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CG Supervisor

The CG Supervisor will ensure the throughput of shots to completion via client approval, and maintain a functioning environment where the artists and client can focus on performance without technical hindrance.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • working in conjunction with the VFX Supervisor, Producer, and Production Manager to develop a strong and flexible CG pipeline
  • working with the Project Coordinator and Producer to facilitate the scheduling of artists and resources
  • working with the VFX Supervisors to provide artistic and technical notes to the team
  • developing, maintaining, and/or approving 3D techniques
  • providing team-building by developing structure
  • leading artists, while delegating roles and responsibilities
  • following CG elements from concept through to final comp, overseeing all elements created by the CG team
  • conducting industry research and development
  • designing, executing, and managing high-level CG for use in final compositing through a team, reporting progress to the VFX Supervisor
  • may also be called upon to work "on the box" as the lead artist as show size and needs require


Qualifications

Visual targets and quality
  • addresses the body of work arriving from scanning. Previews for initial color-correction requirements and initial shot composite requirements
  • monitors shot continuity in all aspects of quality control, including final color-correction for timely delivery
Team Training
  • ensures leads are fluent with production techniques
  • defines crew training plans with leads
  • oversees training of new team members
  • conducts one-on-one training with team members
Team Guidance
  • facilitates production needs of every team member
  • guides and mentors team members
  • maintains team morale
R&D
  • tests new techniques and technology as necessary
  • helps leads and crew develop "one-off" techniques as necessary
Scheduling and daily work
  • makes shot deliveries with Producer and Coordinator
  • monitors resources, throughout each day, and delegates work priorities based on fluctuations in schedule and shot progress
  • oversees the management of the resource workload
  • monitors the render queue and reviews previous night logs for deviance on a daily basis
  • reviews progress of shots for film-out on a daily basis, and approves shots as ready for film-out when the criteria are met
  • assisting with notes and archives if necessary
Software knowledge
  • should have good working knowledge utilizing Maya, VRay, Houdini, and Mantra in a Linux environment
  • working knowledge of Massive, Mari, and Syntheyes a plus


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Rigging Supervisor

The Rigging Supervisor is responsible for the smooth running of the rigging pipeline. This will require maintaining existing technology, integrating third-party technology, and designing and implementing all-new, proprietary technology. This is a broad role which encompasses many departments and disciplines, including but not limited to: modeling, texturing, rigging, creature FX, (including at least fur, cloth, soft-body deformations), and animation.

The Rigging Supervisor is expected to have a holistic view of the pipeline and be able to design or help design and maintain a smooth and efficient pipeline for rigging photorealistic CG assets.

The Rigging Supervisor will work collaboratively with the leads of many other departments. He or she must have a strong understanding of CG pipelines and production methods and a strong management style with excellent organizational and artistic skills. He or she must also be able to work with the global teams of the other Method facilities and attend meetings regularly. Occasional travel to other Method locations might be required. The Rigging Supervisor will work closely with the CG and Animation Teams to ensure that the productions’ needs are understood and met, and that animators have fast, efficient, intuitive puppets.

The Rigging Supervisor should be comfortable managing teams, (including interviewing, scheduling, and mentoring artists).  He or she is also required to develop a deep understanding of the studio pipeline, work within it, and ensure that his/her artists are doing the same.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create and develop fast elegant character rigs using Maya and select proprietary tools
  • Work with Modeling and Animation departments to facilitate articulate realistic appealing characters
  • Integration of characters and rigs into the production pipeline
  • Create User Interfaces and tools to assist animators
  • Work in partnership with R&D programmers, Animators, and Lighting tds to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard
  • Provide support to character rigs throughout production
  • Develop long-term strategies to automate character production
  • Collaborate with rigging supervisors from Method's international facilities to share ideas and ensure standards and consistency


Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years work experience in Feature film/broadcast VFX production, with 2 or more years supervising
  • Solid knowledge of rigging systems
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Maya
  • Provide reel, demonstrating both control systems and complex deformations
  • Solid time and project management skills - accessibility and willingness to collaborate is a must
  • Thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to character rigging and animation comprehension of core principles relating to rigging
  • Excellent understanding of anatomy, structure, dynamics, and character motion
  • Good understanding of the entire visual effects process, from shooting to modeling to texturing, animation and rendering
  • MEL and Python programming essential
  • Maya API C++ programming also a plus

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Pipeline Lead -- 3D Front End

Method pipeline leads help shape the evolution of our technologies and workflows to enable productions to work more quickly and efficiently. The 3D Front End Pipeline Lead has purview over everything within the 3D Front End realm. This includes broadly:

  • Modeling
  • Animation
  • Crowds
  • Layout
  • Tracking / Matchmoving
  • Technical Animation
  • Cloth
  • Hair Groom and Simulation

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead all projects withing the 3D Front End area of the pipeline
  • Meet with 3D Front End department leadership to identify issues and discuss priorities
  • Meet weekly with Head of Software and Project Manager for site to prioritize and schedule 3D Front End development tasks
  • Openly communicate schedule to software department and 3D Front End production leadership
  • Run regular "stand-up" meetings with developers for active development projects to confirm expected progress and identify issues
  • Work with developers to standardize central libraries
  • Architect, design, and plan software development
  • Guide other developers in building and implementing complex projects
  • Amend department standards over time based on needs
  • Get involved in code reviews and process pull requests
  • Provide point-of-contact from show pipeline support about 3D Front End pipeline
  • Meet one-on-one with each 3D Front End developer on a regular basis to provide and receive feedback
  • Work with developers to setup demos and communicate updates, new tools, and bugs to all of production
  • Quarterly travel to other Method sites to meet with developers and users.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Computer Science degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 5 years of experience in VFX development
  • 5+ years of Python experience
  • In-depth experience with Autodesk Maya
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working directly with production teams
  • Familiarity with other VFX applications (RV, Flame, Avid, Nuke, Houdini)
  • Familiarity with render farm software
  • Experience leading development teams
  • Expertise in C++ and shell scripting
  • Warm, welcoming personality

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Pipeline Lead -- 3D Rendering / FX

Method pipeline leads help shape the evolution of our technologies and workflows to enable productions to work more quickly and efficiently. The 3D Rendering / FX Pipeline Lead has purview over everything within the 3D Rendering / FX realm. This includes broadly:

  • Texture
  • Look Development
  • Lighting
  • FX


Responsibilities

  • Lead all projects withing the 3D Rendering / FX area of the pipeline
  • Meet with 3D Rendering / FX department leadership to identify issues and discuss priorities
  • Meet weekly with Head of Software and Project Manager for site to prioritize and schedule 3D Rendering / FX development tasks
  • Openly communicate schedule to software department and 3D Rendering / FX production leadership
  • Run regular "stand-up" meetings with developers for active development projects to confirm expected progress and identify issues
  • Work with developers to standardize central libraries
  • Architect, design, and plan software development
  • Guide other developers in building and implementing complex projects
  • Amend department standards over time based on needs
  • Get involved in code reviews and process pull requests
  • Provide point-of-contact from show pipeline support about 3D Rendering / FX pipeline
  • Meet one-on-one with each 3D Rendering / FX developer on a regular basis to provide and receive feedback
  • Work with developers to setup demos and communicate updates, new tools, and bugs to all of production
  • Quarterly travel to other Method sites to meet with developers and users.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Computer Science degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 5 years of experience in VFX development
  • 5+ years of Python experience
  • In-depth experience with Autodesk Maya and SideFX Houdini
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working directly with production teams
  • Familiarity with other VFX applications (Mari, RV, Flame, Avid, Nuke)
  • Familiarity with render farm software
  • Experience leading development teams
  • Expertise in C++ and shell scripting
  • Warm, welcoming personality

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Pipeline Lead -- Information Systems

Method pipeline leads help shape the evolution of our technologies and workflows to enable productions to work more quickly and efficiently. The Information Systems Pipeline Lead has purview over everything within the Information Systems realm. This includes broadly:

  • Timecard integration
  • HR production reports
  • Production web framework / UIs
  • Time logging
  • Artist and resource scheduling tools
  • Forecasting tools for resources
  • Web UIs for show creation, show archival
  • Data backup and recovery tools
  • Web development


Responsibilities

  • Lead all projects withing the Information Systems area of the pipeline
  • Meet with Information Systems department leadership to identify issues and discuss priorities
  • Meet weekly with Head of Software and Project Manager for site to prioritize and schedule Information Systems development tasks
  • Run regular "stand-up" meetings with developers for active development projects to confirm expected progress and identify issues
  • Work with developers to standardize central libraries
  • Architect, design, and plan software development
  • Guide other developers in building and implementing complex projects
  • Amend department standards over time based on needs
  • Get involved in code reviews and process pull requests
  • Provide point-of-contact from show pipeline support about Information Systems pipeline
  • Meet one-on-one with each Information Systems developer on a regular basis to provide and receive feedback
  • Work with developers to setup demos and communicate updates, new tools, and bugs to all of production
  • Quarterly travel to other Method sites to meet with developers and users.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Computer Science degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years of Python, C++, or other development experience
  • Experience with one or more web frameworks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


Preferred qualifications

  • Familiarity with VFX applications (Shotgun, RV, Flame, Avid, Nuke, Maya, Houdini)
  • Familiarity with Shotgun or Ftrack
  • Familiarity with render farm software
  • Experience leading development teams
  • Expertise in C++ and shell scripting
  • Warm, welcoming personality

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VFX Producer

Reporting to the Head of Production, the VFX Producer is responsible for facilitating the bidding process and the management of information flow for VFX projects. Attending client meetings, breaking down scripts, preparing bids, taking client requests, recording client notes, generating schedules, invoices and work orders are all part of the daily responsibilities of the VFX Producer.

The VFX Producer will also be called upon to assist in setting up and maintaining systems for in-house information flow and retrieval, and project management, in concert with the Supervising Producer. The VFX producer should always be looking for ways to streamline and improve communication and information flow as it pertains to VFX projects.

Additionally, the VFX Producer serves as a key front-line representative of the company and frequently deals directly with clients. This direct client interaction requires a highly professional demeanor and diplomacy.

Duties & Responsibilities

  •  Working with the VFX Supervisor and production management team to formulate project bids and breakdowns
  • Creating and maintaining the overall production schedule and project databases
  • Managing the client relationship and expectations in a diplomatic and professional manner
  •  Overseeing production coordinators to ensure the accurate production tracking of all shots through the pipeline to completion and client delivery
  • Managing the day-to-day resource requirements of the team and project, reporting to the Supervising Producer on all resource needs
  •  Overseeing all client deliverables, and ensuring milestones are met successfully
    Producing internal progress and external client reports
  • Monitoring the team’s performance and maximizing their creative potential


Qualifications

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a VFX Producer on live action feature film projects in an established VFX facility
  •  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  •  A thorough understanding of VFX and post-production processes and pipelines is essential
  •  Excellent people-management, communication and organizational skills, as well as an exceptional eye for detail
  • Capable of motivating and leading team with enthusiasm and clarity
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Filemaker Pro
  • Experience using Shotgun or similar production management software essential


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Technical Animator

The role of the Technical Animator is designing, simulating and delivering elements in shots that involve cloth, hair or other specialist technology. Working under the direction of the CG Supervisor, the Technical Animator collaborates with other 3D Leads including Layout, Animation, Modeling, Rigging and any other appropriate discipline.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with Model department to ensure geometry being simulated meets Technical Animation needs
  • Work with Rigging and/or Layout department to ensure geometry or rigs delivered to Technical Animation meets needs
  • Apply and simulate clothing, hair or other areas requiring technical animation
  • Analyze and fix any initial problems found and re-simulate as needed
  • Deliver simulated geometry to the production pipeline for further processing
  • Ensure that geometry delivered to production pipeline meets each department’s needs
  • Develop techniques to ensure the requested animated geometry will integrate into a photorealistic environment
  • Respond quickly to notes from the VFX/DFX or CG Supervisor(s) before or during dailies to ensure best possible quality is maintained
  • Optimize simulations to ensure best throughput including automating pinning of geometry etc.
  • Other duties as appropriate to the role and determined by supervisors


Qualifications

  • Good working knowledge in a production environment with Maya
  • Houdini knowledge a plus
  • Good working knowledge of hair, fur, and cloth simulation software such as Yeti, Shave & a Haircut, nCloth, and Marvelous Designer
  • Good working knowledge of rigging and muscle systems on live action feature film or television productions
  • Good understanding of sculpting geometry
  • Character animation experience on live action feature film or television productions
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an emphasis on inspired leadership
  • Tracking experience is desirable
  • A strong sense of self-motivation and ability to work with little supervision
  • Linux scripting experience, especially in Bash/Python is desirable

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Pipeline Lead - TD

Method pipeline leads help shape the evolution of our technologies and workflows to enable productions to work more quickly and efficiently. The TD Pipeline Lead has purview over everything within the TD realm. This includes:

  • Show TDs
  • ATDs


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead all TDs on, check in with each TD on site on a daily basis
  • Meet with Show leadership to identify issues and discuss priorities
  • Meet with Head of Software and Project Manager for site to prioritize and schedule TD support and development tasks
  • Run regular "stand-up" meetings with TDs for active development projects to confirm expected progress and identify issues
  • Work with developers to standardize central libraries
  • Ensure TD contribute to the code base according to software practices agreed at the company level
  • Get involved in code reviews and process pull requests
  • Provide point-of-contact from show pipeline support
  • Work with developers to setup demos and communicate updates, new tools, and bugs to all of production.


Required Qualifications

  • Computer Science degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 5 years of experience in VFX
  • 5+ years of Python experience
  • Experience working directly with production teams
  • Experience with VFX applications (Maya, Nuke, Houdini, RV...)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Warm, welcoming personality


Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with render farm software
  • Experience leading development teams
  • Expertise in C++ and shell scripting



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Lead Modeller

Reporting to the Head of 3D, and working with the project’s CG Supervisor, the Lead Modeller will help create and design accurate and efficient models in the assigned timeframe as outlined by the Supervisor. The Lead Modeller is responsible for ensuring high quality models and textures are produced by all Modellers. The position requires a high degree of technical skill and artistic judgement, as well as strong leadership, time management, and mentoring skills.

The Lead Modeller should have the ability to serve as a key front-line representative of the company and able to frequently deal directly with clients in challenging situations. Accordingly, a professional demeanor and diplomacy are important.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create models (characters, sets and props) as required by the project
  • Complete assigned modeling tasks in a timely manner
  • Set and refine technical standards for modellers to meet
  • Ensure all modellers are working within the Method pipeline
  • Ensure all dailies standards are enforced
  • Ensure all working files are efficiently organized
  • Vet all models created by modelling team for quality
  • Follow Supervisor directions, ensuring models created are accurate and effective
  • Interact with production team in a positive manner and take direction and criticism in good humour
  • Report technical problems and potential problems to Supervisors in a timely fashion
  • Fully comprehend the requirements on the designs thereby creating models true to their designs.  In particular:
    • Create models with appropriate point counts
    • Create models with valid and efficient UV layouts
    • Create models conforming to modern standards, being aware of penetrations, overlapping geometry, proper edge loops, etc.
    • Create models that can be exported cleanly to other packages used in the production


Qualifications

  • 5+ years Modelling experience, and at least 1 or 2 projects as a lead
  • Knowledge of Zbrush or Mudbox
  • Advanced knowledge of displacement map and normal map generation
  • Knowledge of one or more high-end 3D software packages such as Maya or Houdini
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and/or Gimp
  • Advanced knowledge of polygonal and patch geometry modeling
  • Advanced knowledge of material, texturing
  • Advanced knowledge of skeleton and rigging setup
  • Advanced knowledge of basic expression setup
  • Intermediate or higher knowledge of Linux
  • Scripting ability an asset
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Knowledge of keyframe animation
  • Excellent team player
  • Excellent file management skills
  • Excellent communication skills


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Senior Texture Artist

Reporting to the Model or Texture Lead and/or to the CG Supervisor (per project), the Senior Texture Artist will create textures as assigned by the CG Supervisor. The position requires a high degree of technical skill and artistic judgement.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create textures as assigned by Supervisor, following the creative direction of the production
  • Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Ensure all working files are efficiently organized and that all work complies with the studio’s technical standards and specifications
  • Create/modify texture workflow that can be used by other artists
  • Follow Supervisor directions, ensuring textures created are accurate and effective for all texture artists to use
  • Fully comprehend the requirements of the designs thereby creating models/textures true to their designs
  • Create and modify textures
  • Interact with production team in a positive manner and take direction and criticism in good humour
  • Set an example of good working practice for other artists
  • Report technical problems and potential problems to Supervisors in a timely fashion


Qualifications

  • 5+ years Texturing experience
  • Knowledge of industry-standard texture packages such as Mari, Zbrush,  Mudbox, or 3D Coat
  • Good knowledge of displacement map and normal map generation
  • Good knowledge of Maya
  • Advanced Photoshop proficiency
  • Technical understanding of colour space
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Excellent team player
  • Excellent file management skills
  • Good communication skills

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Animator

The Animator is responsible for the design and execution of high-level animation as assigned, for use in final compositing as part of the daily work. The position requires a high degree of technical skill and artistic judgement. In addition, the Animator may serve as a key front-line representative of the company and who may deal directly with clients in challenging situations. Accordingly, a professional demeanor and diplomacy are important.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with the Animation Supervisor, Animation Lead and other animators, as well as Production staff to provide animated rendered sequences as required by the project
  • Animate in various styles (creatures, realistic humans, motion capture, vehicles, etc.) as required by projects
  • Work with animation software (Maya) for visual effects intensive projects
  • Investigate and keep up to date on new and competing software packages and technology
  • Test provided rigs and giving appropriate feedback
  • Work closely with other departments on issues that affect the animation team, and vice versa
  • Modeling, texturing and surfacing, choreography, lighting, match moving and final rendering of CG elements if skills applicable, as needed
  • Other miscellaneous duties as required from time-to-time by the Animation Supervisor or Animation Lead as needed


Qualifications

  • Knowledge and work experience in Maya required
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in character and creature animation
  • Experience in live action animation (television or film) preferred
  • Additional animation software experience in other animation software an asset, especially in Houdini, XSI, and MotionBuilder
  • Knowledge of rigging is an asset
  • Knowledge of Nuke is an asset
  • Knowledge of Shotgun is an asset
  • Knowledge of scripting (MEL, python) is an asset
  • Working knowledge of motion capture is an asset

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VFX Production Coordinator

Reporting to the Production Manager, Visual Effects, the VFX Production Coordinator is responsible for the management of information flow during a project. Taking client requests, recording client notes, and monitoring the progress of the crew are all part of the daily responsibilities of the VFX Production Coordinator.

In addition, the VFX Production Coordinator serves as a key front-line representative of the company and frequently deals directly with clients. This direct client interaction requires a highly professional demeanor and diplomacy.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with production team and Pipeline to set up Shotgun
  • Ensure clear file structure is in place, create shot directories for all shots. As show progresses, keep on top of new directory needs, and work with artists to create directories when necessary
  • Participate in show set-up meetings, take notes from these meetings and confirm that all stages of set-up are documented and assigned
  • Introduce new artists to Shotgun and timesheets, ensure the crew is familiar with show procedures.  Ensure that all crew are added to appropriate email groups
  • Work with Method IO to set up data transfer procedures.  Upload and download material from ftp site / aspera, or establish how Method IO will handle downloads if appropriate
  • Monitor plate turnover dates and liaise with studio data team when plates come in
  • Maintain list of all roto and matchmove requests and target dates and completion status. Liaise with roto/mm coordinator to set priorities
  • Maintain database of shot data to include all material sent from client and request any missing material from client
  • Set up and maintain shot board
  • Work with supervisor and producer to create dailies playlist.  Work with editor to prepare dailies material before artists are in the theatre. Notify relevant artists when it is time to be in dailies. Let crew know if dailies is canceled or delayed
  • Take notes during dailies and review with supervisor before publishing to the crew.   Ensure all dailies notes are input into Shotgun and emailed to relevant artists and established email groups
  • Book rooms for client calls and meetings, and maintain all calendar events per production team
  • Set up cinesync sessions with proper playlist material established by client and supervisor.  Save and file all notes and cinesync images, review with supervisor and distribute appropriately
  • Participate in daily production meetings and artist rounds with production team and follow up on notes and action items that come from these
  • Walk the floor, gather artist needs, follow-up on action items. Have a general idea of what the team is working on; inform producer/supervisor when they know of issues that are happening on the floor
  • Maintain current list of all shots statuses and task assignments (through Shotgun and other means.)
  • Make sure artists are aware of targets and assure that they have all info and materials they need, and help them get it if they don’t
  • Create daily posting targets list and ensure all relevant artists are aware of targets.  Maintain communication to know when material is ready for review by supervisor, and notify producer if any targets will be missed
  • Complete submission forms per client specifications, and submit with every submission to client. Fling shots for delivery to client, prep any paper work that needs to go with it and update shotgun to reflect what’s been delivered
  • Collect client feedback and input into Shotgun, and notify relevant artists and email groups
  • Manage render farm priorities: work with crew to establish render needs, and with studio wranglers to ensure that available resource matches needs
  • Collect timesheets from crew, ensure they’re all complete and pass to producer for review and approval
  • Help with ordering / organizing lunch / dinner when working OT
  • On completion of project, ensure that all shot finals and plates are copied to the studio library/finals area.

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Tracking Artist

Reporting to the Tracking Supervisor, the Tracking Artist is responsible for the tracking of moving objects and moving cameras, within a scene. Responsibilities include preparing and importing shots with the correct data, to ensure they are ready to be tracked, and recreating camera/object motion so that it can be published to the studio.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Uses the tracking techniques, established by the facility, to prepare shots for production
  • Imports the motion to appropriate application and, using established techniques, sets up the shot to be tracked
  • Tracks items moving and rotating on all axes for the duration of the shot
  • Uses the required tracking software to re-create camera or object motion. Where auto-tracking will not work, the Tracking Artist will hand-track the camera track or object
  • Manages notes from Supervisor and ensure they are applied
  • Once tracking is complete, the tracked camera/object will go through the layout process, QC and published to the studio


Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience
  • Experience in tracking software such as 3DEqualizer, PFTrack is essential
  • Knowledge of Maya, Nuke, and Houdini is an asset
  • Able to take directions and adaptable to change
  • Good at improvising and problem-solving
  • Linux experience preferred

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Compositor

The Compositor is responsible for hands on operation of the compositing workstation. Design and execution of final composites for delivery of HD and Film projects is a daily requirement. The position requires a high degree of technical skill and artistic judgment. In addition, the Compositor serves as a key front-line representative of the company and frequently deals directly with clients. This direct client interaction requires a highly professional demeanor and diplomacy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with compositing software: Nuke
  • Maintain logs, data and work orders as required to efficiently track the status of work
  • Consult  with the Compositing Leads and/or Supervisor as well as the other artists on the team  - as required
  • Investigate and keep up to date on new and competing software packages and technology
  • Other miscellaneous duties as required from time-to-time by the VFX or Compositing Supervisors


Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience
  • Good working knowledge of Nuke
  • Experience in working with live action plates in film or television
  • Complete understanding of color correction, blue & green screen, roto, mattes and tracking technologies
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Have an excellent working knowledge of the technical and organizational aspects of the studio pipeline
  • Good working knowledge of Linux file systems an asset
  • Good working knowledge of render queues and related technologies and issues
  • Experience with Shotgun an asset

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Digital Effects (DFX) Supervisor

The Digital Effects (DFX) Supervisor ensures throughput of shots towards timely completion, via client’s approval, and maintains a functioning environment where the DFX Supervisor and client can focus on artistic performance without technology hindrance. The DFX Supervisor works with the VFX Supervisor, Producer and Production Manager and is responsible for developing a strong, flexible CG and 2D pipeline. This includes developing, maintaining (or approving) techniques, provide team-building through developing structure, lead artists roles and responsibilities. The DFX Supervisor also works with the Project Coordinator and Producer to facilitate scheduling of artists and resources and works with the VFX Supervisors to provide artistic and technical notes to the team. R&D, following CG elements from concept through final comp and overseeing all elements created by the CG team is also part of this role. The DFX Supervisor may be called upon to work “on the box” as an artist as show size and needs require.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Visual Targets and Quality

  • Addresses the body of work arriving from scanning. Previews for initial colour correction requirements and initial shot composite requirements
  • Monitors shot continuity in all aspects of quality control including final colour correction for timeable delivery
     

Team Building

  • View reels / recommend artists for interview
  • Attend interviews / interview candidates
  • Recommend candidates for hiring in consultation with leads

Team Training                           

  • Ensure leads are fluent with production techniques
  • Define crew training plans with leads
  • Oversee training of new team members
  • One-on-one training with team members
  • Assist leads where necessary with training 


Team Guidance

  • Facilitate production needs of every team member
  • Correct and caution team members as necessary
  • Maintain team morale / provide incentives 


R&D

  • Test new techniques and technology as necessary
  • Help leads and crew develop “one-off” techniques as necessary 


Scheduling and Daily Work

  • Team scheduling and shifts with Production team
  • Monitors resources, throughout each day, and delegates work priorities based on fluctuations in schedule and shot progress
  • Oversees the management of the render farm and resource workload.  Monitors render queue and reviews previous night logs for deviances, on a daily basis
  • Reviews progress of shots for deliveries, on a daily basis, and approves shots as ready for deliveries when the criteria are met
  • Occasionally performs as a Senior Compositor as needed, completing shots towards final and troubleshooting shot related issues

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Rigger

Working closely with the CG Supervisor and the Rigging Supervisor, the Rigger will be responsible for building robust and efficient rigs and working with the CG team to implement and support these rigs.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • With the CG Supervisor, Rigging, Animation, and Modeling Leads, identify the production's specific rigging needs
  • Design efficient rigs appropriate to the production’s needs
  • Advise modeling teams on suitability of models for rigging and any changes needed
  • Work with the CG team implementing the rigs and rigging the assets
  • Design and implement scripted solutions for maximum speed and efficiency of rigging
  • Work with leads and supervisors in the testing of rigged assets
  • During production, support all the rigged assets


Qualifications

  • Rigging knowledge in industry production software such as Maya or Houdini
  • Knowledge of other packages an asset, such as Motion Builder
  • Must have some experience as a rigger on high-end feature film productions
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an emphasis on inspired leadership required
  • A strong sense of self-motivation and ability to work with little supervision required
  • Linux scripting experience, especially in Bash/Python is desirable

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Compositor/Concept Artist - Encore VFX

Essential Skills

  • Excellent 2D skills and knowledge of traditional art techniques
  • Experience in creating photo-realistic style-frame for live action feature film and/or Television
  • An excellent understanding of anatomy, character design, color theory, perspective, lighting and composition
  • Be able to design a variety of original concepts including: interior and exterior environments
  • Be fluent working with digital media, primarily Adobe CC suite
  • Be able to think laterally, problem solve under tight deadlines, and quickly execute imaginative concepts from verbal and written direction
  • Communicate ideas clearly within a collaborative team environment
  • Comfortable working in Windows/and/or/Mac OS systems
  • Be a self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic
  • Hungry to learn and grow alongside like-minded, driven artists 


Desirable Skills

  • Experience with 3D software such as Maya, C4D, ZBrush, Mudbox or Modo
  • Experience in storyboarding sequences
  • Experience in traditional animation techniques such as cell-frame animation.
  • Good working knowledge of Nuke
  • Experience in working with live action plates in film or television
  • Complete understanding of color correction, blue & green screen, roto, mattes and tracking technologies

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Layout TD

The Layout TD creates full environments based on the instructions of the VFX and CG Supervisors using established studio tools and workflows outlined by the department Supervisor and Lead. The Layout TD will utilize tracking/matchmove data along with on-set materials and assets output from various departments to assemble and maintain shots for FX, Lighting, Animation, DMP and Compositing departments.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Report to Layout Department Supervisor
  • Based on instructions from the VFX, CG supervisors and layout lead, assemble and maintain assets into project/sequence/shot based environments
  • Assemble tracking/matchmove data into approved environment locations using studio tools and workflows
  • Apply retime data to any animated assets that are maintained under the layout department tasks
  • Follow studio pipeline and workflow standards setup and maintained by the Layout department Lead and Supervisor
  • Create entirely CG camera animation based on previs and/or details from the VFX Supervisor
  • Include proof of scale in layout set up
  • Created custom geometry assets when requested for lighting, FX and compositing departments
  • Attend all applicable dailies to review tasks when requested
  • Inform the Layout Lead and Department Manager of any additional tasks or priority requests
  • Contribute animation, rotomation, modeling and Previz skills when needed
  • Process on-set data when required, including photogrammerty, Totalstation, Lidar data for use in tracking, modeling and lookdev
  • Create proxy props and other models based on supplied set data/Totalstation/Lidar scans or other available survey information
  • Based on project requirements and studio resources, travel to on-set locations for data collection may be required
     

Qualifications

  • Minimum 1-3+ years VFX layout experience on feature films required
  • Strong knowledge of Maya with skills in cameras, modeling, animation and rendering
  • Knowledge of Houdini, Nuke, Vray, Zbrush, Speedtree essential
  • Scripting abilities in python and MEL a plus
  • Understanding of tracking/matchmove concepts and software including 3DEqualizer, Pftrack or Boujou
  • Some comprehension of photographic composition, understanding of cameras and the effects of different lenses on perspectives
  • Some animation grounding (preferred CG feature film character animation)
  • Some on-set data collection experience is a plus
     

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Production Accountant

The Production Accountant will be responsible in working with Producers and Head of Production to report on actual costs and forecast margin projections, reporting variance analysis and trends, providing inputs to true up project costs-to-date, and manage the forecast until the project completion. The Production Accountant is also responsible for month-end close, reconciliation of projected costs against month-end actuals, financial analysis and reporting. The candidate shall be organized, professional, flexible, responsive, and a team-oriented member who is hands-on, a good problem solver, and exhibits a proactive and transparent style.

Possessing a sense of urgency, the Production Accountant demonstrates an ability to work within a fast-paced and collaborative environment, deliver accurate and high-quality work on schedule, and has excellent skills in building relationships and communicating effectively.  Most importantly, this role is very responsive to a variety of internal and external client needs.  This role works with an intense propensity to get things done in a very organized manner with strong attention to details.

 Reporting to:

  • Direct reporting to Finance Manager
  • Indirect reporting to Producers and Head of Production


Duties & Responsibilities

  •  Assist Producers and Head of Production to prepare project budgets during film pre-production
  • Cost projects to actuals, analyze costs and expenditure, and provide weekly cost reports highlighting variances from plan during film production
  • Prepare projected income forecasts as the cost of labour and infrastructure fluctuate and report changes to management for decision making including initiation of change orders, mitigate cost overruns, and re-allocation of resources
  • Generate consolidated projected income forecast including current and bid projects
  • Initiate post mortem reviews on completed projects to highlight successes and weaknesses for improvements
  • Generate reports of actual and recent historical project performance that will assist the Bidding Producer in preparing quotes
  • Bill clients in accordance with agreed payment schedules or as triggered by change orders or advice from Producers
  • Journalize revenue and expense entries for month-end
  • Prepare month-end and year-end workings papers to reconcile GL accounts
  • Update quarterly or as needed on qualifying labour used in tax credit applications
  • Reconcile vendor accounts as requested from Corporate Accounts Payable department
  • Assist with ad-hoc analysis


Qualifications

  • Graduate degree and Minimum 3 years previous experience in an accounting role
  • Accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA), MBA considered a strong asset
  • Experience in tech or entertainment industry a plus
  • Strong analytical and organization skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong systems skills, especially MS Office Suite/Excel; experience with database systems or SAP a plus
  • Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with others with a strong ability to communicate to various internal and external customers
  • Able to plan, prioritize, and manage competing business unit priorities as well as meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Flexible to work extra or longer hours when needed
  • Solid understanding and demonstrated working knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures

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Senior Post Production Engineer - Encore Post Vancouver

The Sr. Post Engineer has a solid track record working in the technical and workflow environment of a post production facility in a complex 24/7 environment.  Organized, technically sound and credible, the Encore Engineer is flexible, responsive, and a team-oriented engineer who is hands-on, a good problem solver, and exhibits a proactive and transparent style.

The Sr. Post Engineer demonstrates an ability to work within a fast-paced and collaborative environment, has a strong background in post production workflows, and has excellent skills in building relationships, communicating effectively, and serving the needs of others. Most importantly, the Engineer is responsive and has a propensity to get things done.

 The Sr. Post Engineer installs and maintains all Encore video and audio-based equipment, systems and software. Responsibilities include helping the Operations staff by setting up and explaining the proper procedures for current and future equipment and systems and assisting them in identifying areas where improvements can be made.

The Sr. Post Engineer works to ensure continual smooth operations of our technical systems in a rapidly changing production environment.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning, construction and installation of all technical systems
  • Learn the basic operations of all equipment (in general) and acts a knowledge resource on select systems
  • Train operators on new software, workflows and procedures where applicable
  • Work with the Encore Engineering team
  • Analyze and repair equipment and system faults in a timely fashion
  • Minimize loss of service at times of equipment failure by rapidly identifying and implementing alternative methods of service provision
  • Perform routine maintenance and updates on all systems
  • Integrate new technology into the facility
  • Perform calibration on facility and client monitors and displays as required.
  • Keep abreast of constant changes in technology by investigating new systems, techniques and equipment
  • Maintain and updates facility technical drawings, databases and SOPs
  • Interpret and implement instructions and requests from clients and other colleagues
  • Propose ways to help improve systems and operating practices
  • Communicate effectively with team members and other departments
  • Is available to be on call as required
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5+ years experience within a production, Post Production, animation or VFX environment
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a project management or technical operations experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills, under pressure
  • Undergraduate degree / diploma in a related technology discipline
  • Familiarity with common applications used by Post, Encore and VFX.  Examples Resolve, Avid, EXD/OSD etc.
  • Familiarity with Linux, Windows and Mac OS in an enterprise environment
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and decision-making abilities
  • Adept at anticipating emerging issues then implementing tactics to address them
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting, written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional ability to adapt efficiently and effectively to a demanding and changing work environment managing flexible hours, multiple tasks, competing priorities and deadlines

About Encore

Situated in beautiful Vancouver, Encore offers file-based post production services,
including HDR mastering, 4K/8K workflows and in-facility and near-set dailies, along with
high calibre visual effects. As the jewel in the Deluxe crown, we work closely with our
studio partners to ensure a top-level experience across locations.
Encore specializes in delivering customized, quality services for episodic and long form
television, feature films, and commercials. Armed with a powerful technical infrastructure
and production-proven expertise, our talented creative teams deliver top tier colour,
editing, dailies and VFX for deadline-driven projects, while remaining agile enough to
anticipate and respond to the evolving needs of our studio partners.
An entertainment industry leader since 1985, we’ve deftly navigated major technology
transitions within post production to emerge as a pioneer in file-based workflows, high
resolution pipeline development, and HDR.
Encore is part of the Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.

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Digital Matte Painter (DMP)

The DMP is responsible for hands-on operation of a CG workstation to create efficient and photorealistic CG environments to be used across shots and sequences. The position requires a high degree of technical skill and artistic judgment.  A DMP Artist must be able to balance artistic needs with the production requirements and technical limitations of the software and hardware employed.  This is a cross-discipline role and requires exceptional abilities in modeling, matte/texture painting, lighting, rendering, shader writing and compositing, as well as a strong understanding of all facets of a CG production including colour.  This position requires constant attention to creating and enhancing efficiencies in the Method environment pipeline, and as such requires a person with a strong commitment to teamwork and technical excellence.  

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Understand all aspects of digimatte workflow
  • Create efficient digimatte scenes and workflows
  • Ensure that assigned shots fit in the continuity of a sequence and fulfill the vision of the VFX Supervisor
  • Ensure the quality of final shots
  • Troubleshoot technical production issues
  • Oversee and help optimize shots for rendering
  • Communicate creative and technical issues effectively
  • Must work within the Method pipeline and publish tools and scripts as prescribed
  • Must manage his or her disc space to fit within quota
  • Must have an ability to be adaptable when changes in priorities and schedules arise
  • Other miscellaneous duties as required from time-to-time by the Head of 3D 

Qualifications

  • Minimum two years experience as a CG artist, preferably as a DMP artist
  • Excellent artistic skills, with a particular emphasis on real-world lighting/photography an asset
  • An understanding of colour theory and LUTs
  • Good knowledge of Maya and/or possibly Houdini
  • Tool building and scripting knowledge an asset
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following, depending on show requirements
  • vray
  • mantra
  • mentalray
  • renderman
  • Knowledge of Nuke and Photoshop
  • Some scripting skills an asset
  • Python, hscript, mel, bash
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Able to take directions and adaptable to change
  • Good at improvising and problem-solving
  • Linux experience preferred


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Dailies Operator - Encore Post Vancouver

The Dailies Operator works in the technical and workflow dailies environment of a post production facility in a complex 24/7 environment.  Organized, technically sound and credible, the Dailies Operator is flexible, responsive, and a team-oriented individual who is hands-on, a good problem solver, and exhibits a proactive and transparent style.

The Dailies Operator demonstrates an ability to work within a fast-paced and collaborative environment, and has excellent skills in building relationships, communicating effectively, and serving the needs of others.

Duties & Responsibilities

Working in a fast-paced and busy dailies facility, the Dailies Operator is responsible for syncing, logging, rendering, QC, and delivery of various media for productions.

  • Syncing camera masters with associated audio files
  • Logging scene and takes accurately and consistently 
  • Applying LUTs and CDLs according to Production notes and instruction
  • Creating database files and accurate tape notes for all events in the session and building the notes package that will be sent to the client 
  • Rendering and QC’ing editorial media 
  • Rendering and QC’ing viewing media (ex. QT’s and DVD’s) 
  • Uploading/transmission of all media created in the session as per project specific requirements 
  • Related duties as assigned by the Dailies Supervisors

Qualifications

  • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Strong ability to work in a team environment 
  • Competency with Mac OSX and Windows operating systems
  • Competency with current software used in the film/TV industry – i.e. Avid Media Composer, Davinci Resolve, FCP, Adobe Premiere
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems effectively 
  • Demonstrated competence and understanding of video standards, file formats and ?technical documents 
  • Able to discern small details with eyes and ears 
  • Ability to remain focused for extended periods of time on detail-oriented tasks 
  • Previous experience working in dailies and experience using Colorfront EXD/OSD software are definite advantages
  • Flexibility to different shifts may be required 

This is a term position requiring rotating shift work including night and graveyard shifts. Overtime may be required. 

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Analyst I, Onside Support

The Analyst I, Desk Side Support is responsible for providing end user support for all applications software, network infrastructure and computing devices and peripherals. This includes working with internal and external resources, coordination of vendors and suppliers.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Will be the initial support level for basic customer issues and requests
  • Determine and identify the cause of the issue in order to determine a solution
  • Will identify issues such as physical layers, usernames and passwords
  • Will uninstall/reinstall basic software applications, verify proper hardware and software set-up and assist with navigation of application menus
  • Will perform basic onsite installations or replacements of various hardware components and software repair
  • Assist with installation of new software releases, system upgrades and patches
  • Maintain user account information including rights, security and systems groups
  • Perform basic installation, repairs and maintenance of telecommunications equipment
  • Basic administration of Network Operations systems, equipment and Business System applications
  • Ability to interact with vendors
  • Perform system backups and recovery
  • Special projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Two years college level course work in related field
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) a plus
  • Experience with Macintosh OS X up to , Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 10
  • Office 2007/2010/2016 for PC and Office 2004/2008/2011/2016 for MAC and other Microsoft products
  • Knowledge of Server 2003/2008 operating systems and basic Active Directory functionality a plus
  • Basic understanding of technologies including VoIP, TCP/IP
  • Basic telecom and mobile phone management
  • Basic knowledge of LAN and WAN systems and topology
  • Ability to interact with internal and external customers to resolve issues
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

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Assistant Technical Director (ATD)

Reporting to the Pipeline Supervisor, the Assistant Technical Director (ATD) will be involved in the creation and ongoing support of a large high-end visual effects pipeline and asset/project management system, as well as Maya or Houdini tools and utilities. This is a service-oriented role and the ATD should have a helpful, patient and accommodating personality.  

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work closely with production teams, artists, and supervisors to gather information on pipeline needs
  • Develop and maintain scripts to optimize various tasks for production
  • Create, package, and release tools and tool projects using proprietary technology
  • Debug problematic scenes in Maya, Houdini, Nuke, and other packages.
  • Work as triage, acting as the point person for production-related queries to the pipeline department, diagnosing technical issues and address them directly or escalate to the pipeline team
  • Validate issues of artists and clearly express technical issues that come from artists in a way that is reproducible
  • Identify workflow inefficiencies and work with artists and other pipeline teams to build systems to improve these inefficiencies
  • Monitor bug reports filed by productions


Qualifications

  • Programming experience, preferably in Python, C++, MEL, and/or java
  • Undergraduate or Graduate degree, ideally in a technical field
  • Good knowledge of CG software packages such as Maya, Houdini, Nuke
  • Excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Good understanding of relational databases and/or SQL
  • Familiarity with Bash/cshell/Linux a plus
  • Knowledge of render queuing software a plus
  • Experience in code-sharing, revision control
  • Experience writing or working with shaders for vray, Renderman, Mantra, Mental Ray or other production renderers an asset
  • Knowledge of Shotgun or asset management systems a plus

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Compositing Lead

The Compositing Lead manages both hands-on operation of a workstation as well as administration duties. Working closely with the Compositing Supervisor, the Compositing Lead aids with of project setup: show slate creation, tools (macros/plug-ins unique for a given show’s needs), establishing protocol for acquisition of plates and elements and establishing formats for dailies reviews. The Compositing Lead also helps with quality control and assisting artists, checking colour continuity for sequences and making luts for plates or Avid delivery.

The Compositing Lead reviews and reports the artists’ progress to the Composting Supervisor and Head of 2D on a regular basis.

The Compositing Lead occasionally serves as a key front-line representative of the company and frequently deals directly with clients. This direct client interaction requires a highly professional demeanor and diplomacy. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the quality of the work from the compositing team is of the highest of standards
  • Ensure proper work flow methodology for all artists - mentor the compositing team
  • Provide ongoing information and feedback to the Head of 2D and Composting Supervisor regarding issues in the Compositing department
  • Composite with Nuke


Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge Nuke
  • High level feature film experience in live action films
  • Complete understanding of color correction, blue & green screen, roto, mattes and tracking technologies
  • Guru level experience in Compositing
  • Possess extremely strong technical, artistic and leadership capabilities
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas


Core Technical Knowledge

  • Have an excellent working knowledge of the technical and organizational aspects of the studio pipeline
  • Have a good working knowledge of UNIX filesystems and strong command of the Bash shell on Linux or OSX
  • Have a good working knowledge of the studio's render queue and related technologies and issues
  • A good understanding of Wiki syntax and how a Wiki functions and is structured

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Look Development Artist

The Look Development Artist works with the Look Development Lead or Supervisor to define all the technical and creative aspects needed to create the appearance for CG assets for a particular project. The Look Development Artist should be able to use a variety of methods and renderers to satisfy a production’s creative needs.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with the show supervisors to create final looks, templates and materials for CG characters and environments to be used in production and interpret artistic direction from Supervisors.
  • Working with the lead of supervisor of a show, define shader requirements, creating shader networks in Maya and Houdini, modifying shader parameters, applying texture maps, and iteratively refining the look to accomplish the art direction goals and integrating solutions into production pipeline.
  • Participate as a team member in determining various design and technical solutions; provides feedback to other team members of the production.
  • Setup scene templates for Lighters and run shots under guidance of Lighting Supervisor.
  • Work closely with texture artists to create necessary texture maps for application to creatures, props and environments
  • Work closely with grooming artists and technical animators to create fur, hair, or cloth rigs for application to creatures, props and environments
  • Write and/or modify custom shaders, define standard render passes for a project
  • Work closely with Lead Lighting TD's and supervisors to ensure that all assets work within the scope of lighting & color pipeline requirements.
  • Work with a team of artists in a hands-on capacity to ensure technically and artistically proper implementation of look developed assets
  • Keep other supervisors apprised of issues arising in pre-production and shot production and offer creative solutions to those issues.


Qualifications

  • 3+ years production experience in feature film VFX, 5+ years preferred.
  • Experience in photo-real material/surfacing look development in visual effects production.
  • Experience in shot lighting and finaling.
  • Experience with fur and hair grooming and cloth simulation
  • Superior eye for light, shade, color, and detail in creating photo-real shaders and materials.
  • A passion for highly detailed work on a mix of characters, hard-surface assets and environments.
  • Able to create photorealistic textures from reference and clean UV layouts
  • Ability to balance quick turnaround with achieving a high degree of aesthetic quality.
  • Be willing to share knowledge and experience with others
  • Must possess strong initiative, excellent communication, time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative environment, taking direction positively from the Leads and Supervisors while keeping production staff updated on progress and scheduling conflicts.
  • Must have advanced experience with Autodesk Maya, Mental Ray, Adobe Photoshop and a variety of rendering technologies.
  • Must have experience modifying shading network GUI's and defining templates for other artists.
  • Familiarity with zBrush, Mudbox, Crazy Bump, Mari or other texture and normal/displacement map generation is a plus.
  • Experience with Maya hair, Yeti, Shave and a Haircut, and nCloth an asset
  • Possess familiarity with asset management systems and procedures.
  • Experience with shader programming for Mental Ray and / or Renderman (RSL, Slim templates, etc.) and scripting/programming languages (python, MEL, PERL, C, C++) is a plus.
  • Linux experience preferred
  • TriPlanar and camera projection experience a plus

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Lighting Artist

Lighting Artists are responsible for hands on operation of a CG workstation to create desired lighting effects across shots and sequences. The position requires a high degree of technical skill and artistic judgment.  Although more of an artistic role than a technical role, some technical understanding is beneficial.  A Lighting Artist must be able to balance artistic requirement with the technical limitations of the software and hardware employed.  


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Set an example of good working practice for other Lighters
  • Work with and support the Lead Lighter, CG Supervisor and VFX Supervisor to fulfill the creative vision of the show within technical parameters
  • Help create and/or modify lighting templates to be used by entire crew
  • Help ensure the quality of final shots
  • Troubleshoot technical production issues, especially those related to lighting
  • Oversee and help optimize shots for rendering
  • Must work within the Method pipeline and publish tools and scripts as prescribed
  • Must manage his or her disc space to fit within quota
  • Communicate creative and technical issues effectively
  • Be aware of inefficiencies in any area of the pipeline that are impacting the lighting artists’ ability to work efficiently, and flag these issues as necessary
  • Work to help correct inefficiencies with the artists and TDs available
  • Other miscellaneous duties as required from time-to-time by the Lighting Artist


Qualifications

  • Minimum two years experience as a lighter
  • Excellent artistic skills, with a particular emphasis on real-world lighting/photography an asset
  • Full understanding of colour theory and LUTs
  • Expert knowledge of Maya and/or possibly Houdini - Tool building and scripting knowledge an asset
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following, depending on show requirements:
  • Vray
  • Mantra
  • Mentalray
  • Renderman
  • Knowledge of Nuke and Photoshop an asset
  • Some scripting skills an asset (Python, hscript, mel, bash)
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Able to take directions and adaptable to change
  • Good at improvising and problem-solving
  • Linux experience preferred

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Contact

For general recruitment enquiries please contact: van-r0f2e6ecruie1082ting@5a080methocfc8ddstud26ae7ios.c16dfcom4e

Please bear in mind that due the number of applications we receive, you will only hear back from us regarding suitable applications to open positions.

 
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