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Deck Nine Games

Westminster, Colorado - United States
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Motion Capture Technician

Description

Deck Nine Games is looking to hire a Motion Capture Technician to help operate our motion capture stage.

 

Located near Boulder, Colorado, Deck Nine Games is a BAFTA and VGA nominated developer of narrative adventure games. Always innovating, we're growing and are seeking additional motion capture technicians to join our amazing team.

 

Our motion capture technicians get to work with bleeding edge motion capture technology and are essential to ensuring that shoot days run smoothly and efficiently while ensuring high quality data capture.

 

Currently a majority of the studio is remote, waiting until it is safe to return to the office. This position will be partially onsite/offsite until we are able to return to the studio full time. When we have a shoot that necessitates onsite work, we have comprehensive COVID-19 procedures followed.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work within a team of motion capture technicians to capture the highest quality full performance capture possible.

  • Able to balance work with diverse tasks and shifting priorities.

  • Configure, maintain and operate hardware and software for Vicon Shogun, XSens, and Faceware systems.

  • Calibrate the Vicon camera system in preparation for a shoot.

  • Adjust, calibrate and align a Faceware helmet on talent in preparation for capturing facial mocap.

  • Marker up talent for preparation for capturing body mocap.

  • Create markered props with high-level precision to their digital counterparts.

  • Manufacture custom set pieces for mocap, using a workshop of physical tools.

  • Assemble motion capture sets in preparation of shoot days.

  • Ensure high quality data capture/data quality assurance during shoots.

  • Work with vendors to quickly troubleshoot and resolve problems.

  • Maintain timely processing of mocap animations through our pipeline, using internally developed tools and Jira.

  • Edit together dailies videos of reference video footage in DaVinci Resolve.

  • Track, clean, and retarget motion capture data.

  • Maintain, install and repair studio equipment.

 

 

About Deck Nine Games

Deck Nine Games is an independent game developer dedicated to crafting interactive story games that inspire, transform, and entertain players. Our passion is storytelling games.

Our first narrative game, Life is Strange: Before the Storm is loved by fans and has won multiple awards, including Game of Year and was nominated for both a VGA and a BAFTA. The studio is 100+ people and is in sunny Westminster, Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains. We eagerly await to share more information about our next title with Square Enix.

We’re looking for talented and self-motivated people to join us as we aim to rise to the top of the storytelling game studios. If this sounds appealing to you, please apply!

As the crafters of stories that encompass the full breadth of life’s experiences, Deck Nine is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural team in which people from all walks of life feel inspired to do their best work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and believe deeply in the creativity and strength built from diversity of race, religion, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, nationality, and the many other qualities that make us different.

 

Benefits

  • Competitive salary depending on experience

  • Unlimited Vacation Time and paid Parental Leave

  • Health insurance for you and your family at a low cost to you

  • Dental and Vision insurance for you and your family at NO cost to you

  • Life and Disability benefits at NO cost to you

  • Optional Flexible Spending Account (including Healthcare and Limited Purpose), Dependent Care Account, and Health Savings Account available

  • Optional Supplemental Health and Life Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan with an Employer Match

  • Growth opportunities for your career

 

**Please note that the compensation information is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and Equal Pay Transparency Rules. It is estimated based on what a successful Colorado applicant might be paid. It assumes that the successful candidate will be in Colorado or perform the position from Colorado. Similar positions located outside of Colorado will not necessarily receive the same compensation. **


 

Requirements & Skills
  • 2+ years experience with motion capture systems, professional or academic

  • Ability to work on-site of our studio, located in Westminster, CO near Denver and Boulder, on a weekly basis.

  • Experience preferred with at least one of the following systems: Faceware, Vicon Shogun, XSens. Experience with other motion capture systems will be considered.

  • Demonstrate an extraordinary attention to detail and the ability to solve problems on the fly.

  • Possess excellent troubleshooting abilities, both creatively and technically.

  • Proactive with identifying areas for improvement and pursuing solutions for them.

  • Able to collaborate with anyone effectively, actively fostering a humble environment of teaching, learning, and growing within the team.

  • Possess clear, efficient communication skills.

Bonus

  • You have a deep desire to push cinematic storytelling in video games.

  • Knowledge of basic camera operation, to record film or videos.

  • Video editing experience, particularly with DaVinci Resolve

  • Experience with animation and a content production pipeline

  • Passion for building sets/workshop projects

  • Passion for technological advancements within the industry