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Ubisoft Toronto Inc.
224 Wallace Avenue. M6H 1V7
Location of position: Toronto, Ontario
Ubisoft is committed to enriching players’ lives with original & memorable entertainment experiences. We build worlds that are a playground for the imagination, offering moments of surprise, fun and adventure as well as opportunities for learning and self-discovery. At Ubisoft, you’ll grow and collaborate with highly talented teams from around the world. Our massively friendly work environment will inspire you to go above and beyond to create worlds people will fall in love with. Whether as an elite spy, a master assassin, or a fearless explorer, we put the player at the heart of all our games.
Established in 2010, Ubisoft Toronto is a diverse and vibrant team on a collective mission to create what’s next in AAA open world games. In 2018, the studio shipped Far Cry 5 in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal, and its first new IP created from the ground-up in Toronto, Starlink: Battle for Atlas. Ubisoft Toronto shipped its first lead production, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Blacklist™, to critical acclaim in 2013 and has contributed to multiple award-winning Ubisoft brands including: Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, Watch Dogs®, and For HonorTM.
In 2018, Ubisoft Toronto was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the fourth consecutive year, one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, and one of GamesIndustry.biz Best Places to Work.
A Cinematic Designer is responsible for the initial setup and creation of scenes within a game through collaboration with the Cinematic Director, animation and level design teams. The ideal candidate should have a strong sense of how gameplay and cinematics work together to tell a cohesive story, a good understanding of base gameplay pacing and mechanics as well as a good sense of cinematography.
Type of position: Permanent, full-time.
The main and routine tasks of the Cinematic Designer are to:
Communicate and work closely with the Cinematic Director and Level Designers to translate scripted scenes into cinematics and to balance story with gameplay;
Create in-game previz to help realize direction;
Follow and maintain pipelines and technical requirements;
Balance quality with efficiency when working under tight deadlines;
Validate the cinematics to ensure that the integrations did not cause any conflicts with the rest of the game;
Share knowledge and collaborate with technical Leads in order to improve the quality of the tools;
Perform any other related tasks.
College Diploma/Degree in cinema, animation, video game development or related field, or equivalent experience.
Minimum 3+ years’ of experience working in the video games or films industry as a Layout Artist, Animator, Camera Artist, Designer, or any other similar job;
Experience with character and camera animation in 3D software (an asset);
Good knowledge of cinematography and acting;
Experience in game engine/editors;
Basic understanding of narrative causality and logic;
Quick to adapt to company proprietary software.
Ability to understand and solve problems;
Excellent communication skills and abilities to work efficiently within a team;
Ability to work with people from other fields of expertise;
Aware of new technologies and processes related to the industry.
Comprehensive Benefits Package:
o Disability Insurance
o Dental Insurance
o Extended medical insurance
o (Optional) RRSP contribution
o Bonus (If Applicable)
Why Ubisoft Toronto?
Scored by The Economist as the Best City to Live, our studio is located in the trendy Junction Triangle located in West Toronto, close to TTC, the hottest bars and restaurants, and excellent coffee shops. We celebrate successes as a team at our monthly UbiBash events, and invite our families to events throughout the year including our annual Kids Holiday Party and Summer BBQ. We give back to help make our community better through our team volunteer days and fundraising activities. We hold regular game jams to fuel our team’s creativity. Ubisoft Toronto conducts annual performance reviews to help our team develop their careers and grow with our studio, and provides the opportunity for salary
About the company
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands. The teams throughout Ubisoft's worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms.