Firefly Studios

Unreal Cinematic Artist/Animator

Unreal Cinematic Artist/Animator

Firefly Studios are looking for a Unreal Cinematic Artist/Animator to join their team to work on an exciting new Unreal Engine 5 project currently in development.

At Firefly we like to give team members a degree of freedom over their work so you will need to be self motivated, hard working and reliable, happy to work within a team or individually, enjoy responsibility and have the ability to take the initiative and go beyond the brief where needed.

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply, with all suitable applications considered equally regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression. We are looking to improve the diversity of our teams and believe firmly in the value of varied life experiences, backgrounds and cultures.


  • 12-Months. June 2024-June 2025 if possible, otherwise ASAP


  • Help the Cinematic team deliver excellent and engaging cutscenes resulting in an exciting story campaign
  • Working closely with Video & Cinematics Director and Lead Artist to create great cinematic content both in cinematics and in-game
  • Clean, polish and adjust MoCap data to be used in Cinematic scenes
  • Clean, polish and adjust Face Capture data to be used in Cinematic scenes
  • Clean, polish and adjust MoCap data to be used in-game
  • Be an adaptable member of the Cinematic team who can assist across cinematic workflow if needed


  • Advanced understanding of Animation
  • Advanced understanding of Unreal Engine and Sequencer
  • Experience working with Motion Capture and/or Performance Capture
  • Basic understanding of cinematic storytelling
  • Ability to work from narrative scripts
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt to flexible working conditions and plans
  • Ability to work in a small team

Nice to haves

  • Advanced understanding of Lighting
  • Experience designing and creating lights in Unreal Engine (both in-game and in cinematics)
  • Interest in history
  • Enjoyment of strategy games

About Firefly Studios

Best known as the creators of the Stronghold ‘castle sim’ series, Firefly Studios has over 20 years of history developing historical strategy games on PC and mobile. Enjoyed worldwide by a community of millions, the series has a dedicated international following and hundreds of thousands of active users.

Firefly are a small, fun, dynamic, social team, ideal for fun, dynamic, social people who happen to be awesome programmers.  We offer a creative and flexible working environment that allows its employees the freedom and opportunities to maximise their talent.

In 2021 Firefly was acquired by acclaimed indie publisher Devolver Digital.


  • UK based but fully remote. Ability to be able to come to our London Office (Victoria) for in person meetings and discussions a plus.

How to Apply

To apply please use the form below and include:

  • CV
  • A link to a demo of your work or online portfolio

We look forward to receiving your application, as well as your earliest possible starting date! If you have questions regarding the role please include these when you apply via email.

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