WHO WE ARE 

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. 

WHO YOU ARE 

As a Senior Cinematics Animator you’ll be creating story-driven content for ArenaNet’s products, with a focus on crafting character performance animation.    

WHAT YOU’LL DO 

  • Craft custom animation for both cinematics and in-game cinematic content. 
  • Utilize the motion capture pipeline as well as hand-key to deliver performance-driven animation that helps drive the story. 
  • Work with Tech Art and other teams with character and creature pipeline (rig testing). 
  • Set up and implement animation files using our proprietary tools, Autodesk Motion Builder, and Autodesk Maya. 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL 

  • 5 plus years of relevant 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 as well as plus motion capture. 
  • Strong skills in Maya and Motion Builder. 
  • Experience with in-game cinematics, scene setup, and game engine implementation. 
  • Ability to dive into tool and engine processes related to animation. 
  • Organized and good interpersonal communication. 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate, taking direction from the director on the needs for the scene. 

PLUSES (NICE TO HAVES) 

  • Layout and camera skills. 
  • Good sense of other cinematic related skills, such as editing, storyboarding, scene choreography, lighting, and audio collaboration. 
  • Passion for games, animation, and storytelling. 
  • Motion Capture acting in the suit. 

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