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Rainmaker Recruiting Character Designer, Storyboard Artist & Surfacing Artist

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Character Designer

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

Job Description

Can you believe it?!? The dream has become the reality…we are rebooting ReBoot! ReBoot: The Guardian Code will once again push the creative boundaries of TV entertainment in a new CG/live-action series. We are looking for a talented Character Designers! We need a Character Design master who understands how to create compelling and production- friendly characters for this newly ReBooted world.

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Under the leadership of the Production Designer/Art Director, the Designer creates designs that support the overall creative vision for the story based on the determined style of the project.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from the Production Designer/Art Director or Lead in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Collaborates with modelers to test efficacy of 3D elements, modifying designs as required.
Delivers assignments per project’s schedules.
Adheres to digital file management protocols.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker that being a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.
Additional duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience preferred.

TV/DVD Production

2-3+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

A keen eye for the aesthetic needs as well as diverse visual development styles as required by the project leaning towards Scifi and Fantasy design
Experience in designing for AAA games a plus
Working knowledge of anatomy, proportion, perspective and composition. Ability to visualize perspective and 3-dimensional space. Strong drawing, illustration and/or painting skills.
Understanding of CG animation, particularly in modeling and rigging.
Proficiency using Photoshop is required. Familiarity with After Effects, ZBrush, Corel Painter, Illustrator and Maya is considered an asset.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely.
Proactively communicates production issues to supervisor. Practices attentive and active listening. Shares information, methodologies and ideas with others. Incorporates feedback and direction received from Director/Supervisor.
Solid work ethic and positive attitude. Ability to work under pressure. Self motivated and pro-active. Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set design objectives.

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/168/17
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Storyboard Artist

Category: Storyboard Artist
Company: Rainmaker
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We are looking for a experienced Storyboard Artists for our next direct-to-DVD feature! This is a perfect opportunity for artists who is experienced and is passionate about drawing and translating the story into a visual medium. Does this sound like you? Then we want you!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Under the leadership of the Head of Story and/or a Senior Storyboard Artist, the Junior Storyboard Artist uses designs to translate the script pages into storyboard panels.
Creates or cleans-up/modifies story panels that reflect the emotional, action and or comedic intent of a scene/sequence.a
May participate in brainstorming sessions to come up with story, emotional and comedic ideas.
Able to compose shots and indicate screen direction and cutting for effective storytelling.
Focuses on continuity from shot-to-shot in his or her assigned sequence in addition to collaborating with other story artists to ensure continuity from sequence to sequence.
Depending on the project’s requirements, the Junior Storyboard artist generates artwork ranging from thumbnails to digitally enhanced final storyboard panels.
Collaborates with editorial to provide materials to be cut into the story reel.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from Director(s) and/or Head of Story in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Adheres to digital file management protocols.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker, which include a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.
Additional duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Degree or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience is preferred.

DVD Production

1+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline is preferred however not required.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Strong drawing skills with the ability to capture character action, emotion and attitude through storyboard panels.
Strong storytelling skills
Strong staging skills.
Must show an aptitude for learning different styles depending on the project’s requirements.
Experience with digital storyboarding tools.
Strong aptitude for verbal and visual presentation skills.
Practices attentive and active listening. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Director/Supervisor.
Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives. Shares information and techniques with team members.
Solid work ethic and positive attitude. Ability to work under pressure. Self-motivated and pro-active. Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Strong team player.
Strong aptitude for verbal and visual presentation skills.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set storytelling objectives.

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/229/17
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Surfacing Artist

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

Job Description

We are looking for Surfacing Artists for our next direct-to-DVD feature!!! If you are a digital painter GURU who loves to enhance the appearance of characters, props…etc…then this job is perfect for you! Past experience in episodic animation is a definite plus!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Under the leadership of the Surfacing Supervisor and the Leads, the Surfacing Artist Designs, creates and implements textures by using digital painting, image mapping or photographic techniques based on the determined look of a show.
Collaborates with the lighting and shading teams to ensure techniques are being achieved and processes are followed.
Collaborates with modeling, lighting, rigging and effects teams to troubleshoot creative and technical issues.
Quality checks that all elements are final, approved and ready for lighting department.
Collaborates with compositing artists in order to manage render time required and final delivery.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from Director(s) and or supervisors in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Adheres to digital file management protocols.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker that being a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.
Additional duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience preferred.

TV/DVD Production

2-3+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Experience in UV mapping and texture layout using Maya.
Proficiency using a variety of rendering tools including Mental Ray, Renderman, Maya and Mudbox is required.
Advanced painting skills with a strong understanding of color theory and application.
Eye for detail and good design sense is essential.
Experience in advanced surfacing techniques such as global illumination and subsurface scattering.
Strong verbal and presentation skills with the ability to communicate ideas clearly. Practices attentive and active listening. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Director/Supervisor.
Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives. Shares information and techniques with team members.
Solid work ethic and positive attitude. Ability to work under pressure. Self-motivated and pro-active. Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives.

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/228/24
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