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Method Studios Recruiting Sr Composiors & Sr Houdini FX TDs 

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LA seeks Sr Composiors

Based in Los Angeles, with locations in Vancouver, London, Sydney, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago and New York, Method Studios provides a full range of visual effects services. As an artist driven company, Method Studios is built around an exceptional team of VFX professionals who have created award-winning VFX for Feature Films, Commercials, and Music Videos.

Method LA is seeking compositors local to the Los Angeles area for a short 5-6 week stint starting asap.

Description

In this role you 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, transform and warp elements as needed, 2D/3D camera tracking, grain and degrain as necessary, paint fixes and rotoscoping as well as matte edge processing and integration.

Qualification

At least 5 years of Nuke experience
Experience with Keylight, Primatte or Ultimatte
Knowledge of projection mapping
Maya knowledge 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
Exercises close attention to detail

Please send reels and resumes to la-recruiting@methodstudios.com
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LA seeks Sr Houdini FX TDs for immediate start

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 Los Angeles based Houdini FX TDs for an immediate start.

Duties and Responsibilities

Design and animate high-quality, photo-real effects (dust, fire, smoke, explosions, debris, clouds, etc.) that meet all technical and aesthetic standards for the project
Work within the show structure and production deadlines to complete all tasks
Integrate the created elements into scenes with lighting, shadows, reflections, etc.
Work closely with Lighting Artists and Compositors to ensure that all effects will work smoothly within the show pipeline
Produce look-tests based on provided reference materials

Qualifications

Proficiency using Houdini 5 years
Bachelor’s degree in Animation, Arts, Fine Arts, or equivalent production experience
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 and Nuke, a plus
Proficiency in shading and rendering techniques, ideally using both Mantra and Renderman
Requires strong technical knowledge and organizational skills
Scripting proficiency using Python, a plus
Good communication skills and able to take exact direction from FX Leads and FX TDs

To apply please send you reel and resume 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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