-winning studio, known for the critically acclaimed game Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology.

We are seeking a Cinematic Animator, ready to contribute to our unique narrative experience at the highest levels of AAA production on one of our exciting new projects! 

This is a permanent role and you will be joining an award-winning team at the initial stages of development.

With a passion to deliver high-end cinematic games, Supermassive Games is carving a unique and exciting path in the games industry. Want to join us on the journey?

Role Responsibilities:

Working closely with the Animation Director, your responsibilities will include:

  • The ability to follow an artistic vision and interpret feedback and direction accurately
  • An ability to interpret storyboards and contribute throughout the whole pipeline quickly iterating on pre-viz to final animation
  • Experience with editing motion capture data.
  • Ability to create and iterate on high quality key-frame animations for a wide variety of characters, creatures and props.
  • Strong staging and block-out skills, with a good eye for character posing. 

Skills and Experience required:

  • At least 7 years of experience as an animator, working on at least one AAA game.
  • Able to clean up and enhance motion captured performances
  • Detailed knowledge of the workflows and methods involved in animating game characters, vehicles, and objects.
  • A strong portfolio of work which demonstrates the ability to create high-quality animations
  • A deep knowledge of Maya and Motion Builder
  • Experience of character rigs and facial animation solutions
  • Familiar with Unreal Engine 4 

The candidate should have

  • A drive to constantly push animation quality and try out new ideas
  • A highly positive and proactive work ethic
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • Passion for video games

Why join us?

  • Quarterly profit-related bonus scheme
  •  25 days annual leave
  • Pension and life assurance
  • Social events - including large summer party
  • Constantly improving tools and workflow so you can focus on creativity
  • Fast decision-making allows good ideas to flourish
  • We celebrate and nurture talent
  • Our supportive, inclusive and friendly team culture is something we are proud of
  • Work-life balance is something we respect and protect
  • Ultimately, you’ll work on the cutting edge - making innovative and immersive game

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