Founded in 2010 by the original creators of the Call of Duty Franchise, Respawn was created with the philosophy that when talented people have creative freedom, they'll make great games that achieve the unexpected. Our shipped titles include critically acclaimed multi-platform games Apex Legends, Titanfall, Titanfall 2, Star Wars™ Jedi: Fallen Order, and Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. You can learn more about our studio and values at respawn.com/studio.
In collaboration with Lucasfilm, the Star Wars FPS Team is developing a new AAA FPS in the Star Wars galaxy. Inspired by classic titles like Dark Forces and Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2, our story-driven single-player game is being developed from the ground up leveraging the power of Unreal Engine 5. We combine this inspiration and technology with Respawn’s pedigree for making best-in-class shooters to deliver a brand-new experience our players will love.
We are recruiting a Senior Cinematics Artist to join our growing team. As a master of visual storytelling, you deeply understand visual camera language and cinematography. While some animation skills would be required, this role will thrive in the previs and shot design stage of production, taking scenes from beginning to final quality with a focus on storytelling and pacing of real-time cinematics and narrative content in-engine.
What you’ll do...
Reporting to the Lead Cinematic Artist you’ll be crafting and implementing real-time cinematics from the ground up.
Assist in shaping the pipelines and processes required to deliver high-quality cinematics, from pre-vis through to completed shots.
Work with Directors and the Lead Cine Artist to achieve the overall creative direction of the scenes.
Collaborate with multiple disciplines including Animation, Art, Tech, and Level Design to ensure the needs of the scenes are communicated and maintained.
Assist with the prepping of mocap and performance capture shoots.
Be able to predict dependencies and production requirements and successfully communicate those requirements to the team.
Be a champion for our story and characters. Convey emotions through cinematic cameras and bring creative solutions to strengthen the scenes.
Ideally, you will have...
5+ years of professional experience in a relevant field (previs, layout, game cinematics)
A strong understanding of visual storytelling, cinematography, editing, and scene composition.
Ability to quickly communicate ideas for a fast, early iteration
Experience with body and facial performance capture pipelines.
Comprehensive understanding of the principles of animation.
Experience working with real-time game engines and toolsets, Unreal and Sequencer preferred.
Solid working knowledge of Maya, MotionBuilder, and professional editing software.
Background in photography or cinematography is a plus.
If this opportunity sounds like a great fit for you, please submit your resume and portfolio and we will get back to you once we have reviewed it.
In addition to opportunities for creative impact and professional growth which come with being a member of our team, working at Respawn has many other perks and benefits! Learn more at respawn.com/perks.
US COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these states. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location. EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.
BASE SALARY RANGES
California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento): º $95,450 - $141,800
New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo): º $89,200 - $141,800
Jersey City, NJ: º $105,250 - $141,800
Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs): º $89,200 - $118,550
Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane): º $89,200 - $130,750
Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA.
About Electronic Arts
Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.
We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.
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. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.