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Hydraulx VFX Recruiting Tracking/Matchmove Artists, VFX Matte Painter, Junior Roto Paint Artists, Senior Texture Artist & Mid Level Compositor Artist

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Tracking/Matchmove Artists

Requirements:

Converts background plates to various formats to use with specific software to create digital motion files that match the plate photography. This includes animating any live action character or relative object in the scene.
Establish character blocking, camera positioning and animate camera movement.
Provide technical set-up of shots for downstream production departments.
Models the set geometry used to create the matchmove and environment for Animators and Technical Directors.
Maintains an expert level of knowledge about current developments in matchmove tools for computer graphics, especially in areas that relate to the film industry.

Qualifications:

Degree in film, art, communications or related field preferred.
2+ years proven production experience in established VFX facility.
Demonstrated experience in highly technical, dynamic departments is a must.
Must have experience using relevant tracking software such as Boujou, Synth Eyes, and 3d Equalizer.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume and demo reels (e.g. student work, personal work or project work)
Please include rate history and availability.
Please ensure there is a detailed description of your work in particular with your demo reel.

Email: vancouverjobs@hydraulx.com

Please note, due to a high volume of applications, we cannot respond to every applicant.

Job Location: Vancouver, Canada
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VFX Matte Painter

Overview

Main responsibilities

• To create the 2D painted backgrounds required to complete any 3D environments, sets or scenes on the film, while working with the design and modeling departments
• To troubleshoot and use talents to create visually stunning backgrounds which match and marry to the film’s style and 3D requirements, using direction given by Supervisors.
• Introduce innovative ideas through his/her work creating matte paintings for the production, which work with the film’s goals, and in 3D animation.

Requirements

• Minimum of 1 year of feature film experience (or list comparable work experience).
• High level of technical proficiency in photoshop both in software familiarity and output: retouching, clean plates, image reconstruction, set extension, patches & augmentation, texture projection, etc.
• High level of organization and multiple OS familiarity (MAC/PC) a plus.
• Additional cross-disciplines welcome. Please list any such skills and experience in your resume (3D Modeling, Z-Brush, Architecture, Photography, Traditional Illustration, Graphic Design (Web and/or Print), Typography, Layout, etc.).

Skills:

• Ability to create matte paintings stylistically and / or photo realistically using 2D and 3D applications.
• Ability to integrate illustration with existing 3D environments.
• Must be able to work quickly, efficiently, and communicate well within a team environment.
• Must be responsive to deadlines and work well under pressure.
• Demonstrable experience in highly technical, dynamic departments is a must.How to apply:

How to apply:

Please submit your resume.
Please include rate history and availability.
Please ensure there is a detailed description of your work in particular with your demo reel.

Email: vancouverjobs@hydraulx.com

Please note, due to a high volume of applications, we cannot respond to every applicant.
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Junior Roto Paint Artists

Hydraulx VFX has some high profile, fun/ creature based projects in the work and is currently seeking Junior Roto Paint Artists with a high level of technical skills mixed with strong artistic sensibilities to join our dynamic team immediately!

Requirements:

Knowledge of Nuke.
Certificate or Degree in film, art, communications or related field preferred
Roto paint experience in established VFX Facility

How to apply:

Please submit your resume and demo reels (e.g. project work and or personal work).
Please include rate history and availability.
Please ensure there is a detailed description of your work in particular with your demo reel.

Email: vancouverjobs@hydraulx.com

Please note, due to a high volume of applications, we cannot respond to every applicant.

Job Location: Vancouver, BC Canada

* Must be a current BC resident, or hold a current work permit.
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Senior Texture Artist

Key Purpose of the Job:

Senior Texture Artist creates complicated photo realistic textures and other related maps or images for mapping on to 3D objects using high degree technical skill and artistic judgement.

Requirements:

Creates textures as assigned by Supervisor in a timely manner, following the creative direction of the production achieving high level of realism.
Works closely with the other members of the project.
Keep files efficiently organized and comply with the studio’s technical standards and specifications.
Accountable for meeting schedules and show deadlines
Interact with production, supervisors and team to trouble shoot problems related to the assigned tasks.

Skills and experience:

5+ years Texturing experience.
BA Degree or equivalent experience.
Advanced knowledge of Mari, Photoshop, ZBrush, Mudbox, or similar paint package.
Knowledge of Maya is a bonus.
Strong visual skills and color space understanding.
A good knowledge of Linux is a plus.
Works independently and with production team.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
Excellent team player.
Excellent file management skills.
Able to adapt to changing requirements.

Other

MUST have flexible schedule, and be willing to work some weekends.
MUST be a BC resident, and be eligible to work in Canada.

Please send a link to your work, availability & rate info to:
vancouverjobs@hydraulx.com
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Mid Level Compositor Artist

Our Story:

Hydraulx is a uniquely designed and operated award-winning visual effects facility based in Santa Monica, California with branches in Vancouver, BC and New Orleans. As a full service visual effects house, Hydraulx has the versatility to provide high quality visual effects regardless of the size or scope of the project.
We hold to two basic tenets: hire the best artists, and keep them armed with the latest tools and technology available.
The result is a highly efficient team of talented artists and consistently groundbreaking work in a broad range of applications. With less of the bureaucracy of larger companies, and a core group of in-house talent (producers, programmers, photographers & designers), we decrease overhead while increasing project flexibility.

Requirements:

Knowledge of Nuke. Flame/Flare would be considered a bonus.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in film, art, communications or related field preferred.
2+ years proven compositing experience in established VFX facility.
Demonstrated experience in highly technical, dynamic departments is a must.

How to apply:

Submit your resume to: vancouverjobs@hydraulx.com

Please submit your resume and demo reels (e.g. project work and or personal work).
Please include rate history and availability.
Please ensure there is a detailed description of your work in particular with your demo reel.

Job Location: Vancouver, BC Canada

* Must be a current BC resident, or hold a current work permit.

Please note, due to a high volume of applications, we cannot respond to every applicant.
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