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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 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 Despicable Me 3, The Grinch and The Secret Life of Pets 2.

Technical 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 here: http://www.illuminat…out-artists.php

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Previz/Layout Artists

Duties and responsibilities

Interpret 2D storyboards or script and create 3D shots
Block the posing and timing of the characters in a given environment
Be responsible for the selection of cameras angles and camera moves
Work with Layout Supervisor and Leads to find the best creative/technical problem solving approach for assigned sequences/shots.
Be able to help Director in a cinematic staging way

Qualifications and required skills

Experience in editing
Knowledge of lenses, positioning and moving cameras
Experience in character animation
Capability to interpret a design and modify some modeling if needed
Communication skills / Team working skills
Familiarity with pipeline issues.
Aptitude to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines
Strong eye for framing composition and perspective, and knowledge in lighting, compositing and VFX.
French and/or English knowledge is required

Application

Work permit in France required

Apply here: http://www.illuminat…out-artists.php

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Set Dressing Artists

Duties and responsibilities

Responsible for finalizing the adjusment of set elements in order to polish the composition of the picture.

Qualifications and required skills

Creativity and organization!
Understanding of the principles of photography and composition of an image
Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines
Ability to communicate with the various pipeline departments (modeling, rigging, layout and pipeline), to take notes and guidelines.
Knowledge of Maya is a plus.
French and/or English knowledge is required

Application

Work permit in France required

Apply here: http://www.illuminat…ing-artists.php

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Character Animators

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 & 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 pre-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 here: http://www.illuminat…om/joinform.php

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VFX Artists

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 here: http://www.illuminat…vfx-artists.php
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