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Mr. X Inc Recruiting VFX Production Manager, Digital Matte Painter, Senior Compositor, Studio PA, VFX Coordinator, VFX Producer, Character/Creature Artist & Lighting Artist

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VFX Production Manager

Job Description

Work as part of the VFX production team to implement viable VFX solutions
Communicate with producers, coordinators, creative and technical leads regarding directives and production requirements of specific projects
Develop project plans and schedules for the production team.
Work with production coordinators to ensure deadlines are met.
Support/work with the VFX Producer to create master and delivery schedules for the production.
Oversee the coordination of dailies and reviews, ensuring accurate notes are taken and production priorities are distributed and followed through
Act as client liaison to facilitate VFX turnovers with editorial and communicate progress and deliveries of the VFX work
Oversee outputs and client deliveries
Create and maintain weekly status reports to track costs and shot progress.
Forecast and communicate any delays or overages, escalating any issues to the VFX producer and/or management where required.
Propose new and efficient ways to improve production workflow at Mr. X

Skills Required

A passion for film – a keen interest in the business of film making and working within a team;
Exceptional people skills;
Strong attention to detail, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, willingness and ability to learn new skills & Technologies;
Strong time-management skills, the ability to prioritize workload combined with a sense of urgency, work well under pressure and meet multiple critical deadlines daily;
Must have strong planning and organizational skills; be confident and enthusiastic when communicating in person and/or over the phone; and enjoys working in a fast-paced creative team environment;
Must have exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal), as well as active listening skills
A pro-active nature with a strong display of “Can do”, and “No job is too small or too big” attitude;
Technical proficiency in Windows operating system

Qualifications

Must have at least 3-5 Years of VFX Production experience
Must have thorough knowledge and ability to use MS Office, Shotgun, FileMaker and to learn proprietary studio tools quickly and effectively.
The candidate must have the ability to work autonomously and meet deadlines
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are critical
Candidate must be able to lead and work within a team environment
3D and/or on-set production experience is a must.

Details

Starting salary $80,000 – commensurate to the level of experience
Group Benefits Coverage included
Terms of employment – 1 year contract

Studio Location:
Mr. X Inc.
720 King Street West, 10th Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 2T3
Canada

Apply here:- https://www.mrxfx.com/careers/apply/?job=58
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Digital Matte Painter

Job Description

Create photorealistic backgrounds and environments to match the overall look and feel of the film
Combine skills in painting and 3D animation with knowledge of design, photography, and digital modeling to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional images for film
Contribute to the visual and technical attributes of the production

Requirements

Skilled in painting photo-real images using photo reference to create the highest quality digital set extensions, skies, elements, and environments
Strong traditional art skills including knowledge of color, lighting, perspective, and composition
Advanced 2D skills in Photoshop and/or Mari with 3D experience, preferably in Maya
Ability to complete work within the bid timeframe, while maintaining constant communication with production teams and other CG artists

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in illustration, industrial design, or fine art preferred
2.5D / 3D projecting experience is a plus
Strong knowledge of photography is a bonus, especially in relation to lenses
Demonstrable skills in Concept design desirable but not essential
Vue and/or Modo experience would be an asset

Details

Start: As soon as possible
Salary: $58,000 – $100,000 commensurate to the level of experience

Group Benefits Coverage included (Health & Dental, Vision & Life Insurance)
Terms of employment – Contract

Studio Location:
Mr. X Inc.
720 King Street West, 10th Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 2T3
Canada

Apply here:- https://www.mrxfx.com/careers/apply/?job=31
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Senior Compositor

Mr. X is looking for talented compositors to work on upcoming high-end feature film and television 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
Will provide leadership and guidance to other members of the compositing team

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.

Details

Salary: $58,000 – $100,000 commensurate to the level of experience

Group Benefits Coverage included
Terms of employment – 1 year contract

Studio Location:
Mr. X Inc.
720 King Street West, 10th Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 2T3
Canada

Apply here:- https://www.mrxfx.com/careers/apply/?job=10
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Studio PA

Responsibilities:

Provide reception/front desk coverage for breaks and lunch;
Reception and front desk duties include: receiving & directing incoming phone calls, accepting & sending courier packages, ordering office supplies, photocopying and faxing;
Assist Production department by providing data entry support to the visual effects shots databases and any other requests;
Preparing for client meetings which include ordering and picking up food, carrying out occasional coffee runs;
Travel Coordination including; booking flights, hotels, long stay accommodations, preparing travel itineraries, arranging taxis, and so on;
Liaise with external vendors (e.g. building management, caters, etc.);
Assist with Recruitment by maintaining online job postings and scheduling interviews;
Hands-on construction (e.g. Hanging posters and art, changing light bulbs);
Ordering food for artists and production staff;
Unloading of clean dishes in the morning before Artists start the day and loading of dirty dishes throughout the day;
Fridge cleaning on a monthly basis;
Stocking of kitchen supplies (e.g. milk, cream, sugars, tea, etc.);
General kitchen cleaning (e.g. counter cleaning, microwave, toasters etc.);
Other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager and Director.

Qualifications:

1+ year previous administrative experience required
Professional and friendly phone manner
Good time management skills, with the ability to multi-task and stay organized
Ability to work effectively with regular to frequent interruptions
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to exhibit a strong sense of confidentiality, professionalism and discretion
Ability to exercise sound independent judgment and to analyze and resolve problems
Please provide both a cover letter and resume when applying.

Apply here:- https://www.mrxfx.com/careers/apply/?job=100
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VFX Coordinator

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

Job Description

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 provide both a cover letter and resume when applying.

Apply here:- https://www.mrxfx.com/careers/apply/?job=57
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VFX Producer

Mr. X is looking for a highly motivated VFX Producer to join the team!

Responsibilities:

Work as part of the film production team to implement viable digital production/vfx solutions for feature films and high concept TV shows
Build and maintain professional relationships with clients
Develop, implement, and oversee project plans and delivery schedules to ensure both internal and client deadlines are met
Anticipate artist and production bottlenecks before they happen
Propose new and efficient ways to improve production workflow at Mr. X
Oversee turnovers, outputs and client deliveries – ensuring the highest level of quality control

Track all project costs and issue weekly and monthly cost-reports
Issue weekly internal and client progress reports
Develop new business from local and alternative feature film markets
Work closely with the VFX Supervisor to create accurate bids & change orders
Communicate with producers, coordinators, creative and technical leads regarding directives and production requirements of specific projects
Make strategic recommendations relating to staffing, company workflow and procedures as well as overall company direction.

Skills Required:

A passion for film – a keen interest in the business of film making and working within a team;
Exceptional people skills;
Strong attention to detail, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, willingness and ability to learn new skills & technologies;
Strong time-management skills, the ability to prioritize workload combined with a sense of urgency, work well under pressure and meet multiple critical deadlines daily;
Must have strong planning and organizational skills; be confident and enthusiastic when communicating in person and/or over the phone; and enjoys working in a fast-paced creative team environment;
Must have exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal), as well as active listening skills
A pro-active nature with a strong display of ”Can do”, and ”No job is too small or too big” attitude;
Technical proficiency in Windows operating system

Qualifications:

Must have 5+ years experience as a visual effects producer on feature films and television

– Must have 5+ years experience with script breakdowns, bidding and budgeting of film budgets
Must have Expert knowledge of MS Office, specifically Excel, Shotgun, FileMaker and to learn proprietary studio tools quickly and effectively
The candidate must have the ability to work autonomously and meet deadlines
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are critical
3D and/or on-set production experience is a plus
All applicants must include a cover letter and resume with their application.

Salary: $85,000 – $100,000 commensurate to the level of experience
Working hours: 44 hours per week

Group Benefits Coverage included
Terms of employment – 1 year contract
Performance Bonus/End of project bonus may be applicable

Studio Location:
Mr. X Inc.
720 King Street West, 10th Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 2T3
Canada

Apply here:- https://www.mrxfx.com/careers/apply/?job=49
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Character/Creature Artist

Job Description

Perform tasks such as 3D modeling, texturing and lookdev using reference material as it pertains to character development.
Work closely with the animators and riggers to develop a characters look.
Engage at every stage of production including generating original concepts and designs, pre-visualization of complicated sequences and research and development.
Working closely with CG Supervisors to determine best approach to solve technical challenges and develop final look.

Qualifications

A strong understanding of artistic anatomy and form, both human and creature.
An understanding, and knowledge of, tool sets available for digital character creation. ie: Cloth Systems, Muscle Systems, Hair Systems, Subsurface Shading, FACT Blendshapes, etc.
Strong artistic aptitude with a discipline in hyperrealism as opposed to perceptual representationalism.
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.
Ability to work with 3D scan data.
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.

Details

Salary: $58,000 – $100,000 commensurate to the level of experience

Group Benefits Coverage included
Terms of employment – 1 year contract

Apply here:- https://www.mrxfx.com/careers/apply/?job=13
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Lighting Artist

Job Description

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

Experience with Maya and/or Houdini as well as a firm understanding of film production / post production techniques in a production environment,
Intermediate-level compositing experience (Nuke),
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 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 3D modeling/texturing a plus,
At least 3 years of experience lighting for Feature Films.

Details

Start: As soon as possible
Salary: $58,000 – $100,000 commensurate to the level of experience

Group Benefits Coverage included (Health & Dental, Vision & Life Insurance)
Terms of employment – Contract

Studio Location:
Mr. X Inc.
720 King Street West, 10th Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 2T3
Canada

Apply here:- https://www.mrxfx.com/careers/apply/?job=29
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