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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