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Blue Sky Studios Recruiting FX TD, Compositor, Animation, Character Simulation TD and Lighting TD

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FX, TD, Temp (Job Number: FFE0003007)

Description

A Temporary FX TD is responsible for the look development, creation, and implementation of visual effects for CG projects using proprietary and off-the-shelf tools. This role may be expected to create either stylized or photorealistic natural phenomena with or without concept art. Experience with particle and fluid simulations is required. Broad technical skills and creative problem solving abilities are also necessary. Must be able to collaborate with other FX Technical Directors to enhance the team environment and work closely with other departments to communicate requirements and ensure final work is of the highest quality. Some coding and/or scripting background is a plus.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Work with FX department to design and implement visual effects under the direction of the FX Supervisor.
Development of tools and techniques for the efficient production of visual effects.
Test and debug new techniques and tools for current and future projects.
Communicate with up and down stream departments.

Qualifications

Expertise in one or more: particle simulation, fluid dynamics, MEL
Developed sense of basic animation principles, primarily timing and weight
Adept with one or more major animation/FX package (Maya, Houdini, XSI, or other)
Familiarity with other FX software packages (Realflow, Syflex, or the like)
Knowledge of basic programming concepts and practices (C, C++, C-Shell, Python, Perl, .rib or similar)
Proficiency within a Unix/Linux operating system(navigation, shell scripting, etc).
Experience working in a production environment and/or achieving aesthetic goals on a schedule.

Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificate:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Blue Sky Studio management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

Apply Here:- https://fox.taleo.net/careersection/blueskyjoblist/jobdetail.ftl
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Compositor, Temp (Job Number: FFE0002853)

Description

The Compositor combines computer generated elements into visual effects shots at the direction of the Compositing Sr/Lead and Supervisor.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Perform all tasks associated with the compositing process, including 2D tracking, matte extraction, layering of elements, color grading, 3D projections, roto/paint work
Implement compositing solutions for designated shots, utilizing base lighting comps and direction from Compositing Sr/Lead and Supervisor.
Complete shots in an appropriate time frame while communicating any issues or slowdowns to Sr/Lead, Supervisor, or APM
Create organized and efficient compositing scripts to be handed off to the Stereo department

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Fine Arts, Computer Science, Computer Visualization, or equivalent work experience.
2+ years of experience in the high-end feature film visual effects.
Demo reel required demonstrating strong artistic skills including knowledge of color, lighting, perspective, scale, and composition.
Experience in a Linux production environment is required, Mac experience preferred.
Demonstrated experience working closely in a small team with tight schedules.
Scripting or programming experience is a plus.
Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificate:
Traditional art portfolio demonstrating traditional art skills is a plus.
Experience with Maya or equivalent is a strong plus.
Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and manage time well.
Expert knowledge of Nuke or equivalent is required.
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Good note-taking and written skills.
Good time-keeping.

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:

The Compositor works at the back-end of the production pipeline with hard deadlines and high productivity demands and, as such, flexible working hours during crunch-periods, including evenings and weekends, are required as a fundamental and necessary part of this job
Office working environment

Walking/bending/sitting/standing

Approximately 90% of time spent working on a Computer.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Blue Sky Studio management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

Apply Here:- https://fox.taleo.net/careersection/blueskyjoblist/jobdetail.ftl
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Animation, Temp (Job Number: FFE0002820)

Description

Our Animators are responsible for implementation of complex character animation and for the “movement” in computer animations, included but not limited to, timing, acting and posing of characters.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Work with the Director in establishing character design and movement.
Take models and/or rigged models (set up for animation) to finished animation.
Work with modelers, riggers, and technical directors to implement the animation.
Maintains a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Computer Visualization, or Computer Animation required or equivalent work experience.

Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificate:

Demonstrated expertise in the following: animation, rigging, sketching and/or drawing skills.
Knowledge of Unix and shell scripting; expert knowledge of Maya, proprietary and other software programs.
Demonstrated artistic ability with a strong understanding of traditional animation principles.
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change.
Ability to work collaboratively

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:

The Animator works at the back-end of the production pipeline with hard deadlines and high productivity demands and, as such, flexible working hours during crunch-periods, including evenings and weekends, are required as a fundamental and necessary part of this job
Office working environment
Walking/bending/sitting/standing
Approximately 90% of time spent working on a Computer.

Apply Here:- https://fox.taleo.net/careersection/blueskyjoblist/jobdetail.ftl
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Character Simulation TD, Temp (Job Number: FFE0002939)

Description

Cloth TDs bring clothing and dynamic props to life using simulations and other related tools. They work closely with modelers, riggers and animators to keep our characters both modest and dynamic. They also work with developers to design and test the tools required to keep work flows efficient and quality high under tight deadline pressures.

Responsibilities

Cloth TDs must work with modelers to design functional garments that meet the aesthetic needs of the film and technical needs of the software. They assign physical properties to the cloth and work with Character TDs to create non-physical controls so they can be animated in an appealing, predictable and efficient way. They also work closely with animators to achieves the desired performances in shots where the garments appears. They then will be responsible for the final delivery and support of the asset to the show.

Qualifications

Experience working with some type of dynamic simulations (cloth, particle or fluid)
Strong problem solving skills both visual and technical
Able to collaborate professionally with colleges
Proficiency in scripting, preferably for Maya using MEL or Python is a plus

Apply Here:- https://fox.taleo.net/careersection/blueskyjoblist/jobdetail.ftl
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Lighting TD, Temp (Job Number: FFE0003159)

Description

Lighting TD’s at Blue Sky Studios create and apply the lighting on individual assigned shots, with the goal of achieving the appropriate aesthetic style as designed by the Director and Art Director. Lighting TD’s take shots handed off from the Animation department and shepherd them all the way through the processes of lighting, rendering, and compositing. Lighting TD’s are fully responsible for the final look of their shots, a concept we refer to as “shot ownership”.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Work collaboratively with Lighting Supervisor, Lighting Leads, and fellow Lighting TDs to obtain Director approval of shots.
Design and implement lighting for designated shots, utilizing master lighting rigs, color keys, and direction from Lighting Supervisor and Lighting Leads.
Compositing and Rendering of all elements and layers for each shot.
Create organized and efficient lighting setups to be rendered in Blue Sky’s proprietary renderer CGI Studio.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Computer Visualization, or Computer Animation required or equivalent work experience.
Demonstrated expertise in lighting and compositing.
Experience with and understanding of basic lighting concepts.
Familiarity with scripting concepts (C-Shell, Perl, Python, RenderMan, MEL and/or similar).
Familiarity with one or more animation package (Maya, Softimage, etc.)
Familiarity with Linux operating systems.
Experience working in a production environment preferred.

Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificate

Ability to manage resources to achieve aesthetic goals on schedule.
Strong problem-solving skills
Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:
Lighting TD’s work for a 24/7 Animation Studio: Flexible working hours and overtime are required.
Office working environment
Walking/bending/sitting/standing
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Blue Sky Studio management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

Apply Here:- https://fox.taleo.net/careersection/blueskyjoblist/jobdetail.ftl
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