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Axis Animation Recruiting Nuke Compositors, Systems Administrator, Pipeline Technical Director & Mid and Senior Animators

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Nuke Compositors


Are You An Experienced Nuke Compositor Looking For A Change?

Axis Animation Are Looking To Hire An Experienced Compositor On A Freelance Basis, To Work Across A Variety Of Vfx Projects Onsite In Our Axis Based Vfx Studio

The Compositors Primary Function Is To Seamlessly Integrate All The Layers Or Elements Of A Shot, Including Live-action And Computer Graphic Elements, And Work Closely With Visual Effects Supervisors And Cg Supervisors To Composite The Numerous Elements That Complete A Visual Effects Shot.
Please Note All Applicants At Time Of Application Must Have Full Working Rights For The Uk And Hold An Appropriate Visa Where Applicable.


2d Tracking, Matte Extraction, Layering Of Elements And Colour Grading.
Blue/green Screen Extractions.
Seamless Integration Of Live Action, Miniature And Cgi Sources.
Follow Production Pipelines.
Develop Creative Approaches And Problem-solving.
Take Part In Daily Reviews.


Professional Experience Working With Nuke Pipelines
Previous Experience In A Vfx Environment
An Understanding Of The Whole Film Pipeline
An Education Or Interest In Real World Lighting And Photography

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Systems Administrator


You’ll Be A Personable, Pro-active, Self Starter Who Thrives Working In A Fast Paced Environment, Capable Of Handling Operational Tasks In Support Of Both General It Systems And In The Operation Of Render Farm Systems. With Good Communication Skills As Well As Analytical And Problem-solving Abilities, The Ideal Candidate Will Have An Understanding And/or Appreciation Of The Challenging Nature Of The Animation/vfx Industry. An Ability To Make Decisions And Perform Well Under Pressure Is Essential.

The Systems Administrator Will Be Responsible For The Installation, Maintenance And Performance Of Systems Hardware And Software, Including Servers, Network Devices, Workstations And Associated Kit. This Individual Will Be Responsible For Supporting And Implementing Systems Within Our Glasgow, Bristol And London Studios, Ensuring That System Hardware And Software And General Operating Systems Are Functioning As Required, Enabling The Teams To Work Effectively And Efficiently.


Perform Daily System Monitoring, Verifying The Integrity And Availability Of All Hardware, Server Resources, Systems And Key Processes, Reviewing System And Application Logs.
Perform Regular Security Monitoring To Identify Any Possible Intrusions.
Participate In Administration Of Backup Operations.
Perform Regular File Archival And Purge As Necessary.
Create, Change, And Delete User Accounts Per Request.
Support Workstation Management, Imaging, And Configuration.
Ensure Proper Documentation Of Systems And Procedures.
Support Physical Security Systems And Ensure Proper Functioning.
Support In-house Application Configuration And Usage.
Maintain Asset Tracking Systems To Ensure Best Management Of Resources.
Assess, Troubleshoot, And Resolve User Hardware/software Issues
Repair And Recover From Hardware Or Software Failures
Maintain Floating License Servers.
Apply Os And Firmware Patches And Upgrades.
Upgrade And Configure Infrastructure Systems And Software Per As Needed.
Maintain Server Room And Colocation Facility Environmental And Monitoring Equipment.
Other Duties And Projects As Assigned.

Necessary Requirements

Centos / Redhat Linux
Samba And Nfs Configuration In Multiplatform Environment
Knowledge Of Windows 7 Pro Including Installation And Configuration
Windows Server Os And Active Directory
Strong Working Knowledge Of Linux Including Command Line
An Understanding Of Servers, Networking, Storage And Render Systems For Troubleshooting Purposes

Desirable Requirements

Python Coding
Shell Scripting
Lan/wan Networking
Experience Of Troubleshooting Creative Programs Such As Maya,houdini, Photoshop, Nuke, Fusion

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Pipeline Technical Director


Axis Vfx Seeks An Exceptional Pipeline Technical Director To Join Our Research And Development Team On An Ongoing Basis, Working Onsite In Bristol.
Research And Development Collaborate With All Departments To Design, Develop And Maintain Artist Tools Alongside Core Applications And Services Used By Axis Vfx. These Include: Review Tools And Pipeline, Production And Asset Tracking Services, Software Environment Management And More. Together These Systems Form The Building Blocks That Enable The Data Creation And Flow Required For Delivery Of Final Content.

As Pipeline Td You Would Help Support A Wide Range Of Departments Such As Editorial, Animation And Lighting, Along With Their Interdepartmental Workflows And Processes; Solve Technical Challenges To Make Projects A Reality; And Help Adopt New Technologies Such As Cloud Computing And Game Engine Rendering.
Candidates Must Be Willing And Able To Work Onsite In Bristol, And We May Be Able To Provide Visa Sponsorship For Exceptional Candidates. This Role Offers Opportunities On Both A Freelance And Permanent Contract Basis.


Develop Pipeline Tools And Processes To Meet Production Needs
Work With The Head Of R&d To Design And Prioritize Production Needs
Ensure Tools And Processes Meet The Global Pipeline Framework And Tracking Systems
Test And Debug Tools And Process To Ensure Stability And Usability
Act As A Liaison For Communicating Technical Issues To Production, R&d And It
Educate Artists On How To Work With The Pipeline
Create And Update Documentation Explaining Our Processes And Tools


3+ Years Of Experience In Animation Or Visual Effects For Film Or Television
Experience Developing For Shotgun, Ftrack Or Other Production Tracking Software
Experience Developing For Maya, Nuke Or Houdini
Strong Experience In Python
Excellent Communication, Troubleshooting And Debugging Skills
Ability To Work Independently And As Part Of A Team
Strongly Preferred
Experience With Pyqt / Pyside/ Shotgun
Experience In Django, Flask Or Web Development
Experience In Designing And Building Database Systems
Working Knowledge Of C++

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Mid & Senior Animators


Axis Animation Are Expanding Their Animation Team And Are Looking To Hire An Experienced Team For A Large Vfx Series To Work Onsite In Glasgow Mid September Onwards. The Animation Will Lean Towards The Extreme, Think Looney Tunes And Roger Rabbit And Require Our Main Animated Character To Perform Alongside His Live Action Counterpart.
Animators Should Have A Background In Cartoony Production, With Expertise In Highly Stylised Pushed Animation – Think Sony Imageworks, Not Pixar.


Cartoony, Character Keyframe Animation.
Facial Keyframe Animation.
Camera Layout/previs.
Scene Caching And Clean Up.


Accomplished Examples Of Keyframe Animation, Both Character Acting And Full Body.
Thorough Knowledge Of Autodesk Maya Is Essential.
Good Communication Skill And Ability To Work Interactively With Production And Other Departments To Solve Production Challenges.
Strong Understanding Of The Principles Of Animation, With A Keen Eye For Character Pose And Staging.
Good Knowledge Of Cinematography.
Experience With Maya Camera Sequencer A Plus.
Experience Working With Maya Trax And Blending Animation Clip Data.
A Thorough Knowledge And Understanding Of Basic Artistic Human Anatomy.
A Thorough Knowledge And Understanding Of Basic Human Kinetics.
A Thorough Knowledge And Understanding Of Basic Real World Physics And Their Application For Animation.
Proven Production Experience Within A Team Min. 3 Years.

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