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Luma Pictures Recruiting Modeling/Texturing Artists, Animation Artist, Mid Level Pipeline TD & System Administrator

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Modeling/Texturing Artists

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.

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, upload your reel/portfolio and a shot breakdown http://www.lumapictures.com/jobs/?574
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Animation Artist

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.
We’re looking for talented animators who also exhibit abilities and interest in other aspects of production. Candidate will need to have a strong understanding of character animation, and also willing and able to chip in with other elements of production when needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

– Strong technical mind,
– Impeccable attention to detail
– Great creative sensibilities.
– A feel for movement and timing is necessary to produce convincing animation.
– Good understanding of the principles of cinematography including use of lenses, positioning and moving the camera, etc.
– Exceptional skill in animating the human bipedal figure as well as other organic forms.
– A solid grasp of the principles of body movement, anticipation, overshoot, follow-through, squash and stretch, forward/inverse kinematics, and other facets of both 2D and 3D animation.
– Ability to take direction and a willingness to address comments and make changes.
– Ability to communicate with colleagues and work as part of a team.
– Ability to work with a minimum of supervision and ability to problem solve.

QUALIFICATIONS:

– Must be a team player.
– A ‘get it done’ attitude.
– Willingness to learn new things.
– Assist production in other parts of the pipeline if needed.
– Knowledge of Maya required.
– Experience with RV and Motion Capture.

PLUS:

– Any additional software knowledge or skill sets.

SUBMISSIONS:

If you think you fit the bill and want a quick response, upload your reel/portfolio and a shot breakdown to http://www.lumapictures.com/jobs/?54

No phone calls please.
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Mid Level Pipeline TD (Santa Monica)

Luma Pictures is an artist-centric feature film VFX studio located two blocks from the beach in sunny Santa Monica, California. We maintain a fun loving culture with an amazingly talented staff and are always on the lookout for exceptional people for full time and project positions.
We are currently looking for a junior technical director who shows incredible promise. There’s plenty of work to do, so ultimately the nature of the job will vary with the skills and experience you bring to the table. This is a great opportunity to join a thriving studio with a highly respected development team, and work on A-list blockbusters like Iron Man 3, The Avengers, Prometheus, X-Men: First Class, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

QUALIFICATIONS:

3+ years industry experience
Master of python
In-depth knowledge of PyQT or PySide
Good UI design sense
Experience using databases
Expert problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
Experience with Maya and Nuke
Great communication skills
Good time management

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

BONUSES – Experience with the following:

Linux/OSX
PyMEL
C/C++
Web development

To apply, head to http://www.lumapictures.com/jobs/?25
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System Administrator (Santa Monica)

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:

Note: This is a contract position of 9 months.

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. 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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