In BioShock, narrative moments blend seamlessly and dramatically into captivating gameplay scenarios. Our Cinematic Designer will assemble animations, environment assets, visual effects, and audio – add drama with lighting and player triggering events - culminating into a Swiss-watch of dramatic impact. We are looking for an artist who can masterfully create the narrative first-person moments that exist along a continuum of fully interactive set-pieces in our game.
We are looking for people who have:
- Eye for onscreen composition of action moments
- Precision and in camera positioning and movements
- Experience timing triggering events, and interactive branching cinematic sequences
- The ability to interpret storyboards and “plus them” with your own creative flourishes
- Experience with Unreal Sequencer
- Experience lighting for dramatic, theatrical effect
- Ability to communicate with VFX, Creative Direction, Narrative and Art and Game Design disciplines
Skills, Experience and Qualifications:
You are a flexible, curious 3D generalist. You are able to craft supporting assets, simple particle effects, and materials. You possess a keen understanding of game lighting and general scene assembly. You are able to rough things in and flex your management skills by tasking other expert disciplines when you need custom elements like hero assets, VFX, sound, technical features, etc. You have a thorough grasp of cinematic storytelling techniques, but respect and understand the difference between film and games.
- Ability to jump from one creative task to another with ease
- Background in film or theater, with a technical aptitude and familiarity with modern game engines
- Unreal experience is a plus
What You Will Do:
- Create and implement systemic, in-game, scripted cinematic sequences
- Work with the Narrative and Art teams to visually communicate key story elements
- Set up actor staging and cameras
- Follow and maintain pipelines and technical requirements
- Use your boundless creativity to diagnose and solve problems
- Act as the bridge between all disciplines to effectively communicate the creative vision and rally your forces to implement it
**To be considered for this role please provide a link to your reel of in-game cinematics, making sure to include a breakdown of your contributions to the work shown**
We are Cloud Chamber: a collaborative team of inspired minds who create games together. We strive to make unique, entertaining, and thoughtful game experiences that engage the world.
We believe in the beauty and strength of diversity, in both the makeup of the studio and the nature of our thinking. Our focus on open communication and overall well-being allows each of us to strive for excellence in our work, and happiness in our lives.
We’re currently making the next BioShock. Our love for this iconic franchise is what brought us together. The thrill and responsibility of creating the next iteration of such a beloved game is what keeps us going.
If all of this sounds as exciting to you as it is to us, we’d love to meet you. Join us in creating worlds that move people.
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