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Rainmaker Recruiting Pipeline TD, Lighting Artist, FX Artist & Senior Animator

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Pipeline TD

When we say Pipeline TD, we’re not talking oil! We mean a guru who creates awesome tools and scripts to provide the tech team with production support and helps improve the pipeline. Does this sound like you? Even better…if the words Maya, Python, UNIX/Linux and MEL bring a BIG smile to your face, then we want you to apply!

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the guidance of the Pipeline Supervisor, the Pipeline TD supports and enhances the infrastructure that facilitates a production’s processes and workflow.

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Under the guidance of the Pipeline Supervisor, devises and innovates methods of working through the development and maintenance of leading-edge proprietary tools/shaders/plug-ins/scripts.
Assists in the development of a feature film pipeline.
Creates scripts allowing for automation of specific tasks.
Maintains accurate documentation for all coding development and follows studio protocol.
Creates and maintains technical effects/shots as required.
Provides additional technical support and training to production teams as needed.
Crafts innovative work flow tools to facilitate and expedite production.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback form the Studio CG Supervisor and/or Show CG Supervisor in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Interacts with IT staff with respect to operating, file and network systems issues.
Attends regular production and departmental meetings.
Maintains contacts with academia/industry to keep current on new research and competitor developments. Reads relevant journal/conference/technical articles.
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, other staff members, partners and clients.
Additional duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent experience is 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:

Solid knowledge of CG Animation and/or Visual Effects.
Demonstrable production knowledge of Python, C and C++ is required.
Previous production experience with QT and GUI is a definite asset.
Working knowledge of high end 3D software packages such as Maya is required. Knowledge of MentalRay and/or Houdini is an asset. Production knowledge of CSS, HTML and/of JavaScript is also an asset.
Demonstrable knowledge of UNIX/Linux, procedural and object-oriented programming languages. Basic knowledge of MEL is required.
Experience with MySQL and/or Postgres Databases is considered an asset. As is experience with Shell scripting.
Production experience with revisions control systems such as Subversion or Perforce is required.
Acquires and maintains up-to-date knowledge in the relevant fields.
Ability to communicate and/or demonstrate ideas clearly and concisely. Practices attentive and active listening. Incorporates feedback and direction received from Pipeline Supervisor.
Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives.
Adaptable to change, he/she can alter course of action quickly per production needs. Highly motivated, pro-active, solid work ethic and positive attitude.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions.
Efficient and detail oriented. Ability to deliver assignments on time and meet set objectives.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/32/27
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Lighting Artist

We are looking for Lighting Artists of all levels in anticipation of upcoming undisclosed projects… Doesn’t that sound intriguing? Muahaha!! So if you want to be part of Rainmaker, then you should apply! As a Lighting Artist you’ll be tasked with lighting shots from start to finish as they evolve from preliminary lighting through final renders.

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Under the leadership of the Lighting Supervisor and/or Leads, the Lighting Artist lights shots/sequences based on the rigs created by the Principal, Lead or Supervisor.
Ability to work within the lighting and rendering pipeline and capable of troubleshooting common rendering and lighting technical issues.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback form the Supervisor or Lead in a timely and quantitatively acceptable way.
Collaborates with Surfacing Team in achieving the desired look and establishing the production design complexity and lighting behavioural consistency as it pertains to characters, props and environments.
Collaborates with FX Artists to test efficacy of the visual 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.

TV/DVD Production

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

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Ability 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.
Strong 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).
Ability to apply knowledge of digital 3D animation, special effects and lighting. A demonstrated understanding of compositing principles and compositing software such as Nuke.
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.
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.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to deliver lighting assignments per agreed upon specs and schedule.

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/188/23
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FX Artist

Who doesn’t like a little magic? (Or is magic like clowns and really, some people just hate magic?) Well, at Rainmaker and Mainframe, we LOVE it. And we are looking for some FX Artists to make our shows even awesome-r.

Houdini skills? Yes please!
Maya skills too? That would be wonderful.
Mel scripting? We’d like that.

See the rest of the usual job description stuff below. And if this sounds like your cuppa tea…apply! We are hiring FX Artists for episodic and feature-length CG animated productions.

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Applies, completes and works on shots to be used by the FX department.
Openly takes 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, team members and clients.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker that being a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Degree or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience is preferred.
Since we are looking for juniors, intermediates and seniors, we are considering artists who are fresh grads and candidates with 10+ years of experience!

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Ability to hone in on crafting a variety of FX designs as necessitated by shot/sequences in a given project.
Ability to deliver FX assignments per agreed upon specs and schedule.
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.
Proficiency with Houdini and Real Flow.
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.

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/189/20
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Senior Animator

Rainmaker is looking for Senior Animators, 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:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/16/15
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