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Zoic Studios Recruiting 3D Generalist, Senior 3D Generalist, VFX Supervisor & Senior FX TD

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3D Generalist (Lighting/Assets) – Intermediate

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?

The 3D Generalist (Lighting) works under the Lighting Lead and/or CG Lead, and in conjunction with other team members, to create photo realistic lighting for multiple digital elements to match live action plates, mood boards and concept where required.

Responsibilities:

Create photo realistic lighting of CG characters, organic, & structural environments, props etc.
Work within the colour & lighting pipeline.
Ensure downstream pipeline needs are considered & optimized for rendering.
Work with other team members to address internal and external notes.
Work within assigned hours and deadlines.
Keep up to date with internal tools, software and techniques.
Share knowledge and techniques with other team members.
Mentor more junior artists.
Assist in overall team communication and contribute to positive work environment.

Qualifications:

Minimum 5 years’ experience within live action VFX in film and television in Lighting specific role
Proficient in Maya and VRay.
Understanding of Nuke.
Thorough understanding of CG lighting principles.
Experience with full CG environments.
Experience matching digital lighting with practical photography/live action plates.
Experience with lighting digital assets using HDRI.
Thorough understanding of colour space and how/when to apply.
Ability to utilize creative lighting along with technical applications to add visual interest.
Ability to create layout of lighting for use in virtual and set extensions.
Exceptional organizational skills.
Excellent English communication skills both written and verbal.
Strong attention to detail and follow through.
Positive attitude.
Open to receiving constructive feedback.
Experience working in a high pace environment.
Must showcase lighting and VFX experience with up-to-date reel.

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2DXQkCj
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Senior 3D Generalist (Asset)

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?
The role of the 3D Asset Artist includes a variety of asset creation within films, stream-series and broadcast television projects.

Requirements and Qualifications:

Create high quality 3D assets including hard surface, characters & environments.
Minimum 8 years of experience in a modeling/texture/shading role within live action VFX
Senior level experience in shading using both templates and creating from scratch
Senior level ability to create photo realistic tile-able textures & hand painted custom maps
Senior level experience in sculpting
Look Dev Shader experience ( Vray / Maya )
2D / 3D texturing experience ( MARI / Zbrush / Photoshop )
Organic modeling experience including landscapes, vegetation, digi-doubles
Experience in Nuke, SpeedTree, Terragen and Yeti an asset.
Excellent English communication skills both verbal and written.
Ability to clearly communicate with Leads and other disciplines within your team.
Highly organized
Problem solving capabilities with a “solution-driven” attitude
Strong attention to detail and follow through
Experience in fast pace environment
Experience mentoring junior artists
Other 3D Generalist duties as it applies to asset creation.
Must showcase a comprehensive reel demonstrating photo real capabilities as outlined

375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC

Wage Range: $48.08 – $63.00

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2Er9mi3
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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/2Eq1MEz
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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://bit.ly/2DOGTpf
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