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Method Studios Recruiting 2D Technical Director & Render Wrangler

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2D Technical Director

Method Studios is an award-winning international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, we service high-end feature film, commercial, television, games and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace.

Built around an exceptional team of visual effects professionals, Method’s international facilities provide a full range of visual effects services including conceptual design, look development, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, matte painting, compositing and finishing. With our global reach accented by our boutique accessibility, we have the capacity to service clientele wherever production is situated.

Method Studios Los Angeles is currently in search of a 2D Technical Director to join the team.

Description

The 2D Technical Director works with peers and supervisors to build and support compositing tools, techniques, and procedures, to support current projects and advance the capabilities of the facility.
The role requires strong technical and communication skills, as well as a firm understanding of
compositing, color theory, software design, graphics, and production work flow. Candidates will be required to contribute to compositing, and overall back end, development.

Responsibilities and Duties

· Design and create tools using a combination of custom libraries and Nuke’s Python API
· Integrate new tools into Method’s existing pipeline, using a combination of Python, C++, and the aforementioned A.P.I.’s
· Work with artists to troubleshoot and fix problems arising in the Technical Director’s area(s) of expertise

Qualifications

· Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent work experience
· Minimum 3 years visual effects production experience required
· Proficiency with Nuke
· Proficiency with Shotgun
· Proficiency with Python and PyQt
· Proficiency with Nuke’s Python interface, Nuke SDK experience a plus Proficiency with C++ is a plus Experience with pipeline integration, rendering, asset systems and databases

To apply please send your reel and resume to la-recruiting@methodstudios.com

Please bear in mind that due the number of applications we receive, you will only hear back from us regarding suitable applications to open positions.
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Render Wrangler

Method Studios is an award-winning international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, we service high-end feature film, commercial, television, games and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace.

Built around an exceptional team of visual effects professionals, Method’s international facilities provide a full range of visual effects services including conceptual design, look development, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, matte painting, compositing and finishing. With our global reach accented by our boutique accessibility, we have the capacity to service clientele wherever production is situated.

Method Studios LA seeks a Render Wrangler to join our team.

Responsibilities and Duties

· Monitor render farm and make sure it is that it is well utilized at all times
· Upload/Download items from various transfer sites (ftp, faspex etc)
· Ensure that tasks are done to Production’s specifications
· Monitor disk space usage
· Maintain Studio’s high security standards
· Alert various groups to potential issues that are developing

Qualifications

· Must have Python knowledge and a Computer Science background
· Must be willing to work nights and weekend
· Knowledge of basic data i/o
· Professional demeanor and basic office skills (ability to answer phones and email)
· Experience in Visual Effects (render/PA experience is a plus)
· Highly motivated and well organized
· Excellent communication skills
· Good demeanor maintaining a calm and conservative attitude with clients and Production staff.
· Ability to work long hours

To apply, please send your resume and availability with the subject line “Render Wrangler” to:
la-recruiting@methodstudios.com

Please bear in mind that due the number of applications we receive, you will only hear back from us regarding suitable applications to open positions.
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