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Company Name:
Quantic Dream
Location:
PARIS, All
Country:
France
Job Type:
Visual Arts
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
PC / Windows, Playstation 3, Playstation 4
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Associate Degree

Animation Director

THE COMPANY :

Founded in Paris in 1997, QUANTIC DREAM is one of the leading independent French studios producing video games. We are renowned internationally for our innovations in a large number of domains: narration and interactive cinematography, set and character creation, and extremely realistic 3D real-time animation. We are also known as the creators of original franchises that have reached a large worldwide audience. We collaborate with major international publishers and renowned artists like Ellen Page, Willem Dafoe, Kadeem Hardison, David Bowie and Hans Zimmer. We created the blockbuster video games BEYOND: Two Souls (2013, SONY), HEAVY RAIN (2010, SONY), FAHRENHEIT (2005, ATARI) and THE NOMAD SOUL (1999, EIDOS) as well as the prize-winning shorts THE CASTING (2005), KARA (2011) and THE DARK SORCERER (2013).

Join our international team based in Paris (France) and unleash your talent for designing ambitious entertainment projects that are second to none.

Joining our team means sharing our enthusiasm for designing and developing some of the most innovative products in the industry. Our future is in the hands of brilliant, talented and highly motivated people who are driven by a common passion for inventing the trail-blazing entertainment of tomorrow.

JOB DESCRIPTION :

We are looking for an experienced Animation Director who wishes to mark a new stage in his/her career by supervising a highly experienced team working on promising subjects with equipment that is unrivalled in Europe:

  • You will work in collaboration with the director, supervising the animations produced daily in the studio. You will define the ambience, style and pacing of sequences while maintaining the internal unity and artistic continuity, but also monitoring the workflow of the different contributors;
  • Along with 3 leads, you will supervise all the departments dedicated to animation: the in-house soundproofed Performance Capture studio (74 Vicon T160 cameras), the body animation team and the facial team.
  • You will elaborate and document the Animation specifications for our projects;
  • You will update the teams on quality expectations. You will elaborate clear strategies, establish workflows and research the documentation and visual references to enable the teams to achieve their targets;
  • You will constantly monitor and validate the animation produced, making sure that it respects the established artistic charter;
  • You will get to know the target platform, the engine and the performance capture tools in order to generate new ideas and push back their limits.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS :

 

The candidate will have considerable experience of animation, including:

  • A minimum of 15 years' experience of animation in video games or film/3D series, including at least 3 years in a similar position;
  • The games/series/films on which the candidate worked must have presented complex animation challenges, ideally including realistic facial animation;
  • A very good comprehension of human expressions and anatomy, physiological reactions, body language and proportions in designing characters;
  • A very good knowledge of Maya and Motion Builder;
  • Motivated, capable of working independently and delivering high-quality work to meet deadlines;
  • A professional and positive attitude, the ability to communicate effectively with multicultural teams.

 

Fluent English is imperative, French is a plus.

 

Experience and managerial skills will have a decisive influence on the choice of candidate.

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