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Method Studios Recruiting Animator, VFX Production Manager & VFX Production Coordinator

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Animator

Category: Animator
Company: Method Studios Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Method Studios is currently in search of a mid-level animator to join the 3D animation team.

Responsibilities and Duties

responsible for hands-on operation of CG workstation, reporting to Head of 3D VFX
design and execute high-level animation for use in final compositing
serve as professional front-line representative of the company, dealing directly with clients and challenging situations
experience modeling, texturing and surfacing, choreography and lighting, match-moving and final rendering of CG elements
animate using effective storytelling skills, through knowledge of camera angles and framing shots
effectively communicate with the management team and keep the Producer updated regarding concerns of the animation team
consult with clients and other artists on the team as required
attend projects on set to provide technical information as required
investigate and keep up to date on new and competing software packages and technology

Qualifications

minimum 3 years experience working in Feature Film and Commercial animation
proficiency in Maya
knowledge of anatomy, physics and human motion
solid key frame animation skills
basic rigging knowledge
must be able to adapt to different styles
must have good mentoring skills to provide feedback in helping the less experienced animators
must be organized, able to meet deadlines, and hold responsibility for his/her work and the animation team

Apply here:http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/animator-7
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VFX Production Manager

Category: Production Manager
Company: Method Studios Vancouver
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Roles And Responsibilities

The VFX Production Manager is primarily responsible for the management of production flow for VFX projects. Attending client and internal show meetings, generating schedules and status reports, and reporting to the VFX Producer on show progress, are all part of the daily responsibilities of the VFX Production Manager. The VFX Production Manager will also be called upon to assist in setting up and maintaining systems for in-house information flow and retrieval, and project management. The VFX Production Manager should always be looking for ways to streamline and improve communication and information flow as it pertains to VFX projects.
In addition, the VFX Production Manager serves as a key front-line representative of the company and frequently deals directly with clients. This direct client interaction requires a highly professional demeanor and diplomacy.
Reporting to the Head of Production and to the VFX Producer as assigned on projects.

Duties may include:

Attend client meetings, production meetings and dailies.
Work closely with the project leads and Department heads to crew shows appropriately.
Work closely with the VFX Supervisor and VFX Producer to guarantee proper management and execution of projects within the schedule and budget.
Generate schedules, working with the project leads and reporting to the VFX Producer.
Manage crew with regards to project schedules, including oversight of crew hours, overtime and vacation.
Oversee project coordinator duties
Report project status to the VFX Supervisor, VFX Producer and Department Heads

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/vfx-production-manager
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VFX Production Coordinator

Category: Production Coordinator
Company: Method Studios Vancouver
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Production Manager, Visual Effects, the Senior VFX Coordinator is responsible for the management of information flow during a project. Taking client requests, recording client notes, and monitoring the progress of the crew are all part of the daily responsibilities of the Senior VFX Coordinator.
In addition, the Senior VFX Coordinator serves as a key front-line representative of the company and frequently deals directly with clients. This direct client interaction requires a highly professional demeanor and diplomacy.

Duties

· Work with production team and Pipeline to set up Shotgun.
· Ensure clear file structure is in place, create shot directories for all shots. As show progresses, keep on top of new directory needs, and work with artists to create directories when necessary.
· Participate in show set-up meetings, take notes from these meetings and confirm that all stages of set-up are documented and assigned.
· Introduce new artists to Shotgun and timesheets, ensure the crew is familiar with show procedures. Ensure that all crew are added to appropriate email groups.
· Work with Method IO to set up data transfer procedures. Upload and download material from ftp site / aspera, or establish how Method IO will handle downloads if appropriate.
· Monitor plate turnover dates and liaise with studio data team when plates come in.
· Maintain list of all roto and matchmove requests and target dates and completion status. Liaise with roto/mm coordinator to set priorities.
· Maintain database of shot data to include all material sent from client and request any missing material from client.
· Set up and maintain shot board.
· Work with supervisor and producer to create dailies playlist. Work with editor to prepare dailies material before artists are in the theatre. Notify relevant artists when it is time to be in dailies. Let crew know if dailies is canceled or delayed.
· Take notes during dailies and review with supervisor before publishing to the crew. Ensure all dailies notes are input into Shotgun and emailed to relevant artists and established email groups.
· Book rooms for client calls and meetings, and maintain all calendar events per production team.
· Set up cinesync sessions with proper playlist material established by client and supervisor. Save and file all notes and cinesync images, review with supervisor and distribute appropriately.
· Participate in daily production meetings and artist rounds with production team and follow up on notes and action items that come from these.
· Walk the floor, gather artist needs, follow-up on action items. Have a general idea of what the team is working on; inform producer/supervisor when they know of issues that are happening on the floor.
· Maintain current list of all shots statuses and task assignments (through Shotgun and other means.)
· Make sure artists are aware of targets and assure that they have all info and materials they need, and help them get it if they don’t.
· Create daily posting targets list and ensure all relevant artists are aware of targets. Maintain communication to know when material is ready for review by supervisor, and notify producer if any targets will be missed
· Complete submission forms per client specifications, and submit with every submission to client. Fling shots for delivery to client, prep any paper work that needs to go with it and update shotgun to reflect what’s been delivered.
· Collect client feedback and input into Shotgun, and notify relevant artists and email groups
· Manage render farm priorities: work with crew to establish render needs, and with studio wranglers to ensure that available resource matches needs.
· Collect timesheets from crew, ensure they’re all complete and pass to producer for review and approval.
· Help with ordering / organizing lunch / dinner when working OT
· On completion of project, ensure that all shot finals and plates are copied to the studio library/finals area.

This is a full-time position requiring periodic overtime and potentially offset shift work.

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/vfx-production-coordinator-3
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