Senior Cinematic Artist (Remote Options)

Deep Silver Dambuster Studios logo
Posted 01 December 2022
Salary Negotiable
LocationUnited Kingdom
Job type Permanent
DisciplineAnimation
Reference18400
Contact NameLiam Hollinshead

Job description

Deep Silver Dambuster Studios have an exciting opportunity within their highly talented and experienced animation department for a Senior Cinematic Animator. Reporting to the Lead Cinematic Animator, you will be working on the highly successful Dead Island franchise on PC and consoles.

Your responsibilities…
  • Work alongside the Animation Director and Cinematic Lead to help deliver the vision for cinematics
  • Deliver on high quality cinematic animation at every stage of the pipeline, from the initial concept to final polish and implementation into UE4
  • Specialise in full character and facial performance that reflects the narrative and animation direction
  • Work with engine to ensure the cutscenes meet the technical requirements
  • Work closely with the technical team to help improve our animation pipelines
  • Mentor the Junior Cinematic Animators
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 1 or more shipped AAA title in a senior position
  • Excellent understanding of cinematics, narrative, and character development
  • Strong experience working with motion captured data and workflows
  • Advanced knowledge of Maya
  • Strong keyframe skills
  • Solid understanding of the core principles in animation with the ability to adapt to different animation styles
  • Good working knowledge of UE4 and the cinematic toolset
  • Excellent communications skills to work with other departments
  • Good interpersonal and motivational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
Bonus points if you have…
  • Strong drawing skills
  • Gameplay experience
  • Motion Builder and video editing experience
Perks and benefits include…
  • Relocation assistance
  • Funded learning and development opportunities
  • Flexible working
  • Gym membership and cycle to work scheme
  • Free financial advice and an employee referral bonus scheme
  • Support and encouragement to participate in outreach opportunities
  • Quarterly company funded team building events and social activities
  • Peer nominated SuperStar of the month award
Deep Silver Dambuster have fostered a creative and collaborative work environment with genuine opportunities to progress within the studio, within which their experienced, passionate, and diverse team develop AAA titles using Cutting edge tech all from a vibrant, modern, and well-serviced city-centre studio!