Cinematic Animator – South East (UK) – Onsite Contract Work – AAA Games

Company unspecified (job is advertised through an agency)
South East

Job Title: Cinematic Animator

Location: South East (UK)

Salary: Highly competitive day rates

Job Type:  6 Months Contract

Project: AAA Games

Platforms: Console & PC

NOTE: I’m afraid a VISA cannot be sponsored for this vacancy

My client is working on really exciting Console and PC games. We’re looking for a talented Animator to work on the world’s number one, multi award winning, arcade racing franchise.


  • To demonstrate an excellent understanding of the principles of animation
  • Proven AAA game development experience or demonstrable CG experience in Commercials or Features
  • Excellent knowledge of current 3D software (Maya, Motion Builder and Max)
  • Experience of motion capture clean-up and editing preferred
  • Experience of facial animation is an advantage
  • Editing skills in After Effects/Premiere
  • Strong layout and camera animation skills are a must along with staging and storytelling techniques
  • Clear understanding of film language, cinematography, demonstrating strong composition, continuity and camera angle choices
  • Experience working within Scrum
  • Open to learning new skills, display a passion for animation and a desire to make great games
  • Generalist capabilities (i.e. the ability to animate, light and composite are an advantage)


  • Create compelling and believable characters for both sequences and in-game systems
  • Creating 3D pre-vis for dynamic action sequences from storyboards and animatics
  • Responsible for delivering stylish, engaging and entertaining sequences that is consistent with the artistic vision for the game
  • Must be able to demonstrate understanding of principles of cinematography to enhance momentum, energy and pace that match our AAA games


  • A modern and relaxed studio atmosphere with cutting-edge technologies
  • Exciting opportunity to create top tier video games
  • A competitive day rate

Hot opportunities like this rarely come around so apply now for you chance to work at one of Europe’s best games studios! So if you’re interested please get in touch by sending your CV along with a link to your portfolio to

Jon Norfolk | Art & Animation Consultant

OPM Response Ltd

Direct Line: + 44 (0) 1206 214425


Skype: jon.norfolk.opm


Twitter: AnimationOPM

Salary and benefits will be discussed at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.

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