Character TD – Vancouver
Celebrating over 25 years in the industry, Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex visual effects for high end, block buster feature films with studios worldwide: Vancouver, Los Angeles, Munich, and Stuttgart. Founded in Germany, the company expanded to Los Angeles in 2007 and opened the largest studio in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia in 2011. In 2015 it won the Emmy for Outstanding Visual Effects for their work on Game of Thrones. Scanline VFX has received multiple Academy Award Nominations for Best Achievement in Visual Effects: 2014 for Iron Man 3 and in 2010 for its work on director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter. We are also well known for our proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award.
Today, it is one of the biggest names in the industry and the go-to studio for creating epic, breathtaking cinematic moments. Current productions include: Justice League Part One, Independence Day Resurgence, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, Power Rangers, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ben Hur, The Promise, and several other projects to be announced soon.
Recent projects include Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Game of Thrones, Furious 7, San Andreas, The 5th Wave, Point Break, Hateful 8, and In the Heart of the Sea. Past films include Exodus, The Hunger Games Mockingjay, 300: Rise of an Empire, Captain America: Winter Soldier, White House Down, Godzilla, The Wolf of Wall Street, Snowpiercer, Journey 2, Blackhat, Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, Looper, Cloud Atlas, A Good Day to Die Hard, The Amazing Spiderman, Divergent, Pompeii, Iron Man 3, Into the Storm, The Avengers, Battleship, The Invasion, Poseidon, Immortals, Super 8, 2012, Hereafter, 300, Poseidon, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
Scanline VFX offers a leading edge creative, collaborative team environment working with brilliant talent from around the globe. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, BC the studio is steps from transit, the best in the city’s trendy Yaletown dining and Robson high street shopping. On site amenities include a lounge/nightclub with big screen projector tv, pool table and foosball tables, over-sized patios and rooftop deck kitchen & BBQ areas, secure bicycle storage, massage chairs, showers and lockers. Experience fun team events, parties, sporting activities, local business discounts and much more.
Seeking a challenge where you will do the best work of your career?
TITLE: CHARACTER TD
Creature/Character Supervisor will be responsible for creating set ups and running shots containing rigid body, flesh, hair, and cloth simulations as well as identifying and communicating rigging, creature pipeline issues, and experienced in modelling, texture and shading. Will be working closely daily with the VFX Supervisor and Producer on meeting show Creature needs, as well as Show CG Supervisor and Various department supervisors on each department needs and target.
Supervising/mentoring assigned crew to meet studio needs, identifying talent and skill developing of artists.
Involved in all facility projects that includes any Creature/Character work.
Collaborate with Vfx Supervisor and CG Supervisor to give feedback on set data collected, and or provide requirements.
Ensures team meets department/show targets and that downstream department receives what they need in a timely fashion with proper quality control of the team’s work.
May also be assigned artists from various departments and will have to supervise and ensure each Asset (Creature/Character) meets the needs each step of the way.
Proficiency in Facial modeling and rigging, knowledge in anatomy and muscle systems, and an understanding in body and facial deformations
Work closely with Animation department supervisor to determine their needs, communicate to Rigging department supervisor and/or artist, as well as final QC of tools and rigs prior to release. Also have a good relationship with other
Work closely with Department Production Manager/Head of Digital Production on talent management, artist review and performance to ensure that the department has sufficient and right type of crew to meet the
demands of all shows.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
3+ years experience leading VFX teams
HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPLICATION STAND OUT
APPLY ONLY ONCE.
We keep your resume on file for 6 months so no need to apply again unless there are significant changes or unless you’re applying for a different position.
ALWAYS APPLY WITH THE SAME EMAIL
We want to be able to reach you easily and much of our correspondence is via email and this helps us keep your information together in one file. That way you’re not lost in the system.
Resume – Include in your resume the names of the company’s you worked with and the dates you were there. Max 2 pages.
Cover Letter – tell us a little about yourself and what makes you the ideal candidate.
Reel Breakdown – demonstrates what you did on each shot and the tools used – Go ahead! Show off your talent/skills here.
How To Apply: http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/jobs/SVFX956-character-td
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