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Ilion Animation Studios Recruiting Senior Compositing Artist, Crowds Technician, Lighting Artists, Digital Background Painter, FX Artists, Matte Painting Artists, Previz/Layout Artists & Characters FX Artist

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Senior Compositing Artist

Description

Improves the movie’s shots final frame by compositing the stereoscopic images created by the lighting, matte painting and FX departments.

Main responsibilities:

Work closely with the Compositing Supervisor to establish the working techniques and the pipeline of the stereoscopic projects.
Improves the movie’s final frame by compositing the stereoscopic images created by the lighting, matte painting and FX departments.
Working closely with Lighting and Compositing Leads, will determine best approach to solve compositing challenges and develop final overall look.
Work closely with the Lighting and Compositing Leads to identify potentially problematic areas of the film’s sequences compositing and look design, and work to find solutions that meet the movie’s creative as well as production needs.
Reports to the Compositing Supervisor.

Qualifications:

Thorough knowledge and ability to use the tools that produce Digital Composites such as Nuke, Shake, Boujou, PF Track, Flame and Photoshop.
Deep understanding of the artistic concepts of colour and composition.
Deep knowledge and understanding of cameras and film lenses.
Deep Knowledge of set up for camera tracking and matches moving.
Deep knowledge of stereoscopic workflows.

Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/apply
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Crowds Technician

Description

Become part of the crowds team at Ilion, developing and maintaining the crowd simulation system within our existing pipeline. The crowd technician will report to the Crowd Supervisor and CG Supervisor.

Main responsibilities:

Developing crowds techniques, tools and automatization
Works closely with the R&D staff to develop software support tools and assist with integration tasks, particularly with Arnold, our render.
Capability to organize and maintain complex crowd data
Ability for cycles and assets database management and share data to all parts of the pipeline.
Shots assistant and troubleshooting technical issues
In charge of visualization and final crowd shots
Works on production sequences to produce crowd shots from several to thousand agents crowd framework.

Qualifications:

Production experience in computer animation, visual effects, or game industry
Understanding of crowds system: agents,behavior, simulation
Strong proficiency with Maya
Strong proficiency with scripting languages (i.e. Maya Mel, Python, etc.) C/C++ is a plus.
Rigging experience a plus
Animation experience a plus
Cloth simulation experience a plus
Comprehension of CG pipelines, from asset creation to final shot
Creative solving skills
Good appreciation for the artistic and technical requirements
Ability to work in a team environment under tight deadlines
Attention to detail

Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/apply
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Lighting Artists

Description

Department: Lighting

Description

Ilion Studios is looking for lighting artists to create the 3D environment’s lighting in all the movie shots.

Main responsibilities

Create the 3D environment’s lighting in all the movie shots
Light up the assigned shots, according to the artistic and technical instructions of the Supervisor and Team Lead
Capable of composing frames or work closely with the compositing team, to optimize the frame work
Report to his Lighting Team Supervisor

Qualifications:

2-3 years’ experience in 3D lighting and compositing
Deep understanding of the artistic concepts of colour and composition
Must have very good knowledge in shading properties
Knowledge of compositing is a must
Capacity to reach the quotas with the quality level required

Skills

Strong communication, problem solving and collaboration skills
Team player
Attention to detail
Creativity and innovation
Commitment
Adaptability

Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/apply
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Digital Background Painter

Description

Department: Matte Painting

Description

Working with the Art Director, Modeling Supervisor, Lighting Supervisor and Production
Designer, to create 2D digital background paintings.

Main responsibilities

• To create the 2D digital 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 giving by the Art Director and Production Designer.

Qualifications

• Experience of 2 or more years in animation film, or more than 5 years as illustrator
• Basic computer literacy, extensive skills in Photoshop
• Knowledge in Maya and Nuke is a plus

Skills:

• Strong skills in painting, drawing, composition, color matching
• Ability to create highly detailed paintings from scratch
• Ability to integrate illustration with existing 3D environments
• Strong communication, problem solving and collaboration skills
• Team player
• Creativity and innovation
• Flexibility and adaptability

Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/apply
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FX Artists

Description

Ilion Studios is looking for FX artists to help to develop effects and pipelines to be used during the effects production.

Main Responsibilities:

Will help to develop effects and pipelines to be used during the effects production
Generates pre-comps of the effects to be published to Compositing
Finds references for assigned effects
Is able to deliver on time with tight deadlines and with the highest standard
Is able to create simple pipelines and automations
Reports to the FX Supervisor

Qualifications:

Experience of 2 or more years in film, producing effects such as fire, smoke, clouds, explosions, dynamic driven animations, etc
Deep knowledge of CG FX with software Maya. Knowledge of Houdini is a big plus
Strong artistic and technical skills to be able to add dramatic flair to environments, characters, etc, through the creative use of effects
MEL/Python scripting abilities, are a big plus

Skills:

Strong communication and interpersonal skills, being able to work as part of a team
Adaptable and proactive with a continuous improvement spirit
Able to take direction

Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/apply
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Matte Painting Artists

Description

The matte painter creates visually stunning backgrounds which match and marry to the film’s style and 3D requirements, using direction given by the Supervisor, Art Director and Production Designer.

Main Responsibilities:

Creates 2D background mattes or projection artwork for geometry / paintings / plates for a 3D animated feature film.
Creates the 2D painted backgrounds required to complete any 3D environments, sets or scenes on the film, while working with the design and modeling departments
Introduces innovative ideas through his/her work creating matte paintings for the production, which work with the film’s goals, and in 3D animation.

Qualifications:

Experience of 2 or more years in animation film, as matte painter
Strong skills in painting, drawing, composition, color matching.
Ability to create matte paintings stylistically and / or photo realistically using 2D and 3D applications
Basic computer literacy, skills in Photoshop
Knowledge of 3D software
Ability to integrate illustration with existing 3D environments
Painting (photorealism)

Skills:

Strong skills in painting, drawing, composition, color matching
Ability to create matte paintings stylistically and / or photo realistically using 2D and 3D applications.
Ability to integrate illustration with existing 3D environments.

Apply here:http://www.ilion.com/jobs/apply
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Previz/Layout Artists

Description

Ilion Studios is seeking Previz/Layout Artists to be responsible for generating the previzualization of the film and refining the final camera movements, in accordance with the established storytelling guidelines.

Main responsibilities:

Work on the creation of the movie preview stream, according to the Director guidelines and reporting to the lead.
Work with Layout Lead and Art Director to design and build simple schematics for set& prop models.
Create a rought layout, defining a blocking of character animation and cameras, following the previously marked storytelling.
Create the atmosphere of a scene including lighting effects and narrative.
Ensure a proper breakdown of the scene as well as Good management of their own work.
Work on camera refine.

Qualifications:

Extensive knowledge of Maya
Demonstrable artistic skills including a strong sense of composition and perspective, the ability to create atmosphere and good understanding of editing
Understanding of cameras, staging, composition, pacing, timing, general filmmaking concepts, both in animation and live action contexts
Knowledge of Animation is a must
Able to field and address complex notes
Experience with Lighting will be a plus
Comfortable creating basic assets
Attention to detail
Respect for the procedures and requirements of the studio, production and pipeline
Clear, professional communication skills
English is a must

Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/apply
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Characters FX Artist

Description

Ilion Studios is seeking Character Cloth & Hair Simulation Artists to create and finalize the characters hairstyle, shading and shot cloth simulations.

Main Responsibilities:

Creates hairstyles, shading and hair simulations
Creates cloth simulation rigs and cloth simulations
Creates cloth and hair simulations for shot work in production
Develops generalized tools to help enhance the pipeline
May be called upon to mentor junior members of the team

Qualifications:

Strong knowledge of Maya
Experience in cloth simulation (Ncloth, Syflex, Qualoth)
Experience in hair tools (Shave and Haircut, Maya Hair, Houdini)
Knowledge of Python or Mel scripting is a must
Proven production experience
Character modeling or simulation background is a plus
Good problem-solving abilities and artistic vision
Work within art direction guidelines
Good oral and written English language communication skills

Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/apply
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