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Mr. X Inc Recruiting Lighting TD, Senior Compositor, Tracker/Matchmover & VFX Coordinator

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Lighting 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.

Mr. X is looking for a Lighting TD to work on high-end feature film projects.

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, look development, 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:

Expert-level experience with Maya and/or Houdini as well as a firm understanding of film production / post production techniques in a production environment,
Intermediate to advanced-level compositing experience (Nuke),
Scripting experience with MEL or Python strongly desired,
Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks,
Ability to manage personal as well as team milestones and deadlines,
Strong communication skills,
Strong leadership skills,
Experience with V-Ray and/or Mantra a plus,
Experience with Texture Painting or Look Development a plus,
Experience with 3D modeling/texturing a plus,
At least 5 years of experience Lighting for Feature Films.

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

Mr. X is looking for a Sr. Compositor to work on high-end feature film projects.

Job Description:

Working closely with Visual Effects Supervisors, Producers and the Compositing Supervisor, the Senior Compositor will design, develop and produce large and/or small-scale digital composites for use in feature films and high-end television series,
Will determine best approach to solve compositing challenges and develop final overall look which meets client expectations,
Will perform tasks such as tracking, matte extraction, colour correction, paint fixes, roto, projection of elements and assembly of live action and 3D components.

Qualifications:

Must have 5+ 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, Fusion, Flame and Photoshop,
Must present a show reel demonstrating the 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 well within a team environment,
Stereo and/or on-set production experience is desirable.

All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Sr. 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/ Sr. Compositor

Mr. X Inc.
35 McCaul Street, Suite 100
Toronto, ON
M5T 1V7

Demo materials will not be returned. No phone calls please.
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Tracker/Matchmover – 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.

Mr. X Inc. is seeking a Tracker/Matchmover 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,
Creation of high standard animation in a variety of styles,
Engaging at every stage of production including generating original concepts and designs, research and development and pre-visualization of complicated sequences including camera work,
Producing 3D visual effects that far exceed client and audience expectations.
3D modeling, texturing, animating, lighting, rendering as required,
Meeting production schedules and deadlines.

Qualifications:

Expert knowledge and experience with Maya,
Thorough knowledge of PFTrack or 3Dequalizer (knowledge of Boujou a plus),
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 2 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

No phone calls please.
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VFX Coordinator – 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.

Mr. X is looking for a highly motivated, experienced VFX Coordinator to work on high-end feature film projects.

Responsibilities:

Working as part of the film production team to implement practical VFX solutions.
Developing project plans and delivery schedules to ensure deadlines are met.
Coordinating animators, compositors and internal production staff to ensure efficient workflow
Working closely with editorial
Managing and logging incoming elements, footage, data, notes, etc.
Overseeing outputs and client deliveries
Maintaining project databases
Helping coordinate on set during visual effects shoots

Qualifications:

1+ years of professional experience as a visual effects or post production coordinator for Feature Films in VFX or Animation Studio is required,
Working knowledge of feature film production and post-production pipelines,
Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Microsoft Access, MS Project,
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are essential,
Candidate is highly organized, detail-oriented, and enjoys working in a fast-paced creative team environment.

Please email your cover letter and resume to:

Address: recruiting@mrxfx.com
Subject: VFX Coordinator

No phone calls please. We will contact promising candidates. Thank you for your interest in Mr. X.
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