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Animator - College Footbal

Description

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA SoccerPGA TOURĀ® golf and UFC. For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com.

Role Overview:

Animators portray movement and behavior by building their animations from connecting through production, at multiple points in the asset pipeline.

Responsibilities:

  • Create high quality animation using a variety of tools and techniques including hand key, motion capture cleanup, motion blending, etc.
  • Ensure all animations contribute to the overall direction of the game, both in the experience and the story being told

Qualifications:

  • Ability to animate both human and quadruped characters
  • Show believable weight, personality, and mood, through realistic performances - this includes interactions with props and/or vehicles 
  • Strong proficiency in animation packages including Maya and MotionBuilder
  • Familiarity of animation and motion capture production processes 
  • Production experience or demonstrated ability of working in a production game engine (e.g. Unreal, Unity, Frostbite etc) 
  • Ability to learn and work with proprietary animation run-time integration tools
  • Understand feedback, interpret notes, and deliver animation revisions at expected quality levels and within schedule needs
  • Able to work as part a team, responsible for organizing their work within the production schedule, managing files, and meeting deadlines
  • Collaborate and communicate with project animation directors, management, animators, production staff and peers
  • Degree in Fine Arts or Computer Animation preferred

Pluses:

  • Motion capture cleanup experience
  • Technical animation background
  • Passion for making and playing games