Hybrid Remote / Office

Cinematic Animator

Creative Assembly

Creative Assembly

  • Horsham, United Kingdom
  • Full-time
  • Salary undisclosed


The Cinematic Department at Creative Assembly is looking to add to its growing team, at our studio based in Horsham, West Sussex.In this exciting role, the successful candidate will be responsible for creating a variety of character driven performances for narrative cinematic content. Possessing a versatile animation skill set, to deliver a wide range of animations from humanoid to creature. Having a keen eye for detail and passionate about producing cinematic quality animations, along with being complemented by good technical ability.Flexible working at Creative Assembly includes hybrid, fully remote within country of employment for eligible roles, and in-studio. We recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and empower our teams to define the working patterns which work best for them, which may mean different things for different teams and roles and at different times.This role can be offered as hybrid / in-studio / fully remote depending on candidate... requirements. Further details can be discussed during the recruitment process.

Key Responsibilities

As a Cinematic Animator, you’ll be experienced with working with in-engine cinematics, demonstrating a natural ability to animate both human and creature performances, along with possessing a keen eye for attention to detail. Taking initial direction from the lead animator you’ll take ownership of performances from creation to implementation into the game engine.On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Produce feature quality, emotive real-world cinematic character performances for both human, and creatures
  • Deliver believable full body performances, including facial emotion and lip sync using a combination of motion capture and key frame animation
  • Have good organisational and time management skills, to ensure animations are delivered within the set task times
  • Good at thinking on your feet with excellent problem-solving skills.Knowledge,

Skill and Experience Essential

  • Maya experience
  • Accomplished key frame animation skills – demonstrating an ability to produce feature quality animations
  • Editing and manipulating motion capture data with key frame animation
  • Experience in handling complex body mechanics, lip syncing and facial animation
  • Prior In-engine cinematic experience, with knowledge of animation pipelines and processes
  • Experience with camera narrative and the film making process
  • Be proactive and possess great problem-solving and communication skills
  • Work well within a team and be an active team player.Desirable
  • Performance capture acting and direction experience
  • Experience working with Storyboard, Layout, 2D animation
  • Formal art training
  • A love of history, games and film
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