Previs Artist - Temp

Blizzard

Irvine, CA, USA

Temporary

Sep 30

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Team Name:

CinematicsJob Title:

Previs Artist - TempRequisition ID:

R008565Job Description:

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented Previz Artist - Temp to assist our Cinematics team in creating the next generation of our award-winning cinematics! You should have experience previsualizing and supporting a director’s vision through appropriate use of staging, blocking, cameras, lenses, composition, motion, and editing. You are organized and creative, with the ability to solve problems efficiently.

Responsibilities

  • Create well composed shots that clearly depict story beats through staging, blocking, camera motion, and character performance.
  • Collaborate with a director, supervisor, lead, and other creative stakeholders, incorporating their feedback into a cohesive visual.
  • Provide solutions to creative problems and be capable of pitching ideas verbally.
  • Communicate clearly with production staff and manage multiple production tasks simultaneously.
  • Maintain technical cleanliness in all work. Take personal accountability for deliveries and proactively identify possible technical concerns.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • 3+ years of experience in film / VFX / animation / games as a previz or rough layout artist working on complex sequences and shots.
  • Professional Maya experience. Proficient with animation blocking for previz and familiar with modeling, rigging, shading, etc.
  • Strong cinematic knowledge. Instinctively understand cameras, lenses, composition, film language, and editing.
  • Capable of growing through peer feedback and providing honest, constructive feedback to others.
  • Understand the role of previz in production and the workings of linked production departments (modeling, rigging, final layout, animation, etc.).

Pluses and Bonus Skills

  • Understand the general themes and style of Blizzard games, cinematics, and franchises.
  • Proficiency shooting with camera capture systems and processing resulting data.
  • Capable of shooting well exposed and composed photos / videos in practical photography.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover letter (optional).
  • Resume (PDF preferred).
  • Demo reel with a connected sequence of shots in digital format (website, blog, online album, Google Drive, etc.).

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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