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Mr. X Inc Recruiting 3D Animator, Lighting Artist & Matchmover/Tracking Artists

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3D Animator – Toronto, ON

Specializing in feature film visual effects and animation for international and local producers, Toronto based digital studio, Mr. X Inc. is comprised of a unique and gifted team of artists, filmmakers and programmers devoted to the art, craft and technology of visual story-telling.

Mr. X Inc. is seeking a 3D Animator for upcoming feature film projects.

Responsibilities include:
– Performing Animation tasks as required to achieve the highest quality visual effects, and creation of high standard animation in a variety of styles,
– Engaging at every stage of production including generating original concepts and designs, pre-visualization of complicated sequences and research and development,
– Producing 3D visual effects that far exceed client and audience expectations,
– Meeting production schedules and deadlines,
Qualifications:
– Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Maya and Photoshop
– Strong communication skills are critical. Candidate must be able to work within a team, taking direction and exercising attention to detail in a fast-paced production environment.
– A general understanding of film production/post production techniques
– Knowledge of compositing software packages such as Shake is desirable.
– 2 years experience required.

All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Tracker/Animator”. Please include the address of your web portfolio in your cover letter and/or resume or send a DVD of your demo reel to:

Attn: Recruiting/Matchmover
Mr X Inc.
35 McCaul Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1V7

We invite you to visit our website @ www.mrxfx.com. No phone calls please.
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Matchmover/Tracking Artists – Toronto

Senior/Intermediate Tracking Artist

Specializing in feature film visual effects and animation for international and local producers, Toronto based digital studio, Mr. X Inc. is comprised of a unique and gifted team of artists, filmmakers and programmers devoted to the art, craft and technology of visual story-telling.

Mr. X Inc. is seeking a Senior/Intermediate Tracking Artist for upcoming feature film projects.

Responsibilities include:

3D Camera tracking – recreating the movement of a stereo live-action camera in 3D, set extensions – ensuring 3d objects placed in a 3D virtual environment are accurately tracked.
Using the measurements and pictures of the live-action set, camera information, distortion grids, and scaling reference of characters and objects to recreate a virtual set in 3D.
Matchmoving rigid and non-rigid objects on moving elements in the plate.
Removing lens distortion from the plates to aid in the solving of tracks.

Qualifications:

Expert knowledge of PFTrack or 3Dequalizer (knowledge of Boujou a plus).
Thorough knowledge and experience with Maya.
On set production experience is desirable.
Previous stereoscopic film production experience a plus
Knowledge of a tracking software’s scripting language is desirable.
Meticulous attention to detail with a great eye for camera, blocking plus composition and must work well under pressure for potentially short turnaround deadlines.
Able to take direction and feedback well from supervisor.
A minimum of two years of feature film experience required.

All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Matchmover / Tracking Artist”. Please include the address of your web portfolio in your cover letter and/or resume or send a DVD of your demo reel to:

Attn: Recruiting/Matchmover
Mr X Inc.
35 McCaul Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1V7

We invite you to visit our website @ www.mrxfx.com. No phone calls please.
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Lighting Artist – Toronto

Lighting Artist

Specializing in feature film visual effects and animation for international and local producers, Toronto based digital studio, Mr. X Inc. is comprised of a unique and gifted team of artists, filmmakers and programmers devoted to the art, craft and technology of visual story-telling. We invite you to visit our website at www.mrxfx.com.
Mr. X is looking for a highly motivated Lighting Artist.

Responsibilities include:

-Responsible for final 3D scene assembly and rendering of elements required to complete visual effects shots,
-Engaging at every stage of production including pre-visualization of complicated sequences and research and development,
-Optimize and troubleshoot lighting and rendering problems in a fast paced environment,
-Working closely with CG Supervisors to determine best approach to solve 3D challenges and develop final look,
-Will work closely with compositors to finish selected shots so that computer generated elements are seamlessly integrated with live-action plates.

Qualifications:
-Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Maya and Houdini as well as a general understanding of film production / post production techniques in a production environment,
-Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks,
-Strong communication skills are critical. Candidate must be able to work within a team, taking direction and exercising attention to detail in a fast-paced production environment,
-Experience with V-Ray and/or Mantra a plus,
-Experience with Texture Painting or Look Development a plus,
-Experience with compositing software, (Nuke) a plus,
-Experience with 3D modeling/texturing a plus,
-At least 3 years of experience Lighting for Feature Films.

All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Lighting”. Please include the address of your web portfolio in your cover letter and/or resume or send a DVD of your demo reel to:

Attn: Recruiting/Lighting
Mr X Inc.
35 McCaul Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1V7

Demo materials will not be returned.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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