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Cinematic Artist Position Summary



Midway Games Chicago, one of Game Informer Magazine's Top 10 Developers of 2004, is looking for a Real Time Cinematic Artist to join our highly effective, award-winning cinematic team

The Real Time Cinematic Artist will:

  • Interact effectively with game designers, animators, artists, and programmers to create dynamic cinematic sequences
  • Manage and motivate him or herself in the execution of assigned tasks.
  • Visualize scenes using sketches, storyboards, and/or animatics, and then use Midway's proprietary NIS (Non-Interactive Scene) Tool or other Cinematic Tool (training will be provided) to translate these into in-game sequences.
  • Utilize technical skills to identify and address the interaction of game engine and cinematic tool.
  • Test and problem-solve cinematic sequences.
  • Participate in team meetings.



Requirements: The ideal candidate will:

  • Understand cinematic techniques and process.
  • Have a passion for video/console games and movies.
  • Work well in a team environment.
  • Be Technically-minded.
  • Have some sketching ability to better illustrate visual ideas.
  • Have problem-solving abilities.
  • Be proficient in Max or Maya.
  • Be Able to verbally propose technical or artistic solutions as needed.
  • Have experience in cinematography and/or Editing and/or Camera Work.
  • Be Proficient in Character Modeling and/or Rigging, Character Animation, Storyboarding, Concept Art,
    and/or Lighting.