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Luma Pictures Recruiting Paint/Roto Artist, Pipeline TD, Tracking/Matchmove Artist, Compositor, CG Supervisor & Generalist : Compositor/Lighter

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Paint/Roto Artist

Responsibilities
2D tracking
Matte extraction
Rig removal/paint fixes
3d camera projections
Clean plate creation
Grain matching
Spline based roto creatio

Qualifications
Artist should have at least one year of experience working on feature films or HD Teleproduction
Artists must know Nuke, and experience in Maya is a plus
Los Angeles residents preferred

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Pipeline TD – Mid

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

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

Pluses
sqlalchemy or other python ORM
Linux/OSX
python scripting in Nuke
PyMEL
C/C++
web development (particularly with python)

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Software Developer – Mid-to-Senior

We are currently looking for a Mid-to-Senior level TD with a proven track record delivering stable, innovative, and production-ready tools for VFX. 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 rare opportunity to join a thriving studio with a highly respected development team, and work on A-list blockbusters like The Avengers, Prometheus, Thor, and X-Men.

Responsibilities
Build awesome tools

Qualifications
4+ years production experience, preferably with Maya or Nuke
Expert python skillz
Experience developing C++ plugins for Maya or Nuke
Comfortable developing on Linux and/or OSX
In-depth knowledge of Maya
Master of version control
Great communication skills
Good time management
Expert problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
On top of latest trends in VFX production and development

Pluses
Experience with the following:
Houdini, Katana
PyQT or PySide
PyMEL
RV
simulation, graphics, or shader development
build systems

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Tracking/Matchmove Artist

Responsibilities
Work with animation and modeling departments to ensure accurate camera track
Problem solve and predict potential problems related to scene setup and continuity
Accurately reconstruct 3D geometry based on photographs

Qualifications
Mastery of core 3D principles rotation, translation, scale, gimbal lock
Thorough understanding of 3D camera principles lenses, distortion, parallax, camera projection, overscan, cornerpins
Artist must be well versed with Maya, Boujou, Matchmover, Syntheyes, PFTrack or other tracking software
Artists must be able to take direction and work in a team oriented environment, great communication skills are a must

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Jr. System Administrator/Help Desk

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
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 Mac, Linux and occasionally Windows
-assisting with other items such as power issues, building issues, and other general Issues
-ethernet cabling, power cabling, server setups and take downs, deployments

Qualifications
-knowledge of OSX, CentOS/RHEL, Fedora
-knowledge of and experience with networking concepts
-proactive, curious, energetic, troubleshooter
-strong desire and ability to learn and apply new knowledge and techniques
-able to lift a server or other similarly weighted item from time to time, independently
-ability to troubleshoot without guidance for hardware, software and networking issues

Pluses
familiar with visual effects shops, pipelines or similar

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Compositor

Responsibilities
Compositing of both digital and live action elements to create groundbreaking visual effects shots for blockbuster films
Collaborate with fellow artist and supervisors to meet challenging production deadlines in a positive work environment

Qualifications
Must be well versed Nuke (background with Shake considered a plus)
Should have a good understanding of 3d multi-pass rendering techniques and colorspace concepts
Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines
An understanding of stereo (3D) and anamorphic compositing in Nuke
Artists must be able to take direction and work in a team focused environment, good communication skills are a must
Relocation assistance may be available subject to negotiation

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CG Supervisor

Responsibilities
Performing tasks associated with lighting, shading and rendering processes.
Managing a production team of 3d artists within established timeframes.
Assigning tasks, tutoring, creative and technical coaching of team members.
Supervising and reviewing the work of team members.

Qualifications
Minimum of 1+ years VFX post-production experience, this must be recent.
Solid previous experience as CG or 2D Supervisor and most recently CG Supervisor experience on previous major projects.
Creative eye and aesthetic judgement with a deep understanding of composition,cinematic design and animation timing.
Must have vast understanding of anatomy, rigging, cg lighting, rendering, compositing.Should have an eye for animation and FX work as well.
Comfortable with relocation from country to country as required.
Ability to work to and meet strict deadlines often under pressure.
Excellent communication, organization skills, management skills.
Expert in industry standard software packages such as Maya, and Nuke.
Proven team leader with strong motivational qualities.
Technically and creatively astute.
Highly organized.
Able to effectively communicate with people at all levels.

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Digital Coordinator

Responsibilities
Coordinate various departments (Asset / Anim / Comp / Lite / FX / etc)
Review all incoming notes for department relevance and distribute as needed
Track/manage notes, receivables, artist tasks and assignments
Walk the floor, gather artist needs, follow up on action items
Manage render farm priorities
Evaluate incoming media and discuss/qualify with supervisors
Take notes at internal and client meetings
Set up Cinesync sessions

Qualifications
Strong work ethic
Meticulous attention to detail
Solid time-management skills and ability to multi-task
Exceptional organizational and communication skills
Positive attitude and effective interpersonal skills: authoritative but approachable
Proactive with inferring and communicating priorities from available information
Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines

Pluses
Understand basic compositing and editorial concepts (After Effects / Final Cut / Avid)
Experience with databases (File Maker / Sequel Pro)
Mastery of OSX environment
Experience with budgeting, breakdowns

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Javascript Web Developer – Mid

Do you enjoy creating complex web UIs in Javascript?
We’re looking for an talented and experienced Javascript and CSS ninja to help us build them.

Responsibilities
Creating intuitive user interfaces, primarily using Javascript and CSS.
Assisting with designing improvements to various web-based UIs.
Interacting with and helping improve an internal REST API.
Writing tests, fixing bugs, and refactoring code.

Qualifications
You have experience with and enjoy working on and complex web UIs.
Have an artistic eye, but you also get usability.
Demonstrate a great attention to detail.
Enjoy solving problems.
Understand OOP and several UI design patterns.
Use and understand distributed version control.
Write maintainable code with good test coverage.
Work well on a small team.
Comfortable working on multiple projects.

Pluses
Use jQuery, D3, or Backbone.
Full-stack LAMP experience.
Solid understanding of REST and HTTP.

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Generalist : Compositor/Lighter

Responsibilities
Should be proficient in both Lighting & Compositing.
Lighting look development for integration of CG elements into Live Action, CG assets as well as full CG shots.
Develop methodologies for reduction of render time and improving quality of results.
Compositing of both digital and live action elements to create groundbreaking visual effects shots for blockbuster films
Collaborate with fellow artist and supervisors to meet challenging production deadlines in a positive work environment

Qualifications
Artist must be proficient in Maya, and have in-depth knowledge of rendering and optimization.
Knowledge of Nuke is mandatory.
Knowledge of Arnold is a plus.
Should have a deep understanding of 3d multi-pass rendering techniques and colorspace concepts.
An understanding of stereo (3D) and anamorphic compositing in Nuke is a plus.
Artists must be able to take direction and work in a team-focused environment, good communication skills are a must.
Must possess strong time management skills and be extremely organized.
Solid work ethic and a positive attitude in the face of challenging situations.
You must be Los Angeles resident or willing to relocate.

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