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Los Angeles

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Description

Method Studios is currently in search of a tracker. The primary focus of this position is in mono.

Responsibilities
  • Supervise the tracking of CG elements so that both camera and objects match live-action footage in a 3D environment and maintain consistent shot quality
  • Report to Layout Supervisor regarding on-set supervision, the integration of on-set data, tracking details, Previz, animation support, layout scenes, and Outsource Material unification.
  • Work with production to create matchmove schedules and project targets for designated show
  • Define any specific matchmove tools required for the show and identify any additions or modifications
  • Act as the point of contact between Matchmove and show supervisors
  • Assist with any technical/production issues and utilize camera knowledge and on-set skills when necessary
  • Responsible for camera tracking, matchmove and layout work on shots, object tracking, Rotomation, and Previz when needed
  • Tracking shots in Syntheyes
  • Utilization of Layout in Maya
  • Learn facility pipeline to be able to provide cameras and layouts from tracking/layout to the other departments
  • Strong critical thinking on layout and pipeline procedures
Qualifications
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in film and commercial work
  • Proficiency in 3D Equalizer, Maya, and Boujou
  • Proven Matchmove experience in a large feature-film VFX production environment
  • Knowledge of Maya, 3D tracking softwares (Syntheyes, Pftrack, Boujou, etc.), and Nuke
  • Knowledge of Shake and tracking experience in Shake an advantage. experience with other tracking software such as Matchmover also an asset
  • Must have general animation experience
  • Must be able to model and manipulate geometry for scene reconstruction and to aid tracking
  • Must demonstrate an eye for detail and precision with strong problem-solving skills
  • Must have a solid understanding of camera movement and filming techniques
  • General understanding of linux/unix-based operating systems
  • Must embrace the essential components of a strong team: open communication, trust, respect, loyalty, and shared vision.
  • Good at taking direction and implementing changes with quick turn-around
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Overall commitment to excellence and a willingness to work in a team environment in achieving goals and completing projects