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Art Specialist

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Responsible for creating 2D and/or 3D animation, also may be asked to perform the following: cartography, illustration, story boarding, text/logo design, icons and digital graphic elements for web/print applications; may be required to create visual elements from written material. Turn 10 Media Team Cinematic Layout Artist

This person will play a critical role in helping the Media team create world-class videos & imagery that support the series and generate brand awareness. The ideal candidate brings a wealth of experience in 3D camera layout/composition, as well as game-engine content manipulation, and has a proven track record in the video games industry. This role involves combining an understanding of visual narrative and edit flow, technical craft, creative problem solving, and execution in a team-centric environment.

Responsibilities
- Create compelling cinematics, trailers and gameplay videos with excellent pacing and exciting content, using in-game and/or live-action footage
- Generate rough cameras and pre-viz edits from shot lists, storyboards and pre-production worksheets, with a careful focus on camera framing, shot composition and flow
- Work closely with the Cinematic Lead to improve readability of visual storytelling
- Establish continuity of the brand look & appeal, while also creating fresh visuals that help increase brand awareness
- Balance quality with efficiency while working under tight deadlines
- Follow and maintain pipelines & technical requirements
2-3 plus years related work experience. Work experience with the creation of illustrations for web and/or print material preferred. Must have proven expertise in field. Must be highly motivated and have demonstrated experience with software programs (Photoshop, Illustrator) required to accomplish the task. Ability to illustrate, sketch, and storyboard concepts. Experience with graphic software (i.e. Photoshop). Experience with creating digital animations in Flash or other related tools. Some basic knowledge of HTML may be required. Technical web understanding may be required. Portfolio review may be required. Bachelor's degree in Illustration, Fine Arts or related field preferred.

Essential Skills and Experience:
- A deep knowledge-base of cinematography and photography
- A great eye for camera motion, composition & framing
- 2-5 years of production experience creating/manipulating 3D camera animation (preferably in 3DS Max)
- 2-5 years of production experience placing & animating cameras in a game-engine
- Accepts criticism well and integrates feedback effectively
- Must be responsive to deadlines and work well under pressure
- Self-motivated team player with excellent communication & interpersonal skills
- 2-5 years of production experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (primarily Premiere and Photoshop)
- Ability to quickly learn new/proprietary software

Preferred Skills and Experience
- Experience working on automotive videos and/or creating video game cinematics
- Understanding of conventional and engine-based lighting concepts & methodologies
- Passion for cars and video games (especially racing games)
- Understanding of traditional photography/videography techniques
- Experience with conventional cameras (DSLR, HD, Red, etc.)

Please submit a demo reel/portfolio & breakdown with relevant examples of your work.

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