Senior Cinematic Artist

May 04, 2024
El Segundo, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

We are a global video game organization based out of Seoul, South Korea. The name derives from the slogan “Keep the craftsmanship on,” a rendition of our commitment to developing and publishing world-class games from our studios and publishing centers across the globe. You may know us as the developers and publishers of PUBG: Battlegrounds, The Callisto Protocol, Subnautica, Defense Derby, and more. Our stellar studios based across the globe include PUBG Studios, Striking Distance Studios, Bluehole Studio, Unknown Worlds and RisingWings.


What we are looking for:

Join KRAFTON Americas Creative Department as a Senior Cinematic Artist, where you'll spearhead the creation of cinematic content using Unreal Engine for our various titles. In this role, you'll construct large-scale, high-quality scenes optimized for real-time cinematic production. We're looking for someone who can emulate the expertise of Roger Deakins in the Unreal environment—blending cinematic artistry with technical prowess.

Key Responsibilities

  • Cinematic Scene Assembly: Build and manage intricate scenes for real-time cinematic use in Unreal Engine, focusing on photorealism and stylistic variety.
  • Advanced Material and Lighting: Craft detailed materials and lighting setups to enhance visual storytelling and thematic depth.
  • Visual Effects and Animation: Implement a wide range of visual effects and basic animations to enhance the cinematic quality of scenes.
  • Content Optimization: Work collaboratively to optimize cinematic content for various platforms, ensuring high performance and visual fidelity.
  • Cinematic Direction: Operate cameras within Unreal Engineʼs Sequencer, employing expert camera animation techniques to create compelling narratives. 

What We're Looking For

  • Diverse Portfolio: Demonstrates a range of styles, creativity, and a structured design approach in cinematic content creation within Unreal Engine.
  • Technical Expertise: Strong knowledge of Unreal Engine 5, including shading, lighting techniques, surfacing, cinematic tools, and real-time VFX.
  • Cinematic Flair: Expert understanding of composition, color theory, perspective, lighting, and graphical design principles related to cinematic production.
  • Passion for Cinema: A deep appreciation for cinema and video games, understanding how the craft of filmmaking integrates with game development.
  • Rockstar Qualities: Experience with Adobe After Effects, Premiere, and hands-on experience in the game industry or post-production are major pluses. 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Collaborative Creation: Work closely with production teams and studio partners to create stunning game trailers and support video creation in various styles.
  • Feedback Implementation: Coordinate with the Art Director and Cinematic Team Lead, implementing feedback meticulously to refine and optimize production pipelines.
  • Mentorship: Guide junior team members, sharing knowledge and techniques to enhance their professional growth within the cinematic domain. 

Required Qualifications 

  • Experience: 5+ years as a Cinematic Artist in the gaming industry, specifically with a focus on cinematic production using Unreal Engine.
  • Technical Skills: Mastery of shader languages like HLSL, GLSL, with substantial experience in shader and material development for cinematic content.
  • Artistic Proficiency: Proven ability to create photorealistic and stylized art, showcasing a comprehensive understanding of the artistic and technical aspects of cinematic production.
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills, capable of bridging the gap between art and engineering teams effectively, with a love for mentorship. 
  • .Engine Proficiency: Extensive experience with Unreal Engine, especially in crafting real-time, cinematic content. 

Reasonable Accommodation

KRAFTON Americas is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, the Company will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to apply for an open position, perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the HR Talent team at KRAFTON Americas, to begin the interactive process.

EEOC statement

KRAFTON Americas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type.

In California, the expected salary range for this position is $115,000-$140,000. The listed expected salary range represents a good faith estimate and the actual pay may depend on a variety of job-related factors that can include experience, education, skills, and location.

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