Senior Storyboard Artist

ArtFull TimeGreater Vancouver, BC

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OVERALL OBJECTIVE AND PURPOSE


Interpret and accurately translate the script and Director’s vision to storyboard format by leveraging the look, timing, lighting, camera angles, and points of view of animated sequences.


WHY YOU SHOULD WORK WITH PGI:

  • Flexible Schedules & Remote Working Arrangements
  • People-focused Events & Initiatives
  • Comprehensive Benefits
  • Competitive Compensation

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Read and interpret scripts; breaking down scripts with the director to identify key scenes and plan them visually
  • Sequence scenes from a script into storyboard format
  • Liaise with Writers, Animators, Designers and Directors regarding the look, style, and level of detail required to tell the best story, ensure good visual communication and mitigate any potential issues
  • Articulate key dialogue and/or scene direction within each frame
  • Brief animator(s) and sequencer(s) on key scenes that may require expressing tension and drama
  • Provide feedback on general aspects of animation and design from an artistic perspective
  • Work with Project manager to establish accurate estimates to ensure on-time deliverables are met
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5+ years experience storyboarding in a dynamic, action packed, comic book style
  • Excellent traditional art and digital painting skills
  • Strong understanding of composition and visual story telling
  • Solid knowledge of camera angles and cinematography techniques
  • Able to read and interpret narratives in script format
  • Understanding of the principles of animation, pacing and story telling
  • Strong layout and design skills
  • Adept knowledge of anatomy, perspective, lightning, architecture, and costume
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbally and written

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with Unreal Engine

Want to know more? Submit your application and let us tell you about working at Piranha and why we love it!


Founded in 2000, Piranha Games is an action gaming studio with unparalleled experience developing licensed products for big-name franchises, including AAA licensed titles such as; Need for Speed: Undercover and Duke Nukem Forever. Best known for the Free-to-Play game title MechWarrior Online, PGI is as committed as ever to creating world-class action-based games, having most recently released MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries. Piranha Games is part of the Enad Global 7 group. For more information please visit www.piranhagames.com


Piranha Games is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive environment for all employees. Formal education is not always required. All team members are hand-picked because they are skilled in their individual fields, immensely creative and hard workers. We hire avid gamers and mold them to the standards we believe make amazing products.


Should you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at recruiting@piranhagames.com


We thank you for your interest in this position. Due to the amount of applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.