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Arc Productions Recruiting Modeler

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MODELERS – Toronto

Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Modelers to join our team. With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent producers to life in a wide array of formats: theatrical features, television, DVDs, shorts and game cinematics.

JOB TITLE: Modeler

DEPARTMENT: Modeling/Rigging

REPORTS TO: Head of Modeling/Rigging

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Modeler utilizes Maya to create CG models for an assigned show. This role must anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any model performance issues, provide support to more junior team members, and ensure overall adherence to all Arc Productions pipeline protocols.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Utilize Maya to build and execute complex CG models for an assigned show that meet all technical and creative requirements and are compatible within the production pipeline
Maintain a convention of naming structures for all models and ensure that Maya files are clean and optimized
Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any model performance issues with assistance from key stakeholders
Provide support to more junior team members by providing artistic direction and assisting with technical difficulties
Ensure overall adherence to all Arc Productions pipeline protocols.
Keep up to speed with current industry trends

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

3-4 years CG modeling experience in a Maya production environment, with proven modeling abilities
Completed post-secondary education in 3D animation or other relevant area of study
Full working knowledge of Maya’s modeling techniques
Strong background in traditional art with a good sense of form, proportion, and scale
Strong understanding of anatomy and perspective
General understanding of animation styles and techniques as well as a good comprehension of animation production for film and/or television
Good comprehension of the animation production pipeline as a whole with an understanding of adjacent department workflows as well as how modeling interacts with the overall production process
Good creative and technical problem solving skills with the ability to check own work
Ability to learn quickly and comprehend custom in-house production tools
Good communication skills with the ability to work productively and willingness to take initiative in a team environment
Ability to prioritize tasks, meet tight deadlines, and perform to standard in a fast-paced environment
Basic rigging skills
Scripting and programming skills an asset

Thank you for your interest but only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Please apply at our website @ http://www.arcproductions.com/careers
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