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Scanline VFX Recruiting Senior VFX Coordinator, Senior Rigger, Senior Compositor, Senior Cloth TD, Compositing Supervisor, Senior Digital Production Manager & Senior Systems Administrator

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Senior VFX Coordinator

Scanline VFX Los Angeles is Hiring for a Senior VFX Coordinator!

Current projects in production: Batman vs Superman , Pan.

Those applying should be available for a Summer 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

To apply for any of our open positions, please submit your info, cover letter, and resume with a link to your online website/portfolio through our jobs portal at: http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/jobs/SVFX81-sr-vfx-coordinator-los-angeles

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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Senior Rigger

Scanline VFX Vancouver is hiring for Senior Rigger

This position is for those available for a Summer start

Current projects in production: Batman vs Superman, Pan.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

Applicant must have 5+ years of film rigging experience using Maya
Strong python/mel coding abilities
Experience in modular pipeline development
Experience in working within a team
Excellent communication skills
Ability to understand, work with and extend existing toolsets, APIs
Must be detail oriented, organized, and able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner.

Additional Skills That are a Plus:

C++ experience
Maya API experience
Experience as a team lead
3dsmax experience
Computer Science degree

To apply for any of our open positions, please submit your info, cover letter, and resume with a link to your online website/portfolio through our jobs portal at: http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/

No PHONE CALLS – Please

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals.
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Senior Compositor

Current projects in production: Batman vs Superman and Pan. Many more to start soon!
This position is for those available immediately through early June.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

· Establishes certain looks or solves particular design or effects challenges for key visual effects shots
· Collaborate with other compositors to share knowledge and techniques
· Solves technical challenges and recognizes areas for improvement with other compositors work

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

· Minimum 4+ years live action visual effects compositing experience
· Experience with Nuke software only
· Should possess a keen eye for color and color matching
· Should have strong aptitude for technical workflow challenges such as directory structure, file formats, naming conventions, scripts, automation tools, automated dailies, etc.
· Should have strong knowledge of compositing workflow and the compositing application interface
· 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.

To apply for any of our open positions, please submit a cover letter and resume with a link to your online website/portfolio to: http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/jobs/SVFX65-sr-compositor-vancouver

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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Senior Cloth TD

Current projects in production: Batman vs Superman, Pan.

The senior Cloth TD must have a demo reel that demonstrates creation of dynamic cloth simulations and other realistic effects using nCloth/ syflex. Excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic, team player, and the ability to take direction are essential. The senior Cloth TD reports to the CG/VFX Supervisor.
This position is for those available for an immediate start/ 2-4 month contracts.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* Produce photorealistic simulations with high resolution geometry
* Develop innovative, believable and beautiful solutions to challenging and complex problems
* Sets up rigFX for cloth simulations that is stable and versatile for a characters range of motion.
* Works in partnership with lighters & compositors to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard
* Accountable for meeting productivity and quota targets on time and at a high level of quality
* Troubleshoot and solve problems independently.
* Liaise with the asset department at build phase, to achieve desired results for fur and cloth simulations.
* Writing tutorials to document new techniques
* Work with programming and tools teams to develop tools/ scripts/ plug-ins to streamline the department
* Work to high aesthetic level being able self critique
* The initiative to see anticipate future problems and develop solutions or tools accordingly
* Teach others in the team

EXPERIENCE

* 5 years experience in film or animation production as an TD
* 2 of the above years experience using Maya nCloth/Syflex for a variety of effects (including cloth simulation, gore effects, muscle simulation)
* Mel scripting is a minimum requirement, python scripting preferred
* Artists must be able to take direction and work in a team focused environment, good communication skills are a must
* Solid work ethic and a positive attitude in the face of challenging situations
* FX Animation Experience
* Familiar with pipeline issues
* Ability to establish priorities, work independently or within a group, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
* Good understanding of linux / unix based operating systems
* A reel demonstrating outstanding visual and technical ability
* Strong problem solving skills
* Knowledge of C++ would be a bonus
* Previous rigging experience

To apply for any of our open positions, please submit a cover letter and resume with a link to your online website/portfolio to: http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/jobs/SVFX86-cloth-td

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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Compositing Supervisor

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

· Works directly with the VFX Supervisor to determine and advise technical solutions; Directs and supervises 2D artists in the completion of final shots.
· Insure the quality of compositing work is of the highest standards
· Advises production department on compositor assignments and scheduling.
· Collaborates with other department managers on dailies, workflow and pipeline strategies, processes and methodology.
· Responsible for compositing templates and standards, 2D department workflow, organization, and general methodology, shot continuity, grain continuity, and 2D department quality control.
· Will be expected to spot check individual comps of other artists and evaluate quality and efficiency of teams work
· Mentor compositing team
· May also fill the role of Lead Compositor
· Assesses client plates for technical quality issues
· Prior to submission to client, reviews shots for artifacts relating to compositing or color space issues.
· Serves as key technical expert on productions

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

· At least 6 years live action visual effects compositing experience, on high profile features
· Possess extremely strong technical and leadership capabilities
· Solid experience in leading and training teams of compositors
· Excellent artistic skills
· Demonstrate the ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
· Has full working knowledge of the technical and artistic aspects of live action and visual effects compositing
· Expert knowledge of Nuke required as well as integration of 3D elements into plates
· Shake, After Effects, Digital Fusion all a big plus
· Experience in 3dsMax a plus
· Should be able to balance artistic, technical, and scheduling demands
· 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

To apply for any of our open positions, please submit a cover letter and resume with a link to your online website/portfolio to: http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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Senior Digital Production Manager

Scanline VFX Los Angeles is Hiring for a Digital Production Manager

Current projects in production: Batman vs Superman, Pan.

Those applying should be available for a Summer start.

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.

To apply for any of our open positions, please submit your info, cover letter, and resume with a link to your online website/portfolio through our jobs portal at: http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/jobs/SVFX90-digital-production-manager-los-angeles

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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Senior Systems Administrator

Current projects in production: Batman vs Superman, San Andreas, Pan.

The Senior Systems Administrator builds infrastructure solutions to Scanline VFX’s technology needs in a variety of areas, including: storage networking; physical networking; render farm management; name services; desktop support; and desktop build and software management.

Windows background is required, Linux is an added bonus

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Work with IT staff to address business and technical needs.
• Provide complexity and time estimates for completion of tasks.
• Design, build, deploy and maintain system infrastructure across multiple hardware and operating system platforms.
• Identify and resolve problems in the production system quickly and completely.
• Document the systems of the company and educate others in their use.

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

• Maintaining and extending a multiple thousand core and multiple hundred terabyte production environment
• Minimum 2-4 years in related role
• Experience administrating multiple operating systems, including Linux (Centos, Opensuse, Ubuntu), Windows (XP, Win7) and Mac OS
• Experience with NAS clusters like NetApp, Isilon, etc.
• Experience with one or more administrative scripting languages (Perl, Python, Bash, etc.)
• Familiarity with networking and distributed computing, including network file systems, routing and subnetting. Configuring switches, vlan configuration, and experience in extreme switches an extra plus.
• Fluency with common network protocols and their implementations and management: DNS, NFS, directory services, SSH/SSL and security protocols
• Experience with performance analysis and tuning of operating systems and networks
• Experience in asterisk phone system a plus
• Experience in OpenVPN a plus
• Experience in Linux firewalls (iptables) a plus
• Some knowledge of 2D & 3D graphics tools, (e.g. After Effects, 3ds Studio Max, Maya, etc.) a plus
• Strong scientific troubleshooting & debugging skills
• Flexibility in work hours. The Technology Team is committed to working at a sustainable pace, but occasional real crises do arise
• 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

To apply for any of our open positions, please submit your info, cover letter, and resume with a link to your online website/portfolio through our jobs portal at: http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/jobs/SVFX10-sr-systems-administrator-vancouver

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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