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Image Engine Recruiting CG Supervisor & Senior BG Prep

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CG Supervisor

Contract: starting November, 2014

Are you interested in working for a growing, independent, award winning studio? This opportunity involves working in a strong, R&D supported pipeline, a friendly and collaborative environment, and with a group of passionate artists all working towards realizing the Director’s dream.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Act as the primary technical leadership on the project
Determines technical approaches needed to achieve desired look and behaviors of the production’s assets within agreed technical pipeline
Identifies, defines, prioritizes and oversees the implementation of tools that automate production tasks
Assist the team in debugging problematic shots and assist in optimizing shots for efficiency
Deliver final shots that are creatively and technically excellent
Be actively involved in mentoring juniors throughout productions
Builds consensus among technology, creative and production management to create efficiencies
Serves as key technical expert on productions
Other duties and responsibilities consistent with your position as may be assigned to you from time to time

THIS IS WHAT WE REQUIRE:

5 years of professional production experience in high-end feature film
3 years experience in lead or supervisor position
Is a proven leader in setting direction for a production and for inspiring and motivating production staff
A strong combined technical and creative background
Must have a positive, team approach and be able to work well with a wide range of personality types
Extensive knowledge of computer animation packages – Maya, 3Delight (Renderman) and Nuke
Experience with programming/scripting languages (such as python, C++, etc.) is a plus

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:

If this role is for you, e-mail your resume, and a link to a reel and breakdown to jobs@image-engine.com The subject should read “CG Supervisor – your name”.
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Senior BG Prep

Contract: starting November, 2014

Are you interested in working for a growing, independent, award winning studio? This opportunity involves working in a strong, R&D supported pipeline, a friendly and collaborative environment, and with a group of passionate artists all working towards realizing the Director’s dream.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Prepare 2D elements for the compositing team through both rotoscoping and digital painting
Creation of mattes by utilizing the creation and animation of sophisticated shapes
Provide mattes with accurate motion blur and hard edges, thorough rotoscoping
Removal of wires, rigs and markers using 2D/3D painting techniques
Removal of proxy actors through complex projections within a 2.5D environment
Character recreation utilizing both 2D and 3D techniques
Work primarily with Lead/Compositor to ascertain shot roto and paint requirements
Work with production and supervisor team to understand and manage schedules and shot deadlines
Accurately address comments and notes from leads/supervisors, and ensure that revisions are completed in a timely manner
Attend dailies, reviews, and team meetings as required

THIS IS WHAT WE REQUIRE:

4 – 5+ years of professional production experience in high-end feature film
Production level experience using Nuke (2 years minimum is preferred)
Ability to analyze a given task, following instructions accurately and completely
Ability to take on and complete delegated tasks efficiently, with minimal supervision
Must have a strong eye for detail
Must have excellent time management skills
Must have excellent communication skills
Must have solid understanding of Nuke’s 3D environment
Ability to import tracks from matchmove programs is a plus
Understanding of a 3D package such as Maya, is a plus
Knowledge of frame by frame paint is highly suggested
Knowledge of Silhouette for roto or paint is a plus
Knowledge of Mocha for roto or planar tracking is a plus

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:

If this role is for you, e-mail your resume, and a link to a reel and breakdown to jobs@image-engine.com The subject should read “Senior BG Prep – your name”.
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