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Cinesite Recruiting Senior Previs Layout Artist, Character FX Artist, Lead Character FX Artist, Previs Layout Artist & Pipeline TD

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Senior Previs Layout Artist

Cinesite Vancouver is looking for a Senior Previs/Layout artist to join us on our creepy and kooky animated theatrical feature film, The Addams Family.

The Senior Previs/Layout artist is responsible for generating the previsualization of the film and refining the final camera movements, in accordance with the established storytelling guidelines, working closely with the Previs/Layout leads.

Responsibilities:

Execution of scene staging, camera animation, composition, lensing and animation blocking with and without boards
Providing creative, technical feedback and mentoring to junior artists
Camera scouting, first pass lighting and DOF in viewport 2.0 as required
Creation of simple temp previs assets as required
Stay current and provide training to junior team on hardware, software and previs/layout procedures used in production
Assisting Previs/Layout Lead with final camera polish and final shot layout
Accountable for on time and on budget execution and delivery of previs and layout
Responsible for communicating red flags, changes and updates to Previs Coordinator

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Computer Visualization or Computer Animation required or equivalent work experience
3-5 years of professional experience creating cinematic sequences for CG animation
Firm understanding of cameras, staging, composition, perspective, pacing, timing, lighting and general filmmaking concepts in both animation and live action contexts
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to efficiently organize, multi-task, prioritize work across multiple areas
Ability to work solo and collaboratively, taking direction and feedback from Leads
Ability to effectively work and communicate with all personality types
Energetic, with a positive and fun attitude
BC residents preferred, but not required
Your demo reel should showcase a sequence of shots in continuity. Ideally we are looking to see your previs/layout work and not the final renders. Storyboard/Layout/Final Render comparison would be a best case scenario.

What can we offer?

Cinesite offers a positive, creative environment where the world’s leading animation and effects artists are encouraged and supported to develop and produce challenging, cutting-edge, award-winning work.

We work as a collective, where excellence, expertise and expression are valued by all; where we collaborate with some of the world’s leading creative thinkers and produce work to which we are proud to put our name.

If you want to be part of the Cinesite story, please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly. If your application 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=6727
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Character FX Artist

Cinesite Vancouver Inc is hiring Character FX Artists to join us on an exciting new animated feature film, The Addams Family!

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for one or more of the following areas:
Rigging dynamic simulation in Maya
Groom fur/hair
Run cloth, hair, fur shots
Execute cloth, hair and fur shots with artistry and within scheduled time frame
Proactively looking for ways to improve current practices and efficiency
Troubleshoot CFX related issues
May help mentor entry level artists

Requirements:

3+ year of work experience in Cloth and Hair/Fur in a high-end 3D animation/VFX productions as a Character FX or Creature artist
Proficiency with nCloth and/or XGen in Maya
Works well under pressure and deadlines and deliver requests with quick turn-around
Take direction well
Can handle shots independently
Have artistic eyes for cloth and hair dynamics and the look of fur.
A broad understanding of rigging terminologies and geometry topology and deformations
Problem solver, capable to find solutions for wide range of technical challenges
Good communication skills
Positive attitude and team player
Open to new ideas and new practices
Worked with Katana and/or RenderMan is a plus
Yeti experience is a plus
Houdini experience is a plus
Scripting in Mel and Python 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 for future opportunities.

Apply here:- www.cinesite.com/vancouver-feature-animation-apply-online/?v_id=6629
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Lead Character FX Artist

Cinesite Studios Vancouver is looking for a Lead Character FX Artist to join us on our creepy and kooky animated theatrical feature film, The Addams Family!

The Lead CFX Artist must be proficient in at least one of Hair/Fur groom plus simulation rig, or Cloth rig. This person should be well experienced in all areas of CFX; with 5+ years production experience; and 3+ years in CFX. They should also have a thorough understanding of the animation production pipeline, motion dynamics and animation. The Lead CFX Artist will be leading one or more areas of CFX on a daily basis, and will be reporting to the CFX Supervisor, who oversees the entire department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Groom Hair/Fur in XGen
Rig nHair simulation to drive XGen hair/fur
Rig complex cloth setup using Maya nCloth system
Run shot simulations
Troubleshooting CFX pipeline issues
Mentor other team members
Help to build and maintain CFX pipeline
Proactively looking for ways to improve current practices and efficiency
Proactively dealing with any kind of tasks and issues which may occur during the production in your covered areas on daily basis
Writing technical documentation when necessary

Requirements:

5+ years of experience producing high quality CGI content and effects
3+ years of experience directly working in CFX department on high-end CG feature animation or VFX in films
Thorough understanding of Maya file structure and animation/VFX production pipeline
Proficiency in Hair Groom using XGen in Maya or other grooming tools. XGen preferred
Proficiency in Hair simulation using Maya nHair
Proficiency in Cloth rig and simulation using Nucleus
Skilled in rigging and deformation
Good understanding of motion dynamics
A collaborative team player and problem solver with excellent technical and artistic communication skills
Self-motivated and ability to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
Scripting skill is highly desired
Experience of having worked with Katana, renderMan, Houdini 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 for future opportunities.

Apply here:- www.cinesite.com/vancouver-feature-animation-apply-online/?v_id=6740
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Previs Layout Artist

Cinesite Vancouver is looking for a Previs/Layout artist to join us on our creepy and kooky animated theatrical feature film, The Addams Family.

The Previs/Layout artist is responsible for generating the previsualization of the film and refining the final camera movements, in accordance with the established storytelling guidelines, working closely with the Previs/Layout leads.

Responsibilities:

Execution of scene staging, camera animation, composition, lensing and animation blocking
Camera scouting, first pass lighting and DOF in viewport 2.0 as required
Creation of simple temp previs assets as required
Assisting Layout lead with final camera polish and final shot layout
Accountable for on time and on budget execution and delivery of previs and layout

Required Skills & Experience:

2-5 years relevant experience in film, television or games
Strong understanding of cameras, staging, composition, pacing and timing
Demoreel should demonstrate strong character blocking and timing
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to efficiently organize, multi-task & prioritize work
Experience with lighting would be a plus
Energetic, positive and fun attitudeAbility to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
BC residents preferred, but not required
Your demo reel should showcase a sequence of shots in continuity. Ideally we are looking to see previs/layout work along with the corresponding storyboards for comparison.

What can we offer?

Cinesite offers a positive, creative environment where the world’s leading animation and effects artists are encouraged and supported to develop and produce challenging, cutting-edge, award-winning work.

We work as a collective, where excellence, expertise and expression are valued by all; where we collaborate with some of the world’s leading creative thinkers and produce work to which we are proud to put our name.

If you want to be part of the Cinesite story, please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly. If your application 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=6725
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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/vancouver-feature-animation-apply-online/?v_id=5941
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