Added by on 2017-06-12

Brown Bag Films Recruiting Previz & Layout Artist, Lead FX Artist & Animation Director

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Previz & Layout Artist (Contract)

Description

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE:

The position of Previz and Layout Artist requires someone with several years experience in a similar role on broadcast or film projects. The position requires a solid generalist understanding of Maya’s Camera, Modelling & Animation tools.

Key Areas of responsibilities:

Establish geography, functionality and Layout of location assets by building proxy geometries and feeding these assets to Modelling.
Previz key animation sequences with an emphasis on camera, staging, timing and functionality of a sequence.
Work closely with the Directors on sequence layout and location blocking.
Set up cameras for shots and layout action for Animation.
Complete episodic camera notes when required.

Requirements:

4+ years’ previous experience in the CG Industry in a relevant role.
Must have an understanding of visual storytelling for layout and composition.
Must have strong working knowledge of animation principles, camera set-up and proxy modelling in Maya.
Must have a good sense of pacing and timing in Animation
Must have strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail and quality.

Personal requirements

Must be able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure.
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change.
excellent communication skills
attention to detail
Ability to work collaboratively with multiple tasks in a fast paced production environment

Please include a Show reel with your application

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Lead FX Artist (Contract)

Description

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE:

The position of Lead FX Artist requires someone with a thorough knowledge of 3D software regarding 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.

Management skills are essential for this role.

They will have a well-developed artistic ‘eye’ and a good working knowledge of effects design for stylised animation. The successful applicant will have a solid grounding in Maya and Houdini and will be expected to contribute to the Brownbag’s FX Pipeline.

Key Areas of responsibilities:

Establish key FX set-ups for the project working closely with the art Director/3D Supervisor to set the required look.
Create and Supervise re-usable FX Assets ensuring they adhere to FX pipeline and meet art director’s visual requirements.
Attend Animatic Tech Meetings to discuss best approach for FX per Episode and take down Directorial notes.
Provide Launch Notes for External Studio through Shotgun.
Work close with Production on FX Asset Breakdowns and shot assignments.
Work with the FX 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.
Train Junior FX Artists on the project.
Create Asset Launch notes for external FX assets via Shotgun.
Complete retake notes on Shot’s FX submissions via Shotgun.

Person Specification/Requirements

Must have at least 6 years’ experience working as a VFX artist (or similar position) in either broadcast or feature film work.
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, Niad 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.
Excellent management Skills.
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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Animation Director (Contract)

Description

Are you a talented 3D Animation Director looking for your next challenge in Dublin, Ireland?
At Brown Bag Films, we are actively seeking a driven & talented 3D Animation Director to join our team & work with our talented artists on a fast paced and unique production. This role will report directly to the show Producer.

Summary of the role:

This in house 3D Animation Directorrequirement will suit someone who has well developed experience in 3D Animation Directing and is looking for a new challenge. You will be someone who is able to work both in a team and on your own in a fast paced and creative environment, who not only has a strong animation and artistic flair, but can motivate and work with animators in a collaborative and creative environment.

Key Areas of responsibilities:

Responsible for establishing key character animation and animation bible for the entire production with the Lead Animator and Director
To ensure the high standard of animation is maintained throughout the production
Write scene by scene animation notes for each episode shipment
Review animation passes from the internal and external teams and write notes and responses to push animation to the desired standard
Approve facial and character rig with Rigging Lead
Approve Blend Shapes and Morphs for facial expressions
Work closely with the Director to understand overall storytelling and humour of the show
Work closely with the animation teams to improve each delivery and in turn reduce retakes as production proceeds.

Person Specification/Requirements

Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in directing 3D animation for long form Animation productions
Must have 3D animation experience
Clear communication skills
Must be very detailed oriented and organised
Must passionate about character animation and acting

Salary
DOE

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