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Method Studios Recruiting Roto-Animator & FX TDs

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Roto-Animator

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

Job Description

The roto-animator is responsible for animating a given object or character to footage at a level of detail outline by the department Supervisor. Responsibilities include proper use of studio animation tools and pipeline, maintaining proper spacial formatting as outlined by the layout department and reporting potential issues to the supervisor or leads.

Duties:

Imports the tracking/layout data to appropriate application and, using established techniques and tools
Tracks the characters/objects using approved puppets as directed
Maintains communication with tracking/layout artists to verify position accuracy
Manages notes from Supervisor or leads and ensure they are applied
Once tasks are complete, the animated character/objects will go through QC and published to the studio

Qualifications

Experience in Maya is essential
Strong animation skills are required
Knowledge of Tracking, Layout, Rigging is highly desired
Experience with Nuke and Houdini is an asset
Able to take direction well and adaptable to change
Good at improvising and problem-solving
Linux experience preferred

Apply here:http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/roto-animator
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FX TDs

Category: FX TD
Company: Method Studios Vancouver
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Duties:

– Design, create, and implement photo-real effects (water, dust, fire, smoke, explosions, debris, clouds, etc.) and systems that meet all technical and aesthetic standards for the project
– Work within the show structure and production deadlines to complete all tasks
– Integrate created elements into scenes with lighting, shadows, reflections, etc.
– Provide full spec for tool before development if spec not provided
– Document all developed technology
– Maintain a methodically clear system of data storage and retrieval
– Balancing the creative needs and the technical resources available
– Report regularly to the FX lead, VFX Supervisor and/or DFX Supervsior informing him/her of any concerns or new developments
– Follow the creative direction of the production communicated by the VFX Supervisor
– Ability to work in a dynamic team environment.
– Ability to work under tight deadlines
– Stays current with latest technologies

Qualifications:

– MINIMUM 2 years experience as an FX TD; 5+ years for seniors and leads
– Degree in Animation, Arts, Fine Arts or equivalent production experience in feature film
– Strong knowledge of and proven ability to use Houdini to develop photo-real dynamics-based effects
– Experience with rigid body and particle dynamics, volume modeling and rendering, procedural geometry generation and fluid dynamics an asset
– Demonstrable ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
– Able to take directions and adaptable to change
– Good at improvising and problem-solving
– Requires strong technical knowledge and organizational skills
– Familiarity with one or more coding/scripting languages an asset (e.g. Python, Mel)

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/fx-tds-3
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