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Reel FX Recruiting Production Assistant, Application Support Analyst, Pipeline TD, Shading/Look Dev Artist, Render Wrangler & Senior FX artist

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Production Assistant

Category: Assistant
Company: Reel FX
Location: Dallas (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Job Summary

This is a DALLAS based position.

Overall responsibility is to provide support to the producers, production coordinators and project managers. Provide administrative and back up support to the production team including data entry and miscellaneous needs of projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Data entry for project estimates and costs in Insight, including forecasts
• Check and restock supplies
• Responsible for taking care of working crew lunches
• Everyday facility tasks and assistance (photocopying, scanning, etc.)
• Set-up and tear-downs for meetings, demos, etc.
• Stock footage/image searches
• General assistance for live action shoots
• Run errands as requested by authorized individuals (airport runs and urgent dub deliveries)

Education and Experience Requirements

• Bachelor’s (BA) degree from accredited four-year college or university or equivalent experience is preferred.
• Effective communication with a variety of individuals
• A creative and collaborative problem solver who is organized and detail oriented
• Ability to organize and coordinate individuals and teams, strong ability to multitask and prioritize
• Knowledge of how to operate and perform general maintenance functions on all office equipment
• Able to thrive in a high pressure, deadline oriented environment
• Able to follow directions well

Note: This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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Application Support Analyst

Category: Analyst
Company: Rodeo FX
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Reporting directly to the Director of IT, the Application Support Analyst is expected to be an in-house application expert whose primary responsibilities include application troubleshooting and problem source identification. The Application Support Specialist is expected to effectively communicate with technical and business resources across the company and to contribute to the definition and development of our core IT and Development department.


Assist technical staff in diagnosing and triaging technical issues and escalating to development resources where appropriate
Document, monitor and continually improve the configuration process and on-going operational procedures
Develop and recommend improvements to current environment, policies and processes.
Contribute to the overall operations and culture of the company, fostering our values and policies
Perform other Ad Hoc tasks as required

The ideal candidate:

Bachelor degree in computer science, computer programming or network administration
Strong aptitude for technical learning, including demonstrated ability to learn and master custom in-house applications.
Excellent communication skills, including written, design documentation and presentation
Strong problem solving and decision making ability
Outstanding interpersonal skills with a solid customer service background
Highly motivated and able to work independently and learn quickly.



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Pipeline TD

Category: Pipeline Programmer
Company: Rodeo FX
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Under the supervision of CTO, the Pipeline TD helps to improve methods and production processes. The Pipeline TD designs, develops and maintains the tools used by the production teams and artists.
Work with the development team to design and maintain production tools.
Work the production team to improve or correct existing processes
Participate in the research of new software and new work solutions
Produce documentation to be used by company employees. To write an annual report of everything regarding R&D
Perform other related or complementary tasks at the request of his supervisor.

The ideal candidate:

Experience as a programmer in a visual effects studio or a related field
Advanced knowledge of Python, knowledge of PySide/PyQt an asset
Experience with APIs of at least one of the following software: Shotgun, RV, Qube
Working knowledge of the following software an asset: Nuke, SoftImage, Maya, Houdini, Arnold
Excellent communication and listening skills


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Shading/Look Dev Artist

Category: Other
Company: Rodeo FX
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

A lookdev artist is responsible for making sure all assets are up to Rodeo’s high visual standards, can be lit properly, and are technically correct. Lookdev is the final stage of asset creation, and combines models and textures into realistic looking assets. Lookdev artists are also called upon to light shots that are used as reference for sequences or projects. This implies that a lookdev artists is responsible in the following ways:

·Sets up shading networks in a standard way defined by the lead
·Helps texture artists set up shading networks to make things easily manageable
·Talks to modelers and texture artists to make sure elements will be sent his/her way correctly.
·Takes assets from texturing and pushes surface qualities further in terms of realism.
·Creates surfaces that react realistically to light, and obey physical and natural phenomenon.
·Finalizes assets technically and artistically, validating work with turntables and various tech checks.
·Creates lighting setups that become reference shots for sequences
·Sets up Nuke scripts that help comp assets and lighting correctly.
·Set up and maintain a preset shader bank for different surface qualities



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Render Wrangler

Category: Render Wrangler
Company: Rodeo FX
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

The Render Wrangler is responsible to help and support the rendering process of our Visual Effetcs productions. In the role the Render Wrangler is involved with every aspect of our production pipeline. Reporting directly to the IT team, the Render Wrangler interacts with Visual Effects Artists, Technical Directors as well as VFX Producers. A Render Wrangler is an entre-level position for those interested in a technical-track position (Technical Director, IT, etc…). The functions include:

Monitor, manage and maintain the ability of the Render Farm to function at its maximum
Monitor, manage, monitor and audit renders for daily deliveries
Maintain, track rendering priorities
Plan and communicate effectively in regards of resources allocations in accordance with the needs of the projects and of the production team
Help and support the artists with support requests and errors
Monitor infrastructure (servers) and identify problems
Manage Studio Emergency calls outside of regular hours
Plan and manage the archiving and backup of all daily projects
With the help of the R&D team, help to develop tools to support production

The ideal candidate:

High proficiency working with Linux, Python and tcsh
Ability to prioritize work, perform multiple tasks and work under time constraints
Self-driven, proactive, reliable
Strong sense of urgency
Excellent communication skills
Ability to adapt and learn new skills as required
Ability to work independently and within a team
Enjoys working in a fast paced atmosphere
Knowledge of queuing systems, programming, Qube, Maya, Nuke, Arnold and other industry tools VFX a plus


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Senior FX artist

Category: FX Artist
Company: Rodeo FX
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Our Team is looking for a talented FX artist with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the film industry. A demo reel showcasing strong simulation and particles skills in achieving realistic movements and FX with all kind of 3D materials is a must.
Create and achieve simple to complex simulation and particles animations for all sort of shots: fire, smoke, dust, water, debris an crumbling.
Being able to work with the visual effect supervisor and the CG lead to determine the best possible techniques and creative approaches.
Deliver work within established project targets and the high quality standards of the company.
Previous experience as an FX artist in a VFX house in films is a must.
Advanced knowledge of Houdini


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