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Nerd Corps Entertainment Recruiting Production Manager, Texture Artist, Compositors & XSI Modellers

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Production Manager

Department: Production
Location: Vancouver

About the Position

As the show production manager you oversee all aspects of the production process including direct management of your crew. You work with the series director and art director to facilitate creative needs of the project while ensuring the show schedule stays on time and on budget. You report to the director of production resources on show status and crew performance.

Responsibilities

Ensure each episode is advancing as per pre-established timelines and be attuned to the inner workings of each of the departments
Review all script and animatic notes and make sure that the team is responding on time and balancing priorities
Monitor the flow of scripts and ensure that all scripts are clear of any legal issues and meet broadcast standards and practices
Work with production personnel and oversee that all components of the script are production viable
Work with coordinators and ensure that every asset is accounted for and being completed on time for production milestones
Monitor freelance progress in timely delivery of assets
Organize and attend casting sessions
Work with client and producer on the approval of the cast
Attend voice records and oversee the organization
Help establish and support career paths and aspirations of the crew
Directly oversee the daily activities/tasks of production coordinators
Monitor employee attendance and requests for vacation
Partake in employee performance and salary reviews
Terminate contracts, if necessary
Organize the show deliverables and ensure that every client receives everything required as per the production services agreement
Set up and supervise sound and music spotting sessions
Provide and obtain approval for all screen credits for each episode
Review quality control reports for broadcast

Qualifications

4+ years experience in production management or equivalent (experience in 3D animation an asset)
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Excellent interpersonal communication skills (both verbal and written)
Proactive to anticipate the needs of production
Great team player and demonstrated ability working with a diverse crew
Highly organized with an ability to multitask
Strong scheduling experience is a must
Thrive in a high pressure, deadline-oriented environment

THANK YOU 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.

Apply here:- http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?c=qJQ9Vfwn&page=Job%20Description&j=opx8YfwM
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Texture Artist

Department: Modelling
Location: Vancouver

About the Position

As the texture artist you will create and paint surface textures on animated characters, props, or environments. You will develop elegant and flexible shader networks to achieve a wide range of visually appealing styles, from cartoony to photo-real.

Responsibilities

Collaborate with design and rendering to ensure viability and that material look is in line with show art direction
Create and apply textures in accordance with design reference
Deliver high-quality digital textures and collaborate in testing
Collaborate with and bring creativity to a team of artists
Work closely with the modelling team to ensure all textures work smoothly throughout the pipeline
Collaborate with rendering to develop surfacing materials
Assist with the creation of the texture library
Meet scheduled deadlines according to artistic guidelines

Qualifications

3+ years of experience in television or relevant industry experience
Proficiency in texturing in XSI and ZBrush
Demonstrated talent in developing the surface materials, textures and UVs for characters, props or environments
Superior eye for light, shade, color, and detail in creating texture maps of different material types
Able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Open and encourages feedback and new initiatives
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Able to multitask and prioritize
Able to take criticism professionally
Have a good sense of aesthetics
Skilled at improvising and problem solving

THANK YOU 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.

Apply here:- http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?c=qJQ9Vfwn&page=Job%20Description&j=osKYYfwS
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Compositors

Department: VFX
Location: Vancouver

About the position

As a compositor you seamlessly integrate all the layers or elements of a shot. You work closely with the VFX supervisor to composite the numerous elements that complete CG shots. You excel at creating high-calibre, dynamic and riveting comps, while at the same time meeting production deadlines. You must be able to make artistic judgments and practical decisions, and be able to effectively communicate with the animation director, team supervisor and art director.

Responsibilities

Report regularly to the VFX lead informing him/her of any concerns or new developments
Identify to the VFX 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)
Act as a resource to animators for layout/lighting/background questions
Help 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 your episode for errors and shots missing composites; stay current with the show and what stage of production it is at
Balance your creative needs, technical resources and time available
Composite shots for the show in a timely manner and try to get the most number of shots done in the time available while maintaining quality
Ensure the schedule is being followed and take a proactive approach with the director and VFX lead to ensure compositing shots are always in progress
Follow the creative direction of the production as communicated by the VFX lead
Work with the senior staff of the VFX team to learn as much as possible about the methods and software used when compositing

Qualifications

Intermediate understanding of 3D texturing, modelling and lighting
Solid understanding of compositing methods
Solid knowledge of SoftImage XSI, in particular XSI Render Tree
Creative with timing and exceptional eye for colour
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 a team atmosphere
Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience an asset

THANK YOU 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.

Apply here:- http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?c=qJQ9Vfwn&page=Job%20Description&j=oUJYYfwj
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XSI Modellers

Department: Modelling
Location: Vancouver

About the position

As a modeller you have exceptional skills and experience in modeling, UV mapping, texturing and weighting in XSI. You create characters, props and set models that accurately represent the artistic goals and story concepts of the production. You excel at creating complex and organic models while at the same time meeting production deadlines. You take direction well, require minimum supervision and are a good communicator.

Responsibilities

Create and texture geometry consistent with production designs of characters, sets, props and vehicles
Apply basic rigs and weight models
Can models for production use
Render images of the models you create for approval and circulation
Complete all work assigned within the scheduled timeframe and in an efficient manner
Collaborate with animation team to ensure models are structured to achieve intended performance requirements
Interpret and implement notes and feedback from directors and supervisors in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way
Remain current in modelling and production techniques
Stay up-to-date on production related software
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner

Qualifications

3+ years of experience in television, or relevant industry experience
Degree/diploma in fine arts or 3D modelling
Proficiency in modelling, texturing and weighting in XSI
Understanding and experience in the creation and use of geometry assets in a production setting
Understanding of facial shape animation
Working knowledge of Photoshop or other high-end 2D painting programs
Working knowledge of the Windows operating system
Good understanding of the animation process
Work well in a team environment
Thries in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment
Able to follow direction
Able to take criticism professionally
Has a good sense of aesthetics

THANK YOU 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.

Apply here:-  http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?c=qJQ9Vfwn&page=Job%20Description&j=o0JYYfwp
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