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Cinesite Recruiting Character FX TD, Pipeline Compositing TD, Pipeline TD & Senior Rigger

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Character FX TD

Cinesite Vancouver Inc is seeking a Character FX TD to join us on a new animated theatrical feature film, The Addams Family.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Take ownership to maintain existing CFX department tools
Create new tools for the department for cloth, hair and muscle system upon request, on schedule
Troubleshooting CFX pipeline issues, and support the team in all technical disciplines
Proactively looking for ways to improve current practices and efficiency
Write technical documentations
Train artists to use new tools

Requirements:

3 years of working knowledge with Maya on high-end animation/VFX productions as a technical director or technical artist
Thorough understanding Maya file structure and animation/VFX production pipeline
A broad understanding of rigging terminologies
Proficiency of Maya Mel and Python. Ability to write up complex procedures to execute complex tasks to support the department needs
Problem solver, can provide solution for wide range of technical challenges
Open to new ideas and new practices
Ability to communicate and work well with both artists and engineers cross departments
Works well under deadlines and deliver requests with quick turn-around
Familiar with nCloth, XGen and Muscle system
Worked with Katana and/or RenderMan is a plus
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/vacancies/character-fx-td/
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Pipeline Compositing TD

Cinesite Vancouver Inc. is seeking a Pipeline Compositing TD for an exciting new feature film project, The Addams Family.

The Pipeline Compositing TD will work with the Pipeline and Compositing departments in the development and maintenance of the Compositing tools as well as perform floor support for technical issues.
Assist in the Lead role on a short term basis in the event of an absence or production needs require it. They will participate in team meetings when necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Partner with the Lead Pipeline Compositing TD to maintain, test and improve existing tools
Assist with RnD for new techniques and/or plug-ins for future workflows and tools
Assist Lighting and Compositing Department with shot specific technical issues

Education & Experience:

2+ years experience in a similar position for feature animation and/or vfx production
Proficiency in Nuke
Proficiency in Katana, Arnold and/or RenderMan a bonus
Strong understanding of modern compositing techniques

Skills & Abilities – Technical:

Strong aptitude for technical workflow
Python scripting
Strong problem-solving skills
Knowledge of Nuke API a plus
Knowledge of Qt and its extension within PySide/PyQt
An understanding of source control, with experience of git
Experience with Shotgun a plus

Skills & Abilities – Core:

Ability to troubleshoot and deal with competing priorities
Ability to communicate with and understand the requirements of the department
Excellent time management skills and capacity to take direction
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/vacancies/pipeline-compositing-td-2/
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Pipeline TD

The Pipeline TD works with the Pipeline Supervisor to help maintain an effective and efficient pipeline for our current productions. The ideal candidate must have great asset management skills and the technical abilities to help supervise the development and integration of creative tools into an overall production pipeline.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assists the Pipeline Supervisor with all aspects of technical components
Troubleshoot solutions with Department Supervisors
Provides leadership and offers effective methods for pipeline development
Aids in the development of applications and creative pipeline tools and techniques to improve productivity
Provides weekly updates on Pipeline development status, and notifies of any upcoming production risks
Responsible for asset management through Shotgun
Evaluates and recommends proprietary software
Helps determine resource and budget requirements for software workflow solutions
Attends daily Production and department meetings as required
Keeps up on current technology trends and tools both hardware and software

Skills & Requirements:

Degree in Computing Science, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent experience required
2+ years of experience in VFX or Animation is required
Previous experience as a Pipeline TD preferred
Knowledge of Maya and Python is required (Knowledge of Maya Python/API, C/C++, Mental Ray,Houdini, Nuke and RenderMan is an asset.)
Complete knowledge of up-to-date Production Technology/IT methods, practices, and trends
Experience with SQL, Shotgun, Qube and Tractor is an asset
Leadership and management skills with an ability to juggle multiple projects
Must have a strong understanding of scheduling, project management, and working under strict deadlines
Experience with large-scale production pipelines, including render farm management, for VFX or animation desired
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/vacancies/pipeline-td/
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Senior 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:

3-5+ 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/vacancies/senior-rigger/
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