Position Description

Facial Animator, NBA2K - Temporary
Location Visual Concepts (Novato, CA)
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Who We Are:

Visual Concepts is one of the world’s top game development studios with a flat, entrepreneurial, and non-corporate work environment. We have a proven track record having shipped over 100 multi-SKU titles to great critical acclaim.

Our studios in Novato, CA; Agoura Hills, CA; Orange County, CA; Budapest, Hungary; Shanghai, China; and Seoul, South Korea, are committed to gaming and technical innovation and offer top candidates the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.


What We Need:

Visual Concepts Entertainment (2K Sports), the developers of critically acclaimed NBA2K video game franchise is seeking an experienced temporary Facial Animator. 


What You Will Do :

  • Produce realistic facial animation with strong timing and acting skills, including mocap cleanup and key frame animation
  • Work with motion capture data for both cinematic and in-game features
  • Utilize facial tracking/solving software to track facial features and retarget to face rigs
  • Work closely with the lead and senior animators to modify assets meeting game-ready requirements
  • Observing and animating the subtleties of facial expression
  • Addressing feedback in a timely manner while meeting project deadlines and milestones
  • Collaborating with other members of the team to work through issues and achieve high quality animations


Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit:

  • 2+ years of professional animation experience in video games or feature films
  • Outstanding demo reel demonstrating good understanding of animation principles with a focus on expressive facial animation
  • Education in the field of 3D Animation, Motion Capture, or Film
  • Have a thorough knowledge of Maya
  • Ability to follow instructions and efficiently manage their workload on their own initiative
  • Comfortable with strict deadlines and a fast turnaround time
  • Has excellent work ethic and works well with others


Extra Credit:

  • Previous Mocap experience
  • Experience with facial motion tracking (software such as Faceware or Dynamixyz)
  • Working knowledge of Mel or Python scripting