Senior Cinematic Designer / Narrative Designer
I joined the team just as the cinematic work was getting underway and worked closely with the engineer in charge of building the tool. As a senior member of a team of four, I also mentored the more junior members.
Using the written script of the scene, we constructed an animatic in our in-house cinematic tool. As the direction was validated by the creative lead, we began requesting the necessary assets from the various departments. We worked primarily with a motion capture animation library that we built during a several motion capture sessions. The big challenge in that experience was to produce natural and diverse motions from an animation library. Once the basic scene was created, I worked to push each scene to a final, shippable state by refining everything from framing, depth of field, lighting, VFX, props and Post FX to facial animation and character emotion.