Founded in 1998, Retro Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Company, Ltd. Retro is a state-of-the-art game development studio, working in conjunction with Nintendo to bring award-winning games to Nintendo’s cutting-edge next-generation platforms. Retro Studios is located in beautiful Austin, Texas. With rolling hills, scenic waterways, abundant wildlife, vibrant music and film scenes, and a laid-back cosmopolitan culture, Austin is a dynamic city with an excellent quality of life. Austin’s sunny weather also supports a great range of outdoor activities, providing plenty of venues for top-notch game developers to recharge and unwind.
- Works with Development Management Team to execute the determined style and tone of cinematics
- Manages team of cinematic artists in the creation of compelling cinematics
- Develops and implements quality assurance protocols for cinematics
- Reviews and approves cinematics
- Manages cinematics schedule and assigns work to team accordingly
- Responsible for cinematics asset management
- Works with Engineering and technical staff for cinematics implementation
- Evaluates and promotes use of appropriate techniques and systems to support cinematics goals
- Handles performance evaluations, bonus reviews, and any necessary disciplinary plans for direct reports
- Makes recommendations for promotions for individuals within team
- Responsible for having 1-1 meetings to understand career goals for individuals in group
- Coordinates with Development Management Team to understand evolving needs of the larger team
- Still has limited responsibilities as an individual contributor
*This job description outlines primary duties and requirements and is not intended to identify all tasks that may be performed; individuals occupying the position may be required to perform other duties. The company may modify job duties from time to time, either in practice or in writing.
SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS
- Thorough understanding of cinematics pipelines
- Excellent communication, organizational, personal, and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated artistic eye for cinematics quality
- Ability to build and manage teams, provide leadership, and creatively solve problems
- Demonstrable cinematics work in TV, feature film, or games
- Experience as director, cinematographer, or editor
- Attention to artistic and creative details
- Experience staging digital dramatic sequences
- Experience in video game production, including several product cycles
- Undergraduate degree in art related subject; or completion of an intensive art training program; or equivalent independent study and experience.
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