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Mikros Image Recruiting Lead Animator, Texture and Surfacing Artist, Operations Manager, Character Modeling Artist & Hair Artist

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Lead Animator

Description

After “mune, The Moon Guardian”, “astérix : Le Domaine Des Dieux”, “the Little Prince” And “Captain Underpants”, Mikros Image Canada Is Now Working On “sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” A New Animation Film In Collaboration With Fun Academy.

Job Description:

Mikros Canada Is Looking For An Experienced Lead Animator Who Will Manage An Animator’s Team As Well As Animate His Own Shots.
It’s A Fast-paced Environment And The Studio Is Committed To Creating High-quality Animation. Candidates Should Thrive As Part Of A Team And Take Direction Well Under The Supervision Animation Director And The Lead While Respecting The Vision Of The Director And The Style Of The Film.
Your Primary Responsibility Will Be The Animation Of All Assigned Characters And Props. We Are Looking For Artists With A Strong Sense Of Design In Their Poses And An Aptitude For Facial Animation And Lip Sync While Maintaining Strong Fundamentals In Weight And Body Mechanics.

Responsibilities:

• Work With The Animation Director And The Leads To Create Stylized Performance And Meet The Vision Of The Director;
• Manage, Mentor And Assess Technically And Artistically A Multi Levels Animators’ Team In Creating Their Key-frame Animation;
• Work With The Storyboard/animatic/layout And Create Feature Level, Key-framed Animation;
• Working In Continuity With Shot Before And After;
• Work With Animation Quotas Given By The Production;
• Prepare Elements For Presentation In Dailies And Walk Around For Approval;

Qualifications:

• College Diploma Or Equivalent In 3d Computer Graphics/3d Animation;
• More Than 8 Years Of Work Experience In 3d Animation Using Maya In A Film Production;
• A Strong Background As A Lead In Feature Cg Character Animation;
• Have An Experience And An Interest In Cartoony Style;
• Quadruped Animation’s Experience Recommended;
• Comfortable With Filming Reference Footage And Using The Reference Footage;
• Ability To Work Within An Established Pipeline And Learn To Use Custom Tools;
• Ability To Understand And Interpret Effectively A Storyboard And The Director’s Feedback And Be Able To Give The Direction To A Team;
• Have Good Teaching Skills, Be A Mentor And Technically And Artistically Develop The Team;
• Ability To Work Well In A Team And Excellent Communication Skills;
• Must Be A Canadian Citizen Or A Permanent Resident In Canada And Be Available To Work In Montreal, Quebec.

If You Are Interested In This Position Please Apply.
Only The Selected Candidate Will Be Contacted. Please Note That You May Be Asked To Provide References.
Mikros Image Canada Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Title: Lead Animator
Status: Contractual/Full Time
Location: Montreal
Annual Salary: To Be Discussed

Apply here:- http://www.mikrosimage-animation.eu/en/apply/
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Texture & Surfacing Artist

Description

After “mune, The Moon Guardian”, “astérix : Le Domaine Des Dieux”, “the Little Prince” And “Captain Underpants”, Mikros Image Canada Is Now Working On “sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” A New Animation Film In Collaboration With Fun Academy.

Job Description:

Within An Amazing Full Cg Feature Film, Mikros Image Canada Is Looking For Surfacing Artists To Create Textures And Shading Of 3d Shots.

Responsibilities:

• Create Final Look Developed Assets And Surfacing Setups To Realize The Desired Look For Production;
• Meet The Technical And Artistic Requirements Within The Quotas And Delays;
• Provide Creative Ideas And Solutions For The Film On Both A Visual And Technical Level;

Qualifications:

• College Or Bachelor Diploma Or Equivalent In 2d Or 3d Computer Graphics, Graphics Or Visual Arts;
• +3 Years In Texturing And Surfacing With A Great Knowledge Of Full Cg Feature Film;
• Previous Experience Creating Surfacing For Stylized Characters, Organic And Digital Painting Models;
• Strong Creative Skills And A Thorough Understanding Of The Techniques Required Interpreting Designs And Accurately Matching Reference Material;
• Demonstrate An Understanding Of Light, Colour, Contrast, Shading, And Lighting Design;
• Strong Command Of Maya, Photoshop, Mari, Katana And Arnold And A Good Understanding Of 3d Sculpture, Paint Packages And Uv,s Management;
• Familiarity With Digital Matte Projection Techniques And Photogrammetry;
• Familiarity With Film Color Management Issues;
• Excellent Communication Skills And Dedication To Responsibilities;
• Strong Problem-solving Skills And Attention To Detail;
• Must Be A Canadian Citizen Or A Permanent Resident In Canada And Be Available To Work In Montreal, Quebec.

If You Are Interested In This Position Or You Would Like To Recommend A Candidate, Please Send Your Resume By Email At The Following Address: hr_montreal@mikrosimage.eu

Only The Selected Candidate Will Be Contacted. Please Note That You May Be Asked To Provide References. Mikros Image Canada Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Title: Texture & Surfacing Artist
Status: Contractual/Full Time
Location: Montreal
Annual Salary: To Be Discussed

Apply here:- http://www.mikrosimage-animation.eu/en/apply/
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Operations Manager

Description

Mikros Animation is the animation studio of Mikros Image Group, a company specializing in the creation of digital visual effects. Mikros Animation is currently developing several 3D animated movies in the studios of Paris, London and Montreal.

Job Description:

The Operations Managers is the one to assure an easy running of the Studio here in Montréal. He adapts to the needs of current and ongoing projects. Along with the responsibility of maintaining good performance of operations within the studio, this position also requires an operational vision on the short and long term, therefore providing a daily support to current productions.
Attached to the COO of Mikros Image Paris, all principal responsibilities of the employee will be the following :

Responsibilities:

Efficiency and operational development:

Force de proposition sur les outils et moyens de pilotage référents aux productions;
Management and working with Production teams on planning’s fabrication, adjustments in the studio, production follow-up on an operational level;
Follow-up on infrastructure adjustments to guaranty a well management of the studio (conference rooms, Visio conference, data processing equipment…);
Management and development of the work space, layout planification and moving of the fabrication teams in collaboration with the production Directors;
Management of miscellaneous tasks related to relocation of inter-group staff (managers, directors, producers, etc.) : traveling and housing reservations, car rentals, etc.

Management of material resources:

Along with the IT team, management of the material resources for the studio. Planification of needs, followed by purchasing procedures and exploitation licenses (stockage, render farm, work stations, etc.);
Support the technological recommendations made by the productions related to the IT team.

Reporting and budget management:

Along with the Finance team, budgetary management of the studio.
Definition and consolidation of the operations performance indicators (budget, expenses, investments) and follow-up of any associated financial reporting;
Along with the IT team, budgetary follow-up related to development and infrastructure maintenance;
Follow-up and report costs for work space adjustments ;
Follow-up and control the cohesion and team spirit by managing efficiently the budget. “Life quality and Professional well-being” (events + well-being) in respect to deadlines and to the budgetary plan;
Management of a small studio operations team;
In charge of any security related devices in the work space;
Perform all other related tasks may be assigned by the Direction, managers or by any other person designated by it;

Qualifications:

Certification in management, administration or related discipline;
Proficiency in budgetary management;
Sens of detail, sense of priorities and resourcefulness;
Autonomy, initiative, adaptational capacities and strong organizational skills;
Multitasking, ability to work under pressure and in teams;
Significate experience in management of enlarged projects;
Deep knowledge of production environments and its field;
Experience in animation studios or in VFX is a must;
Strong anticipation capacities;
Analytical and synthetic skills;
Proactive;
Interpersonal skills;
Excellent bilingual communication skills (English and French) – written and spoken;
Knowledge of PC environments and of the Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.);
Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada and available to work in Montreal, Quebec.

If you are interested in this position or if you want to submit a nomination, please send your resume by email at the following address: hr_montreal@mikrosimage.eu

Only selected candidates will be contacted. Please note that you may be asked to provide references. Mikros Image Canada is an equal opportunity employer.

Title: Operations Manager
Status: Permanent/Full-time
Location: Montreal

Annual salary: 85$K/year – 95$K/year

Apply here:- http://www.mikrosimage-animation.eu/en/apply/
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Character Modeling Artist

Description

After “Mune, The Moon Guardian”, “Astérix : le domaine des Dieux”, “The Little Prince” and “Captain Underpants”, Mikros Image Canada is now working on “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” a new animation film in collaboration with Fun Academy.

Job description:

The Character Modeler works under the supervision of the the Modeling Supervisor. The artist interprets the 2D model packs and creates a 3D representation that meets the technical requirements and the artistic vision established for the project.

Responsibilities:

• Optimize various assets while respecting the project’s artistic direction;
• Create 3D assets while respecting the Supervisor’s direction;
• Maintain timing and production quotas given by the coordination team;
• Execute the corrections requested by the Supervisor by showing an analytic mind;
• Organize the workload and prepare presentation elements for approval;
• Communicate and research information if necessary;
• Maintain a good team dynamics;

Qualifications:

• College diploma or equivalent in 2D or 3D computer graphics or visual arts;
• Minimum 2 years of experience as a Character Modeler in a film production environment / animation TV series or visual effects;
• Must be capable of creating a model using the appropriate topology and have strong skills with UV mapping;
• Have a strong sense of anatomy, character design, proportions and mechanical functionality of characters, especially facial;
• Knowledge of the animation industry is a plus;
• Bilingual (English and French);
• Experience with ZBRUSH software;
• Must be comfortable using a LINUX/UNIX environment;
• Strong knowledge of MAYA;
• Strong knowledge of PHOTOSHOP;
• Knowledge of an asset manage such as SHOTGUN is a plus;
• Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident in Canada and be available to work in Montreal, Quebec.

If you are interested in this position or you would like to recommend a candidate, please send your resume by email at the following address: hr_montreal@mikrosimage.eu

Only the selected candidate will be contacted. Please note that you may be asked to provide references. Mikros Image Canada is an equal opportunity employer.

Title: Character Modeling Artist
Status: Contractual/full time
Location: Montreal
Annual salary: To be discussed

Apply here:- http://www.mikrosimage-animation.eu/en/apply/
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Hair Artist

Description

After “mune, The Moon Guardian”, “astérix : Le Domaine Des Dieux”, “the Little Prince” And “Captain Underpants”, Mikros Image Canada Is Now Working On “sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” A New Animation Film In Collaboration With Fun Academy.

Job Description:

Within An Amazing Full Cg Feature Film, Mikros Image Canada Is Looking For Hair Artists To Be In Charge Of The Creation Of Hair Effects For 3d Animated Characters And The Simulation Of Animated Effects. He Must Also Make Sure That His Work Meets The Artistic Vision Of The Director And The Technical Guidance Given Cg & Simulation Supervisor.

Responsibilities:

· Create And Simulate Hair Effects On 3d Animated Characters And Animals By Referring To The Artistic Direction Of The Project;
· Be Involved In The Development Of Tools Used To Create Hair Effects;
· Solve Problems Creatively;
· Collaborate With Animators To Create Hair Effects Suitable For Animation;
· Keep The Timing And Production Quotas Given By The Production Coordinator;
· Execute The Corrections Requested By The Supervisor And The Director With An Analytical Mindset;
· Work With The Supervisor And Team Lead To Ensure The Integration And Maintenance Of Configurations;
· Organize The Workload And Prepare Presentations Elements For Approval;
· Communicate And Seek Information When Necessary;
· Maintain A Good Team Dynamic;

Qualifications:

· College Diploma In 3d Graphic Arts/3d Animation;
· Minimum 3 Years Of Work Experience As A Hair Artist In A Film Production Environment, Animated Tv Series Or Visual Effects;
· Skills In Animation, Rigging And/or Surfacing Is A Plus;
· Extensive Knowledge Of Maya;
· Experience With Mel Or Python Is A Plus;
· Mastery Of The Hair Tools In Maya;
· Comfortable With A Linux/unix Environment;
· Knowledge Of An Asset Manager Such As Shotgun Is A Plus;
· Bilingual (English And French);
· Must Be A Canadian Citizen Or A Permanent Resident Of Canada And Available To Work In Montreal, Quebec;

If You Are Interested In This Position Or If You Want To Submit A Nomination, Please Send Your Resume By Email At The Following Address: hr_montreal@mikrosimage.eu

Only Selected Candidates Will Be Contacted. Please Note That You May Be Asked To Provide References.
Mikros Image Canada Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Title: Hair Artist
Status: Contractual/Full-time
Location: Montreal
Annual Salary: To Be Discussed

Apply here:- http://www.mikrosimage-animation.eu/en/apply/
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