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Nitrogen Studios Recruiting Animator, Senior Animator, Renderman TD & Lighting & Compositing Artist

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Animator

Description

Nitrogen Studios is a Vancouver based animation studio looking for Animators to help us embark on an exciting new CGI animated theatrical feature film, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s “Sausage Party”.

Responsibilities:

Work from storyboard/animatic to create feature level, key-framed animation
Demonstrating a strong sense of performance, posing, timing, weight, and lip sync while maintaining shot-to-shot continuity.
Ensure animation adheres to the style and vision set out by the Animation Director and Directors.
Attend animation dailies and adjust/refine animation as indicated by the Animation Director and Directors.
Deliver quality work in a timely manner while meeting the quota assigned.

Skills and Requirements:

Minimum of 2+ years professional animation experience working with Maya
Ability to interpret a storyboard.
Experience creating expressive hand and facial animation in a production environment
Solid understanding of traditional animation principles
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Team player
Enthusiasm and desire to improve your character animation skills
Task driven, self –motivated and proactive
Ability to problem solve and trouble shoot technically
Experience with rigging a plus
BC residents preferred, but not required

Apply here:- http://www.nitrogenstudios.com/jobs/animator-all-levels/
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Senior Animator

Description

Nitrogen Studios is a Vancouver based animation studio looking for Senior Animators to help us embark on an exciting new CGI animated theatrical feature film, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s “Sausage Party”.

Responsibilities:

Work from storyboard/animatic to create feature level, key-framed animation
Demonstrating a strong sense of performance, posing, timing, weight, and lip sync while maintaining shot-to-shot continuity.
Ensure animation adheres to the style and vision set out by the Animation Director and Directors.
Attend animation dailies and adjust/refine animation as indicated by the Animation Director and Directors.
Deliver quality work in a timely manner while meeting the quota assigned.

Skills and Requirements:

Minimum of 5+ years professional animation experience working with Maya
Ability to interpret a storyboard.
Ability to work collaboratively, taking direction and feedback from the Directors effectively.
Experience creating expressive hand and facial animation in a production environment
Solid understanding of traditional animation principles
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Team player
Enthusiasm and desire to improve your character animation skills
Task driven, self –motivated and proactive
Ability to problem solve and trouble shoot technically
Experience with rigging a plus
BC residents preferred, but not required

Apply here:- http://www.nitrogenstudios.com/jobs/
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Renderman TD

Description

Nitrogen Studios is a Vancouver based animation studio looking for a Renderman TD to help us embark on an exciting new CGI animated theatrical feature film, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s “Sausage Party”.

Position Overview:

The Renderman TD is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing the render pipeline as well as providing support to the Lighting Department. The ideal candidate is experienced and possesses the technical skills to help streamline the workflow

Duties & Responsibilities:

Works with the Lighting Department to develop and implement rendering solutions
Ensures that the Lighting Department’s technical requirements are met
Collaborate with the IT Department in order to setup and optimize performance of the render farm, networks and storage
Works with the Production Team to establish, streamline and implement render policies
Create custom tools for departments as needed

Skills & Requirements:

Proven production experience required
Excellent technical working knowledge of RenderMan and Maya
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Digital Art, or other related field recommended
Experience in MEL scripting, Python, Rib-file analysis
Solid technical problem-solving skills
Ability to take direction, collaborate and offer solutions
BC residents preferred but not required

Apply here:- http://www.nitrogenstudios.com/jobs/renderman-td/
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Lighting & Compositing Artist

Description

Nitrogen Studios is a Vancouver based animation studio looking for Lighting & Compositing Artists to help us embark on an exciting new CGI animated theatrical feature film, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s “Sausage Party”.

Position Overview:

A Lighting & Compositing artist, under the direction of the department Leads and Supervisors, is responsible for the lighting and rendering of all 3D elements and the final compositing of high quality production shots. The ideal candidate has an excellent understanding of lighting and composition, with a keen eye for detail

Duties & Responsibilities:

Light and composite shots per project requirements
Help ensure that the aesthetic goals of the FX, Art and Show Directors are met in a timely and efficient manner
Ensure shots meet the established render requirements and are delivered within strict deadlines
Present shots in a dailies environment and effectively communicate issues regarding their shots
In conjunction with the department Coordinator, manage logs, data and shot tracking to efficiently track the status of work

Skills & Requirements:

2+ years production experience required
Proficiency with Maya and Nuke (or another node-base compositing system)
Demonstrate an excellent understanding of light, colour, contrast and shading
A thorough understanding of common compositing practices: color correction, camera movement, transforms, motion blur, depth of field, mattes, multi-channel workflows
Excellent communication skills, dedication to responsibilities and attention to detail
Ability to take direction, collaborate, and offer solutions with great problem solving skills
Strong time management and prioritization skills with the ability to juggle multiple assignments
Experience with Shotgun or other tracking software a plus
Experience with Nuke’s 3D and World Point Pass workflows a plus
Experience lighting and rendering with Renderman a plus
BC residents preferred, but not required

Apply here:- http://www.nitrogenstudios.com/jobs/lighting-compositing-artists-all-levels/
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