Cinematic Artist

Crytek is looking for a Cinematic Artist to join the Creative Service team and assist in the production of gameplay and cinematic marketing assets, such as trailers, marketing shots and in-game capture, with heavy focus on the creation of cinematic scenes.
They will be responsible for taking ownership of projects and assets under the supervision of the Head of Creative Services and working closely with the department’s digital artist as well as animators, modelers and artists from other departments.
  • 3+ years professional experience in creating cinematic scenes for promoting or supporting games.
  • At least 1 shipped AAA title.
  • Experienced understanding and ability to build high-quality cutscenes with a focus on cinematic techniques including: camera angles, scene layout and blocking, colour and lighting design, and actor blocking.
  • Knowledge of 3D Software such as 3DsMax, Maya or Blender.
  • Already worked with Game Engines such as CRYENGINE, Unity or Unreal.
  • Knowledge of film language and an understanding for visuals and compositions.
  • Excellent English communication and writing skills.
  • Keep a positive team-oriented attitude.
  • Be proactive and self-motivated, work without direct supervision.
  • A willingness to assist in gameplay capture and to create 2d screenshots when required.
  • Able to relocate to Frankfurt am Main area, Germany.
  • Using in-game locations and assets to create pre rendered cinematic and 2d promotional material from within CRYENGINE’s Sandbox Editor.
  • Work closely with the Head of Creative services and other Stakeholders to assure a high degree of quality on all material.
  • Assist in documentation of cinematic development processes and techniques.
  • Coordinate with internal and external departments including art, animation, audio and production to achieve project objectives. Provides guidance and assistance where required, and is willing to accept guidance and assistance when required.
  • Shows a strong passion for making the highest quality state of the art games, promotional material and films.
  • Contributes innovative and original ideas towards all aspects of game production and development.
  • Provide input to department project status meetings.
  • Takes initiative and is willing to expand own horizon.
  • Willing to accept and provide direction, work well under pressure, and handle multiple tasks.
  • Complete all tasks in a timely manner and to a consistent high quality standard.
  • Remains focused, motivated and effective on all tasks through completion.
  • Good communication and writing skills and create documentation where required.
  • Demonstrates a desire to learn and grow professionally.
  • Working knowledge of CryEngine Sandbox toolset.
  • Strong communicator, able to easily present ideas and information to the team.
  • Experience in using scripting tools including: AI, in-game interactive sequences, scenario design, etc.
  • Ability to articulate a clear focused-vision to designer, artists and programmers.
  • Ability to challenge assumptions and bring about innovative solutions.
  • Experience as a 3D Generalist would be an advantage.
What you can expect from us
  • A refreshing yet highly professional atmosphere in a diverse team.
  • Working with cutting edge technology
  • Flexible work time.
  • FUN.
  • Free public transportation ticket, which lets you use public transport free of charge 24/7.
  • Free onsite German lessons for our employees and partners / spouses.
  • Company language is English. Any additional language is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Extensive assistance with getting visa, work permits and communication with local authorities.
  • Relocation support.
  • Support with your first accommodation and help in finding a private apartment....and many more!

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Crytek is an independent video game developer, publisher, and technology provider based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Crytek pushes the boundaries of the possible to make the impossible a reality. We want to create the most fun gaming experiences around, and if we have to blow up computer system requirements or push genre boundaries to do so, then we will. With almost two decades of experience in the games industry, Crytek takes its unique combination of experience and skills and continue to make an impact via innovative, fun, cutting-edge games and technology.

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