Motion Capture Intern

Jul 30, 2023
Toronto, Canada
... Not specified
... Internship
Full time
... Office work

On being a Motion Capture Intern at Ubisoft Toronto

Our large team of experts bring your story to life. The 12,000 square foot, state of the art performance capture studio is outfitted with 80 Vicon T-160 cameras to capture subtle performances with extreme accuracy, perfect for everything from a solo performance to large multi-character scenes.

Our studio is also an excellent sound stage ready to record high-fidelity audio, virtually eliminating the need for ADR.

Together with professional photogrammetry station the Ubisoft Toronto Performance Capture Studio delivers the ultimate, immersive entertainment experiences.

A motion capture intern, along with the capture technicians, are responsible for   ensuring that shoot days run smoothly and efficiently while ensuring high quality data capture.

Behind the Scenes - Motion Capture at Ubisoft Toronto - YouTube

Type of Position: Full-time, paid internship

Length of internship: 4 months

Start Time: September 2023

Location: Toronto - Hybrid (Remote & In-Studio), must reside in Ontario

EligibilityThis position is ONLY available for Ontario post-secondary students. Applicants cannot be graduated nor graduating BEFORE January 2024.

The Daily Life of a Motion Capture Intern at Ubisoft Toronto

  • Suit and marker up motion capture talent; 

  • Maintain and use complex computer systems and camera hardware to capture human/animal/object performances; 

  • Assist Capture Technicians with several ongoing R&D projects; 

  • Setup, maintain and capture using our DSLR 3d scanning systems; 

  • Assisting Propmaster with props and set construction; 

  • Tasks surrounding the day to day maintenance of a busy production studio. 

  • Perform other related tasks as required. 

What it takes to make it

  • Working toward a degree/diploma/certification in; Film and Television Arts, New Media, Cinematography, Computer Science, VFX or 3D Animation/Modelling; 

  • Some experience in a production environment; 

  • Solid knowledge of personal computers, networks and software; 

  • A passion for lifelong learning; 

Nice to have

  • Working knowledge of the following software: Motionbuilder, Maya, Unreal, Unity, zBrush, Reality Capture, Wrap3, Photoscan, Shogun, and/or Office 360 suite; 

  • Motion Capture experience – specifically Vicon Motion Capture Systems (Shogun, Blade or iQ); 

  • Prop Building or carpentry skills; 

  • Video System experience including timecode and live sync of multiple sources; 

  • Electronics- design, soldering, raspberry Pi, Arduino; 

  • Autonomous and resourceful; 

  • Ability to take initiative; 

  • Attention to detail; 

  • Flexibility in work organization; 

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills; 

  • Ability to work as part of a team; 

  • Ability to adapt to change; 

  • Results-oriented. 

Why Ubisoft Toronto?

Located in Toronto's up-and-coming Junction Triangle neighbourhood since 2010, Ubisoft Toronto is a studio full of passionate and experienced game developers focused on making innovative and exciting games.  With over 35 languages spoken, Ubisoft Toronto is as diverse as the booming city it calls home. At Ubisoft Toronto, we are passionate about positive culture. We host monthly team celebrations, organize events for employees and their families, and we offer a variety of health and wellness initiatives like on-site yoga, on-site occupational therapists, flexible days, and an abundance of fresh fruit to promote a balanced life. 

Ubisoft Toronto conducts annual performance reviews to help our team develop their careers and grow with our studio, and we provide the opportunity for salary increases annually as part of the performance review process. Ubisoft Toronto also offers a comprehensive health benefits package, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, training, and career development.

Join us and see for yourself why Ubisoft is rated one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People multiple years running!

Join Us!

We hunt for talent from across the industry – seasoned experts who know what it takes to ship world-class games and the next generation of game developer all-stars. We value team chemistry and a desire to grow our studio together. If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for? Apply to join us now!

Ubisoft Toronto is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested parties. The studio welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities and we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation upon request. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.