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Advanced Animator

Advanced Animator

Animation
JOB ID: R000082343
Full Time

About the Company

Warner Bros. Discovery, a premier global media and entertainment company, offers audiences the world's most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film, streaming and gaming. The new company combines WarnerMedia's premium entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery's leading non-fiction and international entertainment and sports businesses.

About WB Games Montréal

WB Games Montréal is a division of Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment (WBIE). Founded in 2010, we are 300+ creative team members strong who join forces every day to create unforgettable AAA experiences across all platforms.

Job Description

 

WB Games Montreal, a division of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE), seeks an Advanced Animator.

 

Your New Role…

In this role, you will be responsible to create high quality animation content for real time gameplay and cinematics for our games and will help us bring the game’s vision to life. You will be called to assist in helping to define best practices, processes, and pipelines with the goals to improve workflow while setting a high visual quality bar. With an end focus on creating high-quality content and storytelling, you’ll need to work in collaboration across different disciplines including character, art, technical animation, narrative, and programming to push the vision forward coherently all while respecting technical constraints and budgets.

 

Your Role Accountabilities...
  • Responsible for animating characters and bringing life to our games with memorable storytelling under WB branded IPs.
  • Be versatile working with motion capture data, keyframe animation, and in-engine manipulation of animation content.
  • Work with production and associated departments to prototype new gameplay features.
  • Participate in departmental meetings to share feedback while defining the look and feel of content on screen.
  • Assist in R&D efforts for tools improvement and evaluation of new technology.
  • Deliver tasks on time and on schedule and reviewing content in engine.
  • Animation bug fixing and support.
  • Mentor and provide support to the animation team, especially to less experienced members of the team.

 

Qualifications & Experience…
  • 8+ years of experience in video game development and have worked on at least 3 AAA games.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong animation foundations for body mechanics, posing and timing.
  • Strong animation foundation for facial animation and acting.
  • Strong eye for cinematic storytelling with camera language and directed mise-en-scene.
  • Proficient with 3D animation software (Maya, Motionbuilder, etc.).
  • Proficient with the motion capture production process and able to support the pipeline.
  • Strong understanding of in-game engines. Experience with Unreal 5 a strongly desired asset.
  • Experience with managing outsourced content and proven ability to work with outsourcing and external development teams.
  • Strong technical problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Positive attitude and a desire to bring new ideas to the team.
  • Strong understanding of the game development process and understanding of art/animation pipelines on PC and consoles.
  • Passion for making and playing great games, with an awareness of current titles and industry trends.
  • Portfolio/Demo Reel/Website demonstrating your animation skills is required.
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