Added by on 2013-06-07

Modus FX Recruiting Animator, Animation Supervisor, Python Developer, TD Tracking & Digital Compositor

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Python Developer

Type of employment

Contractual

tFull time

Immediate Supervisor

Chief Technical Director – Production Structure

General description

The incumbent is part of the development team responsible for the tools of the production structure (pipeline). He must design, create and develop tools that will be used by the studio to solve technical problems that could be encountered on the production floor.

Requirements

Have a college diploma or university degree in 3D animation or computer science;
Have a minimum of one (1) to three (3) years experience in VFX production or postproduction, with an emphasis on scripting/programming;
Possess excellent knowledge of Python programming language;
Very good knowledge of Python and object programming principles is mandatory;
Experience in programming tools for software Softimage, Nuke and Maya is an asset;
Knoweledge of GIT or any other revision control software is an asset;
Relevant experience in a field related to the design and administration of SQL (PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL (Mongo DB) databases is an asset;
Good spoken and written knowledge of either English or French is required.

Principal responsibilities

Ensure awareness of the nature of VFX project in advance of starting production;
Meet with team involved with the project before commencing production;
Find best technical means of programming;
Verify the procedures in place for improvements;
Listen, identify, define and fulfill the needs of the technical production;
Interact and determine with his immediate supervisor on the end results to obtain;
Assess and inform his superior of the difficulties and technical challenges that are anticipated to solve problems;
Identify the technical approaches to be used to achieve the desired results;
Take on the understanding of current pipeline/procedures in place to make improvements;
Develop and program toolsets that meet current and future needs of production;
Ensure standardization of the created toolsets;
Support employees in their use of the tools and make the necessary corrections, if applicable;
Organize, manage, and maintain up-to-date the developed libraries;
Execute various researches and focus on development;
Keep up-to-date his technical knowledge;
Inform his superior on his progress of assigned workload;
Submit completed work for the evaluation/approval of his superior;
Write a postmortem at the end of each project;
Perform other related duties as assigned by management.

Apply here:- http://modusfx.com/apply-for-a-job/?ref=python-developer-2&id=4082
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Animation Supervisor

Type of employment

Permanent
Full time
Contact

Immediat supervisor

Vice-president of production

General description

The incumbent is responsible to identify, understand, disseminate, represent and uphold the artistic vision of the client regarding the animation project. In addition, he is responsible for disseminating the information obtained to all leaders in ensuring to respect the workplan. He must also ensure the direction and the management of the team while providing guidance, information and training.
Requirements, prerequisites and assets. The candidate:

Must have a college or university degree in visual arts or in 3D animation;
Must have at least five (5) to seven (7) years experience in animation;
Has at least three (3) to five (5) years experience in the film industry and visual effects as a head of department;
Has a very good knowledge of the following software: XSI and Maya;
Must have very good knowledge of English and French, both spoken and written;

Requiered skills

Communication
manage multiple tasks
sense of priorities
training and coaching skills
problem solving
listening
decision making
Strong visual storyteller;
Strong attention to detail;
Solid understanding of physical motion, weight, timing, staging and acting;

Principal responsibilities

Inspect the entire project;
Listen and understand requests from the client;
Make a list of the tasks to be performed for the project in question;
Search and find images of references for the project;
Make tests to determine the quality and style to be followed by the team;
Collaborate in the development and realization plan of the project;
Analyze, with coordination, the planning and feasibility allotted time;
Define the production structure for the department;
Communicate clients requests to the team;
Anticipate, analyze and find solutions to potential technical and real problems;
Discuss with management and the client on the creative development of the project;
Pass on the information to the animators for the technical realization of the project;
Plan and establish the priorities and the objectives of development of the totality of the project;
Prepare and broadcast guidelines and orders to be followed;
Prepare and disseminate guidelines and rules to follow;
Supervise the work of the entire team of animation;
Ensure that all management and clients requests are met throughout the project;
Supervise the work of animators, indicating the rules and guidelines to follow to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of the team work;
Review the schedule submitted often by the project manager and make recommendations;
Know and inform the animators of priorities and timelines;
Follow the production schedule of the project;
Perform projects on schedule and allocated time;
Oversee all project activities;
Inform the facilitators of the changes and innovations required by management and client;
Inform, verify, comment, review and approve daily the work done by the artists;
Provide feedback to each artist about his work;
Act as a principal resource for the team of artists;
Guide and redirect, the project, if necessary;
Exchange and meet the VFX supervisor, client or management to present the images produced by the team;
Receive approval from management and the client on the images presented;
Help to keep consistency, continuity and quality between scenes;
Approve qualitatively all animation sequences contained in the film;
Make a post mortem of the project carried out;
Respond to questions from members of the team;
Act as the primary contact for the exchange between departments;
Be available to answer questions;
Animate sequences that serve as reference for the team;
Participate, if needed, in the bidding process for an upcoming project;
Perform other related duties as assigned by management

Apply here:- http://modusfx.com/apply-for-a-job/?ref=animation-supervisor&id=395
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Animator

Type of employment

Full time
Contract

Immediate supervisor

Lead animator

General description

The incumbent is responsible for creating, designing and developing a variety of animation sequences. He must do the animation of characters, creatures, vehicles or objects so as to make everything very stylized and personalized. He may have to do traditional animation or photo-real.

Requirements, prerequisites and assets. The candidate:

Must have a relevant college degree in visual art or 3D animation;
Must have six (6) months to five (5) years experience in a related field (for junior to senior positions);
Has a very good knowledge of the following software: XSI and Maya;
Has a very good knowledge of animation techniques related to movement, volume, emotions, etc.;
Has a good knowledge of English or French spoken and written;

Principal responsibilities

Take notice of the nature of the project before it begins;
Find the best ways of achieving the animations to be developed;
Research for techniques and references in animation;
Do different trials to find the style of animation desired;
Verify and do trials on the rigs obtained;
Exchange and decide with his immediate supervisor on the final result to obtain;
Assess and inform his superior on technical difficulties and needs anticipated for the implementation of the animations;
Create and develop shots, elements and models that will be used for the project;
Perform all animations required including necessary details to ensure the realism of the project;
Animate characters, creatures, vehicles and objects according to the parameters obtained;
Respect the coherence and compliance of the animation from one shot to another;
Integrate its sequence within the set work of animation done;
Express an idea or an image coming from the storyboard through animation movements;
Organize, manage and keep an update on the animation files created;
Organize and manage the databases of animation references, editing, tools and accessories created;
Work in order to optimize the techniques currently used;
Inform his lead of the work progress;
Publish approved elements in full compliance;
Deliver the shots;
Participate in daily meetings;
Make requested corrections to shots;
Render all shots done and check the rendering work;
Perform other relevant tasks as assigned required by management.

Apply here:- http://modusfx.com/apply-for-a-job/?ref=animator&id=390
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TD Tracking

Type of employment

Full time
Contractual

Immediate supervisor

Lead TD Tracking

General description

The incumbent is responsible to identify and replicate the movements of camera scenes based on technical information obtained, all in order to generate the development of 3D scenes. He must match the camera movement using his software. He can even be brought to do the work of rotoscoping.

Requirements

Must have at least five (5) years of experience in the field;
Must have a college degree in 3D Animation;
Must have a very good knowledge of the following software: XSI, 3DEqualizer or any other Tracking software;
Has knowledge and understands the movement of cameras, lenses, etc. is an asset;
Must have good knowledge of English and French, both spoken and written;

Principal responsibilities

View and understand the script;
Getting in scripting, camera movement information for each scene;
Read and take note of information regarding the values of cameras from scripts;
Understand and interpret point clouds;
Assess and inform his superior of technical difficulties and anticipated needs for achieving the tracking;
Replicate, using software, the movement of cameras;
Select camera angles using notes of the script;
Identify and remove distorting factors identified;
Perform rotoscoping work on scenes that need it, either manually or using software;
Transfer technical information relating to methods of work used for the project to other departments.

Apply here:- http://modusfx.com/apply-for-a-job/?ref=td-tracking&id=766
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Digital Compositor

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Type of employment

Contract
Full time

Immediate supervisor
Compositing supervisor

General description

The incumbent is responsible to do the consolidation and integration of multiple and diverse elements in order to generate sequences of images technically and visually fluid and of superior quality. He must prepare the shots, integrate 3D elements and do the final compositing.

Requirements

Must have a college degree in 2D and/or 3D graphics or in visual arts;
Must have one (1) to three (3) years experience in compositing, photo or in a related field;
Must have a very good knowledge of one of the following software: Nuke, Shake, After Effects, Flame, Flare and Combustion;
Have a knowledge of following software is an asset: XSI, Maya, 3DEquiqalizer, PFTrack, Deadline and Photoshop;
Must have a good knowledge of English and French, both spoken and written.

Principal responsibilities

Be aware of the nature of the project before it begins;
View montage (set up), references and sequences required in preparation to work;
Evaluate and inform his superior of technical needs anticipated for the project;
Create and maintain a logical and clear structure of the compositing script;
Obtain relative technical information on methods of work used for the project;
Implement and monitor all technical procedures defined;
Manage and create effective plans, the layering and compositing rendered;
Manage and implement the composition of images;
Organize, manage and maintain 2D files, the related accessories and montage (set ups) obtained;
Assemble and integrate various elements (3D and live action) images;
Generate image, sequences technically and visually fluid;
Create smooth transitions from footage to sequences composed;
Extract elements from different sources and in various formats;
Introduce elements into a new environment;
Make the corrections, additions, deletions and changes required to the image;
Assemble considering both the mathematics and technical aspect of 3D elements;
Make the compositng shots assigned;
Perform all phases of implementation of a compositing according to technical and artistic requirements;
Develop the composting script;
Submit to his superiors and evaluation of the work in order to receive an approval;
Perform rendered images taken and observe the rendering;
Make images in the designated area (farm or locally);
Respect the structure and nomenclature established;
Perform other related duties as assigned by management.

Required skills

Attention to detail;
Problem solving;
Artistic sense.

Apply here:- http://modusfx.com/apply-for-a-job/?ref=digital-compositor&id=2540
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