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Rainmaker Recruiting Senior Animator, Animator, Lead Animator, Art Director, Designer, CG Generalist, Lighting Supervisor, Senior Lighting Artist, Modeler, Surfacing Artist, Layout Artist, Production Coordinator, Creature Facial TD & Senior Creature TD

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Senior Animator

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

Job Description

Rainmaker is looking for Senior Animators for our first preschool TV series, Bob the Builder! With this much experience, you know what the role is…to make awesome, incredible, outstanding animation! And….as a senior member of the Animation team, you will also be a leader, coach and mentor to other animators. Why not share your knowledge, right?!
As far as previous experience goes, you have probably worked in the industry for 4 years or more and are really passionate about your work. If this sounds like you, keep on reading and apply to us with your online reel!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Follows the established style of performance for the project and mentors as necessary.
Collaborates with Lead and/or Principal to create and determine unique traits for characters and or objects to be animated.
Mentors and trains the artist to consistently strive towards excellence as necessary.
Seeks creative options to maximize re-use when applicable.
Provides feedback and support to the team as necessary.
Provides mentoring and training as necessary.
Delivers assignments per project schedules and set quotas.
Ensures balance, composition and timing requirements are implemented in a way that supports story and character performance.
Creatively enhances material in order to achieve set standards of performance and complexity.
Interpret and implement notes and feedback from Director (s), Supervisor or Leads in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Adheres to digital file management protocols.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker, which includes 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.

TV/DVD Production

3-5+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Background in classical animation, stop motion or claymation is preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of principles of animation.
In-depth knowledge of anatomy, perspective and composition.
Strong abilities to use acting skills that in turn can articulate ideas and traits of characters.
High level of proficiency animating in Maya. Strong modeling and rigging required.
In-depth knowledge of software. Consistently strives to expand knowledge base and keep abreast of latest hardware and software.
In-depth aesthetic skills including staging and timing.
Ability to communicate and/or demonstrate ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and visually.
Practices attentive and active listening. Shares information, methodologies and ideas with others. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Director/Supervisor.
Ability to mentor. Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives. Shares information and techniques with team members.
Solid work ethic and positive attitude. Self-motivated and pro-active. Ability to work under pressure. Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
Efficient and detail oriented. Ability to complete work with minimal supervision.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively
Ability to fulfill performance expectations with minimal iterations and deliver work on time per production quota requirements.

Apply here:- recruiting@rainmaker.com
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Animator

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

Job Description

Times are exciting at Rainmaker and we need a great deal of animators for our first preschool TV series, Bob the Builder! If you love animating and want to work with awesome people…keep reading!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Under the leadership of the Supervisor and/or Leads, follows the established style of performance for the project.
As requested, collaborates to create and determine unique traits for characters and/or objects to be animated.
Delivers assignments per project schedules and set quotas.
Works to ensure balance, composition and timing requirements are implemented in a way that supports story and character performance.
Creatively enhances material in order to achieve set standards of performance and complexity.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from Director(s), Supervisors or Leads in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Adheres to digital file management protocols.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker, which includes 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.

TV/DVD Production

6 months minimum of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Demonstrated understanding of principles of animation.
Working knowledge of anatomy, perspective and composition. Background in classical animation is preferred.
Proficiency in using Maya is required.
Strong aesthetic skills including staging and timing.
Ability to communicate and/or demonstrate ideas clearly and concisely. Practices attentive and active listening. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Director/Supervisor.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions.
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.
Ability to deliver work on time and fulfill production quota.

Apply here:- recruiting@rainmaker.com
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Lead Animator

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

Job Description

Rainmaker needs talented Lead Animators for our first pre-school TV Series, Bob the Builder!..So what are we looking for? You will have experience leading a team and this will be your chance to make a real impact as we grow. We will be looking to you to provide mentorship and training. We want someone who will lead by example and create some amazing animation to set the bar and inspire the crew!
As far as previous experience goes, you’ve likely worked in the industry for at least 5 years, and on at least one TV Series in a senior capacity, and you are looking to take that next step in your career. You’ve been relied upon to teach others how to achieve quality and you are known to share your tips and tricks freely with the artists. If this speaks to you…send us your resume and your online reel!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Helps to define and implement the standards for the acting performance.
Develops and defines animation styles and techniques which set the stage for outstanding performance and unique storytelling.
Motivates, mentors and supports the team to consistently strive towards excellence.
Oversees character consistency throughout or on assigned sequences, ensuring that key character and story moments are supported through performance.
Works with the Supervisor and/or production management to cast animators to characters/sequences/shots that best suit their skill set.
Collaborates with creative and technical staff to ensure animation feasibility within the confines of schedule and budget.
Seeks creative options to maximize re-use when applicable.
Provides vision, feedback, motivation and support to the team.
Provides coaching, mentoring and training as necessary.
Partners with production management and Animation Supervisor in tracking and providing support to artists to ensure the on-time delivery of high quality shots.
Ensures that the animators are achieving balance, composition and timing requirements in a way that supports story and character performance.
Guides animation team to creatively enhance material in order to achieve set standards of performance and complexity.
Interprets, implements, and facilitates notes and feedback from Director and Animation Supervisor in a timely and manner and of highest quality.
Adheres to digital file management protocols.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker, which includes 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 required.

TV/DVD Production

3-5+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Experience in classical animation, stop motion or claymation.
Advanced knowledge of principles of animation.
Advanced knowledge of anatomy, perspective and composition.
Advanced acting skills that in turn set the standards for the project’s character performance.
Extensive knowledge of modeling, character rigging and facial animation.
Advanced knowledge of software is required. Advanced knowledge of Maya animation tools.
Strong storytelling skills along with expertise on how to enrich acting performance.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and/or demonstrate both verbally and visually.
Ability to collaborate and facilitate feedback requested by executives and/or clients as required.
Ability to provide constructive feedback and inspire team to strive for excellence.
Solid team leader, delegator and decision-maker.
Adaptable and able to change course of action quickly per production needs. Highly motivated, pro-active, solutions-oriented, solid work ethic and positive attitude. Ability to work well under pressure. Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
Efficient and detail oriented. Ability to prioritize duties in order to fulfill both personal quota and team quota requirements.
Exceptional problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively. Actively improves skill set to remain at cutting edge of industry trends.
Ability to oversee and deliver the highest quality animation feasible within the production parameters and consistently meet departmental production quota requirements.

Apply here:- recruiting@rainmaker.com
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Art Director

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

Job Description

Rainmaker keeps crewing up! We are looking for an Art Director to work on our new animated Direct-to-DVD Feature! We really can’t say much about it now, but we’re SUPER excited to be working on this animated project for a majour motion picture studio! As an Art Director you will oversees the visual development of a project starting with the conceptualization phase generating the initial designs for character, locations and props, onto building assets, shot creation and composition through final output and color correction. If you’re interested and have 5 years of experience working in a professional capacity within the animation industry…then you should apply!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Ability to create a visual style based on the Producer and Director’s vision for the project.
Works closely with (the Production Designer and) designers to create the art direction for the project.
Able to generate a color palate which will guide the project’s lighting, mood and atmosphere.
Collaborates with (Production Designer,) Visual Effects Supervisor and CG Supervisor to establish the quality and complexity standards for the project.
Collaborates with Department Supervisors to ensure all artwork consistently meets the project’s creative parameters and complexity level while adhering to its schedule and budget.
The Art Director is responsible for the project’s stylistic, color, texture and lighting consistency.
He/she plays a key part in maintaining the final look of the project as it undergoes post-production.
Interprets, implements, and facilitates notes and feedback from Production Executives, Director, and Producer in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Partners with production team to prioritize completion of artwork pending production requirements.
Adheres to digital file management protocols.
Support and integrate the values of Rainmaker that being a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
Interact 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 required.

DVD Production

4-6+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.
Feature Film

6-10 years of experience working in a professional capacity within the animation industry.
Worked on at least 2-3 high-end, feature quality productions.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Highly imaginative, thinks out of the box.
Expertise in design, color and application.
Equally as versatile using a pencil as Photoshop and other similar software.
Ability to envision how 2D artwork can be effectively and efficiently translated into CG models.
Expertise in creating conceptual artwork in a wide spectrum of styles ranging from cartoony to realistic.
Extensive knowledge of modeling and animation.
Extremely knowledgeable about the production process from start to finish.
Proven abilities to guide the visual style of the project from the conceptual stage through production and post production.
Pipeline expertise a plus.
Outstanding problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
Ability to multi task and delegate.
Adaptable to change, he/she can alter course of action quickly per production needs.
Highly motivated, pro-active, solution-minded, solid work ethic and positive attitude.
Excellent leadership skills inspiring the team to work as a cohesive unit and eager to put forth their best.
Ability to collaborate and facilitate feedback requested by executives.
Ability to liaison with production staff and artists and clearly communicate production process, plans and concepts and set clear expectations.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives.

Apply here:- http://showreel.tv/job/canada/vancouver/art-director-new-direct-dvd-feature-0
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Designer

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

Job Description

We are looking for a creative Designer for our next direct-to-DVD CG animated Barbie feature. Yet again, she’s a Barbie girl in a Barbie world, and we need your help to create this world. As Designer you will create 2D and 3D designs and/or orthographics of characters, sets, vehicles and/or props.For this opportunity we are looking for a professional designer who has been in the animation industry for at least 3 years. We’d love to hear from you!

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.

DVD Production

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

4-6+ 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:- recruiting@rainmaker.com
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CG Generalist

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

Job Description

With the rebirth of Mainframe as our television division, we are excited to announce we are crewing up for our first CG animated TV series Bob the Builder! We are thrilled to start building our future in television with this preschool series. We are seeking a Jack or Jill of all trades CG Generalist for the series! The CG Generalist will cover the general 3D tasks such as posing, texturing, lighting, rendering and compositing for television series.

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Proven ability in multiple CG techniques, such as animating, modeling, texturing, shading, lighting, look development, or/or compositing.
High level of problem solving or creative thinking skills.
Highly organized, able to work in a team and take direction well within a fast-paced production environment.
Work with Creative Services Director to determine what elements and or other 3D tasks might be required for a particular shot.
Maintain clear communication with team leads which may include Creative Services Director, CG Supervisor, Lighting Supervisor, and Art Director to ensure timeliness in meeting milestones and quality assurance every step of the way.
Collaborate with fellow artists to meet challenging production deadlines in a positive work environment.
Ability to juggle multiple priorities and adapt to ever-changing production requests.
Support and integrate the values of Rainmaker, that being a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
Interact respectfully and professionally with colleagues, other staff members, partners and clients.
Additional duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Degree or 3 years relevant experience in one or more of the following fields: animation, computer graphics, design or motion design.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Fluent in Maya
Fluent in Photoshop
Knowledge of Nuke is an asset
Knowledge of RenderMan is an asset
Experience using a graphics tablet is an asset
Solid knowledge and skills in modelling, texturing, rigging, animation, lighting, rendering and compositing.
Ability to translate 2D designs into 3D assets
Strong understanding of anatomy, weight, and conveying action and emotion through dynamic posing
Strong understanding of composition, colour theory, layout and design
Deadline oriented with strong self-organizational skills.
Solid work ethic and positive attitude.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely and proactively express anticipated hurdles and problems.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives.

Apply here:- recruiting@rainmaker.com
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Lighting Supervisor

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

Job Description

The rumor is true…we have a new project in the studio! We can’t share the details right now, however, we’re thrilled to be working on this animated project for a majour motion picture studio! We have an opportunity for a Lighting Supervisor to join us on our new animated direct-to-DVD feature! So if you’re up for the challenge and want to be part of this project, then you should apply!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONIBILITY

Following the Director, Art Director/Production Designer and/or Visual Effects Supervisor’s guidance, the Lighting Supervisor oversees the creation of the project’s lighting style/technique.
Works closely with other departments to ensure the visual direction is met through lighting.
Ensures consistency of character and environment lighting set ups and shot complexity requirements as per storytelling needs.
Evaluates and casts artists according to their strengths.
Ability to work within the lighting and rendering pipeline and capable of troubleshooting common rendering and lighting technical issues.
Collaborates with the creative leads and CG Supervisor to ensure that all lighting and rendering requirements are successfully and efficiently met within the confines of the project’s timeline and fiscal parameters.
Responsible for performance management and Lighting Artists reviews.
Ability to prioritize shot lighting assignments with the goal to facilitate optimal work flow in the production pipeline as it pertains shot production.
Provides vision, feedback, motivation and encouragement to the team.
Motivates, mentors and supports the crew to consistently strive towards excellence.
Partners with the production team in tracking and ensuring the on-time completion of shot assignments.
Interprets, implements, and facilitates notes and feedback from Director, Producer, Art Director/Production Designer and Visual Effects Supervisor in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Collaborates with Surfacing Surfacing Department Supervisor in achieving the desired look and establishing the production design complexity and behavioural consistency as it pertains to characters, props and environments.
Collaborates with Effects Department Supervisor to test efficacy of the special effects, modifying lighting as necessary.
Delivers assignments per project’s schedule.
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 required.

DVD Production

4-6+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.

Feature Film Production

6-10 years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.
Worked on at least 2-3 high-end feature quality productions. Lead or Supervisor experience preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Expertise in developing lighting styles/techniques per project’s production design requirements. Experience in photography is an asset.
Superior understanding of principles of lighting (such as choice of light, placement of the light source, its direction and how to create the desired effect such as contrast and shadows). In-depth knowledge of compositing a plus.
Ability to apply superior knowledge of digital 3D animation, special effects and lighting. Advanced knowledge of compositing principles and compositing software such as Nuke.
Superior knowledge of Maya and rendering software such as Renderman and/or Mentalray. Ability to script is an asset.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the areas of rendering, lighting, shading and compositing.
Evaluates and recommends relevant software program.
Ability to liaise with artists, crew/technical staff and clearly communicate production process, plans and concepts and set clear expectations.
Ability to collaborate and facilitate feedback requested by executives.
Excellent leadership skills inspiring the team to work as a cohesive unit and eager to put forth their best. Ability to predict potential problems and trouble shoot as necessary. Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives.
Proven abilities to oversee design development from the conceptual stage through completion, approval and delivery of final artwork deliverables.
Adaptable to change, he/she can alter course of action quickly per production needs. Highly motivated, pro-active, solution-minded, solid work ethic and positive attitude. Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions. Creatively solves problems, eliminates roadblocks and focuses on issue at hand.
Outstanding organizational and time management skills. Ability to multitask and delegate.
Outstanding problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively
Responsible for managing the Lighting Department while meeting quota expectation per project’s requirements.

Apply here:- recruiting@rainmaker.com
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Senior Lighting Artist

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

Job Description

We have opportunities for Senior Lighting Artists to join us on our very first TV series Bob the Builder! This project has an aggressive timeline but an incredible, dedicated crew! So if you’re up for the challenge and want to be part of this project then you should apply!
The Senior Lighting Artist is tasked with lighting shots from start to finish as they evolve from preliminary lighting through final renders. As senior members of the Lighting team, these artists will be teaching and mentoring the less experienced Lighting Artists in the studio. And of course, making the show look really, really, really good with their amazing lighting skills!!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONIBILITY

Ability to work within the lighting and rendering pipeline and capable of troubleshooting common rendering and lighting technical issues.
Provides feedback and support as necessary.
Provides mentoring as necessary.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from Art Director, Supervisor or Leads in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Collaborates with Surfacing Team in achieving the desired look and establishing the production design complexity.
Collaborates with Effects Artists to test efficacy of the special effects, modifying lighting as necessary.
Delivers assignments per project’s schedule.
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

5+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Highly creative, the Senior Lighter is able to hone in on crafting a variety of lighting styles as necessitated by shot/sequences in a given project. Experience in photography is an asset.
In-depth understanding of principles of lighting (such as choice of light, placement of the light source, its direction and how to create the desired effect such as contrast and shadows). In-depth knowledge of compositing a plus.
Ability to apply in-depth knowledge of digital 3D animation, special effects and lighting. A solid understanding of compositing principles and compositing software such as Nuke.
In-depth knowledge of Maya and rendering software such as Renderman and/or Mentalray. Ability to script is an asset.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the areas of rendering, lighting, shading and compositing.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely.
Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives. Shares information and techniques with team members. Ability to mentor and train.
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. Creatively solves problems, eliminates roadblocks and focuses on issue at hand.
Efficient and detail oriented. Ability to complete work with minimal supervision.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to fulfill lighting assignment with minimal supervision.

Apply here:- recruiting@rainmaker.com
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Modeler (Character)

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

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Character Modeler to join our direct-to-DVD CG animated Barbie! We are looking for someone who is familiar with maya hair and fur. If you have at least 3+ years’ experience, love modeling, want to work with awesome people…then you should apply!
So what is the Modeler accountable for? They create character models that support art and story concepts. May focus on developing technical drawings for model production. Utilizes modeling software to prepare and build character models. Writes, maintains and run scripts and model databases. Able to develop character models for multiple types of productions from simple to moderately difficult. Accountable for meeting productivity and quota targets. And, all kinds of fun stuff.

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Translates 2D designs into 3D objects.
Based on assigned area of expertise, constructs character models, vehicles, props and/or environmental 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.

DVD Production

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

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:- recruiting@rainmaker.com
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Surfacing Artist (Character)

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

Job Description

Calling all Surfacing Artists! (Well, only the good ones.) Our direct-to-DVD Barbie feature is in search of Character Surfacing Artists! If you’re a grand master (“master” is gender neutral here) texture artist who loves to enhance the appearance of characters… then this job is perfect for you!

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.

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:- recruiting@rainmaker.com
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Layout Artist

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

Job Description

Layout artists are hot commodities here!! We are hiring Layout artists (all levels) for our TV Series Bob the Builder!! Are you ready to make all elements needed in a shot fully prepped and ready for animation? Can you translate storyboards into polish frames, camera angles and lighting of an animation scene? If you answered yes.. then you should apply!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Under the leadership of the Supervisor, the Layout Artist reviews scene folders making sure all necessary assets are ready for integration into the shot.
Swaps out proxy models for final low-resolution animation ready models.
Checks and references elements to make sure proper versions are used.
Cross references that shots are cut to length. Collaborates with editorial to check for continuity between scenes.
Collaborates with Pre-visualization Artists to ensure technical parameters for accuracy such as camera angles, focal lengths and composition are met.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from the Supervisor in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Under the guidance of the supervisor, creatively plus material in order to achieve set standards of complexity.
Collaborates with animators to ensure all elements are included and set-up 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 required.

TV/DVD Production

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Solid knowledge of camera composition and good sense of aesthetics.
Proficiency in using Maya is required.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely.
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 problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set production objectives

Apply here:- recruiting@rainmaker.com
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Production Coordinator

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

Job Description

Yes, you’ve heard right…Rainmaker is crewing up yet again! We are looking for a Production Coordinator to work on our new animated direct- to-DVD feature. We can’t really say what the project is right now, but we’re SUPER excited to be working on this animated project for a majour motion picture studio! The Production Coordinator’s main function is to work with the Line Producer and Production Management to effectively prioritize, organize, and manage the work flow of the production area of focus and liaise with other partnered departments. And, to provide materials and scheduling for artists. If you have animation and Shotgun experience…what you are waiting for…you should apply!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Assists the Producers, Directors, and the Production Managers on all areas of front-end and back-end production such as story, script, artwork, animation and post production.
Enters and maintains production data such as artwork, scripts, storyboards, CG models, sets and backgrounds.
Prepares and distributes casting materials such as sides, scripts and artwork.
Produces and distributes production reports.
Schedules meetings and reviews and ensures that preparations are made to facilitate these sessions.
Records and publishes notes from meetings.
Works with digital tracking systems to update production information.
Provides administrative support as needed.
Ensures production environment is clean and fully supplied.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker that being a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, other staff members, partners and clients.
Additional duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

University degree or equivalent preferred.
2+ years industry experience preferred.

Knowledge/ Skills/Abilities:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and Outlook.
Previous computer database skills.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Must be capable of working independently or as part of a team and demonstrate initiative.
Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Solid work ethic and positive attitude.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives.

Apply here:- recruiting@rainmaker.com
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Creature Facial TD

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

Job Description

Are you a wizard at making faces? A pro at facial shapes, rigging and weighting? Then we have a great job for you as a Creature Facial TD!
Under the guidance of the Lead or Department Supervisor, on a CG animated film, the Creature Facial TD is responsible for providing facial shapes, rigging and weighting of characters.

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Tasked with building a range of facial expressions, the Creature Facial TD designs and maintains facial rigs.
He/she has an in-depth knowledge of modeling and animation and must be able to create optimal tools which facilitate the Animator’s work.
Supports Animators with rig issues and works with TD’s and Developers on character rig optimization.
Creates scripts in Python allowing for automation of specific tasks.
Provides support and documentation for tools created.
Meets or exceeds the deadlines as set out by the Production and Rigging schedules.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback form the Lead in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Attends regular production and department meetings.
Maintains leading-edge proprietary tools/plugins/scripts.
Maintains contacts with academia/industry to keep current on new research and recent developments. Reads relevant journal, conference and technical articles.
Completes assignments on schedule. Prioritizes task completion in coordination with production and technical support staff and technical animators.
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 required.
Advanced degree in Computing Science, Mathematics Physics or related disciplines is an asset.

DVD Production

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

Feature Film Production

4-6+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Working knowledge of geometry creation, weighting and facial rigging is required. Modelling experience is a valuable asset.
Production knowledge of Maya, Python and MEL is required.
Skills in using Blendshapes are required.
Basic knowledge of UNIX/LINUX procedural and object-oriented programming languages.
Basic artistic skills; demonstrable ability to make creative and aesthetic judgment calls.
Knowledge of CG Feature Animation.
Ability to communicate and/or demonstrate ideas. Practices attentive and active listening. Incorporates feedback and direction received from Leads and/or Supervisor.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions. Creatively solves problems, eliminates roadblocks and focuses on issue at hand.
Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives. Shares information and techniques with team members.
Adaptable to change, he/she can alter course of action quickly per production needs. Highly motivated, pro-active, solid work ethic and positive attitude.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to deliver assignments on time and meet or exceed Creature Facial objectives within the production budget and scheduled parameters.

Apply here:- recruiting@rainmaker.com
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Senior Creature TD

Category: Creature TD
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 Senior Creature TD to join us here at Rainmaker! As a Senior Creature TD 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

Sets up rigs for optimal performance and efficient animation output while collaborating closely with Design, Modelling and Animation departments.
Must have extensive articulation and deformation skills.
In the case of motion capture production, he/she must establish the technical requirements of how a motion capture rig can be used to create the template to generate animation.
Devises and innovates methods of working with skeletons, modeling geometry and weighting that meet the project’s creative objectives.
Collaborates with the animation team in the testing of characters and provides timely solutions to any technical or performance related issues. Responsible for evaluating any issues that may arise in the rigging and enveloping of creatures and devises efficient solutions.
Assists in the development of a creature pipeline for film and DVD productions.
Provides support and documentation for tools created.
Ability to prioritize assignment completion per the production schedule.
Provides mentoring as necessary.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from the Supervisor of Lead in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Provides secondary technical support and training as needed.
Provides training to new hires.
Attends regular production and department meetings.
Develops and maintains leading-edge proprietary tools/plugins/scripts.
Interacts with commercial vendors with respect to technical issues affecting proprietary tools, etc.
Maintains contacts with academia/industry to keep current on new research and recent developments.
Completes assignments on schedule. Prioritizes task completion in coordination with production, technical animators and technical support staff.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker that being a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, other staff members, partners and clients.
Additional duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience is required.
Advanced degree in Computing Science, Mathematics, Physics or related disciplines is an asset.

DVD Production

3-5 years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline preferred however not required.

Feature Film Production

5-7 years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.
Worked on 1-2 high-end, feature quality productions.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

In-depth knowledge of geometry creation, weighting and skeleton rigging.
Production knowledge of Maya, Python, MentalRay and MEL required.
Thorough knowledge of UNIX/Linux, procedural and object-oriented programming languages.
Ability to create script in Python allowing for automation of specific tasks.
Strong artistic skills; demonstrable ability to make creative and aesthetic judgment calls.
Thorough knowledge of CG Feature Animation.
Evaluates and recommends relevant external plugins/scripts.
Ability to communicate and/or demonstrate ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and visually. Practices attentive and active listening. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Lead, Supervisor and/or Studio CG Supervisor.
Ability to mentor and train. Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives. Shares information and techniques with team members.
Adaptable to change, he/she can alter course of action quickly per production needs. 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. Creatively solves problems, eliminates road blocks and focuses on issue at hand.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives

Apply here:- recruiting@rainmaker.com
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