Trainee Motion Capture Technician

Total War Animation
Creative Assembly creates a number of AAA game titles and the Motion Capture Department services all current project requirements both in-house and for external Sega developers on a supplier/client basis.

Working directly with the animation teams, communication and an understanding of their requirements are key elements to ensuring the process runs as effectively and smoothly as possible. It is crucial that the delivered data is of an outstanding quality and is turned around within agreed time frames. Our studio currently boasts an impressive 132 m2 volume with 48 of the latest Vicon Vantage 16-megapixel cameras running on Shogun Software.

We are looking for a candidate that can display an understanding of the physics of human motion with a keen eye for detail and a good grounding in technical knowledge related to the subject matter. A personable attitude is required as you will be working closely with both internal staff and external talent.

Key Responsibilities
To aid in preparation and execution of Motion Capture shoots including:-
  • Camera set-up and calibration
  • Preparing talent for capture placing markers and capturing Range of Movements
  • System operation and data capture
  • Data clean-up to a high standard and export to required format for the client.
Also, to assist in documentation of all Motion Capture related processes, including system upkeep and improvements including scripting and pipeline setup. When required, you will assist with prop creation and help maintain the storage area and inventory of all props used for the shoots. First Aid and Fire training will be provided. Any other general duties including some cleaning will be part of this role.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience

  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the Motion Capture Process with a desire to further develop the skills required to become proficient in the role
  • Some experience capturing and processing Motion Capture Data
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Knowledge of scripting within a software package
  • Ability to deal with clients and suppliers on a face-to-face basis
  • Confident to work both in front of and behind the cameras
  • Knowledge of 3D animation.
  • Experience with MotionBuilder, Maya, scripting and other 3D tools 

We offer a fully bespoke funded relocation package for you and your dependants and you’ll be supported through the process with our dedicated Relocation Specialist. We offer a fully bespoke funded relocation package for you and your dependants and you’ll be supported through the process with our dedicated Relocation Specialist. 

We also have an excellent range of benefits to support your work life balance, including:
  • Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all UK Bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support so you can truly excel in your area of expertise
  • Support in Learning and Development; internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops to inspire and enthuse including internal programming conferences, on-site training with renowned specialists as well as global conference attendance
  • Private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening
  • Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme
  • Free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site
  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
  • Free breakfast every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen
  • An employee assistance programme and onsite wellbeing sessions
  • In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy
  • Discounts portal giving access to a wide range of extras such as heavily discounted home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers
  • Amazing studio parties such as our CA Summer Festival, a Christmas Party for you and your partner plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have our wrap parties for all our releases.
  • Free Japanese lessons, life drawing, creative writing and Pilates classes
  • A range of CA Social events including the annual sponsored Walking Challenge to 100Km, Couch to 5k in our beautiful local park, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more
  • We offer discounts with local businesses, including estate agents and local shops to support our local economy

We are Creative Assembly

We gather the greatest talent out there, coming together to craft authentic and detailed experiences of the highest quality.

We focus on our strengths and embrace our uniqueness, collaborating across teams and giving everyone the trust and respect to be masters of their craft.

Our values form the foundation of our culture and ethos:
  • Quality - Everything we do is about quality, from individual actions to final products, we take pride in the detail and authenticity of all our creations.
  • Focus - We focus on our strengths as a studio. Our teams might work across different projects, but our goals and vision should be clear for everyone.
  • Teamwork - We are a collective who thrive working across teams, empowering each other to succeed.
  • Respect - Respect at CA is given as a default, we respect each other as diverse and unique individuals, who come together to create games our fans will love.
  • Trust - Alongside respect, we trust each other, our teams and our leaders as experts of their craft. Everyone is given creative autonomy and freedom to make a real contribution to our projects and our legacy.
Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.