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Multiple Openings at Illumination Mac Guff in Paris, France

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Illumination Mac Guff is one of the world’s leading studios for animated feature films.
Based in Paris, the company is known for such global blockbusters as the franchise Despicable Me, The Lorax, Minions, The Secret Life of Pets and Sing – all produced by Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.
The studio is currently in production on Illumination’s slate of four films, including The Grinch and The Secret Life of Pets 2.

We are currently looking for Houdini artists, fixing animator, technical layout artists and character animators!

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HOUDINI ARTISTS – several positions to be filled

Duties and responsibilities

Create FX elements with Houdini and/or Maya
Work with VFX Leads and other TDs to find the best creative/technical problem solving approach for assigned sequences/shots.
Accurately interpret concept art and designs from the Art Department

Qualifications and required skills

Feature film experience an asset
Previous experience creating FX elements and working with fluid & particle dynamics is required.
Have a thorough understanding of Houdini and Maya
Ability to quickly master custom in-house production tools
Have basic knowledge of lighting and compositing (Nuke).
Ability to work in a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines
Knowledge of Python, Mel and Hscript is required.
Knowledge of C++, HDK and Maya API would be an advantage
French and/or English knowledge is required
Unix experience

Application

Work permit in France required

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

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FIXING ANIMATOR – All levels

Duties and responsibilities

Check and retake technical content of animation scenes to prepare shots before sending them to other departments (simulation, lighting, compo)

Qualifications and required skills

Strong knowledge of posing, weight, timing, animal and human motion
Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines
Must communicate well and be able to take notes and direction
Have a good technical understanding of models and rigs
Experience as a Character Animator or Technical Animator on feature films would be a plus
Knowledge of Maya
French and/or English knowledge is required

Application

Work permit in France required

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

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TECHNICAL (FINAL) LAYOUT ARTISTS

Duties and responsibilities

Responsible for checking the technical optimization of all shots and reconstructing the layout scenes with matching references, casting, cameras, and timing
Ensure that everything that is going to be animated is set up properly
Verify the casting for Pipeline exports

Qualifications and required skills

Have a good knowledge of Maya. Notions in programming languages such as Mel and Python an asset
Be able to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines
Communicate well with the different departments of the pipeline (modeling, rigging, set dressing, layout and pipeline) and be able to take notes and direction
Understand the principles of cinematography including use of lenses, positioning and moving the camera, etc. Knowledge of cinematic language would be a plus
French and/or English knowledge is required

Application

Work permit in France required

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

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CHARACTER ANIMATORS – several positions to be filled

Duties and responsibilities

Responsible for expediting high quality character animation for feature films
Work closely with Animation Supervisors and Leads to create skilled animation with strong acting performances and convincing motion

Qualifications and required skills

Creativity!
Strong knowledge of posing, weight, timing, animal and human motion
Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines
Must communicate well and be able to take notes and direction
Have a good technical understanding of models and rigs
Knowledge of Maya
French and/or English knowledge is required

Application

Work permit in France required
If possible, we would like you to select your best work and to include acting with dialogue and physical actions in your showreel.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
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