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Cosa VFX Recruiting CG Generalists, VFX Coordinator, Compositing Supervisor & FX Artist

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CG Generalists

CoSA VFX, inc. is looking for a Los Angeles-based CG GENERALISTS with production experience using Modo. The focus of this position is mainly on modeling, texturing and lighting. A varied skill set including animation, effects, rigging, and character work are all desirable.
CoSA pioneered the use of Modo in TV VFX production, alongside feature film work. Our company is a fast-paced and highly collaborative production environment. Recent projects include Gotham, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Person of Interest and Minority Report.

REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be based in Los Angeles, and available for in-person interview at our office in North Hollywood.
Minimum 3 years experience in visual effects for broadcast television and/or feature films.
Proficient in modeling, texturing and lighting hard-surface CG objects
Experience in character animation a plus
Able to work independently as a CG Generalist, creating photoreal CG elements to hand off to the comp team.
Able to solve creative problems using simple, efficient techniques, share ideas with teammates, and iterate rapidly based on client notes.

DESIRABLE SKILLS:

Working knowledge of Lightwave, Maya or 3D Studio Max. Familiarity with FTrack. Particle, Rigid Body and Fluid TD experience a plus.
Please submit your resume and a link to your reel. Please include rate history and availability in the body of your cover letter when you apply.

Apply here:http://www.cosavfx.com/index.php/careers/34-cg-generalists-north-hollywood
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VFX Coordinator

CoSA VFX Vancouver has an opening for an experienced VFX Coordinator for a long-term position. We are continuing to grow and working on projects such as Gotham, Lucifer, Lethal Weapon and more, with exciting new projects starting in early 2017.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Working with the production team:

update Ftrack shot tracking database promptly with all new information, episodes, notes or deliveries
upload and download material from FTP/Aspera, and notify artists and production team of footage, element or shot deliveries
set up and maintain Excel delivery logs
maintain and post/distribute all calendar events
participate in production meetings, Cinesync sessions, Skype sessions, dailies and artist rounds and follow up on notes and action items that arise
have a precise idea of what the team is working on and inform producer/supervisor of any issues
make sure artists are aware of targets and assure that they have all info and materials they need, and help them get it if they don’t
help with ordering/organizing dinner when the crew is working OT, help keep studio tidy and organized if required
We work in a fast-paced environment, primarily on TV series, juggling multiple episodes and shows at once.

REQUIREMENTS:

Strong organizational skills:

Exceptional consistency in naming files, formatting emails and packaging deliverables
Demonstrated capacity to monitor heavy email traffic, identify and respond promptly to high priority messages
Experience in creating accurate and succinct notes in meetings and review sessions, distributing appropriately

Excellent teamwork skills:

Insight into how clients and in-house supervisors workflows as well as their project priorities
Collaborate effectively with other production staff working on the same projects
Able to engage appropriate team members for answers and approvals

Superior verbal and written communication skills:

Engaging manner and an interest in working face-to-face with artists and clients
Able to communicate effectively with busy people. Convey urgency without seeming abrasive or flustered
Skilled in crafting emails and other communications that utilize existing methodology
Excellent grammar, spelling and written skills in general

Thorough understanding of the VFX production process and tools:

1-3 years production experience, including live-action feature film or television experience
Related post-production training, college or university an asset
Understanding of on-set and digital VFX techniques, processes and language
Anticipate — and proactively address — issues that crop up in production
Hands-on experience with file transfer technologies such as Aspera and FTP
Extensive knowledge of Mac OS X and Microsoft Office. Familiarity with FTrack a plus
This position is a full-time non-contract position, subject to additional hours as required by production schedules. Must be BC Resident and CDN/PR.

We look forward to meeting you!

Apply here:- http://www.cosavfx.com/index.php/careers/53-vfx-coordinator-vancouver
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Compositing Supervisor

CoSA VFX is looking for several Los Angeles-based COMPOSITING SUPERVISORS with a minimum of 5 years experience in TV and/or motion pictures, at least 2 years of which have been spent in a supervisory role. Start dates for this position will be open on a rolling basis through March 2017.

REQUIREMENTS:

Comprehensive knowledge of Nuke software
Proven success working in a highly collaborative, team-based environment
Efficient in implementing fast, effective solutions to production challenges
Skillful in overseeing the development of look variations to provide multiple creative options
Adept at providing articulate, helpful feedback to in-house artists
Sharp organizational skills, able to engage in varied projects simultaneously while maintaining meticulous attention to detail
Collaborate effectively with the Production team to ensure client expectations are met
Seasoned in reviewing shots for quality and consistency, including technical specifications, naming conventions and color space
Savvy in interpreting client notes and facilitating rapid achievement of the client’s desired result
Accomplished in establishing hero looks/sequence keys as well as building templates for use by multiple artists
Able to interface effectively with off-site VFX supervisors, producers and clients, as needed

DESIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Proficiency in After Effects a plus
Familiarity with Nuke Studio desirable
Working knowledge of Python, TCL and JavaScript highly desirable
Please submit your resume and a link to your reel. Please also include rate history and availability in the body of your cover letter.

Apply here:http://www.cosavfx.com/index.php/careers/54-compositing-supervisor-north-hollywood-ca
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FX Artist

CoSA VFX, inc. is looking for Los Angeles-based FX ARTIST for its North Hollywood studio. Our company is a fast-paced and highly collaborative production environment. Recent projects include Gotham, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Stranger Things along with a full slate of prominent television shows and feature work.

REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be based in Los Angeles, and available for in-person interview at our office in North Hollywood.
2+ years experience in creating visual effects using Houdini software for broadcast television and/or feature films.
Experience in creating some or all of the following:
Rigid and dynamic effects like splash, waves, fire, smoke, destruction, explosions, mist, dust or similar.
Volume modeling and rendering
Thorough understanding of simulation techniques and technologies relating to effects.
Working knowledge of professional software packages such as Maya and rendering techniques/software.
Able to solve creative problems using simple, efficient techniques, share ideas with teammates, and iterate rapidly based on client notes.

DESIREABLE SKILLS:

Scripting in Python, CG Pipeline Development a plus

Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements with your interest in the opportunity.

Apply here:- http://www.cosavfx.com/index.php/careers/41-fx-artist-north-hollywood
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