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Senior Rigger – (Feature Animation) The Book of Life

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

Job Description

Job Summary

This is a Dallas based position.

We are currently hiring for our action-packed CG animated feature that tells the story of a Romeo and Juliet style love story set against a Mexican “Day of the Dead” back drop directed by Jorge Gutierrez (”El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera”) and produced by Guillermo de Toro!

Under the direct supervision of the Rigging Supervisor, this position is responsible for character, vehicle, and prop set up and designing rigs that allow for clean interaction during animation.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Able to complete tasks with minimal supervision and feedback.
• Able to train or supervise a specified task.
• Able to communicate effectively with non-rigging artists.
• Able to step into a temporary Lead role if necessary.
• Able to create larger tools to work in our pipeline.
• Able to create complex custom modules that work within the module system and rigging pipeline.
• Possess a solid understanding of the overall studio pipeline
• Able to problem solve issues for other departments
• Work closely with Animators to develop rigs that will allow animators the full range of motion and acting that is called for by the story, as well as, a logical and easy to use control structure
• Communicate needs for custom tools, scripts, etc, to Rigging Supervisor, other Riggers, and TD’s. Assist in the planning and design, as well as developing the tools and scripts as needed.
• Maintain a thorough knowledge of the Reel FX pipeline
• Communicate work status to Rigging Supervisor, and others, as required.
• Constantly be learning and experimenting with new techniques to better our process.

Education and Experience Requirements

• Bachelor’s (BA) degree from accredited four-year college or university or equivalent experience
• 5 years production experience
• A strong understanding of animation and modeling workflows
• A strong understanding of human and animal form and bio-mechanics.
• Ability to create rigs that allow for a full range of movement, with a logical, easy to use, and well thought out control structure.
• Excellent knowledge of maya, with a strong understanding of the dependency graph, utility nodes, and the use of expressions. A working knowledge of MEL is a must. A working knowledge of Python is preferred. Knowledge of the C++ API is not required, but is a distinct advantage.
• A general understanding of the principles of animation. Must be able to think like an animator when considering how rigs will move. Prior animation experience is a plus.
• Ability to work in a team environment, possess strong communication skills, exhibit a high level of motivation.
• Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
• Able to multi-task and prioritize
• 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.

Apply:- http://jobs.reelfx.com/positions/senior-rigger-feature-animation-the-book-of-life-274
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Senior Level Animator (Feature Animation) The Book of Life

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

Job Description

Job Summary

This position is available in both our Santa Monica or Dallas locations.

We are currently hiring for our action-packed CG animated feature that tells the story of a Romeo and Juliet style love story set against a Mexican “Day of the Dead” back drop directed by Jorge Gutierrez (”El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera”) and produced by Guillermo de Toro!

Due to the H1B visa situation we are only looking to hire from the USA and Canada at this time.

The Animator is responsible for bringing characters to life by creating performances based off the storyboards and layout to the Directors vision. We are looking for proactive, ambitious, self-starters who are excited to work for a growing company.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Create lip-sync, facial, and body character animation as well as prop animation
· Partner with the Director, Animation Supervisor and other staff in order to understand and execute creative direction
· Maintain high quality and productivity throughout projects
· Communicate work status to the Animation Supervisor and Production Management staff
· Attend dailies, accurately address critique and comments from supervisors, and complete revisions in a timely manner
· Consistently meet production deadlines

Education and Experience Requirements

· Requires 3 – 5 years experience in Feature Film production with an emphasis on character animation
· Strong demonstration of animation principles, timing, and acting choices
· Ability to create broad and subtle styles of animation
· Proficient with Maya
· Ability to work in a team environment and take direction
· Ability to provide feedback to other artists
· Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
· A creative problem solver who is organized and critical of his or her own work.
· A history of consistent high-end aesthetic and technical execution

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

Apply here:- http://jobs.reelfx.com/positions/senior-level-animator-feature-animation-the-book-of-life-273
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Senior Modeler (Feature Animation) The Book of LIfe

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

Job Description

Job Summary

This is a Dallas based position.

Creates character, set and prop models that support art and story concepts. May focus on developing technical drawings for model production. Utilizes modeling software to prepare and build character models. Writes, maintains and runs scripts and model databases. Able to develop character models for multiple types of productions from simple to moderately difficult. Accountable for meeting productivity and quota targets.

Duties and Responsibilities

• High to Master level of competency with poly modeling and Zbrush
• Mastery of the Blendshape system, requiring 1 note pass or less for a production ready set
• Able to build maquettes in pose using Zbrush or other software for hero characters
• Able to polypaint or use basic textures and UVs on maquettes
• Moderate level of competency lighting and rendering maquettes for show
• Able to foresee problems with designs, identify 2d cheats, and tailor models to the design intent rather than matching it verbatim to the page
• Available as a mentor for apprentices
• Able to consistently hit deadlines under the time allotted
• Able to generate high quality assets with no direct supervision
• Available as a point person to interact with other departments on modeling’s behalf
• Able to train other modelers in various disciplines
• Able to step in as a temporary lead if necessary
• Must have a good understanding of the overall studio pipeline
• Able to make accurate bids on assets to your supervisor
• Able to document processes in Pages
• Minimum 5 years production experience

Education and Experience Requirements

• Degree/diploma in fine arts or recognized animation program, and/or equivalent work experience.
• Knowledge of one or more high-end 3D software packages such as SoftImage 3D, XSI, Maya.
• Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.
• Good knowledge of polygonal and patch geometry modeling.

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.

Apply here:- http://jobs.reelfx.com/positions/senior-modeler-feature-animation-the-book-of-life-272
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Editor (Feature Animation) The Book of Life

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

Job Description

Job Summary

This is a Dallas based position.

“An action-packed CG animated feature of a Romeo and Juliet style love story set against a Mexican “Day of the Dead” back drop directed by Jorge Gutierrez (”El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera”)” and produced by Guillermo del Toro.

Please see below and apply if you are interested.

The editor works with the Director to provide editorial support to the production through the building of edits that provide a cutting pattern, pacing and narrative for the animation editorial. Provides feedback, guidance and consultation to the junior editors / animation edit suites working on the production. Assists the look development team in pre-production through building reference material within the production’s R&D phase

Duties and Responsibilities

• With Director, Producer and Animation Director, set up shows during pre-production
• Cut in pre-recorded dialogue
• Cut in set-up stills and lighting rigs
• Organize directories and files in logical organized manner
• During production, imports test, secondary and final animation
• Recommend cutting patterns to director using experience and editorial expertise.
• Ensure animatics are regularly produced for Producer and Director approval
• Ensure the final edit list for both picture and sound are delivered to the appropriate vendors in preparation for distribution
• Source all temp sound to enhance the story reel and film process.

Education and Experience Requirements

• Bachelor’s (BA) degree from accredited four-year college or university or equivalent experience
• 10 plus years experience editing animated features on a non linear editing system – either Avid or Final Cut Pro HD.
• Extensive knowledge of film terminology, film techniques, film editing styles, film mixing, and film in general
• Demonstrable ability to communicate thoughts and ideas to co-workers
• Creative individual who can inspire and shares a passion for teamwork and a quality feature motion picture.
• Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas, take direction and work well with others
• Able to multi-task and prioritize
• Able to thrive in a high pressure, deadline oriented environment
• Enjoy working in teams
• 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.

Apply here:- http://jobs.reelfx.com/positions/editor-feature-animation-the-book-of-life-153
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