FIFA - Facial Animator (Temporary)

About the Employer

The Role: Cinematic Animator

To be successful in this role, you will need to be able to key-frame characters to a very high standard.

You will work closely with the Cinematics Team to help bring quality animated performances to the game.

Core Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Cinematics Director to understand the vision for the cinematics
  • Create key-framed character performances together with all the props necessary to realize the cinematics
  • Work closely with the gameplay animation team to ensure consistency and share assets where necessary
  • Work with artists, technical artists/animators - providing feedback on rigs and tools
  • Provide feedback to other animators on the team (both internally and externally) – where necessary
  • Help ensure that the flow between game-play and cinematics appears as seamless as possible
  • Work with Technical Artist’s/Animator’s and Engineers to manage and solve any technical problems that arise with both 1st and 3rd party tools and software
  • Proactively identify issues and come up with solutions
  • Help establish efficient pipelines and procedures

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least 4 years of experience key-framing characters for either film, television or games
  • Can key-frame characters at an advanced level and create highly-polished body and facial performances
  • Experience creating the various passes needed to take animations from initial previz and blocking, all the way through to fully realized, highly-polished sequences
  • Experience working with advanced facial animation rigs
  • A solid understanding of cinematography and experience animating cameras
  • A high level of proficiency working with Maya
  • Experience working with, and providing feedback to both artists and technical artists/animators
  • Motivated to learn how to use new or proprietary software
  • Be adaptable to different workflow methods
  • Able to communicate well with other disciplines
  • Be positive and approachable

Beneficial Skills and Experience

  • Can identify issues and help manage and resolve them efficiently
  • Experience working with Jira (or similar)
  • A keen gamer!

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