Added by on 2017-03-20

Activision Recruiting Junior Technical Animator

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Junior Technical Animator

We are looking for a Junior Technical Animator to work at our newly renovated, best-in-class, Capture Studio and interact directly with some of the best Artists and R&D engineers in our industry. Your job will be to ensure that we deliver the highest quality facial and body motion capture data, checking raw motion capture data for the team.
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.
A successful Junior Technical Animator is expected to demonstrate a keen eye for detail, and a passion for developing high quality games and animations. You are self-motivated, open to learning and expanding your knowledge.


Using custom and specialized Motion Capture software and tools
Cleaning up, modifying, “plussing,” checking, and QC-ing raw facial and Motion Capture data on a Blade skeleton
Working directly with the department Lead and Senior Animators as well as Designers to identify and execute on the animation needs of the game
Following group standards and best practices
Participating in a multi-discipline development team
Collaborating effectively with the Art and Capture teams
Managing day-to-day development issues; identifying problems and driving creative solutions to fix them
Preparing for, and attending, motion capture shoots, as needed


College degree in Animation or equivalent experience in the video game industry with strong animation portfolio
Experience with FACS, facial performance animation, and cleanup
Experience with Motion Capture
A positive attitude and ability to work on a multi-discipline team
Ability to take direction well and address notes
A passion for developing high quality games
Extremely detail oriented and organized
Excellent communication skills
Experience with Motion Builder, Blade, or an equivalent Motion Capture Software
Python, HSL, or other scripting experience a plus
Experience with previs & cameras

Great Games Start with Great People! This is an exciting time to join us!
Ask anyone who works at Activision, or with Activision, their favorite thing about it, and they’ll tell you, it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure and resources, but our success doesn’t come from assembly lines producing widgets. Our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee’s brilliance. So if you’re interested in our biggest priority, it’s the people.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Activision operates at the intersection of technology, entertainment, esports, and consumer products. Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games, we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty®, Skylanders®, and Destiny®.

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