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Zoic Studios Recruiting FX TD & VFX Supervisor

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FX TD

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 three locations, Los Angeles, New York City and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, Once Upon A Time, The 100, Arrow, Lemony Snicket’s; Series of Unfortunate Events, Game of Thrones and Zoo.

“Visual Evolution” is our mission; we invest in constantly improving our technological and studio processes so that our artists can focus on being creative even in the lightning fast paced world of visual effects. We apply these principles to our work on some of the most VFX intensive film and television projects out there. We like a challenge. Do you?

Our Vancouver location is currently seeking an FX TD.

The FX TD reports to the FX Supervisor and is the technical point of contact for the FX Department. They create technically efficient methodologies and solutions to FX simulations, renders and tools. They also work closely with Pipeline, IT and Render Management teams.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop, create and implement technically efficient toolsets, workflows and methodologies which help to create, simulate and render various effects from simple to highly complex.
Understand and work within the studio/show structure / pipeline and resources. Work with Pipeline and IT to improve these processes and resolve issues.
Develop and integrate new streamlined procedures/tools into existing or new scenes to improve simulations or renders and data output
Assess current methods and workflows and benchmark for efficiency
Debug scenes and optimize settings to reduce simulation, render times, and data output
Follow the technical direction set forth by the FX Supervisor on the needs of the department and production.
Stays current with latest technologies, methods, and workflows
Educate artists on good practices, efficient methods and workflows
Share knowledge

Qualifications:

Minimum 3 years’ experience as FX TD within live action film and television projects.
Additional past experience in vfx studio in related role.
Strong knowledge of and proven ability to develop Houdini specific toolsets and some Maya development understanding.
Experience with Houdini in developing or extending pipeline procedures/scripts.
Adaptable to change of direction during production and in tight deadlines.
Excellent understanding and working knowledge of Houdini and Mantra.
Good understanding of other renderers such as VRay, RenderMan, Arnold.
Excellent ability to document developed technologies and reports.
Attention to available resources and thorough understanding of optimization in order to maximize resource availability and capability.
Strong technical knowledge for problem solving within vfx pipeline.
Knowledge and familiarity of coding/scripting in current production languages Ie: Python, VEX, Hscript, C++, and Mel.
Strong understanding of rendering and shading techniques and procedures.
Understanding of breakout layers for compositing and ability to slap comp FX passes
Working knowledge of Nuke.
Knowledge of Nuke scripting an asset.
Computer Science Degree or other advanced technical training an asset.
Ability to work under tight deadlines in order to help artists deliver simulations, caches and renders on time.
Deep understanding of Data formats, disk IO, Complex Render Dependencies.
Knowledge and understanding of CPU and Memory usage/capacity on large Data Sets.
Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written.
Positive attitude.
Highly organized.
Strong attention to detail and follow through.
Experience in fast pace environment.
Must showcase a comprehensive reel demonstrating FX TD capabilities as outlined.
BC Residents preferred.

375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC

Wage Range: 3+ years $27 – $48.07 *dependent upon experience

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2HLV4dt
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VFX Supervisor

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 three locations, Los Angeles, New York City and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, Once Upon A Time, The 100, Arrow, Game of Thrones, X-Files and Zoo.

“Visual Evolution” is our mission; we invest in constantly improving our technological and studio processes so that our artists can focus on being creative even in the lightning fast paced world of visual effects. We apply these principles to our work on some of the most VFX intensive film and television projects out there. We like a challenge. Do you?

Our Vancouver location is currently seeking a VFX Supervisor for a variety of upcoming projects.

The VFX Supervisor works under the Creative Director, and with our on-set Supervisors, to drive client’s creative vision forward and to completion.

Responsibilities:

Communicate client direction to in house department supervisors and leads.
Work with team on Look Development of VFX sequences.
Manage performance and morale of in house artists.
Provide artistic supervision throughout production process.
Approve shots in conjunction with Creative Director.
Work closely with Producers and Coordinators to establish and manage the project teams and budgets.
Follow all studio policies and procedures.
Keep up to date with internal techniques, tools & software.
Share knowledge and techniques with other team members.
Assist in overall team communication and contribute to positive work environment.
Attend dailies as required.
Attend interviews and take part in recruitment when required.
Manage team performance evaluations in conjunction with HR requirements.
Attend management related meetings.
Other reasonable duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Extensive experience in MAYA, VRAY, & NUKE.
Working knowledge of Shotgun.
Minimum 5 years’ experience as a studio VFX Supervisor within live action.
Past on-set experience as a VFX Supervisor is an asset.
Experience delivering on an episodic schedule.
Senior level experience in script breakdown and bidding.
proven ability to manage clients and project hours.
Must be willing to work in variety of projects.
Strong attention to detail and follow through.
Senior level ability to quickly assess needs & establish methodology in conjunction with budgeted hours.
Past experience managing team of (minimum) 5 artists.
Excellent communication skills in English; both written and verbal.
Ability to work within a fast-paced team environment.
Contribute to a positive work environment.
Able to receive constructive criticism.
Positive attitude and flexible schedule.
Must showcase an up-to-date demo reel and resume demonstrating listed skills.

BC Residents preferred.

375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC

wage range: $165K – $195K

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2vwAvPO
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