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Scanline VFX Recruiting Sr. Animator, VFX Editor, Matte Painter, Sr. Nuke Compositor & Max/Maya Pipeline Developer

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Sr. Animator- Scanline VFX (Vancouver)

Senior Animator
Education, Experience, and Skills Required
• Minimum of 4+ years visual effects production experience preferred
• Great visual storytelling skills & a well grounded understanding the language of the camera; framing, perspective, lenses, coverage, continuity, camera movement, blocking, etc.
• Possess a strong understanding of the principles of animation
• Solid animation grounding, preferably action oriented; previs experience a plus.
• 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

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

jobs_van(at)scanlinevfx.com

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

JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The VFX Editor incorporates all required versions from pre-vizilation 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 or Final Cut Pro (Avid preferred)
– 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
To apply for any of our open positions, please submit a cover letter and resume with a link to your online website/portfolio to:

jobs_van(at)scanlinevfx.com

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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Matte Painter – ScanlineVFX (Vancouver)

Matte Painter
Scanline VFX Vancouver is looking for a Matte Painter to join our team. The Matte Painter reports to the VFX Supervisor and Head of 2D, will be responsible for creating matte paintings and concept art for high end VFX feature films.

· Collaboration with Art Director on feature film matte paintings.

Communicate and interact with other departments including lighting and compositing.
Must understand 3D Camera Projections.
Must be able to translate 2D Paintings to 3D Geometry.
Interacts with other departments to ensure elements work in the sequence and provide continuity.
Must be able to complete tasks within production deadlines.
Attention to detail is crucial.
Must be organized and be able to work within budget and time constraints.
Open and responsive to guidance and review notes from the production designer as well as creative and technical leadership.

Experience and requirements:

4+ years of experience in Feature Film.
Animation Production experience a plus.
Degree in computer science, art or engineering, or equivalent experience that would equal that level of professionalism and expertise.
Strong knowledge of Photoshop, Maya and Vue.
Experience with 3D packages, modeling and projection painting is essential.
High skill level in painting, composition, perspective, and color.
Ability to program in a scripting language such as Mel or Python a plus.

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

Jobs_van(at)scanlinevfx.com

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals.
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Max/Maya Pipeline Developer – ScanlineVFX (Vancouver)

Max/Maya Pipeline Developer

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 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, 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.

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

jobs_van(at)scanlinevfx.com

We are unable to return materials, so please don’t submit originals. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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Sr. Nuke Compositor – Scanline VFX (Vancouver)

Sr. Nuke Compositors

Principle 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:

jobs_van(at)scanlinevfx.com

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