Lead Animator

Job Description

Our client are seeking a Lead Animator to join their in house development team working on their latest video game projects. The successful candidate will head the animation team, ensuring that all aspects of game animation are pushed to the highest technical and aesthetic bar.


  • 5+ years games industry experience
  • At least one published AAA game title
  • Use of motion capture


  • Lead the animation team to make the best possible animations.
  • To work with Technical Animators, Character Artists and Code teams to promote technical improvements that will deliver the highest calibre, most realistic animations.
  • To lead other animators with best practice, process and training/mentoring.
  • To keep abreast of latest technical advancements and knowledge, and applying these lessons where possible.
  • To oversee cutscene and marketing animations, including facial animation, rigging and capture process.


  • Excellent knowledge of animating using Maya, with outstanding animation skills, demonstrating knowledge and application of weight, timing, pace, poses and storytelling.
  • Excellent understanding of how animation must work in harmony with the game design.
  • Fluent knowledge of working with Mo-cap. From shot lists, directing shoots and cleaning up final data.

For more information about this excellent opportunity contact Danny Blachford on +44 (0)1709 834777 or danny.b@aswift.com.

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