Cinematic Artist - Total War

Creative Assembly are looking for a Cinematic Artist to join our Total War cinematics team. This role is based in our studio in the heart of Sussex, in the UK.

This is fantastic opportunity to be a key member of the studios established cinematics team to create amazing trailers and cutscenes for Total War. You’ll be working closely with brand and dev teams and be responsible for taking assets from storyboard to final renders. You’ll also assist with a variety of motion graphics, 2d art and gameplay feature related tasks.

Key Responsibilities

As part of the cinematics team, you’ll be expected to work both independently or as a group on larger projects.  

On a day to day basis you will:

  • Create assets of varying sizes, from screenshots to character driven trailers
  • Work closely with our cinematic animators to help plan and execute shoots in our motion capture studio
  • Use our bespoke in-engine cinematic toolset to lay out scenes, animate cameras and set up lighting and VFX
  • Work with our tools programmers to help develop features and functionality

Knowledge, Skill and Experience 


  • Excellent animation skills for motion graphics and cinematic cameras
  • Understanding of principles of animation
  • Good eye for scene composition and storytelling
  • Experience with Adobe Premiere or other similar video editing software
  • Experience using a graph editor for animation
  • Excellent written English


  • Photoshop and After Effects
  • Other film related experience e.g. lighting, colour correction
  • Motion Graphics
  • Love of games (especially Total War)
  • Formal art training
  • Experience modding or with game engines e.g. Unreal Engine
  • Filming, directing, sound recording and shoot-planning for traditional video

Creative Assembly is about the right people making the best games. We are united through our values; Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust. 

Winner of multiple Best Place to Work Awards, we house many talented people, from trainees to industry veterans who constantly challenge us and make sure we are striving for the best within our games and our studio life.

We have studio sites in Horsham UK and Sofia Bulgaria, including a number of bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedicated motion capture site.

Currently we are working fully remotely, and we continue to assess the COVID-19 situation with the safety of our staff our number one priority. We are still actively recruiting and onboarding new staff each week. Our expert IT and HR teams will set you up with everything you need to join remotely whether you will need to relocate to the UK (or within the UK) now, or at a later date.  

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:

  • Bespoke and funded relocation package for you and your dependents, with support throughout the process from our dedicated Relocation Specialist
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity, private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening
  • Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all UK Bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • Join our award-winning education and social responsibility programme; the Legacy Project, as an industry ambassador to mentor and educate others
  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support including; SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops, on-site training with renowned specialists and global conference attendance
  • Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme with free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site
  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
  • Free breakfast every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen*
  • Wellbeing support with an employee assistance programme and onsite confidential sessions
  • In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy*
  • Discounts for home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers, and many local businesses including estate agents
  • Studio parties for you and your family; such as our Summer Festival, Christmas Party plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have Cinema days and wrap parties for game releases*
  • Studio community activities such as free Japanese lessons, life drawing, creative writing, Pilates, Walking Challenges, Couch to 5k, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more*

*some of the above in-studio benefits are on hold while we work remotely during COVID-19. 

Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief. 

If this sounds like you, apply now and mention that you saw this role advertised on the Wired Sussex jobsite.

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