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Method Studios Recruiting Senior CG Generalist, Lead FXTD, Senior Show/Pipeline TD & Render Farm Supervisor

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Senior CG Generalist

Category: Other
Company: Method Studios London
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Description

Method Studios is currently in search of a general CG specialist to join the 3D animation team.
The primary focus of this position is in the creation of visual effects for the studio’s commercials department. Ideally the artist has experience working in a busy, fast-paced environment, both individually and on a team.
Candidate will have a keen eye for detail, with proven ability in Animation, Rigging, Modeling, Texturing, Layout, Matchmoving, and Lighting (both pure cg and integration to plate) in V-Ray, Mental Ray, or similar package.

Responsibilities and Duties

responsible for hands-on operation of CG workstation, reporting to the Senior Animator and Head of 3D VFX
designing and executing high-level animation through modeling, texturing, surfacing, and lighting for use in final compositing
serving as professional front-line representative of the company, dealing directly with clients and challenging situations
animating via effective storytelling skills, through knowledge of camera angles, framing shots, and match-move
consulting with clients and other artists on the team as required

Qualifications

minimum 4 years experience working with Maya and Vray/Mental Ray/RenderMan
experience working on visual effects for television/commercials/features (or similar fast-paced environment) preferred
experience with Synth-Eyes or Boujou tracking software, a plus
Zbrush or mudbox skills, a plus
TD skills (shell-scripting, mel, python), a plus
must be self-motivated as well as a team player
possesses excellent problem-solving skills and the dedication to create the highest quality images possible
must be organized, dependable, flexible, and able to work under tight deadlines in an artist driven collaborative workplace
must be able to adapt to different styles
must have excellent communication skills and technical knowledge

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/cg-generalist-senior
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Lead FXTD

Category: Other
Company: Method Studios London
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Description

Method Studios is currently in search of a Houdini FX Artist to join the 3D animation team.
The mid-level Houdini FX artist will design and animate high quality, photo-real effects (dust, fire, smoke, explosions, debris, clouds, etc.) that meet all technical and aesthetic standards for the assigned project.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated team player who is looking to advance his/her career in Feature and Commercial VFX.

Responsibilities and Duties

working within the show structure and production deadlines to complete all tasks
integrating created elements into scenes with lighting, shadows, reflections, etc.
working closely with Lighting Artist and Compositors to ensure all effects will work smoothly within the show pipeline
producing look-tests based on provided reference materials

Qualifications

minimum 3 years proficiency in using Houdini
bachelor’s degree in Animation, Arts, Fine Arts, or equivalent production experience
decent experience using Nuke
knowledge of any and/or all of the following:
rigid body and particle dynamics
volume modeling and rendering
procedural geometry generation
fluid dynamics
strong understanding of physical dynamics and natural phenomena
experience with one or more other professional software packages, such as Maya, a plus
proficiency in shading and rendering techniques, ideally both Mantra and Renderman
scripting proficiency using Python, a plus
strong technical knowledge and organizational skills
good communication skills

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/fxtd-lead
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Senior Show/Pipeline TD

Category: Pipeline Programmer
Company: Method Studios London
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Description

Method Studios is looking for a Senior Show/Pipeline Technical Director for Feature film VFX to join their growing London office in the heart of Soho.

Knowledge and Skills

Strong knowledge of Python.
Strong knowledge of Linux and shell scripting.
Good Experience with Maya and Nuke APIs.
Good understanding of VFX colour workflows.
Ability to problem solve unsupervised and recommend technical solutions.
Ability to learn new technologies as required.
Willingness to learn existing in-house frameworks
Positive can-do attitude and an ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.

Responsibilities

Supporting existing in-house tools and frameworks.
Developing tools using third party and open-source software.
Extending and integrating asset tracking frameworks and artist tools.
Supporting and optimizing rendering workflows.
Supporting users on Linux.

Experience and Education

At least 5+ years industry experience in a similar role.
Undergraduate degree/diploma in a related technology discipline.
In addition, experience of any of the following is highly desirable:
VFX Post Production for Feature Films – processes, techniques, technologies and software.
Supporting and developing tools for:
Asset tracking
Character/crowd pipeline
QuickTime generation

Familiarity with the APIs and use of:

Houdini
RV
Alembic
Qube
Shotgun
Arnold, Vray
Programming experience in C++
Familiarity with developing on OS X platform
SQL and NoSQL databases

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/show-pipeline-td-senior
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Render Farm Supervisor

Category: Other
Company: Method Studios London
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Position Overview:

The Rendering Supervisor is responsible for working with production to assess render resource needs and supervise a team of render wranglers. He or she is also responsible for ensuring that all render jobs run through the render farm correctly and dictates the guidelines for the Rendering team.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Work with the CG Supervisor and all the post departments to assess the render resources required for the production.
Create weekly render resource usage reports
Supervise a team of multiple render wranglers.
Create and maintain the rendering pipeline documentation in collaboration with the CG Supervisor
Responsible for watching job queues, re-prioritizing jobs and checking frames based on the production priorities to ensure that the render jobs run smoothly through the render farm.
Work with IT department to keep all render resources available and running in good order.
Maintain regular observation of the render farm functionality and optimization.
Educate and support other departments with their rendering needs.
Inform and help execute shot optimizations.
Report to the Pipeline and CG Supervisors with any render farm issues.

Required Skills & Experience:

Completed post-secondary education in CG Animation, Computer Science, or other relevant area of study, with a high degree of computer literacy
Knowledge of PipelineFx Qube.
Ability to lead and train members of a team.
Familiar with Digital content creations software (Maya, Nuke).
Experience with VRay in a full CG animation pipeline.
Experience with scripting (Python) preferred.
Strong ability to prioritize tasks and time-management skills.
Excellent problem-solving skills.
Ability to record information accurately and to produce relevant reports.
Experience with 3D rendering pipelines and render farms.
Organized and able to understand render job prioritization.
Highly technical, able to help debug rendering artifacts.
Excellent communication and leadership skills.
Experience and/or familiarity with Lighting and FX in an animation production.
Houdini / Mantra would be beneficial.

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/render-farm-supervisor
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