New professions: Video game capture artist, what does it consist of?
If you are a gamer, this interests you: earning a good salary for playing 8 hours a day games that hardly anyone has yet tried.
Technology is often accused of destroying jobs, in professions that it enhances or makes redundant. But the reality is that, in return, technology creates many other new professions that do not exist, generating new jobs. It is the case of artist specializing in video game capture.
It is the profession of George Sadler, and tell what the web consists of Business Insider.
Sadler passes 8 hours a day playing video games at work and also earns a good salary. It is the dream of any gamer, but the work of this artist is not for what you imagine. He does not upload videos to Twitch or YouTube, nor does he work on social networks or video game websites.
George Sadler works for the London advertising agency Waste, in the post of video game capture artist.
With a degree in Digital Media Design from Bournemouth University, UK, Sadler, 28, was awarded the position by beating 200 other applicants.
And what does it mean to be a video game capture artist? Sadler is dedicated to Capture videos with the best moments of video games to create trailers, commercials, and promotions.
Not only do you have to capture the most spectacular and fun moments, but edit them creatively (that’s why you are an artist) to create videos that encourage gamers to play, or buy the game.
George Sadler explains his workday on Business Insider. Before he had to take a train to London every day in a half-hour journey, but with the confinement, he is teleworking.
He gets up early every morning to have breakfast and even run an errand, before the video calls at 9 in the morning, where they explain the plan for the day. Waste has as contractor reference companies such as Riot Games and Supercell, so Sadler has worked with games like League of Legends Y Clash of Clans.
At 10 o’clock the serious work begins: video game companies send you beta versions or the new expansions or battle passes, and has to play 8 hours a day to capture spectacular and colorful moments.
To capture video use the software OBS Studio, the most used by streamers and youtubers, because it is free. Use a PC to even play mobile games.
When you have enough captured video, spend the morning playing and the afternoon editing. It takes time to extract the best moments and mix them up to highlight the virtues of each game.
And while it seems like an easy and fun job, it isn’t always. Because it uses beta versions before the game is released, sometimes the developers add a major change at the last minute, and he has to throw away the days work, because it no longer works.
Sadler is aware that he spends many hours sitting, and that is why every day, at the end of the day, he goes out for a run.
If you like video games but you also have a creative and artistic side, you are the ideal candidate to work as Specialist Artist in Video Game Capture.