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Zoic Studios Recruiting Dynamics/FX Artist, Lead Lighting Artist & Entry Level MCR Assistant

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Dynamics/FX Artist

Zoic Studios is an Award winning VFX company made up of accomplished artists and producers who understand story, process, and relationships. Partnership, integrity, and enthusiasm are our key founding principles.
We have two studios located in Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, Night at the Museum 3, Big Eyes, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, The Grey, Once Upon A Time, The 100, Arrow, Wayward Pines and Banshee.
Our Vancouver, BC location is currently seeking an FX artist for feature and episodic projects. This is a project/limited term hire.
The FX artist works under the supervision of the FX Lead and CG Supervisor to design and implement dynamic effects such as smoke, destruction, and liquids. The FX artist must have a strong ability to match photo-real elements as well as in line with concept art.

Responsibilities

Must demonstrate a strong sense of creativity and respect for aesthetics
Work efficiently with a compositing team and within an existing 3D facility pipeline
Must be able to take an element from concept to final render
Troubleshoot scene files and problem solves technical issues
Manage renders and quality control passes being sent to compositing

Qualifications

Min. 3 years’ experience in feature film or episodic television a must
Proficiency with fluid simulation plugins/software such as Maya Fluids, Realflow, PhoenixFD, FumeFX
Proficiency with nParticles and particle expressions
Proficiency with destruction/simulation software including fractureFX, Bullet, PhysX,
Krakatoa experience a plus
Knowledge of python/MEL a plus
Generalist/rigging background a plus
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Strong attention to detail and follow through
Positive attitude, hard worker

Please submit a resume and reel to: http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/sCxybQ/BC-Dynamics-FX-Artist.html?source=VFXPro

*BC Residents only please.
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Lead Lighting Artist, Features

Zoic Studios is an Award winning VFX company made up of accomplished artists and producers who understand story, process, and relationships. Partnership, integrity, and enthusiasm are our key founding principles.
We have two studios located in Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, Night at the Museum 3, Big Eyes, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, The Grey, Once Upon A Time, The 100, Arrow, and Falling Skies.
Our Vancouver, BC location is currently seeking a Lead Lighting Artist for Feature project. This is a project based hire beginning immediately.
The Lead Lighting Artist works under the supervision of the CG Supervisor and VFX Supervisor to design and implement multiple types of lighting scenes. The artist
must have a strong ability to match photo real lighting to existing live action plates.

Responsibilities:

Lead the lighting and rendering team in the creation of photo-real CG characters, organic and structural environments
Create and maintain lights rigs and HDRIs for a variety of shots and sequences
Build shaders for all CG assets matching production’s and supervisors’ requirements
Provide proactive solutions and enhancements to lighting pipeline and trouble-shoot technical issues through-out the production
Manage render scenes and the quality control of lighting passes. Work closely with compositors to ensure all renders are delivered in a consistent manner
Monitor progress of all lighting and rendering tasks for the project and provide producers and CG Leads regular updates
Provide slap-comps of render elements to get feedback from supervisors

Qualifications:

Excellent Maya, VRay and Nuke skills
Thorough understanding of CG lighting principles and look development
4 years of lighting experience within film and television
Minimum 1 year experience within a lead position
Mel and/or python scripting skills an asset
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Strong attention to detail and follow through
Positive attitude, hard worker
Experience leading and mentoring others

Please submit a resume and reel to: http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/IgFKXv/BC-Lead-Lighting-Artist-Features.html?source=VFXPro

*BC Residents only please
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Entry Level MCR Assistant

Zoic Studios is an Award winning VFX company made up of accomplished artists and producers who understand story, process and relationships. Partnership, integrity and enthusiasm are our key founding principles. We have two studios located in Los Angeles and Vancouver.
We are currently seeking a Entry level MCR Assistant

Responsibilities:

Responsible for all daily Input/Outputs of the facility, which include but not limited to, importing shot clips, delivering VFX versions, quality control, file conversion, layoffs to HDCamSR, Digibeta tapes. This position will be pulling VFX shot plates from the client, and organizing them for our artists, as well as deliveries and tracking. This position is a technical position rather than a creative.
Input/Output shots from client delivery to final delivery
Production database maintenance
QA shot/cut sequence
Preparing sequence edits for client approval when required
File conversion and transcoding
Edit show reels

Desired Skills

Willingness to learn. work well in a fast paced team environment
Ability to juggle long or late night hours and tight deadlines
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of file formats and cable standards.
Working knowledge of Hiero, Da Vinci, Avid And/Or Final Cut Pro. Knowledge of Quicktime is a bonus but not required.
Working knowledge of Adobe suite is a bonus but not required
Working knowledge of Flame/Smoke is a bonus but not required
Working Knowledge of reading waveform/vector scopes is a bonus but not required

Please apply via our career website: http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/jobs/details/BGHj8I?
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