Rainmaker Recruiting Production Designer – Barbie
Production Designer – Barbie
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately
It’s a Barbie dream come true! We are looking for a creative Production Designer for our next direct-to-DVD CG animated Barbie feature. This is a unique chance to bring a ‘new look’ to an iconic legend. Think pink…and beyond! Babz is a multi-dimensional character (obvs, this is 3D), she’s got a lot going on these days. As Production Designer you will oversee the visual development of the project starting with the conceptualization phase generating the initial design for character, location and props, on to building assets, shot creation and composition. This is approximately a year contract starting as early as September. While we’d love to have the Production Designer in house with us in Vancouver, working remotely is also an option. Some trips to gorgeous Vancouver would still be necessary. So terrible, right?? For this opportunity we are looking for a professional, experienced design leader who has been in the animation industry for at least 5 years. We’d love to hear from you!
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 Art Director, 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 Art Director, 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.
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.
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.
·Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience is required.
3-5 years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.
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.
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.
Able 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://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/119
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