Lead Cinematic Designer

Art Leamington Spa, Warwickshire


Playground Games is looking for a Lead Cinematic Designer to join our talented Forza Horizon team here in Leamington Spa. You will develop, direct, and champion the cinematic creative vision whilst driving quality and upholding the project vision.

As Lead Cinematic Designer  you’ll oversee the Cinematics team, working in conjunction with the Art Director to proactively drive cinematics in collaboration with other disciplines to ensure all needs are understood and met, resulting in the delivery of high quality cinematics across all areas of the game.

You will also identify risks or opportunities for improvement, and you must have a proven track record, be highly motivated and detail conscious.


  • Outstanding modern and classical cinematic fundamentals with an application towards establishing mood, tone, and emotion.
  • Excellent understanding of cinematic storytelling, composition and pacing.
  • Well versed in a variety of cinematic presentation styles and up to date with the latest cinematic techniques and innovations.
  • Understanding of modern trends within the entertainment industry with an ability to successfully apply to cinematic style as needed.
  • Deep understanding of the game development process and its unique limitations.
  • An understanding of animation theory and technique.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to visualize creative ideas and collaborate in a multidisciplinary team environment giving and taking direction, critiques, and constructive feedback.
  • Experience with the performance capture process.
  • A strong showreel showing recent work.
  • A genuine passion for video games.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious artist to further their career at one of the world’s most exciting games studios which creates highly successful world class games using cutting edge technology.