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Image Engine Senior Background Prep Artist

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Senior BG Prep Artist – Image Engine, Vancouver, BC

Contract: starting January/ February 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 digital plates for Compositors through compositing, painting, and projecting techniques with minimal supervision
Tasks include wire and rig removal, greenscreen clean-up, plate recreation
Address your Leads’ critiques and comments while providing solutions to aesthetic issues to improve the shot; and maintaining a quality level as described by your Supervisor/ Lead
Work with Compositing team, as required, to maintain shot continuity
Provide versions for assigned tasks in an agreed upon time by your Supervisor/ Lead
Attend dailies, reviews, and team meetings as required

THIS IS WHAT WE REQUIRE:
3- 4 years of progressively complex related paint experience for high-end film/ commercials
Able to “fix” highly difficult paint tasks
Strong knowledge of Nuke
Strong Knowledge of 3D projection, Camera Tracking, Planar Tracking, PointsTo3D
Team player with a great attitude
Strong eye for detail and precision
Takes direction well.
Fast & efficient; ability to work under tight deadlines

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:
E-mail your resume and a link to a reel and breakdown to jobs@image-engine.com. The subject should read “Senior BG Prep Artist – your name”.
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Pipeline TD – Image Engine, Vancouver, BC

Contract: starting early December

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:
Provide support to TDs and CG supervisors in the smooth running of shots through a show pipeline.
Building and maintaining elements of the show pipeline with an emphasis on optimizing artist front-end interaction
Creating show based scripts and tools
Provide support for artists in learning and using the show pipeline
Ensure efficiency of use for show based resources (disk & proc)
To be an additional point of support for shot based issues, alongside leads and supervisors
Act as a liaison for communicating technical issues to IT, R&D and pipeline

THIS IS WHAT WE REQUIRE:
A good knowledge of Maya, Nuke and Houdini is required
Considerable experience of Python, C or C++ and shell scripting is required.
A degree or equivalent in Computer Graphics, Computer Science or other related course
Desired Skills / Extras
Pro-active Very meticulous and accurate
Able to monitor and identify potential efficiencies in a production pipeline
Able to take direction and feedback well from a supervisor
Team oriented with good communication skills
Adaptable, accepting of change

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:
E-mail your resume and a link to a reel and breakdown to jobs@image-engine.com. The subject should read “Pipeline TD – your name”.
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