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Lead Cinematics Artist (Retro Studios) – Nintendo of America Inc. – Austin, TX


Company: Nintendo of America Inc.

Location: Austin, TX

Nintendo of America Inc.

Retro Studios

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.

Essential Duties:

  • 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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