Storyboard Artist

Crystal Dynamics

Anywhere Remote only

Full time

Narrative

Jun 20

Crystal Dynamics, a part of the Square Enix family, is constantly on the hunt for top-tier gaming talent worldwide. We pride ourselves on attracting and developing the best talent available to concept, create, and contribute to the most exciting projects in gaming. Our 25-plus years of game development experience, as well as our combined AAA games industry pedigree, has established us as one of best studios to work for today. Join us and help shape the future of the award-winning Tomb Raider franchise, Marvelโ€™s Avengers, and the next Perfect Dark!

Benefits for this full-time position include a competitive salary, 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance options and plenty of days of paid time-off.

Position Summary

Come be a part of the next Perfect Dark!

Crystal Dynamics is on the hunt for an amazing Storyboard Artist for our studio! The Storyboard Artist will work with Art, Cinematic and Game Leads to translate creative briefs and scripts into compelling sequences, capturing and enhancing the intent of the narrative. This is an opportunity to produce clear, high-quality sketch art and well-paced animatics, utilizing a range of 2D and 3D elements.

Responsibilities

  • Translate written and verbal direction into energetic, informative storyboard sequences and animatics
  • Pitch your own and teammate-created sequences to leads and directors in daily reviews and formal presentations
  • Revise storyboards, animatics, and shooting materials as needed
  • Describe character blocking within scene locations via detailed, descriptive set diagrams and camera plans
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to see 2D sequences properly translated into 3D previs
  • Edit video footage to resolve scene length and timing issues

Requirements

  • Portfolio of storyboards or sequential art (Live Action Realism preferred) as well as examples of illustration or photography. Ideal portfolios will showcase the following:
  • Excellent draftsmanship skills, with a mastering of anatomy and perspective
  • Understanding of the principles and practices of cinematography and has a strong sense for cinematic timing
  • A keen eye for composition, mood, and lighting
  • Proficient with Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and/or Premiere
  • Proficient with Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and/or Premiere
  • Ability to explain ideas verbally and visually (as effectively as they can draw them)
  • Understands the importance of feedback in revising oneโ€™s work to benefit the final product
  • Has a desire to elevate the standard of cinematic storytelling in AAA games
  • Must be authorized to work in the US

Preferred

  • Understanding of AAA game cinematic pipelines
  • 1+ years studio experience
  • Understanding of basic animation principles
  • 3D software knowledge

We are committed to identifying and implementing positive and persistent measures to ensure equal opportunity in the recruitment, hiring, development, training, promotion and compensation of a diverse team employee group. This includes persons of different race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding, genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, political affiliation, age, veteran status, uniform service member status, marital status, physical or mental disability, or citizenship, as well as any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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