Senior Narrative Animator

Artech Redmond , WA 98052

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description:
Artech is looking for a Sr animator to help support our narrative sequence team and contribute to a new and exciting experience in the Halo universe. As a Sr narrative animator, you are pivotal to bringing our world to life by making compelling and immersive Halo experiences where gameplay and storytelling meet. The candidate must be an effective communicator, a strong collaborator and have a passion for making great characters and story moments. If you are a top talent looking for an exciting, high profile project to challenge you while working side by side with a highly talented team, then this is the place for you.
Responsibilities:
  • Animate characters (body and facial), cameras, vehicles, weapons and props for using both key frame and motion capture animation.
  • Create clear, impactful sequences that make the player connect emotionally with the characters and story.
  • Work closely with the Narrative Sequence Animation Lead & Animation Director to execute the defined animation style for the project.
  • Collaborate and partner with designers and narrative team members to bring to life the emotional beats needed for storytelling to be successful.
  • Collaborate with other animators and embrace the sharing of work, ideas, techniques and culture across the animation team.
Qualifications &

Skills:
  • Experience with Autodesk Maya required. Expertise in other 3D software packages will be considered.
  • Expert knowledge of Animation principles and acting for performance shots.
  • Strong understanding of camera movement/composition.
  • Strong communication skills for working across multiple disciplines.
  • Proactive problem solver who demonstrates a strong sense of artistic and technical creativity and respect for aesthetics.
  • Ability to work collaboratively - must be open to direction and be able to embrace change. Candidate must also have a passion to Client, explore and share learnings with others.
  • Work well under deadlines and multi-tasks.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Gameplay experience a plus.

Candidates MUST have reels displaying their work. Reels must show keyframe and motion capture samples

Examples:

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    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtgzKBrU1GY
    • https://vimeo.com/278100464
    • https://vimeo.com/275352296
    • https://vimeo.com/275152806
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