Added by on 2017-12-14

Luma Pictures Recruiting Junior Pipeline TD, VFX Producer, Tracking/Matchmove Artist, Senior Asset Artist, Roto/Paint Artist, Rigging TD, Model/Texture Artist, Lead Compositor, FX Artist, Comp Supervisor & Lead System Administrator

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Junior Pipeline TD

Are you a Jr Pipeline TD?

You Can

Learn and extend the pipeline
Develop tools that make artists happy
Identify and automate inefficient or redundant tasks

You Have

At least 1 year python experience
Comfortibility with Object-Oriented programming
Expert problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
Experience with Maya and Nuke
Communication skills
Time management skills

Pluses

Experience with the following:
Linux/OSX
Python scripting in Nuke
PyQT or PySide
mysql
PyMEL
C/C++
Web development

Perks

Location, location, location – 1 block from the beach
Full healthcare benefits
Paid sick days (cough!)
Ping pong & arcade machine
Multiple studio doggies
A dedicated culture team that plans fun, rolls out fun & has fun!
Mates, not colleagues.

Apply here:- https://jobs.lever.co/lumapictures/e80915e1-0ee5-4631-842c-58891dac9ec6/apply
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VFX Producer

Are you a VFX Producer?

You can

Manage all aspects of a show, involving: the VFX breakdown and bid / planning and scheduling of facility resources / managing the VFX team and monitoring their work during the post-production process / liaising and managing relationships with clients
Plan and schedule facility resources with the VFX Supervisor
Be responsible for supervising the daily assignment to individual artists
Ensure the progression of work is to the client’s satisfaction
Communicate with clients, editorial and in-house management
Track and update progress of VFX shots in database
Create meeting budgets and scheduling targets
Maintain adherence to set Production contract standards
Motivate individual artists as well as the team as a whole

You have

A minimum of 3 years VFX production experience
A thorough knowledge of MS Office; particularly Excel (an understanding of Project is also beneficial)
A high level problem solving skills
The ability to adapt to change
Extremely detail oriented and well organized skills
Provenly excelled in project management
Been capable of motivating and leading a large team with enthusiasm and clarity
A calm and methodical in your approach to work
Been able to grow and thrive in a fast paced environment

Perks

A rooftop patio with a million dollar view of Melbourne
Really, really good coffee
Paid vacation days – four weeks per year!
Paid sick days (cough!)
A dedicated culture team that plans fun, rolls out fun & has fun!
Mates, not colleagues.

Apply here:- https://jobs.lever.co/lumapictures/cc83973c-aa99-4fd9-b251-f15ed7785704/apply
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Tracking/Matchmove Artist

Are you a Tracking / Matchmove Artist?

You can

Produce tracked cameras / virtual sets from plate photography
Matchmove characters and objects using provided rigs
Work with animation and modeling departments to ensure accurate camera track

You have

Mastered the core 3D principles rotation, translation, scale, gimbal lock
A thorough understanding of 3D camera principles such as lenses, distortion, parallax etc
Proficiency in Maya and in one or more camera tracking packages (Syntheyes, PFTrack etc)
A team player mentality with a good getter attitude
Great communication skills

Perks

A rooftop patio with a million dollar view of Melbourne
Really, really good coffee
Paid vacation days – four weeks per year!
Paid sick days (cough!)
A dedicated culture team that plans fun, rolls out fun & has fun!
Mates, not colleagues.

Apply here:- https://jobs.lever.co/lumapictures/2c79b419-2d9f-4c75-9a93-b972c4179274/apply
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Senior Asset Artist

Are you a Senior Asset Artist?

You Can

Disseminate information to your team members on workflows, methodologies, or creative / technical feedback from a supervisor
Work with a production team at an advanced level to execute the desired look of complicated CG assets, including creatures and/or hard-surface models, including environments, mechanical, organic, or supernatural assets with the highest level of photoreal quality
Collaborate with a team to determine various design solutions while offering workarounds to overcome production challenges
Mentor junior and mid level artists on your team
Maintain or exceed consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines
Liaise with various departments of production
Manage personal schedules

You Have

3-5 years minimum film production experience
A proficient understanding of modelling in Maya
A proficient understanding of texturing in Mari for multipass rendering
A proficient understanding of ZbrushAdvanced knowledge of UV optimizations and UDIM workflows
A strong understanding of look development through photoreal and/or supernatural shader networks
A strong aesthetic sense with a sharp eye for photorealism
Concise communication – a must
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong organizational skills

Pluses

Experience with grooming and hair systems a plus

Perks

A rooftop patio with a million dollar view of Melbourne
Really, really good coffee
Paid vacation days – four weeks per year!
Paid sick days (cough!)
A dedicated culture team that plans fun, rolls out fun & has fun!
Mates, not colleagues

Apply here:- https://jobs.lever.co/lumapictures/307154a6-6e0c-42b1-8fa6-d332c8cdc680/apply
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Roto/Paint Artist

Are you a Roto / Paint Artist?

You can

Perform tasks such as:
2D tracking
Matte extraction
Rig removal / paint fixes
3D camera projections
Clean plate creation
Grain matching
Spline based roto creation
Sophisticated shape creation and editing
Shape animation (by hand and w/ trackers)
Shape compositing, fill modes, opacity settings
Compositing roto, plate and color correction nodes to create, render and review color-overlay roto check

You have

At least one year of experience working on feature films or HD
Teleproduction Must know Nuke (experience in Maya is a plus)
Must be willing and able to relocate if necessary

Perks

A rooftop patio with a million dollar view of Melbourne
Really, really good coffee
Paid vacation days – four weeks per year!
Paid sick days (cough!)
A dedicated culture team that plans fun, rolls out fun & has fun!
Mates, not colleagues

Apply here:- https://jobs.lever.co/lumapictures/18f7755c-a837-42b0-835a-53718386afa4/apply
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Rigging TD

Are you a Rigging TD?

You Can

Develop realistic skeletal rigs for a variety of humanoids and complex creatures
Build and maintain rigs currently in production using internal tools;
Assist in the creation of new rigs and rig components;
Perform rig maintenance and fixes during production;
Collaborate with the team to continue to develop internal rigging framework.
Create tools with the Maya API and MEL scripts to enable Animators to create realistic animation
Work with Lead TD’s and Animators to develop and intergrate tools into a robust pipeline

You Have

An extensive knowledge of anatomy and a thorough understanding of bio-mechanics, kinesiology for humanoid and animals
A thorough understanding of weighting and skinning and be able to work interactively with modelers to resolve challenges
Demonstrated ability to rig a variety of characters / objects in a realistic, non-cartoon manner
Scripting skills in Maya API, MEL scripting, Python and/or Perl
The ability to manage time and balance priorities, with the pressures of busy, deadline-driven production.
The ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of personalities, both written and verbal.
The ability to take direction and work in a team focused environment
A solid work ethic and a positive attitude in the face of challenging situations

Perks

A rooftop patio with a million dollar view of Melbourne
Really, really good coffee
Paid vacation days – four weeks per year!
Paid sick days (cough!)
A dedicated culture team that plans fun, rolls out fun & has fun!
Mates, not colleagues

Apply here:- https://jobs.lever.co/lumapictures/def58ab6-5be0-4aa6-973a-9ef1df219a2a/apply
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Model/Texture Artist

Are you a Model/Texture Artist?

You can

Do polygonal modeling of creatures, props and environments from photo reference
Optimize UV’s for maximum efficiency
Develop multilayered photo-real textures for use in multi pass rendering
Understand pipeline based productions and multi-pass rendering methods

You have

Ability to take direction
A team player mentality with a ‘get it done’ attitude
Communication skills
A keen eye for fine detail, age, and narrative when painting textures
An eye for realism

Pluses

Well versed with Maya and Z-Brush skills

Perks

A rooftop patio with a million dollar view of Melbourne
Really, really good coffee
Paid vacation days – four weeks per year!
Paid sick days (cough!)
A dedicated culture team that plans fun, rolls out fun & has fun!
Mates, not colleagues

Apply here:- https://jobs.lever.co/lumapictures/e64742c1-359b-4e38-855f-272f9647b2b0/apply
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Lead Compositor

Are you a Lead Compositor?

You Can

Assist with deploying tasks to the proper artists and making sure that they are on the right timeline
Work with Production Team, Compositing Supervisor and Visual Effects Supervisor to create the desired look for environments and characters that reflect a wide variety of styles
Develop methodologies for reduction of render time and improving quality of results
Collaborate with fellow artists and supervisors to meet challenging production deadlines in a positive work environment
Seamlessly integrate all the layers or elements of a shot while balancing the creative and technical side of each element
Maintain the overall look, color balance, and quality for assigned shots and sequences to create uniformity in all finished work.

You Have

5+ years experience in a production environment using Nuke
A good eye for lighting, detail and overall composition
A strong understanding of how things should look and feel given specific artistic direction or reference
A good understanding of 3D multi-pass rendering techniques and colorspace concepts
An understanding of stereo (3D) and anamorphic compositing in Nuke

Perks

A rooftop patio with a million dollar view of Melbourne
Really, really good coffee
Paid vacation days – four weeks per year!
Paid sick days (cough!)
A dedicated culture team that plans fun, rolls out fun & has fun!
Mates, not colleagues

Apply here:- https://jobs.lever.co/lumapictures/3c5c1bff-303a-4cc8-acf0-fe3d35f5a833/apply
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FX Artist

Are you an FX Artist?

You can

Light and render FX passes for specific shots using developed FX rigs
Develop rigs/techniques to implement and optimize approved looks
Produce look tests based on provided reference materials
Create tools and scripts to facilitate workflow
Understand one of the following applications: Maya / Houdini / Realflow / Krakatoa / Fume

You have

A team player mentality with a ‘get it done’ attitude
Time management and organizational skills
Communication skills
A solid work ethic
A positive mindset

Pluses

Python scripting experience
Understanding multi pass 3D compositing

Perks

A rooftop patio with a million dollar view of Melbourne
Really, really good coffee
Paid vacation days – four weeks per year!
Paid sick days (cough!)
A dedicated culture team that plans fun, rolls out fun & has fun!
Mates, not colleagues.

Apply here:- https://jobs.lever.co/lumapictures/36f319d7-b73b-48d1-aff6-0653ae521fcf/apply
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Comp Supervisor

Are you a Comp Supervisor?

You Can

Complete all assigned work within the schedule while maintaining constant communication with production team and other artists
Translate creative and technical direction for the production into specific direction for shots and sequences
Review and adjust assigned art/technical content to meet creative direction
Manage the work of leads and individual contributors
Ensure the ongoing training and development of compositing staff
Possess highly developed creative skills and a strong understanding of complex multi-layered compositing and latest lighting techniques

You Have

Expert level knowledge of Nuke and other compositing software
A solid understanding and experience with lighting and rendering workflows
Able to do creative compositing/look dev

Perks

A rooftop patio with a million dollar view of Melbourne
Really, really good coffee
Paid vacation days – four weeks per year!
Paid sick days (cough!)
A dedicated culture team that plans fun, rolls out fun & has fun!
Mates, not colleagues

Apply here:- https://jobs.lever.co/lumapictures/c2c53e37-0eeb-4d05-8af6-1df1137ec703/apply
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Lead System Administrator

Are you a Lead System Administrator?

You Can

Implement systems that are highly available, scalable, and self-healing
Lead technical team in designing, testing and implementing software solutions to help strengthen and automate technology in a Linux environment
Assist in building up junior employees skill sets in order to strengthen the team as a whole
Support Studio in both LA and Melbourne

You Have

5+ years experience supporting a VFX pipeline
Knowledge of CI systems such as Jenkins and Gitlab
Experience using configuration management (Puppet preferred)
A strong understanding of Linux and in particular CentOS
A strong knowledge of automating cloud environments (Google Cloud experience a plus)
Advanced understanding of network fundamentals
MySQL replication, backup and monitoring
The ability to setup, configure and maintain a robust monitoring and graphing platform
Proficiencies in scripting languages such as Bash and Python
Familiarity with version control systems: Git, SVN, HG
Knowledge of Virtualization and containers (Docker Xenserver etc.)
Experience administering LDAP
Excellent verbal and written communication
A highly drive to complete tasks no matter the obstacles
A need to always learn something new
Strong leadership skills
3+ years of project management experience

Pluses

ELK stack experience

Perks

Location, location, location – 1 block from the beach
Full healthcare benefits
Paid sick days (cough!)
Ping pong & arcade machine
Multiple studio doggies
A dedicated culture team that plans fun, rolls out fun & has fun!
Mates, not colleagues

Apply here:- https://jobs.lever.co/lumapictures/65eb8217-5297-4032-a6a1-3a6429541bdc/apply
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