We’re ArenaNet—we’ve created a studio that makes online worlds infused with innovation, hand-crafted excellence, and creative passion. We're not the only ones who share this passion; gamers made Guild Wars 2 the fastest selling MMO game in the West with more than 3 million copies sold in its first 9 months, and players and press have consistently called it one of the best MMOs of all time.
As a Senior Cinematics Animator you’ll be creating story-driven content for ArenaNet’s products, crafting character performance animation as well as driving the quality of the team’s animation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Craft custom animation for both cinematics and in-game cinematic content.
Utilize the motion capture pipeline to deliver performance-driven animation.
Hand-key performance animation that can’t be covered by motion capture.
Working with the Cinematic Lead, assist with reviewing animation content for cinematics.
With our proprietary tools, other tasks will involve various technical work (not coding) that will be required to get the animation and cinematic job done.
6 plus years of performance animation experience.
2 plus years of game development experience.
Strong portfolio demonstrating skills in performance animation, both body and face.
Strong show of lip sync animation.
Ability to hand-key animate.
Strong show of motion capture clean up.
Strong skills in Maya and Motion Builder.
Experience with in-game cinematics, scene setup, triggers, and game engine implimentation.
Organized and good interpersonal communication.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate, taking direction from the director on the needs for the scene.
PLUSES (NICE TO HAVES)
Passion for games, animation, and storytelling.
Have some other cinematic skill, either rigging, tools, camera, lighting, etc.