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Method Studios Recruiting FXTD Houdini, Compositor, CG Generalist, FXTD Maya & DMP

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FXTD – Houdini – September Start

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 and able to take exact direction from show leads and FX TDs

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/fxtd-houdini-september-start
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Compositor – Nuke – Senior – September Start

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

Job Description

Description

Method Studios is currently in search of a Senior Nuke Compositor to join its and 2D team of artists. In this role one will integrate CG elements and matte paintings into live action plates. This will encompass matching color, lighting, and exposure of stock elements to rendered or photographed elements, matte extractions from blue/green screen photography, the transformation and warping of elements as needed, 2D/3D camera tracking, graining and degraining as necessary, paint fixes and rotoscoping, as well as matte edge processing and integration.

Responsibilities and Duties

matching color, lighting, and exposure of stock elements to rendered or photographed elements
matte extractions from blue/green screen photography
transform and warp elements as needed
2D/3D camera tracking
grain and degrain as necessary
paint fixes and rotoscoping
matte edge processing and integration

Qualifications

minimum 4 years of node-based compositing software experience (Nuke, Shake, Fusion)
experience with Keylight, Primatte or Ultimatte
knowledge of projection mapping
Maya experience a plus
sound aesthetic with good understanding of color, contrast, and lighting design
knowledge of film resolution and aspect ratios
strong problem-solving skills
strong interpersonal and communication skills
team player with great attitude
dependable and flexible
takes direction well and exercises close attention to detail

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/compositor-nuke-senior-september-start
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CG Generalist – September Start

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 film 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-september-start
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FXTD – Maya – September Start

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

Job Description

Description

Method Studios is currently in search of a Maya FX artist to join the 3D animation team.
We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated team players who are looking to advance their careers in Feature VFX.

Responsibilities and Duties

responsible for the individual creation, execution, and rendering of CG shots within a Maya work environment
creates and animates high quality, photo-real VFX using various tools and techniques, including character lighting, set lighting, image-based lighting and HDRI
Match-moves practical scenes, creating both cameras and modeling geometry around that which the CG is built
work within the show structure and production deadlines to complete all tasks
produces elements using the required scene setup skills
works closely with Lighting Artist and Compositors to ensure all effects will work smoothly within the show pipeline

Qualifications

bachelor’s degree in Animation, Arts, Fine Arts, or equivalent production experience
working knowledge using Maya
proficiency in rendering and shading techniques, ideally using VRay and/or Renderman, but MentalRay will be considered
experience with one or more other professional software packages such as Houdini, Nuke, Photoshop, Boujou, PF Track, and ZBrush, a plus
scripting proficiency using Python, a plus
strong technical knowledge and organizational skills
good communication skills and able to take exact direction from show leads and FX TDs

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/fxtd-maya-september-start
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DMP – Senior – September Start

Category: Other
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/dmp-senior-september-start
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