Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented Animator to assist our cinematics team in creating the next generation of animated shorts that can work on a contract/temp basis. The cinematic Animator Temp will be skilled at animating characters at a level that lives up to the ever-increasing Blizzard Entertainment standard of quality. You have a strong foundation in animation principles, the ability to reinforce the story by creating memorable performances, and have aptitude working in a variety of animation styles. This is a temporary position.
Covid-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in game development, television, or film industry using Maya or equivalent 3D program
A demo reel, demonstrating excellent 3D animation skills
Passion for film, animation and video games
An animation test is required (Acting or Action - ask for details)
Able to effectively collaborate with other artists, producers, and programmers
Self-motivation, good communications skills, and a great team-player attitude
Assist in supporting and evolving the cinematics team with constructive feedback both technically and artistically
Artistic skills: story boarding, gesture drawing, 2D animation, composition
Technical skills: rigging, scripting, and understanding of pipeline
Physical skills: acting, martial arts, and choreography
Film making skills: cinematography, pre-visualization, editing, and story writing
Understanding of FX, particles, cloth, and hair as they contribute to a character’s performance
Required Application Materials:
Resume PDF Preferred
Link to a portfolio. Provide a demo reel and demo reel description of your work per shot
Job Status: Temporary
Primary Location: United States-CA-Irvine
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