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Motion Editor

Sony Interactive Entertainment

San Diego, CA 02-25-2021
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Job Description
Motion Editor (Contract)

Motion Editor – Visual Arts

This is a long-term contracted position through our staffing partner Yoh Services with a high likelihood of extension.

This position can be remote for anyone who is currently in the United States.

The Visual Arts Group, a passionate team within the PlayStation family, provides world-class content, development, and services to PlayStation Studios. Always at the cutting edge of technology, Visual Arts works with studios like Naughty Dog, Santa Monica Studios, Guerrilla Games, Japan Studios, and more first-party teams.
Our team is made up of game and film industry professionals from all over the world, working with some of the best minds and companies around.
Our Animation team is currently working on one of many upcoming PS5 titles and are looking for talented, highly motivated and creative motion editors to join our team!

• You will work as part of a team to create animations for both cinematic sequences and in-game content within according to the direction of the client and project.
• You will communicate effectively with supervisors, management, production staff and peers daily.
• Understand and interpret feedback on all work from supervisors and clients alike.
• Assemble animation scenes and editing motion capture data onto characters, props, and vehicles for integration into in-game engines and/or cinematic sequences.
• Personable as you will work closely with multiple departments, including but not limited to members of Motion Capture, Editorial, Tech Art, Animation Camera Layout, and Production teams

Required Skills:
• While Motionbuilder is the primary software package used, it is not a required skill - experience using Maya Human IK and working with motion capture data is preferred
• Expertise in editing and animating motion capture data: scene assembly, blending motion capture, and looping motions
• Ability to follow complex workflows, trouble shoot technical and creative issues, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively
• Be open and available to creating a strong rapport with leads, supervisors, and technical artists to maintain and enhance data quality.
• Keen understanding of animation production pipelines for character animation, motion capture animation, and technical animation.
• Be flexible to changes in direction, yet work within defined procedures.
• Strong aesthetics of character animation and movement.

Additional Desired Skills:
• Understanding of Motionbuilder and/or Maya
• Strong pre-production skills including, but not limited to, animatics, camera layout, and previs.

Company Profile
Sony Interactive Entertainment

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services.