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

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Senior Modeler

Description

Cinesite Vancouver Inc. is looking for a Senior Modeler to help us on an exciting new animated theatrical feature film, The Addams Family!

Position Overview:

A Senior Modeler is responsible for delivering high-quality assets in an efficient manner. They will identify and troubleshoot problems as needed and will ask for assistance when necessary to ensure effective use of time and resources. Applicants will have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively with multiple tasks in a production.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work with Modeling Supervisor and Art Director to realize aesthetic vision of the production
Manage time and resources to meet weekly targets
Ability to accurately interpret 2D designs into 3D models.
Demonstrated ability using Maya for the creation of both hard surface and organic models
Work within the defined pipeline
Produce the highest quality work possible within a given amount of time
An understanding and experience in the creation and use of geometry assets in a production setting.
Work closely with the other departments in the asset team
Promote interdepartmental collaboration.
Mentor and help train junior modelers.
Participate in meetings and asset reviews.
Utilize multitasking ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

5+ years’ experience creating high-quality models for film
Thorough understanding of traditional art skills (Form, architecture, anatomy, topology, color theory and UV mapping).

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

Technical Skills

Proficiency in Maya required.
Experience with UV Mapping desired.
Proficiency in Zbrush desired.
Proficiency in LINUX/UNIX desired.
Experience in Photoshop desirable.

Core Skills

Ability to provide Supervisor with an estimate of time to support Supervisors in the bidding process.
Ability to troubleshoot and deal with competing priorities.
Ability to take direction quickly to new technologies and applications.
Ability to complete quality control on individual work.
BC residents preferred, but not required.

Apply here:- www.cinesite.com/vancouver-feature-animation-apply-online/?v_id=6495
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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/vancouver-feature-animation-apply-online/?v_id=6495
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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/vancouver-feature-animation-apply-online/?v_id=6557
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