Vicarious Visions Needs Cinematic Layout Artist for Blizzard game

Vicarious Visions posted a new job opening for a Cinematic Layout Artist. They specify requirement for Blizzard familiarity. The highlights that caught my eye indicate they might be in post-production. That usually means they are wrapping up final stages.

Vicarious Visions is looking for a Cinematic Layout Artist. Specifically asks:

  • Familiarity with Blizzard titles.
  • Proficient with post-production software.
  • Cinematic animations in-engine.
  • Staging Motion Capture data to craft effective character animations.
  • Working closely with the Cinematic Leads developing, defining, and maintaining high-end Hollywood-caliber cutscenes and real-time cinematic content.

If this is Diablo II: Resurrected, then it is a complete overhaul of the single player experience because there was no such thing as in-game cutscenes using the game-engine. StarCraft: Remastered added a lot of new artwork assets in between missions that weren’t there in the original game.

Of course, this might be a completely different game too. In case you missed it, Vicarious Visions new head Simon Ebejer slipped up they were working on Blizzard “Titles” (plural).

Cinematic Layout Artist

The Cinematic Team is focused on much more than traditional cutscenes. We are constantly challenging ourselves to analyze every aspect of video game content in order to push cinematic quality wherever we can. As a member of our group we encourage new ideas for telling visually-focused stories within this constantly evolving, interactive medium.

The skills & experience we’re looking for:

  • Fundamental knowledge of composition, cameras, film language, & editing
  • Proficient with post-production software such as Adobe Premiere or After-Effects
  • Deep Understanding of Cinematic process and Story
  • Thorough familiarity of the layout process: Scene assembly, scene setup for camera layout, final body animation, scene preparation for animation
  • Ability to translate story beats into effective visual experiences
  • Task driven, self-motivated & proactive
  • Must have a positive attitude and be a team player.
  • Experience animating cameras in 3D Software, such as Maya, Max, Unreal
  • Provide Samples of your work online with a clear explanation of what you did

You will be responsible for:

  • Working closely with the Cinematic Leads developing, defining, and maintaining high-end Hollywood-caliber cutscenes and real-time cinematic content.
  • Establishing character blocking, camera positioning & movement
  • Proactively creating solutions and solving problems.
  • Participating in peer reviews, giving and receiving team feedback
  • Able to work with team members of other disciplines. Such as communicating with technical artists and engineering support for implementing your cinematic animations in-engine.
  • Getting cinematics up and running within the game’s engine
  • Staging Motion Capture data to craft effective character animations.
  • Being a part of preparing and participating in motion capture shoots

You’ll really get noticed with these features:

  • Passion for Film and Video Games
  • Motion Capture Experience
  • Practical film/camera experience
  • Drawing/Storyboard experience
  • Familiarity with Blizzard titles

Appy for this job here. (web.archive)

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