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PreVis Animator - Respawn's Star Wars Jedi Sequel

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

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Requisition Number: 171192

Position Title: Animator

External Description:

ELECTRONIC ARTS - ENTERTAINING IS OUR PASSION

EA is a world-renowned entertainment leader, creating top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, and cross-platform digital experiences enjoyed by players all over the world.

We are looking for previz animators to help craft the story for a game within one of the most beloved franchises of all time: Star Wars.

Role Overview:

As a previs animator, you are responsible for creating dynamic, visually compelling animation sequences using scripts, storyboards, concept art and scene descriptions provided by the Cinematic Director and development team.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Cinematic Director to communicate the visual direction for in-game cinematics: blocking, cinematography, performance, etc.
  • Create dynamic and compelling previz animation using a variety of tools and techniques: hand key, motion capture, etc.
  • Collaborate and communicate with project animation directors, management, animators, production staff and peers
  • Responsible for organizing your own work within the production schedule, managing files, and meeting deadlines
  • Ensure all animations contribute to the overall direction of the game, both in the experience and the story being told
  • Understand feedback, interpret notes, and deliver revisions at expected quality levels and within schedule needs

Qualifications:

  • Able to convey mood and tone through blocking, performance, cinematography and animation principles
  • Capable of creating animation using various performance types: human, non-human, bipedal, creature, mechanical, etc.
  • Strong understanding of classic animation principles and fundamentals: staging, timing, anticipation, follow through, exaggeration, arcs, etc., as well as an intrinsic ability for storytelling
  • Strong proficiency in animation packages including Maya
    • MotionBuilder proficiency a plus
  • Degree in Fine Arts or Computer Animation preferred

Plusses:

  • Experience creating gameplay animation shots/sequences
  • Production experience or demonstrated ability of working in a production game engine (e.g. Unreal, Unity, Frostbite, etc.)

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Community / Marketing Title: PreVis Animator - Respawn's Star Wars Jedi Sequel

Company Profile:

Electronic Arts is an innovative tech company that creates incredible experiences for millions of players around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need innovative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.

EEOText: About EA We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game. 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.

Date Opened: 2022-01-24 17:41:26.35

EEO Employer Verbiage:

About EA

We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. 

 

We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. 

 

Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.

 

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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