Cinematics Animator – Sheffield, UK

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Cinematics Animator



Steel City Interactive – Sheffield, UK

Steel City Interactive are on the lookout for a talented Cinematics Animator to join their team! Do you want to work for an exciting game developer that’s redefining the way people play video games? Do you want to work in a fun environment where you are able to express your creativity and passion for games?

If you want to join a fast-growing, dynamic games studio to work on cutting edge technology and exciting new games for PS4 and PS5, Xbox One and Series X and PC, then Steel City Interactive is the place for you!

You will take ownership and responsibility for developing features, work with the wider team on planning and delivery and share a passion for games. Steel City Interactive take pride on their technical excellence; they are a creative bunch, actively generating ideas and bringing collective skills, experiences, and storytelling to their innovative creative process.

Your role and responsibilities will include…

  • Creating high quality in-game sequences for an upcoming major AAA sports title
  • Utilising in-house motion capture setup to get the best character performances
  • Working with the Art Director and art team to deliver the best visual and narrative experience
  • Sharing knowledge and problem-solve

The skills and experience you'll need…

  • At least 3 years of professional development in the animation industry and/or have shipped at least one AAA title as a Cinematic Animator
  • An extensive showreel depicting a specialist level of skill and detailing specifically your previous projects
  • Expertise with Motion Capture
  • A background working with game engine cinematic tools such as Unity or Unreal
  • Extensive knowledge of animation tools and workflows in Maya
  • A deep and intuitive understanding of cinematography, composition, and camera work
  • An intuition for creating cinematic sequences, in game cameras and action
  • Initiative to newly create sequences and improve existing ones
  • Technical knowledge of game engine animation systems
  • Outstanding creativity

Bonus points if you have knowledge or experience in…

  • Photographic or film-making
  • Rigging or technical art
  • Mocap clean-up
  • Real time lighting and rendering
  • Knowledge of editing

Interested in this role? Want to know more?

Get in touch with Simon Hope on 01709 834777 or

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