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Method Studios Recruiting Rigging Lead & CG Supervisor

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Method Studios LA seeks Rigging Lead

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.

Method Studios Los Angeles is currently in search of a Rigging Lead.

The lead 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.


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

To apply, please send your reel, resume and availability to:

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.


Method Studios Vancouver is looking for an experienced CG Supervisor for upcoming major feature film projects, with a strong background in FX and destruction work.

Working with the VFX Supervisor and Producer, the CG Supervisor is responsible for developing a strong, flexible 3D pipeline for the show. This includes developing, maintaining (or approving) 3D techniques. Working with the Comp Supervisor, ensures quality levels of 3D renders are maintained. Working with the Head of 3D, helps to recruit, guide, train and supervise as necessary. Working with the Project Coordinator and Producer, facilitates scheduling of artists and resources. Working with the VFX Supervisor, provides artistic and technical notes to the 3D team. R&D of 3D elements and techniques from concept to production deployment is also part of this role.


– Must have 5+ years experience leading a CG team on live-action, feature film VFX productions.
– Good balance of artistic and technical skills
– Strong technical knowledge of Maya and especially Houdini
– Python scripting ability highly desirable
– Experience working in a Linux environment an asset

Please e-mail with the subject line “CG Supervisor” and your name (e.g. “CG Supervisor – John Smith”) along with your résumé, demo reel link, and upcoming availability.

We thank all candidates in advance for applying but only those selected will be contacted for an interview.
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