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Method Studios Recruiting Senior VFX Producer, Senior Commercial Producer, Senior Digital Producer, VFX Production Coordinator, Digital Production Manager, Modeller, Texture Artist, Senior Animator, CG Supervisor & Digital Matte Painter

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Senior VFX Producer

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

Job Description

Method Studios is currently in search of a VFX Producer to join its Production team.
Candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of the production, including initial bidding and breakdown, scheduling and resource planning, and the timely completion of the visual effects work on budget and to the client’s and Method’s expectation.
Partnered with the VFX Supervisor, the VFX Producer will work with and manage the client on a daily basis and ensure the highest standard of work is produced at all times.

Responsibilities and Duties

Work in conjunction with VFX Supervisor to breakdown ,bid, budget, schedule and manage projects
Work with the Client on scope of work, changes, schedules and deadlines
Manage Client expectations for deliverables and deadlines
Report overall project status as required to the Client
Work with accounting to ensure all invoices are sent according to contractual payment schedule
Work with the VFX Supervisor to ensure work is being done within the scope of the budget
Work with finance to ensure overall tracking of costs for the project
Monitor overall Bid vs Actual of the artists work vs department milestones / deadlines to make sure the project is on track
Work with Resource Management to ensure staff are assigned and maintained throughout the duration of the project
Work with Digital Producer(s) / Production Manager(s) / Coordinator(s) to disseminate job expectations and responsibilities for the project
Create and manage delivery schedules for the project with the Production team
Ensure all project deliverables are laid out and that shots are managed and delivered according to schedule with team meetings
Manage expectations for the Project’s crew and keeping them motivated
Keep the crew informed of project goals, milestones and deadlines
Report overall project status during weekly facility production meetings
Work with all facility departments to keep them updated on project requirements / needs within a reasonable timeframe.

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum 3-5 years of experience within the Visual Effects industry from a combination of Coordinating and Production Managing experience
Minimum 5 years of Producing experience
VFX Studio experience and in depth understanding of Visual Effects process and pipeline (both animated and photoreal)
An understanding of production software (Maya, Houdini, Nuke) is a plus
Highly motivated and works well with a team of artists, coordinators, VFX supervisors, etc.
Ability to manage teams in multiple locations
Excellent people-management, communication and organizational skills, as well as an exceptional eye for detail
On-set experience / knowledge of on-set workflow
Proven track record in project management
Experience with Shotgun, Filemaker Pro, Excel, Web based wikis

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/vfx-producer-senior
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Senior Commercial Producer

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

Job Description

Description

Method Studios is currently in search of a Commercial Producer to join its Production team.
In this role, one will be responsible for supervising the daily individual artist assignments.
This includes interviewing and negotiating with freelance artists as needed, tracking the daily progress on VFX shots, and pushing these shots through the studio pipeline from work-in-progress to Final.

Responsibilities and Duties

responsible for supervising the daily assignment of individual artists
tracking and updating progress of VFX shots in company database
COMMUNICATING with clients, Editorial, and in-house management
meet budget a schedule targets
maintaining adherence to set Production contract standards
motivating the individual artist, as well as the team on the whole

Qualifications

minimum 3 years VFX commercial production experience
Bachelors degree or four-year college equivalent in relatable field
must have problem-solving skills and be a self-starter
must be able to adapt to Production changes
must take direction well
must be detail-oriented, proactive, and well-organized, as well as able to grow and thrive in a fast-paced environment

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/commercial-producer-senior
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Senior Digital Producer

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

Job Description

Description

Method Studios is currently in search of a Digital Producer to join its Production team.
The ideal candidate has a strong history of launching and/or overseeing the production and post-production aspects of Features and Commercial jobs.
The position entails partnering with and executing on the vision as set by Clients and Creative Directors on new productions.

Responsibilities and Duties

Work closely with the VFX Supervisor and Executive Producer to create and maintain overall budgets, project schedule, and staff resource needs for the project.
Prepare key dates and schedule the work for overall facility planning.
Manage crew performance and serve as a mentor for the leadership team as needed.
Oversee the management of cost-reporting and maintain the budget and schedule through change orders with the studio when applicable.
Supervise day-to-day operations of production crew, ensuring that milestones and cost projections are met.
Other responsibilities include management of information flow, the breakdown of scripts, and the fielding of studio and production calls.

Qualifications

minimum 4 years experience as a line producer or CG supervisor on feature films
Bachelor’s degree in a directly related field, or equivalent experience
proficiency in general Microsoft Office suite and database applications such as Filemaker Pro and Shotgun
must possess very strong organizational and communication skills
must be capable of handling a variety of tasks in an efficient manner in order to meet deadlines
must possess critical-thinking, negotiating, and logical reasoning skills, especially under pressure

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/digital-producer-senior
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VFX Production Coordinator – Experienced

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

Job Description

Description

Method Studios is currently in search of a Production Coordinator to join its Production team.
The Production Coordinator is responsible for the assignment and tracking of tasks for assigned area of responsibility. They will facilitate the movement of shots between teams, coordinate daily reviews, and communicate status updates ensuring the delivery of shots on schedule. Exact project duties are set by the Project Producer / Line Producer and/or DPM.

Responsibilities and Duties

provides administrative support to the production management team and show supervisors.
Under the guidance of the DP or DPM, schedules and tracks progress of tasks for assigned artists or sequences in the production system
tracks and maintains database of revisions, omits, and shot length changes; notifies the affected crew as needed
partners with other Production personnel to ensure shots are scheduled and delivered in a timely manner
follows up with artists on a daily basis to ensure task deliveries remain on schedule, communicating any scheduling changes to the appropriate Artists, Supervisors and Production team as needed
coordinates all client deliveries, both physical deliveries and digital deliveries via approved Client designated system (Aspera, WireDrive, etc), with I/O department (as needed)
maintains log of all deliveries
manages meeting schedule and walkthroughs for CG or Comp Supervisors, taking and publishing notes for the team as needed
responsible for setup of dailies and all client review sessions in the Screening Room and view stations
leads nightly production update for assigned area of responsibility
acts as primary point of contact for internal Editorial team
completes reference research for elements for Supervisors
oversees run requests and petty cash
this is a cross-departmental position that will require management of pipeline issues, even across multiple Studios in liaison with other Production Coordinators

Qualifications

minimum 3 years experience in visual effects production or feature animation
BA or BS degree in film, art, communications, or related field strongly preferred
strong comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and apps
experience with some production tracking software and asset management software, preferably Shotgun
must have experience with heavy schedule management in an extremely time-sensitive atmosphere
demonstrable experience in highly technical, dynamic departments
must be able to make decisions independently with a high level of ingenuity
must possess a high level of written, verbal, negotiation, and analytical skill
must have the ability to influence and coach others through effective communication and the promotion of a positive team environment
must possess highly developed communication skills to facilitate interdepartmental needs and schedules required, exhibiting a consistent standard of excellence in all business communications

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/vfx-production-coordinator-experienced
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Digital Production Manager – Experienced

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

Job Description

Digital Production Manager

Summary:

Digital Production Manager (DPM) is responsible for the scheduling and management of all aspects of day to day digital production for feature film visual effects.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

With the VFX Producer (or Digital Producer), creates a schedule for all phases of production and works with Scheduling to assign digital artists to the work
Creates and maintains task assignments for teams (with the Coordinators); anticipates potential staffing changes based on development or creative shifts
Maintains and publishes information regarding client notes and any changes in planned work for the teams
Assists the VFX Producer with bidding and change orders
Works with the VFX Producer on the show Coordinator assignments
Provides support to VFX and show supervisors as needed
Manages the task assignments and priorities for the VFX Editor
Works with DFX and CG Supervisors to create render estimates, disk space, and software projections for the duration of the show and maintains them
Manages daily digital resource utilization and acts as the primary contact on the Production team regarding the allocation of show resources; communicates daily regarding changes to priorities, etc.
Oversees the setup of show-specific production needs including view stations ,theatre review needs, etc.
Manages show space planning and artist moves with the Scheduling and Engineering
Responsible for end of show wrap up with key artists (breakaparts), Scheduling and Engineering
Attends show post-mortems, documents and identifies action items for Digital Production team

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

Bachelor’s degree in film, art, communications or related field
5+ years production experience including 3+ years experience in production management or supervisor role in feature film visual effects preferred

Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required and experience with Shotgun software
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

Ability to juggle multiple tasks in a high pressure environment

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/digital-production-manager-experienced
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Modeller – Experienced

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

Job Description

Description

Method Studios is currently in search of a Hard Surface Modeler to join its 3D artist modeling team.

Responsibilities and Duties

Create models as well as sculpt with Zbrush (sets, props), following the creative direction of the designated supervisor
Follow supervisor directions, ensuring that the models created are precise and accurate
Complete assigned modeling tasks in a timely manner and ensure all working files are efficiently organized at all times
Fully comprehend the requirements on the designs, thereby creating models true to their designs, whether organic or mechanical in nature
Create and modify models by following the creative direction of the Supervising Modeler, Production Designer, and Cinematics Director/Producer

Qualifications

Minimum 4 years Modeling experience for photoreal games or DTV/ Feature length films
Proficiency in Maya, Z-brush, Adobe Photoshop, Massive, and Mudbox
Excellent knowledge of displacement map and normal map generation
Excellent knowledge of polygonal and patch geometry modeling
Excellent knowledge of material, texturing, and Maya shader use
Expert knowledge of skeleton and rigging setup
Vast knowledge of basic expression setup
Competency in 3D Studio Max, Nuke, or Shake Compositing software a plus
Knowledge of keyframe animation
Ability to multi-task and prioritize
Excellent team player with good communication skills
Excellent file and asset management skills

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/modeller-experienced
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Texture Artist

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

Job Description

Description

Method Studios is currently in search of a Texture Artist to join and potentially lead the look development team.
The primary focus of this role is in environment imaging and props.

Responsibilities and Duties

creating textures for photo realistic environments based on concept art and/or photo reference

Qualifications

minimum 4 years as a texture painter in feature film, TV, or commercials environment
expert using Mari, Photoshop, zbrush, and mud box
demonstrable experience integrating textures into 3D environments using Maya and/or Nuke
possess a strong understanding of light, color, and perspective
possess excellent artistic communication skills as well as an excellent eye for detail
knowledge of visual effects pipelines, production, and implementation, as well as the ability to work well in a team
understanding of 2D and 3D workflows within a feature film environment

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/texture-artist-3
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Senior Animator

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

Job Description

Description

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

Responsibilities and Duties

responsible for hands-on operation of CG workstation, reporting to the Head of 3D VFX
provide ongoing information and feedback to the Head of 3D regarding issues and developments in the CG department
assist in hiring and other HR-related issues to the CG department
ensure proper workflow methodology for all artists designing and executing high-level animation for use in final compositing
lead, manage, and support the CG team, both technically and otherwise as required
serve as professional front-line representative of the company, dealing directly with clients and challenging situations
maintain logs, data and work orders as required to efficiently track the status of work
modeling, texturing and surfacing, choreography and lighting, match-moving and the 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
other miscellaneous duties as required from time-to-time by the Managing Director of Visual Effects

Qualifications

minimum 5 years experience working in Feature Film and Commercial animation
expert proficiency in Maya
experience working with SoftImage and Boujou for visual effects intensive projects
strong knowledge of anatomy and human motion
solid key frame animation skills
solid rigging knowledge
must be able to easily 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-senior-2
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CG Supervisor

Category: 3D Supervisor
Company: Method Studios Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Description

Method Studios is currently in search of a CG supervisor to join and lead its team of 3D artists.
The CG Supervisor will ensure the throughput of shots to completion via client approval, and maintain a functioning environment where the artist and client can focus on performance without technical hindrance.

Responsibilities and Duties

working in conjunction with the VFX Supervisor, Producer, and Production Manager to develop a strong and flexible CG and 2D pipeline
working with the Project Coordinator and Producer to facilitate the scheduling of artists and resources
working with the VFX Supervisors to provide artistic and technical notes to the team
developing, maintaining, and/or approving 3D techniques
providing team-building by developing structure
leading artists, while delegating roles and responsibilities
following CG elements from concept through to final comp, overseeing all elements created by the CG team
conducting industry research and development
designing, executing, and managing high-level CG for use in final compositing through a team, reporting progress to the VFX Supervisor
may also be called upon to work “on the box” as the lead artist as show size and needs require

Qualifications

Visual Targets And Quality
addresses the body of work arriving from scanning. Previews for initial color-correction requirements and initial shot composite requirements
monitors shot continuity in all aspects of quality control, including final color-correction for timely delivery

Team Building

reviews reels and recommends artists for interview
attends interviews / interviews candidates
recommends candidates for hiring, in consultation with Head of 3D VFX and project leads

Team Training

ensures leads are fluent with production techniques
defines crew training plans with leads
oversees training of new team members
conducts one-on-one training with team members

Team Guidance

facilitates production needs of every team member
guides and mentors team members
maintains team morale / provides incentives as discussed with Head of 3D VFX

R&D

tests new techniques and technology as necessary
helps leads and crew develop “one-off” techniques as necessary
Scheduling And Daily Work
makes shot deliveries with Producer and Coordinator
monitors resources, throughout each day, and delegates work priorities based on fluctuations in schedule and shot progress
oversees the management of the resource workload
monitors the render queue and reviews previous night logs for deviance on a daily basis
reviews progress of shots for film-out on a daily basis, and approves shots as ready for film-out when the criteria are met
performs as a Senior Compositor, completing shots towards final and troubleshooting shot related issues
assisting with notes and archives if necessary
Software Knowledge
should have good working knowledge utilizing Maya, VRay, Houdini, and Mantra in a Linux environment
Working knowledge of Massive, Mari, and Syntheyes a plus

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/cg-supervisor-13
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Digital Matte Painter – Experienced

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

Job Description

Responsibilities

The Digital Matte Painter works closely with the VFX Supervisor to realize the client’s vision. The position requires a high degree of technical skill and artistic judgment. The Matte Painter is responsible for creating photoreal environments and landscapes, as well as creating elements and textures for matching into live action plates or standing as their own matte painting plates. They must also have a sound knowledge and understanding of visual effects pipelines, production and implementation, as well as the ability to work well in a team.

Duties

• Create synthetic backgrounds and environments to match the overall look and needs of a given project based on concept art and/or photo reference
• integrating matte paintings into 3D environments using Maya and/or Nuke
• Contribute to the visual and technical attributes of productions
• Assist in troubleshooting background components created
• Consult with clients and other artists on the team as required

Qualifications

• Minimum of 3 years experience as a digital matte painter in a production environment for live action projects, preferably on feature films
• Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
• Experience with 3D Maya software and strong compositing and 3D projection skills in Nuke
• A good understanding of 2D and 3D workflows within a production environment
• Knowledge of design, photography, and digital processes an asset
• Ability to work under tight deadlines
• Possess a strong understanding of light, colour and perspective
• Possess excellent artistic communication skills, as well as an excellent eye for detail
• Flexibility to produce concept art from scratch is a plus
• Knowledge of Vue software is a plus

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/digital-matte-painter-experienced
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