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Story Consultant

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Spirit Bomb is a new media studio and record label, producing virtual beings who live on digital platforms and IRL. Each of our characters is a “virtual artist,” designed to resonate with fans and grow an engaged community through music, narrative, and visual content. Ultimately, each being will serve as a platform for creators to contribute to, and hold a stake in, the character’s future.

Our team has worked with artists ranging from The Weeknd to Flying Lotus to Kendrick Lamar, creating immersive and engaging audio-visual experiences for live events and digital media. Our team is moving into the virtual artist space, to envision new experiences for fans, and to create opportunities for musicians and visual artists.

As Story Consultant, you will be central to helping us build our strategy for creating a roster of unique virtual artists. Your focus will be on developing engaging virtual beings, using our fan analytics to guide the creative process, and dreaming up a variety of personas, as well as writing early narrative beats to convey character identity to audiences. You will work closely with the marketing team, design team, and music team to coordinate character identity creation, test characters in the market, and refine characters and strategy based on testing results.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the creation of multiple diversified virtual character identities, as well as growth and evolution of successful characters.
  • Spearhead writing for content pieces across digital platforms, focusing on storytelling and conveying persona in short-form.
  • Work with creative and production teams to develop efficient, achievable, and effective content concepts for taking characters to market and growing audience.
  • Assist in identifying metrics for successful resonance with audiences, to determine whether characters are developing meaningful connections with fans. Qualifications:
  • 3+ years’ experience in writing for short form digital media or similar.
  • Track record of working with fluid production teams, and responding to evolving directives while maintaining focus on long-term objectives.
  • Ability to integrate data-based learnings into overall approach, while delivering unique, quality content based on said learnings.
  • Ability to build creative SOPs for character development and storytelling.
  • Interest and experience in crafting characters that speak to Gen Z audiences.
  • BA/BS degree and/or MFA are nice-to-have.

Values:

  • Desire to build new, more transparent models of ownership and participation for artistic contributors, and to create opportunities for under-represented individuals and groups.
  • Open-minded to a variety of artistic styles, aesthetics, and viewpoints.
  • Excited about shaping the medium of virtual artists, and creating new and joyful experiences for fans and creators, across a variety of emerging and established platforms.
  • Appreciation of healthy team dynamics in an inherently creative medium, and balancing profitability goals with artistic values and priorities.
  • Love of music, film, and new creative opportunities offered by technology.

At Spirit Bomb, we are highly cognizant that creativity and innovation emerge from diverse and motivated groups of unique individuals. We seek to create a safe and inspiring work environment, and give ourselves the best chance to create value for an abundance of individuals and communities.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, national origin, age, or any other status protected by law. Everyone is encouraged to apply.

Character Animator

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Spirit Bomb is a new media studio and record label, producing virtual characters with a focus on music and narrative content, across digital platforms and IRL. Our studio has worked with artists ranging from The Weeknd to Flying Lotus to Kendrick Lamar, creating immersive and engaging audio- visual experiences for live events and digital media. We see many opportunities in the virtual artist space to envision new experiences for fans, and to create opportunities for musicians and visual artists.

As a Character Animator at Spirit Bomb, you will help bring our virtual characters to life by creating short-form character animation content with a focus on cinematic storytelling. You will work closely with our production and creative team to bring initial concepts to life while being an integral role in the content development pipeline.

Responsibilities

●  Create short-form character animation sequences for handoff to environmental and FX teams.

●  Direct, perform, and clean up motion capture shoots.

●  Test, break, and provide feedback on character rigs during development.

●  Refine existing and future character designs for animation, through constructive feedback and

technical and artistic solutions.

Required Qualifications

●  Minimum of 3 years work experience in gaming, film/TV, or related industry.

●  Substantial portfolio of work demonstrating character-based animation.

●  Strong foundation in animation principles, the ability to reinforce storytelling through memorable

performances, and aptitude in a variety of animation styles.

●  Ability to work in Maya and implement animations correctly in our Unreal engine pipeline, as well

as a thorough knowledge of Maya rigging and animation tools.

●  An eye for animation, body movement, and analysis across different character types.

●  Familiarity with implementing animations in Unreal Engine.

●  Experience using motion capture technology such as Rokoko Studio or similar.

●  Ability to take initiative and solve problems as they arise.

●  Ability to work within tight deadlines, adapt to different workflows, and work within a lean startup

team environment to achieve company-wide goals.

Preferred Qualifications:

●  Fluent in Unreal Engine (familiarity working with Blueprints and creating custom setups as needed for our characters).

●  Scripting, and helping build tools to improve the efficiency of our pipeline.

●  Understanding workflow between real time game engines to pre-rendered VFX.

●  Familiarity with Zbrush, for making small edits or changes to characters as needed.

●  Knowledge of rigging and weight-painting is a nice-to-have


Values:

●  Open-minded to a variety of artistic styles, aesthetics, and viewpoints.

●  Excited about shaping the medium of virtual artists, and creating new and joyful experiences for

fans and creators, across a variety of emerging and established platforms.

●  Appreciation of healthy team dynamics in an inherently creative medium, and balancing

profitability goals with artistic values and priorities.

●  Self-starter, entrepreneurial mindset in forecasting roadblocks and proactively anticipating creative solutions.

●  Love of music, film, and new creative opportunities offered by technology.

At Spirit Bomb, we are highly cognizant that creativity and innovation emerge from diverse and motivated groups of unique individuals. We seek to create a safe and inspiring work environment, and give ourselves the best chance to create value for an abundance of individuals and communities.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, national origin, age, or any other status protected by law. Everyone is encouraged to apply.

Technical FX Artist

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Spirit Bomb is a new media studio and record label, producing virtual characters with a focus on music and narrative content, across digital platforms and IRL. Our studio has worked with artists ranging from The Weeknd to Flying Lotus to Kendrick Lamar, creating immersive and engaging audio- visual experiences for live events and digital media. We see many opportunities in the virtual artist space to envision new experiences for fans, and to create opportunities for musicians and visual artists.


As a
Technical / FX Artist at Spirit Bomb, you will help build tools and systems to be utilized in video and interactive content development. Your contributions will integrate with the larger content team to bring our characters’ stories and personas to life.

Responsibilities

●  Program shaders, procedural systems, cinematics, and characters in Unreal Engine.

●  Build custom tools and scenes for video and interactive content in Unreal Engine.

●  Work between all departments (pre-production, environment, characters) on shared technology

●  Support the content team in debugging and optimization of scenes.

●  Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

Required Qualifications:

●  3+ years work experience working in Unreal Engine and/or Substantial portfolio of work demonstrating

●  Strong artistic background and content development skills such as, texturing lighting, vfx, or any other relevant areas.

●  Experience using motion capture technology such as Rokoko Studio or similar.

●  Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision

●  Ability to work within tight deadlines, adapt to different workflows, and work within a lean startup

team environment to achieve company-wide goals.

Preferred Qualifications:

●  Experience with Niagra

●  Scripting, and helping build tools to improve the efficiency of our pipeline.

●  Understanding workflow between real time game engines to pre-rendered VFX.

●  Experience with other 3D apps such as Houdini, Blender, Maya, etc.

●  Experience with Character Animation

Values:

●  Open-minded to a variety of artistic styles, aesthetics, and viewpoints.

●  Excited about shaping the medium of virtual artists, and creating new and joyful experiences for

fans and creators, across a variety of emerging and established platforms.

●  Appreciation of healthy team dynamics in an inherently creative medium, and balancing

profitability goals with artistic values and priorities.

●  Self-starter, entrepreneurial mindset in forecasting roadblocks and proactively anticipating

creative solutions.

●  Love of music, film, and new creative opportunities offered by technology.

At Spirit Bomb, we are highly cognizant that creativity and innovation emerge from diverse and motivated groups of unique individuals. We seek to create a safe and inspiring work environment, and give ourselves the best chance to create value for an abundance of individuals and communities.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, national origin, age, or any other status protected by law. Everyone is encouraged to apply.

Environment Unreal Generalist

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Spirit Bomb is a new media studio and record label, producing virtual characters with a focus on music and narrative content, across digital platforms and IRL. Our studio has worked with artists ranging from The Weeknd to Flying Lotus to Kendrick Lamar, creating immersive and engaging audio- visual experiences for live events and digital media. We see many opportunities in the virtual artist space to envision new experiences for fans, and to create opportunities for musicians and visual artists.

As an Environment Artist / Unreal Generalist at Spirit Bomb, you will help build the worlds our virtual artists live in. You will work closely with our creative team to bring story concepts to life, and play a central role in the content development pipeline.

Responsibilities:

●  Source and/or create models, and assemble scenes for both architectural and organic environments in Unreal Engine.

●  Integrate final character animation and/or custom built FX into scenes.

●  Build cinematic lighting and compose camera moves through scenes.

●  Additional environmental or generalist responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Required Qualifications:

●  3+ years experience in gaming, film/TV, or related industry modeling environments using UE.

●  Substantial portfolio of work demonstrating environment design in Unreal Engine.

●  Strong foundation in working with Sequencer, Blueprints, and creating custom setups in UE.

●  Knowledge of modeling, UV mapping, and texturing assets for UE and cinematics in 3D app of

choice.

●  Strong conceptual knowledge of design principles, real-world lighting, color theory, and

composition.

●  Ability to take initiative and solve problems as they arise.

●  Ability to work within tight deadlines, adapt to different workflows, and work within a lean startup

team environment to achieve company-wide goals.

Preferred Qualifications:

●  Knowledge of a sculpting application such as Zbrush or similar.

●  Substance Painter / PBR Texturing workflow experience.

●  Scripting, and helping build tools to make pipeline for a small team more efficient.

●  Understanding workflow between real time game engines to pre-rendered vfx.

Values:

●  Open-minded to a variety of artistic styles, aesthetics, and viewpoints.

●  Excited about shaping the medium of virtual artists, and creating new and joyful experiences for

fans and creators, across a variety of emerging and established platforms.

●  Appreciation of healthy team dynamics in an inherently creative medium, and balancing

profitability goals with artistic values and priorities.

●  Self-starter, entrepreneurial mindset in forecasting roadblocks and proactively anticipating

creative solutions.

●  Love of music, film, and new creative opportunities offered by technology.

At Spirit Bomb, we are highly cognizant that creativity and innovation emerge from diverse and motivated groups of unique individuals. We seek to create a safe and inspiring work environment, and give ourselves the best chance to create value for an abundance of individuals and communities.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, national origin, age, or any other status protected by law. Everyone is encouraged to apply.