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Rising Sun Pictures Recruiting VFX Supervisor, Senior LookDev Artist, Lighting Artist, Effects TD, Mid and Senior Compositors, Mid and Senior Modelers, Mid and Senior Animators & Mid Layout Artist/Camera TD

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VFX Supervisor

Rising Sun Pictures is currently seeking a VFX Supervisor to join our supervisory team. Applicants who are established, or upcoming, are welcome to apply.

Employment period:This is a long-term position with an immediate start.
Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position is open to local and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance provided where applicable.

Position Overview

The VFX Supervisor is required to supervise, monitor, direct and influence the wide-ranging creative aspects of high-end VFX production across multiple projects. Supplying creative direction, you will be directly responsible for driving success across entire VFX briefs, and you will have a strong understanding of all disciplines within the VFX pipeline.
You are an expert people manager, a natural team player and forward thinking professional. You inspire people through your extensive VFX knowledge, clear communication and by setting and maintaining high quality standards. You implement solutions to improve the overall efficiency at a show level. Utilising available resources, you work with your team to consistently deliver high quality VFX within the allocated resources and to the satisfaction of show requirements.
The strength of your creative eye, excellent communication, collaboration and leadership skills are highly regarded by your peers. You provide confidence to production that your team has absolute clarity in what is expected of them in terms of professionalism and shot delivery.
Successful applicants will have an eye for detail and an eye on the big picture. You recognise the value of the sum of all parts in creating the big picture. Your job is not only focussed on overcoming technical and creative challenges, but ensuring your team are utilised to their full potential.

Responsibilities

Work closely with production on setting delivery schedule and quality standards.
Ensure RSP delivers quality shots on time and on budget.
Collaborate with the art director to ensure all VFX shots are stress tested and meet the brief.
Prototype and roll out VFX in line with financial and creative parameters.
Review all work for internal and external delivery, ensuring it hits creative and technical notes.
Set discipline and quality standards by leading through example and regularly providing feedback to your team.
Ensure your leads are effectively running their teams, providing guidance to resolve issues in the moment.
Mentor and actively develop less experienced team members.
Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, fostering purposeful discussion and positive work ethic.
Work with the Sales team, assisting with VFX breakdowns, budgets and shot methodologies as necessary.

Required Skills and experience

Minimum 8 years supervisory or leadership experience in creating high-end VFX for live-action feature films.
Extensive production experience with Shotgun.
Have expert knowledge of, and experience in, dealing with a wide range of visual effects techniques.
Have an understanding of/creative eye for photography/film-making, lighting, design and [animation] timing/storytelling.
Practical understanding of the entire production pipeline process.
Multi-disciplinary understanding derived from working within Effects, Lighting, Compositing and Asset Teams.
Maintain a calm and professional demeanour in a deadline focused work environment.
Expert people management/leadership and organisational skills.
Technical and creative problem solving with a can-do mindset.
Expert time management and prioritisation skills.
Sharpened tactical and creative problem solving sensibilities with a can-do mindset.

Application

Our preference is for you to submit your application by click the Apply button on our jobs page: https://rsp.com.au/vfx-supervisor/
You can communicate with us regarding this position by sending an email with your resume, reel and breakdown to employment@rsp.com.au with the words “VFX Supervisor” in the subject line.

Please state your availability and country of passport so we can assess your right to work in Australia and visa options.
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Senior LookDev Artist

Rising Sun Pictures is currently seeking experienced Senior Look Development Artists to join our growing team.

Employment period: Immediate start, through to June 2018.
Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position is open to local and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance provided where applicable.

Position Overview

Reporting directly to the Head of Look Development, Senior Look Development Artists will be required to quickly create photorealistic textures and shaders for a wide range of assets including props, characters and environments, for a number of live action projects. Applicants presenting photo realistic work will be reviewed with priority.

Your previously held positions are likely to have included texture artist, look development artist, 3d generalist etc. You have previously textured and shaded an extensive range of models from props, characters, urban and city environments through to complex terrain, all with great speed and accuracy.
Your excellent communication and collaboration skills are highly regarded by your previous supervisors. You provide confidence to production because you have absolute clarity in what is expected of you in terms of consistency and quality.

Responsibilities

Create and deliver textures and shaders that meet the artistic brief.
Ensure every asset you create meets the requirements of those downstream.
Work with modellers, lighters and other texture and shading artists to produce consistent and accurate work.
Regularly demonstrate your work in progress.
Step into a lead position and lead other look dev artists and/or sequences as required.
Review your work prior to submission, ensuring it hits creative and technical notes, adjusting where necessary.
Demonstrate a strong understanding of shading principles and shader language.
Strong understanding of colour/bit depth/resolution and how they affect the texturing process.
Follow creative & technical briefs with regard to the production schedule.
Take ownerships of all notes and feedback relating to your shots.
Actively mentor and develop less experienced team members.
Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, fostering purposeful discussion and positive work ethic.

Required skills and experience

Minimum 7 years professional look dev / texturing / shading experience in VFX, working on live-action feature films.
Expert user of production ready software including Substance Painter, Maya, Mari, Z-Brush & Mudbox. RSP operates in a Linux system environment.
Some exposure to Nuke & Houdini is desirable, but not essential.
Ability to look dev from start to finish, that can be executed across many shots.
Real world understanding of proportion, depth, scale, and physical space.
Expert organisational and time-management skills.
Technical and creative problem solving with a can-do mindset.
Maintain a calm and professional demeanour in a delivery focused work environment.
Visual Effects, Fine Art, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics or related tertiary qualification may be required for international applicants.

Application

Our preference is for you to submit your application by click the Apply button on our jobs page: https://rsp.com.au/senior-look-dev-artist/
You can communicate with us regarding this position by sending an email with your resume, reel and breakdown to employment@rsp.com.au with the words “Senior Look Dev Artist” in the subject line.
Please state your availability and country of passport so we can assess your right to work in Australia and visa options.
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Lighting Artist

Rising Sun Pictures is currently seeking a talented Mid Lighting Artist to join us on a number of exciting feature films.

Employment period: Immediate start, through to end of March 2018.
Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position is open to local and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance provided where applicable.

Position Overview

Reporting directly to RSP’s lighting leads, our lighters are responsible for the creation of wide ranging natural phenomena for a variety of live action feature films. Applicants presenting highly realistic work in their portfolio, will be reviewed with priority.
Although RSP runs a Houdini / Mantra / Arnold pipeline, applicants with broad exposure to any industry standard 3d packages and renderers should apply for this position.

You are a professional artist who works collaboratively with your team and those working in other departments. You are an excellent time manager and forward thinker who delivers to schedule and to brief. You have previously lit and rendered wide ranging assets generated by Houdini effects artists, modellers, texture artists and animators.
Your ability to own your work is highly regarded by your previous employers. As a professional lighting artist, you provide confidence to production because you have absolute clarity in what is expected of you in terms of lighting consistency and shot delivery.

Responsibilities

Using Houdini and SolidAngle’s Arnold, light and render a variety of small and large scale cg elements including props, models, environments, crowds, creatures and effects.
Provide solutions for techniques such as subsurface scattering and physically plausible shading.
Use HDRI information to match live action lighting elements.
Strong emphasis on optimising and troubleshooting renders, providing feedback to departments upstream and render wranglers.
Work closely with compositors ensuring the renders you provide are consistent with their expectation.
Follow creative & technical briefs with regard to the production schedule.
Take ownerships of all notes and feedback relating to your shots.
Iterate your work as directed by your lead and within the allocated resources.
Ensure your lead and coordinator are kept up to date of any issues that may hinder your ability to reach a deadline.
Develop and maintain a working relationship with peers assisting them when requested.
Actively mentor and develop less experienced team members.
Maintain consistency across sequences and shots. Adopt a methodical approach to lighting setups.
Provide clear and accurate time estimates for all work assigned.
Collaborate with supervisors, compositors, effects and environment artists in establishing robust and consistent handovers.
Review your work for internal and external delivery, ensuring it hits creative and technical notes.
Seek feedback when renders fail to match delivery expectation.
Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, fostering purposeful discussions and a positive work ethic.
Please note, RSP operates a Maya / Houdini pipeline in a Linux system environment.

Required skills and experience

Minimum 4 years professional lighting experience in VFX, working on live-action feature films.
Applicants demonstrating shots lit & rendered using Houdini’s Mantra or Arnold preferred.
Proficient at Compositing in Nuke.
Maintain a calm and professional demeanour in a delivery focused work environment.
Real world understanding of physics, math, proportion, depth, colour, and of course lighting.
Expert organisational skills.
Technical and creative problem solving with a can-do mindset.
Visual Effects, Fine Art, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics or related tertiary qualification may be required for international applicants.

Application

Our preference is for you to submit your application by click the Apply button on our jobs page: https://rsp.com.au/lighting-artists/
You can communicate with us regarding this position by sending an email with your resume, reel and breakdown to employment@rsp.com.au with the words “Mid Lighting Artist” in the subject line.
Please state your availability and country of passport so we can assess your right to work in Australia and visa options.
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Effects TD [Houdini]

Rising Sun Pictures is currently seeking an experienced Houdini Effects TD to join our growing team.

Employment period: October start, through to March 2018.
Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position is open to local and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance provided where applicable.

Position Overview

Reporting directly to RSP’s effects leads, you will be responsible for creating wide ranging natural phenomena for a variety of live action feature films. Applicants presenting highly realistic effects work in their portfolio, will be reviewed with priority. RSP is a Houdini based effects facility operating in a Linux system environment. All candidates must be have deep experience with Houdini and be comfortable with Linux.

You are a professional artist who works collaboratively with your team and those working in other departments. You are an excellent time manager and forward thinker who delivers to schedule and to brief. Using Houdini, you have previously been responsible for creating wide ranging naturalistic effects simulation including destruction, water, and fire.

Your ability to own your delivery is highly regarded by your previous supervisors. As a professional effects artist and effects technical director, you provide confidence to the production team because you maintain absolute clarity in what is expected of you. You are the artist who seeks to understand and subsequently nail the brief.

Responsibilities

Create and deliver effects; including effects simulations, and effects look development, that match the creative and technical brief.
Tightly adhere to production schedule and deliver to key milestones, presenting your work-in-progress daily.
Work with animation, lighting & compositing as necessary in order to meet FX animation objectives.
Adapt your effects as the brief evolves.
Diagnose and resolve issues with your own Houdini and Python scripts.
Review and QA your work for internal and external delivery ensuring it hits creative and technical notes.
Assemble and / or modify complex shaders.
Create consistent lighting and effects render passes for compositing.
Create effects composites in order to demonstrate the effect relative to the plate.
Work in a manner that allows other effects team members to pick up your work if necessary.
Contribute to creative and technical conversations, with a view to raising the quality level of the final image.
Expect additional delegated tasks from effects supervisor and leads.
Manage your workload. Advise your lead of any obstacles which may affect delivery quality, timeliness or budget.
Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, fostering purposeful discussions and a positive work ethic.

Required skills and experience

Minimum 3+ years professional experience creating high-end effects for live-action feature films.
Expert user of Houdini.
Complex shading and render experience using Houdini’s Mantra.
Utilitarian knowledge of other discipline software such as Maya, Nuke and industry standard tracking software.
Strong coding experience using Python and hscript.
Maintain a calm and professional demeanour in a delivery focused work environment.
Real world understanding of physics, math, proportion, depth and colour.
Understanding of naturalistic light and motion with a focus on dynamics and natural phenomenon.
Superior level of attention to detail and strong eye for aesthetic composition.
Expert organisational skills.
Technical and creative problem solving with a can-do mindset.

Application

Our preference is for you to submit your application by click the Apply button on our jobs page: https://rsp.com.au/houdini-effects-td/
You can communicate with us regarding this position by sending an email with your resume, reel and breakdown to employment@rsp.com.au with the words “Effects Technical Director” in the subject line.
Please state your availability and country of passport so we can assess your right to work in Australia and visa options.
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Mid & Senior Compositors

Rising Sun Pictures is currently seeking talented Mid & Senior Compositors to join us on a number of exciting feature films.

Employment period: Immediate start, through to March 2018.
Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position is open to local and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance provided where applicable.

Position Overview

Reporting to Compositing Leads and the Head of Department, you will be responsible for creating multi-layered composites for live action feature films. Applicants presenting highly realistic, live-action composites (rather than stylised full-CG composites) in their portfolio, will have their application reviewed with priority. RSP is a Nuke based effects facility operating in a Linux system environment. All candidates must have extensive experience with Nuke and be comfortable working in Linux and using command line tools.

You are a professional artist who works collaboratively with your team and those working in other departments. You are an excellent time manager and forward thinker who delivers to schedule and to brief. You have previously been responsible for creating complex composites that incorporate naturalistic effects simulation, environments and matte painting and native live action elements.

Your ability to own your delivery is highly regarded by your previous supervisors. As a professional compositor, you continually provide confidence to your production team through regular updates. You maintain clarity and focus when crunch time hits and know what is expected of you. You maintain a good working relationship with artists that are delivering to you from other departments and are proactive in resolving issues that may delay deliveries.

Responsibilities

Create Nuke scrips that integrate efficiently into the compositing pipeline.
Work with your Lead to maintain and improve sound production workflows. Focus on reducing the time taken to complete repetitive or complex tasks.
Iterate your work as required by your Lead, Head of Department, or the 2D Supervisor. Expect additional delegated tasks by them. Adapt work according to the changing needs of a developing brief.
Work in a manner that allows other compositing team members to pick up your work if necessary.
Work within RSP’s colour pipeline, adhering to the colour workflow as outlined by the project.
Adapt your comp setups as the brief evolves, diagnosing and resolving any issues with your own Nuke script.
Review and QC your work for internal and external delivery ensuring it hits creative and technical notes.
Ensure visual continuity is upheld across shots and sequences.
Work with lighting team members as necessary in order to meet compositing objectives.
Develop and maintain a working relationship with 2d and 3d artists and technicians.
Contribute to creative and technical conversations, with a view to raising the quality level of the final image.
Manage your workload. Advise your lead/head of dept of any obstacles which may affect delivery quality, timeliness or budget.
Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, fostering purposeful discussions and a positive work ethic.

Required skills and experience

Minimum 4+ years creating high-end composites for live-action feature films.
Expert knowledge of Nuke and a thorough understanding of the math behind comp operations.
Good knowledge of Nuke scripting and tool development.
Strong level of attention to detail and a strong understanding of colour theory, LUT’S, composition and both film and digital capture formats.
Expert organisational skills, maintaining a calm and professional demeanour in a delivery focused work environment.
Utilitarian knowledge of other discipline software such as Maya, Houdini and industry standard tracking software.
Real world understanding of physics, math, proportion, depth, light and colour.
Technical and creative problem solving with a can-do mindset.
Working knowledge of the VFX pipeline and entire post-production process, including interdepartmental dependencies and hand over processes.
Visual Effects, Fine Art, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics or related tertiary qualification may be required for international applicants.

Application

Our preference is for you to submit your application by click the Apply button on our jobs page: https://rsp.com.au/mid-senior-compositors/
You can communicate with us regarding this position by sending an email with your resume, reel and breakdown to employment@rsp.com.au with the words “Mid & Senior Compositors” in the subject line.
Please state your availability and country of passport so we can assess your right to work in Australia and visa options.
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Mid & Senior Modelers

Rising Sun Pictures is currently looking for experienced Mid & Senior Modellers to join our growing team for photo-realistic feature film work.

Employment period: October start, through to February 2018.
Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position is open to local and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance provided where applicable.

Position Overview

RSP modellers are required to model highly complex digital environments, props and characters for a variety of live action feature film projects. We are not seeking applicants with predominately cartoony models. Applicants presenting photo realistic work will be reviewed with priority.
Your previously held positions are likely to have included modeller and/or senior modeller. Artistically, you have previously modelled large environments from cities to large and complex terrain, all with great speed and accuracy. You are an expert communicator, a natural team player and forward thinking vfx professional. Time management is something you excel at, ever mindful of providing regular updates to production and meeting scheduled deliveries. Your models are adaptable and can be easily used in a film pipeline by effects & texture artists and lighters alike.

Your excellent communication and collaboration skills are highly regarded by your previous supervisors. You provide confidence to production because you have absolute clarity in what is expected of you in terms of consistency and quality asset delivery.

Responsibilities

Create and deliver models that meet each creative and technical brief.
Ensure every asset you create is stress tested and meets the needs of those downstream.
Work with other modellers, texture artists, Houdini artists and look dev team members to deliver complex assets.
Work with the layout and scene department to provide models in line with blocking and animation requirements.
Re-topologise models provided by other vendors or modellers if required.
Work closely with the Look Development team to determine optimal UV layout.
Review your work for internal and external delivery, ensuring it hits creative and technical notes.
Actively mentor and develop less experienced team members.
Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, fostering purposeful discussion and positive work ethic.

Required Skills and Experience

Minimum 3-5 years professional experience in the areas of modelling & texturing. Exceptional talent will be considered.
Expert user of production ready software including Maya, Mari, Z-Brush & Mudbox. RSP operates in a Linux system environment.
Some exposure to Nuke & Houdini is desirable, but not essential.
Real world understanding of proportion, depth, scale, and physical space.
Expert organisational skills.
Maintain a calm and professional demeanour in a deadline focused work environment.
Technical and creative problem solving with a service oriented mindset.
Visual Effects, Fine Art, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics or related tertiary qualification may be required for international applicants.

Application

Our preference is for you to submit your application by click the Apply button on our jobs page: https://rsp.com.au/mid-senior-modellers/
You can communicate with us regarding this position by sending an email with your resume, reel and breakdown to employment@rsp.com.au with the words “Mid/Senior Modeller” in the subject line.
Please state your availability and country of passport so we can assess your right to work in Australia and visa options.
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Mid & Senior Animators

Rising Sun Pictures is currently seeking talented Mid & Senior Animators to join our growing team for photo-realistic feature film work.

Employment period: Immediate start, through to early 2018.
Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position is open to local and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance provided where applicable.

Position Overview

Successful applicants will be experienced in a wide range of animation, including animating mechanics, biped and quadruped creatures. Your previous experience will include creating realistic movement and performance for hero digi-doubles.
As an accomplished and professional animator, you will have achieved success while working at a number of high profile VFX studios. Working closely with a variety of departments including modelling, and rigging; the strength of your creative eye, excellent communication & collaboration, together with a strong technical background is essential.

Demonstrated experience with Maya is a fundamental pre-requisite for the successful applicant.

Responsibilities

Create/animate and deliver realistic movement and performance for hero digi-doubles.
Work with other animators, modellers, and riggers to produce consistent and accurate work.
Regularly demonstrate your work in progress.
Review your work prior to submission, ensuring it hits creative and technical notes, adjusting where necessary.
Demonstrate a strong understanding of animation principles.
Seniors to step into a lead position and lead other artists and/or sequences as required.
Actively mentor and develop less experienced team members.
Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, fostering purposeful discussion and positive work ethic.

Required skills and experience

Minimum 4+ years animating experience for high-end feature films.
Ability to animate biped and quadruped character performance, as well as mechanics.
Expert user of Maya.
Experience with MoCap preferred.
Ability to create realistic movement and performance for hero digi-doubles [not cartoon-style animation].
Maintain a calm and professional demeanour in a deadline focused work environment.
Real world understanding of proportion, depth, scale, and physical space.
Expert organisational and time-management skills.
Technical and creative problem solving skills with a service oriented mindset.

Application

Our preference is for you to submit your application by click the Apply button on our jobs page: https://rsp.com.au/animators/
You can communicate with us regarding this position by sending an email with your resume, reel and breakdown to employment@rsp.com.au with the words “Mid & Senior Animators” in the subject line.
Please state your availability and country of passport so we can assess your right to work in Australia and visa options.
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Mid Layout Artist/Camera TD

Rising Sun Pictures is currently looking for an experienced Mid Layout Artist to join our growing Layout team.

Employment period: October start, through to June 2018.
Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position is open to local and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance provided where applicable.

Position Overview

You will be responsible for assembling scenes from a variety of asset sources. Layout applicants with strong communication skills will thrive at RSP, where VFX pipeline and interdepartmental understanding is valued.
Your previous positions may have included Layout, Matchmove or Previz roles. Your proven ability to construct compelling cinematography through digital set building will ensure your success. You value the relationship between all scene objects relative to the camera. To that end, you transition between the artistic & technical challenges with ease. You are mindful of optimising scene assets to ensure downstream render success.
You possess a technical understanding of physical camera attributes and the spatial relationship between large number of physical and digital assets.

Responsibilities

Provide digital camera creation and augmentation / wholly digital camera realisation.
Create, own & support key areas of the layout & camera pipeline.
Provide environment, set dressing, scene layout, shot design and animation.
Through post visualisation and layout, fully block scenes to supervisor and client requirements, providing QA of your work at all times.
Reproduce exact virtual camera data.
May be required to provide match move solutions.
Work closely with a variety of departments from asset to effects, to achieve delivery requirements.
Actively mentor and develop the skills of more junior team members.
Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, discussion and work ethic.

Required skills and experience

Minimum 2 years Layout department experience for high-end live-action feature films.
Possess a resume/reel which features more live action feature experience than 3d Animation.
Experience with environment layout prefered.
Real world camera and lens exposure covering lens distortion & projection, focal length & orientation.
Physical world understanding of proportion, depth, scale, and physical space. You don’t just exist in the digital space!
Solid experience with Maya cameras and the Maya workspace.
RSP operates in a largely Linux system environment. Basic command line skills are essential.
Working knowledge of Nuke & Shotgun advantageous.
Excellent communication skills.
Technical and creative problem solving skills with a can-do mindset.
Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics or related tertiary qualification preferable for overseas applicants, where required by Australian Immigration.

Application

Our preference is for you to submit your application by click the Apply button on our jobs page: https://rsp.com.au/mid-layout-artist/
You can communicate with us regarding this position by sending an email with your resume, reel and breakdown to employment@rsp.com.au with the words “Mid Layout Artist” in the subject line.
Please state your availability and country of passport so we can assess your right to work in Australia and visa options.
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