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Rodeo FX Recruiting Animation TD, Creature FX TD, Animation Supervisor, CG Supervisor & FX Pipeline TD

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Animation TD

Description

Under the supervision of the Animation Supervisor, the Animation TD will be working closely with the Pipeline Department in the development of tools and solutions for the Animation department.

Responsibilities:

Create testable, efficient and reusable tools by using best in class software development practices
Develop animation and rigging pipeline tools to meet production requests, ensuring it is consistent with department standards as requested by show and technical supervisors
Help to maintain a wide array of existing workflows and scripts
Provide front-line production support to Animators, troubleshooting assets and shots, and helping artists with general problem-solving
Be able to work with the Animation Supervisor and Head of Pipeline to determine the best possible technical and creative approaches.
Complete tasks within the timeframe given by the Animation Supervisor and Head of Pipeline
Create and communicate documentation about developed tools and train other users to use the developed tools

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Computer Visualization, or Computer Animation required or equivalent work experience
Minimum 3+ years of experience in a VFX studio
3+ years of pipeline development experience
Experience with Python scripting. C++ programming experience, an asset
Experience with Maya
A good understanding of Linux Operating System
Proven debugging, development testing, and problem solving abilities
Self-driven, good communicator, and a great-team player
Excellent organizational, communication and documentation skills
Work ethic focused on the dynamism and collaboration
Ability to perform multiple tasks, set priorities and problem solving
Ability to prioritize production needs and task

Apply here:- https://www.rodeofx.com/en/jobs?p=job/ocof5fwE&nl=1
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Creature FX TD

Description

Under the supervision of the CG Supervisor, the Creature FX TD is responsible for providing a wide variety of dynamic simulations and rigs for photo-realistic creatures; including clothing, fur, hair, muscle and skin.

Responsibilities:

Creation of fur, feathers and grooming for photo-realistic creatures
Develop simulation setups for photo-realistic creatures; including clothing, fur, hair, muscle and skin.
Involvement in the development of departmental tools and techniques
Regularly communicating with Production and Leads regarding schedules and deadlines
To be able to work with the visual effects supervisor, and the lead CG artist to determine the best creative approaches and techniques for all the different steps in a 3D production pipeline.
Be able to deliver work within established project targets and the high quality standards of the company.

Requirements:

Minimum 5 years of experience in a CFX/FX role in a VFX studio
Previous experience on CG creature projects
Excellent knowledge of Maya
Excellent knowledge of Houdini
Experience in the following dynamic simulation: cloth, hair/fur, feathers, skin and muscle
Programming experience with Python, PySide, PyQt, VEX
Programming experience with C++ for Maya and Houdini plug-ins, an asset
Knowledge of 3D-related mathematics, an asset
Experience in creating rig simulations
Rigging skills and experience
Self-driven, good communicator, and a great-team player
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Work ethic focused on the dynamism and collaboration
Ability to perform multiple tasks set priorities and problem solving

Apply here:- https://www.rodeofx.com/en/jobs?p=job/o7pT4fwd&nl=1
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Animation Supervisor

Description

Under the supervision of the Animation Department Supervisor, the Animation Supervisor is responsible for the work delivered by the Animation department on a project. He establishes, in collaboration with the Department Supervisor, the working methods of his team, taking into account the requirements of the pipeline, both technical/methodological, present and future. He supervises, guides and develops his team and acts as mentor of his specialty. His great knowledge of the team’s abilities allows him to delegate certain tasks to employees determined.

Responsibilities:

Overseeing the creation of high quality, visually stunning, hyper realistic animation for creatures, characters and objects on our shows
Organize meetings and dailies with animation artists to keep track of the work. Fully responsible for providing artistic and technical notes to the animators
Work closely with the CG Supervisor and VFX Supervisor to find the best creative and technical solutions
Act as a mentor and inspire, motivate and develop the talent of the animators
On smaller shows and during pre-production, act as an artist, and create high end, hyper realistic animation, setting the quality standards for the animation team to follow
Assist the Animation Department Supervisor in developing the talent and culture of the team. Ensures that Rodeo quality standards are met.
Meeting schedules and show deadlines
Ongoing communication with Production regarding the teams’ schedules and deadlines

Requirements:

Minimum 7 years of experience in a VFX studio
Excellent understanding of body mechanics, acting, posing and storytelling techniques
Excellent knowledge of Maya
Proven skills as a mentor, manager and leader
Self-driven, good communicator, and a great-team player
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Work ethic focused on the dynamism and collaboration
Ability to perform multiple tasks, set priorities and problem solving

Desired skills:

Previous experience with Linux
Knowledge of scripting, Mel or Python
An understanding of Rigging and Modeling
Previous experience working with motion capture data
Previous experience in hyper realistic facial animation
Traditional animation or artistic background

Apply here:- https://www.rodeofx.com/en/jobs?p=job/oYWg5fwZ&nl=1
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CG Supervisor

Description

Working in collaboration with the VFX Supervisor and the VFX Producer, the CG Supervisor acts as an advisor and he/she is responsible for all CG aspects of a show. He/she offers and implements an appropriate workflow according to the project, and establishes an efficient methodology. The CG Supervisor transmits, along with the VFX Sup, the artistic and technical feedback to their team. He/she is involved in all exchanges with the clients; analyzing and understanding their needs, in order to better support the technical and creative abilities of the team.

Responsibilities:

With the VFX Sup, taking responsibility for the visual and technical quality of all CG deliverables, in accordance with Rodeo FX’s high quality standards.
Working with the VFX Sup in order to develop and create the visual appearance of the project; establishing an appropriate workflow for the project and initiating R&D as needed.
Understanding and respecting the requirements of the clients as well as the project’s specifications, and attending Cinesync sessions.
Outlining the technical needs that arise from the project, and suggesting appropriate procedures to the VFX Sup to address them.
With the VFX Sup and the production team, identifying the resources needed for the project and any potential delivery delay (Turnover tasks).
Collaborating with leads and artists within all CG departments, providing them with clear directives and objectives; doing rounds to follow-up on the progress of the artists (along with the leads).
Monitoring the progress and results of each visual effects shot, and attending dailies.
Working with developers to create new research and development tools, to address the project’s pipeline needs, and providing them with clear directives.
Initiating and maintaining (modifying as needed) the best technical approaches to maximize the efficiency of the workflow.
Assisting the VFX Sup with final approvals for shots before they are sent out. Ensuring a technical check of the visual effects is completed before delivery to the VFX Sup.
Anticipating and eliminating problems that could arise from any work tool, before they can negatively impact production.
At the end of the project, discussing both positive and negative experiences with the team in order to enforce the knowledge and skills obtained on the project.

Requirements:

Minimum 5 years of experience as a CG Artist
Previous experience in a similar role in a visual effect studio
Thorough understanding of the entire CG Pipeline
Must be available for flexible schedule
Must have great interpersonal and communications skills
Must be fluent in English, spoken and written. Bilingual, an asset.
Capable of motivating and leading large teams with enthusiasm
Calm and able to work under pressure and tight deadlines
Ability to manage time and balance priorities
Experience with Shotgun, an asset

Apply here:https://www.rodeofx.com/en/jobs?p=job/oaFm5fw0&nl=1
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FX Pipeline TD

Description

Under the supervision of the FX Supervisor, the FX TD will be working closely with the Pipeline Department in the development of tools and solutions for the FX department.

Responsibilities:

Create testable, efficient and reusable tools by using best in class software development practices
Develop FX and simulation pipeline tools to meet production requests, ensuring it is consistent with department standards as requested by show and technical supervisors
Help to maintain a wide array of existing workflows and scripts
Provide front-line production support to FX Artists, troubleshooting assets and shots, and helping artists with general problem-solving
Be able to work with the FX Supervisor and Head of Pipeline to determine the best possible technical and creative approaches.
Complete tasks within the timeframe given by the FX Supervisor and Head of Pipeline
Create and communicate documentation about developed tools and train other users to use the developed tools

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Computer Visualization, or Computer Animation required or equivalent work experience
Minimum 3+ years of experience in a VFX studio
3+ years of pipeline development experience
Experience with Python and VEX scripts. C++ programming experience, an asset
Experience with Houdini
A good understanding of Linux Operating System
Proven debugging, development testing, and problem solving abilities
Self-driven, good communicator, and a great-team player
Excellent organizational, communication and documentation skills
Work ethic focused on the dynamism and collaboration
Ability to perform multiple tasks, set priorities and problem solving
Ability to prioritize production needs and task

Apply here:- https://www.rodeofx.com/en/jobs?p=job/olof5fwN&nl=1
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