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This position is for a temporary engagement through our staffing partner DZConnex.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for this position.

For over 30 years, Naughty Dog has been crafting best-selling, critically acclaimed games that constantly push the boundaries of narrative, gameplay, and technology. Our most recent game, The Last of Us Part II, has received over 300 Game of the Year awards and three of our games are among the top 10 highest scored games on the PlayStation 4. As a part of the Naughty Dog legacy, you’ll be continuing the development of extraordinary and enduring experiences for a broad, global range of audiences!

Who we’re looking for

Naughty Dog is looking for an experienced Cinematographer to join our team in creating the next generation of award-winning story telling! You’ll be responsible for previs, motion capture shoots, and scene editing in Maya to visually tell the story from script to game.

What you’ll do

  • Direct previs sequences to figure out the blocking and pacing prior to shoot

  • Operate the virtual camera and help direct the action at motion capture shoots

  • Collaborate with other developers to best implement our cinematic vision in game

  • Provide solutions to creative problems, and be capable of pitching ideas verbally

  • Communicate clearly with production staff and manage production tasks

  • Ensure a high-quality level for cameras throughout the game

How you’ll do it

  • Work ethic and follow-through

  • Openness to criticism and ideas

  • Strong communication skills and ability to pitch ideas

  • Teamwork and leadership

  • Management skills to develop artists

  • Proactivity

  • Creative and innovative ideas and deep toolkit

  • Efficiency and organization

What is required

  • 5+ years in a supervisor or lead previs/layout/cinematography role

  • Visual storytelling experience, from actor staging and camera work to lighting and editorial

  • Editorial skills with a flair for timing and pacing

If this person sounds like you, please submit your resume and reel!

As a part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates may be asked to complete a cinematic test.

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression, and gender reassignment), race (including color, nationality, ethnic, national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or parental status, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees, and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

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