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Rising Sun Pictures Recruiting Senior Lighting Artist & Senior Effects TD

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Senior Lighting Artist

Rising Sun Pictures is currently seeking talented Senior Lighting Artists to join our growing team.

Employment Period: Immediate start, through to end of March 2018. Will consider longer contract.
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 Lighting, you will be 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.
Step into a lead position and lead other lighting artists and/or sequences as required.
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 5 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.
Experience leading a team of lightings artists for a sequence/show.
Superior level of attention to detail and strong eye for aesthetic composition.
Ability to create look development for lighting from start to finish, that can be executed across many shots.
Real world understanding of physics, math, proportion, depth, colour, and of course lighting.
Technical and creative problem solving with a can-do mindset.
Expert organisational skills.
Act as an example to others for professionalism and morale.
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-lighter/
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 Lighting Artists” 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 Effects TD

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

Employment period: This is a long term position, with a September/October 2017 start.
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 Effects, 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. As a Senior, all candidates must have extensive experience with Houdini 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. 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 simulation, 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.
Step into a lead position and lead other effects artists and/or sequences as required.
Create consistent caches & shaders of effects simulations for the lighting department.
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.
Actively mentor and develop less experienced team members.
Manage your workload. Advise the head of department 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 5 years professional experience creating high-end effects for live-action feature films.
Expert user of Houdini, and Arnold. RSP operates in a Linux system environment.
Complex shading and render experience using Houdini’s Mantra.
Utilitarian knowledge of other discipline software such as Nuke and industry standard tracking software.
Strong scripting experience using Python.
Experience leading a team of effects artists for a sequence/show a plus.
Ability to create look development for effects from start to finish, that can be executed across many shots.
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.
Act as an example to others for professionalism and morale.
Maintain a calm and professional demeanour in a delivery focused work environment.
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/senior-effects-technical-director/
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 Effects TD” 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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