Motion Capture Technical Supervisor

Sep 01, 2022
Los Angeles, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

EA Create is a collective of content production teams partnering with EA Studios game teams to deliver outstanding visuals, audio, and technology. Our teams consist of artists, engineers, technicians, designers, and development directors. Worldwide, we combine our teams to form a global group of extraordinary individuals fueled by imagination and a unified passion for creating amazing visuals, sound, and experiences. We are a diverse team, unified through collaboration, culture, and craft.

The EA Create Capture team is made up of industry-leading experts responsible for motion and performance capture, 3D body and facial scanning, data processing, and virtual cinematography.

We are looking for a Motion Capture Technical Supervisor to join EA's Create Capture team, working out of its LA motion and performance capture facility. As a member of the team, you will be directly responsible for maintaining and upgrading studio technologies and supporting various game development teams with the creation of animation content. In this role you will support the integration of motion data by using EA proprietary technologies to maintain the highest quality animation possible. Successful candidates will work closely with the studio manager, motion capture technicians, postproduction, and development teams through all phases of a project.  

Ideally, you will have... 

  • 10+ years of experience as a motion capture technician. (Vicon preferred)
  • 5+ years of on-set experience in live performance industry (Mocap preferred.)
  • Experience working in a busy production environment.
  • 5+ years of experience in Maya, Motion Builder and/or Unreal Engine.
  • Experience working on at least one shipped AAA game title.
  • Familiar with other motion capture hardware/software.
  • Expertise with several of the following technologies: optical motion capture, stretch sensor gloves, inertial motion capture, volumetric capture, virtual production, virtual cameras, 3D and 4D scanning, photogrammetry, FACS direction, photometric scanning, audio/visual systems, timecode/genlock and computer networking.
  • Scripting knowledge a plus.
  • An extraordinary attention to detail and the ability to solve complex problems on the fly.
  • Passion for technological advancements within the industry
  • Pleasant and professional nature.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Exceptional time and task management. 
  • Ability to work on-site at our studio
  • Excellent troubleshooting abilities.
  • Clear, efficient communication skills.
  • Effective problem-solving skills and the ability to adjust priorities when necessary.
  • Able to balance work with diverse tasks and shifting priorities.
  • Manage accurate documentation of configurations and procedures.

 

What you will do...

  • Work with closely with the studio manager to ensure studio technology is up to date, maintained and prepared to meet scheduled demand.
  • Takes responsibility of studio technologies ensuring they meet the demand of development teams and the needs of on-set studio technicians.
  • Lead a team of motion capture technicians to capture the highest data possible.
  • Work with development teams to help plan out their mocap sessions, anticipate technical requirements and ensure those requirements are ready in time for their sessions.  
  • Troubleshoot systems during mocap sessions.
  • Quality control of captured data.
  • Understand automation pipelines and workflows and captured data can seamlessly run through pipelines. 
  • Review and provide feedback on project streamlining.
  • Foster positive working relationships, teamwork, and communication within the production teams.
  • Work with 3rd parties to quickly troubleshoot and resolve problems.
  • Proactively identify areas for improvement and work with other technical groups within Capture on implementing them.
COMPANY JOBS
582 available jobs
WEBSITE
Top Jobs