Added by on 2015-03-16

Ilion Animation Studios Recruiting Character FX Artist, FX TD, FX Artist, Characters FX Supervisor, Lighting Artist, Lighting TD, Animator & Matte Painting Senior Artist

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Character FX Artist

Department: Characters FX

Description

Ilion Studios is seeking a Character Cloth & Hair Simulation Artist 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/character-fx-artist
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FX TD

Department: TD support

Description

Develop tools for the FX department as required by the guidelines defined by the VFX Supervisor, FX Supervisor and FX Leads. Provide support and development of tools and procedures to extend and enhance the pipeline.

Main responsibilities

• Develop tools for the FX department as required by the guidelines defined by the VFX Supervisor, FX Supervisor and FX Leads.
• Prepare scenes for AnimationAssist artists with troubleshooting of shots. Issues may include problems with fur, clothing, particle effects, animation, and rendering.
• Support and work with multiple departments, including Modeling, Animation, Lighting, FX, and Research and Development.
• Ensure software development follows studio policies and guidelines.
• Work closely with other Technical Directors, Production Supervisors, VFX Supervisors, and Production Engineering to maintain and further the production pipeline.
• Assist in training and mentoring of other Entry Level and Associate Technical Directors.

Qualifications

• Production experience in computer animation, visual effects, or game industry.
• Experience with tool integration into existing or new pipelines.
• Experience with 3d Max or Maya or other 3rd Party Animation systems.
• B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
• Strong programming skills. Proficiency in C, C++, Object Oriented Programming, Python and/or Perl desired.

Skills:

• Ability to establish priorities, work independently or within a group, and work with minimal supervision.
• Exceptional communication skills in dealing with both technical and artistic groups.

Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/fx-td
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FX Artist

Department: FX

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 theSimulation & Effects 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/fx-artist
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Characters FX Supervisor

Department: Characters FX

Description

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

Main responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

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
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Lighting Artist

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/lighting-artist
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Lighting TD

Department: TD support

Description

Provide support and development of tools and procedures to extend and enhance the pipeline.

Main responsibilities

• Provide support and development of tools and procedures to extend and enhance the pipeline.
• Assist artists with troubleshooting of shots. Issues may include problems with fur, clothing, particle effects, animation, and rendering.
• Support and work with multiple departments, including Modeling, Animation, Lighting, FX, and Research and Development.
• Optimize scenes for viewport & render.
• Ensure software development follows studio policies and guidelines.
• Work closely with other Technical Directors, Production Supervisors, VFX Supervisors, and Production Engineering to maintain and further the production pipeline.
• Assist in training and mentoring of other Entry Level and Associate Technical Directors.

Qualifications

• Production experience in computer animation, visual effects, or game industry.
• Experience with tool integration into existing or new pipelines.
• Experience with 3d Max or Maya or other 3rd Party Animation systems.
• B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent.
• Strong programming skills. Proficiency in C, C++, Object Oriented Programming, Python and/or Perl desired.
• Extensive knowledge of Maya is necessary.

Skills:

• Ability to establish priorities, work independently or within a group, and work with minimal supervision.
• Exceptional communication skills in dealing with both technical and artistic groups.

Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/lighting-td
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Animator

Department: Animation

Description

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.

Main responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

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
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Matte Painting Senior Artist

Department: Matte Painting

Description

The matte painter is responsible for working with the Art Director, Modeling Supervisor, Lighting Supervisor and Production Designer, to create 2D background mattes or projection artwork for geometry / paintings / plates for a 3D animated feature film.

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 giving by the Art Director and Production Designer.
• Introduce 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 5 or more years in animation film, as matte painter.
• Strong skills in painting, drawing, composition, color matching.
• Basic computer literacy, extensive skills in Photoshop.
• Knowledge of 3D software.
• Painting (photorealism).

Skills:

• Ability to create matte paintings stylistically and / or photo realistically using 2D and 3D applications.
• Ability to integrate illustration with existing 3D environments.
• Ability to follow directions and complete tasks independently while working within the framework of a team.
• Must be receptive to art direction and perform well within a collaborative team environment.
• Must be responsive to deadlines and work well under pressure.

Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/matte-painting-senior-artist
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