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Spin VFX Recruiting Compositor, Senior Compositors & Texture Artist/Modeler

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Compositor

Description

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 1 year 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

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

Salary Range

$60,000 TO $75,000, dependent upon experience.

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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Texture Artist/Modeler

Description

Texture artists / modelers work closely with the shading and lighting artists. Therefore a thorough knowledge of each discipline must be demonstrated
With an emphasis on the aesthetics and techniques of photo-realistic effects, the texture artist will be responsible for creating photo-real texture and relevant maps. These will be rendered using established industry tested rendered software and proprietary renderers
Able to demonstrate proficiency in creating photo-realistic textures
Help establish suitable working techniques for the members of your team and work in conjunction with the production team (producer, VFX Supervisor, CG supervisor) to establish schedules and technical requirements
Work in partnership with lighters and compositors to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard
Develop and manage textures for production pipeline
Manage quality of 3D models and textures for production use in high and low res format
Experience lighting and rendering 3D objects an asset

Requirements

A minimum of 3 – 5 years experience working on feature films and/or television series
Strong artistic skills required
Experience using Autodesk Maya, Mari, Z-Brush, Mudbox, Photoshop
Experience working on feature films and/or television series required
Experience with Maya texturing methodologies
Experienced Photoshop layout/texture artist
Experienced photo realistic painter/sculptor
A traditional arts background with emphasis on photo-realistic character work and environments would be an asset
Working knowledge of multi-pass rendering, lighting, matchmoving and NURBS modeling would be an asset
A strong understanding of real world materials is essential and must be demonstrated in the work on your reel

To Apply for this position

Interested candidates should:

Submit a cover letter and resume with a link to their 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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