Previs Artist, Cinematics - Temp
Cinematics Irvine, California

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented Previz Artist - Temp to assist our Cinematics team in creating the next generation of our award-winning cinematics! You should have experience previsualizing and supporting a director’s vision through appropriate use of staging, blocking, cameras, lenses, composition, motion, and editing. You are organized and creative, with the ability to solve problems efficiently.

Responsibilities

  • Create well-composed shots that clearly depict story beats through staging, blocking, camera motion, and character performance.
  • Interpret direction into a cohesive vision based on feedback from a director, supervisor, lead, and other creative stakeholders.
  • Provide solutions to creative problems and be capable of pitching ideas verbally.
  • Communicate clearly with production staff and manage multiple production tasks simultaneously.
  • Maintain technical cleanliness in all work. Take personal accountability for deliveries and proactively identify possible technical concerns.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • 3+ years of experience in film / VFX / animation / game production as a previz or rough layout artist working on complex sequences and shots.
  • Professional Maya experience. Proficient with animation blocking for previz and familiar with modeling, rigging, shading, etc.
  • Strong cinematic knowledge. Instinctively understand cameras, lenses, composition, film language, and editing.
  • Capable of growing through peer feedback and providing honest, constructive feedback to others.
  • Understand the role of previz in production and the workings of linked production departments (modeling, rigging, final layout, animation, etc.).

Pluses and Bonus Skills

  • Passion for Blizzard games and cinematics.
  • Proficiency shooting with camera capture systems and processing resulting data.
  • Capable of shooting well exposed and composed photos / videos in practical photography.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover letter (optional).
  • Resume (PDF preferred).
  • Demo reel with a connected sequence of shots in digital format (website, blog, online album, Google Drive, etc.).
    • Physical media will not be accepted.

Job Status: Temporary

Primary Location: United States-CA-Irvine

Blizzard Entertainment has been rated by Fortune as one of the "Best Places to Work" for several years running (and our ranking continues to rise!). We are a community of 4000 global employees who are passionate about not only gaming, but entertainment and the technology that drives our users experience. Our goal is to delight our customers by never settling for anything but the highest quality and providing worlds filled with creativity and adventure around every corner. You are forward-thinking, engaging, eager to learn and ready to make an impact. We've been waiting for you!

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