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Rainmaker Recruiting Pre-Visualization Artist

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Pre-Visualization Artist – Ratchet & Clank

Category: Pre-visualization
Company: Rainmaker
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We are looking for talented, eager Pre-Vis Artist for Ratchet & Clank! Being able to tell a story well is imperative for this role. We are looking for someone who really gets “it”, and can work closely with the Director to take the written story to the next step of the animation process. An artist who will really lead the visual representation and surprise us (in a good way!!) with wicked vision and creativity. If you are looking for a short term gig…then you should apply!


Creates story sequences in 3D by blocking in key character poses that reflect the emotional, action and/or comedic intent of a scene.
As necessary models proxy simple sets, props and characters. Determines and sets cameras using cinematography and staging skills.
Actively participates in brainstorming sessions to come up with creative ways to visualize story content.
Focuses on continuity from shot-to-shot in his/her assigned sequence in addition to collaborating with other Pre-visualization Artists to ensure continuity from sequence to sequence.
Collaborates with creative and technical staff, VFX Supervisor and/or CG Supervisor and/or stereoscopic supervisor to ensure animation feasibility within the confines of the schedule and budget.
Collaborates with Story Artists to ensure a smooth transition into 3D.
Collaborates with editorial to provide materials to be cut into the pre-visualization reel.
Collaborates with shot set-up and set dressing to ensure materials are prepared in a way that ensures a smooth transition into animation.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from Director(s) and/or Dept. Supervisor 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.



Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation 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 and Abilities:

Strong storytelling, staging and timing skills. Ability to think in 3D.
Solid knowledge of cinematography, camera set-ups, lensing and editing.
Rigging experience preferred
Solid knowledge of perspective, lighting and colour in relation to shot creation and storytelling.
Proficiency in polygonal modeling and animation in addition to ability to apply preliminary lighting and effects.
Proficiency in using Maya is required. Experience with Motion Builder, After Effects and Nuke is considered an asset.
Stereoscopic film making experience an asset.
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.
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.

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