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Zoic Studios Recruiting Digital Matte Painter, Dynamics/FX Artist, General Application, Lighting Artist, Studio Trainer & Tracking Artists

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Digital Matte Painter (Features)

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Department: Features
Type: Contracted
Min. Experience: Experienced

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 studio credits include, Night at the Museum 3, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Big Eyes, Wayward Pines, Once Upon A Time, Banshee, and Hemlock Grove.
“Visual Evolution” is our mission. We invest in constantly improving our technological and studio processes so that our artists can focus on being creative. We like a challenge. Do you?
Our Vancouver, BC location is currently seeking Digital Matte Painters for our Feature Department for a project beginning January 5th, 2015. This is a project hire.

Summary of Position

The ideal candidate will be part of feature matte painting department. You will be responsible for collaborating with other team members to create 2D and 3D matte paintings under the direction of our Matte Painting Supervisor.

Responsibilities

Responsible for the creation of the 2d, 2.5d, and 3d elements of an environment shot.
Combine photographic, paint, and 3d assets to create and design environments using techniques such as camera animation, image projection, layering, and lighting
Provide and acquire photographic and other reference materials

Qualifications

Extensive experience (4 years minimum) working as a matte painter within feature film industry is required
Extensive use and knowledge of Photoshop
Strong traditional portfolio of photography, painting, drawing, and sketching
Strong knowledge of 3d animation programs such as Maya, 3dsMax, or Cinema 4d
Strong knowledge of 2d compositing software such as Nuke or After Effects
Good Knowledge of lighting, rendering and the compositing process
Positive attitude, hard worker, flexible schedule for deliveries
Zoic is a Maya/VRay/Nuke studio.

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/DQgFLH/BC-Digital-Matte-Painter-Features.html
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Dynamics/FX Artist

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Department: Features
Type: Contracted
Min. Experience: Mid Level

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 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

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/sCxybQ/BC-Dynamics-FX-Artist.html
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General Application

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Type: Temporary to Full Time
Min. Experience: Entry Level

Thank you for your interest in Zoic Studios BC.

If you don’t see the position you’d like to apply for listed on our careers page, please feel free to submit you application through this posting.
We will review, and if a position comes up that matches your skills, we will be sure to contact you.
All the best!

Zoic Studios BC Recruitment Team

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/JK209t/BC-General-Application.html
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Lighting Artist (Features)

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Department: Features
Type: Contracted
Min. Experience: Experienced

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 a Lighting Artist for a feature film project. This is a project based position.
The Lighting artist works under the supervision of the CG Lead, CG Supervisor and VFX Supervisor to design and implement multiple types of lighting scenes. The lighting artist must have a strong ability to match photo real lighting to existing live action plates.

Responsibilities

Lighting and rendering photo-real CG characters, organic and structural environments
Need to be able to complete lighting tasks from start to finish as well work with predefined lighting set-up
Look development of CG assets, create light rigs, and built HDRIs
Trouble-shoot scene files and problem-solve technical issues
Manage render scenes and quality control lighting passes being sent to compositing
Pro-active team member who demonstrates a strong sense of creativity and respect for aesthetics

Qualifications

Proficiency in Maya, VRay and Nuke
Thorough understanding CG lighting principles and look development
Photorealistic texturing experience an asset
Minimum 4 years of lighting experience within feature film
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Strong attention to detail and follow through
Positive attitude, hard worker

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/BGnzsw/BC-Lighting-Artist-Features.html
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Studio Trainer

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Department: Facility
Type: Temporary to Full Time
Min. Experience: Experienced

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.
The Studio Trainer artist 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.

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/6s8ro4/BC-Studio-Trainer.html
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Tracking Artists

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Department: Episodic Television
Type: Seasonal
Min. Experience: Mid Level

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.
“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 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Episodic Television. 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, BC location is currently seeking Tracking Artists for upcoming television projects. This position is based on shift work (start times will vary).
The ideal candidate will have intermediate to advanced knowledge of object tracking experience using Syntheyes, familiar with television turn-around schedule, and must work well in a team environment.

Requirements:

•3+ years of object tracking experience on television, or feature production
• Must be able to do manual tracking and matchmoving
• Excellent knowledge of camera lenses

Qualifications:

• Proficient in SynthEyes, PF Track and 3D Equalizer
• Knowledge of Maya, Nuke
• Work well in team environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

*BC Residents only please.

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/mRWTsw/BC-Tracking-Artists.html
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