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Senior Capture Artist, Game Capture

Remote | Santa Monica, California
Freelance | Job ID #70092 | $48.55 - $77.64 hourly | Posted 2 months ago

Onward Play is looking to hire a Senior Capture Artist that will be focused on Game Capture. This will be a 1 month contract opportunity to join with one of the biggest names in AAA gaming.

You will be responsible for conceptualizing and executing action blocking, camera placement and composition to build unique cinematic & gameplay scenarios in the game engine for our PR, Publishing and other marketing content across multiple game titles.

DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work as a lead photographer driving the visual style for games in a wide array of marketing assets
  • Work with various game debug systems and be able to troubleshoot common build & capture issues
  • Comfortable with game engine editors and associated tools and able to create individual unique and compelling shots
  • Collaborate with Creative Leads, Editors and ACDs on creative concepts and overall direction
  • Provide creative direction and feedback to other team members and external partners
  • Provide training, mentoring and feedback to our team of artists
  • Help with the research and development of new in-game camera tools and capture processes
  • Comp final images and do final retouching passes
  • Troubleshoot technical issues, including builds, PC workstations, dev kits etc.
DESIRED SKILL SET:
  • Requires an expert understanding of photography (composition, lighting etc)
  • Comfortable giving feedback and direction on framing/composition and overall art direction for in game photography
  • Comfortable working in a game editor and with animation and/or camera sequencing tools such as
  • Unreal Sequencer, Unity Cinemachine or other similar proprietary tools
  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop, Lightroom and related Adobe programs
  • A passion for photography, film and other cinematic media
  • Ability to multitask on tight deadlines while maintaining professionalism, composure and empathy
  • Focused, good listener and able to take constructive criticism
  • College degree in the requisite field or equivalent work experience preferred
  • At least 4 years capture experience at a video game company or external agency preferred or equivalent relative experience with a focus on static media
PLUSES:
  • Avid gamer on next-gen platforms and PCs
  • Real world experience in photography
  • Knowledge of game modding or machinima workflows
  • Knowledge and understanding of 3D design programs such as C4D, Maya or Blender
  • Understanding of game development, the full cycles and processes behind how a game is made
  • Knowledge of the motion capture process
  • An interest in virtual production
This is a remote opportunity with a pay range between $50 - $77/hour based on experience.

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $48.55 - $77.64 hourly

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