Lead Cinematic Animator for Huge AAA Title
|Job Title:||Lead Cinematic Animator for Huge AAA Title|
|Salary:||£50000 - £75000 per annum|
|Contact Name:||Brett Kashket|
|Job Published:||June 09, 2017 16:27|
Ensure high-end Cinematic and Artist quality of all scenes produced from the Cinematic
Conduct regular reviews and manage the Cinematic Animation team to excellence.
o Manage the Cinematic Animation backlogs, bugs and risks in an effective manner, to
ensure smooth running of the department.
o Oversee, advise and drive the Cinematic Animation team to ensure high quality
results and efficient working practices.
Lead a team, with a fresh and solid creative vision for the
Meet strict production deadlines/goals.
Responsible for Directing actors and scenes in full performance captures.
Be a mentor for junior members of the team.
Build and maintain close working relations with the Animation and Art Directors.
Create, oversee and keep updated on all relevant documentation for the project(s).
Be the spokesperson for Cinematics in-house or externally (when it comes to press
interviews and external partners).
o Demonstrate key vision holder etiquette and passion when addressing any/all
matters for Cinematics.
Breakdown scripts into storyboard/animatics for clarity and direction for the team (if and
Perform numerous desk-to-desk informal reviews with members of staff.
Work alongside Production to create, manage and own the Cinematic backlogs.
Work closely with the Mocap Lead to ensure we are excelling in motion capture
technologies and workflows.
Work closely with the Animation Director, Mocap, Character and TA Leads to ensure we are
excelling in Facial Capture systems and workflows.
Organise and regularly hold Cinematic staff members 121's.
Encourage/promote new learnings from members of staff based on individual staff
Report to the Animation Director, keeping them informed of daily/weekly/monthly progress.
Organise, run and direct mocap shoots for scenes that are produced.
Be an integral part of the actor hiring process when it comes to external body/face/voice
Scope, manage and run the Outsource plans for Cinematics when required.
An exceptional understanding and demonstrative skills of storytelling and cinematography.
Expert skills in interactive storytelling.
Expert skills in Actor Direction, Motion Capture shoots, and AAA cinematic pipelines.
Expert knowledge of games and up to date with all cutting edge story telling methods in
Meticulous working methods and well organised.
Excellent knowledge in Motion Builder.
Sequencer, Kismet, Matinee and general UE4 experience is highly beneficial.
3Ds Max experience is beneficial.
Maya experience is beneficial.
Knowledge of Excel and other MS Office products.
Exceptional ability to lead.
Exceptional eye for detail.
Exceptional communication skills, including morale, influence and motivation skills.
Able to work well on their own to develop ideas, vision and direction for the team, as well as
a part of the larger team.
Self-motivated to learn new techniques and methods.
Capable of writing detailed documentation.
Strong animation background.
Beneficial skills in storyboarding.
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