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Brown Bag films are seeking a Lead Modeller

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JOB TITLE: Lead Modeller
REPORTING TO: Production Manager
Supervised by: 3D supervisor


The position of Lead Modeller requires someone with several years of experience in a similar supervisory role working on broadcast or film projects.
Successful applicants will have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, the ability to work collaboratively with multiple tasks in a fast paced production.
They will have a well-developed ‘eye’, a good working knowledge of art, design as well as a solid technical grounding in Maya. They will be expected to contribute to the Project’s Modelling Pipeline.
Key Areas of responsibilities:  Create key character models, including facial expressions, and ensure the meshes adhere to Brownbag’s modelling pipeline with correct topology and edgeflow for rigging.  Create character concept sculpts in Z-brush or Mudbox to aid look development of assets.  Create Key location assets which are optimized and economical and adhere to project’s pipeline.  Work with the 3D supervisor to establish, maintain and update the modelling pipeline for the project when necessary.  Provide regular progress updates to production manager and 3D supervisor on any technical/workflow bottlenecks within the modelling schedule.  Supervise the quality control (both technically and visually) of the external asset assignments and ensure the outsource partner has clear direction from a modelling perspective.  Approve or complete retake notes on the Assets, via Shotgun when required.  Define, document and communicate standards and techniques for modelling that maximizes efficiency and ensures a consistent quality under the technical specifications of the project.  Provide leadership and support for the in-house and external modelling teams, both creatively and technically, to facilitate the completion of the modelling assignments on schedule.  Train Junior Modellers on the project

Person Specification/Requirements

 Must have at least 5 years’ experience working as a Modeller (or similar position) in either broadcast or feature film work.
 Must be comfortable with outsource management with an emphasis on clear communication and follow through.
 Full understanding of technical character modelling to aid rigging (Good topology, Edgeflow and anatomical proportions)
 Must have a thorough understanding of creating efficient meshes for a pipeline (subdivision, instancing etc)
 Must have an excellent working knowledge of Maya.
 Must have a working knowledge of Z-brush or Mudbox
 Task Driven, self-motivated, and proactive
 Must be open to direction.
 Knowledge of Python (and/or Mel) is considered a big plus but not essential.  Experience with shotgun (or asset tracking systems) is considered a big plus.  Experience in pipeline development a big plus but not essential.  Ability to train Junior Artists on the project

Contract type: Fixed Contract

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Closing date for application is: 6th March 2015
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