12 days ago
Who We Are
2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment globally for console systems, handheld gaming devices, and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets. 2K is a leading publisher of today’s most popular gaming genres and most well-known for critically acclaimed game franchises like NBA 2K, WWE 2K, Bioshock, Borderlands, Evolve, XCOM, the Mafia series, and the beloved Sid Meier’s Civilization.
2K’s motion capture (or MoCap) studio is in Petaluma, California. If you are not familiar with motion capture: actors wear suits with reflective markers attached to their joints. In capturing talents movement, the data is then retargeting to animated characters.
What We Need
The 2K MoCap studio’s shop is looking for a stage carpenter to fill a up to 1-year contracted position working to support our dynamic shoot schedule. We provide production support for two motion capture stages building out environments and props.
About the team
We have a small fabrication team that works together to get set pieces made in an efficient and timely manner from conception to use on stage. Fabricators must be safe and comfortable using various saws, power tools, and building techniques. This is a fast-paced environment with multiple projects with their own specific needs. We are filming motion capture, requiring a specific type of finishing work: good, solid, and safe surfaces for talent to interact with are very important, faux painting, fine woodworking, and visual realness less so.
- Oversee all builds during shoots, make repairs or changes during shoots, and repair stock builds
- Construct props and set pieces for stage use
- Comfortable learning and operating a scissor lift
Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit
A great fit for our team has a positive attitude and enjoys their work. We like folks that abide by and encourage teammates to work in a safe and constructive environment. We are an easy-going bunch that enjoys personalities with the knowledge of how to conduct themselves professionally and relish collaboration. Some of our work is simple, but we appreciate the more challenging builds and find inspiration in the troubleshooting.
- Experience in a scenic/prop shop environment
- Experience in prop storage/rental experience
- Experience working Film sets or Theater run crew
- Motion capture experience
- Production assistant experience
- Sound engineering experience
- Camera operator experience