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Senior 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:

Senior 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 Senior 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!


Senior Animator

High Moon Studios is looking for a talented Senior Animator to create realistic gameplay animations and visually inspiring cinematic moments for a high-profile title. The candidate must be a strong problem-solver, an effective communicator, and passionate about making great games! 


Your Mission:


  • Create high-quality animation based on motion capture performances to meet visual expectations.

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

  • Works closely with Project Leads to develop high quality animations utilizing the proper export techniques and technical implementations guidelines into proprietary game engine.

  • Meets project deadlines / milestones, as set by Project Leads and the production department.

  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with the development team using strong interpersonal skills.

  • Report to the Lead Animator.

Player Profile:


  • Experience creating realistic animation for human 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.

  • Strong 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.

  • Highly proficient with Maya - Experience with and proven ability in successfully creating, editing and implementing animation using Maya.

  • Ability to maintain clear and open communication between team members.

  • 5+ years of Animation experience.

  • Worked on 3 or more published title(s) as a character animator.

  • A passion for video games.

  • Strong teamwork.

Bonus Points:


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

  • Facial animation experience.

  • Technical proficiency and understanding of game engines

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.