Playground Games is seeking a Senior Cinematic Artists who will be responsible for story and character driven cinematics needed to realise the vision for Fable, our open world action RPG. 

About us:

As a first-party Xbox Game Studio, we are passionate about making genre-defining games that are accessible, beautiful, and, most of all, fun. We are excited to be rebooting the much-loved Fable franchise and are expanding our diverse team to create a new classic in the action RPG genre.

About the role:

Your cinematic expertise will cover a broad range of key areas including cinematography, lighting, performance direction and editing. You’re required to have strong skills in storytelling, cinematic theory, framing and composition as well as a deep understanding of character development and performances.

This is a contract role based at our state-of-the-art facilities in Royal Leamington Spa.

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with the cinematic team to stage, compose, and sequence cinematics.
  • Quickly iterating on pre-vis.
  • Collaborating with other disciplines to produce cinematic concepts and colour scripts.
  • Champion a strong vision and maintain quality, style and continuity, both visually and technically throughout the project.
  • Conceptualising and implementing strong layout, cinematography and editing.
  • Collaborating to implement highly curated cinematic lighting.
  • Implementing cinematics into the game engine and testing to ensure that they fit.
  • Updating documentation

What you’ll bring:

  • Understanding of visual AND observational storytelling.
  • Developed skills in critical reasoning and emotional awareness within storytelling.
  • Highly skilled in cinematography, lighting, editorial.
  • Experience with directing actors is a plus.
  • Experience with cinematic or sequencing tools (Unreal, Unity, Motion Builder etc.)

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a world-class game with an established, talented, and collaborative team at one of the industry’s most exciting first-party game studios.

Playground Games is an equal opportunities studio and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

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