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Cinesite Recruiting Rigger & Rigging Supervisor

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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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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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