Set-Up Artist Telltale Games
Our Set-Up Team is part of the Choreography department that is responsible for taking the game from alpha wiring into a playable state at Telltale. Set-Up artists are usually the first on a project and tend to be some of the last off. As a Set-Up Artist you?ll be playing a support position to other departments, such as animation and programming, and working closely with the Cinematic Director and Lead Choreographer to get the scene ready for the Cinematic Artists to work on. This includes putting scenes together, creating cameras, wiring up puzzles & interactive sequences, stress-testing character acting & mood systems, fixing bugs, creating walk boxes, and other ?under-the-hood? tasks. Ideal candidates for the position are flexible, multi-talented, possess a technical aptitude and are problem solvers with a love for making games and figuring out how things tick.
We are currently seeking to further expand our Choreography department with two-three immediate Set-Up Artist hires.
Create cameras and interactive objects.
Prototype new game mechanics.
Set up cameras and actor staging within the scene.
Balance quality with efficiency when working under tight deadlines.
Follow and maintain pipelines and technical requirements.
Communicate with programmers, animators, and leads to strike a balance between gameplay and visual storytelling.
Essential Skills and Experience
Technical problem solving and aptitude.
Quick to adapt to company proprietary software.
Basic knowledge of cinematography and editing.
Self-motivated team player.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a proactive approach when seeking answers.
Preferred Skills and Experience
Experience working in the video games industry or features.
Passion for making adventure games driven by narrative.
Experience with character and camera animation in Maya.
IMPORTANT : In order to be considered for this position ALL CANDIDATES must complete the Cinematic Test. The link to download the required materials is found here: http://cdn.telltalegames.com/files/misc/Application-CinematicTest.zip
Please upload your test using a Vimeo, Dropbox, or Youtube URL link by responding to the 'Thank you for applying' follow-up application email from Telltale Games.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work and accept new employment in the U.S.
Telltale Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer and ADA compliant.
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Telltale is the first and only digital publisher to release interactive episodic content on a monthly schedule. Their award-winning internal development studio is responsible for creating landmark episodic content, including Tales of Monkey Island, the Sam & Max series, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, and Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventure. Telltale currently develops and publishes episodic series on PC, PlayStation3, Wii, and Xbox 360, with plans to expand to additional platforms and channels this year. Investors: Granite Ventures All Jobs: at Telltale Games
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|Company Profile:||Founded in 2004 by LucasArts veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for downloadable game seasons and releasing more than 30 games to date. Telltale's titles have won numerous awards including "Adventure Game of the Year" accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times to Variety.
The publisher's landmark Sam & Max series, based on the independent comics by Steve Purcell, paved the way for episodic gaming with two award-winning seasons available on PC, Wii, and Xbox LIVE Arcade. In 2008, Telltale launched the first episodic series available on WiiWare with Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, five adventures based on the Homestarrunner.com web cartoons. Ranked by USA Today as one of the top five downloadable games to watch in 2009, Telltale's Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures took episodic in a new direction with a series based on Aardman's globally popular franchise. Later that year, Telltale announced and launched Tales of Monkey Island, the highly-anticipated episodic return of Guybrush Threepwood in the series' first original story in nearly a decade.
Key Milestones and Accomplishments
Founded in 2004
Built a proprietary interactive storytelling technology
Funded by top-tier investors
Launched direct sales and distribution channel
Secured agreements to create premium content based on established licenses (Wallace & Gromit; Monkey Island; Sam & Max; Homestarrunner.com; Bone; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
Partnered with leading distributors (Time Warner / Turner Entertainment (GameTap); Yahoo Games; Steam; IGN; Big Fish; JoWooD Group; Trymedia; Wild Tangent)
Became official developer for Wii, Xbox 360 and PC
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