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Rainmaker Recruiting Character Modeling Artist & Character Designer

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Character Modeling Artist

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

Job Description

Rainmaker keeps crewing up! We are looking for Character Modelers to work on the TV series, Spy Kids. We are SUPER excited to be working on this animated project with the Weinstein Company! …So if you’re up for the challenge, love character modeling and want to work with awesome people… then you should apply!
Want to know more about what a Character Modeling Artist does? Check out the description below!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Translates 2D designs into 3D objects.
Based on assigned area of expertise, constructs character models, in alignment with the determined creative style and direction of a project.
Collaborates with designers, riggers, surfacing artist, animators and technical directors in order to facilitate optimal shot production while adhering to the schedule and quota fulfillment.
Collaborates with rigging team to set up articulation points for animation.
Collaborates with surfacing artists to ensure models match aesthetic and creative requirements of the projects overall look.
Collaborates with animation team to ensure models are structured in such a way to achieve intended performance requirements.
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 is preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Ability to work with polygonal, NURBS and subdivision topologies to create surface models ranging from highly stylized cartoon characters to photorealistic fantasy creatures.
Working knowledge of human and animal anatomy, physical motion, weight, balance and form.
Experience in 3D animation and rigging preferred.
Proficiency in using Maya, Mudbox and ZBrush is required.
Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives.
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.
Strong verbal and presentation skills with the ability to communicate ideas clearly.
Practices attentive and active listening. Shares information, methodologies and ideas with others. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Director/Supervisor.
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/218/24
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Character Designer

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

Job Description

We are looking for a character designer to join our CG animated TV series, Spy Kids! If you have experience creating 2D and 3D characters, then you should apply! Past experience in episodic animation is a definite plus!!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Under the leadership of the 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 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.
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/220/17
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