Animator - Temp

Blizzard Entertainment Irvine, CA

About the Job

Are you a maestro at orchestrating projects, people, and processes? Are you able to obsess over the details while keeping the big picture in mind? Do you thrive in a high stakes and fluid work environment that requires creative problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to ensure that projects are delivered on time and to the highest standards? Are you the person we're looking for? Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented Animator Temp to assist our cinematics team in crafting the next generation of animated films that can work on a contract/temp basis. You are skilled at animating characters at a level that lives up to the ever-increasing Blizzard Entertainment standard of quality. You should have a strong foundation in animation principles, the ability to reinforce the story by creating memorable performances, and have aptitude working in a variety of animation styles. Blizzard Entertainment offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation. Requirements You have a minimum of 5-8 years’ experience in game development, television, or film industry using Maya or equivalent 3D program A demo reel, demonstrating excellent 3D animation skills Real passion for film, animation and video games Able to effectively collaborate with other artists, producers, and programmers Self-motivation, good communications skills, and a phenomenal team-player attitude Assist in supporting and evolving the cinematics team with constructive feedback both technically and artistically Pluses Artistic skills: story boarding, gesture drawing, 2D animation, composition Technical skills: rigging, scripting, and understanding of pipeline Physical skills: acting, martial arts, and choreography Film making skills: cinematography, pre-visualization, editing, and story writing Understanding of FX, particles, cloth, and hair as they contribute to a character’s performance Required Application Materials Resume (PDF preferred) Reel (Online link preferred) Animation Test An animation test (Action or Acting) may be requested depending on evaluation of portfolio