Studio Lead Animator – Gameloft Madrid
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.
– 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.
– +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.
– 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.
Interested applicants should send their CV and samples or demo reel to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference: Studio Lead Animator