Gameplay Animator

Santa Monica, CA
Job Terms:
Start date:
Posted By:
Shawn Sharp

Job Description:

This tight knit and collaborative team is looking for an experienced Gameplay Animator to join their first-party game studio located in Santa Monica, CA.


  • Work closely with the team to establish gameplay animation style and ensure unified look and consistent quality
  • Collaborate with the design and engineering teams to define animation pipeline and workflows
  • Work with gameplay teams to create previz, prototypes, and production animations that help define the look and feel of the game
  • Maintain and communicate a strong knowledge of innovative production technologies and the capabilities/limitations of these technologies as they relate to the project goal
  • Demonstrate willingness to give and receive feedback, collaborate with others to share techniques, ideas, and contribute to a positive working environment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of gameplay animation experience through keyframe and motion capture editing
  • High level expertise in Maya, 3D Max, MotionBuilder
  • Strong understanding of traditional animation principles and fundamentals, able to demonstrate an exceptional visual/technical understanding of animation mechanics
  • Experienced in gameplay animation with the ability to animate at an extremely high level of quality and utilizing various techniques/style
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, developing, and shipping major game systems in a published game or entertainment with market or critical acclaim
  • Experience animating both player and non-player characters

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cinematic animation experience
  • Tools development and scripting skills
  • Self-directed and takes initiative to drive progress
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to quickly prototype and iterate in collaboration with others

Client Description:

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