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Junior Facial Animator, Cinematics (Temp)


NetherRealm Studios, a division of WB Games is seeking a Junior Facial Animator for our cinematics team.

The Junior Animator is responsible for assisting the Cinematics Team Animators on tasks relating to the facial animation pipeline.  They will be managing and testing assets in-game and learning to tweak outsourced assets using Maya to obtain a higher quality.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assemble delivered assets into game ready packages
  • Validate assets work and look correct in the game
  • Tweak delivered facial animation to achieve higher shippable quality
  • Assist in other Facial animation and pipeline tasks as needed
  • Participate in Team content reviews
  • Assist in Motion Capture shoots as needed
Job Qualifications:
  • Previous internship or related position a plus
  • Some amount of formal animation education such as BFA\BS from accredited art or design school or equivalent level of experience required.  Applicants must have either graduated from or be enrolled in such a program.
  • Familiarity animating with at least one Industry Standard 3D package required (Maya, Motion Builder,etc.)
  • Familiarity in facial/body animation.
  • Familiarity with Photoshop, Premier, After FX, etc.
  • Ability to take direction well
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to learn new tools quickly
  • Highly organized.  Ability to multitask and manage multiple tasks at once
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented and able to spot small mistakes quickly
  • Familiar with the Unreal 3 Engine
  • Experience with scripting

The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by law.

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