Interactive Cinematic Animator at Naughty Dog (Temporary)

Interactive Cinematic Animator at Naughty Dog (Temporary)

The team is looking for animators to help them seamlessly interweave story and gameplay through The Last of Us Part II.


  • Create character motions through a blend of key-frame animation and motion capture with proprietary animation tools
  • Work with designers and programmers to implement and iterate on these motions to create compelling, entertaining, and visually appealing gameplay and/or cinematic events
  • Learn and utilize custom tools and basic scripting
  • Additional duties may be assigned as needed


Skills & Requirements

  • Have experience animating with motion capture
  • Have experience working on cut scenes and/or interactive animation
  • Have extensive experience animating realistic humans, including facial animation.
  • Have a good sense of weight and timing in your animation performances
  • Have a good understanding of acting principles and basic camera staging.
  • Be comfortable working with minimal direction
  • Be a creative, innovative problem solver
  • Be organized, productive, and a good communicator
  • Be flexible with making edits and revisions based on gameplay requirements
  • Have the ability to grasp new technology quickly and get the most out of it
  • Must be able to provide a demo reel or examples of professional work (Online preferred), a breakdown of your contributions to the shot, and an accompanying resume

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