Senior Cinematic Animator
Electronic Arts
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
4d ago

Remote Work Option : Yes

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

A Senior Cinematic Animator creates highly believable performances in cinematics that immerse and engage the player in EA’s games.

They will demonstrate a solutions-oriented and quality-focused approach in completing their tasks. A Senior Cinematic Animator will be responsible for the following :

  • Work with the Animation Director, Leads & team to establish and maintain animation quality expectations for the project.
  • Animate cinematics that support the narrative of the game.
  • Animate realistic human performances that convey character personality and believability.
  • Collaborate effectively across multiple departments including art, tech and production.
  • Exhibit the ability to troubleshoot day to day issues and work with team members to find solutions.
  • Actively contribute to the continued improvements of the techniques and best practices of the animation team as well as offer mentorship where applicable.
  • Skills and experience EA looks for :

  • 5+ years of experience as an animator working on AAA game or film titles
  • Strong understanding of traditional animation principles and fundamentals, able to demonstrate an exceptional visual / technical understanding of animation mechanics.
  • Mastery of high-end animation software packages such as Maya.
  • Experience with creating realistic facial animation.
  • Motion capture cleanup experience.
  • Ability to take direction well and address notes in a timely fashion.
  • Animation background, degree in Fine Arts or Computer Animation.
  • Pluses :

  • Experience in Motionbuilder
  • Experience in game engines
  • Experience in Perforce and Shotgrid
  • Enjoy playing games
  • About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion.

    We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers.

    We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life.

    We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

    All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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