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AmazeVR

(Closed) VR Art Director

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AmazeVR
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ West Hollywood, CA

Overview: AmazeVR is an immersive technologies company creating Amaze Immersive Concerts, a full-service virtual concert solution. Through Amaze Immersive Concerts, fans come face-to-face with their favorite artists in a virtual experience through integrating the artist’s performance in 8K+ stereoscopic live-action videos into surreal environments that transcend reality. Our vertically integrated distribution model maximizes for quality and reach β€” offline, through global movie theaters with haptic motion chairs and the Amaze Immersive Tour Bus as a traveling pop-up; and online, through the Amaze app across most major VR headsets.

Founded by the co-founder and early executives of Kakao, a $32B market cap mobile platform company, AmazeVR has offices in Los Angeles (HQ) and Seoul. And we secured $9.5MM for our Series A fundraising in 2019 from seasoned investors in the tech and media space. In 2020, after we built our Unreal Engine-based technical foundation collaborating with artist duo Ceraadi and Roc Nation, we secured an additional $9.5MM to build the future of music.

We’re thrilled to be building Amaze Immersive Concerts with an incredibly talented and passionate team, and we can’t wait to launch our large-scale project across the US and abroad. We’re searching for an experienced Art Director with a strong eye for visual design and extensive Game and/or VFX experience in the entertainment industry. We are looking for a rockstar teammate who is able to bring creativity to the project and create, collaborate, and communicate with the team to create a new immersive VR experience and the future of music with us.

Who you are:

  • Entrepreneurial - excited about working at a high-performing startup with a small team
  • 7+ years of professional experience in video games. VFX-heavy VR or film experience is acceptable.
  • Past work experience as Art Lead, Concept Artist, or Matte Painter
  • Team player who can effectively communicate between the Creative Director and Art team.
  • Has a broad understanding of visuals, including various kinds of mediums and techniques
  • Has a strong network of creative professionals (e.g., concept artists, storyboard artists, etc.) that can be easily accessed for new projects
  • Interest in VR and related new technologies.
  • Interest in visual music experiences. Music industry experience is a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop the visual structure and rules of the VR project with the team to best support the artistic goals.
  • Define specific visual inputs like style, materials, layouts, props, lightings, and effects for the project.
  • Partner and collaborate with the Creative Director or external partners to set the art direction, develop the style, and tone together.
  • Bring on andlead other concept artists and create deliverables such as concept art and storyboards.
  • Provide clear visual concepts and meaningful feedback to VFX artists to meet high-quality results.
  • Contribute to growing the team which includes recruiting, networking, and community outreach.

Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Competitive compensation package with equity in a growing company
  • Lunch, snacks, and beverages provided (once we’re back in the office!)

Other info:

  • Start date: Immediate
  • Hours: 9 am - 6 pm, M-F
  • Location: West Hollywood, CA
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