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Method Studios Recruiting Roto Artist, Matchmove Artist, Matte Painter & Senior Lighting TD

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Roto Artist

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

Job Description

Description

Method Studios is currently in search of a Roto Artist to join its 2D team of roto artists.

Responsibilities and Duties

reviewing, managing, creating, and preparing 2D mattes and/or splines to be used in a final composite
assessing assigned tasks and reporting to the Head of 2D VFX
reporting progress of work to the Producer and following up with the compositor requesting the rotoscope mattes
utilizing rotoscope techniques, established by company, in either Silhouette or Nuke
requesting feedback and ensuring notes from the Roto Artist
maintaining clean working environment in case work is shared with other artists

Qualifications

minimum 3 years experience in film industry, with some experience in a VFX facility
education in masking layers and vector animation (Flash, AfterEffects, Combustion, etc.) preferred
vfx experience in paint (marker/wire removals), keying, compositing, or tracking (ideally through Silhouette software)
must work well in a team environment
swing (night) shift flexibility a plus

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/roto-artist
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Matchmove Artist

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

Job Description

Description

Method Studios is currently in search of a Tracking and Matchmove Artist to join its 3D team of artists.
The primary focus of this position is in the integration of on-set data, tracking details, Previz, animation support, layout scenes, and Outsource Material unification.

Responsibilities and Duties

supervise the tracking of CG elements so that both camera and objects match live-action footage in a 3D environment and maintain consistent shot quality
report to Layout Supervisor regarding on-set supervision, the integration of on-set data, tracking details, Previz, animation support, layout scenes, and Outsource Material unification
work with production to create matchmove schedules and project targets for designated show
define any specific matchmove tools required for the show and identify any additions or modifications
act as the point of contact between Matchmove and show supervisors
assist with any technical/production issues and utilize camera knowledge and on-set skills when necessary
responsible for camera tracking, matchmove and layout work on shots, object tracking, Rotomation, and Previz when needed
tracking shots in Syntheyes
learn facility pipeline to be able to provide cameras and layouts from tracking/layout to the other departments

Qualifications

minimum 1 year experience in large Feature-Film and commercial VFX Production environment
proficiency in 3D Equalizer, Maya, and Boujou
knowledge of 3D tracking softwares (Syntheyes, Pftrack, Boujou, etc.)
proven Matchmove experience
Nuke experience a plus
knowledge of Shake and tracking experience in Shake an advantage. experience with other tracking software such as Matchmover also an asset
must be able to model and manipulate geometry for scene reconstruction and to aid tracking
must demonstrate an eye for detail and precision with strong problem-solving skills
must have a solid understanding of camera movement and filming techniques
general understanding of linux/unix-based operating systems
must embrace the essential components of a strong team: open communication, trust, respect, loyalty, and shared vision.
good at taking direction and implementing changes with quick turn-around
excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
overall commitment to excellence and a willingness to work in a team environment in achieving goals and completing projects

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/matchmove-artist-1
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Matte Painter

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

Job Description

Description

Method Studios is currently in search of Senior Matte Painter who will be responsible for painting photoreal environments and landscapes.
This artist will paint photo environments, elements, and textures for matching into live action plates or standing as their own matte painting plates.
Candidate 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.

Responsibilities and Duties

creating digital paintings of photo realistic environments based on concept art and/or photo reference
painting photo environments, elements, and textures to match into live action plates or stand as their own matte painting plates
integrating matte paintings into 3D environments using Maya and/or Nuke

Qualifications

Expert working knowledge of Photoshop
A minimum of 4 years VFX industry experience working working as a digital matte painter in a feature film, TV, or commercials environment
Experience creating digital paintings of photo-realistic environments based on concept art and/or photo reference
Demonstrable experience integrating matte paintings into 3D environments using Maya and/or Nuke is beneficial
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
Solid knowledge and understanding of visual effects pipelines, production and implementation, as well as the ability to work well in a team
A good understanding of 2D and 3D workflows within a feature film environment
Knowledge of Vue software is a plus
Knowledge of Maya and Nuke software is a plus

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/matte-painter-7
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Senior Lighting TD

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

Job Description

Description

Method Studios is actively seeking a Senior Technical Lighter to work on current and upcoming feature film projects.
The Senior Technical Lighter is responsible for the hands-on operation of a CG workstation to create the tools and working practices to facilitate the creation of photo-realistic lighting effects.
The position requires a high degree of technical skill and artistic judgment.
The Senior Technical Lighter must be able to balance artistic requirement with the technical limitations of the software and hardware employed.
He or she must be able to create high-quality renderings at a senior lighting level.

Responsibilities and Duties

Creating new tools, techniques and working practices, as well as maintaining existing tools, particularly those relating to lighting and rendering
Set an example of good working practice for other Lighters
Work with and support the Lead Lighter, CG Supervisor and VFX Supervisor to fulfill the creative vision of the show within technical parameters
Troubleshoot technical production issues, especially those related to lighting
Oversee and help optimize shots for rendering
Must work within the Method pipeline and publish tools and scripts as prescribed
Must manage his or her disc space to fit within quota
Communicate creative and technical issues effectively
Be aware of inefficiencies in any area of the pipeline that are impacting the lighting artists’ ability to work efficiently, and flag these issues as necessary
Work to help correct inefficiencies with the artists and TDs available
Other miscellaneous duties as required from time-to-time by the Lighting Lead

Qualifications

Minimum 4 years experience as a lighter in VFX for live action projects
Excellent technical, trouble-shooting and tool-building skills
Excellent artistic skills, with a particular emphasis on real-world lighting/photography an asset
Full understanding of colour theory and LUTs
Expert knowledge of Maya and/or possibly Houdini
Knowledge of one or more of the following, depending on show requirements: vray, mantra, mentalray, renderman
Knowledge of Nuke and Photoshop an asset
Scripting and programming skills, especially: Python, mel, bash
Demonstrable ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Able to take directions and adaptable to change
Good at improvising and problem-solving
Linux experience preferred

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/lighting-td-senior
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