Position Description

Motion Capture Stage Technician – Temporary
Location 2K Publishing (Novato, CA)
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What We Need:

2K Mocap is looking for an enthusiastic stage technician to join our Motion Capture team. We work closely with developers and artists to capture performance data, audio and video assets. We operate a state of the art system for capturing body and facial data for a range of AAA titles and are always looking for ways to test and implement new technology. We foster a professional environment based on integrity, collaboration, constructive motivation, efficiency, and problem solving.  Every day brings different challenges. From performances of basketball, wrestling moves car chases, to mayhem fueled adventure; you will be in the midst of its capture.

What You Will Do:

You will learn from knowledgeable industry professionals how to operate our equipment and execute our pipelines with respect to body, audio and facial data. You will also contribute to the daily tasks of the performance capture process and daily upkeep of the studio including:

  • Calibrating and operating the capture system 
  • Markering the talent 
  • Data quality assurance 
  • Real time capture 
  • Facial capture
  • Maintenance of the mocap volume 
  • Building and breaking down sets 
  • Making and markering props 
  • Shoot preparation 

Who We Think Would Be a Great Fit:

  • You have an aptitude for learning and take direction well
  • You value a positive attitude, comradery and are detail oriented
  • Experienced operating a motion capture system is a plus (Optitrak or Vicon)
  • You have a solid understanding of MotionBuilder and Maya 
  • You stay focused and alert in a busy atmosphere always looking for ways to improve efficiency under tight deadlines
  • You are comfortable interacting with talent, (actors and, athletes), and developers 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Constantly striving to keep abreast of the next generation of mocap pipelines and processes excites you
  • You are able to stay calm under pressure
  • You understand the importance of teamwork
  • You are comfortable moving sets, mounting cameras, and contributing to overall upkeep of the studio
  • 1+ years motion capture industry experience or related internship
  • Education in the field of 3D Animation or Motion Capture
  • Exposure to either Vicon Blade or Optitrak Motive
  • Proficient with Autodesk MotionBuilder and Maya
  • Knowledge audio editing, motion capture data cleaning, and programing are a plus
  • Experience directing motion capture shoots is a plus
  • Able to lift 35 pounds




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