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Image Engine Recruiting Senior Creature FX TD

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Senior Creature FX TD

Contract: starting early 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:

The Creature FX TD must assume responsibility for delivering assigned Simulation (Cloth, Muscle and Skin, Hair and Fur ) and Technical Animation work (Pre and post)
Build and maintain Dynamic rigs of varying complexity (hero and background assets, digital doubles etc), to meet the requirements of the show
Learn and work within the existing pipeline and asset specifications
Address supervisor and client comments by integrating solutions into assets or providing one-off shot fixes as appropriate to deliver required results with maximum efficiency
Attend dailies, reviews, and team meetings as required
Work with the rigging, assets, animation and other departments, as required, to maintain continuity between projects and ensure information is communicated up and down the pipeline
Write utility scripts and provide input regarding existing tools and interfaces for creature FX pipeline and workflow
Accountable for meeting productivity and quota targets on time and at a high level of quality
Assist other team members of the team to learn and grow their skills to meet their career aspirations by providing informal feedback, tips and tricks, and encouragement

THIS IS WHAT WE REQUIRE:

Strong understanding of real-world physics and anatomy and a desire to learn more depending on the requirements of the project
Deep understanding of the Maya dynamics tool sets and ability to quickly pick up proprietary tools and pipeline. Experience with Houdini is also appreciated.
Working knowledge of at least one scripting language (python preferred)
Rigging knowledge is a plus
Strong communication skills and a clear understanding of animation requirements. The applicant must be able to work alongside other creative and technical artists.
3+ years of progressive experience with creature FX for high-end film/tv/commercials

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 Creature FX TD – your name”.
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