Senior Cinematic Animator


Larian Studios

With multiple awards to our name, Larian Studios has proven that we’re dedicated to delivering high-quality role-playing games. We strive to engage our players on every level with animations that are innovative and fun to watch! We’re now looking for an animator to help us develop cinematic animations that will take Larian’s games to new heights using motion capture.


    • Create charming and believable animations through motion capture
    • Help juniors manage their tasks and make their deadlines
    • Promote Larian’s unique methods and iterative processes and serve as an example
    • Coach and help juniors to improve their animation quality and overcome their technical challenges
    • Relay and amplify the artistic vision of the team directors
    • Communicate with team leadership and production
    • Understand the requirements of the game and maintain the animation style of the production title
    • Explain your technical needs and the needs of the junior animators to our technical team
    • Adhere and commit to the milestones and sprints set for the entire team by our producers
    • Partner up with designers and Cinematic Artists in their needs to create an emotionally engaging world
    • Maintain your own animations through polish and bug fixing


    • 5 years experience in game animation
    • Experience with motion capture + cleanup tools
    • Experience in Autodesk Maya
    • Thorough understanding of modern and classical animation styles
    • Knowledge of anatomy and what moves and motivates creatures and characters alike
    • Knowledge of animation fundamentals, techniques, and acting/staging
    • Excellent written and spoken English
    • Able to give constructive feedback and receive feedback graciously

Nice to Haves

    • Experience in solving production limitations of character and animation pipelines
    • Knowledge of Python and MEL
    • Passion for video games

What We Offer

    • An international team of over 400 employees spread across 6 studios around the world, each of which have their own unique qualities, and maintain a small-studio feel
    • An open, collaborative environment where ideas are welcome and encouraged
    • A managerial team consisting of highly experienced game developers at the top of their fields
    • Sharing hobbies and passions with likeminded colleagues
    • Inclusive environment with many activities organized by the studios or the employees
    • Commitment to making the best game possible for the fans, including listening to community feedback
We are looking for highly motivated individuals with ever-evolving skillsets and passion for player experience. If you want to contribute to making amazing RPG experiences, we would love to hear from you.
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Location: Guildford

Date posted: 2023-01-03