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.