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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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. 
  • Motion Capture acting in the suit.

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