Added by on 2014-05-31

Activision Recruiting Associate Animator

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Associate Animator (temporary)

Santa Monica, California
Animation

Job Description

Home to some of the industry’s best and brightest talent, Treyarch is an industry-leading game developer whose Call of Duty: Black Ops II set world-wide launch day records, and whose previous game Call of Duty®: Black Ops set an entertainment launch opening record upon its release in 2010 and continues to be one of the best-selling games of all time.
We are looking for an Associate Animator to work on our next exciting project. As an Associate Animator, you will interact directly with some of the best Artists, Designers, and Engineers in our industry.
The ideal candidate should have a strong understanding of animation principles and an acute sense of timing and weight. You must have experience with motion-capture editing techniques. Animators in this role will be expected to perform in either one of our three Animation sub-departments: Cinematics, AI, and Player Animations.
A successful Associate Animator is expected to demonstrate a passion for developing high quality games and animations. You are self-motivated, open to learning and expanding your knowledge.

What you’ll be doing:

• Work directly with the department Lead and Senior Animators as well as Designers to identify and execute on the animation needs of the game.
• Create great animation using motion capture data or keyframing.
• Follow group standards and best practices.
• Participate in a multi-discipline development team.
• Collaborate effectively with other disciplines including Art, Design, and Audio.
• Manage day-to-day development issues; identify problems and drive creative solutions to fix them.
• Prepare for and attend motion capture shoots, as needed.

The skills/experience you’ll need:

• 2 Years animation experience in the video game industry
• Experience with Motion Capture
• Experience with Motion Builder, a plus
• A positive attitude and ability to work on a multi-discipline team
• Ability to take direction well
• A passion for developing high quality games
• Detail oriented and organized
• Excellent communication skills ReqID: ANI000078

Apply here:-  http://activision.jibeapply.com/activision/jobs/ANI000078/Associate-Animator–temporary—-Treyarch?lang=en-US
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