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Spin VFX Recruiting Effects Artist & Senior Matt Painter

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Effects Artist

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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Senior Matt Painter

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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