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Luma Pictures Recruiting System Administrator, FX Artists, Organic Model/Texture Artist & Studio Coordinator

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System Administrator

Luma Pictures is an artist centric feature film VFX studio located two blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, California. We maintain a unique culture with an amazingly talented staff and are always on the lookout for exceptional people for full time and project positions.
The ideal candidate will be able to contribute to many aspects of our production network; including user support, OS management and scripting.

The precise tasks can vary depending on what you bring to the table, but some of the outstanding responsibilities are:

– Manage and troubleshoot hardware and software issues on user workstations running Linux or OSX
– BASH and/or Python scripting to increase production in our area of supporting the artists
– Assisting with other items such as power issues, building issues and other general issues
– Deploying workstations, rendernodes and servers for production use
– First point of contact for user issues

Qualifications:

– Advanced knowledge of Fedora, CentOS/RHEL and OSX including software management and deployment
– Advanced knowledge of and experience with networking concepts and network implementations including routing, VLANs, firewalls, traffic inspection
– Advanced knowledge of DNS, LDAP, HTTPS, FTP, SSH, VNC and other common protocols
– Knowledge of Data Backup concepts and software (Netvault, Bacula etc)
– Extremely proficient with gnu/linux rpm-based distributions
– Ability to lead in advanced troubleshooting without guidance for hardware, software and networking issues
– Advanced knowledge of hardware RAID, software RAID, lvm, ext3/4, NFS
– Advanced knowledge of linux network commands including NetworkManager, host, nslookup, dig, ifconfig, ip, route, netstat, ping, iptables etc.
– Solid understanding of packet flow, tcp and udp transmissions
– Advanced knowledge of sysv, init scripts and startup and login process for linux and osx systems
– Advanced knowledge of virtualisation concepts and implentations
– Knowledge of rpm repository mirroring and rpmbuild for custom repos
– Advanced knowledge of security concepts including best practice and auditing
– Knowledge of VPN technologies including site-to-site VPN tunnels
– Puppet management system knowledge
– Ability to manage large data sets / projects
– Customer service experience

Pluses:

– Advanced knowledge of xenserver administration including p2v
– Knowledge of openldap
– Familiar with visual effects shops, pipelines or similar
– Experience with squid or other hardware ssl proxy web filters
– Wireless networking experience
– Video card experience (drivers, troubleshooting, Xorg, etc)
– Mcollective, Cobbler, Jenkins knowledge
– Ceph knowledge
– FortiGate/FortiAP experience
– HP Procurve experience
– Proactive, curious, energetic, troubleshooter
– Strong desire and ability to learn and apply new knowledge and techniques
– Able to left a server or other similarly weighted item from time to time, independently

Submissions:

If you think you fit the bill and want a quick response, go to http://www.lumapictures.com/jobs/?35 and apply!

No phone calls – no resume drop offs. It’s NOT OK to email about this position. We will be in touch directly if we’re interested in an interview and we cannot guarantee response if you email directly. Thanks!
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FX Artists

It always starts with great people…

Luma was built by people who love VFX and are constantly challenging themselves to be their best. They also know that to do amazing work, you need to enjoy what you’re doing so we work hard to create a fun, challenging atmosphere that puts a priority on giving you the work/life balance that you need to grow..

Check out our work, and our culture.
(& our all around inappropriate take on halloween!)

Responsibilities:

Can develop complex particle and fluid simulations in Maya and FumeFX
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
Creation of tools and scripts to facilitate workflow

Qualifications:

Artist should have advanced knowledge of Maya.
Should also be proficient in
Fume
Realflow
Houdini

Artists must be able to take direction and work in a team focused environment,good communication skills are a must
Python scripting experience is a plus
Understanding multi pass 3D compositing is a plus
Strong time management skills and extremely organized.
Solid work ethic and a positive attitude in the face of challenging situations.

Pluses:

Has working knowledge and expertise in other areas of the pipeline outside of FX

Submissions:

If you think you fit the bill and want a quick response, go to http://www.lumapictures.com/jobs/?28 and apply!

No phone calls – no resume drop offs. It’s NOT OK to email about this position. We will be in touch directly if we’re interested in an interview and we cannot guarantee response if you email directly. Thanks!
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Organic Model/Texture Artist

It always starts with great people…

Luma was built by people who love VFX and are constantly challenging themselves to be their best. They also know that to do amazing work, you need to enjoy what you’re doing so we work hard to create a fun, challenging atmosphere that puts a priority on giving you the work/life balance that you need to grow..

Check out our work, and our culture.
(& our all around inappropriate take on halloween!)

Responsibilities:

-Polygonal modeling of creatures, props and environments from photo reference
-Optimization of UV’s for maximum efficiency
-Developing multilayered photo-real textures for use in multipass rendering.

Qualifications:

-Artist must be well versed with Maya and Z-Brush skills are a plus
-Artist must have an understanding of pipeline based productions and multi-pass rendering methods
-Artist must submit show reel demonstrating their ability to model and texture photo-real creatures, characters, props or environments
-Artists must be able to take direction and work in a team focused environment, good communication skills are a must
-You must be willing & able to relocate to LA if necessary

Submissions:

If you think you fit the bill and want a quick response, go to http://www.lumapictures.com/jobs/?491 and apply!

No phone calls – no resume drop offs. It’s NOT OK to email about this position. We will be in touch directly if we’re interested in an interview and we cannot guarantee response if you email directly. Thanks!
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Studio Coordinator

Get stoked! If you’re someone that loves to bring people together and get them fired up as a team, then the perfect job is here..
Based in Santa Monica, we are looking for a cultural leader, cheerleader and all around positive force of good times to come in and bring the sunshine! Excited, personable, and a natural leader are what we need to organically ignite camaraderie amongst our crew of VFX artists by planning events and general office shenanigans.
Don’t freak out – if you don’t have experience with all of the responsibilities listed below, it’s ok (though big bonus points if you do). You must have an excellent aptitude for learning and getting things DONE. We’re looking for a shining star and someone that people naturally gravitate towards.
Check us out on FB and fall into our Instagram hashtag #mylifeatlumapictures for a glimpse into the life of Luma- they’re both great displays of our idea of fun and we’re looking to raise the bar! If it all looks like something you’d be excited to plan, execute, organize, and participate in – hit APPLY!!

Overseeing and ensuring the execution of the day to day activities of the operations team. These activities include:

– Working to maintain and improve overall morale and quality of life for our awesome artists
– Maintaining a fun work environment for everyone by planning cool events, epic outings and daily shenanigans.
– Think outside the box to create worthy rewards for our outstanding crew.
– Management of client services to ensure clients always have a great time- even in meetings.
– Witty Emails and announcements
– Assisting in company social media posting and promotion to tell everyone how awesome it really is.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

– Oversight of facilities Management and maintenance including scheduling of repairs, assessing facility needs, etc. to make sure the house is always as comfortable and beautiful as possible
– Working with ADP Totalsource for all HR related needs including hiring, payroll processing, and other employee information.
– Working with supervisors to determine recruiting and hiring needs
– Assisting the controller with invoice and billing classifications
– Data entry as needed

No phone calls – no resume drop offs. It’s NOT OK to email about this position. We will be in touch directly if we’re interested in an interview and we cannot guarantee response if you email directly. Thanks!

Go here to apply: http://www.lumapictures.com/jobs/?531
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