Cinematic Artist

Deep Silver Volition
Champaign, IL, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Deep Silver Volition is looking for a Cinematic Artist to join our studio for the development of our next exciting open-world game! This position will work on cross-discipline teams as well as with outsourcing to implement and iterate content for an AAA product.

Requirements:

  • Work closely with the cinematic lead, art director and narrative director to create cinematic storyboards, animatics, and previsualization.
  • Integrate cinematics from Maya to in-game cinematic engine.
  • Ability to identify problems and propose solutions, and work within technical restrictions.
  • Ability to communicate both written and visual ideas effectively.
  • Experience getting real time cinematics to work in a game engine.
  • Experience with Previsualization, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop.
  • Storyboarding, Adobe After Effects, Motion Capture cleanup is a plus.

Qualifications:

  • Post-high school education in a cinematic art relevant discipline; emphasis on game development preferred.
  • Positive, professional attitude. Disciplined and self-motivated with a strong work ethic. Being collaborative and having a team-oriented mindset is a requirement.
  • Strong sense of visual storytelling, shot composition, camera movement, editing, and film language.
  • Ability to work within constraints of a real time cinematics engine.
  • Proactive in seeking feedback and resolving issues.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills. Ability to multitask and be flexible about changing role requirements.
  • Passion for games and ability to articulate the pursuit of that passion as a career clearly and analytically. A broad knowledge base of console games.

Sample Work Required:

Please provide samples of storyboarding, previs, or cinematic work. Any supplemental materials demonstrating skills relevant to this position are also encouraged.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and sample work to jobs@dsvolition.com with “Cinematic Artist” in the subject line.

Skills & Requirements

Requirements:

  • Work closely with the cinematic lead, art director and narrative director to create cinematic storyboards, animatics, and previsualization.
  • Integrate cinematics from Maya to in-game cinematic engine.
  • Ability to identify problems and propose solutions, and work within technical restrictions.
  • Ability to communicate both written and visual ideas effectively.
  • Experience getting real time cinematics to work in a game engine.
  • Experience with Previsualization, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop.
  • Storyboarding, Adobe After Effects, Motion Capture cleanup is a plus.

Qualifications:

  • Post-high school education in a cinematic art relevant discipline; emphasis on game development preferred.
  • Positive, professional attitude. Disciplined and self-motivated with a strong work ethic. Being collaborative and having a team-oriented mindset is a requirement.
  • Strong sense of visual storytelling, shot composition, camera movement, editing, and film language.
  • Ability to work within constraints of a real time cinematics engine.
  • Proactive in seeking feedback and resolving issues.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills. Ability to multitask and be flexible about changing role requirements.
  • Passion for games and ability to articulate the pursuit of that passion as a career clearly and analytically. A broad knowledge base of console games.

Sample Work Required:

Please provide samples of storyboarding, previs, or cinematic work. Any supplemental materials demonstrating skills relevant to this position are also encouraged.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and sample work to jobs@dsvolition.com with “Cinematic Artist” in the subject line.

About the Company

At Deep Silver Volition we combine long-standing industry experience and state-of-the-art technology with creativity and a strong dash of humor to create the truly unique gaming experience Volition fans know and love!

Our portfolio comprises the critically acclaimed Saints Row, Agents of Mayhem, Red Faction, Descent/Freespace and Summoner series. Our studio is located in Champaign, Illinois, a friendly, progressive university town two hours south of Chicago, which offers affordable housing and has a strong arts background.

Our office in downtown Champaign is surrounded by restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, and shopping. 

At Volition we believe in fostering an open and collaborative environment that allows you to grow your skills and realize your full creative potential.  Are you one of the best in the industry? Join our team!