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 : The Grinch (2018) and the sequels of The Secret Life of Pets (2019), Minions (2020) and Sing (2020).
We are currently looking for VFX Artists .
Duties and Responsibilities
– Create FX elements with Houdini and 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 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.
– Work permit in France pre-required.
– Shot breakdown.
– Work with fluids.
We thank all applicants for their interest!
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