Added by on 2014-01-19

Double Negative Recruiting Animator, Compositor & Effects Technical Director

Double Negative hiring, Double Negative Singapore Hiring

TV – Animator

Key Purpose of the Job

An Animator is responsible for expediting high quality character/creature animation for feature films.
Work closely with the animation lead/supervisor to create believable animation with convincing performances and motion.
Be aware of project schedules and be capable of delivering work to deadlines.
Must communicate well and be willing to take notes and direction.
Must work well in a team.

Needs To Do

Work closely with the animation lead/supervisor to create believable animation with convincing performances and motion.
Be aware of project schedules and be capable of delivering work to deadlines.
Must communicate well and be willing to take notes and direction.

Needs To Know

3+ years CG experience, ideally within feature films
Ability to perform visual and analytical problem solving in 3-dimensional space, including the ability to accurately interpret 3D layouts and analyse 3D form.
Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks.
Thorough knowledge of Maya

Needs To Be

Well versed in the principles of animation
Ability to work well in a team environment
Highly motivated
Adaptable
Must communicate well and be able to take notes and direction

If you are interested in applying for this role, please email jobs@dneg.com with your CV, covering letter and showreel.
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Compositor

Key Purpose of the Job

To seamlessly integrate all the layers or elements of a shot, including live-action and computer graphic elements. Senior compositors work closely with Visual Effects Supervisors and 2D Supervisors to composite the numerous elements that complete a visual effects shot.
Senior compositors are expected to work on the most complex and demanding shots in the film. Senior compositors may take on a sequence of shots to keep continuity between them.

Needs To Do

Blue/green screen extractions
Seamless integration of live action, miniature and CGI sources
Take part in client reviews
Follow production methodologies and develop creative approaches and problem-solving
Performing all aspects of composite fx design
Constantly deliver excellent results with minimal supervision
Could confidently perform setup tasks for a mid sized team

Needs To Know

You must have a minimum of 8 years VFX industry experience
Experience in using Nuke
A knowledge and interest in photography and practical lighting is helpful
Critical eye for detail, and strong communication skills
Excellent understanding of compositing

Needs To Be

Pro-active
Team oriented

If you are interested in applying for this role, please email jobs@dneg.com with your CV, covering letter, showreel and breakdown.
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Effects Technical Director

Key Purpose of the Job

FX Technical Directors gather a variety of 3D assets produced by our Build, Layout and Animation departments and use off the shelf software – primarily Houdini but also Maya – and custom pipeline tools to create particle, rigid body, fluid, cloth, fur and hair simulations.

Needs To Do

Use an array of commercial and proprietary software tools to produce photorealistic simulations of real-world phenomena while developing innovative solutions to complex problems
Create bespoke effects setups to fulfil client briefs
Produce test and often final renders of FX elements for a shot
Create working test composites for review by the supervision team
Work in partnership with lighters &compositors to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard
Stay on schedule and meet deadlines whilst maintaining the highest quality of work

Needs To Know

Proven experience in producing effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam and explosions, plus experience with particle and voxel based rendering
An eye for details, good sense of timing, and thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to physical simulation in computer graphics
Experience in live action FX work preferred
Extensive knowledge of Houdini and/or Maya (Python, Hscript or Mel knowledge a plus)
Familiarity with pipeline issues and problem solving
A good general TD background is desirable
Familiarity with at least one node based compositing application (Nuke preferred), and a solid understanding of the compositing process.
Strong understanding of linux/ unix based operating systems
At least 3 years experience in feature films. Experience in other areas of visual effects (TV, Games) will also be taken into account.

Needs To Be

Good communication and organisational skills
Creative problem solver and good attention to detail
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines, whilst maintaining high quality results
Ability to work as part of a team as well as alone
Ability to work with little supervision
Flexibility and adaptability

Measures of Performance

Delivery of required content, on time
Continuous improvement

If you are interested in applying for this role, please email jobs@dneg.com with your CV, covering letter, showreel and breakdown.
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