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Cinematic Director

hoyoverse · 30+ days ago
United States
$160-220k
Full-time
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Who Are We?

HoYoverse is committed to providing immersive virtual world experiences to players around the world. We have brought fans popular games including Genshin Impact, Honkai: Star Rail, Honkai Impact 3rd, Tears of Themis, and Zenless Zone Zero, as well as a wide range of entertainment content.

Community is at the heart of everything we do. We are devoted to engaging fans and fostering an enthusiastic and inclusive global community that provides access and encouragement for people to share their passion for ACG (Animation, Comics, and Games) through their own creativity and skills.

Pushing the boundaries of imagination, we consistently explore cutting-edge game development technologies, and have accumulated leading technical capabilities in cel shading, cloud gaming, and other fields.

In the future, we will continue to expand our content production, technology research, and publishing duties through operations in offices in Singapore, Montreal, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Seoul, and other areas.

When you apply to a position with HoYoverse, we will process your personal data. To learn more about how we process your data, we encourage you to review our comprehensive Global Applicant and Candidate Privacy Policy. This policy provides detailed insights into how your information is collected, used, and protected throughout the application process.

What You Will Do:

We're seeking for a Cinematic Director to join the team. The Cinematic Director works with a team of Screenwriters, Producers, Artists and the Head of Story to create a visual representation of the animation's narrative. 

  • Participate in the full production process and work with the team to maintain high standards for story, animation, editing, acting, and post-production sound along with providing feedback and adjustments.
  • Evaluate scripts and storyboards for CG practicality and ensure that they work within the confines of production model.
  • Participate in guiding the storyboard, concept design, 2D and 3D art production teams, music and sound effects, and collaborate with multiple outsourced teams to direct and complete the full production.
  • Instruct on the filmmaking, continuity, and staging of each segment, make notes on vendor studios' animation and build any layouts, key poses, video notes necessary to guide vendor studios in completing the animation.
  • Adapt and maintain the established style of the show.
  • Review animation at all stages of production to provide feedback and direction to animators/studios.
  • Attend meetings early in the process to understand the project's direction and requirements prior to animation beginning.
  • Review designs and break down decisions to help direct from the front on new or reused assets.

What We Are Looking For:

  • Passionate about games, with a strong creative enthusiasm for narrative-driven contents.
  • 5+ years of experience in the film, animation, or gaming industry as a director.
  • Understand the way of telling a story. Approach the best cinematic experiences creatively and independently to produce animated storyboards and supervise their implementation within the tools.
  • Excellent storytelling techniques and understanding of the concept of the visual hierarchy and how to lead the audience's attention to the story.
  • Excellent sense of aesthetics, be able to create outstanding works in all ways.
  • Strong communication skills in a cross-function environment, able to accurately express opinions and provide suggestions.
  • Proficiency in both Chinese and English required.
  • Ability to work on a range of projects (action, comedy and drama sequences) and in a variety of styles from comic to realistic and highly stylized.
  • Advanced knowledge of cinematic techniques and an understanding of mis-en-scene and advanced cinematography and styles.
  • Experience in producing all formats of animations (2D, 3D, stylized 3D, 2D/3D hybrid, etc.) highly preferred.
  • Ability to work in a centralized team of creative professionals.
  • Strong attention to detail and quality.
  • Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently.
  • Ability to support cinematic ideas.
  • Ability to take ownership of a scene or series of scenes and collaborate within a pod to deliver exceptional results.
  • Knowledge of software and hardware including Cintiq, Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Photoshop. Maya is a plus.

Additional Information:

Please include the link of your work or your personal homepage on platforms such as Weibo/Artstation/Vimeo/Lofter/Pixiv/bilibili/Zcool/Behance in your resume.

Benefits:

The base pay range for this position is $160,000 to $220,000 USD per year. Actual pay is based on location and may vary depending on relevant knowledge, skills, and experience from the candidate. Total compensation may include salary, company bonuses, sign-on bonuses, relocation package, and other benefits such as:

  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you and your dependents
  • Generous paid time off
  • 401K / RRSP plan
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance
  • Team-building activities throughout the year
  • Flexible working hours

Do We Support Flexible Work?

Yes, as a remote team across North American time zones, we embrace flexible working. You may choose to work remotely, in-offices or hybrid, for a more flexible lifestyle that suits you best. Our offices are located in downtown Montreal and downtown Santa Monica, surrounded by great restaurants, entertainment, and cultural venues.

We are an equal opportunity employer that believes diverse backgrounds are key to bringing our concepts to life. If you're looking to play a key role in creating the best immersive virtual world experience for our users, we invite you to join our team.

Last updated on Dec 5, 2023

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