Added by on 2013-05-09

Prime Focus Recruiting Compositing Supervisor, Head of Pipeline, Character Animator, Stereoscopic Compositor, Matte Painter, 2D / 3D Matte Painter / Environment Artist, Broadcast VFX, Pipeline TD, Stereo Conversion Coordinator, Compositing Supervisor, 3D Generalist, Graphic Designer, Senior FX TD, VFX Editor, Producer, Line Producer and VFX Coordinator
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Compositing Supervisor – Vancouver VFX

Film VFX, North America.
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Objective: To motivate and mentor the 2D team to ensure all elements are complete and on time from beginning to end of each project and complete or assist with shots as necessary.

Reports to: VFX Supervisor, CG Supervisor

Key Responsibilities:

• Liaise directly with the Digital Supervisor / Producer
• Oversee the 2D team in all aspects of the department for the entire project
• Encourage the 2D team and ensure all elements are met and on budget
• Plan and execute all roto/composite/colour requirements for all projects
• Assist compositors and finalize shots as necessary
• Estimate time-lines with producer to ensure all deliveries are met
• Create and organize (with lead) file processes for all individual projects.
• Communicate with 2D Leads to ensure all renders are completed.
• Assign and create teams for individual projects.
• Ensure compositors are equipped with necessary software and hardware
• Ensure tutorials and other educational/training tools available to staff.
• Mentor junior compositors as necessary
• Miscellaneous visual effects duties as required

Position Requirements:

• Desired candidates will have a minimum of 8 years of experience in a VFX production environment using Nuke
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are required
• A creative problem solver who is organized and critical of his/her own work
• A history of consistent high-end aesthetic and technical execution
• Former supervisory experience is preferred

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/node/1915
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Head of Pipeline – Vancouver VFX

Film VFX, North America.
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Objective: Responsible for establishing and managing the technical production pipeline across all Prime Focus facilities.

Pipeline

• Work alongside the relevant business and technical Heads to lead the way in establishing and maintaining the Company as a successful
leader through innovation.
• Offer seamless work processes, software development, and a common technological pipeline as one global entity.
• Manage and develop the pipeline effort for the Company’s VFX offering animation and feature animation.
• Effectively manage software and research and development strategy and teams.
• Oversee creative and production software strategies.
• Define and align all technology requirements in line with the Company’s production goals.
• Devise methods to increase efficiency and utilization across worldwide technical resources.

Leadership

• Provide strong leadership and mentorship to increase productivity and organize personnel to more effectively maximize return on investments and increase focus.
• Motivate the team through demonstrated leadership ability and executive presence. Will enhance the inherent dynamism, personal accountabilities and natural drive.
• Build a collaborative team approach to global media services.
• Lead by cascading the organizations strategy/mission statement to staff members and assisting in the cultivation of a productive work environment.
• Clearly establish performance expectations with direct reports and provide the support and direction they need to achieve the desired results.

Position Requirements

• 10+ experience including experience as a technical supervisor within the VFX / Animation industry.
• Proven track record in handling VFX production workflow over multiple sites.
• Ability to translate business goals into strategy and building team to execute goals.
• Ability to find consensus among disparate groups and securing buy-in.
• Ability to manage large teams, making the most of individual strengths whilst retaining talent.
• M.S. degree in Computer Science or equivalent as well as experience with C++, Python, Qt, PyQT, databases etc.
• Knowledge of Maya, Nuke, Houdini (or similar) APIs would be advantageous.
• Experience of software development on Unix / Linux.
• Excellent communication skills and ability to adapt to all communication vehicles.

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/node/1932
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Experienced Maya Character Animator

Film VFX, North America.
ref: PFWNA01

Experienced Maya character animator required for immediate start.

Short term project to Xmas – based in LA.

Requirements:

Experience animating bipeds to a high standard a huge advantage, but other character animation experience will all be considered.

Ability to take a brief and translate it into animation quickly and creatively.

Ability to work within and communicate with a small team effectively.

Able to start immediately.

Local to LA area preferred, but will consider other US candidates.

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/north-america/pfwna01
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View-D Production Coordinator – Vancouver

View D, North America.
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The Prime Focus group is one of the world’s largest integrated film, advertising, television post production, 3D conversion, and visual effects companies. We have offices in India, London, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and New York. Over the last sixteen years, Prime Focus has played a pioneering role in embracing digital entertainment technologies, and today offers an end-to-end service, deploying robust, best-in-class technology platforms to create a delivery pipeline that lets its customers effectively manage the creative process.

We are currently seeking a focused and driven production coordinator to join and support our expanding team in Vancouver.

I. Production Assistance

A. Work with existing production team to and supervisor to coordinate artist schedules.
B. Assist with tracking of artist performance updates and progression with the potential of maintaining a File Maker database.
C. Assist in creating, maintaining, and updating artist schedules as it relates to production.
D. Assist HR/Recruiting when necessary as it relates to artist availability, time sheets, etc.
E. Provide assistance in monitoring artist contractual coordination with Production Manager and HR/Recruiting.
F. Assist with testing team as needed.
G. Attend company production meetings and take notes as necessary.
H. Create and maintain open and positive communication with all divisions and departments within the studio.

II. Other Duties

A. Keep calendars of Production Manager, Executive Producer, Senior Stereographer, and Stereoscopic Supervisors.
B. Coordinate meetings as necessary.
C. Book and maintain calendar for all DI suites.

Position Requirements:

• Proven track record of building strong working relationships with fellow employees while fostering a cooperative work environment.
• Results-oriented.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Working knowledge of studio pipeline and how work is put through facility.
• Strong organization skills are a must.
• Microsoft and File Maker Pro experience.

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/node/2054
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View-D Stereoscopic Compositor

View D, North America.
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The Prime Focus group is one of the world’s largest integrated film, advertising, television post production, 3D conversion, and visual effects companies. We have offices in India, London, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and New York. Over the last sixteen years, Prime Focus has played a pioneering role in embracing digital entertainment technologies, and today offers an end-to-end service, deploying robust, best-in-class technology platforms to create a delivery pipeline that lets its customers effectively manage the creative process.

We are currently seeking Stereocompositors to join our expanding Vancouver team!

Areas of Responsibility:

I. Compositing

A. Perform visual and analytical problem solving in both 3D and 2D space.
B. Perform all tasks associated with the compositing process: incorporating roto, matte extraction, layering of elements, color correction, 2D and 3D tracking.
C. Work closely with production team and stereographers to create the desired look for environments.
D. Present work in dailies sessions and respond to supervisor’s notes in a timely fashion.
E. Ability to perform digital matte painting, texture painting, or paint.

Position Requirements:

• Extensive experience compositing with Fusion, Nuke, and/or Shake is essential.
• Prior 3D/Stereoscopic experience is preferred.
• Solid understanding of stereography and VFX.
• Ability to understand concepts and techniques quickly.
• Ability to work in a team and collaborative environment.
• Must be able to take direction.
• Must have 4 years of VFX experience and some stereo experience.
• Excellent verbal communication skills is required.

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/node/2055
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Senior Digital Matte Painter

Broadcast VFX, North America.
ref: PFWNA05

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Create photorealistic environments for feature film projects using 3D and 2D tools and techniques
• Other duties and responsibilities consistent with your position as may be assigned to you from time to time

REQUIREMENTS
• Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop including file management (file format, bit depth, resolution) is essential.
• Thorough knowledge of advanced matte-painting techniques including colour space, digital-paint techniques, photography with an emphasis on composition, depth, lighting and colour.
• A good understanding and application of perspective in the creation of the 2.5D and 3D digital environments.
• Ability to take artistic and technical direction positively to meet a client’s brief, and work well within a team environment, or in a leadership role. To that end, have excellent communication skills with a professional and positive attitude under the pressure of tight deadlines and changing briefs.
• Ability to take responsibility for the timely delivery of the requested work and to delegate confidently to junior members of the team.
• Working knowledge of the basic principles of 3D texture projections in Maya and basic knowledge of compositing in Shake is desirable.
• A minimum of 3 years previous experience as a digital matte painter in a production environment, preferably for feature films. Experience in matte painting for television may be taken into account.

2D / 3D Matte Painter / Environment Artist

RESPONSIBILITIES
•Create photorealistic environments for feature film projects using 3D and 2D tools and techniques
•Other duties and responsibilities consistent with your position as may be assigned to you from time to time

REQUIREMENTS
•Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop including file management (file format, bit depth, resolution) is essential.
•Thorough knowledge of advanced matte-painting techniques including colour space, digital-paint techniques, photography with an emphasis on composition, depth, lighting and colour.
•A good understanding and application of perspective in the creation of the 2.5D and 3D digital environments.
•Ability to take artistic and technical direction positively to meet a client’s brief, and work well within a team environment, or in a leadership role. To that end, have excellent communication skills with a professional and positive attitude under the pressure of tight deadlines and changing briefs.
•Ability to take responsibility for the timely delivery of the requested work and to delegate confidently to junior members of the team.
•Working knowledge of the basic principles of 3D texture projections in Maya and basic knowledge of compositing in Shake is desirable.
•A minimum of 3 years previous experience as a digital matte painter in a production environment, preferably for feature films. Experience in matte painting for television may be taken into account.

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/north-america/pfwna05
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Prime Focus Vancouver – 2D TD

Broadcast VFX, North America.
ref: UkBFV001

Company Profile: Prime Focus World is a global entertainment services company providing visual effects and stereo 3D conversion to major studios and filmmakers around the world.
From Hollywood to Bollywood and points in between, Prime Focus is recognized as a pre-eminent source of creative and technical services to the global entertainment industry. Top moviemakers rely on Prime Focus to deliver the artistry, technology and global infrastructure required to efficiently and cost-effectively convert 2D material into dazzling 3D.

Objective: We are currently seeking a 2D Pipeline Technical Director to work as part of our core team. The candidate will work closely with the compositing department to develop and improve a broad suite of tools and Nuke plugins to support the film compositing process.

Reports to: Head of Pipeline

Key Responsibilities:
• Work in a software team and liaise with production supervisors to identify requirements
• Develop and maintain new and existing tools in our international pipeline
• Design and implement robust, maintainable and extensible code
• Troubleshoot production problems with artists

Required Skills:
• At least 2 years relevant experience
• Bachelor’s in Software Engineering or similar field
• Experience with Linux-based operating systems
• Experience with Python and C++
• Experience using Git or similar version-control software
• Experience using Nuke API and NDK

Bonus Skills:
• More than 3 years relevant experience
• Good foundation in software engineering, including object-oriented programming
• Experience using image processing libraries, such as OpenImageIO, FFmpeg, etc.
• Experience of stereo workflow and associated issues
• Experience using Shotgun API
• Experience using RV API
• Experience using PyQt or Qt
• Experience with Bash scripting
• Master’s degree in relevant field

Details:
• Start date: Immediately
• Duration: Permanent
• Location: Vancouver, Canada

If this position seems of interest to you please apply to Cassandra.nelson@primefocusworld.com

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/north-america/ukbfv001
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Prime Focus Vancouver – Pipeline TD

Broadcast VFX, North America.
ref: UkBFV002

Company Profile: Prime Focus World is a global entertainment services company providing visual effects and stereo 3D conversion to major studios and filmmakers around the world.
From Hollywood to Bollywood and points in between, Prime Focus is recognized as a pre-eminent source of creative and technical services to the global entertainment industry. Top moviemakers rely on Prime Focus to deliver the artistry, technology and global infrastructure required to efficiently and cost-effectively convert 2D material into dazzling 3D.

Objective: We are currently seeking a Pipeline Technical Director to work as part of our core team. The candidate will work with the existing Pipeline team to design, implement and improve pipeline infrastructure.

Reports to: Head of Pipeline

Key Responsibilities:
• Work in a software team and liaise with production supervisors to identify requirements
• Develop and maintain new and existing tools in our international pipeline
• Design and implement robust, maintainable and extensible code
• Troubleshoot production problems with artists

Required Skills:
• At least 2 years relevant experience
• Bachelor’s in Software Engineering or similar field
• Experience with Linux-based operating systems
• Experience and strong grasp of Python
• Experience using Git or similar version-control software
• Solid foundation in software engineering, including object-oriented programming

Bonus Skills:
• More than 4 years relevant experience
• Master’s degree in relevant field
• Understanding of a relational or document-based database
• Experience with C++, or another strongly-typed language
• Experience with Bash scripting
• Experience using Shotgun API
• Experience using PyQt or Qt
• Experience using Maya/Houdini APIs

Details:
• Start date: Immediately
• Duration: Permanent
• Location: Vancouver, Canada

If this position seems of interest to you please apply to Cassandra.nelson@primefocusworld.com

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/north-america/ukbfv002
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Prime Focus Vancouver – Senior Pipeline TD

Broadcast VFX, North America.
ref: UkBFV003

Company Profile: Prime Focus World is a global entertainment services company providing visual effects and stereo 3D conversion to major studios and filmmakers around the world.
From Hollywood to Bollywood and points in between, Prime Focus is recognized as a pre-eminent source of creative and technical services to the global entertainment industry. Top moviemakers rely on Prime Focus to deliver the artistry, technology and global infrastructure required to efficiently and cost-effectively convert 2D material into dazzling 3D.

Objective: We are currently seeking a mid-level or senior Pipeline Technical Director to work as part of our core team. The candidate will work with the existing Pipeline team to design, implement and improve pipeline infrastructure.

Reports to: Head of Pipeline

Key Responsibilities:
• Work in a software team and liaise with production supervisors to identify requirements
• Develop and maintain new and existing tools in our international pipeline
• Design and implement robust, maintainable and extensible code
• Troubleshoot production problems with artists

Required Skills:
• At least 5 years relevant experience
• Bachelor’s in Software Engineering or similar field
• Experience with Linux-based operating systems
• Experience and strong grasp of Python
• Experience using Git or similar version-control software
• Understanding of a relational or document-based database
• Experience with C++ of another strongly- typed language
• Solid foundation in software engineering, including object-oriented programming

Bonus Skills:
• More than 7 years relevant experience
• Master’s degree in relevant field
• Experience with C++, or another strongly-typed language
• Experience with Bash scripting
• Experience using Shotgun API
• Experience using PyQt or Qt
• Experience using Maya/Houdini APIs

Details:
• Start date: Immediately
• Duration: Permanent
• Location: Vancouver, Canada

If this position seems of interest to you please apply to Cassandra.nelson@primefocusworld.com

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/north-america/ukbfv003
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Prime Focus – Stereo Conversion Coordinator | View D

Broadcast VFX, North America.
ref: UkBFV004

Objective: Responsible for assisting with artist/resource management and provides support to lead production and creative staff.

Reports to: Production and Resource Manager

Job Class: Administration

Areas of Responsibility:

I. Production Assistance

A. Work with existing production team to and supervisor to coordinate artist schedules.
B. Assist with tracking of artist performance updates and progression with the potential of maintaining a File Maker database.
C. Assist in creating, maintaining, and updating artist schedules as it relates to production.
D. Assist HR/Recruiting when necessary as it relates to artist availability, time sheets, etc.
E. Provide assistance in monitoring artist contractual coordination with Production Manager and HR/Recruiting.
F. Assist with testing team as needed.
G. Attend company production meetings and take notes as necessary.
H. Create and maintain open and positive communication with all divisions and departments within the studio.

II. Other Duties

A. Keep calendars of Production Manager, Executive Producer, Senior Stereographer, and Stereoscopic Supervisors.
B. Coordinate meetings as necessary.
C. Book and maintain calendar for all DI suites.

Position Requirements:

• Proven track record of building strong working relationships with fellow employees while fostering a cooperative work environment.
• Results-oriented.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Working knowledge of studio pipeline and how work is put through facility.
• Strong organization skills are a must.
• Microsoft and File Maker Pro experience.
• At least 2-3 years of previous coordinator experience.

Details:

• Location: Vancouver, Canada
• Start date: Immediate
• Duration: Full- time

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/north-america/ukbfv004
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Prime Focus Vancouver – Compositing Supervisor

Broadcast VFX, North America.
ref: UkBFV005

Company Profile:

Prime Focus World is a global entertainment services company providing visual effects and stereo 3D conversion to major studios and filmmakers around the world. From Hollywood to Bollywood and points in between, Prime Focus is recognized as a pre-eminent source of creative and technical services to the global entertainment industry. Top moviemakers rely on Prime Focus to deliver the artistry, technology and global infrastructure required to efficiently and cost-effectively convert 2D material into dazzling 3D.

Objective:

To motivate and mentor the 2D team to ensure all elements are complete and on time from beginning to end of each project and complete or assist with shots as necessary.

Reports to: VFX Supervisor, CG Supervisor

Key Responsibilities:

• Liaise directly with the Digital Supervisor / Producer
• Oversee the 2D team in all aspects of the department for the entire project
• Encourage the 2D team and ensure all elements are met and on budget
• Plan and execute all roto/composite/colour requirements for all projects
• Assist compositors and finalize shots as necessary
• Estimate time-lines with producer to ensure all deliveries are met
• Create and organize (with lead) file processes for all individual projects.
• Communicate with 2D Leads to ensure all renders are completed.
• Assign and create teams for individual projects.
• Ensure compositors are equipped with necessary software and hardware
• Ensure tutorials and other educational/training tools available to staff.
• Mentor junior compositors as necessary
• Miscellaneous visual effects duties as required

Position Requirements:

• Desired candidates will have a minimum of 8 years of experience in a VFX production environment using Nuke
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are required
• A creative problem solver who is organized and critical of his/her own work
• A history of consistent high-end aesthetic and technical execution
• Former supervisory experience is preferred

Details:

• Start date: Immediately
• Duration: Permanent
• Location: Vancouver, Canada

If this position seems of interest to you please apply to Cassandra-nelson@primefocusworld.com

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/north-america/ukbfv005
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Prime Focus Vancouver – 3D Generalist

Broadcast VFX, North America.
ref: UkBFV006

Objective: To perform a variety of 3D tasks given to you by the supervisor and communicate your progress.

Reports To: CG Lead

Areas of Responsibility:

The perfect candidate is comfortable with working within challenging deadlines and adapts easily to a wide range of situations and is conscious of the production team environment.

1. Consult with 3D Lead and Supervisor.
2. Modeling, texturing, shading ,lighting, animation and matchmove as instructed.
3. Liaison directly with the supervisor/lead and the VFX Coordinator.
4. Meet all deadlines and communicate status on a daily basis.
5. Make use of in-house technical resources.
6. File all work electronically in the designated areas to file naming convention standards.
7. Miscellaneous visual effects duties as required.
8. Strong skills in Layout and shot Assembly
9. Camera, Character/Non-character & Element animation
10. Complete and submit weekly timesheets

Position Requirements:
1. 2+ years experience in feature film and/or gaming production with demonstrated abilities in pre-visualization, animatics and character animation.
2. Proficient in Maya, Mudbox, Photoshop, and Nuke
3. Familiar Shotgun Studio.
4. Houdini knowledge is a bonus
5. Candidates must possess strong animation and storytelling skills with emphasis on camera set-ups and filmback knowledge with an eye for composition and camera work.
6. Experience with character set-up and animation is a must.
7. Thorough understanding of 3D camera principles: lenses, distortion, parallax, camera projection, overscan, cornerpins.

Details:

• Location: Vancouver, Canada
• Start date: Various
• Duration: Project based

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/north-america/ukbfv006-0
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Graphic Designer

Content Services, North America.
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The Prime Focus Group is one of the world’s largest integrated film, advertising, television post production, 3D conversion, and visual effects companies. We have offices in India, London, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and New York. Over the last sixteen years, Prime Focus has played a pioneering role in embracing digital entertainment technologies, and today offers an end-to-end service, deploying robust, best-in-class technology platforms to create a delivery pipeline that lets its customers effectively manage the creative process.

We are currently seeking creative Graphic Designer to work in our Hollywood facility for a period of six to eight weeks to complete a project. This is a full time temporary position and not a 1099.

The following are the job requirements:
· Experience in refined logo design
· Expertise in 2D graphics software (adobe suite, etc.) especially in the use of shading & metallic
· Ability to mock-up website layouts & designs (graphically, not technically)
· Working knowledge of 3D motion graphics software
· Broad scope knowledge of logo and marketing design
· Ability to translate narrative summary into graphical imagery
· Ability to provide numerous and varied options and refine based on desired outcome

Please submit your resume through this job ad along with a link to your website/reel, etc. No phone calls please. We are looking for an immediate start.

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/node/2167
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Prime Focus Vancouver – Senior FX TD

Broadcast VFX, North America.
ref: UkBFV007

Objective:
The FX Artist creates high quality effects including rigid body and particle dynamics, volume modeling and rendering, procedural geometry generation and fluid dynamics.

Reports To: CG Supervisor

Areas of Responsibility:
1. Design and animate high quality, photo-real effects (fire, smoke, explosions, debris, clouds, etc) that meet all technical and aesthetic standards for the project.
2. Responsible for using 3D approaches to plan and execute simulations and special effects for use in the production of live-action images.
3. Responsible for the development of 3D effects looks as well as incorporating them into the pipeline for the team.
4. Responsible for simulation of natural phenomena by applying direct and procedural animation techniques to create a variety of effects.
5. Work within the show structure and production deadlines to complete all tasks.

Position Requirements:
1. 4+ years experience as an FX Artist creating photo-real effects elements for feature films.
2. Expert knowledge of any/all of the following; rigid body and particle dynamics, volume modeling and rendering, procedural geometry generation and fluid dynamics.
3. Strong understanding of physical dynamics and natural phenomena.
4. Working experience with one or more other professional software packages
5. Requires strong technical and communication skills within a show structure.
6. Firm understanding of effects production pipelines.

Details:
• Location: Vancouver, Canada
• Duration: 2-3 Months
• Start date: ASAP

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/north-america/ukbfv007
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Prime Focus Vancouver – Runner

Broadcast VFX, North America.
ref: UkBFV009

Company Profile:
Prime Focus World is a global entertainment services company providing visual effects and stereo 3D conversion to major studios and filmmakers around the world.From Hollywood to Bollywood and points in between, Prime Focus is recognized as a pre-eminent source of creative and technical services to the global entertainment industry. Top moviemakers rely on Prime Focus to deliver the artistry, technology and global infrastructure required to efficiently and cost-effectively convert 2D material into dazzling 3D.

Objective:
Using your own initiative work with the team that supports the Visual Effects personnel to effectively manage pressure from clients and/or co-workers by responding quickly and appropriately to requests.

Reports To: Digital Production Manager

Overtime: Non-exempt

Areas of Responsibility:
1. Client and staff hospitality (including provisions of food and drink).
2. Organizing and following up with over-time hours catering.
3. Maintain a high standard of organization and cleanliness throughout the facility (including reception, kitchen, rest rooms and general areas).
4. Complete basic repairs of office materials (chairs, tables) when necessary and move, carry and connect computers.
5. Ship and deliver packages, manage cash floats.
6. Role includes administrative work including (but not limited to) reception coverage.

Position Requirements:
1. Have a sincere interest in pursuing a career in VFX.
2. Must
3. You must maintain a professional level of presentation in your attire.
4. You must have excellent communication skills, enthusiastic attitude, thoroughness and willingness to learn.
5. A high level of organizational skills and the ability to remember information quickly and accurately.
6. Initiative and problem solving skills, as an individual and as part of a team.
7. Effective team working skills.
8. Diplomacy and sensitivity when working with clients.
9. Basic IT skills (including Microsoft Office).
10. First Aid Level 1 desired.
11. Valid driver’s license (and vehicle) desired.

Details:

• Start: Immediate
• Duration: Full time
• Location: Vancouver Canada

We’re looking forward to hearing back from you!

Please note only those who closely match our requirements will be contacted

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift and/or move objects. The employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms; use hands to finger and grasp, using repetitive motions; talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop and/or sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, kneel, crouch, stand, crawl, walk, push, lift and feel. This job requires the employee to have close visual acuity.

Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/north-america/ukbfv009
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Prime Focus Vancouver – VFX Editor

Broadcast VFX, North America.
ref: UkBFV0010

Company Profile: Prime Focus World is a global entertainment services company providing visual effects and stereo 3D conversion to major studios and filmmakers around the world. From Hollywood to Bollywood and points in between, Prime Focus is recognized as a pre-eminent source of creative and technical services to the global entertainment industry. Top moviemakers rely on Prime Focus to deliver the artistry, technology and global infrastructure required to efficiently and cost-effectively convert 2D material into dazzling 3D.

Objective: To complete all editing projects assigned and communicate your progress on a daily, weekly and need to know basis as required.

Reports To: Executive Producer

Areas of Responsibility:
1. Cut internal shot work (i.e. animation, comps, lighting) over client edits to view in context.
2. Cut client specific demo reels (highlight breakdown edits).
3. Clear communication with client side editorial (i.e. adjustments, updates, new shots).
4. Communicate any issues to department coordinators/department leads/client side editorial.
5. Ingest plates: process plates delivered by client to workable format.
6. Link plates, client edits, internal edits and re-time scripts to Shotgun (communicate with artists regarding these adjustments).
7. Run live review sessions for necessary personnel.
8. Run breakdown edits (and any previous work) for visiting clients.
9. Creative cutting and research/implement of audio/music for show pitches.
10. Maintain the database with any updates received and notify artists of any changes.
11. File conversion (as necessary).

Position Requirements:
1. Must have 3+ years experience in VFX editing.
2. Must have significant (position related) software knowledge in: Final Cut Pro, Avid, FrameCycler, RV, Shotgun.
3. Basic compositing knowledge with Nuke and Fusion.
4. Must have extensive knowledge regarding file formats, codecs and frame rates.
5. Ability to work in high volumes in limited time allotments while not compromising on standards.
6. Must have strong problem solving and clear communication abilities.
7. Ability to work within a team.

Details:

• Start: Immediate
• Duration: Full time
• Location: Vancouver Canada

We’re looking forward to hearing back from you!

Please note only those who closely match our requirements will be contacted

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift and/or move objects. The employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms; use hands to finger and grasp, using repetitive motions; talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop and/or sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, kneel, crouch, stand, crawl, walk, push, lift and feel. This job requires the employee to have close visual acuity.

Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/north-america/ukbfv0010
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Producer

Film Post, North America.
ref:

The Prime Focus group is one of the world’s largest integrated film, advertising, television post production, 3D conversion, and visual effects companies. We have offices in India, London, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and New York. Over the last sixteen years, Prime Focus has played a pioneering role in embracing digital entertainment technologies, and today offers an end-to-end service, deploying robust, best-in-class technology platforms to create a delivery pipeline that lets its customers effectively manage the creative process.

We are currently seeking a driven Producer to join our New York team. Details of the position are as follows:

Responsibilities
– Overseeing and ensuring the meeting of deadlines in all areas of post production including audio/video editing, quality control, duplication, encoding, and file transfers
– Managing client relationships and scheduling supervised sessions
– Troubleshooting technical issues with production team
– Downloading and posting project elements
– Managing pricing and billing of work

Qualifications
– College degree, preferably in film, broadcasting, or communications related field
– Ideal candidate has 2-5 years experience in film/television post production or distribution

Skills
– Strong ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects at once
– Good interpersonal and communication skills
– Good knowledge of tape and file formats as well as general film and broadcast terminology
– Good analytical and problem solving abilities
– Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision
– Organized and detail oriented

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/node/2188
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Prime Focus Vancouver- Line Producer

Broadcast VFX, North America.
ref: UkBFV0011

Objective: The role of the VFX Line Producer is to provide and frequently adapt a detailed plan for the delivery of a project to the visual effects producer, supervisors and individual artists.

Responsibilities:
• Plan facility resources with the visual effects producer, supervisor and facility resource manager to create an effective approach to the visual effects work
• Create the detailed plan for the short to medium term and provide to supervisors and individual artists
• Ensure the visual effects team understand the goals and deadlines for sequences, R&D projects etc
• Work with the coordinators and artists to ensure the schedule of work is on track

Qualifications and requirements:
• Project management – experience with MS Project or similar is essential.
• Min. 4+ years experience as a producer in the animation industry.
• In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
• Know-how to manage artists and clients. Proven track record in project management.
• Experience working as a line producer within a production driven environment.
• Proven in project management to a high level.
• Proven track record in project management.
• Organized and methodical in their approach to the work.
• Clear in their planning with artists, supervisors and clients.
• Strong management skills.
• Good understanding of VFX processes.
• Capable of motivating and leading teams with enthusiasm.
• Skilled at quick analysis, problem solving and decision making in order to solve daily/weekly challenges as to see longer term strategic goals in terms of resourcing and demands of upcoming projects.
• Able to communicate effectively between offices internationally.
• Calm and personable under pressure and when working to tight deadlines.
• Experience booking/managing team, vendor negotiation, handling budget/tracking budget, & overall team management.
• Excellent communicational, analytical and problem solving skills.

Details:
• Start date: ASAP
• Duration: Contract based
• Location: Vancouver, Canada

We’re looking forward to hearing back from you!

Please note only those who closely match our requirements will be contacted

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/north-america/ukbfv0011
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Prime Focus Vancouver- VFX Coordinator

Broadcast VFX, North America.
ref: UkBFV0012

Objective:  To manage and coordinate the flow of work within the VFX department in entirety and for individual projects as required.

Reports To: VFX Producer

Areas of Responsibility:
• To provide technical, administrative and production assistance for VFX projects and business carried out on a daily basis.
• Liaise directly with the VFX Supervisors/VFX Producer of each project.
• Review production schedules and revises according to project specifications.
• Monitor the allocation of VFX staff in order to prevent overbooking, burnout and under-utilization.
• Create weekly and monthly schedules for project deadlines and VFX staff distribution and indicate the status of each to Producer and Production Manager on a regular basis.
• Communicate with artists daily, ensures they have the appropriate resources and that their work is on target for completion.
• Research and monitor VFX projects in development and creates production charts/documents for Producers and Management.
• Assist Producer with budget plans and quotes as required.
• Assist with administrative duties associated with daily operations of the visual effects division.
• Miscellaneous coordination duties as required.

Position Requirements:
• Ability and initiative to create and maintain project-tracking systems
• At least 3+ year in a similar role in the VFX industry
• Exceptional communication and organizational skills
• Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
• Strong MS Office and time management skills

Details:
• Location: Vancouver, Canada
• Duration: Contract based
• Start: ASAP

We’re looking forward to hearing back from you!

Please note only those who closely match our requirements will be contacted

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/north-america/ukbfv0012
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Prime Focus Vancouver- 3D Generalist

Broadcast VFX, North America.
ref: UkBFV0013

Objective: To perform a variety of 3D tasks given to you by the supervisor and communicate your progress.

Reports To: CG Lead

Areas of Responsibility:

The perfect candidate is comfortable with working within challenging deadlines and adapts easily to a wide range of situations and is conscious of the production team environment.
• Consult with 3D Lead and Supervisor.
• Modeling, texturing, shading ,lighting, animation and matchmove as instructed.
• Liaison directly with the supervisor/lead and the VFX Coordinator.
• Meet all deadlines and communicate status on a daily basis.
• Make use of in-house technical resources.
• File all work electronically in the designated areas to file naming convention standards.
• Miscellaneous visual effects duties as required.
• Strong skills in Layout and shot Assembly
• Camera, Character/Non-character & Element animation
• Complete and submit weekly timesheets

Position Requirements:

• 2+ years experience in feature film and/or gaming production with demonstrated abilities in pre-visualization, animatics and character animation.
• Proficient in Maya, Mudbox, Photoshop, and Nuke
• Familiar Shotgun Studio.
• Houdini knowledge is a bonus
• Candidates must possess strong animation and storytelling skills with emphasis on camera set-ups and filmback knowledge with an eye for composition and camera work.
• Experience with character set-up and animation is a must.
• Thorough understanding of 3D camera principles: lenses, distortion, parallax, camera projection, overscan, cornerpins.
• Must be willing to travel to India

Details:

• Location: Vancouver, Canada
• Start date: Various
• Duration: Project based

If this is role seems to be of interest for you please apply to our website.

We’re looking forward to hearing back from you!

Please note only those who closely match our requirements will be contacted

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/north-america/ukbfv0013
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Prime Focus Vancouver – VFX Supervisor

Broadcast VFX, North America.
ref: UkBFV0014

Objective: Oversee and take responsibility for all aspects of visual effects projects from bidding to delivery.

Reports To: Executive Producer

Direct Reports: Editor, 2D Supervisor, CG Lead, Matte Lead, Roto/Paint Integration

Areas of Responsibility:

• Determine and execute all financial aspects of the project and its deliverables.
• Accountable for overall quality of VFX.
• Responsible for on-time, on-budget delivery of all projects.
• Direct consultation with senior client representatives, directors, VFX supervisors, etc.
• Bid on future jobs/projects.
• Advise on all hardware and software purchases required per project to complete the necessary work with the producer.
• Select and build the appropriate team with HR/Recruiting.
• Work closely with VFX artists providing guidance, feedback and coaching on an on- going basis.
• Assign all creative jobs.
• Keep all lines of communication open so issues are immediately brought to management’s attention.

Position Requirements:

• Bachelors Degree (or equivalent) in Graphic Arts, Computer Art, Media Arts or a related field
• Extensive on-set experience working as a camera operator, unit director or set supervisor with experience in photographic and optical effects techniques
• Highly experienced and knowledgeable of Linux and Windows platforms as well as a proficiency and understanding of industry standard software. Key 3D toolsets include Maya, 3D Max, VRay, Houdini, Syntheyes, Boujou, Mudbox, Z-Brush and Photoshop. Working knowledge of Nuke and Fusion are an asset.
• Creative Thinker & Problem Solver
• Excellent communication skills
• Team player
• Ability to estimate time-lines
• Must be willing to travel to India

Details:

• Location: Vancouver, Canada
• Start date: Various
• Duration: Project based

We’re looking forward to hearing back from you!

Please note only those who closely match our requirements will be contacted

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/north-america/ukbfv0014
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Prime Focus Vancouver- Matte Painter

Broadcast VFX, North America.
ref: UkBFV0015

Objective: To composite / paint / colour for all 2D visual effects projects as required and meet all deadlines providing clients with a satisfactory product.

Reports To: Digital Matte Painting Supervisor

Areas of Responsibility:

1. Responsible for all colour correcting and painting as instructed.
2. Assist in and composite shots as necessary.
3. Liaison directly with supervisor / lead / VFX Coordinator.
4. Meet all deadlines and communicate status on a daily basis.
5. Make use of in-house technical resources.
6. File all work electronically in the designated areas.
7. Other miscellaneous 2D / visual effects duties as required.
8. Complete and submit weekly timesheet and R & D forms as necessary.

Position Requirements:

• Must have 5+ years industry as matte painter
• Must master Photoshop.
• Must have excellent software knowledge of Maya and/or XSI and Nuke.
• Must master camera projection.
• Must have advanced skill, knowledge and understanding of design, composition, color skills, visual effects, production and implementation.
• Must have high-level photo real painting experience and have the ability to match lighting and photoreal characteristics of the plates supplied.
• Must have artistic flexibility, versatility, ability to match and/or adapt painting style to suit a range of production designs.
• Must be willing to travel to India

Details:

• Location: Vancouver, Canada
• Start date: Various
• Duration: Project based

We’re looking forward to hearing back from you!

Please note only those who closely match our requirements will be contacted

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/north-america/ukbfv0015
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Prime Focus Vancouver- Producer

Broadcast VFX, North America.
ref: UkBFV0016

Objective: Responsible for the management and delivery of the individual project, on time and budget.

Reports To: Executive Producer

Direct Reports: VFX Coordinators

Areas of Responsibility:

• Aid in the creation of bids and/or change orders.
• Build schedules for production and delivery.
• Create budgets for resources, hardware and software and monitor/track cost reports.
• Manage the day-to-day production of the project, responsible for its financial and strategic viability.
• Manage the logistics of the production teams and work directly with clients to deliver key objectives.
• Liaise with clients, facilitate meetings and travel as needed.
• Coordinate and facilitate planning sessions with technical and creative teams.
• Oversee budget development, changes and resource allocation.
• Select artists and other required production team members.
• Collaborate with the client and VFX Supervisor to develop all sequences/shots.
• Review progress of sequences/shots, post dailies and review with client.
• Ensure all communications between the client and Prime Focus are recorded and acted upon.
• Complete and organize paperwork related to production, resources and clients.
• Liaise with accounting to issue and collect production invoices and change orders.
• Provide timely coordination and communication between all relevant departments.

Position Requirements:

• Producer / production manager coordination experience
• Exceptional communication and leadership skills
• Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
• Ability to estimate time-lines
• Define and meet deadlines and multitask
• Strong organization and project coordination skills
• Must be willing to travel to India

Details:

• Location: Vancouver, Canada
• Start date: Various
• Duration: Project based

We’re looking forward to hearing back from you!

Please note only those who closely match our requirements will be contacted

Apply here:- http://www.primefocusworld.com/recruitment/north-america/ukbfv0016
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