Added by on 2015-08-31

Nitrogen Studios Recruiting Senior FX Lead & Pipeline TD

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Senior FX Lead

Category: Other
Company: Nitrogen Studios
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Position Overview:

The Sr. FX Lead is a highly skilled team leader, responsible for the day-to-day management of the FX Artists working on specific shot tasks and sequences, as well as designing/maintaining current workflows and setups needed to deliver specific effects on the show. The ideal candidate is a strong leader, with previous lead/supervisory experience.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Works closely with Head of Department / Supervisor and other leads to identify effects needed on shots and determine artistic and technical approach
• Works with FX Lead TD to oversee the design, build and implementation of FX setups in Houdini/ Maya
• Identifies complexity of the effects and delegate to FX members best suited for the task
• Participates in the creative process of the effects as needed through dailies and desk rounds providing constructive feedback and guidance and mentorship
• Acts as first line of quality control
• Reports to Head of Department on a daily basis on the progress of the FX work in regards to shot task status, technical issues, resources needed, and team morale
• Works closely with other TDs, Lighters, Compositors, and Render Wranglers to ensure smooth delivery of effects through our pipeline

Required Skills & Experience

• 3+ years film production experience with Houdini (Maya experience an asset)
• Working knowledge and understanding of FX lighting and compositing
• Must have strong communication skills and the ability to work within a team in our fast paced production environment.
• Must be self motivated and have a strong desire to produce the highest possible quality effects within our production schedule.
• Good understanding of scripting / programming in HScript/Mel, Python

Additional Skills:

• FX Pipeline Development or advanced understanding of processes between software and formats
• Strong knowledge of RenderMan, Mantra
• Shader Development
• BC candidate preferred but not required

Apply here:- http://www.nitrogenstudios.com/jobs/sr-fx-lead/
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Pipeline TD

Category: Pipeline Programmer
Company: Nitrogen Studios
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We are looking for a Pipeline TD to join the team on our CGI theatrical animated feature film, Seth Rogen’s “Sausage Party”.

Position Overview:

The Pipeline TD works with the Pipeline Supervisor to help maintain an effective and efficient pipeline for our feature production. The ideal candidate must have great asset management skills and the technical abilities to help supervise the development and integration of creative tools into an overall production pipeline.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Assists the Pipeline Supervisor with all aspects of technical components
Troubleshoot solutions with Department Supervisors
Provides leadership and offers effective methods for pipeline development
Aids in the development of applications and creative pipeline tools and techniques to improve productivity
Provides weekly updates on Pipeline development status, and notifies of any upcoming production risks
Responsible for asset management through Shotgun
Evaluates and recommends proprietary software
Helps determine resource and budget requirements for software workflow solutions
Attends daily Production and department meetings as required
Keeps up on current technology trends and tools both hardware and software

Skills & Requirements:

Degree in Computing Science, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent experience required
3+ years of experience in VFX or Animation is required
Previous experience as a Pipeline TD preferred
Knowledge of Maya and Python is required (Knowledge of Maya Python/API, C/C++, Mental Ray, Houdini, Nuke and RenderMan is an asset)
Complete knowledge of up-to-date Production Technology/IT methods, practices, and trends
Experience with SQL, Shotgun, Qube and Tractor is an asset
Leadership and management skills with an ability to juggle multiple projects
Must have a strong understanding of scheduling, project management, and working under strict deadlines
Ability to collaborate and offer solutions with great problem solving skills
Experience with large-scale production pipelines, including render farm management, for VFX or animation desired
Experience in a RenderMan pipeline is preferred
BC residents preferred, but not required

Apply here:- http://www.nitrogenstudios.com/jobs/pipeline-td/
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