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Cinesite Recruiting Designer, Rigger, Desktop Support Specialist, Previs Layout Supervisor & Rigging Supervisor

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Designer

Cinesite Vancouver Inc. is hiring set designers for our upcoming animated feature film, The
Addams Family. We’re seeking artists at all levels with experience developing 2D and 3D
characters, environments, props, and/or other design elements for animated feature films.
Proficiency in Photoshop and knowledge of Maya are required.

Please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly, if it is not retained for this position it will stay on file or future opportunities.

Apply here:- https://www.cinesite.com/vancouver-feature-animation-apply-online/?v_id=6446
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Rigger

Cinesite Vancouver Inc is hiring a Rigger for our exciting new feature film project, The Addams Family.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Build robust character rigs to Theatrical Feature standard
Maintain and improve existing rigs, RnD new technique for future rigs
Maximize the use of existing assets while developing a flexible framework for future projects
Develop and maintain animation tools and character interfaces
Pose/animation library
Animation utilities
Dynamic parenting
Continue to develop character pipeline and rigging script libraries
Assist animators with shot specific technical issues
Develop crowd system to speed up layout and animation of highly populated shots
Evaluate and recommend tools/plug-ins or software to help improve production output

Requirements:

2+ years proven experience in animation/feature film/broadcast visual effects production
Thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to character rigging and animation
Understanding of puppet and control philosophy
Excellent understanding of anatomy, volumes and masses, dynamics and character motion
Excellent understanding of the animation process, from storyboard to modeling to texturing, animation and rendering
Production knowledge of Maya, Python and MEL required
BC residents preferred, but not required
Please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly, if it is not retained for this position it will stay on file or future opportunities.

Apply here:- www.cinesite.com/vancouver-feature-animation-apply-online/?v_id=6418
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Desktop Support Specialist

We are looking for a Desktop Support Specialist to join our feature animation team in Vancouver and work with us on some exciting new projects.

Responsibilities:

Troubleshoot and solve various desktop-related issues as they arise
Provide first line support to studio artists
Follow up with users to confirm issues are resolved
Escalate difficult issues as required
Setup and configure desktop computers, peripherals and accounts
Support studio by organizing and cleaning equipment, tracking inventory, and other assigned duties
Assist higher-level IT staff with server and infrastructure tasks as required
Be proactive about finding and fixing potential issues
Ensure safe, fast, and secure media movement in and out of the studio
Qualifications:
Excellent knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems as it relates to desktop users
Excellent troubleshooting methodology and attitude

Understanding of basic enterprise computer/networking infrastructure and terminology, such as:

– DNS, DHCP
– LAN, WAN, DMZ, TCP/IP, CIFS, NFS
– RDP, VNC, SSH, SCP
– AD GPOs
– IPMI, BMC, ILO
– Workstation components:

CPU, GPU, RAM, SSD, PSU

– Switches, firewalls, network attached storage
– Printers, peripherals, televisions, projectors, monitors
Able to efficiently and effectively use CLI/shell OS commands
Must be able to follow set protocols and best practices in a timely manner
Strong interpersonal skills, relate well with all levels of the company
Adapt quickly to changing priorities with a high level of patience
Desire and ability to learn on your feet and complete tasks quickly
Know your MBs from your GBs; know your kbps from your MBps
Know your 2k from your 1080p
Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 kg

Optional Assets:

Basic working knowledge of Bash/Batch/Powershell/Python scripting

Experience with the following is considered an asset:

– Animation/VFX-related software packages, such as: Maya, Nuke, Houdini, Photoshop
– Configuration management software such as: Puppet, Chef, Ansible
– Production tracking software, such as Shotgun and FTrack
– Active Directory and/or IPA
– Server hardware, such as Dell, Supermicro, HPE
– Administration of ‘G Suite’ products
Have a valid driver’s license and own a car
Please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly. If it is not retained for this position it will stay on file for future opportunities.

Apply here:- www.cinesite.com/vancouver-feature-animation-apply-online/?v_id=6174
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Previs Layout Supervisor

Cinesite Vancouver Inc. is looking for Previs/Layout Supervisor to help us embark on a new feature film project. The Previs/Layout Supervisor is a key leader who is responsible for creating the previsualization of the film and refining the final camera and composition of shots.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Oversee the team which creates sequences of shots that convey the story through the application of traditional filmmaking principles in a 3D computer environment
Establish character blocking, camera positioning and animate camera movement
Work with storyboards to create and enhance story through cinematic layout of shots
Work collaboratively with the team and Directors to ensure that the Previz/Layout team adheres to the vision set out by the Directors and the final storyboards
Work collaboratively with the coordination and supervising teams to ensure that the Previz/Layout team establishes shots and assets to the look, scale and composition standards set out by the various departments in order to help maintain scheduled deliveries
Establish the initial shot manifest as it is handed off to the animation department, taking careful consideration of continuity and applying very restricted use of ‘cheats’

Skills & Requirements:

5+ years of proven supervisory experience in feature animation and/or visual effects production
Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Commercial Arts, Engineering, Computer Science, Animation or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experience
Ability to lead, train and motivate other modelers/riggers
Demonstrated ability with Maya and popular sculpting packages such as zBrush and Mudbox for both hard surface and organic models of feature production quality
An understanding and experience in the creation and use of geometry assets in a production setting
Knowledge of polygonal and subdivision surface types
Life drawing and sculpting experience, a plus
Basic understanding of scripting and programming in Python, MEL a plus
Knowledge of anatomy and perspective coupled with an ability to accurately translate a 2D design into a 3D model
Knowledge of Xgen, Yeti or other procedural set dressing software a plus
Thorough understanding of animation production for film
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
BC residents preferred, but not required
Please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly, if it is not retained for this position it will stay on file for future opportunities.

Apply here:- www.cinesite.com/vancouver-feature-animation-apply-online/?v_id=6197
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Rigging Supervisor

Cinesite Vancouver Inc. is seeking a Rigging Supervisor for an exciting new feature film project.The Rigging Supervisor will oversee the development and maintenance of the studio’s proprietary rigs and ripping pipeline.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Oversee the Rigging team to build robust character rigs to Theatrical Feature standards
Partner with the Animation team to maintain, test and improve existing rigs and RnD new techniques for future rigs
Maximize the use of existing assets while developing a flexible framework for future projects
Work with the Pipeline TDs and Animation Supervisor to develop and maintain rigging scripts and animation tools such as pose library and animation utilities for automating workflow.
Assist Animation Department with shot specific technical issues.
Develop crowd system to speed up layout and animation of highly populated shots.
Evaluate and recommend tools/plug-ins or software to help improve production output.
In collaboration with the Look Dev, CFX and Lighting Supervisors, ensure that rigged assets meet simulation, shading and lighting standards and that any requirements by said departments are met.
Provide accurate bid days and resource requirements to accomplish expected tasks on time and budget.
Attend regular Production Meetings prepared to represent issues and concerns as required.

Skills & Requirements:

5+ years of proven supervisory experience in feature animation and/or visual effects production.
Thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to character rigging and animation.
Understanding of puppet and control philosophy.
Excellent understanding of anatomy, volumes and masses, dynamics and character motion.
Excellent understanding of the animation process, from storyboard to modelling to texturing, animation and rendering.
Production knowledge of Maya, Python and MEL required.
BC residents preferred, but not required.
Please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly, if it is not retained for this position it will stay on file for future opportunities.

Apply here:- www.cinesite.com/vancouver-feature-animation-apply-online/?v_id=6200
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