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Mr. X Inc Recruiting VFX Producer, Character/Creature Artist & 3D Animator

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VFX Producer

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

Responsibilities:

Working 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
Lead weekly production resourcing meetings
Anticipate artist and production bottlenecks before they happen
Propose new and efficient ways to improve production workflow at Mr. X
Overseeing turnovers, outputs and client deliveries – ensuring the highest level of quality control
Research digital and live action production methodologies during the bidding stages of feature film and television productions
Develop new business from local and alternative feature film markets
Work closely with the VFX Supervisor to create accurate bids & change orders
Help design and implement annual Mr. X marketing strategy
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 at least 3-5 years experience in feature films as a visual effects producer
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.
All applicants must include a cover letter and resume with their application.

Apply here:- https://www.mrxfx.com/opportunities
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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.
Salary: $55,000 – $100,000 commensurate to the level of experience
Group Benefits Coverage included
Terms of employment – 1 year contract

Re-posted: Feb 9, 2015
Date Posted: Oct 6, 2014

Apply here:- https://www.mrxfx.com/opportunities
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3D Animator

We invite you to peruse our reel at www.mrxfx.com/reels and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MR_X_INC

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.

Apply here:- https://www.mrxfx.com/opportunities
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