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Mr. X Inc Recruiting Senior Compositor, 3D Animator, 3D Generalist Intern, VFX Coordinator, Nuke Pipeline TD, Senior Pipeline TD, Systems Administrator & FX Intern

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Senior Compositor

Category: Compositor
Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

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.

Apply here:- recruiting@mrxfx.com
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3D Animator

Category: Animator
Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

ANIMATORS WANTED…

Mr. X inc. is on the lookout for enthusiastic animators that are passionate about producing hyper-realistic VFX animation. We love the work we do and always strive to exceed client expectations.
From creatures to crashes, our effects animation work on feature film and high concept TV spans the spectrum from design through final animation.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Leveraging our production workflow, the Animator, working under the direction of the Animation Lead, will develop performance and movement for creatures, objects and characters in live action film and television productions.

Create natural, realistic, polished motion using Maya.
Creatively enhance shots and push animation performance.
Engage with every stage of production including generating original concepts and designs, pre-visualization of complicated sequences and research and development.
Proactively recognize problems and troubleshoot solutions.
Meet deadlines.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum 3 years experience creating convincing performance and motion for live action feature film and/or television series.
Strong sense of camera work and framing for full cg or previs sequences.
Possess solid proficiency animating in Maya.
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of all aspects of animation, including rigging.
Must be detail oriented, organized, have good communication skills, and be able to independently handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner.
Salary: $55,000 – $100,000 commensurate to the level of experience
Group Benefits Coverage included
Terms of employment – 1 year contract

Apply here:- recruiting@mrxfx.com
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3D Generalist Intern

Category: 3D Generalist
Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Application Deadline: March 15/2015

16 week paid Internship

Mr. X is happy to introduce the launch of our Internship program created for entry level artists and programmers. This Internship opportunity will allow you to bring your classroom learning into an actual visual effects studio environment. You will be able to explore potential career options, network with colleagues in your field and most importantly do some really cool stuff along the way! If you are an individual with high energy, a special interest in visual effects, and currently enrolled in full time studies at a college or university, we encourage you to apply!

Job Description and Qualifications

Perform tasks such as 3D modeling (hard surface and organic), photorealistic lighting, texturing, shading and rendering.
3D scene assembly and rendering of elements required to complete visual effects shots.
Engage at various stages of production from generating original concepts and designs, pre-visualization of complicated sequences and research and development.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Maya, ZBrush, VRay, and Photoshop.
Houdini and Mari experience a plus.
Strong communication skills are critical.
Candidate must be a team player and work well within a team environment.
Strong attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.
A general understanding of film production/post production techniques.

Apply here:- recruiting@mrxfx.com
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VFX Coordinator

Category: VFX Coordinator
Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

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

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.

Apply here:- recruiting@mrxfx.com
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Nuke Pipeline TD

Category: Pipeline Programmer
Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Works with supervisors and peers to build and support the compositing tools, techniques and procedures to support current projects and advance the capabilities of the facility.
The role requires strong technical and communication skills, as well as a firm understanding of compositing, color theory, software design, graphics, and production work flow.
Candidates will be required to contribute to compositing, and overall back end, development.
Design, create and maintain tools using a combination of custom libraries and Nuke’s Python API.
Work with artists to troubleshoot and fix problems arising in the Technical Director’s area(s) of expertise

Qualifications

Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent work experience
Proficiency with Nuke, Shotgun, Python and PyQT, Nuke’s Python interface, Nuke SDK experience a plus Proficiency with C++ is a plus.
Experience with pipeline integration, rendering, asset systems and databases
Minimum 3 years visual effects production experience required
Ability to quickly master proprietary tools and development processes.
Creative problem solving skills
Must be detail oriented, organized, have good communication skills, and be able to independently handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner

Re-posted Feb 9, 2015
Posted Sept. 30, 2014

Apply here:- recruiting@mrxfx.com
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Senior Pipeline TD

Category: Pipeline Programmer
Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Work with our head of CG and supervisors to build and maintain pipeline tools, techniques and procedures to support current projects and advance the capabilities of the facility for the future.
Come up with elegant solutions and tools to speed up workflows, alleviate bottlenecks and facilitate production.
Candidates will be required to contribute to their area of specialty (FX, Lighting, etc.) and overall back end development.
Looking for someone who is motivated, proactive and self-starting. This is both a creative and technical position.

Qualifications

At least 5 years of development experience, preferably in a production environment.
A firm grasp of python, MEL, Qt, Pyside, HTML/Javascript, Git Required. Knowledge of C and C++ is a plus.
A solid grasp of shotgun application dev, along with developing tools for Maya, Houdini, Arnold, Vray, Mantra, RV, Nuke, Qt UI design, video/image/audio formats/compression and networking.
Experience working with the following frameworks: sqlalchemy, quicktime, opengl and opencl.
Experience with the following tools: virtualenv, apache, postgresql, alembic and compilers
Must be a problem solver with good communication skills who can bring new ideas and solutions to the table.

Apply here:- recruiting@mrxfx.com
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Systems Administrator

Category: Administrator
Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Ensure IT systems operate reliably to meet needs of production,
Administration and support of Linux (CentOS primarily), Windows (Windows 7 and Server 2003/2008) and Macintosh desktop computers, involving both hardware and software troubleshooting,
Assist with maintaining health of 700+ node renderfarm. Monitor existing servers that support our pipeline,
Maintain existing network and evolve where necessary,
Design and deploy servers and storage systems for production and testing,
Provide support to the Mr X team, troubleshooting issues as they come up on a day to day basis,
Document IT processes and training users where necessary,
Collaborate with other members of the technical department supporting the production of feature films,
Offer input into existing technologies and always work towards making a more robust technical infrastructure. Keep up to date with applicable technology for the VFX industry,
After hours and weekend availability when required by production.

Qualifications

2 or more years of experience as a systems administrator in a heterogeneous environment. 70/20/10 split between Linux, Windows and Macintosh support,
Working knowledge of the VFX/Multimedia industry,
Experience supporting Nuke, Maya, Houdini in a production environment,
Independent problem-solving, self-directed personality,
Strong familiarity enterprise storage servers – Isilon and BlueArc. Understanding of Avere FXT and how the Avere works,
Strong understanding of the following networking protocols and services: Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, NFS, CIFS/Samba, PXE,
Previous use of Extreme networks switching equipment if possible; otherwise understanding of enterprise level switch hardware, and a strong understanding of OSI model,
Able to read and write Python a huge plus. C Shell scripting knowledge also a plus,
Previous deploying and maintaining of VMWare or other virtualisation platform,
Understanding of Nagios, Cacti and Ganglia. Past experience using network analysis tools when troubleshooting,
Familiarity with Autodesk Flame.

Apply here:- recruiting@mrxfx.com
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FX Intern

Category: Other
Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Application Deadline: March 15/2015

16 week paid Internship

Mr. X is happy to introduce the launch of our Internship program created for entry level artists and programmers. These Internship opportunities will allow you to bring your classroom learning into an actual visual effects studio environment. You will be able to explore potential career options, network with colleagues in your field and most importantly do some really cool stuff along the way! We have joined forces with some of the best schools in the city to make this opportunity available to all qualified students. If you are an individual with high energy, a special interest in visual effects, and currently enrolled in full time studies at a college or university, we encourage you to apply!!

Job Description and Qualifications

Work closely with the FX team to design and create effects for Film and TV
Setup for simulating and generating special effects using animation controls and dynamics.
Learn new techniques from experienced FX artists and TDs.
Must be working towards a degree or diploma in a related field/discipline (Animation, Digital Media, Visual Effects, Computer Science, etc.)
Have knowledge in other technical areas of study such as Physics, Mathematics or Engineering.
Knowledge of software such as Maya and Houdini – dynamics, particle systems.
Demo reel/portfolio in realistic effects animation and lighting.
Current knowledge of 2D and 3D computer graphics techniques, as they are used in the feature film and media production industries.
Knowledge of Linux.
Ability to quickly master proprietary tools.
Strong communication skills, and ability to work within a team, exercising attention to detail in a fast-paced production environment.
Experience with Python and HScript a plus.
Experience with Renderman or Mantra a plus.

Apply here:- recruiting@mrxfx.com
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