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NewBreed VFX Recruiting CG supervisor, Compositing Supervisor, Compositor, Developer/pipeline TD, FX Technical Director, HR/Recruiting Coordinator, Junior Pipeline TD, Lighting Artist, Senior Concept Artist, Senior Creature Technical Director, Senior Matte Painter & Texture Artist

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CG supervisor

Category: 3D Supervisor
Company: Newbreed Visual Effects
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

The CG Supervisor, in collaboration with the VFX supervisor as well as the leads of the different Art, Production and CG departments, determines the technical approach needed to achieve the desired look and behavior of the assets in a VFX production using computer animated graphics within the agreed upon pipeline for the production.
This includes developing, maintaining (or approving) 3D techniques. Works with Comp Supervisor to ensure quality levels of 3D renders are maintained. Works with the CG team leads to recruit, guide, train and supervise as necessary. Works with the Project Coordinator and Producer to facilitate scheduling of artists and resources. Works with the VFX Supervisor to provide artistic and technical notes to the 3D team. R&D of 3D elements and techniques from concept to production deployment is also part of this role.

Responsabilities:

Team Building:

View reels / recommend artists for interview.
Interview candidates.
Recommend candidates for hiring in consultation with leads and VFX Supervisor.
Identify and recommend leads to Production and VFX Supervisor.

Team Training:

Ensure leads are fluent with production techniques.
Define crew training plans with leads.
Oversee training of new team members.
One-on-one training with team members.
Assist leads where necessary with training.

Team Guidance:

Facilitate production needs of every team member.
Correct and caution team members as necessary.

R&D:

Test new techniques and technology as necessary.
Help leads and crew develop “one-off” techniques as necessary.
Work with TDs and R&D to determine necessary tools.

Scheduling:

Team scheduling and shifts with Producer and Coordinator.
Shot deliveries with Producer and Coordinator.

Qualifications And Requirements:

Must have 5+ years experience leading a CG team for feature film VFX productions.
Ideal candidates would have a good balance of artistic and technical skills.
Ideal candidate will have strong technical knowledge of Maya, Houdini and Nuke.
Knowledge of any other software used in CG production an asset.
Python scripting ability highly desirable.
Experience working in Linux and Windows environments an asset.

Apply here:- jobs@newbreedvfx.com
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Compositing Supervisor

Category: Compositor
Company: Newbreed Visual Effects
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Software : Nuke, Shake.

As a Compositing Supervisor you’ll be in charge of the studio’s compositing department. You’ll serve as creative and technical compositing lead as well as manage productivity and performance of compositors. You’ll be responsible for delivering final composited shot to production within the schedule while maintaining a constant communication with other production teams and artists.

Responsibilities :

Perform all tasks associated with the compositing process, including 2D tracking, matte extraction, layering of elements and color grading.
Manages the work of leads and individual contributors.
Translates creative and technical direction for the production into specific direction for shots and sequences.
Together with the Lead Compositors evaluate the creative and technical approach for assigned shots.
Reviews and adjusts assigned art/technical content to meet creative direction.
Ensures the ongoing training and development of compositing staff.
Mentor entry level artists.
Provide regular updates to your direct supervisor, informing them of any issues that may affect progress and offering solutions as necessary.
Maintain integrity and structure of workflow and naming conventions.
Maintain self-discipline, strong organization and time management practices.

Qualifications and requirements :

8+ years of relevant experience in the high-end feature film visual effects.
Highly developed creative skills.
Expert knowledge of Nuke, Shake or equivalent is required.
Proficiency with Linux is preferred.
Previous experience in management is desirable.
Experience with Houdini or equivalent is a plus.
Scripting experience with Python is a plus.
Strong initiative and problem solving skills.
Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Apply here:- jobs@newbreedvfx.com
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Compositor

Category: Compositor
Company: Newbreed Visual Effects
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Software : Nuke, Shake

As a Digital Compositor you’ll be responsible for combining previously created materials such as rendered animation, visual effects, graphics, live action, matte paintings and background plates to create final images for the production.

Responsibilities :

Integrate CG elements and matte paintings into live action plates.
Match color, lighting and exposure of stock elements to rendered or photographed elements.
Extract mattes from blue/green screen photography.
Maintain organized, clean and efficient scripts.
Present work clearly in dailies and walkthroughs and respond to supervisor in a timely fashion.
Transform and warp elements as needed.
2D/3D camera tracking and stabilization.
Grain and degrain as necessary.
Plate speed up/slow down manipulation.
Matte edge processing and integration.
QC black levels, grain, color, mattes.
Paint fixes and rotoscoping.
Provide regular updates to your direct supervisor, informing them of any issues that may affect progress and offering solutions as necessary.
Maintain integrity and structure of workflow and naming conventions.
Maintain self-discipline, strong organization and time management practices.

Qualifications and requirements :

3+ years of relevant experience in high-end feature film visual effects.
Extensive knowledge of Nuke.
Good Knowledge of projection mapping techniques.
Experience with Keylight, Primatte or Ultimatte.
Knowledge of film resolution and aspect ratios.
Exercises close attention to detail.
Experience with Houdini is a plus.
Strong initiative and problem solving skills.
Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Apply here:- jobs@newbreedvfx.com
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Developer/pipeline TD

Category: Pipeline Programmer
Company: Newbreed Visual Effects
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Newbreed VFX is looking for a team player, someone with initiative and the ability to think outside the box, with problem solving skills and a good understanding of the production pipeline, and the ability to work and to deliver working solutions and tools within a tight production or development schedule.

Responsibilities :

Participate in the development of our in-house pipeline software.
Write plug-ins for the integration of third-party software (3D and compositing packages, etc).
Create tools and scripts to address specific production needs.
Work with R&D management to prioritize tasks.
Keep CG Supervisor informed of progress, changes and issues.

Qualifications and requirements :

3+ years of directly relevant experience
Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent work experience.
Extensive knowledge of Python.
Experience with Qt and PyQt is desirable.
knowledge of OpenGL is a plus.
Experience of Renderman API development is a plus.
knowledge of the Maya C++ API and/or Houdini C++ SDK is a plus
Experience writing software for physical simulations is a plus.
Experience with CUDA or OpenCL is a plus.
Ability to work well in a team and closely with artists.
Strong initiative and problem solving skills.
Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Apply here:- jobs@newbreedvfx.com
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FX Technical Director

Category: Technical Director
Company: Newbreed Visual Effects
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Software: Houdini, Maya, Python, HScript, Mel.

FX Technical Directors are responsible for generating FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems for feature film visual effects.

Responsibilities :

Designs and creates FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems.
Lights and renders FX elements.
Creates basic composite to demonstrate the usability of the elements.
Provide regular updates to your direct supervisor, informing them of any issues that may affect progress and offering solutions as necessary.
Maintain integrity and structure of workflow and naming conventions.
Maintain self-discipline, strong organization and time management practices.

Qualifications and requirements :

3+ years of relevant experience in high-end feature film visual effects.
Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent work experience.
Expertise with Houdini and/or other high-end animation software is required.
Experience using Linux is a plus.
Experience with Python, HScript or other scripting languages is desirable.
Strong initiative and problem solving skills.
Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Apply here:- jobs@newbreedvfx.com
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HR/Recruiting Coordinator

Category: Human Resources
Company: Newbreed Visual Effects
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Summary: Under general supervision, performs administrative support to Human Resources. Initiates and/or monitors tasks or processes to streamline operations of the Human Resources Department.
Performs administrative support duties that assist the Human Resources Manager in the daily operations and administration of the Human Resources function.
Composes and processes correspondence as directed, schedules appointments and meetings.
Maintains calendar and provides direct administrative support to Studio Manager and production team as needed.
Process offer letters/memos, and Internal notices. Coordinates with other divisions to ensure smooth interdepartmental transfer processes for employees.
Tracks and ensures smooth process of the relocation program for new employees.
Conducts New Hire Orientation. With the Benefits Department, coordinates Benefits Orientations as necessary.
Creates and maintains supplies of new hire information packs. Coordinates all new hire and rehire paperwork.
Ensures supplies for HR (files, folders, binders) are ordered in a timely fashion
Maintains Animation personnel files.
Trains all non-production staff on Timesheet system processes.
Coordinates temporary housing as necessary for Production (visiting/guest artists) and/or other Animation departments.
Responds to and assists department personnel with various miscellaneous requests.
Processes HR invoices, purchase requests, and expense reimbursements.
Coordinates travel for managers and Recruiters.
Schedule interviews for potential candidates, including travel arrangements and booking facilities.
Maintain Applicant Tracking System, including input of new resume submissions, updating candidate files, and tracking.
Manage job requisition creation for new positions and post job descriptions on internal and external websites.
Host candidate interviews/tours and ensure things run on schedule.
Prepare/distribute offer letters for new hires, as well as conversion/extension memos for current employees
Provide general administrative support to recruiters and sourcers within the division.

No phone calls.

Deadline: Friday March 8th, 2013 Only Candidates who demonstrate our needs based on cover letter and CV will be contacted.

Apply here:- jobs@newbreedvfx.com
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Junior Pipeline TD

Category: Pipeline Programmer
Company: Newbreed Visual Effects
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Newbreed VFX is looking for a team player, someone with initiative and the ability to think outside the box, with problem solving skills and a good understanding of the production pipeline, and the ability to work and to deliver working solutions and tools within a tight production or development schedule.

Responsibilities :

Participate in the development of our in-house pipeline software.
Create tools and scripts to address specific production needs.
Provide regular updates to your direct supervisor, informing them of any issues that may affect progress and offering solutions as necessary.
Maintain integrity and structure of workflow and naming conventions.
Maintain self-discipline, strong organization and time management practices.

Qualifications and requirements :

1+ years of directly relevant experience
Good knowledge of Python.
Good knowledge of Maya and Python / Mel API.
Knowledge of Maya’s rigging toolset is a plus.
Ability to work well in a team and closely with artists.
Strong initiative and problem solving skills.
Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Apply here:- jobs@newbreedvfx.com
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Lighting Artist

Category: Lighting Artist
Company: Newbreed Visual Effects
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Software : Houdini, Renderman

The Lighting Artist will light shots and sequences and may participate in some Look Development.The Lighting Artist will work within the lighting and rendering pipeline to see shots through from start to finish.

Responsibilities :

Create photorealistic CG lighting that meets all technical and aesthetic standards for the project.
Troubleshoot common rendering and lighting technical issues, including ray tracing render optimization.
Develop shots in collaboration with the shot compositor.
Provide regular updates to your direct supervisor, informing them of any issues that may affect progress and offering solutions as necessary.
Maintain integrity and structure of workflow and naming conventions.
Maintain self-discipline, strong organization and time management practices.

Qualifications and requirements:

3+ years experience creating photorealistic lighting for live-action feature films in Maya, Houdini, Renderman, Mental Ray or Vray.
Strong understanding of color theory and practical lighting concepts.
Extensive experience in a wide range of CG Lighting techniques and technical methods.
Experience with HDRs and image based lighting.
Ability to troubleshoot and debug common rendering issues.
Experience with a scripting language is a plus.
Strong initiative and problem solving skills.
Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Apply here:- jobs@newbreedvfx.com
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Senior Concept Artist

Category: Concept Artist
Company: Newbreed Visual Effects
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Seeking a creative and self motivating individual, able to work under strict deadlines for the purpose of creating the overall look for a completely stylized digital world.
From the sky to the grass, everything needs to be designed and detailed.

Qualifications and requirements :

Must have significant experience in being able to interpret ideas from the client and be able to get them on paper and in digital format quickly and succinctly.
The senior concept artist will be part of a dynamic creative team, having experience in video game motion graphic design considered a big plus. Matte painting experience also highly regarded.

Apply here:- jobs@newbreedvfx.com
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Senior Creature Technical Director

Category: Technical Director
Company: Newbreed Visual Effects
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Software : Maya, Houdini, Python, Mel, C/C++

As a Creature Technical Director you will be responsible for setting up and running flesh-surface, hair, cloth, rigid body simulations as well as wrangle rigging and creature pipeline issues proficiently for other departments.

Responsibilities :

Set up and run proprietary cloth, hair, flesh surfaces and rigid body simulations.
Hero-creature enveloping using a combination of commercial software packages and proprietary tools.
Run flesh-volume simulations.
Wrangle creature rigging issues for artists in other disciplines.
Script utilities/tools/plug-ins in various software packages.
Create dynamic simulations in packages such as Houdini and/or Maya.
Wrangle creature pipeline issues for artists in other disciplines.
Mentor entry level artists.
Provide regular updates to your direct supervisor, informing them of any issues that may affect progress and offering solutions as necessary.
Maintain integrity and structure of workflow and naming conventions.
Maintain self-discipline, strong organization and time management practices.

Qualifications and requirements :

8+ years of relevant experience in high-end feature film visual effects.
Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent work experience.
Expertise with Maya and/or other high-end animation software is required.
Proficiency with Linux is preferred.
Experience with Mel,Python, or other scripting languages is desirable.
Experience with C++ is a plus.
Experience in corrective sculpting. Knowledge of anatomy and enveloping.
Strong initiative and problem solving skills.
Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Apply here:- jobs@newbreedvfx.com
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Senior Matte Painter

Category: Matte Painter
Company: Newbreed Visual Effects
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Software : Nuke, Shake, Photoshop.

As a senior Matte Painter you will responsible for producing photo-realistic digital matte paintings from various sources such as live-action plates, digital still photographs, rendered CG elements and self-created digital paintings.

Responsibilities :

Create photo realistic digital matte paintings in line with supervisor and client direction.
Add to existing matte painting and environment toolset.
Collaborate with other digital asset creation departments to build shot elements for high-end VFX feature films.
Utilize your technical and creative knowledge to resolve color space, digital-paint, depth and lighting issues.
Provide regular updates to your direct supervisor, informing them of any issues that may affect progress and offering solutions as necessary.
Maintain integrity and structure of workflow and naming conventions.
Maintain self-discipline, strong organization and time management practices.

Qualifications and requirements :

4+ years of relevant experience in high-end feature film visual effects.
Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop including file management (file format, bit depth, resolution) is essential.
Ability to understand the artistic and technical direction required to exceed client expectation.
A strong understanding and application of perspective and texture projection.
Practical experience with compositing tools in Nuke is desirable.
Strong initiative and problem solving skills.
Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Apply here:- jobs@newbreedvfx.com
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Texture Artist

Category: Texture Painter
Company: Newbreed Visual Effects
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Software : Houdini, Maya, Photoshop, Mari

The Senior Texture Artist will produce photorealistic textures from scratch and see them through the textures pipeline from start to finish.

Responsibilities :

Create photorealistic textures from scratch that meet all technical and aesthetic standards for the project.
Work closely with the modeling artists to ensure all textures work smoothly throughout the pipeline.
Provide regular updates to your direct supervisor, informing them of any issues that may affect progress and offering solutions as necessary.
Maintain integrity and structure of workflow and naming conventions.
Maintain self-discipline, strong organization and time management practices.

Qualifications and requirements:

3+ years of experience creating photorealistic textures for feature films in Photoshop with experience in Maya.
Extensive experience working with photographic elements to create textures.
Extensive experience editing and generating UVs.
Z-brush and Body Paint experience is preferred.
Mari experience is a plus.
Leading or mentoring experience is a plus.
Photorealistic modeling experience is a plus.
Strong initiative and problem solving skills.
Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Apply here:- jobs@newbreedvfx.com
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