Facial Animator (Temporary)- EA Create

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Requisition Number: 162755

Position Title: Animator 2

External Description:

EA Create is a collective of content production teams partnering with EA Studios game teams to bring outstanding visuals, audio and technology to life. Our teams comprise of artists, engineers, technicians, designers and development directors. Worldwide, we combine our teams to form a global group of extraordinary individuals fueled by imagination and a unified passion for creating amazing visuals, sound and experiences. We are a diverse team, unified through collaboration, culture and craft.

The EA Create Animation team provides high-quality facial animation and body motion performances for in-game, cinematic and narrative sequences.

Responsibilities:

  • Create high-quality facial animation art assets for use in game
  • Must understand conveying emotion and recreating facial poses
  • Experience with facial animation and specializing with lip-sync animation
  • Maya (preferred) or similar 3D animation software experience
  • Experience with 2D tracking software
  • Experience working with external animation partners
  • Data wrangling to and from external teams
  • Provide animation feedback, and communicate best practice with intention for animation refinement
  • Conduct and complete character rig reviews to refine it for animation retargeting
  • Learn proprietary art pipelines, new technology, and processes
  • Support the production teams with the acquisition of motion capture data during performance sessions
  • Perform daily tasks of performer calibration, directing performer range of motions, QA’ing recorded session data
  • Work with motion capture and animation leads during the production prep / acquisition / post production phases with maintaining visual targets
  • Help document workflow and pipelines
  • Contribute to post mortems, provide feedback, help improve motion capture process and data output

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of animation background in video games, television, film or other related industry
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with Maya or similar 3D animation software(s)
  • Work well under the pressures of ‘live’ production environments
  • On-set production experience in related entertainment industry: Film, TV, Video games, VFX
  • Believe in teamwork
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Identify improvements to existing pipelines

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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