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Deck Nine Games

Westminster, Colorado - United States
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MoCap Technician

Description

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

 

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.

 

These positions will be 100% onsite to start, with the possibility of some work from home in the future.

 

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

Qualifications
  • 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

  • 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

 

About Deck Nine

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. Recently we just announced our next game, Life is Strange: True Colors, due to be released in September 2021.

The studio is 100+ people and is in sunny Westminster, Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains. We hope to share more information about our next title with Square Enix as soon as we can.

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. We are part of the thriving Colorado game dev scene and our location offers a lower cost of living and in close proximity to countless family-friendly activities and amazing outdoor opportunities. 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.