Added by on 2013-10-30

Nerd Corps Entertainment Recruiting Junior Compositor, Senior VFX Artist, Storyboard Revision Artist & Storyboard Director

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Junior Compositor – hiring for NOV

Category: Compositor
Company: Nerd Corps Entertainment
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description
Department: Visual Effects

Position: Junior Compositor

Responsibilities and duties:

Report regularly to the Visual Effects Lead informing him/her of any concerns or new developments
Identify to the Visual Effects Lead problems that could potentially present with respect to timelines and delivery schedules
Respect and adapt to the Nerd Corps system of data storage and retrieval through the use of the in-house software
Make sure that all work done is accounted for and entered in the tracking system (SPARCX)
Acts as a resource to Animators for layout/lighting/background questions
Helps director watch for render errors/missing composite elements, such as gel layers, missing glows, etc
Communicate to Animators about elements that may be needed or used for their sequences
Watch animatics of his/her episode for errors & shots missing composites, stay current with the show and what stage of production it is at
Balance the creative needs, technical resources and time available
Note: Compositor is not responsible for re-rendering animator’s layers or reanimating/fixing shots that come from animators

Composite shots for the show in a timely manner and try to get the most number of shots done in the time available
Make sure the schedule is being followed and that the director is getting compositing shots ready so there’s always work to be done. If director is informed of shortage of shots and there is still not enough work, inform the Visual Effects Lead so he/she can deal with it.
Follow the creative direction of the production as communicated by the Visual Effects Lead.
Work with the senior staff of the Visual Effects Team to learn as much as possible about the methods and software used when compositing

Qualifications and competencies:

Intermediate understanding of 3D texturing, Modeling and Lighting
Intermediate understanding of Compositing Methods
Intermediate knowledge of SoftImage XSI; in particular XSI Render Tree.
Creative with timing and Color.
Work well within the team.
Able to take directions and work independently
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Able to multi-task and prioritize
Good at improvising and problem solving
Thrive in a high pressure, deadline oriented environment
Enjoy working in team atmosphere
Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience an asset

Please email your resume, portfolio/demo reel link and cover letter explaining why you feel you would be a great fit:
recruiting@nerdcorps.ca
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Senior VFX Artist – hiring for DEC

Category: FX Artist
Company: Nerd Corps Entertainment
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description
Department: VFX

About the position:

The Senior VFX Artist is an energetic and enthusiastic individual with excellent VFX skills and experience in visual effects for broadcast television or feature film production. The Senior VFX Artist is an expert at creating high calibre dynamic and riveting visual effects while at the same time meeting production deadlines.
They follow the creative direction of the production from an FX standpoint and report regularly to the Visual Effects Supervisor informing them of any concerns or new developments.

They follow the creative direction of the production from an FX standpoint and report regularly to the Visual Effects Supervisor informing them of any concerns or new developments.

Responsibilities and duties:

Construct creative solutions for recurring visual effects in TV production
Be aware of what is happening on the team at all times and identify problems to the Lead
Train and mentor new Effects Animators and compositors who are placed on the crew and explain production methods
Create complex effects sequences as assigned by the Lead/Director
Identify to the Visual Effects Lead problems that could potentially affect timelines and delivery schedules
Respect and adapt to the Nerd Corps system of data storage and retrieval through the use of the in-house software
Balance the creative needs and technical resources available
Ensure that all production deadlines are met while providing work at a quality level in keeping with production requirements.
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
Create and deliver FX for the series in a timely manner
Train the junior staff and make sure they are working using the proper methods
Create and deliver show specific FX in a timely manner

Qualifications and competencies:

Has 3+ years experience preferably with a background in episodic TV or feature animation.
Able to multi-task and prioritize
A strong understanding of 3D texturing, modeling and lighting
Advanced understanding of compositing.
Advanced knowledge of XSI
Advanced knowledge of particle systems
Creative with timing and color
Work well in a team atmosphere
Able to take directions and work independently
Very good at improvising and problem solving
Good on being able to predict upcoming problems with production and communicating those problems/concerns to the Visual Effects Lead
Good communication skills
Thrive in a high pressure, deadline oriented environment
Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience an asset
Experience as an FX Animator or equivalent experience

We would like to convey our sincere thanks to all those who express interest in being a part of the Nerd Corps team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

Please email your resume, portfolio/demo reel link and cover letter explaining why you feel you would be a great fit:
recruiting@nerdcorps.ca
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Storyboard Revision Artist – Hiring ASAP

Category: Other
Company: Nerd Corps Entertainment
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description
Department: Direction

About the position:

The Storyboard Revisionist makes changes to completed Storyboards upon receiving notes from the director.

Responsibilities and duties:

Handling storyboard revisions and animatic cut-ins as per needed.
May need to storyboard a section of the script based on the director’s notes and storyboard supervisor’s instruction.
Manage his/her time effectively and efficiently in order to complete the production on time.
Communicate ideas effectively and recommend solutions to help interpret the script visually.
Consult with Supervising Director to approve the final storyboard panels and make revisions as needed.
Maximize the re-use when the production schedule calls for it.
Overall, be aware of the show/series continuity.

Qualifications and competencies:

Preferably with one year storyboard experience.
Excellent understanding of animation timing and posing.
Familiarity with 3D animation and the strengths and weaknesses of CGI animation.
Superior understanding of filmic storytelling principles and techniques.
Deadline motivated.
Critical thinking skills.
Planning and management skills.
Ability to communicate processes, plans and concepts.
Ability to create entertaining and persuasive messages.
Ability to present specific viewpoints.

We would like to convey our sincere thanks to all those who express interest in being a part of the Nerd Corps team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

Please email your resume, portfolio/demo reel link and cover letter explaining why you feel you would be a great fit:
recruiting@nerdcorps.ca
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Storyboard Director – Hiring ASAP

Category: Other
Company: Nerd Corps Entertainment
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description
Department: Direction

About the position:

The Storyboard Director interprets the script into images that will best convey the story and characters presented by the writer while maintaining a quality consistent with the series/production. He or she plans and coordinates all the images that make up the show, from thumbnails to final boards.

Responsibilities and duties:

Ensure that the production for which he/she is responsible is completed on time
Ensure the production meets the standard of quality set by the Producer
Consult with Supervising Director as to the technical feasibility of elements in the script and suggest creative solutions that will maintain the vision of the series
Study scripts to determine artistic interpretation and design boards in conjunction with the Supervising Director/Producer
Communicate ideas effectively and recommend solutions to help interpret the script visually
Consult with Supervising Director to approve the final storyboard panels and make revisions as needed
Maximize the re-use of assets with minor changes when the production schedule calls for it
Overall, be aware of the series/show’s continuity

Qualifications and competencies:

4+ years of experience in the industry
Excellent understanding of animation timing and posing
Familiarity with 3D animation and the strengths and weaknesses of CGI animation
Superior understanding of filmic storytelling principles and techniques
Deadline-motivated
Critical thinking skills
Planning and management skills
Ability to communicate processes, plans and concepts
Ability to create entertaining and persuasive messages
Ability to present specific viewpoints
A strong understanding of character acting principles.

We would like to convey our sincere thanks to all those who express interest in being a part of the Nerd Corps team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

Please email your resume and cover letter explaining why you feel you would be a great fit:
recruiting@nerdcorps.com
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Nerd Corps Entertainment Recruiting Junior Compositor, Senior VFX Artist, Storyboard Revision Artist & Storyboard Director, Nerd Corps Entertainment jobs, Animation, 3d, Nerd Corps Entertainment, Nerd Corps Entertainment VANCOUVER, VANCOUVER