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.
About EA We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game. Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.