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Brown Bag Films Recruiting Lead FX Artist, Producer, Art Director, Assistant Editor & 3D Animator

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Lead FX Artist (Contract)

Description

Job Title: Lead Fx Artist
Reporting To: Production Manager
Supervised By: Vfx Supervisor, 3d Supervisor

Summary Of The Role:

The position of Lead FX Artist requires someone with a thorough knowledge of 3D software and its application of 3D effects such as Particles, fluids, Dynamic collisions and Fracturing.

Successful applicants will have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and 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 effects design for stylised animation as well as a solid technical grounding in Maya. They will be expected to contribute to the Brownbag’s FX Pipeline.

Key Areas of responsibilities:

Establish key FX set-ups for episodes working closely with the Art Director/EP Director/3D Supervisor to set the required look.
Create re-usable FX Assets ensuring they adhere to FX pipeline and meet the show’s visual requirements of the both the Art Director and EP Director.
Create Asset Launch notes for external FX assets via Shotgun.
Complete retake notes on Shot’s FX submissions via Shotgun.
Work with the VFX Supervisor to ensure the project’s FX pipeline is reliable and economical and is adhered to throughout production.
Provide regular progress updates to production manager and 3D supervisor on any technical/workflow bottlenecks within the FX schedule.
Supervise the quality control (both technically and visually) of the external asset assignments and ensure the outsource partner has clear direction from a FX and shading perspective.
Define, document and communicate standards and techniques for FX 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 FX teams, both creatively and technically, to facilitate the completion of FX assignments on schedule.
Collaborate with the 3D & VFX Supervisor to make requests for studio pipeline tool enhancements
Train Junior FX Artists on the project.

Person Specification/Requirements

Must have at least 5 years’ experience working as a VFX artist (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.
Must have an excellent working knowledge of FX in Maya and/or Houdini.
Must have a good understanding of Maya Dynamics and particle systems.
Knowledge of other programs such as Realflow, Nuke X particles, Fume, After FX, Naiad will be considered
Must have a good “eye” and a thorough understanding of light, color, contrast, shading, and FX design.
Task Driven, self-motivated, and proactive
Must be open to direction.
Must demonstrate attention to detail in the finishing of FX in shots.
Knowledge of Python (and/or Mel) is considered a big plus.
Experience with shotgun (or asset tracking systems) is considered a big plus.
Experience in CG effects pipeline development a big plus.
Ability to train Junior Artists on the project
Ability to work collaboratively with multiple tasks in a fast paced production.

Please provide Showreel

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Producer (Contract)

Description

Summary Of The Role:

Working In A Busy Creative Environment, The Producer Is Responsible For Producing A High Profile 52 Episode X 11 Minute Series In Computer Animation. The Role Involves Managing An In House Team As Well As Being Responsible For A Series Budget.

Key Areas Of Responsibilities:

Creating And Managing Schedules And Budgets, Ensure Schedules And Budgets Are Met
Deliver (In Collaboration With Finance) Appropriate Reporting To Ensure All Relevant Stakeholders Are Kept Updated On Progress.
Liaising Directly With Tv Networks And Responding To Notes
Identifying, Interviewing And Hiring Staff.
Responsible For Supervising And Managing Both In House Crew And Overseas Studio
Answerable To The Head Of Tv Production And Executive Producers

Person Specification/requirements:

Must Have Animation Series ‘producer’ Credit
Excellent Understanding Of A 3d Computer Animation Pipeline
Experience In Managing Long Form Animation Productions Across All Departments
Excellent Communication Skills
Strong Leadership And People Management Skills
Excellent Organizational Skills

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Art Director (Contract)

Description

Job Title: Art Director
Reporting To: Producer

Summary Of The Role:

Brown Bag Films 2d Animation Studio In Manchester Is Recruiting For The Position Of Art Director.

Working In A Busy Creative Environment, The Successful Candidate Will Work On A New, High Profile, 52×11 Minute Episode Pre-school Series For Nickelodeon.

The Series Is Being Created In Toon Boom Harmony.

Summary Of Responsibilities:

Art Direction Of The Series Through Pre-production, Production And Post-production
Character, Location And Overall Look Design, Including Lighting And Color Scripts
Manage The Series Art Department, Including Briefing And Managing Concept Artists, Character Designers, Background Painters
Give Clear Direction In The Form Of Notes Or Photoshop Mark-ups
Approval Of Final Color Correction In Post
Work Closely With The Producer And Director To Achieve Highest Quality For Broadcast

Person Specification:

5+ Years Of Experience In An Animation Production Environment.
3+ Years Of Experience As An Art Director For A Tv Series Or Feature Film
Must Be Able To Communicate In An Articulate And Positive Manner
Excellent Team Skills
Must Be Able To Work To Tight Deadlines
Ability To Make Decisions Under Pressure

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Assistant Editor (Contract)

Description

Job Title: Assistant Editor

Reporting To: Post Production Manager

Brown Bag Films Requires An Assistant Editor Required To Work With Our Post-production Team On A Variety Of Exciting Animation Series Over The Coming Months. The Position Will Involve Working Closely With Our Post-production And Production Teams. Work Will Include Building Animatics, Shot Breakdown Of Animatics And Assembly Edits Of Offlines.

Key Areas Of Responsibilities:

Shot Breakdown Of Animatics.
Animatic Rough Builds.
Dropping In Voice Pick-ups To Edit.
Offline Reviews With Cg Team.
Checking Retakes And Updating Shot Status.
Outputting And Encoding Movies From Adobe Premiere/media Encoder.
Preparing Offline Edits For Online/audio Studios.
Reporting To Post Coordinators Shot Status Updates.
Filling In Tracking Charts And Paperwork For Post Department.

The Successful Candidate Will Have The Following:

Demonstrable Experience Of Editing Experience Preferably On Adobe Premiere.
A Solid Understanding Of Broadcast Video Technology, Video Formats And The Post Production Process.
Experience Of Working In A High-volume Environment And Working To Broadcast Deadlines.
Excellent Organisational Skills And Attention To Detail.
The Ability To Keep A Cool Head Under Pressure And Work Independently.
Good Communication Skills – Keeping Supervisors Up To Date On Progress.
Experience And Knowledge Of Animation Is An Advantage, But Not Essential.

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3D Animator (Contract)

Description

Job Title: Animator
Reporting To: Production Manager

Summary Of The Role:

The Animator Works Closely With The Director To Create A High Standard Of Animation For Broadcast.

Key Areas Of Responsibility:

Work Closely With The Director To Create High Standard Of Animation For Broadcast
Must Be Have Strong Communication Skills And Be Willing To Take Notes And Direction, Under Tight Deadlines
Will Work Closely With Rigging Team To Troubleshoot And Problem Solve The Rigging Pipeline
Must Work Well In Individually As Well As Part Of A Larger Team.

Person Specification/requirements

3+ Years Cg Animation Experience
Ability To Problem Solve And Predict Potential Problems With Assigned Tasks
Thorough Knowledge Of Maya And/or 3ds Max
Excellent Organisational And Communication Skills

Showreels Should Contain:

Samples Of Both Snappy And Traditional Animation Styles
Examples Of Weight Distribution & Physics
A Good Example Of Acting & Imagination
A Variety Of Walk Cycle

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Salary
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