Lead Animator

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September 13, 2020
Full Time
Los Angeles

Our next game is in early pre-production so there's some flexibility with the hiring date. If you can start now, great, but for the right person we'd also be open to easing in with part-time work.

Animation is a key part of this game so you'll be coming on very early in development to help us explore fundamental questions about how our game will move and work and feel. Initially you'll be animating lots of offline previz for characters, cameras and background movement to flesh out a direction and ultimately establish a target look. You'll also be collaborating with our animation programmer to design and test out the custom animation tools we're building for this game.

Here's a tone reference video to give you an idea of the range of animals we're looking at.

This might be a good fit for you if:

  • You're interested in how animals move. Hopefully you've got a reel with at least a few non-human characters, ideally some with wings.
  • You're interested in movement of all kinds, not just traditional characters. Fantasia is one of our key references so expect to animate some unusual things. Like an egret landing on a powerline, or a psychedelic explosion of jellyfish, or a ballet performed by eclairs. You should have an interest in exploring beautiful motion wherever you can find it and a desire to try things you've never seen before.
  • You're experienced enough with game animation to be able to clearly articulate what's important to you in an animation pipeline and can work with our programmers to help build it.
  • You'd like to be part of a relatively small team (growing from 5 to ~15 people over the course of production) with a lot of creative freedom.

If that sounds like you, contact us. Please include a link to your reel and a short description of a memorable experience you've had with a wild animal.

About Us

Giant Sparrow is a small video game company focused on creating surreal experiences people have never had before. Our dream is to make the world a stranger, more interesting place. We're based in Los Angeles, CA.

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