Added by on 2013-12-06

Studio Lead Animator – Gameloft Madrid

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As a lead member of the art team, you will be responsible of the quality and consistency of character animations produced for ambitious 3D games  (iPhone & iPad), from the first concept phases to the completion of the project.

Under the supervision of the World Art Director 3D, you will provide guidance for the studio´s animators while helping to define the animation style and workflow for new products. You will also provide help and guidance to other projects throughout the company.

Responsibilities: 

–       Responsible for all animation in the studio, push and maintain high quality standards;

–       Review and provide feedback on animations in studio as well as productions worldwide, and from outsource  teams;

–       Manage, schedule, monitor tasks given to animators;

–       Guide and mentor studio animators, encourage ideas and creativity;

–       Suggest /propose creative ideas and solutions to animation challenges;

–       Work closely with TAs and other studio leads Art, Design, Programmers;

–       Work closely with studio Managers and Producers, reporting progress or issues and solutions;

–       Contribute to creating great animations for our games.

Requirements: 

–       +3 years of experience as lead and/or senior animator in video game production

–       Deep understanding of animation principles and how best to employee these;

–       Deep understanding of body language, timing, IKFK switching and can bring life to just about anything for games;

–       Strong understanding of rigging, including technical processes, function and requirements;

–       A mastery with various animation styles, realistic and cartoony in both 3D and 2D, and what makes them so;

–       Experience in 3dsMax (or Maya or Cinema 4D);

–       Experience with Biped, Cat and Custom rigs a plus;

–       Experience with Flash animation a plus.

Benefits:

– Opportunity to work in a professional environment with people who have a passion for creating video games.
– Open working climate with young, dynamic teams from around the world.
– Salary based upon experience and merit.
– Permanent contract, full-time job and additional merit pay system.
– Career-development opportunities
– We are offering relocation support for candidates willing to move to Madrid.

To apply:

Interested applicants should send their CV and samples or demo reel to recruitment.madrid@gameloft.com. Reference: Studio Lead Animator