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Method Studios Recruiting VFX Production Coordinator, Senior VFX Flame Supervisor & Tech Ops Technician

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VFX Production Coordinator

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

Job Description

Description

Method Studios is currently in search of a Production Coordinator to join its Production team.
The Production Coordinator is responsible for the assignment and tracking of tasks for assigned area of responsibility. They will facilitate the movement of shots between teams, coordinate daily reviews, and communicate status updates ensuring the delivery of shots on schedule.

Responsibilities and Duties

provides administrative support to the production management team and show supervisors.
Under the guidance of the DP or DPM, schedules and tracks progress of tasks for assigned artists or sequences in the production system
tracks and maintains database of revisions, omits, and shot length changes; notifies the affected crew as needed
partners with other Production personnel to ensure shots are scheduled and delivered in a timely manner
follows up with artists on a daily basis to ensure task deliveries remain on schedule, communicating any scheduling changes to the appropriate Artists, Supervisors and Production team as needed
coordinates all client deliveries, both physical deliveries and digital deliveries via FTP, with Production Services department
maintains log of all deliveries
manages meeting schedule and walkthroughs for Supervisors, taking and publishing notes for the team as needed
responsible for setup of dailies and all client review sessions in the Screening Room and view stations
leads nightly production update for assigned area of responsibility
acts as primary point of contact for internal Editorial team
completes reference research for elements for Supervisors
oversees run requests and petty cash
this is a cross-departmental position that will require management of pipeline issues, even across multiple Studios in liaison with other Production Coordinators

Qualifications

minimum 3 years experience in visual effects production or feature animation
BA or BS degree in film, art, communications, or related field strongly preferred
strong comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and apps
experience with some production tracking software and asset management software, preferably Shotgun
must have experience with heavy schedule management in an extremely time-sensitive atmosphere
demonstrable experience in highly technical, dynamic departments
must be able to make decisions independently with a high level of ingenuity
must possess a high level of written, verbal, negotiation, and analytical skill
must have the ability to influence and coach others through effective communication and the promotion of a positive team environment
must possess highly developed communication skills to facilitate interdepartmental needs and schedules required, exhibiting a consistent standard of excellence in all business communications

Apply here:http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/vfx-production-coordinator-1
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Senior VFX Flame Supervisor

Category: Other
Company: Method Studios Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Description

Method Studios is currently in search of an experienced Senior VFX Flame Supervisor to join and lead its team of Flame compositors and 2D artists.

Responsibilities and Duties

Responsible for the management of the Flame compositing team on a per project basis, maintaining the highest level of creative quality for the Flame compositing work as well as color continuity.

Qualifications

high level of creative, aesthetic and technical abilities
managing a team of artists on a technical and an aesthetic point of view; mentoring and guiding the artists to build a strong, cohesive team
anticipate comp and team challenges; work with production to avoid and resolve such challenges
setting up a show – color pipeline, representations, stereo (if appropriate), crewing
ensuring deliverables are to the highest creative and technical standards
presenting work clearly in dailies and walk throughs, taking direction and responding to the VFX supervisor appropriately and in a timely fashion
evaluating artists’ skills and what identifying what areas in which they need to improve exercises close attention to detail being proactive with team members, production to ensure smooth delivery of work
providing visually creative solutions to directors and the VFX Supervisor
supervising shoots where appropriate
leading teams of compositors and animators in conjunction with the CG Supervisor
working with directors, vfx supervisors, editors, and cg supervisors to facilitate the production of elements in preparation for Compositing
minimum 5 years experience in commercial and feature film VFX work
fluent knowledge of Flame operations (UNIX commands)
solid working knowledge of Flame. Nuke experience a plus
capable of working directly with directors, clients, vfx supervisors and animators to solve complex compositing issues
must be able to learn new technology as it relates to compositing and CG
must posses strong problem-solving and organizational skill
must be willing to work overtime in necessity to meet deadlines

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/senior-vfx-flame-supervisor
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Tech Ops Technician

Category: Other
Company: Method Studios Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Description

Method Studios is currently in search of a Tech Ops Technician / Render Wrangler to join its Technology team. Reporting to the Data I/O lead and Technical Operations Manager, the Rendering Technician will monitor and load-balance a distributed batch queue, directly assist artists with error jobs, and assist in the day-to-day maintenance of the render farm and various technical operations. This role offers excellent opportunities for the right individual to acquire a broad based knowledge of Visual Effects procedures within a production environment.

Responsibilities and Duties

Monitor render farm and ensure it is being optimally utilized at all times
Upload/Download items from various transfer sites (ftp, faspex, etc.)
Ensure that tasks are done to Production’s specifications
Monitor disk space usage
Maintain Studio’s high security standards
Alert various groups to potential issues that are developing

Qualifications

Knowledge of basic data i/o
Must be willing to work nights and weekends
Professional demeanor and basic office skills (ability to answer phones and email)
Experience in Visual Effects (render/PA experience) is a plus
Knowledge of 2D and 3D computer graphics apps (Nuke, Maya, RenderMan)
Good demeanor maintaining a calm and conservative attitude with clients and Production staff
Ability to work long hours when necessary
Highly motivated and well organized with excellent communication skills
A Computer Science background is ideal, with experience using Linux, Python, and Shell scripting (bash/tcsh)

Apply here:- http://www.methodstudios.com/apply/tech-ops-technician-3
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