Animator - Contract

Multiple Locations: Los Angeles, California, United States • Pasadena, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 166079

Position Title: Contingent

External Description:

ANIMATOR - EA Create

EA is a world-renowned entertainment leader, creating top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences enjoyed by players all over the world.  EA artists strive to create characters, performances, scenery, moods and experiences that suspend disbelief and emotionally connect with players.

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.

Animators are responsible for high quality performances in all aspects of their work.  They know how to reveal attitude, emotions, and mood through a character's movement and behavior, and create memorable characters that will appeal to players. It's essential to have knowledge of the timing and appearance of human and animal movement as well as facial expressions.  In the end, the look of a game is one of the most significant factors contributing to the overall success of the game.

We are looking for a contract Animator to join our team in Los Angeles, CA. 

**This position is a temporary assignment. Relocation is not offered for this position.**

 

Responsibilities:

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

 

Qualifications:

  • Must have a strong understanding of classic animation principles and fundamentals: staging, squash and stretch, timing, anticipation, follow through, exaggeration, arcs, etc., as well as an intrinsic ability for storytelling
  • Ability to animate weight, personality, mood, and believability through realistic or stylized performances
  • Strong proficiency in animation packages including Maya, MotionBuilder proficiency a plus
  • Must have production experience or demonstrated ability of working in the more recent versions of the Unreal engine 
  • Ability to learn and work with proprietary animation run-time integration tools
  • Understanding of animation and motion capture production processes
  • Understand feedback, interpret notes, and deliver revisions at the expected quality, turnaround time and within the schedule needed
  • Able to work as part a team, responsible for organizing their work within the production schedule, managing files, and meeting deadlines
  • Work with partnering game teams to deliver consistent performance quality
  • Collaborate and communicate with project animation directors, management, animators, production staff and peers
  • Degree in Fine Arts or Computer Animation preferred

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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 new parent 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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