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Zoic Studios Recruiting Dynamics/FX Artist & Studio Pipeline Trainer

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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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Studio Pipeline Trainer

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 location is currently seeking a Studio Trainer. This is a temporary full-time hire beginning immediately with potential for permanent employment.
The Studio Trainer works with the Head of Pipeline in LA as well as the pipeline team and BC Management team to learn the pipeline tools and processes. The Studio Trainer will execute pipeline specific training to artists and staff.

Primary Responsibilities

Working with the Head of Pipeline in LA as well as the pipeline team to learn the pipeline tools/processes to be trained, approval of documentation created, and prioritization of pipeline training delivery in BC
Working closely with BC production and HR to identify other training needs
Design, delivery, and continuous improvement of new hire training programs in the BC studio for pipeline tools and processes as well as on-going learning and development opportunities across the studio, in support of the Studio’s ever evolving needs
Scheduling internal lecturers/trainers for specialized training
Contacting and scheduling external lecturers and vendors when applicable
Monitoring and measuring effectiveness of all training programs within the studio
Working with key stakeholders in analyzing the performance of the workforce or new technologies available so that additional training can be prescribed and developed
Managing BC training budget (both time as well as financial)
Reviewing, Evaluating, and Compiling tool requests via internal ticket system and providing training/information if solution already exists
Creating and maintaining documentation of pipeline tools, processes, and software on the internal wiki
Scheduling and documenting attendance and completion of tutorial programs and seminars

Qualifications

Strong technical knowledge of the visual effects pipeline
Previous experience with tools creation and scripting in a VFX/Animation/Game Development type environment is an asset
MEL, Python, C++ experience is an asset etc
Knowledge of Shotgun, Nuke, Maya, V-ray is an asset
High energy, enthusiastic, motivational training style
2 – 3 years of teaching/training experience both in classroom lecture style as well as one on one
Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and deliver technical training programs
Ability to work independently on a multi-disciplinary team
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Strong attention to detail and follow through
Ability to quickly learn, then explain processes and concepts
Ability and willingness to travel between BC and LA locations for training

*Preference given to BC residents.

Please submit a resume/reel to: http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/6s8ro4/BC-Studio-Trainer.html?source=VFXPro
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