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Rodeo FX Recruiting Animation Supervisor, Software Developer, Flame Compositor, Lead Animation, Compositing Supervisor, Animation TD & Senior Animator

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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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Software Developer – Shotgun

Description

Responsibilities:

Primarily responsible for developing high quality, stable code for use within Shotgun’s Ecosystem
Architect, develop and maintain the integration of Shotgun in our production pipeline using Python
Develop and maintain Shotgun Event Handler Plugins
Create testable, efficient and reusable code by using best in class software development practices
Participate in design and code reviews
Create unit and functional tests
Participate in the continuous improvement of the development process
Boost performance and encourage innovation
Stay plugged into emerging technologies and industry trends and apply them into operations and activities
Perform other Ad Hoc tasks as required

Requirements:

A university degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar field
5+ years of Python programming experience
3+ years VFX Pipeline experience required
Strong knowledge and experience with Shotgun Software Platform
Understanding of production workflow, project management and scheduling
Proven debugging, development testing, and problem solving abilities
Flexible and able to work in a frequently changing environment
Knowledge of relational database design and implementation
Ability to handle high stress environments

Apply here:- https://www.rodeofx.com/en/jobs?p=job/o1T44fwM&nl=1
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Flame Compositor

We are looking for experienced Flame artists who are interested in working on amazing feature films and TV projects, as part of a dynamic and creative environment. The artist will be working closely with the VFX Supervisors for look development, composition and post-vis.

Responsibilities:

Achieve simple to complex compositing tasks at all stages of the production process including pre-comps, temp composites, 2D tracking, 2D effects, extractions, selection and integration of elements, and color grading
Produce high level photorealistic images and create seamless transitions between filmed footage and composited 2D and 3D elements
Experience in compositing photorealistic images of high-quality and skills to create a smooth transition between shooting plans and 2D/3D elements.
A strong sense of compositing, color and design, and a thorough knowledge of the film industry and color.
Extensive knowledge of extraction techniques of bluescreen and greenscreen
Work with the visual effects supervisor and the compositing supervisor to determine creative and technical approaches.
Deliver work within established project targets and the high quality standards of the company.

Requirements:

Minimum 5 years of experience in commercial or feature film VFX production
Must be proficient with all functions of Flame software
Developed artistic and precision senses, good eye and mastery of photographic shooting including knowledge of color, light (reflection, refraction, shadows), perspective and composition
Ability to work closely with clients
Ability to remain calm under pressure
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Work ethic focused on dynamism and collaboration; ability to perform multiple tasks, prioritize and solve problems

Apply here:https://www.rodeofx.com/en/jobs?p=job/oxqT3fwD&nl=1
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Lead Animation

Description

As Lead Animation per project, he is responsible for the work coming from his department. The Lead Animation establish, in cohesion with the lead of the department, working methods for his team, taking into account the technical requirements of the pipeline, present and future. The Lead Animation supervises, guides and develops his team and acts as a mentor for his speciality. His great knowledge of the skills of his team allows him to delegate some tasks to employees that he will choose himself.

Responsibilities:

Act as an artist and Create high quality, visually stunning, hyper realistic animation on feature film projects
Working closely with the CG Supervisor and VFX Supervisor, the Lead Animation oversees the animation
Act as an animation consultant, working closely with the CG supervisor, production team and the Animation Department Supervisor, to find the best approaches to technical and artistic challenges
Act as a mentor and inspire, motivate and develop the talent of the animators
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 5 years of experience in a VFX studio
Excellent understanding of body mechanics, acting, storytelling techniques
Excellent knowledge of Maya
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
Being open to direction and able to embrace change

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/oSWg5fwT&nl=1
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Compositing Supervisor

Description

Position at Rodeo FX Montreal and Quebec City.

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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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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Senior Animator

Description

Responsibilities:

The artist is responsible for creating high quality hyper realistic animation for creatures, characters and objects
Be able to work with the Animation supervisor and Visual effects supervisor to determine the best possible technical and creative approaches.

Requirements:

Minimum 5 years of experience in a VFX studio
Excellent understanding of body mechanics
Experience in hyper realistic facial animation
Excellent knowledge of Maya
Experience working in Linux, an asset
Experience with Nuke, an asset
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/oYkT4fwZ&nl=1
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