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Rainmaker Recruiting FX Artist & Rigging Artist

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FX Artist

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

Job Description

We are looking for an FX artist for our Direct-to-DVD Barbie movie! The FX Artist designs all non-character related animation and/or applies FX animation per the shots requirements. We are looking for an FX magician… well kind of… If this sounds like you, then apply with us!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Applies, completes and works on shots to be used by the FX department.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from the Supervisor or Lead in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Collaborates with Lighting and Compositing artists to test efficacy of the special effects, modifying the design/application as necessary.
Delivers assignments per project’s schedule.
Adheres to digital file management protocols.
Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker that being a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
Interacts respectfully 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.

TV/DVD Production

2-3+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline is preferred however not required.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Ability to hone in on crafting a variety of FX designs as necessitated by shot/sequences in a given project.
Strong artistic vision, sense of design and composition.
Intermediate understanding of 3D animation, texturing, modeling, lighting and compositing.
Proficiency in using Maya and Nuke for particle simulations, expressions, soft body, rigid body & cloth dynamics.
Experience with Houdini, Real Flow and XSI is an asset.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the areas of rendering, lighting, shading and compositing.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely. Practices attentive and active listening. Shares information, methodologies and ideas with others. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the 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.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions.
Encourages open communication between the team and other departments.
Ability to deliver FX assignments per agreed upon specs and schedule.

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/158/20
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Rigging Artist

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

Job Description

Is your specialization the articulation of character animation? Are you part of the rhythm nation? Are you looking for a new sensation? Okay, enough 90s music reference. Let’s get back to the issue at hand: rigging. We are looking for a Rigging Artist to join us here at Rainmaker! As a Rigging Artist you will set up the articulation and deformation systems of characters, props and vehicles and present those fickle and lovely animators with systems that they can utilize to create animated magic. We need someone who is going to be hands on, jump right in and tackle any challenges. If you are interested, then you should apply!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Create advanced character rigs and develop innovative methods to meet project objectives.
Collaborate with animation to come up with creative solutions to technical and performance related issues.
Develop and maintain proprietary tools.
Attend and contribute to regular production and department meetings.
Test rigs to ensure they meet or exceed both technical and performance specifications.
Develop new rig modules that adhere to the Rainmaker pipeline requirements.
Use tracking software to document the status of tasks and communicate with project team members.
Provide estimates for rigging tasks and work with production to ensure schedules can be met.
Identify and provide potential solutions for any potential problems early in production.
Mentor more junior artists and help to nurture a creative and collaborative environment.
Provide feedback to the modeling/surfacing department to ensure assets will meet deformation requirements.
Keep up to date with the latest rigging techniques and trends.
Complete tasks in an efficient and timely manner.
Interact with colleagues, staff, partners and clients in a respectful and professional manner at all times.
Support and integrate a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism, inspiration and other core values of Rainmaker.
Additional duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

3+ years of rigging experience working in a professional environment.
Degree and/or diploma in fine art or animation or equivalent work experience.
Computer Science, Mathematics degree a plus.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Expert in human and animal anatomy/motion including facial expressions and mouthshapes.
Foundation in traditional art, a good eye for form, weight and movement.
Strong understanding of animation principles, techniques and styles.
Working knowledge of animation production pipelines.
Working knowledge of Python and OOP.
Strong technical and creative problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Expert at manipulating geometry through standard deformation techniques.
Solid modelling skills and experience with corrective shape sculpting.
Ability to communicate and/or demonstrate ideas in a concise way.
Practices active listening and incorporates feedback and direction received from Leadsand Supervisors.
Open to and encourages new initiatives, shares information and techniques with teammembers.
Able to quickly adapt to changes in production and prioritize tasks.
Solid work ethic and positive attitude. Works well under pressure. Self­-motivated andproactive.
Consistently strives to expand knowledge base and improve skill set.
Make decisions in a timely manner and accepts responsibility for own actions.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet or exceed set performance objectives.
Basic knowledge of UNIX/Linux.
C++/Maya API a plus.

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/178/34
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