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Company Name:
Crystal Dynamics
Redwood City, California
United States
Job Type:
Visual Arts
Position type:
Full Time
PC / Windows, Playstation 4, Xbox One
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Associate Degree

Cinematics Director

Position Summary:
Crystal Dynamics is seeking a Cinematics Director that will create visually striking cinematics and other similar assets with our cinematics team. The Director will be responsible for planning and directing all cinematic elements within the game. For this position, you must be highly organized with outstanding communication skills and proven experience in management. We’re looking for a proven track record of shipping AAA products or movies in a director role.

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for and oversee the creation and execution of Storyboards, editing shot sequences, well-polished high quality animations, workload estimates, and final cinematic presentation
  • Make significant creative contributions to the story and vision of the game
  • Oversee and direct motion capture and voice records for all necessary in-game animations and cinematics
  • Collaborate closely with Art Director, Animation Lead, Character Lead, Environment Lead, Design Department and Marketing Department to achieve the best possible fusion of storytelling and aesthetics
  • Establish cinematic production pipeline, protocols, and tools
  • Direct and Lead Actors for shoots, and recordings

Essential Requirements:

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience, and have shipped at least one console title that was cinematic heavy
  • Strong understanding of cinematic principles (camera direction, editing, lens, etc.)
  • Experience with Premier and/or Final Cut
  • Experience with camera set up in Maya
  • Have an understanding of the fundamental principles of animation and have the ability to direct animation at the highest quality
  • Fluent in both managing onsite talent and cinematography, including shot sequences and composition