Added by on 2017-04-22

Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Modeling Supervisor

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Modeling Supervisor

Blizzard Entertainment Is Looking For A Cinematic Character Modeling Supervisor To Oversee The Artistic, And Technical Development Of The Character Modeling Department In Our Full Cg Productions. This Would Include Leading The Team In Achieving The Artistic Vision Of The Director And Art Director. This Person Must Be Comfortable Working With Art Direction That Ranges From Realistic To Highly Stylized Character Design. Additionally, This Person Should Have A Strong Technical Background In The Character Modeling Process And Would Determine The Technical Needs For The Team By Coordinating The R & D, Tools, Production Tech, And Information Technology / Infrastructure Teams. This Person Will Also Help Determine The Future Direction Of The Character Modeling Team, And Will Share The Responsibility Of Managing And Problem Solving For The Team.

Responsibilities

Provide Artistic Supervision To The Character Modeling Team. Lead The Team Artistically By Guiding Them In Achieving The Projects’ Artistic Vision.
Extensive Knowledge Of Various Modeling And 3d Packages (Maya, Zbrush, Mudbox), In A Cg Production Environment.
Work With Our Concept Team To Come Up With Innovative Designs For A Wide Range Of Characters And Props.
Help Develop And Maintain All Aspects For The Character Modeling Team Pipeline. Work With The Team To Develop Workflows, Techniques And Practices As Well As Identify, Develop And Maintain Current Modeling Tools.
Work With Rigging/sim And Animation To Ensure That High Quality Character Performances Can Be Achieved In Production.
Review Models To Ensure Visual Quality, And Identify Technical Issues.
Work With Up And Downstream Departments To Help Develop The Best Possible Workflow For The Projects.
Work With The Department Manager To Determine The Future Needs Of The Team Including Hardware, Software, Methods And Staffing.
Supervise Artists And Provide Work Direction, Performance Reviews, And Coaching For The Team.
Administer Staffing Decisions That Help Achieve Both Short And Long Term Goals Of The Character Team.
Work With Production To Help Create And Manage Team Schedules And Ensure Proper Workflow Throughout The Department.
Partner With The Senior Management To Manage Career Paths Of The Team.

Requirements

Passion For Wide Range Of Visual Style (From Hyper-real Look To Stylized Cartoon Look)
Strong Knowledge Of Anatomy
Strong Eye For Details When It Comes To Translating A Concept Design Into Functional/production Ready 3d Models
Solid Experience With Blend Shape Creation And Overall Character Performance Enhancement Process (Post Animation Shot Sculpt Fixes)
Able To Create Complete Character Modeling Solutions
Able To Problem Solve Faulty /problematic Character Models
A Minimum Of 5 Years’ Experience As A Character Modeling Artist
Up-to-date Knowledge Of The Latest Hardware And Software
Strong Leadership And Management Skills
Excellent Artistic And Technical Problem Solving Skills
Strong Understanding Of Current Modeling Process/technology

Pluses

A Passion For Video Games, And Film
Solid Understanding Of Blizzard’s Unique And Wide Range Of Visual Styles
Extensive Experience With Character Modeling In Vfx Studios Or Animated Feature Studios
Solid Understanding Of Character Look Development Process
Programming Experience In C / C++, Python
Understanding Of The Facs Process

To Apply Please Submit A Pdf Of Your Resume And Any Links To A Portfolio Or Reel You Wish Us To Review. Also Include A Breakdown Of The Work Presented On Your Reel.

Blizzard Entertainment Is A Global Company Committed To Growing Our Employees Along With The Business. We Offer Generous Benefits And Perks With An Eye On Providing True Work / Life Balance. We’ve Worked Hard To Foster An Intensely Collaborative And Creative Environment, A Diverse And Inclusive Employee Culture, And Training And Opportunity For Professional Growth. Our People Are Everything. Our Core Values Are Real, And Our Mission Has Never Changed. We Are Dedicated To Creating The Most Epic Entertainment Experiences…ever. Join Us!

Apply here:- https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/oTk95fwb
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