Cinematic Designer at CD PROJEKT RED (Remote)

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Company Description

To create revolutionary, story-driven RPGs which go straight to the hearts of gamers — this is our mission. As a driven team of talented professionals from all around the globe, we want to earn our place as one of the world’s top video-game developers, push narrative boundaries, and build unforgettable stories that set and redefine the standards for the genre.

Job Description

CD PROJEKT RED is looking for a talented and experienced Cinematic Designer to join our team. The person in this position will be responsible for creating compelling in-game interactive dialogue sequences and cutscenes in CD PROJEKT RED’s proprietary tool. The ideal candidate should have a very good understanding of directing, storytelling, acting and cinematography as well as a strong sense of composition and pacing.

Daily Responsibilities

  • Creating interactive, branching cinematic sequences using in-house proprietary engine based on node system.
  • Creating compelling cutscenes with excellent pacing, acting, cinematography, editing and timing.
  • Communicating with Designers and Leads to improve readability of visual storytelling and establish perfect continuity of the story with gameplay.
  • Setting up actor staging and cameras.
  • Completing tasks on time while keeping high quality.
  • Following and maintaining pipelines and technical requirements.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Arts (preferably Animation / Film Production) and/or comparable years of professional experience in games/movies.
  • Experience with 3D software (Motionbuilder, 3DSMax, Maya, Unreal Engine, etc.)
  • Experience in using game engines: Unreal (preferably), Unity, Godot, REDkit etc.
  • Good understanding of acting, including posing and timing.
  • Good knowledge of cinematography and editing.
  • Excellent communication skills and abilities to work efficiently within a team.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to the company’s proprietary software as well as to learn new software.
  • Technical problem-solving.
  • Game development experience (doing a long-form project(s) from inception to completion).

Nice to have

(Please note that these skills are not required to apply for the position)

  • A genuine interest in the genre.
  • AAA games development experience as an animator (doing a long-form project(s) from inception to completion) will be a big plus.

Please, include any type of an art portfolio to your application (3D art, animation, movie, vfx, photography etc.).

Additional Information

Perks & Professional Growth

  • Flexible working hours — start your workday anytime between 8:00 and 10:00 AM.
  • A welcome pack filled with goodies — to help you feel right at home once you join the team.
  • Trainings, lectures and courses — internal workshops, external training for each employee, ‘Meet a star’ events, knowledge-sharing initiatives, online tutorials, and e-learning classes are all available. There’s always something to learn!
  • Merch — employee store discounts at CD PROJEKT RED Gear, gifts for newborn rebels and regular chances to nab some cool swag!

Health & Well-being

  • Private medical healthcare — a selection of medical plans with dental care to choose from, which are also accessible for your partner and relatives.
  • Support during COVID-19 — regular tests and COVID vaccinations at the studio as well as professional advice and guidance from a specialist doctor.
  • Psychological care — free mental health support and various well-being webinars. 
  • Multisport card — gain access to a wide number of sporting and fitness facilities across the city.

Social Activities & Life in the Office

  • Dog-friendly office — dog owner? Bring your pooch with you and look after them while working! There’s always a furry friend or two to meet at the studio.
  • Social events — we host regular gatherings at the studio where we can all unwind, play games, and just have some fun together.
  • Healthy selections — ​​organic fruit, snacks, muesli, organic honey, vegan milk, and specialty coffee are all at your disposal around the studio. Enjoy!
  • Truly international working environment — a chance to meet and work with a diverse selection of people from all around the world.

Cracow Studio 

  • An attractive and easily accessible location right in the city center.
  • Free fruit and snacks, and specialty coffee that can be prepared in several different coffee machines. Take your pick!
  • No dress-code — we like to keep it casual.

Relocation support

  • Relocation package – flight ticket, company apartment for your first month, relocating your pet, shipping your belongings: it’s all covered. Who said moving countries needs to be complicated?
  • Relocation assistance — processing your legalization operations for you, assistance with finding residence, tax settlements, helping out with translations if needed, and much more — we have dedicated teams to help make sure that all you need to feel right at home is taken care of.
  • Polish lessons for foreign employees — and for your spouse or partner, too.
  • Paid Leave — from 20 to 26 days of holiday for every team member per year, paid sick leave, and paid maternity & paternity leave.

More Information on CD PROJEKT RED
CD PROJEKT RED operates in the Gaming industry. CD PROJEKT RED was founded in 2002. It has 958 total employees. To see all 63 open jobs at CD PROJEKT RED, click here.
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