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Scanline VFX Recruiting SR Generalist, SR Effect, Maya/Max Pipeline Developer, SR VFX Coordinator, SR Layout Artist & SR Modeler

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SR Generalist

Job No: SVFX68
Location: Multiple Locations

Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex effects for high end feature film and commercials. With 25 years experience in the European VFX world, Scanline has now opened its Los Angeles and Vancouver facilities.
In 2010, Scanline VFX was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for its work on director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter, which featured a tsunami sequence that TIME magazine called the most exciting, expertly assembled flood scene in movie history. Scanline VFX is well known for its proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award.
Past films for the Scanline VFX Group include 300: Rise of an Empire, Godzilla, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Divergent, Pompeii, The Avengers, Battleship, A Good Day to Die Hard, Super 8 (on which it created the highly regarded train crash sequence, in collaboration with ILM), 2012, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 300, Iron Man, The Invasion, Poseidon, Immortals and, most recently, Iron Man 3, The Wolf of Wall Street, Man of Steel, and White House Down. Current productions include: Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, San Andreas, Fast & The Furious 7, Pan, In the Heart of the Sea, and several other projects to be announced soon. We offer demanding and challenging work in a highly cooperative team, sophisticated and interesting tasks in elaborate productions for feature films, as well as excellent opportunities for further development.

About This Role

We are currently seeking a Sr. 3d Generalist in Vancouver.
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:- http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/jobs/SVFX68
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SR Effect

Job No: SVFX62
Location: Multiple Locations

Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex effects for high end feature film and commercials. With 25 years experience in the European VFX world, Scanline has now opened its Los Angeles and Vancouver facilities.
In 2010, Scanline VFX was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for its work on director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter, which featured a tsunami sequence that TIME magazine called the most exciting, expertly assembled flood scene in movie history. Scanline VFX is well known for its proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award.
Past films for the Scanline VFX Group include 300: Rise of an Empire, Godzilla, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Divergent, Pompeii, The Avengers, Battleship, A Good Day to Die Hard, Super 8 (on which it created the highly regarded train crash sequence, in collaboration with ILM), 2012, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 300, Iron Man, The Invasion, Poseidon, Immortals and, most recently, Iron Man 3, The Wolf of Wall Street, Man of Steel, and White House Down. Current productions include: Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, San Andreas, Fast & The Furious 7, Pan, In the Heart of the Sea, and several other projects to be announced soon. We offer demanding and challenging work in a highly cooperative team, sophisticated and interesting tasks in elaborate productions for feature films, as well as excellent opportunities for further development.

About This Role

We are currently seeking a Sr. FX Artist in Vancouver

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:- http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/jobs/SVFX62
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Maya/Max Pipeline Developer

Job No: SVFX73
Location: Multiple Locations

Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex effects for high end feature film and commercials. With 25 years experience in the European VFX world, Scanline has now opened its Los Angeles and Vancouver facilities.
In 2010, Scanline VFX was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for its work on director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter, which featured a tsunami sequence that TIME magazine called the most exciting, expertly assembled flood scene in movie history. Scanline VFX is well known for its proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award.
Past films for the Scanline VFX Group include 300: Rise of an Empire, Godzilla, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Divergent, Pompeii, The Avengers, Battleship, A Good Day to Die Hard, Super 8 (on which it created the highly regarded train crash sequence, in collaboration with ILM), 2012, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 300, Iron Man, The Invasion, Poseidon, Immortals and, most recently, Iron Man 3, The Wolf of Wall Street, Man of Steel, and White House Down. Current productions include: Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, San Andreas, Fast & The Furious 7, Pan, In the Heart of the Sea, and several other projects to be announced soon. We offer demanding and challenging work in a highly cooperative team, sophisticated and interesting tasks in elaborate productions for feature films, as well as excellent opportunities for further development.

About This Role

We are currently seeking a Max/Maya Pipeline Developer in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Works with the Head of Technology to architect, develop and maintain new and existing production tools and supporting modules in 3dsmax, Maya, and other software used by our facilities, using primarily maxscript, python and mel.
Responsibilities also include automating the use of Flowline, our proprietary, Academy Award-winning simulation software — connecting it to our asset management system and creating an optimized workflow according to long-term and production-specific needs.
Education, Experience, and Skills Required
Design, build, and maintain software using a variety of languages, tools, and 3rd-party packages in a team environment
Advanced expertise with 3Ds Max and/or Maya a requirement, specifically with the ability to program new tools and plug-ins for project based needs
3+ years VFX Pipeline experience required
Excellent Maxscript, Python, C++, and MEL knowledge
Experience automating complex processes of scenes that consist of a large number of VFX assets.
Experience with Motion Capture and other VFX related simulations
Production experience with computer graphics application software: 3Ds Max and/or Maya
VFX development production experience with a deep understanding of pipeline based workflows from start to finish including but not limited to production and delivery deadlines.
Masters degree in Mathematics of related study required
Excellence in problem solving
Must be detail oriented, organized, and able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner.
Ability to handle high stress environments
Must be able to work well with a wide range of personality types
Additional Skills that are a Plus:
Basic knowledge of the API, SDK of any 3D packages
Linux experience
Qt, PyQt knowledge
Knowledge of relational database design and implementation
Development experience with digital media formats, media viewers and media architectures as related to the computer animation and/or visual effects production.
Knowledge of compositing applications, Nuke preferred.
Familiarity with any other computer graphics related software not listed above
Understanding and experience with client-server and other multi-tiered system environments.

Apply here:- http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/jobs/SVFX73
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SR VFX Coordinator

Job No: SVFX59
Location: Multiple Locations

Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex effects for high end feature film and commercials. With 25 years experience in the European VFX world, Scanline has now opened its Los Angeles and Vancouver facilities.
In 2010, Scanline VFX was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for its work on director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter, which featured a tsunami sequence that TIME magazine called the most exciting, expertly assembled flood scene in movie history. Scanline VFX is well known for its proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award.
Past films for the Scanline VFX Group include 300: Rise of an Empire, Godzilla, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Divergent, Pompeii, The Avengers, Battleship, A Good Day to Die Hard, Super 8 (on which it created the highly regarded train crash sequence, in collaboration with ILM), 2012, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 300, Iron Man, The Invasion, Poseidon, Immortals and, most recently, Iron Man 3, The Wolf of Wall Street, Man of Steel, and White House Down. Current productions include: Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, San Andreas, Fast & The Furious 7, Pan, In the Heart of the Sea, and several other projects to be announced soon. We offer demanding and challenging work in a highly cooperative team, sophisticated and interesting tasks in elaborate productions for feature films, as well as excellent opportunities for further development.

About This Role

Requirements and Desired skills:

– 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:- http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/jobs/SVFX59
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SR Layout Artist

Job No: SVFX69
Location: Multiple Locations

Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex effects for high end feature film and commercials. With 25 years experience in the European VFX world, Scanline has now opened its Los Angeles and Vancouver facilities.
In 2010, Scanline VFX was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for its work on director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter, which featured a tsunami sequence that TIME magazine called the most exciting, expertly assembled flood scene in movie history. Scanline VFX is well known for its proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award.
Past films for the Scanline VFX Group include 300: Rise of an Empire, Godzilla, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Divergent, Pompeii, The Avengers, Battleship, A Good Day to Die Hard, Super 8 (on which it created the highly regarded train crash sequence, in collaboration with ILM), 2012, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 300, Iron Man, The Invasion, Poseidon, Immortals and, most recently, Iron Man 3, The Wolf of Wall Street, Man of Steel, and White House Down. Current productions include: Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, San Andreas, Fast & The Furious 7, Pan, In the Heart of the Sea, and several other projects to be announced soon. We offer demanding and challenging work in a highly cooperative team, sophisticated and interesting tasks in elaborate productions for feature films, as well as excellent opportunities for further development.

About This Role

We are currently seeking a Sr. Layout Artist in Vancouver

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 position – a love of film-making is paramount but that doesn’t eclipse core layout skills.

Apply here:- http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/jobs/SVFX69
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SR Modeler

Job No: SVFX66
Location: Multiple Locations

Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex effects for high end feature film and commercials. With 25 years experience in the European VFX world, Scanline has now opened its Los Angeles and Vancouver facilities.
In 2010, Scanline VFX was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for its work on director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter, which featured a tsunami sequence that TIME magazine called the most exciting, expertly assembled flood scene in movie history. Scanline VFX is well known for its proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award.
Past films for the Scanline VFX Group include 300: Rise of an Empire, Godzilla, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Divergent, Pompeii, The Avengers, Battleship, A Good Day to Die Hard, Super 8 (on which it created the highly regarded train crash sequence, in collaboration with ILM), 2012, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 300, Iron Man, The Invasion, Poseidon, Immortals and, most recently, Iron Man 3, The Wolf of Wall Street, Man of Steel, and White House Down. Current productions include: Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, San Andreas, Fast & The Furious 7, Pan, In the Heart of the Sea, and several other projects to be announced soon. We offer demanding and challenging work in a highly cooperative team, sophisticated and interesting tasks in elaborate productions for feature films, as well as excellent opportunities for further development.

About This Role

The right person for this role will be responsible for:

Managing team of modelers and ensuring production schedule deadlines and objectives are met in a timely and efficient manner
Executing poly modeling, brush sculpting, and detail high resolution digital doubles with costume for feature film projects; service and maintain geometry
Using 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
Working with production team to make sure each model is designed and developed to project specifications and is performance ready
The Requirements
The right person for this role will be responsible have:
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:- http://scanlinevfx.applyfirst.ca/jobs/SVFX66
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