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Zoic Studios Recruiting Junior VFX Coordinator, Senior FX TD, VFX Supervisor & Senior Rigging Artist

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Junior VFX Coordinator

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, Keanu, Everything Everything, Once Upon A Time, The 100, Arrow, Lemony Snicket’s; Series of Unfortunate Events, Man In the High Castle, Imaginary Mary and The Get Down.

“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 seeking a Junior VFX Coordinator, for Evening Shift for a mid-January start.
The Junior VFX Coordinator works under the VFX Coordinators and Producers and is primarily responsible for managing all client postings and deliveries. Qualified candidates will have a great attitude strong organizational and problem solving skills.

Requirements:

Experience working with non-linear editing software, such as; Avid/Final Cut/Premiere
Good understanding of the VFX Pipeline
Prior experience working within a VFX studio, and interacting with clients an asset.
Experience with Excel and Microsoft Office
Organized and detail oriented
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Detailed note taking and transferring of notes into Shotgun
Thrives in fast-paced, creative environment
Able to work independently

Assets:

Understanding of 3D/2D VFX pipelines
VFX related education
Production experience with Shotgun
Cinesync or similar dailies session experience
BC Residents and Canadian/PR applicants only.

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.applytojob.com/apply/5lJCn4r20N/BC-VFX-Coordinator-Junior?source=CP
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Senior 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 a Senior FX TD.
The Senior 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 & mentor junior artists.

Qualifications:

Minimum 8 years’ experience as FX TD within live action film and television projects.
Additional past experience in vfx studio in related role.
Senior level knowledge of and proven ability to develop Houdini specific toolsets and some Maya development understanding.
Senior level experience with Houdini in developing or extending pipeline procedures/scripts.
Adaptable to change of direction during production and in tight deadlines.
Senior level knowledge & experience of Houdini and Mantra.
Proficient in other renderers such as VRay, RenderMan, Arnold.
Excellent ability, and past experience 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.
Experience in coding/scripting with current production languages (within vfx studio) I.e.: Python, VEX, Hscript, C++, and Mel.
Thorough 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: $48.08 – $63

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.applytojob.com/apply/2y3XVerBWN/BC-FX-TD-Senior?source=CP
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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://zoicstudios.applytojob.com/apply/XlMU4qxILn/BC-VFX-Supervisor?source=CP
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Senior Rigging 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 three locations, Los Angeles, New York City and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, Once Upon a Time, The 100, Arrow, 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?

We are seeking a Senior Rigging Artist for our Vancouver studio. This is a project-based position working on a variety of projects and assets within a Rigging Department. The Senior Rigging Artist reports to the Rigging Supervisor.
The ideal candidate will have expert MAYA skills, extensive experience in scripting, and the ability to manage multiple tasks in any given day. The Senior Rigging Artist will be a part of the Rigging & Animation team and in regular contact with other department leads; good communication and problem solving skills are mandatory.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

Minimum 8 years’ experience as a Rigger within a live action VFX studio in TV and/or film.
Create new rigs and rig components.
Create realistic FK/IK rigs for a variety of humanoids, creature, and mechanical models.
Perform rig fixes and troubleshooting during production as requested by Character Supervisor
Senior level knowledge of weighting and skinning demonstrated.
Senior level ability to rig a variety of characters / objects in a realistic (non-cartoon manner)
Senior level knowledge of Character set-up and rigging tools in Maya.
Production experience with Deformers, Constraints, Hierarchies, Utility Nodes, Expressions, Hair & Cloth.
Experience in Python in Maya.
Must have experience with scripting (Python, Mel).
Knowledge of Api, PyQt, Pyside a plus.
Knowledge & previous experience of anatomy and an understanding of bio-mechanics, for humanoid and animals.
Excellent communication skills in English; both written and verbal.
Ability to work within a fast-paced team environment.
Positive attitude and flexible schedule.
Mentor and assist other artists.
Must showcase an up-to-date demo reel demonstrating rigging abilities.
BC Residents preferred.

375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC

Wage Range: $48.08 – $63.00

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.applytojob.com/apply/7Mq6t6ZIzG/BC-Rigging-Artist-Senior?source=CP
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