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Image Engine Recruiting Senior Matchmove Artist & Senior Paint Artist

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Senior Matchmove Artist

Category: Matchmove
Company: Image Engine
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

SENIOR MATCHMOVE ARTIST – Image Engine, Vancouver, BC
Contract: starting early April
Project: Chappie

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:

• Use background plates to obtain camera and object motion in plate photography. This may
include animating live action characters or relative object in the scene(rotomation)
• Models stand-in matchmove geometry used by Animators and Technical Directors
• Does basic composites of the files with the background to judge the camera and object solves
• Works with the matchmove team to maintain continuity between shots, and troubleshoot problem
shots
• Under the direction of the project Supervisors, the Matchmover will setup the technical and
aesthetic approaches of the matchmove work for a shot, sequence, or even an entire aspect of a
show

THIS IS WHAT WE REQUIRE:

• At least 5 years’ experience with a high-level film-based camera tracking pipeline (most likely
Maya/Boujou based)
• Preferred experience with 3d Equalizer software-tracking native plates and solving for distortion
as well as solving lensgrids and plate dewarping
• Strong understanding of on-set photography and film and how various camera rigs create camera
movement in live action plates
• Fully understands an “iteration intensive” shot pipeline
• Some scripting ability in MEL and python is an advantage
• Knowledge of Maya and Nuke a plus

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 Matchmove Artist – your name”.
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Senior Paint Artist

Category: Paint Artist
Company: Image Engine
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

SENIOR PAINT ARTIST – Image Engine, Vancouver, BC
Contract: early April 2014
Project: Chappie

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
• Mentor junior paint and roto artists

THIS IS WHAT WE REQUIRE:

• A minimum of 3-4 years of progressively complex related paint experience for high-end film/VFX
• 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 Paint Artist- your name”.
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