Lead Animator The lead animator at a software development studio is a mentor to the junior staff, they will guide and tutor the artists in evolving and developing their talent. This person is also the right hand of the animation director in supervising the staff toward completion of animation assets in a timely, efficient manner. In addition to the lead animator’s responsibility to deliver on their own art assignments, they also have creative input on the development of the game during pre-production.
Santa Monica, California, United States of America Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States. Santa Monica enjoys an average of 310 days of sunshine a year. A number of software development studios are based in Santa Monica, making it a major location for the industry. These include: Activision Blizzard, Treyarch, Cloud Imperium Games and PUBG Corporation. Sony Santa Monica Studio is also based here. Santa Monica features in a tonne of technology software including Grand Theft Auto V, Driver, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, The Crew and Need for Speed.