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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 an additional motion capture technician 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.

This position will be mostly onsite with an option to work remote on some days. Please apply online: https://deckninegames.com/careers/


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, Faceware, XSens, and Manus 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 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.

  • Track, clean, solve, and retarget motion capture data.

  • Maintain, install and repair studio equipment.


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.

  • Expertise 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.

  • Experience with realtime streaming of mocap data into Unreal Engine

  • 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

 

Benefits

  • Competitive salary depending on experience
  • Generous 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
  • Relocation Assistance

 

 

Salary Range: $50,000-$75,000 DOE

 

**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. **

 

 

About Deck Nine

 

Here at Deck Nine Games our passion is storytelling games. We are an independent game developer dedicated to crafting AAA interactive story games that inspire, transform, and entertain players. In 2021 we released Life is Strange True Colors, which went on to win multiple awards for storytelling and visuals, including best storytelling for 2021 and a VGA for Games for Impact. Recently we announced that we are developing a game for the hit sci-fi Amazon series, The Expanse. Our prior titles have won multiple awards, including Game of the Year and nominations for VGA and BAFTA awards. The studio is 100+ amazing people both located in our headquarters in sunny Westminster, Colorado and spread throughout the world permanently remote.

 

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.

 

If this sounds appealing to you, please apply now!