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Character Animator-Seattle job

Posted: May 01, 2006
subject: Character Animator-Seattle , Mad Doc Software- New Seattle Studio!

Mad Doc Software- New Seattle Studio! is looking for Character Animator-Seattle
duration - Full Time

Job details: Character Animator-Seattle The animator's main focus is the character's motion, staging and timing, for in-game as well as scripted sequences

All Character Animation Candidates must have a portfolio and reel that demonstrates:
A strong artistic background, with numerous examples of life drawing and an intrinsic ability for storytelling
Sculpture is a plus
Layout and/or character design
The portfolio should focus on the human form and its movement.
Strong understanding of classic animation principles and fundamentals (i.e.; Squash and Stretch,
Staging, timing and Motion, anticipation, exaggeration, follow through, arcs and appeal, forward and inverse kinematics.)
Good sense of timing consistently
Ability to communicate ideas effectively through thumbnail drawings or storyboards.
An ability to animate the human form, giving the character weight, personality, mood & believability

Bachelors Degree in Classical or Character animation from a competitive program.
A 3-5 min. reel demonstrates a basic ability to create convincing performances and personalities as well as a strong understanding of animation fundamentals
2+ Years of experience animating characters for computer/video games

Successfully completes a significant portion of moves for a character in a game with moderate supervision
With moderate supervision, performs motion capture cutting or key framing of secondary characters, objects, or game areas
With direction assists with character animation pre-production tasks (i.e.; shot list creation, motion tree creation, model sheet creation)

Mad Doc offers a competitive salary and benefits package and a great work environment. This is a permanent full-time onsite position at our studio in Lawrence MA. Submit cover letter with salary requirements, resume and portfolio or URL to:

Character Animator

Location: Seattle, WA, United States

Contact info:
E-mail: artjob@maddocsoftware.com
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