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Gameplay Animator at Activision Publishing Inc

Posted in Art 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: San Diego, California

Job Description:

Gameplay Animator – Temporary

Great Games Start with Great People!  This is a significant time in our company’s history – and one of the most exciting times to join us! We are building a culture of collaboration and seeking an imaginative, skillful, and versatile Gameplay Animator to join our team in Carlsbad, California. If you share a passion for developing groundbreaking worlds and player experiences, then this may be the position you’ve been waiting for!
Gameplay Animator – Temporary

High Moon Studios is looking for a Gameplay Animator, you will create realistic gameplay animations and visually inspiring cinematic moments for a high-profile title. 

Your Mission:

  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with the development team using strong interpersonal skills.

  • Work with level team to develop animation for all aspects of level needs including gameplay, cinematic vignettes, and environmental animation with the guidance of the lead.

  • Create high-quality animation based on motion capture performances.

  • Export and integrate animations into proprietary game engine.

  • Report to the Lead Animator.

Player Profile:

  • Ability in create realistic animation for human and characters with an emphasis on acting performance.

  • Previous motion capture experience.

  • Thorough and solid understanding of animation theory and the principles of animation such as timing, weight, performance and poses.

  • Understanding and knowledge of character rigs, game animation pipelines, animation integration into game engines and animation tools.

  • Effectively communicate and clearly express ideas and animation decisions with both the animation team and other disciplines, while being open to feedback.

  • Ability to take direction and critique from Lead Animator to ensure consistent animation vision.

  • Good knowledge of Maya - With proven ability in successfully creating, editing and implementing animation using Maya.

  • Worked on 2 or more published title(s) as a character animator.

  • 3+ years of Animation experience.

  • Strong passion for video games.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with acting, martial arts, military training, or athletics.

  • Technical proficiency and understanding of game engines.

  • Facial animation experience.

 High Moon Studios
Founded in 2002, High Moon Studios is an award-winning studio developing and contributing to action games such as the Call of Duty franchise, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, and Transformers: War for Cybertron. We employ 100+ in Carlsbad, California, a seaside city in San Diego County.


Our pride is our people and the experiences we have successfully created for our fans. High Moon's talent comprises industry veterans responsible for some of the most successful games ever made. We have award-winning developers, published artists and specialists recognized as among the best in their fields. Our studio has a history of using innovative techniques designed to boost productivity and product quality, which in turn enhances our studio's quality of life.

High Moon Studios is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.