Lead Animator

Posted 14 May 2024
Salary Negotiable
LocationYorkshire
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGame Animation
Reference19682
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

We’ve searching for a Lead Animator to join a company who is making huge strides in the world of Animation, VFX and game cinematics.

Founded by experienced Artists and Animators the studio has a rich history going back over 10 years, their work has seen them become an award-winning, international studio, who collaborate with partners around the globe.

Their work is heavily focussed around the games industry, creating cinematics and distinctive content and commercials for beloved franchises. As a collective, they are a small but dedicated team of professionals providing animation and VFX services of the highest quality.

The company works from a state of the art studio located in a cosmopolitan area, that’s one of Yorkshire’s up and coming locations. They offer a range of benefits and provide full relocation assistance and visa support.

Your responsibilities…

  • Creating character, creature and vehicle keyframe animation

  • Camera layout/previs

  • Planning character performance for shots, including recording reference

  • Working closely with your team to ensure consistency across shots

  • Continuing technical knowledge, adapting to new processes and technologies - inspiring your team to follow suit

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…

  • 5 or more years of Animation experience

  • Strong knowledge of animating using Autodesk Maya

  • Accomplished animation skills with knowledge of strong posing, timing, weight, rhythm and storytelling

  • Comprehensive knowledge of basic artistic human anatomy

  • Knowledge and understanding of real world physics and applying this within animation

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with other departments to solve challenges

  • Good knowledge of cinematography

  • Able to commute to or relocate to work in Yorkshire, UK