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Zoic Studios Recruiting Sr Texture Painter, General Application, Hair/Fur Grooming Artists, Maya Dynamics Artists, Mid-Senior Nuke Compositors, Sr Character Animator, Sr Matte Painters & NYC 3D Generalist

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Sr Texture Painter

Location: Culver City, CA
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.
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, Resurrection, Castle, and Banshee.
Our Los Angeles office is currently seeking a Sr Texture Artist for various upcoming projects through the end of the year. At Zoic, our artists have the opportunity to work on all different types of work – from episodics, to commercials, and film.

Responsibilities

Use photographic elements to create photo-real textures that meets all production requirements
Work closely with other departments to ensure assets created work through the pipeline
Implement best practices, mentor juniors and anticipate potential problems
Pro-active team member who demonstrates a strong sense of creativity and respect for aesthetics

Qualifications

Proficiency in Maya, Mari, Photoshop, Mudbox and Vray
Good understanding of color space and linear workflow
Look development or/and lighting experience an asset
Minimum 3 years of texturing experience in Episodic or Commercial production
Experience working on projects with tight production schedules
Self-directed work who is able to follow specific direction from supervisors
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Strong attention to detail and follow through
Local to the LA area

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/grhI2r/LA-Sr-Texture-Painter.html
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General Application

Location: Culver City, CA
Type: Temporary to Full Time
Min. Experience: Entry Level

Thank you for your interest in Zoic Studios Los Angeles.

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 LA Recruitment Team

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/D4qoPd/LA-General-Application.html
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Hair/Fur Grooming Artists

Location: Culver City, CA
Type: Contracted
Min. Experience: Experienced

Zoic Los Angeles is currently seeking a Hair and Fur artist familiar for various bookings on episodic and commercial projects

Summary of Position

This artist will be responsible for grooming photorealistic fur and feathers, as well as lighting and rendering hair/fur assets using Vray.

Responsibilities

Responsible for grooming hair, fur and feathers to a photorealistic level of finish.
Work inside a pipeline with existing conventions and scripts.
Ability to light hair/fur assets in Vray a major plus
Be adaptable to changes.
Interface with team members for assignments, notes, and changes.
Complete work within the time frame allotted.
Be comfortable balancing speed vs quality

Qualifications

Extensive production experience using Shave & a Haircut or hair software for grooming
Understanding of lighting in Vray a plus
Must have some experience and familiarity working in Yeti
Experience working in production on projects with tight delivery schedules
Ability to work within a structured team environment.
Problem solving skills, self starter, adapt to production changes, good working attitude.
You will be working on a PC desktop.

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/rcTwsa/LA-HairFur-Grooming-Artists.html
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Maya Dynamics Artists

Location: Culver City, CA Department: Episodics Type: Contracted Min. Experience: Experienced
About Zoic Studios
Zoic Studios is a multiple Emmy and VES award winning VFX company, comprised of accomplished artists, supervisors, and producers who understand all aspects of visual effects and the creative story process.
We are currently seeking Mid – Sr level Maya dynamics artists with immediate availability to help out on various episodic and commercial projects

Responsibilities

Create photoreal dynamic effects utilizing Maya
Develop execution strategies for complex simulations
Comfortable taking direction from the CG supervisor and creative director.
Great at problem solving, and devising creative solutions to complete complicated effects shots

Qualifications

3+ years experience working as a dynamics artist in Film, Commercials, or Episodic Television
Advanced knowledge of Maya Particle Systems
Comfortable with working in the development process on complicated effects.
A portfolio that demonstrates a variety of photo-real dynamic effects.
Phoenix experience a major plus

no phone calls please.

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/cU1XlO/LA-Maya-Dynamics-Artists.html
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Mid-Senior Nuke Compositors

Location: Culver City, CA Department: Episodics Television Type: Contracted Min. Experience: Experienced
Zoic Studios Culver City, an multi-award winning visual effects studio, is now actively seeking Mid-Sr level Nuke compositors for immediate work in episodic television.
The ideal candidate should have extensive experience using Nuke. Strong CG integration experience preferred. Must work well in a small team environment and take directions well in a quick turn-around time frame.

Minimum Requirement:

3+ years of Nuke Compositing experience from medium to large scale productions
Rig Removal, Green Screen Comp, Clean-up, Roto, Driving Comp, Monitor Burn, Set Extension
Additional Experience that is a plus:
5+ years Nuke Compositing experience as a lead on medium to large scale commercial or episodic television
Expert knowledge of CG integration with multi-pass EXR
Set Extension with Matte painting integration
Please submit your resume and reel for consideration!
The greater Los Angeles area only, and no phone calls please.

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/NOX4Q3/LA-MidSenior-Nuke-Compositors.html
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Sr Character Animator

Location: Culver City, CA
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, Gangster Squad, Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Once Upon a Time, Fringe and Falling Skies.
“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 LA office is currently interested in talking to Sr Character Animators with immediate availability

Summary of Position

Works under the CG Supervisor to create realistic creature and character animation for Television and Feature live action productions. Animators at Zoic may be asked to animate anything from an alien slug to a 6 legged chimera so strong visual understanding of anatomy and physics is a must.

Responsibilities:

Realistic creature and character animation
Ensuring animation meets production deadlines
Ensuring animation meets quality standards
Knowing and following all pipeline and studio policies and procedures
Extensive experience and working knowledge with motion capture in Maya.

Qualifications

Experience working as a 3D animator within film and television, a must.
Proficiency animating in Maya from reference, with the ability to take animation to final.
Ability to work within a fast-paced team environment.
Positive attitude, hard worker, flexible schedule.
Strong attention to detail and follow through.

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/YJpWwj/LA-Sr-Character-Animator.html
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Sr Matte Painters

Location: Culver City, CA
Type: Contracted
Min. Experience: Experienced

Summary of Position

To create captivating and photorealistic 2.5 and 3d matte paintings of subject matter ranging from fantasy to urban. Ability to work as part of a team on high profile, fast paced episodic and commercial work.
We are looking for matte painters experienced working in 2.5d and full 3d matte painting, who are experienced working efficiently under tight deadlines. As such, episodic or commercial matte painting experience is preferred.

Responsibilities

Take paintings from concept through to final
Project paintings on 3d geometry as required
Work quickly and efficiently within established pipeline.
Must take direction well and adapt to changes.
Communicate well with producers and supervisors

Qualifications

Experience working as a Matte Painter on episodic or commercial projects with tight deadlines
Ability to work within a team environment.
Ability to manipulate cameras and project in Nuke and Maya a major plus
Matte painters of all experience levels are welcome to apply, however we are unfortunately only able to follow up with those that fit our immediate needs.

Submission

Please submit a resume as well as a reel and breakdown demonstrating your matte painting work. Submissions without a reel or work examples will not be considered. Local candidates only please.

Thank you!

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/qGCxBm/LA-Sr-Matte-Painters.html
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NYC 3D Generalist

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Department: Features and Episodic
Type: Contracted
Min. Experience: Experienced

Zoic Studios is an award winning VFX Company comprised of accomplished artists, supervisors, and producers, who understand all aspects of visual effects and the creative story process. Some of our recent credits include, Big Eyes, True Blood, Arrow, Once Upon A Time, Hemlock Grove and Falling Skies.
Our Brooklyn, NY location is currently seeking a 3D Generalist with strong shot finishing skills. The generalist will work independently and in collaboration with the 2D Lead to complete shots on episodic projects.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Expert level experience with creating photo-real assets in Maya and Vray
Responsible primarily for Modelling, Texturing, Shading, and Lighting
Object animation experience is a major plus
Experience with Maya dynamics is a major plus
Min. 3 years experience in production working on live-action, photo-real projects
Comfortable working on quick turnarounds

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/9P8RZZ/NYC-3D-Generalist.html
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