Western X VFX Recruiting Animators & Pipeline TD
Animators (Vancouver, BC)
Western X VFX is looking for Animators for our current project.
Western X VFX is a boutique facility in Vancouver, Canada that creates visual effects for a stable, long-running client base. We strictly follow all labour standards, pay proper OT after 8 hours (on the rare occasion that we do overtime), and have an excellent work environment. The studio best suits artists and programmers who value their lives and who, while working hard when they have to, also cherish the parts of their lives that aren’t job related.
The ideal applicants should have significant production experience in the appropriate discipline and proficiency with the software, tools and techniques required.
We are looking for an Animation TD, which will require experience in being:
-Responsible for the technical workflow of animation.
-Responsible for technical support of the animation department as needed to debug files and optimize workflow.
-Able to interface with pipeline / 2D departments to design and integrate animation tools into the pipeline, as well as evaluate current pipeline to build upon.
-Responsible for optimizing the efficiency and work-flow for the Animation department.
The ideal applicant should meet these qualifications:
-Must have experience in python/MEL, rigging, deformations, hair and cloth sim, as well as general technical VFX production knowledge.
-Excellent technical knowledge of MAYA
-3-5 years feature film experience in a similar job capacity.
-Some knowledge of facial animation/lipsync systems is a plus.
Western X will also be hiring creative animators. Applicants should meet these qualifications:
-Character animation experience (quadrapeds a plus), 3-5 years
-Must have facial animation and lip-sync experience, 1-2 years
-Technical knowledge of rigging, hair, fur, and animation workflow a plus.
-Shotgun experience a plus.
-Must be comfortable in a fast paced yet laid back environment.
Hiring will commence immediately. Contract length will vary depending on the position but there is potential for long-term extensions. We pay extremely competitive rates. Preference will be given to BC Residents.
If you are interested, please send a resume and demo reel to email@example.com
Pipeline TD (Vancouver, BC)
Western X VFX is looking for a Pipeline Developer to extend and support our custom pipeline. We use Maya, Nuke, and Mental Ray, and have built a suite of tools designed for the specific needs of our reoccurring projects.
We are looking to further extend those tools to automate repetitive tasks in animation, lighting, render, and to further integrate Shotgun via Tank (or a Tank-like system).
The ideal applicant will be a Python expert with experience scripting for Maya, Nuke, and Shotgun, often using PyQT. You can expect to write lots of code, but read even more; we have a moderately sized code-base, part of which is well unit-tested and documented, and part of which is less so. We develop for both OS X and Linux. A BC resident would be great, but we will consider permitting the perfect applicant.
Western Post is a boutique facility in Vancouver, Canada that creates visual effects for a stable, long-running client base. We strictly follow BC labor standards, pay proper OT after 8 hours (on the rare occasion that we do overtime), and have an excellent work environment. The studio best suits artists and programmers who value their lives and who, while working hard when they have to, also cherish the parts of their lives that aren’t job related.
Hiring will commence immediately to fill an upcoming vacancy. Position will be under a six month contract with good possibilities for longer term extension. We pay extremely competitive rates.
If you are interested, please send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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