Cinematic Animator (Jr or Mid) - Diablo IV

Blizzard Entertainment
Irvine California 92618 United States of America
8 days ago

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Cinematic Animator (Jr or Mid) - Diablo IV

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The minions of Hell are growing stronger...

If you're a highly motivated and passionate Cinematics Animator, then we need you!

Our team of talented developers is growing. Our backgrounds are diverse, but we all share a real passion for what we do. We believe that if you’re looking for a tight-knit crew that celebrates self-expression and embraces collaboration, we will be a phenomenal fit for you.

The Cinematic Team is focused on much more than traditional cutscenes. We are constantly challenging ourselves to analyze every aspect of video game content to push cinematic quality wherever we can. As a member of our group, we encourage new ideas for telling visually focused stories within this constantly evolving, interactive medium.

Stuff We will Trust you With

In this role you will work closely with Animation Leads to help define and maintain high-end cinematic animations, as well as contribute to improvements in our processes and pipelines. Editing Motion capture data is one part of how we craft some of our detailed character performances. We involve animators in the entirety of the process and want them to engage in setup and shoots. We look forward to you contributing to that process while also having the opportunity to create high quality hand-keyed animations. Understanding body mechanics and engaging performances is something we look for in our animators. Your experience as a game developer is important to help work closely in many aspects of story content in our games.

Stuff You Are Familiar With

Great Animation! We are looking for individuals that show the ability to communicate solid timing and weight through their animations. Performance is something we continue to strive to improve and is a great skill to show off on your reel. We encourage a range of realistic and stylized motions on the team and would love you to show off your instincts in your reel. Being self-motivated, and proactive are qualities our team works on together to help drive success on projects and in your career development.

Problem Solving! Being a problem-solver is part of being a game developer. As part of the team, you will be encouraged to help create solutions to problems that arise during development. Adaptability! Game development is always evolving. We look for those that can easily adapt to changes with a positive attitude.

Excellent Communication! As part of our team, we expect you to help us push the boundaries of what is possible by communicating and sharing your innovative ideas with team members and helping the leads to develop plans to further those ideas.

Give and Receive Constructive Feedback! Feedback creates an engaging atmosphere, which helps you to continue to learn and grow in areas important to your development, like story and cinematics. This will also help you continue to refine your communication skills with your team and with others outside of your discipline

You’ll really get noticed with these upgrades:

You will be working with a team passionate about storytelling in film and games. Include a cover letter that tells us…..What drives your passion?

Experience with Previz, motion-capture and facial animation is a plus.

Keep in Mind, You Will Need These Things To Apply

COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by ap

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.plicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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