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Spin Vfx Recruiting Senior Compositors & Pipeline Developer

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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, dependant 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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Pipeline Developer

DESCRIPTION

• Develop tools to accelerate workflow in the production of visual effects imagery
• Some solutions may require a few lines of code in an application-specific expression language, while other solutions may require creating high-availability RPC servers
• On occasion, assist in technical direction tasks, such as helping heads of departments to debug technical issues

REQUIREMENTS

• Proficient in python 2.x/3.x and C++
• Proficient with one or more common vendor APIs: maya, katana, houdini, nuke, and renderman
• Strong understanding of production processes for film and television
• Must have a mature approach to software design and implementation
• Must be able to work collaboratively with other developers, in a co-ordinated manner, on the same product. A successful candidate will work transparently, not opaquely
• Must be able to communicate eloquently and effectively with non-technical stakeholders
• Experience in one or more rendering shading languages would be beneficial
• Experience implementing web services (Restful services, WSGI servers) or working directly with databases (MongoDB, Postgres) would be beneficial
• Experience with PyQt or PySide would be helpful
• A degree in computer science, math or engineering is strongly preferred

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
The position is a six-month contract with a possibility of an extension to a full time position
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