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Gameplay Animator - High Moon Studios 

Great Games Start with Great People! This is a significant time in our company’s history and one of the most exciting times to join us! We are building a culture of collaboration and seeking an imaginative, skillful, and versatile Gameplay Animator to join our team in Carlsbad, California. If you share a passion for developing groundbreaking worlds and player experiences, then this may be the position you’ve been waiting for!
Gameplay Animator
High Moon Studios is looking for a Gameplay Animator to create realistic gameplay animations and visually inspiring scripted moments for a high-profile title.

Your Mission:
•Create high-quality animation based on motion capture performances.
•Communicate and collaborate effectively with the development team using strong interpersonal skills.
•Work with design team to develop animation for all aspects of the level including gameplay, scripted vignettes, and occasionally environmental animation along with the guidance of the lead.
•Export and integrate animations into proprietary game engine.
•Report to the Lead Animator.

Player Profile:
•Ability to create realistic animation for humans and creatures with an emphasis on acting performance.
•Previous motion capture experience. 
•Solid understanding of the principles of animation such as timing, weight, performance and posing.
•Understanding of character rigs, game animation pipelines, animation integration and animation tools.
•Effectively communicate ideas and animation decisions with both the animation team and other disciplines, while being open to feedback.
•Ability to take direction and critique from Lead Animator to ensure consistent animation vision.
•Good knowledge of Maya - With proven ability in successfully creating, editing and implementing animation using Maya.
•Worked on 1 or more published title(s) as a character animator.
•Strong passion for video games.

Bonus Points:
•Experience with acting, martial arts, military training, or athletics.
•Technical proficiency and understanding of game engines
•Facial animation experience
•Knowledge of Motion Builder
High Moon Studios
Founded in 2002, High Moon Studios is an award-winning studio developing and contributing to action games such as the Call of Duty franchise, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, and Transformers: War for Cybertron. We employ 100+ in Carlsbad, California, a seaside city in San Diego County. 
Our pride is our people and the experiences we have successfully created for our fans. High Moon's talent comprises industry veterans responsible for some of the most successful games ever made. We have award-winning developers, published artists and specialists recognized as among the best in their fields. Our studio has a history of using innovative techniques designed to boost productivity and product quality, which in turn enhances our studio's quality of life.

High Moon Studios is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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