SENIOR CINEMATIC ANIMATOR
2 YEAR CONTRACT

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of staff. We are looking for an exceptionally talented Senior Cinematic Animator who is ready for the challenge of producing our next unannounced AAA title.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • To create and develop industry-leading cinematic scenes that support the narrative of the game.
  • To set up and develop cinematic scenes and animations from previs to final quality in the game engine (Unreal).
  • To work very closely with the Cinematic Lead to ensure scene content and direction is consistent and reaches the desired quality goals.
  • To work very closely with all neighbouring departments, specifically Script and Design to ensure the work being output is relevant and current at all times.
  • To support the motion capture process from rehearsals to final performance.
  • Be a solid example for non-Seniors to follow suit.

 

Technical Requirements

  • Excellent MotionBuilder knowledge and experience.
  • Extensive Motion Capture experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of editing software (Premiere/After Effects) beneficial.
  • Excellent understanding of the Unreal game engine or similar is advantageous.
  • A great understanding of a cinematic pipeline, in a game environment.
  • Not necessary, but desirably experience in 3DS Max and/or Maya user.

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent understanding of visual story telling skills.
  • Excellent animation skills.
  • Great understanding of cinematography.
  • Great understanding of staging, scene design and camera layout.
  • Great key frame and motion editing skills.
  • Great understanding of the cinematic pipeline including scene layouts, motion capture, animation, camera work and editing.
  • Strong ability to self-manage time and bring cinematics in on time and to the desired quality level.
  • Strong communication and organisational skills.
  • Strong pro-active problem-solving skills and to demonstrate a great level of independence.
  • Strong teamwork skills: willingness to give and receive feedback, and the ability to embrace change; ability to collaborate productively with others.
  • Motion capture acting ability beneficial, but not necessary.

Benefits

  • Private family medical care
  • Private family dental care
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Excellent annual bonus scheme
  • £1,000 to £5,000 Finder’s fee for helping recruitment
  • 25 days of paid holiday + 8 public holidays per year
  • 2 days off per year to support a charity of your choice
  • Studio closes between Xmas and New Year (Discretionary)
  • Comprehensive Relocation Support
  • Tons of studio clubs to help you get to know people:
    • Gym, Comic book, War gaming, Board games, Home brewing, Chess, New Parents, Photography
  • Yoga 5x per week at lunchtimes in our mocap room
  • Football 2x per week at lunchtimes
  • Life Drawing 1x per week in the evening
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Access to entire DC back catalogue on Comixology
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse
  • Quarterly salary & promotion reviews
  • Monthly 1on1s with your Line Manager
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process
  • Film nights in our Mocap theatre
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex
  • Invites to WB films in their London private cinema before their release date
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour
  • Staff only merchandise store
  • State of the art office with the entire 180+ dev team in 1 open-plan room
  • Free vending machine snacks, fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Discounted bicycle equipment to encouraging biking to work
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses