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Motion Graphics Artist - Art Services

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Job Title: Motion Graphics Artist
Reporting To: Sr. Manager Art Services
Department: Art Service
Location: Santa Monica, CA

Your Mission
This position would be employed by an external agency (Volt), working onsite with Activision.

This role provides support services to all engaged departments: PR, Marketing, Production and development studios to produce high-quality art assets, primarily videos and motion graphics. Typical end use will include, but is not limited to, editorial, social, marketing, internal, and occasionally in-game use.
This role includes but is not limited to the following tasks/duties:
  • Create original motion graphics assets, including lower thirds, title cards, and cinemagraphs, for use in broadcast marketing, social media marketing, and editorial projects
  • Update After Effects projects and other assets received from external sources
  • Organize, archive, and back up projects
  • Versioning GFX to various specifications including frame rates, aspect ratios, and codecs for various viewing platforms
  • Perform visual effects tasks including tracking, matchmoving, keying, rotoscoping and compositing
  • Implement feedback from creative leads and customer groups
  • Light, re-map textures, animate, and render 3d models provided by development studios
  • Troubleshoot Audio/Video Equipment, including Apple Mac Pro and PC workstations
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Player Profile
  • A demo reel 
  • Advanced knowledge of After Effects
  • 3d experience with Element 3D and/or Cinema 4D
  • Demonstrable knowledge of commonly used plugins such as Element 3d and Trapcode Suite
  • Good eye for composition, framing, alignment and timing
  • Ability to conceptualize, plan, and execute the creation of original GFX for projects 
  • Ability to integrate Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro into workflow
  • Thick skinned, good listener and able to take constructive criticism
  • Experience with social media and digital marketing campaigns and strategies
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize projects  
  • Strong technical and troubleshooting skills 
  • High level of attention to detail and strong communication skills
  • Experience with 360 videos/VR a plus
  • Experience with Keynote and Power point a plus
  • Experience shooting live video/still photography a plus
  • 2-3 years of experience in the video game industry a plus

Your Platform
We’re headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.

Our World
Great Games Start with Great People!  This is an exciting time to join us!

Ask anyone who works at Activision, or with Activision, their favorite thing about it, and they’ll tell you, it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure and resources, but our success doesn’t come from assembly lines producing widgets. Our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee’s brilliance. So if you’re interested in our biggest priority, it’s the people.

Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty® and Crash Bandicoot™.

Activision is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe. Activision Blizzard is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. A member of the S&P 500 and recognized on the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world with approximately 10,000 employees and players in 196 countries.

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

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