JOB TITLE: Lead Animator
LOCATION: Brno, Czech Republic
REPORTS TO: Animation Director
We are looking for an experienced Animation Lead, well versed in all aspects of animation development, to guide a team of passionate and skilled animators on our journey to building an incredibly exciting new game. You’ll partner with the project leads group to create and implement the highest quality animations to meet the unique vision and style of the project.
What You Will Do:
- Hold the vision for how animation truly shapes gameplay experience, in terms of the mission animations
- Work with the Design team to ensure a consistent vision across the project
- Collaborate with the Animation director to set the standard for quality across the animation team
- Drive Designers to understand your vision for the character animation and how you want to bring it to life
- Direct the mocap sessions in our mocap studio in Brno
- Define the standard for character animation at every stage, from idea to concept to prototype to actual animations that ship
Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit:
- A creative leader with the ability to both create and drive your own vision while simultaneously working with the overall creative vision for the game to ensure they entwine well
- A desire to mentor other animators, and a skill for being able to deliver critical feedback while maintaining positive morale
- An animator passionate about working on industry-defining titles that push your abilities and define true-to-life characters and creatures
- At least one shipped AAA title
- Expert knowledge of Motion Builder
- Strong animation-related Unreal Engine knowledge
- Strong creative and technical problem-solving skills
- Exceptional communication skills
Who We Are:
Hangar 13 is an internal 2K development studio based in four locations: Brno & Prague (Czech Republic), Novato (California), and Brighton (UK), working collaboratively as one team. Each of our locations provides the opportunity to Bravely Create on big-budget, AAA console titles in a diverse and inclusive environment. At Hangar 13, we want people driven by curiosity — Visionaries who aren’t afraid to explore new territory. Intrepid individuals who embrace the weird, the challenging, the unconventional. We’re continuing to build a space that empowers you to take risks and redefine what’s possible, Where your inquisitive nature is nourished — A home for people who aren’t satisfied with what is, but who are obsessed by what could be. So bring your talent, Your unique point-of-view, Your fearless tenacity, And together, we’ll Bravely Create.
Located in the south-east part of the Czech Republic, just a 2-hour drive from Prague, 3 hrs from Budapest and mere 90 minutes from Vienna, surrounded by vineyards from the south-east and highlands from the north-west, Brno is a comfortable place to live and work. This Czech Republic´s second largest city offers everything you need without the big city rush - modern architecture, perfect cuisine, award-winning bars, and diverse countryside.
Located in the heart of Europe, with its enchanting historical centre and magic energy, Prague is one of the world's most stunning cities. The Hangar 13 office is based in the city centre, just a few minutes from the Old Town and its famous astronomical clock. Cultural events, vibrant nightlife, sports and leisure time activities, beautiful nature – all just a few steps away.
Located just 45 minutes via train from London, Brighton is one of the UK’s most diverse and downright interesting cities. Sat right on the south coast of England, the city is home to a vibrant creative community and is known as an easy-going and tolerant place to live and work. Brighton is home to Victorian piers and palaces, brightly coloured stucco homes and a 5-mile long shingle beach which becomes a post-work social hub during the summer months.
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