Senior Cinematic Animator III

LightSpeed Studios
US-Irvine United States of America
25 days ago
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Responsibilities: LightSpeed LA is seeking talented and enthusiastic Senior Cinematic Animators to join our new AAA studio in sunny Irvine, California. The ideal candidate is an exceptional Animator with a penchant for creating evocative, naturalistic acting and action performances that escape the uncanny valley. As our Senior Cinematic Animator, you will work directly with our Cinematic Animation Supervisor to set up our cinematic pipeline and procedures. You will take part in devising and developing our cinematic animation methodology and training. Join our team of industry veterans and help shape a world-class team that embraces a culture of respect, diversity, and inclusion. We know we can create industry leading games while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Help us build our highly collaborative, crunch-free ethos from the ground up. Responsibilities: Animate fantastic character face and body performances Animate pulse-pounding action sequences together with our Gameplay Animation Team Help design and test our Motion Capture, Face Solving, and Animation pipeline methodologies Team up with our Cinematic Animation Supervisor to guide our growing Cinematic Animation Team in creating the highest quality animation in the lowest stress environment Collaborate with our Rigging and Gameplay Animation Teams to help create the fastest and most capable character, prop, and vehicle rigs Work with our Tech Art team and Cinematic Animation Supervisor developing and testing internal tools and evaluating external tools to create the best Animation Tool Suite for our production Work with the Cinematic Animation Supervisor to choose, vet, and support Lead Cinematic Animators as we define our quality standards and boost morale Help the Cinematic Animation Supervisor and Team to foster strong working relationships across all departments at all levels Together with the Gameplay Animation Team, elevate and safeguard the consistency between gameplay and cinematic animation Requirements: 5+ years of experience creating naturalistic human performances with a strong focus on acting 3+ years of experience creating FACS-based facial performances or similar A Solid understanding of proper FACS usage, including the ability to evaluate and give feedback on FACS rigs and FACS-based face animation A strong understanding of naturalistic body mechanics and performances A strong sense of weight, timing, and appeal in animation Adept at animating humanoids Strong technical and artistic animation skills Ability to learn new tools and techniques for animation implementation Shipped one or more AAA game titles and/or worked on three or more award-winning feature films Experience non-destructively editing and animating with motion capture data in Maya Excellent organizational, communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills A self-motivated collaborative work style with strong problem-solving skills A good work ethic and a willingness to push the highest animation quality bar A solid understanding of cinematography and camera animation Pluses: Stage, Film, and/or Television acting experience Familiarity with real-time cinematics such as Unreal Engine, Unity, Redshift or similar Location State(s) California The base pay range for this position in the state(s) above is $87,600 to $196,690 per year. Actual pay is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign on payment, relocation package, and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, as well as other medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the specific position offered. LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS is a leading global game developer, with teams across China, United States, Singapore, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and United Arab Emirates. LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS has created over 50 games across multiple platforms and genres for more than 4 billion registered users. It is the co-developer of worldwide hit PUBG MOBILE(co-developed with KRAFTON, Inc.). LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS is made up of passionate players who advance the art & science of game development through great stories, great gameplay, and advanced technology. We are focused on bringing next generation experiences to gamers who want to enjoy them anywhere, anytime, across multiple genres and devices. Create Your Profile — Game companies can contact you with their relevant job openings.
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