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NetherRealm Studios

Chicago, Illinois - United States
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Junior Animator, Cinematics (Temp)


NetherRealm Studios, a division of WB Games is seeking a Junior Animator to join our cinematics team!

The Junior Animator is responsible for assisting the Cinematics Team Animators on tasks relating to mocap processing, body and cloth animation.  They will be managing and testing assets in-engine and learning to polish outsourced animation using Maya and Motion Builder to obtain the required quality.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the execution of motion capture sessions
  • Assemble raw and processed motion capture data for delivery to outsourcers
  • Test and validate internally developed tools for outsourcer use
  • Validate assets work and function correctly in the game
  • Polish and refine body, prop, and creature animation as needed to achieve desired quality
  • Participate in Team content reviews

Job Qualifications:

  • Internship or previous position in a related field 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, MAX, Motionbuilder)
  • 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 Motionbuilder and/or Layered Animation techniques
  • Experience working with motion capture data
  • Familiar with the Unreal 3 Engine
  • Familiar with Source Control Software (Perforce, CVS, SourceSafe, etc.)

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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