Lead Cinematic Designer, In-Game Cinematics
Cinematics Irvine, California

Blizzard’s In-Game Cinematics team has an opening for a lead cinematic designer to supervise the IGC camera team. This person will be responsible for day to day operations of the IGC cinematic design and previz group.

Responsibilities

  • Make sure all sequences handled by the IGC camera group are delivered on time and at Blizzard Quality.
  • Collaborate with the IGC management team for pipeline, staffing and technology needs of the camera/RTC team.
  • Push the look of existing IP cinematics staying aware of the state of the industry and Blizzard’s place in it
  • Developing artists to be competitive with modern real time cinematic standards.

Requirements

  • Ability to supervise the creation of compelling cinematic sequences using Blizzard’s proprietary engines with a critical eye for pacing, composition, character performance and camera language.
  • 2+ Years Management or leadership experience with a strong emphasis on team building and career development
  • Ability to concisely and directly communicate notes to make sure the project director’s vision is being realized.
  • Experience working within a creative leadership team that includes production, project directors, tech staff, and senior management.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Familiarity with the Blizzard IP’s, their engines, and associated lore
  • 5+ years professional experience creating cinematic cut scenes for AAA titles
  • An in-depth understanding of game engine pipelines, technologies, and limitations

Pluses

  • Bachelor’s degree in arts/film
  • A working knowledge of cinematography and editing.
  • Ability to draw and/or storyboard

Required Application Materials

  • Resume (PDF Preferred)
  • Link to a portfolio. Provide a demo reel and demo reel description of your work per shot

Job Status: Full-time

Primary Location: United States-CA-Irvine

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