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Senior Cinematic Animator

Epic Games

Cary, NC 06-24-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class environment, character and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is searching for an experienced Senior Cinematic Animator to join our cinematic team working on projects under the Fortnite IP. You'll create original animation with a strong emphasis on style and appeal that's grounded in realistic world physics. A great understanding is needed of the fundamentals of animation and how they relate to game animation and the ability to implement animations in the Unreal 5 game engine using our animation blueprint system. Take animation from initial concept through implementation using our animation blueprint system in Unreal Engine 5.

In this role, you will
• Create character specific animations based on narrative collaborations with cinematic directors with Unreal Engine using sequencer and our Control Rig toolset
• Drive collaboration across disciplines, including Production, Design, Technical Animation and Design, and implementation to help drive the style and feel of Fortnite's animation
• Collaborate with leads in a dailies style critique environment, find optimal solutions, and address basic issues as they arise
• Refine animations as needed to get the best quality animation within the timeline

What we're looking for
• A strong animation reel showing expertise in key-framed character and creature animation
• Experience with animating hard surface or vehicle animation is a plus
• Relevant experience in cinematic animation
• Good instincts for realistic and stylized motions
• Familiarity with Maya and the Unreal Engine 5 art pipeline
• Understanding of modeling, skinning, and rigging is a plus
• Experience directing and working with motion capture
• Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment
• Able to work independently and own a project from start to completion

This role is open to multiple locations in North America (including CA & WA).

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren't limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic's generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

California Base Pay Range

$162,866 - $238,869 USD

Washington Base Pay Range

$155,463 - $228,012 USD

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dy031q-44-213-60-33-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $162,866 to $238,869 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation.