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Spin Vfx Recruiting Animator, Effects Artist, Sr Compositors, Compositors & Layout Artist

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ANIMATOR – Toronto

DESCRIPTION

With a thorough understanding of the production workflow, the Animator, working under the direction of the Animation Lead, will develop performance and movement for objects, creatures and characters in live action film and television productions.

REQUIREMENTS

Strong artistic skills a must
Minimum 3 years experience creating convincing performance and motion for live action feature film and television series
Strong sense of camera work and framing for full cg or previs shot creation.
Possess a current working knowledge of Maya
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of all aspects of 3D animation
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Able to multi-task and prioritize
Able to meet deadlines and follow directions

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

Interested candidates should:

Submit a cover letter and resume with a link to your website to careers@spinvfx.com
Clearly include your name, address, telephone and email address
Include position applying for in subject of email
Only qualified applicants will be contacted
No phone calls or drop-ins please
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EFFECTS ARTIST – Toronto

DESCRIPTION

The Effects Artist is responsible for supplying particle, rigid body, fluid, cloth, fur and hair simulations

RESPONSIBILITIES

· Use an array of commercial and proprietary software tools to produce photorealistic simulations of real-world phenomena while developing innovative solutions to complex problems
· Develop rigs/techniques to implement and optimize approved looks
· Light and render dynamic simulations, create working test composites for review by the supervision team
· Work in partnership with lighters and compositors to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard
· Stay on schedule and meet deadlines while maintaining the highest quality of work

REQUIREMENTS

· Minimum 3 years of experience within the film and television industry
· Experience in live action FX is a must
· Extensive knowledge of Maya and Realflow
· Artist should be familiar with Houdini and Fume
· Proven experience in producing effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam and explosions, plus experience with particle rendering voxel based systems
· A TD background is desirable
· Familiarity with Nuke preferred and a solid understanding of the compositing process
· Strong understanding of linux/ unix based operating systems
· Excellent communication skills
· An eye for details, good sense of timing, and thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to physical simulation in computer graphics
· Python scripting experience is a plus

To Apply for this position

Interested candidates should:
§ Please submit a cover letter and resume with a link to your online website to: careers@spinvfx.com
§ Clearly include your name, address, telephone and email address
§ Please include position applying for in subject of email
§ Only qualified applicants will be contacted
§ No phone calls or drop-ins please
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COMPOSITORS – Toronto

DESCRIPTION

Mastery of Nuke
Seamlessly integrate the various layers or elements of a live-action shot
Strong sense of colour, colourspace and attention to detail
Ability to do any required tracking (both 2D and 3D)
Blue/green screen extractions
Strong roto and paint abilities
Experience using multi-pass CG elements
Follow production process and develop creative approaches and problem-solving
Proficient in using 2.5d approaches, projections and using 3D environment within Nuke
Work in partnership with lighters and other compositors to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum 3 years PHOTO REAL feature film experience in live action films
Expert knowledge of compositing as well as integration of 3D elements into plates
Experience in all aspects of stereo compositing and various conversion methodologies
Successful completion of a Visual Effects diploma from a recognized Institution
Strong artistic skills a must
A traditional arts background with emphasis on photo-realistic character work and environments would be an asset
Experience with Maya and Katana is considered an asset

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

Interested candidates should:

Submit a cover letter and resume with a link to your website to careers@spinvfx.com
Clearly include your name, address, telephone and email address
Include position applying for in subject of email
Only qualified applicants will be contacted
No phone calls or drop-ins please
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SENIOR COMPOSITORS – Toronto

DESCRIPTION

· Responsible for creating high quality digital composites and visual effects for feature films and television
· Seamlessly integrate the various layers or elements of a live-action shot
· Strong sense of colour, colourspace and attention to detail
· Ability to do any required tracking (both 2D and 3D)
· Ability to work on the most complex and demanding shots
· Follow production process and develop creative approaches and problem-solving
· Proficient in using 2.5d approaches, projections and using 3D environment within Nuke
· Work closely with Visual Effects Supervisors to composite the numerous elements that complete a visual effects shot
· Work in partnership with lighters and other compositors to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard
· Thorough understanding of compositing multi-channel lighting passes and how each channel contributes to the final image
· Mentor junior compositors and ensure best practices are being employed

Requirements

· Minimum 5 years PHOTO REAL feature film experience in live action films
· Mastery of Nuke
· Expert knowledge of compositing as well as integration of 3D elements into plates
· Experience using multi-pass CG elements
· Experience in all aspects of stereo compositing and various conversion methodologies
· Strong artistic skills
· Experience with Maya and Katana is considered an asset
· A traditional arts background with emphasis on photo-realistic character work and environments an asset
· Successful completion of a Visual Effects diploma from a recognized Institution

To Apply for this position

Interested candidates should:

· Submit a cover letter and resume with a link to your online website to: careers@spinvfx.com
· Clearly include your name, address, telephone and email address
· Include position applying for in subject of email
· Only qualified applicants will be contacted
· No phone calls or drop-ins please
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LAYOUT ARTIST – Toronto

DESCRIPTION

The Layout Artist recreates the sets, objects and camera motion of a shot in a 3D software environment to match the live-action background plate images.

RESPONSIBILITIES

§ Create sets, proxy props and other models based on supplied set data and/or other available survey information.
§ Include proof of scale in virtual layout setup.
§ Set up virtual camera from data sheets and track camera motion
§ Matchmove objects/characters to match the action in the live action plates.
§ Render track / matchmove over supplied plates for approval
§ Undistort/re-distort plates

REQUIRMENTS

§ Experience with Maya, PF Track, or other high-end 3D Tracking software packages is essential
§ Visual effects experience in feature films and/or episodic production is desired
§ On-set experience an asset.
§ 5 + years industry experience a plus
§ Strong interpersonal and communication skills
§ Team player with great attitude
§ Dependable and flexible
§ Takes direction well
§ Exercises close attention to detail
§ Stereoscopic experience is an asset

To Apply for this position

Interested candidates should:
§ Please submit a cover letter and resume with a link to your online website to: careers@spinvfx.com
§ Clearly include your name, address, telephone and email address
§ Please include position applying for in subject of email
§ Only qualified applicants will be contacted
§ No phone calls or drop-ins please.
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