SENIOR CINEMATIC ANIMATOR

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

 

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 Motion Builder knowledge and experience.
  • Excellent Motion Capture experience.
  • Experienced 3DS max and/or Maya user.
  • Excellent knowledge of editing software (Premiere/After Effects) beneficial.
  • A great understanding of the Unreal game engine or similar.
  • A great understanding of the cinematic pipeline, in a game environment.

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent understanding of visual storytelling 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 dental care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Long-service holiday reward
  • Brand new custom designed studio
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse, Yoga & Life Drawing.
  • Quarterly salary adjustment 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
  • 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 130+ team in 1 open-plan room
  • Free fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Overseas Relocation Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Finder’s Fee
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses
  • Free Seasonal Flu Jab