As a part of Marketing Creative at Activision, you will lead the capture team to create industry leading game capture and help guide and teach the next generation of game capture directors. You will be responsible for helping your team hone the skills they need to be expert photographers, cinematographers and directors, and be elevating the bar on what is possible in the realm of game capture across Call of Duty® and other Activision titles. This is a people manager focused role, a deep understanding of photography is required alongside a passion for helping train and mentor others in their careers.
The below list is not exhaustive or exclusive, we don't expect every applicant to hit every item here. Above all we are looking for unique creative voices from varied backgrounds to help our work truly stand out, so if you have incredible visual ideas and can shape them to our brand’s needs apply today!
Working closely with our Capture Team Lead you will manage and train a team of game capture artists across both video and screenshots disciplines with a focus on virtual photography, helping to elevate the team’s understanding of photography techniques and composition in virtual environments.
Oversee screenshots requests and give critical feedback, working with the ACD to ensure the creative briefs are being met and presenting the work to stakeholders as needed
Provide regular 1 on 1’s with the artists to provide feedback and mentoring and conduct employee reviews and assessments to help grow our artists careers
Assist with hiring and onboarding of new artists
Document and maintain capture processes and training materials, providing a robust onboarding and training program
Seek out learning opportunities for the team that help inspire and elevate their work
Collaborate with Creative Leads, ACD’s and Story team on creative concepts and take point on projects as needed
Help with the research and development of new in-game camera tools and capture processes, and working with our game studios to implement them
Work with proprietary debug tools and troubleshoot technical issues, including builds, PC workstations, console dev kits, etc.
Educate and advocate across the org on what game capture best practices are and our team’s capabilities
DESIRED SKILL SET
An expert understanding of photography (composition, lighting, camera movement, etc…), able to create breathtaking cinematic captures in virtual environments.
Experience with a wide range of photography techniques and mediums
Expert knowledge of the Adobe Suite, with a focus on Photoshop.
Management/team leadership experience
Proven experience working with video game graphics, textures, lighting, and tools
Comfortable working in a game editor and with animation and/or camera sequencing tools such as Unreal Sequencer, Unity Cinemachine or other similar proprietary software
Strong technical and troubleshooting skills with both PC and consoles
Able to effectively plan complicated action sequences involving the blocking of action and correct camera placement
A passion for photography, film and other cinematic media.
Strong technical and troubleshooting skills.
Strong communication skills.
College degree in the requisite field or equivalent work experience.
Video game industry or agency game capture experience.
Avid gamer on next-gen platforms and PCs, with a focus on Call of Duty/FPS titles.
Real-world experience in cinematography or photography.
Knowledge and understanding of VFX/3D design programs such as After Effects, C4D, Maya, or Blender.
Understanding of game development, the full cycles, and processes behind how a game is made
Knowledge of the motion capture process.
Interest in virtual production.
COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position but may transition to working in the office eventually.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!. More information about Activision Blizzard and its products and services can be found on the company’s website, www.activisionblizzard.com
Our ability to build immersive and innovative worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment.
The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.
Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:
Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.
Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.
In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $87,480.00 - $161,910.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.