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Environments Lead – Digital Domain Vancouver

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Digital Domain Vancouver


Job Title: Environments Lead
Department: Matte Painting
Reports to: CG Supervisor
Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Full Time, Contract
Date: May 2015

Purpose of the job:

The Environments Lead oversees a team of 3D Environments and Matte Painting Artists to create or recreate a fully synthetic environment that works and operates within a big visual effects pipeline, using tools and techniques to optimize and streamline the generated content. The Lead will be responsible for mentoring and tasking their team with the assistance of Production.
The Environments Lead must have an understanding of and participate in determining the method and procedures for the project. The Environments Lead must work closely with the CG Supervisor to ensure all shots meet the aesthetic and technical standards for the project.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Thorough understanding of a 3D and 2.5D (projection) pipeline
Balanced experience with both 2D and 3D environment creation and their workflows is essential
An in depth knowledge of Matte Painting and Compositing
Experience with modeling, uv-ing, texturing
An understanding of lighting is beneficial
Experience in working in a world-scale environment versus single shots
Demonstrates the ability to be proactive and anticipate the needs of dependent departments
Translate concept art into photorealistic environments
Assign tasks to the Environments Team and work closely with Production to ensure scheduling targets are met
Assist in mentoring and developing the Environments team for the show


Education and/or Experience Required:

Work experience with the following software: Maya, Photoshop, Nuke, V-Ray
Minimum 5+ years experience with large scale environments work in a high-end feature film pipeline required, live-action/VFX experience preferred
Previous experience leading or mentoring a Matte Painting or Environments team in a similar role is strongly desired
Must have excellent communication and organizational skills
Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:

Office working environment.

Hours for this position are based on normal working hours but will require extra hours pending production needs.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Digital Domain Vancouver management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

To apply for this position please submit an application at Please select Vancouver from the location drop down menu.
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