Added by on 2013-10-11

Rainmaker Recruiting Senior Character Modeler & Lead Character Surfacing Artist

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Senior Character Modeler – Barbie

It’s a busy time at Rainmaker and we have an opportunity for a Senior Character Modeler for our direct-to-DVD CG animated Barbie! If hair and fur is your specialty, then what are you waiting for… you should apply!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Senior Modeling Artist translates 2D designs into 3D objects.
Advanced expertise in creating, character models, vehicles, props and/or environmental sets 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 esthetic 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.
Collaborates with designers to ensure all necessary designs are created.
Creatively plus material in order to achieve the project’s set standard of modeling and establishing the level of complexity for characters, environments and props.
Mentors and trains the artist to consistently strive towards excellence.
Generates models with the goal of optimal performance while being mindful of effective and efficient use of production resources.
Provides vision, feedback, motivation and encouragement to the team.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from Director(s) and/or Department 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience is preferred.

DVD Production

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.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Advanced ability to work with polygonal, NURBS and subdivision topologies to create surface models ranging from highly stylized cartoon characters to photorealistic fantasy creatures.
In-depth knowledge of human and animal anatomy, physical motion, weight, balance and form.
Experience in 3D animation and rigging preferred.
High level proficiency in using Maya, Mudbox and ZBrush is required.
Ability to mentor and train. Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives. Shares information and techniques with team members.
Collaborates with Department Supervisor and production management team to organize workflow and completion.
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. Ability to complete work with minimal supervision.
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. Creatively solves problems, eliminates roadblocks and focuses on issue at hand.
Ability to fulfill performance objectives with minimal revisions and deliver assignments on time.

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/106
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Lead Character Surfacing Artist – Barbie

Are you passionate about developing the ‘look’ and surface qualities for characters while exploring efficient and streamlined options to generate the desired visual style? If this sounds like you…you could be the one that we are looking for! We are seeking a highly creative and motived Lead Character Surfacing Artist for one of our direct-to-DVD CG animated Barbie project.

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Under the leadership of the Surfacing. Supervisor, the Lead Surfacing Artist establishes the visual style of the project. He/she designs, creates and implements textures by using digital painting, image mapping or photographic techniques.
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.
Establishes the project’s standard of performance complexity and creative/technical requirements. Support the team towards its fulfillment.
Mentors and trains the artist to consistently strive towards excellence.
Collaborates with Surfacing Supervisor in casting artists to create and apply textures based on their skill set.
Generates and applies textures with the goal of optimal performance while being mindful of effective and efficient use of production resources.
Provides input on artist’s performance review as needed.
Collaborates with the production management team to prioritize assignments pending production schedule.
Provides vision, feedback, motivation and encouragement to the team.
Collaborates with the Surfacing Supervisor to manage the workflow within the Surfacing Dept. in order to fulfill production schedule requirements on a weekly basis.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from Director(s) and/or Surfacing 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience required.

DVD Production

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

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Superior expertise in UV mapping and texture layout using Maya.
Advanced proficiency using a variety of rendering tools including Mental Ray, Renderman, Maya, Mudbox and Nuke is required.
Excellent painting skills with an in-depth understanding of color theory and application.
Excellent sense of design and a keen eye for detail.
Advanced experience in advanced surfacing techniques such as global illumination and subsurface scattering.
Ability to collaborate and facilitate feedback requested by executives and/or clients as required.
Excellent ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and visually. Practices attentive and active listening. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Director/Supervisor.
Ability to inspire, mentor and support crew. Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives. Shares information and techniques with team members.
Collaborates with Dept. Supervisor and production management team to organize workflow and completion.
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.
Excellent problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively. Ability to quickly assimilate new information and adapt as needed.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions. Creatively solves problems, eliminates roadblocks and focuses on issue at hand.
Ability to deliver assignments on time and meet or exceed performance objectives within the production budget and scheduled parameters.

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/108
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