Compositor/Motion Graphics Artist

Blackbird Interactive

In 2022, we announced that our studio is implementing a four-day work week (32hrs) as well as supporting in-studio, remote, and hybrid work arrangements as permanent options to our employees.

  • 4 x 8hr days
  • $110k - 130k
  • Remote, Canada only
  • Offers relocation

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Canada ⚠️

Blackbird Interactive is a creative-fueled, future-driven, independent game studio where the best talent in the industry can find long-term careers to help grow their abilities while working on a wide range of projects, which encompass world-class IPs as well as our own creations across multiple genres.

In 2022, we announced that our studio is implementing a four-day work week as well as supporting in-studio, remote within Canada, and hybrid work arrangements as permanent options to our employees.

As a Compositor/Motion Graphics artist, you are assembling static assets for the purpose of animation.

You're taking assets that, on their own, don't change or have much dynamism, and giving them dynamism by animating them together. You are a creative visionary with a magic wand! As a motion graphics artist, you keep up with current graphic trends and love collaborating with other talented individuals, then this position is for you!

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Video editing and text animation up to video tracking and masking
  • Design cutting-edge motion graphics using AE to videos to life - some may be integrated overlays with live action, and others may be full-scale animated videos
  • Provide creative vision to the editing process, bringing your own style to create beautifully composed work
  • Create 2D and 3D animations from scratch
  • Be a key part of the original creative vision at the start of each project, including pitching original concepts, and development of storyboards and/or treatment books

SKILLS:

  • Experience creating and animating motion graphics(Adobe After Effects experience mandatory)
  • Experience working directly with directors and clients to gather requirements, pitch design concepts, iterate on content and deliver the final product
  • A strong sense of editorial timing and direction
  • Experience editing video assets
  • Colour correction experience
  • History of telling compelling stories through unique creative assets and visual interactions
  • Cinema 4D experience
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Designing and animating for 360 /immersive video content

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Animation, Graphic Design or related field
  • Expert-level knowledge of After Effects and C4D
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling
  • Ability to work with a variety of video formats

SOFT SKILLS:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent time management and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • A high degree of attention to detail

**Please note: To be considered for this role, you must submit your demo reel with your resume**

$100,000 - $140,000 a year

Blackbird Interactiveblackbirdinteractive.com

Creative-fueled, future-driven, independent game studio.

Working Week

In 2022, we announced that our studio is implementing a four-day work week (32hrs) as well as supporting in-studio, remote, and hybrid work arrangements as permanent options to our employees.

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Our Vacation Policy

4 weeks paid vacation + 11 paid public holidays + 3 paid days per year for professional development + December break

  • 32 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 84 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

We offer remote working (but require some time in the office) and are a team of 300 and mostly based in USA. Our team works from:

  • Vancouver
    220
  • Montreal
    2
  • Kitchener
    2
  • Toronto
    2
  • Winnipeg
    1
  • Edmonton
    1
  • Halifax
    1
  • Manitoba
    1

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Profit sharing bonus program
  • Equipment allowance

Our Team

We're a team of 160 across 11 departments:

  • engineering
    50
  • arts and design
    35
  • information technology
    7
  • finance
    4
  • +7 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Video editing
  • Text animation
  • Video tracking
  • Masking
  • Creative vision
  • Create 2D animations
  • Create 3D animations
  • Pitch concepts
  • Develop storyboards
  • Experience with directors
  • Gather requirements
  • Iterate content
  • Deliver final product
  • Editorial timing
  • Video editing
  • Color correction
  • Compelling stories
  • Cinema 4D experience
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • 360 video content
  • Organizational skills
  • Communication skills
  • Independent work
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Problem-solving
  • Attention to detail

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