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Rainmaker Recruiting Shot Finaling Artist & Lighting Artist

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Shot Finaling Artist

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

Job Description

We are looking for a Shot Finaling Artist to work on our direct-to DVD CG animated, Barbie! The role of the Shot Finaling Artist is to verify that all assets are available and are caching properly for final lighting, making necessary fixes to geometry to resolve issues such as intersections and penetrations. If geometry is having trouble caching for any reason, this individual will be responsible for determining the reason for the caching issue and do what is necessary to resolve the issue. If this opportunity sounds interesting and looking for a short term gig …then you should apply!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Collaborates with other departments to resolve technical problems related to caching.
Compares QuickTimes between approved Animation and generated caches to identify missing elements and intersection issues.
Provides support and documentation for tools created.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from the Supervisor or Lead in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Delivers assignments per project’s schedule.
Adheres to digital file managements protocols.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker that being a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
Interacts respectfully 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:

Solid modeling skills and a strong sense of aesthetics.
Proficiency in using Maya is required.
Proficiency in Mental Ray and/or Renderman is an asset. Knowledge of Python is a plus.
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 Lead and/or 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. Adaptable to change, he/she can alter course of action quickly per production needs.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions.
Ability to deliver assignments on time that meet or exceed Shot Finaling objectives within the production budget and scheduled parameters.

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/63/15
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Lighting Artist

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

Job Description

We have opportunities for Lighting Artists to work on our direct-to-DVD CG animated Barbie! So if you’re up for the challenge, have industry experience and 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/240/23
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