Added by on 2017-07-11

Hydraulx VFX Recruiting Tracking/Matchmove Artists, VFX Production Coordinator & VFX Matte Painter

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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. * Lights, renders and composites files with the background to judge the move
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:

Bachelor’s 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

* Must be a BC resident, and must be eligible to work in Canada
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VFX Production Coordinator

Hydraulx VFX(Vancouver) is hiring a VFX Production Coordinator to start immediately!

A VFX Coordinator is responsible for the assignment and tracking of tasks for the assigned area of responsibility. Facilitates the movement of shots between teams, attends daily reviews and communicates status updates to ensure the delivery of shots on schedule. Provides administrative support to the production management team and supervisors.

Responsibilities:

Under the guidance of the Supervisor, tracks progress of tasks for assigned artists or sequences in the production tracking system.
Partners with other production personnel to ensure shots are scheduled and delivered in a timely manner.
Maintains steady communication with supervisors and artists.
Follows up with Artist Leads on a daily basis to ensure task deliveries remain on schedule; communicates any schedule changes to appropriate Artist Leads, Supervisors and Production team members as needed.
Responsible for multiple dailies sessions each day, as well as client reviews.
Taking clear and accurate notes in all dailies and review sessions, and disseminating notes to all necessary parties and within production software.
Generates and maintains production reports.
Generally providing overall production support to the production management team.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in film, art, communications or related field preferred.
1+ years proven production experience in established VFX facility.
Demonstrated experience in highly technical, dynamic departments is a must.
Experience with heavy schedule management in a very time sensitive atmosphere.
Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail, exceptional people skills, ability to work within a team environment.
Strong project management skills and a sensitivity towards deadline related deliveries.
Must be able to handle multiple changing priorities in a dynamic environment and understand how this impacts departmental schedules.
Able to communicate effectively across multiple teams with excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficient computer skills are required; with particular emphasis on Production Tracking Software and Asset Management, Microsoft Office Applications such as Word, Excel, Office, and standard PC applications.

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.

Job Location: Vancouver, Canada

* Must be a BC resident, and must be eligible to work in 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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