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Method Studios Recruiting Senior Matchmove Artist & Pipeline Supervisor

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Senior Matchmove Artist

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

Job 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


minimum 4 years 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

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Pipeline Supervisor

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

Job Description

The Pipeline Supervisor in Vancouver must work closely with local and global productions and also work with the pipeline teams across all Method sites to solidify the strong, efficient, and consistent pipeline for all Method sites.

Responsibilities and Duties

Design and develop software to address evolving production demands
Work with the Vancouver pipeline team to schedule and prioritize tasks
Develop in-house software as part of a global team
Maintain existing workflow and asset management tools
Provide support to pipeline team to solve challenging problems
Uphold standards for development and documentation
Build relationships with key artists and production staff
Ensure that developments are consistent with overall software strategy


Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
Minimum 5 years experience in film industry, ideally with previous experience in post-production, VFX, and CG
Proficiency using Python
Knowledge of developing with 3D packages (Maya, Houdini) is a requirement
Proven experience developing in a Linux environment
Experience of technologies relating to GUI design and content or asset management
Knowledge of RDBMS, such as MySQL, an advantage
Experience in the design of process management and collaborative workflow software across a distributed environment
Experience working in a complex software environment

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