Contract Senior Animator - Arkane TX

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Art and Animation
Zenimax Media Inc.
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Contract Senior Animator
Arkane Studios is seeking a Contract Senior Animator for our next AAA title in development! This position will report to the Animation Director and will be responsible for creating real-time animation for in-game characters for PC and next-gen consoles.

This is a 2-3 month contract position in Austin, TX – relocation assistance is not available.

Create high quality animations by utilizing both hand key animation and motion capture data
Create and maintain high-end key frame animations (body motions and facial expression)
Collaborate with other disciplines to create a cohesive vision and experience
Troubleshoot and solve animation issues with all departments
Implement animation assets into game engine and iterate as needed
Organize and accurately estimate animation tasks

Advanced Maya animation tools skills are required
3+ years of experience in the industry
3+ years of experience as 3D Animator in the video game sector
Strong knowledge of basic principles of animation: timing, dynamics & body mechanics
Strong acting and staging skills with focus on realistic animation styles
Must be able to adapt to new technologies
Strong communication and teamwork skills
Passion for video games and especially for first-person immersive games
Strong understanding of game animation and implementation
Receptive to constructive feedback and willingness to work through an iterative process
Prioritize tasks with management and remain accountable to deadlines
Adapt to technical dependencies and engine limitations
Excellent organizational and communication skills

5+ years of production experience as an animator
Experience with Motion Capture editing
Previous AAA game development and multiple shipped titles
Familiarity and work experience with multiple game engines
Passion for video games

Sample Work Required:
Demo reel should include examples of previous animation work, specifically realistic style animations
A shot breakdown should be included with an explanation of responsibilities

Contact Details:
Zenimax Media Inc.
Tel: (301)-948-2200
Fax: (301) 926-8010
Contact: Recruitment Team

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