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Method Studios Recruiting Mid and Senior Riggers

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Mid and Senior Riggers

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.

Senior Rigger

Description

The Senior Rigger will work with a team of 3d riggers in creature rigging, muscle deformation, skinning and character facial set-ups. Experience in all of these areas is required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Create and develop fast elegant character rigs using Maya and proprietary tools.
Work with modeling and animation departments to facilitate articulate realistic appealing characters.
Integration of characters and rigs into the production pipeline.
Create User Interfaces and tools to assist animators.
Work in partnership with R&D programmers, Animators, and Lighting TDs to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard.
Provide support to character rigs throughout production.
Develop long term strategies to automate character production.

Qualifications

Minimum 5 years work experience in feature film/broadcast VFX production
Solid knowledge of rigging systems
Comprehensive knowledge of Maya.
Provide reel demonstrating both control systems and complex deformations
Solid time and project management skills.
Accessibility and willingness to collaborate is a must.
Thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to character rigging and animation comprehension of core principles relating to rigging
Excellent understanding of anatomy, structure, dynamics and character motion
Good understanding of the entire visual effects process, from shooting to modeling to texturing, animation and rendering
MEL and Python programming essential
Maya API C++ programming also a plus

Rigger

Duties and Responsibilities

Create and develop fast elegant character rigs using Maya and proprietary tools.
Work with modeling and animation departments to facilitate articulate realistic appealing characters.
Integration of characters and rigs into the production pipeline.
Create User Interfaces and tools to assist animators.
Work in partnership with R&D programmers, Animators, and Lighting TDs to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard.
Provide support to character rigs throughout production.

Qualifications

Minimum 3 years work experience in feature film/broadcast VFX production
Strong artistic sense. Understanding of anatomy, forms, and motion.
Solid knowledge of rigging systems
Comprehensive knowledge of Maya.
Provide reel demonstrating both control systems and complex deformations
Good technical knowledge and understanding with a potential to learn and grow further.
Solid time and project management skills.
Accessibility and willingness to collaborate is a must.
Thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to character rigging and animation comprehension of core principles relating to rigging
Good understanding of the entire visual effects process, from shooting to modeling to texturing, animation and rendering
MEL and Python programming essential
Must be willing to take direction well, a good team player, and good work ethics.
Strong Math skills, knowledge / experience of the Maya API a plus

To apply, please send your reel, resume and availability 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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