Creative Team Lead, Game Capture

Jan 12, 2023
Santa Monica, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Job Title:

Creative Team Lead, Game Capture

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Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Capture Team Lead

DEPARTMENT: Marketing Creative

REPORTING TO: Associate Creative Director, Capture  

LOCATION: Santa Monica, California


As a part of Marketing Creative at Activision, you will lead the capture team to create industry leading game capture and help guide and teach the next generation of game capture directors. You will be responsible for helping your team hone the skills they need to be expert cinematographers and directors, and be elevating the bar on what is possible in the realm of game capture across Call of Duty® and other Activision titles.  

The below list is not exhaustive or exclusive, we don't expect every applicant to hit every item here. Above all we are looking for unique creative voices from varied backgrounds to help our work truly stand out, so if you have incredible visual ideas and can shape them to our brand’s needs apply today! 



  • Lead and manage a team of game capture artists and capture directors

  • Collaborate with Creative Leads, Editors, and ACD’s on creative concepts and overall video direction across multiple projects and game titles.

  • Direct video projects for Game Capture

  • Communicate with our partners regarding their feedback, working closely with our Producers, Designers, Editors, and other Capture Artists to ensure clarity and understanding.

  • 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.

  • Light editorial work as required and help to make and manage footage selections.

  • Work with proprietary debug tools and troubleshoot technical issues, including builds, PC workstations, console dev kits, etc. 

  • Manage all equipment, hardware, and software in our capture lab

  • Explore creative new ways to shoot game content

  • Work with the scheduling team to properly delegate work out to your team

  • Educate and advocate across the org on what game capture standard processes are and our team’s capabilities 


  • An expert understanding of cinematography (composition, lighting, camera movement, etc…), able to create breathtaking cinematic capture in virtual environments.

  • Experience with directing a room of up to 20+ capture techs at one time whilst running the main camera.

  • Proven experience working with video game graphics, textures, lighting, and tools 

  • Strong technical and troubleshooting skills with both PC and consoles

  • Able to effectively plan complicated action sequences involving the blocking and movement of player characters and cameras.

  • Deep understanding of the editing process and how to plan shots that flow together for an edit.

  • Able to learn new tools and processes quickly, often proprietary technology with no manuals included.

  • Knowledge of Premiere Pro or other video editing programs.

  • A passion for film and other cinematic media.

  • Strong technical and troubleshooting skills. 

  • Strong communication skills.

  • College degree in the requisite field or equivalent work experience. 


  • Video game industry or agency game capture experience. 

  • Experience working in a game editor environment using animation and/or camera sequencing tools such as Unreal Sequencer, Unity Cinemachine, or other similar proprietary tools.

  • Avid gamer on next-gen platforms and PCs, with a focus on Call of Duty/FPS titles. 

  • Real-world experience in cinematography or photography.

  • Knowledge of game modding or machinima workflows.

  • Knowledge and understanding of VFX/3D design programs such as After Effects, 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.

  • Interest in virtual production.

  • Experience working in the video game industry

  • Having management/team lead experience

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position but may transition to working in the office eventually.


Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!. More information about Activision Blizzard and its products and services can be found on the company’s website,

Our ability to build immersive and innovative worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment.  We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment.

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!  Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company.  You can learn more by visiting

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $87,480.00 - $161,910.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.
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