Motion Graphics Artist

  • Doha  
    perm  
    12,000 to 15,000 /mo  
  • Company
    The Film House  
    Start date
    March / April  
    Duration
    Permanent  
  • Closing date
    26 February 2019  
    Posted on
    28 January 2019  

The Motion Graphics Artist position at The Film House is a great opportunity to contribute to a vibrant young production environment making waves in the region while earning a tax free salary. We're an international mix of staff with a weird sense of humour. And we've got confidence in our creative content approaches, which aim to deliver visual language that's cool, new, on-trend and high-end. 

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Your role as the Motion Graphics Artist will be responsible for creating superior stand-alone 2D and 3D animations, as well as animated graphic assets and special effects to be incorporated into live action footage. Experience and a degree of knowledge in layer-based and node-based compositing is required. The Motion Graphics Artist at The Film House will usually work closely with a director to achieve the desired end result, and will have a range of suites and software to engage with to realise the vision. Work may include commercials, documentaries, social campaigns, features, short films, television programmes, music videos and corporate videos.

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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES • Work with the creative team to understand project scope and objectives. 
 • Assist in selecting audio, video, colors, animation, etc. for graphic design. 
 • Participate in brainstorming session to share new design perspectives and ideas. • Create and deliver enticing motion graphics in various media formats including videos for web, mobile and broadcast.
 • Edit raw video footage and composite effects/elements to enhance motion graphics. • Work with editors, producers and other designers to resolve technical and/or design issues. • Liaise with clients to ascertain what it is the client wants/suggest alternatives to the clients.

 • Research, analyze and maintain up-to-date knowledge about the latest and best design techniques and solutions to create motion graphics.
 • Maintain and follow best practices for versioning control, naming convention and organization of graphic files (media-management). 
 • Ensure compliance with company guidelines, deadlines and design standards.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS • Strong creative thinking, exhibiting a range or varied styles and techniques. • Ability to create high quality content from a loose or constrained brief with short deadlines. • Working knowledge of the following software: - Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects. - 3D modeling, painting and animation software, such as Cinema 4D, 3DS Max or Maya. - 3D match-moving software, such as PFTrack, Boujour and/or 3D Equallizer. - Node-based compositing software, such as Nuke/NukeX and/or Smoke. • Good understanding of video, compression techniques and format requirements/constraints. • Organizational skills. • Able to use both Mac and PC.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS • Fluency in both Arabic and English is not a must, but helps. •Illustration and graphic design expertise with an ability to potentially craft storyboards and treatments. Experience in film/advertising and post-production. • Knowledge of editing software, incl and predominantly Premiere. Knowledge of troubleshooting hardware and software issues. • An artistic background with extensive portfolio. • Able to create storyboards.

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