Senior Cinematic Animator - Guildford, UK

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Posted 23 June 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

Senior Cinematic Animator (Hybrid Options)



Supermassive Games - Guildford, UK

Supermassive Games is an award-winning studio, known for the critically acclaimed game Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology.

They are seeking a Cinematic Animator, ready to contribute to our unique narrative experience at the highest levels of AAA production on one of their exciting new titles! 

This is a permanent role and you will be joining an award-winning team at the initial stages of development.

With a passion to deliver high-end cinematic games, Supermassive Games is carving a unique and exciting path in the games industry. 


Working closely with the Animation Director, you will...

  • Follow an artistic vision and interpret feedback and direction accurately
  • Interpret storyboards and contribute throughout the whole pipeline, quickly iterating on pre-viz to final animation
  • Edit motion capture data
  • Create and iterate on high quality key-frame animations for a wide variety of characters, creatures and props

For this role, you will need...

  • At least 7 years of experience as an animator, working on at least one AAA game
  • Strong staging and block-out skills, with a good eye for character posing
  • Able to clean up and enhance motion captured performances
  • Detailed knowledge of the workflows and methods involved in animating game characters, vehicles, and objects
  • A strong portfolio of work which demonstrates the ability to create high-quality animations
  • A deep knowledge of Maya and Motion Builder
  • Experience of character rigs and facial animation solutions
  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine 4 
  • A drive to constantly push animation quality and try out new ideas
  • A highly positive and proactive work ethic
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • Passion for video games

Just some of the benefits of working with Supermassive Games include...
  • Quarterly profit-related bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Pension and life assurance
  • Social events - including large summer party
  • Constantly improving tools and workflow so you can focus on creativity
  • Fast decision-making allowing good ideas to flourish
  • Supportive, inclusive and friendly team culture 
  • Work-life balance
  • Ultimately, you’ll work on the cutting edge - making innovative and immersive game

For more information regarding this vacancy please contact Jordan Langley on +44 (0)1709 834 777 or email