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Lead Cinematic/Video Artist [Avatar: Frontiers of in Malmö, Sweden

  • Ubisoft
  • Full time
  • Intermediate
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  • Malmö, Sweden
  • 14/09/2021
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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora™ is a first person, action-adventure game developed by Massive Entertainment – a Ubisoft studio in collaboration with Lightstorm Entertainment and Disney. Built using the latest iteration of the Snowdrop engine, and developed exclusively for the new generation of consoles and PC, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora brings to life the alluring world of Pandora with all of its beauty and danger in an immersive, open world experience.

We are looking for an experienced Lead Cinematic/Video Artist to join the ranks of our Brand Team. As our Lead Video Artist you will lead, manage and mentor a team of video artists to create outstanding trailers to market our game. You will also have creative ownership of the trailers, with responsibilities spanning from shot layout, animation, lighting, editing and rendering to achieve the final creative vision set by the game’s Creative Director.

This is a permanent position based in Malmö Sweden and requires working onsite. We kindly ask you to apply with your CV and message to the hiring manager/cover letter in English. Applications will be reviewed whilst the job-ad is posted.

Responsibilities

  • Leading and collaborating in a team of artists with different specializations
  • Prioritizing, managing and planning the team’s day-to-day work
  • Taking ownership for the development of high-quality trailers and cinematics for our game and self-produce/direct when necessary
  • Setting up Cinematic scenes using in-engine tools including camera animation, character setup and animation as well as prop dressing and lighting
  • Ensuring a productive workflow and beneficial relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensuring deliverables are completed on-time, on specs and up to quality standards

You as a person

You are a structured, quality-conscious and a results-oriented Lead, dedicated to the craft of making outstanding trailers. You know how to multitask and deliver even under time pressure. Your experience within large productions and from leading a team allows you to solve problems on the job and organize an effective workflow. You have excellent communication skills in English (our company language) which combined with your emphatic nature enables you to build trust with your team and the various stakeholders you’ll collaborate with along the way. You have a proven track-record of successfully delivered projects. You are solution oriented and able to dive technically deep while still respecting tight deadlines.

Besides the above we’re looking for someone aligned with our core values and the following skills and experience:

  • Several years experience working with trailer or cinematics production in a game studio
  • Directorial and creative management skills as well as strong technical skills
  • Documented leadership and team building abilities 
  • Knowledge of cinematic language and camera direction
  • A passion for storytelling and an understanding of post-production pipelines
  • Strong experience with game engines (i.e. Blender, UE4, Unity, etc.)
  • Expertise with Premiere, Photoshop and After Effects
  • Attention to detail, focus on quality and action-oriented mindset when it comes to feedback
  • Capability of setting clear priorities in order to deliver on time

Good to know

We aim to build a team that continuously pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in game development, and because we love to learn and grow from the people around us, we might ask you to complete a practical test as a part of the recruitment process.

We look forward to receiving your application and learning more about you. Meanwhile, please check out the videos posted below and our employee perks here, to gain greater insight into life at Massive.

Massive Entertainment is a world-leading AAA studio located in Malmö, Sweden and part of the Ubisoft family. We’re a multinational team of more than 650 passionate and highly skilled people from 50+ different countries. Our studio’s goal has always been – and still is – to craft the finest gaming experiences for all players.

At Massive, you get to do what you love most while bringing your own experience to our ongoing projects, like Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, and The Star Wars Project. We're also developing new tech here, such as our in-house engine Snowdrop, and Ubisoft Connect - Ubisoft's digital ecosystem and distribution platform. All your application information will be kept confidential according to EEO & GDPR guidelines.

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