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Electronic Arts Games Recruiting VFX Lead & Lead Animator

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CRITERION GAMES – VFX LEAD

Career Opportunities: VFX Lead (34566)
Requisition ID 34566 – Posted 04/23/2014 – Regular – EA Studios – Criterion Games – Art – Guildford – Surrey – United Kingdom – Europe

Criterion is a multi-award winning developer, best known for the hit Burnout series and is amongst the best game studios in the world with a world class team of game makers at its heart.

Most recently, Criterion were responsible for Need For Speed Most Wanted. The Need For Speed series has been labelled “the bestselling racing brand in the gaming world” after franchise sales topped 100 million copies. Criterion’s latest instalment received rave reviews from critics and won a ton of awards. This follows Criterion developed Hot Pursuit, which became the highest rated Need For Speed title ever and set a new bar for online excellence with its BAFTA winning innovative Autolog feature set.

Criterion Games provides a stable studio atmosphere and is backed by Electronic Arts, the world’s largest publisher and developer of video games. Located in Guildford town centre, within leafy Surrey, we’re only a short 40 minute train journey from London and all its entertainment.

To be a part of this talented team you need to be passionate about games and committed to being the best in the world at what you do. You need to know what matters to the people who play our games and be passionate about surpassing their and our, expectations. In return we offer the chance to work with the foremost talent in Europe in an upwardly mobile studio where professional growth of our employees is at the heart of how we operate.

This is a very exciting time at Criterion Games and anyone that joins us will be working on top selling, world class games, on cutting edge hardware in an extremely creative environment.

ROLE OVERVIEW

The Visual Effects Lead is responsible for the overall VFX in the game, working closely with the Art Director, Creative Director and Game Designers. Great communication skills are essential as you will be expected to present to executives. Strong collaboration to create the best possible game experience is required.

As a leader within the overall art team you must be able to inspire and motivate the team to deliver their best work. Must be able to work effectively with an internal team and in some cases distributed team members.

REQUIRED VISUAL EFFECTS LEAD SKILLS

Organized, good communication skills and a great team-player attitude
Production Design skills to direct the team to create plausible, believable VFX
Understanding of game design and player feedback requirements for visuals
Excellent visual language skills to create distinctive effects
Collaborate and garner consensus with game designers, producers and engineers
Proven track record mentoring artists and great industry connections for recruiting
Able to give effective critiques and also take strong criticism
Proactively identifies and manages resource and outsourcing requirements
Experience building a team and delivering against time and tech constraints
Extensive experience with Visual Effects editors and particle systems
Strong technical art skillset to aid in innovative effect usage and integration with other systems
Working knowledge of Maya, and/or other commercial 3D authoring packages
A keen eye for motion, compositing, and animation
Experience as an animator, modeller and/or texture artist a plus
Thorough knowledge of the game development process
Passion for creating memorable experiences driven by visuals
Passion for gaming

EXPERIENCE

Extensive game and/or film industry experience
Shipped AAA titles as an VFX Lead/Director
Current/Next-Gen Console and PC experience
Demonstration of strong all-round art skills
Familiar with industry standard software and trends

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/1nZDRgF
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CRITERION GAMES – LEAD ANIMATOR

Career Opportunities: Lead Animator (34564)
Requisition ID 34564 – Posted 04/23/2014 – Regular – EA Studios – Criterion Games – Art – Guildford – Surrey – United Kingdom – Europe

Criterion is a multi-award winning developer, best known for the hit Burnout series and is amongst the best game studios in the world with a world class team of game makers at its heart.

Most recently, Criterion were responsible for Need For Speed Most Wanted. The Need For Speed series has been labelled “the bestselling racing brand in the gaming world” after franchise sales topped 100 million copies. Criterion’s latest instalment received rave reviews from critics and won a ton of awards. This follows Criterion developed Hot Pursuit, which became the highest rated Need For Speed title ever and set a new bar for online excellence with its BAFTA winning innovative Autolog feature set.

Criterion Games provides a stable studio atmosphere and is backed by Electronic Arts, the world’s largest publisher and developer of video games. Located in Guildford town centre, within leafy Surrey, we’re only a short 40 minute train journey from London and all its entertainment.

To be a part of this talented team you need to be passionate about games and committed to being the best in the world at what you do. You need to know what matters to the people who play our games and be passionate about surpassing their and our, expectations. In return we offer the chance to work with the foremost talent in Europe in an upwardly mobile studio where professional growth of our employees is at the heart of how we operate.

This is a very exciting time at Criterion Games and anyone that joins us will be working on top selling, world class games, on cutting edge hardware in an extremely creative environment.

ROLE OVERVIEW

A Lead Animator possesses industry honed abilities in 3D animation and is able to work the entire animation production line from integration to delivery if required. A Lead Animator’s primary role is to assist the Art Director in managing the art team (managing specifically the animation team), including pipeline delivery and personnel development. Lead Animators have highly developed communication skills and are able to work independently and under direction as and when required. Lead Animators have worked with existing IP and are able to translate style guides into working asset pipelines.

Creates great animation for our games
Works with Art Director to help establish and implement best practice
Leads and manages animation asset delivery pipelines
Mentor junior/intermediate staff
Employs industry awareness and experience to formulate working creative plans

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Superior animation skills, demonstrating a thorough understanding of principles of weight and movement
Ability to effectively tell a story through animation with creative flair
Ability to create Animation with life within extreme technical constraints
Developed knowledge of integrating Animation into development pipelines
Experienced with use of motion capture
Complete understanding of game production process, end to end
Experience on multiple deployed titles
Proficient mentor, able to train junior staff
Developed communication skills, able to work with a range of stakeholders
Small team management and development
Team player able to work with and without direction

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/1iV6s1f
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