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Rodeo FX Recruiting Shading/LookDev, Compositing Supervisor, Senior R&D Developer & Animation Supervisor

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Shading/LookDev

Description

Under the supervision of visual effects supervisor, the Artist will create shading passed to ensure that models and textures are combined into hyper-realistic assets.

Responsibilities:

Artist must be able to develop looks to ensure assets can be properly lit and are technically correct to help create hyper-realistic passes
Take assets from the texturing department and push surface qualities further in terms of realism.
Creates surfaces that react realistically to light, and obey physical and natural phenomenon
Finalizes assets technically and artistically, validating work with turntables and various tech checks.
Creates lighting setups that become reference shots for sequences
Sets up Nuke scripts that will be used by the compositing and lighting department
Set up and maintain a preset shader bank for different surface qualities
Be able to work with the visual effects supervisor and Lead CG to determine the best possible technical and creative approaches.
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 VFX studio
Experience with Maya to create and achieve the texture for hyper-realistic backgrounds and environments.
Experience working with Mari, an asset
Experience working with Arnold
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/oyZx5fwT&nl=1
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Compositing Supervisor

Description

Responsible for the Compositing team of a production, he ensures compliance with quality standards and timelines established by the management of production and the client. The Compositing Supervisor is part of the production team under the authority of the VFX Supervisor. He is the functional link between his team and other departments.

Responsibilities:

Supervises, from an esthetic and a technical point of view, each step of his department (R&D to final delivery of the projects), so as to ensure that it meets the concepts, the style, the quality of the production required for VFX projects and to the constraints of other departments
Follows the guidelines of the VFX Supervisor, the Art Director, the Producers and the clients and take all necessary means to ensure a good path
Working with the VFX Supervisor, the Producers, the Production Coordinators, the Programmers and with other Supervisors of department or team to establish the production priorities and methods of work
Collaborates occasionally to evaluate projects and to establish production schedules for his department from a technical and logistical support. The person must be capable of reading, decorticating and analyzing scripts
Participates, in collaboration with the VFX Supervisor, the Art Director and if necessary, with other departments to create a strategy, to the establishment of a global vision and their execution for each projects and this, in terms of technical feasibility and design, provides production solutions that will maintain the artistic vision of the project
Participates as needed, working with the VFX Supervisor, the Art Director and the client, to the look development of one or more project (s) and provides an artistic support for Artists
Confirm all the necessary additional references needed to start a project (ref. images, shooting elements, etc.)
Ensures the quality and quantity of work performed by his team:- Organizes work and distributes the tasks to his team members- Follows the progress of the work of his team- Ensures quality of work, meeting deadlines and the respect of priorities.
Participates, as necessary, to carry out himself certain plans or sequences
Communicates the necessary information on work progress to the VFX Supervisor and the Production Coordinator
Attends to the dailies
Participates to the production meetings, to the meetings with clients and transmits the information to his team members
Ensures the quality control and the internal approval before sending to the clients
Has the required knowledge and actualizes in all that relates to the methods and the new technologies used in his department, and educates and encourages his team to the importance of following his example
Finds creative solutions to ways and to different production problems in ensuring compliance with internal deadlines and budgets
Acts as a resource for his artistic and technical crew
Manages, supports and trains his team members as needed so that they can meet the quality standards required by the production
Demonstrates open-minded, good adaptability to change and has a long-term vision to prevent and cope with different requirements that each project requires
Must be able to accept any change in the pipeline if the final product and / or technological progress require it
Ensures respect of the work schedule of his team in accordance with the requirements of production
Take active part into post mortem process of a project
Demonstrates leadership, excellence in communications and flexibility with regard to working hours
Ensures a good cohesion and internal communication between the production teams
Assists as needed in the management recruitment efforts of the staff
Ensures to represent company policies and ensures their respect in his

Requirements:

Studies in 3D animation and/or in computer graphics
Minimum experience of 10 years in VFX production in a similar position
Good understanding of all stages of VFX production
Excellent knowledge of Nuke
Leader in compositing 2D/3D, master in all the techniques and practices with VFX projects
Developed artistic and precision senses, good eye and mastery of photographic shooting including knowledge of color, light (reflection, refraction, shadows), perspective and composition
Strong pipeline TD skills
Strong ability to rationalize working methods: technical versus artistic demands of work
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Advance organization skills
Ability to communicate clearly an artistic vision
Ability to communicate his ideas
Good to teach his knowledge and raise the level of expertise of his crew
Is flexible and adaptable to the changes
Autonomy
Excellent to manage priorities
Resistance to stress
Maintains a positive attitude even in chaotic situations
Ability to inspire energy, desire to surpass oneself, team spirit to his colleagues
Proven leadership and excellent people skills
Desire to excel and achieve beyond the standards
Results-oriented
Must be attentive to and have a great ability to find solutions to various problems of production and be creative in its management
Fluent in English, oral and written. Bilingual an asset

Apply here:- https://www.rodeofx.com/en/jobs?p=job/ohkA3fwY&nl=1
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Senior R&D Developer

Description

Under the supervision of the R&D Manager, the Senior R&D Developer will participate in the development of new technologies for existing and future shows. The ideal candidate has a passion for developing in C++ and Python, has a good experience with 3D applications and renderer APIs, and is looking to be work in a creative and passionate team.

If you have experience developing computer graphics tools (such as simulation, rendering, animation or scene assembly plugins) in a non-academic setting, this position is for you!

Responsibilities:

Developing new technologies for the CG departments (Set dressing, Layout, Animation, Lighting, FX, etc…)
Maintaining existing technologies used in production
Helping the Pipeline team integrate new technologies
Participate in the continuous improvement of the development process
Stay in touch with the latest in technology and industry trends, ready to add new methods to pipeline as well as introduce new technology to department leads as you see fit and apply them into operations and activities
Perform other Ad Hoc tasks as required

Requirements:

Degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related fields

A very good understanding with the API of at least two of the following applications:

Arnold
Houdini
Katana
Maya
Nuke
Prman

A very good understanding with the API of at least two of the following open source VFX libraries:

Alembic
OpenEXR
OpenImageIO
OpenVDB
USD

Comfortable with git workflow
Experience working in a Linux based VFX environment
Several years of experience in C++ under Linux development environment
Python programming experience
Able to work to both long and short deadlines
Self-driven, good communicator, and a great-team player
Flexible and able to work in a frequently changing environment
Ability to prioritize needs and tasks

Apply here:- https://www.rodeofx.com/en/jobs?p=job/oM3J5fwn&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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