As a Facial Animator, you will be part of a team of Facial Animators dedicated to bringing to life the facial and dialogue performances of all characters at CIG. That’s right, if it has a face, we’re the ones they call on! You’ll be creating realistic, industry leading facial animation from high-quality head cam footage of top talent, as well as hand-keyed animation as and where required.

Our team is also involved in all performance captured shoots that take place in our in-house motion capture stage. This means face to face contact with our actors on set and the collaboration with all other supporting teams including the Motion Capture team and Audio department.

We are currently open to applicants of all levels of experience.

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What do our Facial Animators do?

  • Create stunning 1 to 1 facial animation with the use of Faceware’s Mark IV hardware and software.
  • Create realistic facial animation using traditional hand-key techniques.
  • Represent the department on performance capture shoots.
  • Work with the Animation Director, Facial Animation Lead, and senior animators on implementing facial animations within the game engine.
  • Bring new ideas to the table to develop the pipeline procedure.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues that might arise.
  • Collaborate with other departments throughout the CIG studios.

What do we expect from our Facial Animators?

  • § Advanced knowledge of Maya, MotionBuilder, and other equivalent software.
  • § Ability to create fluid, smooth, realistic animations with 3D characters. This must be demonstrated within a showreel.
  • § Ability to identify technical and developmental risks and obstacles while creating innovative solutions to overcome them.
  • § Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others, including those outside of the department.
  • § Eager to challenge your own ideas and those of your peers – we thrive to be the best!
  • Ability to gather, analyse, and act on feedback from the team, openness to critique and willingness to improve.

Diversity Statement

CIG is a global company, staunchly committed to cultivating a culture and workplace that celebrates all backgrounds, lifestyles, and perspectives. Together, we are creating a space where authentic recognition, appreciation, and understanding of the importance of diversity is fostered by everyone. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strive to build a team that represents all walks of life, and we want every employee to bring all the things that make them unique to the work environment. The universe is as vast and varied as the people in it, and it’s our differences that make it special.

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