Animation Director

AAA Studio - Next Generation Gaming Project – Original IP

Edinburgh City
Employment Type
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Animation Director in Edinburgh

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a AAA studio that works on original IP? If you’re an Animation Director, this could be the role for you!

As an Animation Director at this studio based in Edinburgh, you will be using state-of-the-art technology to drive the artistic vision for their current AAA project. You will be responsible for recruiting for the animation team, as well as mentoring the team throughout the project to support their career development.

The studio is currently working on a highly anticipated new game, so it’s a great time to join them in the process of completing this exciting new IP. The team here are valued for their individual input and are encouraged to use their voice, so you can be sure that you will have a huge impact on the end product.

Animation Director responsibilities:

  • Direct motion capture shoots to generate fluid gameplay animations
  • Hold responsibility for all aspects of gameplay animation and set the standard for quality
  • Provide solutions for problems quickly and efficiently
  • Recruit and mentor the animation team
  • Provide feedback on gameplay animations
  • Establish gameplay animation production pipelines and enforce this process throughout the project

Essential requirements for this role in Edinburgh:

  • Experience on working on three or more published games as an Animation Director (or equivalent role) – at least one AAA game
  • Experience with motion capture pipelines and directing motion capture shoots
  • Expert understanding of the animation process and fundamentals
  • Understanding of and experience with game engines
  • Familiar with one or more types of Animation software (Maya, MotionBuilder, etc.)
  • Significant experience of character/creature animation

If you like the sound of this role, get in touch today! Contact to discuss the opportunity, or apply online by submitting your CV in the form below.

Tags: Animation Director, Art Director, Animation Pipeline, AAA, Original IP, Edinburgh, Scotland

A little bit about the city: Edinburgh

The Scottish capital is such a popular tourist destination for a reason, as it’s packed full of history and culture. The city is also regularly ranked as one of the best UK cities to live in in terms of quality of life, finances and happiness levels. As one of the world’s cultural and academic treasures, boasting both architectural and historical beauty, Edinburgh is also one of the world’s fastest growing cities. It is home to countless pubs, excellent music venues, a zoo, a cathedral and botanical gardens. One thing’s for sure, you won’t run out of things to do here!

Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Senior VFX and Animation Consultant Joe McKernan

Joe is our Animation and VFX Consultant, his passion for the latter springing from being blown away by the effects in Star Wars at a young age. His love hasn’t wavered and Joe always seems to bring out a new Star Wars t shirt every dress down we have! We are lucky to have him considering that he once got stuck half way up a mountain in Borneo so now he goes for flatter holidays – most recently driving across America in a Mustang.

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