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Full-Time

Cinematic Artist

Contract

Posted on 6/21/2024

PlayStation Global

PlayStation Global

1,001-5,000 employees

Designs and markets gaming consoles and accessories

Consumer Software
Hardware

Compensation Overview

$44.38 - $66.59Hourly

Junior

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Category
Animation
Visual Effects (VFX)
Storyboarding
Art, Graphics & Animation
Required Skills
Communications
Animation
Requirements
  • A demo reel that demonstrates strong knowledge of fundamental cinematography principles
  • Background in photography or cinematography
  • Skilled in conveying framing ideas using rough storyboards
  • High level of proficiency in Maya
  • High comfort level with learning and utilizing animation systems and game engine pipelines
  • Ability to rapidly prototype, iterate, and explore different approaches to shots
  • Ability to succeed in a creative, team-oriented environment
  • Excellent communication, time-management, and organizational skills
  • Ability to reach across multiple disciplines to gather feedback and address cross-functional issues
  • An enthusiasm for practical innovation and the ability to bring new ideas to the table
  • B.A. in fine arts or relevant curriculum, or equivalent skillset
  • 1-3 years’ industry or related experience
Responsibilities
  • Assist the Narrative team with script breakdowns, scene staging, and layout
  • Support the Narrative team with both live action and 3D pre-visualization
  • Operate the virtual camera when shooting on the motion capture stage
  • Process and clean up camera data following motion capture shoots
  • Animate focus pulling and depth of field for cinematics
  • Hand-animate cameras for cinematics and other narrative moments
  • Assist with motion capture shoots, informing the stage crew of prop needs, checking for continuity and keeping track of editing needs for camera
  • Give concise and timely feedback to outsourcing teams when needed
  • Proactively facilitate requests or information needs regarding animated cameras
  • Actively advance skill set and abilities by keeping aware of industry trends and techniques, evaluating competitive products, and learning new software packages and traditional art methods

Working at PlayStation offers the opportunity to be part of a leading company in the gaming industry, renowned for its cutting-edge technology like haptic feedback and 4K HDR visuals. Employees are immersed in a culture of innovation and excellence that pushes the boundaries of gaming and entertainment. Contributing to a globally recognized brand that consistently delivers high-quality, immersive gaming experiences, ensures a dynamic and fulfilling work environment.

Company Stage

M&A

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

Foster City, California

Founded

1994

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-11%

1 year growth

-29%

2 year growth

-27%

Benefits

Health and wellness: Medical (PPO, HDHP, and HMO), dental, vision, disability, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, student loan repayment assistance, education reimbursement program, wellness reimbursement, identity theft protection, basic and voluntary life and AD&D insurance, business travel accident insurance, 4.5% 401(k) match, commuter program, additional voluntary programs (group legal, pet insurance, auto and home insruance), onsite flu shots and biometric screenings

Family and time off: 12 paid holidays, generous PTO, paid parental leave, adoption assistance program, 529 college savings plan match, back-up child care, parental and elder care coaching

Perks: Sony product discounts, passport perks program, monthly $10 Playstation Network voucher, employee referral bonus, game launch events

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