Technical Assistant, In-Game Cinematics - Temp
Cinematics Irvine
Blizzard Entertainment's Story and Franchise Development (S&FD) team is a collection of industry-leading talent tasked with enriching Blizzard franchises on every front. We are storytellers who tell original stories through a vast range of media formats. As part of S&FD, Blizzard cinematics invites you to join us as we pair with Blizzard’s game development teams to augment our franchises with interesting characters, rich stories, and gorgeous designs. Be a part of an organization that inspires millions and continue to extend the reach of our franchises to entirely new audiences. We take pride in hiring the best and joining Blizzard cinematics means joining a family of craftsmen who build and support one another, all dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences… ever. Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a multi-talented individual to work with its In-Game Cinematics (IGC) Team. 

As an IGC Technical Assistant you will be responsible for keeping all assigned sequences and assets up to date and running. Duties include making sure that all available inventory is easy-accessible by the artists working in production on your assigned show. You will be expected to keep all stakeholders up to date on the status of assets and sequences assigned to you as well as communicating any blocking issues. This includes, your lead, downstream artists, and relevant production staff.  Requirements:

  • Understanding of 3D production pipelines
  • Familiarity with game engines and game editors
  • Knowledge of 3D rendering packages such as Redshift, Arnold, PR Man or Mental Ray
  • Experience with production tracking software such as Shotgun
  • Familiarity with batching and farm management systems
  • Strong communication, troubleshooting and multitasking abilities.
 Pluses:
  • Linux or UNIX Operating System experience
  • Proven scripting skills (Shell or Python)
  • Past experiences in a leadership or managerial-type role and previous production experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of various graphics applications
  • A passion for gaming
  • Familiarity with Blizzard IP’s
 Job Status: TemporaryPrimary Location: United States-CA-Irvine Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We've worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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