Senior Animator
GlitchSoft - Kanata, ON

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Responsibilities:

  • Create a realistic and/or stylized character key frame animation to enhance the game experience
  • Collaborate closely with engineering and art team members and utilize various proprietary technology in order to deliver assets that are visually sound
  • Creative; proactively contributing to new artistic ideas, concept and designs
  • Complete tasks within specific time frame; and continuously seeking ways to improve the efficiency of workflows
  • Work with other animators and provide feedback on animation
  • Collaborate with the team, closely follow art direction and have great communication skills

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years professional work experience in Video Games industry and Television/ Featured Films
  • Strong artistic background
  • Strong understanding of classic animation principles and fundamentals (i.e. Squash and stretch, staging, timing and motion, anticipation, exaggeration, follow through, arcs and appeal)
  • Experience creating hand-keyed and posed character animation in a skeleton-based system like flash or Toon-Boom
  • Experience in stylized animation, providing impactful, rewarding movement for characters
  • Understand how game-play and real time issue can affect character animators and develop techniques to compensate for such limitations
  • Expert level understanding of game development and life cycle
  • Excellent computer skills in relevant art and design software packages
  • Willingness to simultaneously tackle multiple projects and challenges
  • Enthusiasm, positive energy, and ability to maintain a sense of humor under pressure
  • Solid background of 2D artistic principals
  • Passion for video games
  • Working knowledge of at least one game engine and integrating your work into it
  • Portfolios/ art projects required
  • Bonus: Experience leading animation teams

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