Ilion Animation Studios Recruiting Animator, FX Artist, Comic Illustrator Artist, Characters FX Supervisor, Lighting Artist & Maya Software Developer
Ilion Studios is seeking Animators to create high quality animations of 3D characters and elements appearing in each of the movie’s shots; to convey emotion, movement, action and personality; in the style of the feature film.
Animate a shot from blocking through final animation, working under the supervision of the Animation Supervisor and/or Director
Animate props and animation effects
Maintain a consistent level of high quality work while meeting deadlines
Ability to use acting skills to bring characters to life, as well as clearly communicate simple ideas with which an audience can empathize
A demo reel which proves animation skills and the strong understanding of the traditional animation principles such as weight, arcs, etc
Production animation experience is needed
Capacity to work in a team environment and to follow the instructions from the Animation Supervisor and Team Lead
Good oral and written English language communication skills
Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/animator
Ilion Studios is looking for fx artists to help to develop effects and pipelines to be used during the effects production.
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 theSimulation & Effects Supervisor
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
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/fx-artist
Comic Illustrator Artist
It is the pencillers mission to take a script and give it form
· Take a script and give it form in 2D
· Take the script and give it life in a way that makes sense, moves the story along, and with a consistent quality
· 1-3 years of professional experience working as a penciller
· 1 or more year experience in the comic industry and 2D animation
· Strong traditional drawing skills, colour sense and artistic vision
· Classical comic and Fine Arts background are ideal
· High experience with Photoshop or similar software
· Portfolio required demonstrating strong traditional art skills and a strong command of the use of lighting, colour, perspective, scale, and composition
· Able to envision the script and put it down on paper
· Strong communication, problem solving and collaboration skills
· Team player
· Attention to detail
· Creativity and innovation
· Flexibility and adaptability
Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/comic-illustrator-artist
Characters FX Supervisor
Department: Characters FX
Works closely with the VFX Supervisor and CG Supervisors to establish the working methodology of the CFX Department on the assigned show.
Works hand to hand with Production bidding sequences, creating schedules, follow ups, department quota, etc. and chooses best techniques for the effects.
Responsible of setting the elements of the characters that can be solved by simulations.
Responsible of the technical developments needed to execute the work of the department and collaborate with the CG Supervisors/Character Technical Supervisor to include these developments in the studio pipeline.
Collaborates with Animation Leads and Rigging Supervisor to find the most appropriate solution to produce CFX simulations on shots.
Supervises a varied and highly skilled team of CFX artists and TDs, including groomers, cloth TDs, technical animators and character development artists.
Distribute the work to his team according to the production schedule, ensuring that it will be finished on time and with the standard of quality required.
Approves all the shots before VFX Supervisor/Animation Director checks them.
Attends Direction reviews.
Reports to CG Supervisor/Character Technical Director and VFX Supervisor
Create and deliver show specific CFX solutions for characters either in asset production and shots in a timely manner
Communicate the technical methodology of CFX to the production crew
Leads and provides feedback to CFX artists on shots, request fixes, provide final approval before showing to VFX Supervisor
5 years of experience as a Supervisor or at least 10 years as Lead CFX Artists experience.
Experience of 5 or more years in animation features
Deep knowledge of CG CFX with software Maya and Houdini
Deep knowledge of hair/fur systems (preferably Yeti), dynamic skinning, muscle/fat simulations and cloth
Experience in character development including hair shading and painting.
Fluency programming in scripting language: MEL, Python.
C/C++ programming knowledge will be given special consideration.
Experience building new pipelines.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/characters-fx-supervisor
Ilion Studios is looking for lighting artists to create the 3D environment’s lighting in all the movie shots.
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
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
Strong communication, problem solving and collaboration skills
Attention to detail
Creativity and innovation
Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/lighting-artist
Maya Software Developer
Department: Software Development
Ilion Animation Studios is seeking software developers to join our production team to work on production tools development. This includes the development of plugins and script for computer animated film production.
Develop and maintain the required Autodesk Maya scripts and plugins following the requirements supplied by the production departments
Design and development of the studio tools framework
Provide support to the production departments in any issues related to interaction with Autodesk Maya
Write technical and user documentation related to developed technologies and usage
Keeping up-to-date with relevant updates from production technologies
Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
Previous Maya plugins development experience preferred
Good understanding of production pipelines preferred
Solid understanding of software design and architecture
Proven experience coding in C++ and/or Python
Proven team player
Apply here:– http://www.ilion.com/jobs/maya-software-developer
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