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Bardel Entertainment Inc Recruiting FX Artist, CG Supervisor, Lighting/Comp Artist, Lead Harmony Animator & 3D Character Animator

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FX Artist

Description

Position Overview:

Do you have an eye for visual effects that stands out from the norm? Are particles, liquids, smoke and other effects part of your creative world? We are calling out forFX artists to join our dynamic teams.
As an FX Artist, you are responsible for creating and conceptualizing CG FX Sequences where aesthetic, creative, and technical quality standards of the production are met. It is through FX that changes the impact of a scene, making it more appealing.

Deliverables and Responsibilities:

Demonstrate a broad range of FX abilities in a collaborative environment to conceptualize and create the overall look, attitude and style of the FX.
Actively promote and communicate sound solutions to technical and creative issues related to FX. Create natural and supernatural effects (ie, water, smoke, dust, lightning, bubbles, fire, storms, shadows, blurs, explosions, etc) to contribute to the character, location, or atmosphere, providing suggestions and recommendations on technique and elements in the context of the scene.
Maintain and communicate a strong knowledge of innovative FX animation technologies.
Be confident in your creative vision but flexible and open-minded to alternate ideas. Assist in creating an “FX Production Style Guide” as-needed.
Meets project deadlines and milestones, as set by Series Director / Episodic Director and the production department.
Demonstrates good written and verbal communication, and exhibits a collaborative, supportive approach to working with other team members.

Required Skills & Experience:

Must have demonstrable production experience to create smoke, water, fire, and electrical effects in a TV series context.
Must maintain high aesthetic quality with quick turnarounds using a mix of FX rigs and one-off FX using Maya with some RealFlow.
Animation/VFX experience preferred.

Why Work at Bardel?

We’ve got great people here. Bardel offers ongoing opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on influential new industry projects. You’ll also be given the opportunity to collaborate and learn from other influential career minded Directors, Producers, etc from around the world.

Thank YOU!

We thank all applicants for applying, however due to the number of applications, we can only contact successful applicants to arrange a specific interview time.

Note: Only current BC residents who are also Canadian Citizens or have Permanent Resident status can be considered at this time.

Apply here:- http://bardel.ca/now-hiring/?bd-job=FX+Artist&bd-job-id=job_20150418052615_6YOYM6IOH5DKTNUJ
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CG Supervisor

Description

Position Overview:

We need someone who can supervise, manage, create and administer a digital production pipeline for current productions, requested tests, promos, and other small projects. This role will be responsible for helping with budgets as required by corporate, to attend client meetings and conference calls as required, and to participate in interviews with potential new staff.
The CG Supervisor will act as the CEO’s, Producer’s and Director of Production’s representative and will liaise between the Producer (or designees) and all digital production staff within the Producer’s facility and any other outside studios with respect to 3D and Digital Productions. The CG Supervisor will ensure that the Project has a consistent quality and style as established in consultation with the Art Director, Lead Character Designer, Directors and Producer, and will also ensure that the project is of the highest quality possible within the parameters of the production schedule and budget.

Essential Requirements:

Must have at least 5 years experience working in the animation industry (10 years preferred), including a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of CG, including animation and VFX
Must have excellent communication, problem-solving and people management skills
Must be a motivated, flexible, team player who can inspire and provide leadership

Duties & Responsibilities:

Work with the CG departments to establish the overall CG pipeline, workflow, and directory structures for the production and possible new productions (tests, promos, etc.)
Coordinate scene retakes and review final shots with the Directors
Distribute work and set deadlines for the CG departments; manage and measure work, set clear objectives and monitor process, progress and results
Technically interpret the Director’s vision to the CG departments, while ensuring the artistic quality, content and continuity of the series is kept and that all artistic and technical components of the series are achieved
Pro-actively provide creative ideas and solutions for morale, technology, pipelines, manpower and interpreting artistic vision
Travel to designated locations when required by the Executive Producer and Producer
Incorporate artistic changes as per the Director, Executive Producer and Producer when requested.
Pro-actively learn new software and technology as it applies to animation and the digital industry
Schedule, mediate and compile a final Post-Mortem report which will include an analysis of the successes, failures and lessons learned during the production process.
Assist in managing CG departments by providing clear direction and leadership
Mentor CG department supervisors and individuals to encourage the growth of Bardel

Why Work at Bardel?

We’ve got great people here. Bardel offers ongoing opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on influential new industry projects. You’ll also be given the opportunity to collaborate and learn from other influential career minded Directors, Producers, etc from around the world.

Thank YOU!

We thank all applicants for applying, however due to the number of applications, we can only contact successful applicants to arrange a specific interview time.

Note: Only current BC residents who are also Canadian Citizens or have Permanent Resident status can be considered at this time.

Apply here:- http://bardel.ca/now-hiring/?bd-job=CG+Supervisor&bd-job-id=job_20150605223632_CHJ6IQWBPU06DHKP
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Lighting/Comp Artist

Description

Do you believe so strongly in effective lighting being a vital contribution to cinematic storytelling? Are you also detail-oriented to the point of minor obsession when it comes to compositing and effects integration? We are currently looking for a brilliant Lighting/Comp Artist to join us on an amazing production team.

What You Will Be Doing:

Working collaboratively with other artists and animators, demonstrating a broad range of technical and creative abilities to effectively deliver the overall look, attitude and style of the character / set lighting and composition
Assisting Supervisors in resolving technical issues and in developing tools, scripts, plug-ins and any other frameworks needed to streamline the lighting and compositing process
Exercising a keen eye for creative continuity as well as QC regarding potential technical errors, and being a proactive problem-solver when seeking resolution to production challenges
Adding 2D FX as required, working with 3D FX artists to achieve effects requirements
Ensuring all final composited scenes are output in accordance with the technical requirements of editorial and for the project, ensuring that all required layers are included in the final comp, using approved light rigs to match the look of the show
Meeting project deadlines and milestones, including weekly quotas, as set by Series Director / Episodic Director and the production department
Demonstrating a willingness to support less experienced artists, providing them with guidance and instruction in your areas of department focus

What You Bring:

Must have previous Film / TV production experience
Rock-solid understanding of traditional lighting and compositing techniques and principles
Strong technical background with ability to grasp new programs and systems quickly
2D FX experience
Demonstrating excellent written and verbal communication and a collaborative, supportive approach to working with other team members
High degree of self-direction and strong work ethic is an absolute must

Pluses:

Advanced technical computer animation knowledge such as lighting rigs, rendering, dynamics, and other related scripting and tools aspects
Background in traditional animation, visual arts and life drawing, with expertise in rendering hand-drawn effects and concept art
Experience with R&D requirements gathering and writing for production documentation and/or creating templates- technical and pipelines, art bibles, style guides, naming conventions
On-set lighting production or editing suite experience

Why Work at Bardel?

We’ve got great people here, and for good reasons. Bardel offers a generous benefit package, regular social events and ongoing opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on prominent and exciting industry projects. You’ll collaborate with other influential, career-minded creative professionals from around the world.

Thank YOU!

We thank all applicants who express an interest in being part of the Bardel team. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions received, we are unable to respond to all who apply. If we determine that you are a compelling match for one of our currently open roles, we will get in touch.

Apply here:http://bardel.ca/now-hiring/?bd-job=Lighting%2FComp+Artist&bd-job-id=job_20150605223800_GEZMLRYIR9IJUJTP
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Lead Harmony Animator

Description

We are looking for a Lead Harmony Animator to join our talented team. In this position, you will conceptualize and create (2D) Animation sequences, under the direction of the Director, in accordance with the aesthetic, creative and technical quality standards of the project. This is also a position where you will supervise and review the efforts of the animation team, ensuring that deadlines are met and creative goals are achieved.

What will you be doing:

Supervise and direct all efforts of the animation team.
Demonstrate a broad range of Animation abilities in a collaborative environment to conceptualize and create the overall look, attitude and style of the character animation.
Actively promote and communicate sound solutions to technical and creative issues related to Animation.
Exercise strong leadership and communication skills to the team to ensure that animation assigments are understood and completed as per instructed.
Maintain and communicate a strong knowledge of innovative animation technologies.
Mentor and lead by example less experienced artists, providing them with support, guidance and instruction in areas that provide for their artistic and professional growth.
Cultivate and maintain a creative and successful working relationship with the director. Be confident in your creative vision but flexible and open-minded to alternate ideas
Meets project deadlines / milestones, as set by project leads, and the production department.
Actively participate in team / department meetings. Consistently exercises sound judgment in all areas of performance.
Assist in creating an “Animation Production Style Guide” as-needed.

Why Work at Bardel?

We’ve got great people here. Bardel offers ongoing opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on influential new industry projects. You’ll also be given the opportunity to collaborate and learn from other influential career minded Directors, Producers, etc from around the world.

Thank YOU!

We thank all applicants for applying, however due to the number of applications, we can only contact successful applicants to arrange a specific interview time.

Note: Only current BC residents who are also Canadian Citizens or have Permanent Resident status can be considered at this time.

Apply here:- http://bardel.ca/now-hiring/?bd-job=Lead+Harmony+Animator&bd-job-id=job_20150527065511_DVAAVXBV8KQXLYKS
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3D Character Animator

Description

Do you love to explore a great story through expressive character movement? Have a remarkable grasp of weight, timing, lip sync and posing? We are in search of a talented 3D Character Animator who can conceptualize, create and execute quality animation sequences through an impressive proficiency with digital tools in a collaborative team setting.
Under the direction of the Lead Animator/Director, you will be tasked with meeting the show’s established style and technical requirements, maintaining a professional demeanour while taking direction, meeting production deadlines and adapting to shifting priorities.

What You Will Be Doing:

Demonstrating a broad range of 3D Animation proficiencies in conceptualizing and creating the overall look, attitude and style of the character animation
Possessing a solid working knowledge of CG animation technologies and necessary production environments and tools
Actively displaying confidence, ability and sound judgement in all areas of performance, such as immediately notifying supervisors regarding any technical or creative problems that may impact quotas or deadlines, and communicating solutions
Meeting assigned project quotas, deadlines and other objectives set forth by project leads and the production department
Mentoring less experienced artists and leading by example, providing support, guidance and instruction in areas that provide for artistic and professional growth
Actively participating in team and department meetings

What You Bring:

Must have TV / Film production experience
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Proficiency in Maya, Flash or Harmony
Online demo reel demonstrating your best work in bringing characters to life using motion and emotion

Pluses:

Background in traditional hand-drawn animation, visual arts and life drawing, with a solid grasp of movement and form
Experience with acting, live action or staging
Advanced technical computer animation knowledge such as dynamics, scripting and tools

Why Work at Bardel?

We’ve got great people here, and for good reasons. Bardel offers a generous benefit package, regular social events and ongoing opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on prominent and exciting industry projects. You’ll collaborate with other influential, career-minded creative professionals from around the world.

Thank YOU!

We thank all applicants who express an interest in being part of the Bardel team. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions received, we are unable to respond to all who apply. If we determine that you are a compelling match for one of our currently open roles, we will get in touch.

Apply here:- http://bardel.ca/now-hiring/?bd-job=3D+Character+Animator&bd-job-id=job_20150418011417_2SJ3KGCJ30SMSGDO
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