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Method Studios Recruiting Layout TD & Dailies Operator

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Layout TD

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

Job Description

Description:

Create full environments based on the instructions of the VFX and CG Supervisors using established studio tools and workflows outlined by the department Supervisor and Lead. The Layout Artist will utilize tracking/matchmove data along with on-set materials and assets output from various departments to assemble and maintain shots for FX, Lighting, Animation, DMP and Compositing departments.

Duties:

-Reports to Layout Department Supervisor.
-Based on instructions from the VFX, CG supervisors and layout lead, assemble and maintain assets into project/sequence/shot based environments.
-Assemble tracking/matchmove data into approved environment locations using studio tools and workflows.
-Apply retime data to any animated assets that are maintained under the layout department tasks.
-Follow studio pipeline and workflow standards setup and maintained by the Layout department Lead and Supervisor.
-Create entirely CG camera animation based on previs and/or details from the VFX Supervisor.
-Include proof of scale in layout set up.
-Created custom geometry assets when requested for lighting, FX and compositing departments
-Attend all applicable dailies to review tasks when requested.
-Inform the Layout Lead and Department Manager of any additional tasks or priority requests.
-Contribute animation, rotomation, modeling and Previz skills when needed.
-Process on-set data when required. Including photogrammerty, Totalstation, Lidar data for use in tracking, modeling and lookdev.
-Create proxy props and other models based on supplied set data/Totalstation/Lidar scans or other available survey information.
-Based on project requirements and studio resources, travel to on-set locations for data collection may be required.

Qualifications:

-Minimum 1-3+ years VFX layout experience on feature films (required)
-Strong knowledge of Maya with skills in cameras, modeling, animation and rendering.
-Knowledge of Houdini, Nuke, Vray, Zbrush, Speedtree (required)
-Scripting abilities in python and mel a plus
-Understanding of tracking/matchmove concepts and software including 3DEqualizer, Pftrack or Boujou.
-Some comprehension of photographic composition, understanding of cameras and the effects of different lenses on perspectives.
-Some animation grounding (preferred CG feature film character animation).
-Some on-set data collection experience is a plus.

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/layout-td-1
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Dailies Operator

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

Job Description

Reporting to the Night Operations Manager and Director of Operations, the Mobilabs/ Dailies Operator is responsible for the creation of dailies in any of our syncing suites.

Duties Include:

Syncing camera masters with their audio
Applying LUTs and CDL accurately according to Production notes
Providing ALE or other database files and accurate tape notes for all events in the session and building the notes package that will be sent to the client
Generating editorial media
Generating viewing media (ex. QT’s and DVD’s)
Uploading/transmission of all media created in the session as per project specific requirements
Related duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

Good customer service skills
Strong ability to work in a team environment
Knowledge of Mac OSX and Windows operating systems
Ability to troubleshoot problems effectively
Demonstrated competence and understanding of video standards, file formats and technical documents
Able to discern small details with eyes and ears
Ability to remain focused for extended periods of time on detail-oriented tasks
Flexibility to different shifts may be required

This is a term position requiring rotating shift work including night time and graveyard shifts. Overtime may be required.

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/dailies-operator-encore
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