Associate Cinematic
Artist

About Splash Damage

We believe that games play better with friends. For more than 20 years, we’ve been creating team-based multiplayer experiences that have entertained tens of millions of players all over the world and forged countless new friendships along the way.

Our studio culture is rooted in our open, friendly, and collaborative environment. Our games are made by people from all over the world, from our entry-level Fresh Talent hires to industry veterans, and we believe that fostering that diverse culture is the best way to build both our games and our studio. We have won numerous awards, including a ‘World-Class’ accreditation by Best Companies and being named one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to work for.

While our offices are based in Bromley, UK, our people have access to progressive working patterns that give them the flexibility to decide how to do their best work.

Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for you and your family, including:

  • Work your way with access to progressive working patterns including hybrid and fully remote
  • Substantial performance-related pay system on top of your basic compensation, along with enhanced pension contributions and our life assurance scheme
  • Bespoke VISA and relocation packages for you and your family, with support from our team throughout the whole process
  • 25 days of holiday and 8 Bank Holidays a year, plus our annual studio closure between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family, along with a 24/7 digital GP service
  • Extensive Mental Health support, with Line Manager Mental Health training, a group of Mental Health First-Aiders, and on-site or remote counselling
  • Our bespoke Learning and Development course framework to help you grow as an employee, manager, and leader
  • Industry-leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave



The Role

Splash Damage is looking for an Associate Cinematic Artist that has a passion for filmmaking and understands a games development. At a creative level, this role requires someone to create high-quality cinematics in collaboration with the project's cinematic and narrative team.

The Associate Cinematic Artist will also aid the team by maintaining, supporting, and preparing our cinematics for the game’s development, ensuring that all assets are ready for handover. The ideal candidate is not only artistically and technically adept, but capable of clear communication and collaboration with other sub-disciplines and the wider development team.

You will report to the Cinematic Director as part of a multi-skilled team of animators, lighters, technical artists, UI artists, VFX artists and world artists that work collaboratively in an iterative design process; breaking down deliverables; sharing regular updates and delivering on commitments.

The candidate will have to:

  • Help support our internal pipelines, processes, and vision necessary to take a cinematic from script through to final pixel.
  • Maintaining consistent quality, style, and continuity, both visually and technically throughout the project.
  • Prepare assets for motion capture sessions.
  • Maintaining the cutscenes on a day-to-day basis for reviews and presentations.
  • Liaise with other disciplines to resolve any technical difficulties and push project quality.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Cinematography experience, focusing on scene composition, pacing, and editing.
  • Self-motivated, good communication skills, and a great team-player attitude.
  • Ability to receive feedback and adapt to visual direction.
  • Working knowledge of Motion Builder, Maya or another equivalent 3D program.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere or another equivalent editorial program.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Preferably at least one published game or previous film/game experience in a similar role.
  • General knowledge of UE4 cinematic tools or equivalent tech.
  • Experience with character and camera animation in-engine or another 3D medium.
  • Have a desire to create games.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Please note that a cinematic reel of camera work and credits list of previous creative works is required for consideration or would be willing to do an Art Test.


Splash Damage is an equal opportunity employer. We believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives to draw from, and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment that celebrates diversity.

BENEFITS & PERKS

  • HEALTH
    Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family along with the Babylon 24/7 digital GP service. We also offer onsite counselling and an employee assistant program, along with covering eye tests, gym memberships and more.
  • HOLIDAYS & SOCIAL EVENTS
    With 8 public holidays and an additional 3 day studio Christmas closure our staff have a total of 36 days off. We also offer flexible working hours and regular company social events.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY
    Industry leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave, along with flexitime and life assurance, helps new parents manage their time and put their family first.
  • PENSION
    All of our staff have enhanced company pension contributions, meaning that we invest in your future together.
  • BONUSES & REWARDS
    We offer generous referral bonuses and staff are enrolled in our new bonus scheme.
  • ADDITIONAL PERKS
    We have cycle to work and car leasing schemes, a free car park, game and book libraries, complimentary weekly onsite haircuts and discounts at many local businesses.

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