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Method Studios Recruiting Senior Tracking/Matchmove Artist

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Senior Tracking/Matchmove Artist

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 Senior Tracking/Matchmove Artist.

Description

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

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
Responsible for camera tracking, matchmove and layout work on shots, object tracking, Rotomation, and Previz, when needed
Tracking shots in Syntheyes
Utilization of Layout in Maya
Operate in facility pipeline, supervising the logistics of cameras and layouts from tracking/layout to the other studio departments

Qualifications

Minimum 4 years experience in large pipeline Feature Film and Commercial VFX Production environment
Proficiency in Syntheyes and Maya
Proven skillset in camera-tracking, object matchmove, character rotomation, and scene layout
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
Knowledge in 3D tracking software (3D Equalizer, Pftrack, and/or Boujou) and Nuke, a plus
Knowledge of Nuke and/or tracking experience using Nuke an advantage. experience with other tracking software such as Matchmover also an asset
General understanding of Linux/unix-based operating systems
Strong critical-thinking on layout and pipeline procedures and future implementations
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, achieving goals and efficiently completing projects

To apply, please send your reel, resume, availability and rate to: la-recruiting@methodstudios.com

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.
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