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Spin Vfx Recruiting Animators, Senior Compositors, Compositors, Senior Visual Effects Producer & Senior Matte Painter

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Animators – 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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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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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 Visual Effects Producer – Toronto

DESCRIPTION

§ Work in conjunction with VFX Supervisor and SPIN Executive Producer / President to quote work
§ Track and record all changes to scope of work and verify change orders are correct
§ Work with HR to hire staff and ensure staffing resources are maintained throughout the duration of the project
§ Serve as the primary contact between client and SPIN as it relates to the project, new work, changes and billing issues
§ Ensure all project deliverables are determined and that all shots are delivered according to schedule
§ Work with accounting to ensure all invoices are sent according to contractual or the pre-determined schedule as set by Executive Producer / President
§ Anticipate special project requirements (software, hardware, space) and ensure they are communicated to Systems and Executive Producer / President as early as possible
§ Report overall project status to the Executive Producer / President as required and during weekly production meetings
§ Monitor overall Bid vs Actual
§ Create delivery schedule for the project and maintain weekly client status reports

Requirements:

§ Minimum 5-7 years of experience within the film and television industry with combination of Visual Effects Coordinating and Producing experience
§ Highly motivated and works well with a team of artists, coordinators, VFX supervisors, etc.
§ Experience with Shotgun Studio, Filemaker Pro and Katana
§ Excellent listening, writing and presentation skills with attention to detail
§ Existing contacts with freelance artists within the Visual Effects Industry
§ Calm, organized and methodical in your approach to the work
§ On-set experience
§ Ability to lead and motivate a team of talented production managers, supervisors and artists
§ Proven track record in project management
§ Capable of motivating and leading teams on various projects with excellent leadership skills, confidence and clarity

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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Senior Matte Painter – Toronto

DESCRIPTION

§ Create photorealistic paintings and elements that match concept using 3D and 2D tools and techniques including camera setup, modeling for projection, camera animation, projection setup, image re-projection, and atmospherics and light passes
§ Provide or acquire photographic reference materials
§ Perform tasks related to integrating imagery into shots, preserving a unified sense of lighting, perspective, and color
§ Combine painting skills in animation software, with a knowledge of photography, practical and digital modeling, and design, to create 2D and 3D paintings
§ Work closely with the VFX Supervisor to ensure that plates meet planned concept design requirements

Requirements

§ A minimum of 5+ years previous experience as a Digital Matte Painter for live action feature and/or television
§ Exceptional knowledge of Nuke and basic principles of 3D texture projections in Maya
§ Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is essential
§ Advanced knowledge of matte-painting techniques including colour space, digital-paint techniques, photography (including composition), depth, lighting and colour
§ A good understanding and application of perspective in the creation of the 2.5D and 3D digital environments
§ Ability to take artistic and technical direction as well as work well within a team environment and in a leadership role

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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