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Gradient Effects Recruiting VFX Pipeline Engineer, VFX Coordinator, Nuke Compositing Artists, 3D Modeler, Matchmovers, Senior Effects TD/Developer & Assistant VFX Editor/Data Wrangler/I/O

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VFX Pipeline Engineer

Category: Pipeline Programmer
Company: Gradient Effects
Location: Los Angeles (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

The VFX Pipeline Engineer is responsible for pipeline tools creation and providing software solutions to support production and artists.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Scripted Tool Development, Customization and Support
• Creation and maintenance of new scripted tools that support production needs
• Integration of scripted tools with existing in-house tools and code base.
• Creation of documentation and tutorials for tools and integrations.
• Customization of existing scripted tools to suit the needs of the studio, projects, and artists.
• Provide help desk assistance to production for scripted tools.
• Uphold quality standards and vision set forth by Creative Supervisors.

Pipeline Workflows and Collaboration:

• Work with artists, leads, and supervisors to understand day to day production workflow needs
• Collaborate with the artists and TDs to map out and optimize common workflows and tool integration.
• Research and recommend improvements to existing workflows or new workflows that will improve productivity or communication.

Skills Required:

• Competent in Python and familiarity with other scripting languages used in production.
• Extensive knowledge of film visual effects production workflows.
• Knowledge of film/video post production techniques, software, hardware and workflows. Must be able to prioritize requests and have effective communications skills.
• Detail oriented with a strong ability to multi-task
• Knowledge of : Unix / Linux.
• Object Oriented Programming
• Familiarity with Databases

Apply here:- http://www.gradientfx.com/?p=1261
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VFX Coordinator

Category: VFX Coordinator
Company: Gradient Effects
Location: Los Angeles (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Gradient Effects, Los Angeles, is looking for a VFX Coordinator.

Requirements include:

Previous experience as a VFX Production Coordinator
Highly organized, exceptional time/project management skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven ability to prioritize conflicting tasks and juggle multiple projects
Ability to remain calm and composed in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work within a team atmosphere
In depth understanding of live-action and CG based VFX workflow
In depth understanding of common file formats and resolutions

Responsibilities:

Works closely with VFX Producer and Supervisors to schedule, track and manage the workflow in order to meet deadlines
Organize Dailies, rounds and meetings, taking notes and following up on information as necessary
Ensure production database is kept updated daily with notes and key information before departing for the day
Communicate any client sessions or meeting changes to the appropriate team member
Communicating information quickly and concisely to crew and other departments in person, not just via email
Maintain accurate summaries of progress from previous day’s work by artists
Anticipate and communicate issues to Producer and Supervisor to resolve problems promptly
Manage edits along with editorial department
Take responsibility for knowing details of schedule and advising production crewmembers accordingly
Manage resources and communicate clearly within each department
Provide superlative support under dead-line driven timelines
Helping maintain a upbeat professional production office

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to: LAjobs@gradientfx.com with the subject line: VFX Coordinator

Apply here:- http://www.gradientfx.com/?p=1213
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Nuke Compositing Artists

Category: Compositor
Company: Gradient Effects
Location: Los Angeles (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Gradient Effects, Los Angeles, is looking for experienced Nuke Compositing Artist,
who are not only great at their craft, but are also capable of training,
critiquing and mentoring other artists.

Expert knowledge of Nuke
Expert knowledge of 3D Principles and Techniques in Nuke
Experience with Linux, Photoshop, Mocha, Boujou , PFTrack is desirable
Must be able to learn and effectively use proprietary tools and pipeline
Must have an excellent artistic eye
Ability to break a complex task into simpler subtasks
team player with strong communication skills desired
must be pro-active and able to take direction/criticism
must work well with deadlines

**NO PHONE CALLS
** Walk-in applications will not be accepted or considered

Apply here:- http://www.gradientfx.com/?p=1190
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3D Modeler

Category: Modeller
Company: Gradient Effects
Location: Los Angeles (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Gradient Effects, Los Angeles, is looking for artists who are not only great at their craft,
but are also capable of training, critiquing and mentoring other artists.

Requirements:

Expert knowledge of Maya, ZBrush, Mud Box
Expert knowledge of Photoshop, Mari
knowledge of Python and MEL is a plus
must understand Deformers and basic knowledge of Rigging techniques
Strong knowledge and experiences in materials/shader/look development
Ability to break a complex task into simpler subtasks
team player with strong communication skills desired
must be pro-active and able to take direction/criticism
must work well with deadlines

Apply here:- http://www.gradientfx.com/?p=704
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Matchmovers

Category: Matchmove
Company: Gradient Effects
Location: Los Angeles (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We’re looking for artists who are not only great at their craft,
but are also capable of training, critiquing and mentoring other artists.

Requirements:

Strong vector, matrix, and 3D math skills with the ability to derive unique solutions to 3D Stereo Tracking tasks
Strong knowledge about 3d/3d Stereo perspective projection math required
Expert knowledge of 3D Equalizer or PFTrack
Manual matchmoving experience using lidar data is a plus
Ability to break a complex task into simpler subtasks
Python Shell and Linux OS scripting is a plus
+3 years of production experience is a plus
excellent communication skills
Ability to work in a team environment.

Apply here:- http://www.gradientfx.com/?p=594
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Senior Effects TD/Developer

Category: FX TD
Company: Gradient Effects
Location: Los Angeles (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

This is an immediate opening

required skills and duties:

5+ years experience in Feature Film Effects in a production Enviroment using Maya
Thorough understanding of Computer Graphics Principiles
MEL Scripting experience and developing tools is required
Python scripting experience is preferred
Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
must be able to work in a team
self-guided triage and follow-through skills to best respond to assigned duties
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Realflow experience and scripting is a plus
Linux Operating System experience is a must
C/C++ experience is a plus

Apply here:- http://www.gradientfx.com/?p=430
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Assistant VFX Editor/Data Wrangler/I/O

Category: Assistant
Company: Gradient Effects
Location: Los Angeles (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Gradient Effects is a full service Visual Effects facility located in the heart of Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles.

This is a full time position to start immediately.

Requirements include:

Experience with Final Cut Pro
Good knowledge of file formats, useful software and IT skills
Experience with film and HD delivery formats
Good understanding of the postproduction process, editing procedures and video fundamentals
Interest with Quantel Pablo Digital Intermediate color correction system a bonus
Familiarity using Cinesync, Shotgun and Avid a bonus
We are a Linux based facility, so knowledge of Linux is required (tcsh, bash, python)
Must be extremely well organized, punctual and have a good attitude

Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintaining sequence edits and inserting visual effect shots into the timeline
Ensuring the production database is maintained with accurate shot counts, reference QTs, network location of production media and lineup sheets
Preparing sequence edits for internal review and client approvals
Organizing and running the dailies shot review sessions and/or client reviews/cinesyncs
I/O duties; ftp and Aspera postings and downloads, QCing incoming reference QTs
Cutting final and technical breakdown reels for each show upon completion

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to:
LAjobs@gradientfx.com with the subject line: VFX Assistant Editor/Data Wrangler/ I/O

Apply here:- http://www.gradientfx.com/?p=1207
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