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Image Engine Recruiting Technical Assistant Supervisor & VFX Producer

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR – Image Engine, Vancouver, BC

Start date: early April, 2014
Project: various projects

The TA Supervisor is responsible for managing render and storage resources for the facility as well as mentoring junior TA’s. Responsibilities include the delivery of data to and from production, managing render priorities and storage resources. Excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic, and the ability to take direction are essential.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Manage the day to day responsibilities of the junior TA’s
Set and balance the daily tasks of TA’s in conjunction with production needs
Render farm monitoring, working with production to identify priorities (shows,department, shots), do job retries, keep track of hardware count, send out farm reports
Manage virtual file systems by moving between data tiers
Backup management- check daily backups, load tapes as needed, do restore as requested
Archive Management – take completed shot files and prep for archive onto tape
Aspera management- create accounts, monitor transfers, cleanup Aspera accounts
Execute playlists and monitor vidouts/filmouts on the farm
Notify editor when vidouts are ready to be cut into the avid for QC (run make Delivery via shotgun)
Receives all firewires and copies to local folder. Notify coordinator.
Data digestion maybe delegated by coordinators depending on show, tasks may include plate and reference import, upload deliveries to ftp once approved by Editor, mark outputs as sent to client in shotgun.
Camera equipment- check in/out using asset management tools
Work with production as well as tech staff to create render & storage projections
Other duties and responsibilities consistent with your position as may be assigned to you from time to time

THIS IS WHAT WE REQUIRE:

3-4 years in a production environment as a TA or Wrangler Supervisor
Leadership experience in a similar position managing a group of TA’s & RA’s
Unix experience (proficiency with basic tools).
Excellent troubleshooting skills.
Excellent communication skills and ability to work with people with various levels of technical proficiency.
Desire to provide excellent customer support in a production environment.
CS degree or equivalent experience.
Familiarity with most basic system administration tools and processes.
Familiarity with networked/distributed computing concepts.

THIS IS WHAT WE REQUIRE DESIRE:

Scripting language experience (eg. Perl, Python).
Experience working with relational databases.
Familiarity with most basic system administration tools and processes.
Familiarity with networked/distributed computing concepts.
Excellent documentation skills.
Interest in computer animation and visual effects.

E-mail your resume and cover letter to jobs@image-engine.com. The subject should read “TA Supervisor – your name”.
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VFX PRODUCER – Image Engine, Vancouver, BC

Contract: starting June/July 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:

Administer VFX productions internally and with the client(s)
Manage the production schedule with the VFX Supervisor to ensure the right balance between time spent & quality of shots
Maintain the ‘bid’ in coordination with the VFX Executive Producer
Represents the company externally and internally
Work closely with VFX Supervisor and/or CG Supervisor(s)/ Sequence Supervisor(s) to:
Hold team dailies
Perform rounds at artists desks
Provide schedule visibility to the team and the executives
Help the supervisors ‘sell’ the shots to the clients(s)
Help manage resources: renderfarm, licenses, R&D, …
Discipline the artists on a day-to-day basis to maintain a high standard of work within the deadlines
Bid shots with help from the VFX Supervisor and the team and present to the VFX Executive Producer to review

THIS IS WHAT WE REQUIRE:

5+ year’s credited work experience as a VFX Producer on major feature films
Experience on a large (300+ shots) multi-vendor production
Highly organized, first-class time/project management skills
Excellent client and crew management skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Thorough understanding of live-action and CG based VFX workflows
Proven ability to manage high revenue budgets
Capable of motivating and leading a large team, with enthusiasm and clarity
Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
Existing industry contacts
Experience with Shotgun database
Production-side experience a bonus
Outsource experience not required, but definitely preferred

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:

E-mail your resume and cover letter to jobs@image-engine.com. The subject should read “VFX Producer – your name”.
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