Associate Animator (Motion Capture)

Bethesda Game Studios @ Rockville, MD, US


Bethesda Game Studios is seeking a talented Associate Animator with an enthusiasm for Motion Capture to join our team! The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing support to the animation team by planning and running performance capture sessions and delivering final data.


  • Minimum of 1+ years of experience in video game development or related internship
  • Experience with motion capture hardware and pipelines
  • Proficient in Motionbuilder and Maya
  • Proficient in the use of Vicon Blade or Shogun
  • Experience with motion capture shoot direction and the mocap pipeline
  • Education in the field of 3D Animation. Motion Capture, or Film a plus.
  • Experience and passion for playing Bethesda Game Studios games


  • Assist with shoots by helping with shot planning, testing assets, calibrating cameras, capturing data, etc
  • Deliver high quality motion capture data
  • Track and retarget motion capture data
  • Integrate and clean up motion-captured animations and adapt them to the defined animation style and parameters
  • Create and maintain high-end key frame animations (weight, body motions and facial expression)
  • Collaborate with other disciplines such as tech art, character art and design to understand gameplay requirements, technological issues and how they relate to animation and implementation

What to Expect

Submit to a Position

You will receive an automated email confirming we have received your resume.

Due to the high volume of applications received, it's not possible for us to respond directly to each candidate.

Don't see your desired position listed? Apply under "General Application" instead!

Recruiter Call

If you are selected, you will be contacted by our team for an initial phone screen to chat about your previous experience.

You may go through one or two phone interviews, and possibly a follow-up Skype call.

If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file.

Site Visit

The next step will be an invitation to come out and meet the team at the studio for onsite interviews.

In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.