Cinematics Associate Animator

Cinematics · Frisco, Texas
Department Cinematics
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Cinematics Associate Animator 


The Gearbox Entertainment Company is an award-winning creator and distributor of entertainment for people around the world. Gearbox Entertainment develops and publishes products through its subsidiaries, Gearbox Software and Gearbox Publishing. Gearbox Entertainment has become widely known for successful game franchises including Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox’s ambition is to entertain the world and its key driving objectives include the pursuit of happiness for our talent, partners and customers, the prioritization of entertainment and creativity and a measured respect for profitability. For more information, visit

Gearbox’s Associate Social Media Manager will be responsible for, managing and growing Gearbox’s online communities across channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Discord, and potentially other future platforms as well. This position will fit within the Communications team and report directly to the Director of Online Engagement 

The Gearbox Entertainment Company is building a cinematics team dedicated to providing high-quality presentation of visual storytelling and narrative performance within our multiple franchise mediums.  Come help tell incredible stories inside our games and help reach an even bigger audience of dedicated players and enthusiasts! 


Our Cinematics Associate Animators help create, craft, and push high-quality animated performances supporting strong crafted narrative moments featured within our cinematic cutscenes, vignettes, and more…. 



  • Working closely with Cinematics Animation Lead and/or Cinematics Vignette Lead, help create and craft animation within Gearbox projects, driving unique, memorable, and inspiring narrative performances through cutscenes, vignettes, and other channels of content. 
  • Execute on animation tasks, providing the high-quality, richly character driven performances within our content. 
  • Take feedback and direction from Creative Leads to keep a unified presence of character and experience within the animated performances that aligns with project animation design and principles. 
  • Help to establish, prototype, and execute upon the narrative performance animation pipeline, providing valuable feedback on the process from "page to picture." This includes building strong collaborations with rigging, character art, and performance capture teams. 
  • Troubleshoot pipeline processes and work to improve them. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Art/Film/Animation or equivalent experience. 
  • Outstanding demo reel. 
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with animation on AAA video game titles and/or minimum 2 years of experience working in the Film/VFX/Animation industry. 
  • Strong communicator with problem-solving skills, able to receive and act upon direction and feedback. 
  • A strong passion for animation and innovation in storytelling performances in all mediums. 
  • Expertise using Autodesk Maya. 
  • Strong animation knowledge in both motion capture and hand-keyed disciplines. 



  • Expertise using Autodesk MotionBuilder. 
  • Experience and understanding of game engine workflows like Unreal, Unity, or equivalent. 
  • Experience with the processes of shooting and cleaning performance capture. 

Gearbox Entertainment believes that all team members should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the world we strive to entertain. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we provide fair and equal treatment to all team members and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. 

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  • Location
    Frisco, Texas
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience