Added by on 2013-07-23

Reel FX Recruiting Rigger & Editor

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Senior Rigger – Book of Life

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

Job Description

Job Summary

THIS IS FOR OUR DALLAS LOCATION!!!!

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 to – http://jobs.reelfx.com/positions/senior-rigger-book-of-life-274
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Editor for Animated Feature

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

Job Description

Job Summary

“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. This is a Dallas based position.

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 to – http://jobs.reelfx.com/positions/editor-for-animated-feature-153
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