Cinematics Director

Cinematics · Frisco, Texas
Department Cinematics
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

The Cinematics Director manages the process of visual storytelling within games made by Gearbox. 


  • Provide direction for real-time and pre-rendered visual storytelling (cinematics, title cards, moments, etc.) across key projects developed by Gearbox
  • Work with senior project stakeholders to set and maintain a quality bar for Gearbox cinematics
  • Work closely with the writing team in the design and development of key visual storytelling moments
  • Coordinate with other departments in the development of cinematics; identify assets, needs, and deadlines as necessary, and ensure cinematic quality standards are met by all contributors
  • Direct previsualization and/or storyboarding for cinematics and other narrative moments
  • Provide cinematics for stakeholder review on a regular basis throughout development, and manage the integration of feedback into the final product
  • Play a role in setting and reviewing cinematics standards for Gearbox at large
  • Assist in building a Gearbox Frisco cinematic department, identifying needed roles, and helping to hire and manage those roles
  • Set standards and select tools for cinematic development and the cinematics pipeline at Gearbox Frisco


  • 5+ years of experience in cinematic and/or visual storytelling development, preferably in the video game industry as a Senior or a Lead
  • Has shipped at least one AAA game or brings equivalent experience from a similar creative industry (Film, Television, etc.)
  • Strong skills with visual storytelling, with complementary skills including pacing, cinematography and shot development, and editing
  • Strong understanding of the cinematic pipeline:
    • Pre-production
      • Script previsualization, ideation, and problem-solving
    • Production
      • Hands-on work and oversight of cinematic development assets from contributing departments
    • Post-production
      • Awareness and oversight of editing, localization and (as needed) rendering of final cinematic product
    • Familiarity with the technical hurdles of developing cinematics in a video game engine (Unreal)
    • Excellent collaboration skills, and a track record of developing, and maintaining constructive professional relationships with colleagues across multiple disciplines and degrees of seniority
    • Broad knowledge of successful stories and franchises across all media
    • Ability to balance quality, workload, and deadlines, understanding where content is ‘good enough’ based on project goals and remaining time

Gearbox Entertainment believes that all team members should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the world we strive to entertain. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we provide fair and equal treatment to all team members and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.”

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  • Location
    Frisco, Texas
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor