3d Animation Director
The 3d Animation Director is responsible for the technical and visual integrity of the game. Working closely with the Technical Art Director, game design team and the Development Director, they define the game's graphic style and make sure the entire project tracks to a consistent artistic vision and consistently high quality. The 3d Animation Director produces much of the initial artwork themselves, setting creative and technical standards and determining the best tools and techniques for hitting specific visual targets, asset sizes and project deadlines
The 3d Animation Director ensures that the art and animation team stays on track creatively as well as on schedule and on budget. They contribute to hiring of the best candidates and contractors for efficient art production. They also work closely with the programming team to make sure that all art and animation assets can be imported easily into the game engine
Duties and Responsibilities
- Define the graphic style of games in multiple settings;
- Communicate and explain the content style and objectives to the graphics team;
- Ensure that visual components are consistent and coherent with the vision of the games;
- Implements improved processes and management methods to generate higher ROI and workflow optimization;
- Seeks out and manages consultants and contractors;
- Contributes as principal artist for all stages of production; and,
- Follows direction set by Development Director and Technical Art Director
The 3d Animation Director must demonstrate an ability to contribute to art teams in realizing the artistic vision of a game.. They must demonstrate the ability to work as a leader/role model (within their craft) and be able to complete work autonomously. They must have a deep portfolio that shows excellent artistic ability and a breadth of artistic styles
Excellent knowledge and understanding of the video game making process, direct experience (+2 years) as an artistic director/assistant director or similar position, experience in multimedia, publicity and web design would be beneficial, proficiency in multiple graphic-related tools and software, high communication skills both orally and in writing.
The 3d Animation Director will be an artist with a distinctive and original style, able to inspire and motivate a team of creative talent. They must be expert problem solvers who understand all the roles within the art department and also be able to work with outsourced contractors. They must also be able to build good working relationships with other departments, have an ability to communicate clearly with senior managers, designers, programmers, testers, and other personnel, and have a good understanding of the relevant technology, its capabilities and constraints.
The ideal candidate will have an extensive working knowledge of Flash/Flex. Candidate will have up to date and recent knowledge based on released production game. Candidate will be able to contribute on pipeline design and architecture, as well as be able to mentor younger artists.
Please contact Howard Dee on 0208 944 7777 or Howard@interactiveselection.com if you are interested in this position. Please forward your CV in a word format
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