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Rainmaker Recruiting Surfacing Artist, Layout Artist, Creature FX TD & Senior Creature TD

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Surfacing Artist (Character & Set)

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

Job Description
Calling all Surfacing Artists! (Well, only the good ones.) Our direct-to-DVD Barbie feature is in search of Set and Character Surfacing Artists! If you can do both, FANTASTIC. We are down with that. This is a unique chance to spin a new look for an iconic legend. This next adventure is going to be epic. If you’re a grand master ( “master” is gender neutral here) digital painter who loves to enhance the appearance of characters, props, environments… then this job is perfect for you!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Under the leadership of the Surfacing Supervisor and the Leads, the Surfacing Artist Designs, creates and implements textures by using digital painting, image mapping or photographic techniques based on the determined look of a show.
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.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from Director(s) and or supervisors in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
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 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:

Experience in UV mapping and texture layout using Maya.
Proficiency using a variety of rendering tools including Mental Ray, Renderman, Maya and Mudbox is required.
Advanced painting skills with a strong understanding of color theory and application.
Eye for detail and good design sense is essential.
Experience in advanced surfacing techniques such as global illumination and subsurface scattering.
Strong verbal and presentation skills with the ability to communicate ideas clearly. Practices attentive and active listening. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Director/Supervisor.
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.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives.

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/107
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Layout Artist – Barbie

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

Job Description
Are your eyes like a camera (virtual of course!) that is able to make sure all elements needed in a shot are fully prepped and ready for animation? Can you make Barbie shine like a diamond and highlight her ‘good side’ through the shot’s frame, camera angle and lighting of key animation scene? If you answered ‘yes’ to both and have 3 years of animation experience, then you should apply! We are looking for a Layout Artist for our direct-to-DVD Barbie feature!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Under the leadership of the Supervisor, the Layout Artist reviews scene folders making sure all necessary assets are ready for integration into the shot.
Swaps out proxy models for final low-resolution animation ready models.
Checks and references elements to make sure proper versions are used.
Cross references that shots are cut to length. Collaborates with editorial to check for continuity between scenes.
Collaborates with Pre-visualization Artists to ensure technical parameters for accuracy such as camera angles, focal lengths and composition are met.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from the Supervisor in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Under the guidance of the supervisor, creatively plus material in order to achieve set standards of complexity.
Collaborates with animators to ensure all elements are included and set-up as required.
Delivers assignments per project’s schedules.
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.
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:

Solid knowledge of camera composition and good sense of aesthetics.
Proficiency in using Maya is required.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely.
Practices attentive and active listening. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Director/Supervisor.
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.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set production objectives

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/123
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Creature FX TD – Barbie

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

Job Description
We are looking for a Creature FX TD to work on our direct-to-DVD Barbie feature! If you’re a detail oriented 3D generalist with simulation experience, and is comfortable with modeling, motion and animation…then what are you waiting for Barbie is looking for you!

Under the guidance of the Lead Creature FX TD and/or Creature FX Supervisor, the Creature FX TD is responsible for creating secondary animation such as hair and cloth simulation.

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Responsible for the setup of simulation assets within existing pipeline for hair and cloth. Also the setup of prototype or development assets for testing of new procedures and workflows.
Runs shots for hair and cloth, including tuning of shot attributes, custom shot setup and hair and cloth shot finaling.
Takes direction and feedback from the Supervisor or Director in dailies to establish character look and movement.
Devises and innovates methods of working with rigs, nCloth and dynamics that meet production requirements.
Evaluates any issues that may arise in the setup of creatures and devises efficient solutions.
Collaborates with the Animation Director in the testing of characters and provides timely solutions to problems that are discovered.
Provides support and documentation for tools created.
Attends regular production and department meetings.
Maintains leading-edge proprietary tools/plugins/scripts.
Completes assignments on schedule.
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 is preferred.
DVD Production

2-3+ years of experience working in a professional environment within animation and/or production technology is required.
Feature Film Production

4-6+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their animation and/or production technology is required.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Demonstrable knowledge of the study of motion and principles of rigging and animation.
Production knowledge of Maya, Python and nCloth.
Ability to create scripts in Python allowing for automation of specific tasks.
Experience with various 3D packages. Knowledge of Linux preferred.
Basic knowledge of CG Feature Animation.
Ability to communicate and/or demonstrate ideas clearly and concisely. Practices attentive and active listening. Incorporates feedback and direction received from Lead, Supervisor and/or Director of Production Technology.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions. Creatively solves problems, eliminates roadblocks and focuses on issue at hand.
Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives. Shares information and techniques with team members.
Adaptable to change, he/she can alter course of action quickly per production needs. Highly motivated, pro-active, solid work ethic and positive attitude.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to deliver assignments on time and meet or exceed department objectives within the production budget and scheduled parameters.

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/51
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Senior Creature TD

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

Job Description
Is your specialization thearticulation of character animation?Are you part of the rhythm nation? Are you looking for a new sensation? Okay, enough 90s music reference. Let’s get back to the issue at hand: rigging. We are looking for a Senior Creature TD to join us here at Rainmaker! As a Senior Creature TD you will set up the articulation and deformation systems of characters, props and vehicles and present those fickle and lovely animators with systems that they can utilize to create animated magic. We need someone who is going to be hands on, jump right in and tackle any challenges. If you are interested, then you should apply!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Sets up rigs for optimal performance and efficient animation output while collaborating closely with Design, Modelling and Animation departments.
Must have extensive articulation and deformation skills.
In the case of motion capture production, he/she must establish the technical requirements of how a motion capture rig can be used to create the template to generate animation.
Devises and innovates methods of working with skeletons, modeling geometry and weighting that meet the project’s creative objectives.
Collaborates with the animation team in the testing of characters and provides timely solutions to any technical or performance related issues. Responsible for evaluating any issues that may arise in the rigging and enveloping of creatures and devises efficient solutions.
Assists in the development of a creature pipeline for film and DVD productions.
Provides support and documentation for tools created.
Ability to prioritize assignment completion per the production schedule.
Provides mentoring as necessary.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from the Supervisor of Lead in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Provides secondary technical support and training as needed.
Provides training to new hires.
Attends regular production and department meetings.
Develops and maintains leading-edge proprietary tools/plugins/scripts.
Interacts with commercial vendors with respect to technical issues affecting proprietary tools, etc.
Maintains contacts with academia/industry to keep current on new research and recent developments.
Completes assignments on schedule. Prioritizes task completion in coordination with production, technical animators and technical support staff.
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:

Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience is required.
Advanced degree in Computing Science, Mathematics, Physics or related disciplines is an asset.
DVD Production

3-5 years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline preferred however not required.
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:

In-depth knowledge of geometry creation, weighting and skeleton rigging.
Production knowledge of Maya, Python, MentalRay and MEL required.
Thorough knowledge of UNIX/Linux, procedural and object-oriented programming languages.
Ability to create script in Python allowing for automation of specific tasks.
Strong artistic skills; demonstrable ability to make creative and aesthetic judgment calls.
Thorough knowledge of CG Feature Animation.
Evaluates and recommends relevant external plugins/scripts.
Ability to communicate and/or demonstrate ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and visually. Practices attentive and active listening. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Lead, Supervisor and/or Studio CG Supervisor.
Ability to mentor and train. Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives. Shares information and techniques with team members.
Adaptable to change, he/she can alter course of action quickly per production needs. 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 road blocks and focuses on issue at hand.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/86
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