Cinematic Animator – Leamington Spa, UK

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Job Description

Cinematics Animator

Playground Games – Leamington Spa, UK


Playground games are on the lookout for a Cinematic Animator to join their team in Leamington Spa in the UK! For this role, your animation expertise will need to cover a broad range of key areas, including facial, motion capture, and keyframe.

You’ll be required to be a creative animator, with good knowledge of the technical aspects of your craft. As an animator at Playground you’ll also have the opportunity to collaborate with the team on improving the animation and art pipelines. 

Your role and responsibilities will include…

  • Blocking out animations
  • Quickly iterating on pre-vis 
  • Collaborating with the Lead, Director, and cinematic team to discover the best performance 
  • Working with design to implement cinematics into the engine and testing to make sure they fit within the game 
  • Polishing motion capture animation and adding to its performance 
  • Creating content for cutscenes, in-game cinematics, and bespoke animations 
  • Tracking time and tasks, and frequently showing progress to the team 


The skills and experience you will need…

  • An intrinsic ability to convey emotion through realistic performance 
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills 
  • Proficient in Maya and MotionBuilder 
  • A background working with motion capture 
  • Motivated and driven to produce and achieve work of the highest quality 
  • 2+ years professional development in animation
  • Passionate about video games 
  • Experience with game engines

Playground Games was established in 2010, bringing together some of the most experienced and talented developers from the UK industry, with the vision to create genre-defining titles for a global audience. Since then, they’ve created four critically-acclaimed, award-winning hits; the Horizon games have garnered more than one hundred awards and have been played by many millions of fans.

Are you interested in learning more about this role?

Get in touch with Liam for a confidential chat about the role, studio and their culture.

Email or call +44 (0)1709 834777.

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