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Cosa VFX Recruiting VFX Coordinator, CG Supervisor, 3D Generalists & VFX Producer

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VFX Coordinator

SUMMARY:

This role is ideal for a VFX Coordinator, with 2+ years experience, who enjoys working in a team-focused environment, where face-to-face communication plays a substantial role.
A successful candidate will be able to work within the structure of an established production management workflow, while demonstrating flexibility in meeting the needs of each project as efficiently as possible.

REQUIREMENTS:

Strong organizational skills:

Exceptional consistency in naming files, formatting emails and packaging deliverables
Demonstrated capacity to monitor heavy email traffic, identify and respond promptly to high priority messages
Experience in creating accurate and succinct notes in meetings and review sessions, distributing appropriately

Excellent teamwork skills:

Insight into how clients and in-house supervisors workflows as well as their project priorities
Collaborate effectively with other production staff working on the same projects
Able to engage appropriate team members for answers and approvals

Superior verbal and written communication skills:

Engaging manner and an interest in working face-to-face with artists and clients
Able to communicate effectively with busy people. Convey urgency without seeming abrasive or flustered
Skilled in crafting emails and other communications that utilize existing methodology
Excellent grammar, spelling and written skills in general

Thorough understanding of the VFX production process and tools:

Anticipate — and proactively address — issues that crop up in production
Hands-on experience with file transfer technologies such as Aspera and FTP
Extensive knowledge of Mac OS X and Microsoft Office. Familiarity with FTrack a plus

Apply here:- http://www.cosavfx.com/index.php/careers/32-vfx-coordinator-north-hollywood
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CG Supervisor

CoSA VFX Vancouver is looking for CG Supervisor for a long term position at its BC studio at Suite 202 – 333 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver, BC. We are continuing to grow and working on projects such as Gotham, Lucifer, Lethal Weapon and more, with exciting new projects starting in early 2017.
Our artists finish shots independently on a tight episodic TV schedule and work effectively as part of a team collaborating on larger sequences. We implement fast, effective solutions to shot production challenges using off-the-shelf and custom tools, and interpret and facilitate client notes to rapidly achieve the client’s desired look or result.
In simpler turns, we work smart and fast in a small, friendly environment. We are dog friendly, have a large patio and monthly socials.

REQUIREMENTS:

Successful candidates should:

* Possess a minimum of 6 years experience creating photoreal VFX for TV and/or motion pictures. Some TV experience is required.
* Additionally, have a minimum of 3 years as a CG Supervisor, with a proven track record of delivering shows, developing CG pipelines and leading teams of CG artists.
* Possess in-depth, hands-on knowledge of cutting edge techniques in CG shot production, including digital doubles, natural phenomena (fire, water, smoke), destruction and crowds.
* Be able to solve complex creative problems and establish powerful workflows using simple, efficient techniques, iterating rapidly based on client notes.
* Interface with clients, accurately interpreting and facilitating clear client notes to move rapidly towards the client’s desired look or result. On-set experience a big plus.
* Possess exceptionally strong organizational skills, the ability to enforce to consistent file naming and workflows across a team, and to be engaged with multiple projects at the same time.
* Stay current on developing trends in CG technology; recommend new technologies and assist in successful implementation of new tools.

THE FINE PRINT:

We need to see tangible evidence of experience working in photoreal VFX for episodic television and motion pictures (demo reel) plus evidence of working experience as a digital artist in TV and/or motion pictures. Recommended to have post-secondary education in visual effects, film, graphic design, animation, fine arts or related skills.
Applicants should preferably be based in Vancouver (BC Resident in 2016 or permitted through 2017 preferred), preferably already eligible to work in Canada. We will do LMIAs for longer term positions and current BC Residents. Wages range based on experience.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and a link to your reel when you apply. Email recruitment@cosavfx.com.
Please also include your availability and current status in Canada in the body of your cover letter.

We look forward to meeting you!

Apply here:- http://www.cosavfx.com/index.php/careers/51-cg-supervisor-vancouver
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3D Generalists

CoSA VFX Vancouver is looking for mid-to-senior level 3D GENERALISTS for both short contracts and long term positions at its BC studio at Suite 202 – 333 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver, BC. We are continuing to grow and working on projects such as Gotham, Lucifer, Lethal Weapon and more, with exciting new projects starting in early 2017 – get in touch with us now to book your seat!
Our artists finish shots independently on a tight episodic TV schedule and work effectively as part of a team collaborating on larger sequences. We implement fast, effective solutions to shot production challenges using off-the-shelf and custom tools, and interpret and facilitate client notes to rapidly achieve the client’s desired look or result. In simpler turns, we work smart and fast in a small, friendly environment. We are dog friendly, have a large patio and monthly socials.
The 3D Generalists are responsible for creating and rendering photo-real CG elements to hand off to DMP and Compositing. The focus of this position is modeling, texturing and lighting, however a varied skill set including effects, animation, rigging, and character work is desirable.

REQUIREMENTS:

Working knowledge of Maya (Modo a plus) and all aspects of CG production for visual effects.
Familiarity with Ftrack shot tracking database a plus.
Particle, Rigid Body and Fluid TD experience, scripting in Python, CG Pipeline Development a plus.
Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail. Ability to be engaged with multiple projects at the same time.

THE FINE PRINT:

We need to see tangible evidence of experience working in photoreal VFX for episodic television and motion pictures (demo reel) plus evidence of working experience as a digital artist in TV and/or motion pictures. Some TV experience is recommended. If you are a recent Canadian VFX graduate from an advanced or specialized program, previous work experience in a VFX-related field would be required. Recommended to have post-secondary education in visual effects, film, graphic design, animation, fine arts or related skills.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and a link to your reel when you apply; also include your availability and current status in Canada in the body of your cover letter.

Apply here:- http://www.cosavfx.com/index.php/careers/52-3d-generalists-vancouver
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VFX Producer

SUMMARY

This opportunity is ideal for a VFX Producer, with 3-5 years’ experience, who enjoys working on nimble, small teams where face-to-face communication plays a greater role.
CoSA producers build collaborative partnerships with clients, not to manage client expectations, but to achieve the highest levels client satisfaction and creative quality.
While working within the structure of an established production management workflow, a CoSA producer will adapt to meet the needs of each client and each project as efficiently as possible.
Candidates should be a good fit for our company, the most successful and fulfilled producers at CoSA take satisfaction in being a valued member of a team, and put priority on the team’s success.

REQUIREMENTS

Demonstrated superior client relations skills including:

3+ years progressive experience as a primary client contact on TV or feature film VFX projects
Effective communication with busy clients; able to interact with various client stakeholders confidently
Knowledgeable regarding client and in-house supervisor processes; capable of determining what is important to them (and what is not)

Excellent communication skills:

Sound ability to craft communications (written and verbal) to convey the right tone and avoid misunderstandings
Communicate urgency without seeming abrasive or flustered
Excellent grammar, spelling and written skills in general

Experience bidding a wide range of VFX shots:

Identify time-consuming or complex shots from brief descriptions
Recognize when bid assumptions need to be made explicit to the client
Accurately determine when client approval is needed before proceeding with additional work

Thorough understanding of the VFX production process and tools:

Anticipate, and proactively address, issues that crop up in production
Familiarity with off-the-shelf software used in VFX, plus the strengths and weaknesses of each tool
Hands-on experience with file transfer technologies such as Aspera and FTP
Extensive knowledge of Mac OS and Microsoft Office. Familiarity with F-track a plus.

Effectively work as part of a tight knit team:

Collaborate with in-house stakeholders to organize reviews, develop schedules, and prepare deliverables
Routinely identify opportunities to engage and mentor junior production staff
Demonstrate superior teamwork, respect and diplomacy in stressful situations

Strong organizational skills:

Very high level of consistency in naming files, formatting emails and packaging deliverables
Monitor heavy email traffic. Identify and respond promptly to higher priority messages
Work independently to meet production goals under tight deadlines
Excellent self-management skills and multi-tasking
CoSA offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Applications without cover letter and resume will not be considered

Apply here:- http://www.cosavfx.com/index.php/careers/30-vfx-producer-north-hollywood
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