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Falcons Treehouse Recruiting Maya Character Animator, Maya Generalist & Maya Lighting/Look Dev Lead

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Maya Character Animator

(This position is for a temporary/consultancy engagement to start immediately with estimated duration of 3 months.)

The Maya Character Animator will work closely with the VFX Supervisor to contribute to the overall aesthetics and workflow of the keyframe character animation pipeline to accomplish the vision of the Director for several unique and high-profile 3D animated stereoscopic projects.

Responsibilities include:

1. Create realistic and/or stylized hand key-framed animations for all types of characters (body and face), vehicles, props and environments.
2. Able to work in a fast paced environment with an iterative workflow.
3. Communicates with supervisors and team members to update them on the status of animation.
4. Work closely with the rigging and FX teams.

Qualifications:

1. Expert in MAYA.
2. Stereoscopic film production experience.
3. Firm understanding of the visual effects process and 3D animation pipeline and traditional principles of animation.
4. Experience with working with a team in a mixed software environment (Maya to 3Ds Max to Maya).
5. Knowledge of studio project management systems such as Shotgun.
6. Self-motivated, problem solver, communicative, collaborative, and great team player attitude.

Headquartered in beautiful Orlando, Florida, Falcon’s Treehouse is an award winning creative services firm specializing in the design and production of themed media experiences utilizing the latest stereoscopic technology and proprietary media production techniques. Through our unique brand of technological wizardry, we conjure immersive experiences designed to thrill and amaze today’s sophisticated audiences.

Send your impressive resume with work history and demo reel link to: careers@falconstreehouse.com
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Maya Generalist

(This position is for a temporary/consultancy engagement to start immediately with estimated duration of 3 months.)

The Maya Generalist is comfortable working on all aspects of 3D production including modeling, texturing, animation, fx, lighting, look development, rendering, and compositing. The Maya Generalist will work closely with the VFX Supervisor and other team members to produce 3D assets, animations, and rendered frames for several high-profile 3D animated stereoscopic projects.

Responsibilities include:

1. Modeling of assets both hard surface and organic.
2. 3D and 2D Texture painting.
3. Animation of characters and objects within scenes, including rigging.
4. Develop shaders and lighting effects.
5. Work with proprietary lensing logic to achieve correctly output rendered frames for various venues.
6. Create particle and FX simulations such as smoke, fire, explosions and super natural type effects.
7. Produce rendered assets for composite team.

Qualifications:

1. Experienced using MAYA for film production.
2. Production experience with V-Ray.
3. Knowledge of Mari, ZBrush, Mudbox Photoshop or other 3d Paint package.
4. Experience with using cloth, hair and particle systems.
5. Stereoscopic film production experience.
6. Experience working with a team in a mixed software environment (Maya and 3Ds Max).
7. Firm understanding of the visual effects process and 3D animation pipeline.
8. Experience with NUKE compositing pipeline.
9. Knowledge of studio project management systems such as Shotgun.
10. Self-motivated, problem solver, communicative, collaborative, and great team player attitude.

Headquartered in beautiful Orlando, Florida, Falcon’s Treehouse is an award winning creative services firm specializing in the design and production of themed media experiences utilizing the latest stereoscopic technology and proprietary media production techniques. Through our unique brand of technological wizardry, we conjure immersive experiences designed to thrill and amaze today’s sophisticated audiences.

Send your impressive resume with work history and demo reel link to: careers@falconstreehouse.com
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Maya Lighting/Look Dev Lead

(This position is for a temporary/consultancy engagement to start immediately with estimated duration of 3 months.)

The Maya Lighting Lead will work closely with the VFX Supervisor to establish final look development and rendering techniques to accomplish the vision of the Director for several unique and high-profile 3D animated stereoscopic projects. The Lighting Lead works closely with the Nuke compositing team to ensure proper rendered assets and passes are delivered.

Responsibilities include:

1. Look development and Technical Direction of several projects based on approved art direction style.
2. Develop shaders and lighting scenarios for various scenes and settings.
3. Be the lead in outputting rendered layers and passes for compositing.
4. Debug and troubleshoot lighting and shader technical issues.
5. Work with proprietary lensing logic to achieve correctly output rendered frames for various venues.
6. Stereoscopic setup of cameras within scenes.
7. Final scene assembly and rendering.

Qualifications:

1. Expert in MAYA.
2. Production experience with V-Ray.
3. Firm understanding of render and render layers
4. Stereoscopic film production experience.
5. Mel or python scripting and programming.
6. Ability to lead and mentor a team of artists.
7. Experience with working with a team in a mixed software environment (Maya to 3Ds Max to Maya).
8. Firm understanding of the visual effects process and 3D animation pipeline.
9. Experience with NUKE compositing pipeline.
10. Knowledge of studio project management systems such as Shotgun.
11. Self-motivated, problem solver, communicative, collaborative, and great team player attitude.

Headquartered in beautiful Orlando, Florida, Falcon’s Treehouse is an award winning creative services firm specializing in the design and production of themed media experiences utilizing the latest stereoscopic technology and proprietary media production techniques. Through our unique brand of technological wizardry, we conjure immersive experiences designed to thrill and amaze today’s sophisticated audiences.

Send your impressive resume with work history and demo reel link to: careers@falconstreehouse.com
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