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Scanline VFX Recruiting Senior 3D Generalist, Senior FX, Digital Production Manager, Senior VFX Coordinator, VFX Editor, Senior Layout Artist, Senior Modeler, Senior Matte Painter & I/O Coordinator

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Senior 3D Generalist

Current projects in production: Batman vs Superman, Hunger Games Mocking Jay: Part 1, San Andreas, Fast & Furious 7, Pan.
This position is for those available for an immediate start.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

• Ability to execute a broad range of VFX tasks including look development, lighting objects, modeling, texturing, animation and rendering
• Experience with 3dsMax software preferred, but will also consider Maya Generalist with a willingness to learn 3dsMax
• Basic understanding of Max Scripting
• Must be able to work under the guidance of a CG Supervisor or VFX Supervisor to achieve desired level of aesthetic quality and technical accuracy
• Proven development skills
• Strong sense of compositions, light and color

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

• At least 5 years live action visual effects experience
• Working knowledge the following software: V-Ray, Thinking Particles
• Some working experience and knowledge of shader writing, and lighting
• Possess strong technical skills and ability to learn new software quickly
• Experience compositing a plus
• Solid knowledge of principles of 3D
• Must have the ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned VFX Tasks
• Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines

Apply here:-  cologne@scanlinevfx.com

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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Senior FX

Current projects in production: Batman vs Superman, Hunger Games Mocking Jay: Part 1, San Andreas, Fast & Furious 7, Pan.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

• Ability to execute a broad range of VFX tasks including look development, lighting objects, modeling, texturing, animation and rendering
• Proficient in 3dsMax
• Must be able to work under the guidance of a CG Supervisor or VFX Supervisor to achieve desired level of aesthetic quality and technical accuracy
• Proven development skills
• Strong sense of compositions, light and color
• Develop and produce realistic representations of FX design, i.e. smoke, fire, water, particles, using computer-assisted design (3dsMax) software for feature films or commercials
• May adapt existing images or plates
• Prepare graphic elements of subjects to be rendered using multimedia software, imagine processing, layout and design software

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

• At least 4 years live action visual effects experience
• Experience training in multimedia design with an emphasis on Visual Effects
• Working knowledge the following software: V-Ray, Thinking Particles and/or Particle Flow
• Some working experience and knowledge of shader writing, and lighting
• Creative ability and artistic talent, demonstrated by previous work
• Possess strong technical skills and ability to learn new software quickly
• Experience compositing a plus
• Solid knowledge of principles of 3D
• Must have the ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned VFX Tasks
• Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines

Apply here:-  cologne@scanlinevfx.com

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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Digital Production Manager

Current projects in production: Batman vs Superman, Hunger Games Mocking Jay: Part 1, San Andreas, Fast & Furious 7, and Pan.

Digital Production Manager:

The Digital Production Manager (DPM) reports to the VFX Producer. He/she is responsible for watching over the day-to-day operations of the show within the facility. He/she works with the VFX Producer to define the “broad strokes” deliverable and milestones of the show and with the CG and Compositing Supervisors, and Pipeline Technical Directors to determine specific and detailed milestones in order to support the schedule, budget and technological needs of the show.

Responsibilities include:

• In tandem with the VFX Producer, helps determine show crewing and scheduling.
• Manages day-to-day operations of the show within the facility, including IO, editorial, and coordination.
• In tandem with the VFX Producer, managers the overall timely information flow within the show and between the show and facility.
• Works closely with Pipeline as well as the CG and Comp Supervisors and department leads to maximize efficiencies within the production and the facility.
• Oversees render queue prioritization and management to ensure efficiencies and adherence to the schedule.

Requirements:

• A four year university degree
• 3 Years experience on major feature films, additional commercial or episodic experience a plus.
• Experience building facility VFX pipelines.
• Interest in and understanding of technological advancements within the industry.
• Shotgun or other production management software expertise.
• Advance excel experience preferred, but not required.
• Outsource experience preferred, but not required.

Apply here:-  cologne@scanlinevfx.com

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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Senior VFX Coordinator

Current projects in production: Batman vs Superman, Hunger Games Mocking Jay: Part 1, San Andreas, Fast & Furious 7, Pan, and Heart of the Sea.
This position is for those available for an immediate start.

– Under the guidance of the Digital Producer or Digital Production Manager, schedules and tracks progress of tasks for assigned artists or sequences in the production tracking system.
– Follows up with artists on a daily basis to ensure task deliveries remain on schedule
– Communicates any schedule changes to appropriate artists, Supervisors and Production team as needed
– Experience with production tracking software, Shotgun, and asset management
– Should have comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
– Minimum 3 years visual effects production experience preferred
– Should have highly developed communication skills to facilitate interdepartmental needs

Apply here:-  cologne@scanlinevfx.com

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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VFX Editor

The position of VFX Editor is available immediately.
Current projects in production: Batman vs Superman, Hunger Games Mocking Jay: Part 1, San Andreas, Fast & Furious 7, Pan.

JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The VFX Editor incorporates all required versions from pre-visualization through to final composites of visual effects shots into the current cuts of live action sequences. Also has the ability to create a functioning environment where the Visual Effects Supervisor\leads, and artist can evaluate any version of any shot in the current sequences for aesthetic and technical direction.

Requirements and Desired skills:

– Maintain sequence(s) edit and inserting visual effect shots into the editing timeline
– Ensure the production database (using Shotgun) is maintained with shot counts and lineup
– Ensure that shots cut into the sequence are correct in terms of counts and lineup
– Preparing sequence edits for client approval when required
– Organize and run the dailies session
– Aiding in any pipeline/development issues that surround outsource
– At least 2-3 years experience working in a Film Editorial Department
– Demonstrate proficiency in editing using Avid
– A firm understanding of the VFX process, workflow and terminology
– Possess an understanding of film and HD video formats, files, frame rates, and resolutions
– File encoding/transcoding experience, exhibiting a sound understanding of video codecs and file formats
– Have basic Photoshop skills
– Compressor
– DVD Studio Pro or Encore
– 2k Playback software such as Framecycler or RV

Candidate must be:

– Self motivated individual
– Keen to learn new skills and applications
– Excellent communicator
– Strong multi-tasker
– Good eye for detail
– A team player
– Problem Solver
– Calm under Pressure
– A love of film and VFX

Apply here:-  cologne@scanlinevfx.com

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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Senior Layout Artist

The position of Senior Layout Artist is available immediately.
Current projects in production: Batman vs Superman, Hunger Games Mocking Jay: Part 1, San Andreas, Fast & Furious 7, and Pan.

Requirements:

• Great visual storytelling skills & a well grounded understanding the language of the camera
framing, perspective, lenses, coverage, continuity, camera movement, blocking.
• Minimum of 3-5+ years VFX Layout experience required
• Experience with layout is preferred
• Solid animation grounding (preferably CG feature film animation – FX or Character)
• Solid camera animation work (laying out shots, staging, using film cameras or on-set experience)
• A good attitude and ability to smoothly change and adapt with the project
• Background or experience in fine art which shows a thorough understanding of physical motion, weight, balance
• Knowledge of human and animal anatomy as well as life drawing skills desirable
• Ability to debug technical problems and follow up for assistance if required

This is not a junior animator position – a love of film-making is paramount but that doesn’t eclipse core animation skills.

Apply here:- cologne@scanlinevfx.com

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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Senior Modeler

Current projects in production: Batman vs Superman, Hunger Games Mocking Jay: Part 1, San Andreas, Fast & Furious 7, and Pan.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

• Responsible for managing team of modelers and ensuring production schedule deadlines and objectives are met in a timely and efficient manner
• Execute poly modeling, brush sculpting, and detail high resolution digital doubles with costume for feature film projects; service and maintain geometry
• Use technical know-how, artistic aptitude and knowledge of animation to create models that meet quality standards set by the studio and our feature film clients
• Work with production team to make sure each model is designed and developed to project specifications and is performance ready

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

• CG experience constructing polygon character models and UV mapping skills
• Experience in creating blend shapes and a familiarity with character rigging
• Expertise in organic poly modeling using Maya, Max, etc.
• Expertise in brush sculpting and detailing using ZBrush or Mudbox
• Good sense of human anatomy and face sculpting
• Basic knowledge of shell scripting tools preferred
• Skill in drawing and sketching desirable
• Feature film experience strongly preferred
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to multitask
• Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines.

Apply here:- cologne@scanlinevfx.com

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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Senior Matte Painter

Scanline VFX Vancouver is looking for a Senior level Matte Painter to Join our team. The ideal candidate must have proven experience and understanding in creating 2.5 D Photo-real environments in feature film. The Matte painter will also be responsible for creating visual concepts and designs for a huge range of projects. The ideal candidate must have great communication skills, willingness to mentor other artists as well as work to find creative solutions that are both efficient and effective in delivering the highest level of work, within the production schedule.
Current Projects in production: Batman Vs Superman, San Andreas, Fast and Furious 7 and Pan.

Required Skills and Experience:

– Minimum 5 year experience in feature Film
– Extensive experience using Photoshop, Nuke and Maya, with a clear understanding of 2.5 Projection techniques
– Must understand and be able to effectively communicate and interact with other departments in the pipeline.
– Ideal candidate must be able to multitask, be self motivated,and proactive, handling several aspects of developing and working on a environment and sequence level.
– Must be able to work with Supervisors to effectively break down the sequences and work out best methods to complete all work in a timely manner.
– Attention to detail is crucial, continually striving to raise the quality of their work to the highest level.
– Open and responsive to guidance and the review of notes from creative and technical leadership while applying that information to achieve the required look
– Additional Skills – Mari, Modelling, Composting

Apply here:-  cologne@scanlinevfx.com

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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I/O Coordinator

The I/O Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of data and digital asset management as it is processed and as it comes in and goes out of the studio. Communicates status updates to ensure the delivery of data/media on schedule and within our security and procedural protocols. Provides support to the production management team and supervisors.
Current projects in production: Batman vs Superman, Hunger Games Mocking Jay: Part 1, San Andreas, Fast & Furious 7, and Pan.

Responsibilities Include:

•Responsible for monitoring disk servers, performing backups/restores, and handling incoming/outgoing data transfers.
• Maintains data and asset tracking.
• Prepare incoming/outgoing data transfers.
• Ingest files from clients and vendors and prepare deliveries back to them.
• Monitor studio queue system
• Troubleshoot and correct failing tasks.
• Partners with other production personnel to ensure shots are scheduled and delivered in a timely manner.
• Coordinates all client deliveries (outgoing and incoming), both physical deliveries and digital deliveries and maintains log of all deliveries.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Accredited degree preferred in production or IT related field is preferred.
• 2 years proven production experience in established VFX facility.
• Fundamental systems administration skills and general technical troubleshooting experience.
• FTP Management.
• Experience working with relational databases.
• Experience with heavy schedule management in a very time sensitive atmosphere.
• Must be diligent, resourceful, meticulous and able to thrive under pressure.
• Thorough understanding of CG/VFX production pipelines, software packages and postproduction is helpful.
• Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail coupled with exceptional people skills and the ability to work within a team environment.
• Strong project management skills and a sensitivity towards deadline related deliveries.
• Must be able to handle multiple changing priorities in a dynamic environment and understand how this impacts departmental schedules.
• Able to communicate effectively across multiple teams with excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Willingness to work very flexible hours, including weekends, evenings, nights, or when production schedule requires.
• Proficient computer skills are required; with particular emphasis on Production Tracking Software and Asset Management

Apply here:- cologne@scanlinevfx.com

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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