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Mr. X Inc Recruiting Compositor, 3D Animator, Lighting Artist, Matchmover/Tracking Artist, Modeling/Texture Artist, Lighting Tools Technical Director & MoCap TD
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Compositor – NYC

Mr. X is looking for talented compositors to work on high-end feature film projects. Responsibilities include:

Working closely with Compositing Supervisor to determine best approach to solve compositing challenges and develop final look,
Performing tasks such as tracking, matte extraction, colour correction, paint fixes, roto and assembly of live action and 3D elements,
Producing a final overall look that far exceeds client expectations.

Qualifications:
Must have at least two years experience in compositing digital visual effects for feature film,
Must have thorough knowledge and ability to use the tools that produce Digital Composites such as NUKE, Shake, Combustion, Flame and Photoshop,
Must present a show reel highlighting candidate’s eye for colour, lighting, attention to detail and composition,
The candidate must have the ability to work autonomously and meet deadlines,
Strong communication skills are critical,
Candidate must be able to work within a team environment,
3D and/or on-set production experience is desirable.

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

Attention: Recruiting/ Compositor
Mr. X Gotham
214 Sullivan Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012

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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3D Animator – NYC

Mr. X Inc. is seeking Animators for upcoming feature film projects.

Responsibilities include:
Creating photo-real animation of characters and inanimate objects indistinguishable from live-action.
Previz – animating the principal actions of a sequence in advance of shooting.

Qualifications:
Strong understanding of animation timing, acting and storytelling techniques
Thorough knowledge and experience with Maya.
Ability to multi-task on multiple shots, work autonomously and meet deadlines.
Ability to follow creative direction is a must.
Strong communication skills are critical.
Must be able to work within a team environment.
2+ years experience required.
Please send your demo reel on DVD with shot breakdown, cover letter and resume to:

Attention: Recruiting/3D Animator
Mr. X Inc.
35 McCaul Street, Suite 100
Toronto, ON
M5T 1V7

Or email materials to nycrecruiting@mrxfx.com for NYC and recruiting@mrxfx.com for Toronto . Please include “3D Animator” in the subject line.

Demo materials will not be returned. No phone calls please.
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Lighting Artist – NYC

We are currently looking for an experienced VFX Lighter.

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 nycrecruiting@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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Lighting Artist – Toronto

We are currently looking for an experienced VFX Lighter.

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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Matchmover/Tracking Artist – NYC/Toronto

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 deadines.
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 nycrecruiting@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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Modeling/Texture Artist – NYC/Toronto

We are currently looking for a Modeling/Texture Artist.

Responsibilities:
3D Modeling and Texturing for feature films, using a wide range of reference material,
Work very closely with the shader writers, look development artists and the riggers to generate organic or rigid object models that are suitable for feature film work,
Creating textures for CG Assets
With guidance from CG Supervisors, helping to determine the best approach to solve 3D challenges and develop final look.

Qualifications:
Strong spatial awareness and a good sense of form, scale and proportion, and a keen eye for detail,
A full working knowledge of modeling in Maya is required,
Ability to deliver a model with clean topology and strong UV layout skills for texturing,
Ability to work with Z-brush and/or Mudbox
A full working knowledge of Photoshop basics
Mari Experience preferred
Knowledge of Houdini would be an advantage,
Knowledge of Linux would be an advantage,
3+ years of experience Modeling for Feature Films is required.
Comprehensive knowledge of lighting techniques is an advantage

All interested applicants should email their resumes to nycrecruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Model/Texture 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- Model/Texture Artist
Mr X Inc.
35 McCaul Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1V7

Please note: demo reels will not be returned. This is a contract position. 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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Lighting Tools Technical Director – Toronto

Responsibilities include:
Developing tools and techniques to facilitate lighting & rendering of large-scale environments and natural phenomena,
Optimizing and troubleshooting lighting and rendering problems in a fast paced environment,
Working closely with CG Supervisors to determine best approaches to solve 3D challenges and develop final look,
Engaging at every stage of production including pre-visualization of complicated sequences and research and development,
Serving as a bridge between technical and artistic roles during production

Qualifications:
Experience developing lighting-related pipeline tools
Python and/or C++ programming experience
Demonstrated knowledge in any of Maya API (Python or C++), PyMEL, Houdini Python Object Model (HOM), Houdini HDK, PyQt
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 Mantra, V-Ray or other physically-based rendering packages highly desirable,
Experience with 3D modeling/texturing a plus,
At least 3 years of experience developing tools for Feature Films.

All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Lighting Tools Technical Director”. 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 Technical Director
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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MoCap TD – Toronto

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.

Responsibilities:
Clean up and retarget motion capture data, removing jitter and adding key-frame animation while retaining the original essence of the movement
Ability to address notes quickly and work with the supervisors to deliver shots within the allocated time
Troubleshoot and problem solve related issues and foresee issues with shots or mocap data and proactively communicate with supervisors and production management.
Excellent time management and organizational skills, accountable for shot quota.
Understanding of physics and biped motion exhibit correct organic motion, weight and timing
Responsible for writing tools when needed, comfortable developing tools for Windows & Linux

Requirements:
At least 3 years of proven Motion Capture Post-Production experience from acquisition through to delivery using Motion Builder and Maya.
Expert in all of Motion Builder’s tools, including data cleaning, characterization , retargeting and using optical data.
Working knowledge of current CG practices.
Extensive knowledge of Python
Good knowledge of Unix/Linux.
Must be detail oriented, organized, have good communication skills, and be able to independently handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner.
Adaptable and flexible, with the ability to work independently or as part of a team.

All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “MoCap Specialist”.

No phone calls please.
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