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Area of Interest: Animation
Job Title: Animator
City: Burbank
State / Province: California
Job Description: A magician of movement- that is what we are looking for. If you are ready to create that amazing set of movements –we are ready for you! Insomniac Games is looking for an animator to be responsible for creating high quality animations of 3D characters, weapons, vehicles and cameras for both gameplay and cinematic sequences. This particular role requires a keen understanding of body mechanics and hand keyed acrobatics that will need to be used in large interactive animation sets for playable hero characters. Sound like the opportunity for you – then read on:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
• Create high quality in-game and cinematic animations using hand key animation and motion capture data
• Work well in a highly collaborative environment with other animators, designers, and programmers, as well as the ability to communicate effectively and take direction well
• Successfully implement characters using all the necessary tools including proprietary software
• Ability to manipulate motion capture data within Maya and Motion Builder to achieve desired performance while maintaining the integrity of the base mocap data.
• Ability to animate a variety of facial expressions
• Other duties may be assigned

• Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, covering all basic animation principles and techniques.
• Experience working with motion capture to create in-game and cinematic performances that go beyond the underlying motion capture and exude personality.
• Extensive knowledge of Maya and MotionBuilder, and a working knowledge of basic office programs such as Word and Excel.

Other Skills: Demonstrated understanding of basic animation principles including squash and stretch, timing and motion, anticipation, staging, weight, and appeal. A fundamental understanding of creating animation content for video games.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, then we’d like to hear from you. Please note – this role is a benefit eligible project hire. Use the link below and apply directly to the role. Thanks!
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