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Framestore Recruiting Senior Lighting and Look Development TD & Senior FX TD

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Senior Lighting and Look Development TD

Category: Look Development
Company: Framestore
Location: New York (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Framestore’s Integrated Advertising division in New York is looking for a Senior Lighting and Look Development TD to join our CG team.
We work on award winning highly creative commercials and VR projects and are looking for a Lighting and Look Development TD who has experience in commercials and/or film, who has a passion for high end VFX, working in a collaborative team atmosphere and someone who has a great reel. If you have broader generalist skills, that is a bonus.
This is a staff role, and relocation and a work visa will be offered to the right candidate.

Responsibilities:

CG scene assembly including the correct assets from applicable departments
Lighting shots as briefed by the Visual Effects/CG Supervisor or Sequence Lead
Creating lighting set ups and/or working with current set ups
Creating efficient rendering set ups in order to optimize render farm usage
Scrutinizing the colors and directions of all light sources in the real-world scene and replicating them in CG
Staying on schedule and meeting set deadlines while maintaining the highest levels of quality
Ongoing communication with Production and leads regarding schedules and deadlines
Other duties as required including wrangling assets or elements of a shot from another department to ensure shots are completed to schedule

Essential Skills:

Previous experience with shot look development
An excellent understanding of color-space
A strong knowledge of lighting techniques
A solid knowledge of Nuke, including how to use layers and passes to tweak a shot after it has been rendered
Good knowledge of other disciplines within VFX including simulation, Modeling and UV mapping, Texturing and Camera Tracking
Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills
Creative problem solving and attention to detail
Able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining high quality results
Able to work successfully as part of a team as well as independently
Reliable, with good time keeping and the ability to meet deadlines
Flexible and adaptable with the ability to work within a pre-set workflow or pipeline but also have the creativity and problem solving skills to work around issues
A thorough knowledge of Maya
Extensive knowledge of Arnold or a similar production renderer
Knowledge of physically plausible shading techniques
Basic knowledge of Python and/or Mel scripting
A strong understanding of Linux/Unix based operating systems

Desirable Skills:

Experience and knowledge in Modeling and Texturing
Experience with digital paint software such as Photoshop and/or Mari
Experience working with effects elements and volume rendering
Knowledge and experience in other render packages

Apply here:- https://ldd.tbe.taleo.net/ldd01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FRAMESTORE&cws=39&rid=776
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Senior FX TD

Category: FX TD
Company: Framestore
Location: New York (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Framestore’s Integrated Advertising division in New York is looking for a Senior FX TD to join our CG team.
We work on award winning highly creative commercials and VR projects and are looking for an FX TD who has experience in commercials and/or film, who has a passion for high end VFX, working in a collaborative team atmosphere and someone who has a great reel. If you have broader generalist skills, that is a bonus.
This is a staff role, and relocation and a work visa will be offered to the right candidate.

Responsibilities:

Creating particle, rigid-body, fluid, cloth, fur and/or hair simulations or animations
Applying lighting and shaders to produce the final rendered image or passing the simulation on to a Lighting Technical Director
Using a variety of commercial and proprietary FX tools including Houdini, Maya and Naiad
Working within the team to determine the various design solutions needed to create the effects
Designing and creating images, elements, effects, pipelines, tools and techniques
Helping to design solutions involving a more procedural approach in order to create the effects required
Producing reviewable composites of all FX elements for a shot. Sometimes FX TDs will be expected to produce final renders too

Essential Skills:

An excellent knowledge of Houdini and Maya
A thorough understanding of the techniques and technologies relating to FX simulation and procedural animation
Previous experience producing effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam and explosions in addition to simulation techniques for rigid-bodies, cloth and hair
A good understanding of animation and an eye for motion
A working knowledge of Arnold
A good understanding of the entire visual effects process
A familiarity with pipeline issues, especially working between multiple packages
A working knowledge of Nuke and a solid understanding of the compositing process
Strong Vex, hscript and/or Mel scripting skills
Problem solving skills and ability and enthusiasm for working to short deadlines and making clever decisions about how to produce the best work efficiently within short deadlines
Able to work successfully as part of a team as well as independently

Desirable Skills:

Knowledge in other simulation packages such as Naiad
Programming skills with C/C++ along with knowledge of the Houdini HDK and/or Maya API
Python and Unix shell scripting
Experience with other render packages
Unity/Unreal knowledge a bonus

Apply here:- https://ldd.tbe.taleo.net/ldd01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FRAMESTORE&cws=39&rid=774
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