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Game Capture Artist

Company: 2K
Location: Novato
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are

Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K's portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today's most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, thinkers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Darkness, Mafia, Sid Meier's Civilization, WWE 2K, and XCOM.

At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We are dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and want our community of candidates to reflect this commitment. We encourage all qualified applicants to explore our global positions.

2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

What We Need

We are looking for individuals who have artistic backgrounds, as well as technical, photo, or video skills. That said, we are also looking for individuals who are experienced gamers because it requires high level of experience and comfortability with games in order to get the best out of them. Having a combination of these skills is a huge plus.

The Game Capture Artist needs to be passionate about games, patient, and an excellent team player. Capturing quality footage and screenshots takes time and coordination, as well as a bit of technical savvy. Along with these premium qualities, they will work hand in hand with Creative Directors, Art Directors, Producers and the Capture Team Lead where professional and transparent communication is paramount to our success.

We are also looking for someone who has previous game capture experience, ideally on AAA titles.

What You Will Do

The Game Capture Artist is responsible for playing 2K's biggest upcoming AAA games and capturing screenshots and video footage for marketing purposes. They will collaborate with other members of the team to stage the action to effectively demonstrate the action, drama, and beauty of the game. On top of this, the Capture Artist will assist the Capture Lead in project management, team management, and artistic feedback.
Highly developed understanding of art, composition, light, color, and action.
Skilled in photography and videography
Impeccable quality and consistency of asset creation
Technically proficient with PCs and gaming consoles
Comfortable with many game genres from FPS to RPG, from PC to Nintendo Switch, and everything in between.
Proficient at first person movement and XBOX/PS5 controller use
Experienced with video capture hardware/software and Adobe Creative Suite - Premiere and Photoshop experience is a big plus
Shows leadership be setting a good example and providing critical feedback
Effectively creates strategies for project and labor management

Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit

We are looking for veteran gamers with previous capture experience who show great leadership and skill for creating high quality video and image assets. Someone with an incredible eye for composition and visual storytelling is what we are after. We need someone who can set the visual bar for the rest of the team, and to mentor them as well. Having an understanding of photography, videography, or any skills with Adobe Creative Suite applications and gameplay capture technology is also highly desired. We also want someone who is great at working with and leading other people.
Play game as part of a small multiplayer team to compose shots that demonstrate specific action, key features, visuals, etc
Capture both static imagery and video footage to specifications
Project managment
Retouch imagery as necessary
Light video editing using Adobe Suites
Provide feedback to the rest of the team on compositional quality of assets
Lead group capture sessions as a director and choreographer

Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent
3+ years previous game capture experience for AAA titles

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use 2K.com accounts.

Keywords: 2K, Novato , Game Capture Artist, Advertising , Novato, California

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