Zoic Studios Recruiting Compositing Lead, Entry Level MCR Assistant, Houdini Artist, Nuke Compositors, Matte Painters, Project Animation Supervisor & Jr Pipeline Developer
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 studios located in Los Angeles, Vancouver, and New York
“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 Commercial, Television, and Feature. 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 currently seeking Lead Compositors to join us on long term freelance contracts in our episodic and commercial departments
What we’re looking for:
6+ years of Nuke compositing experience with 2+ years of Nuke compositing experience in a small or large scale commercial or television environment.
Advanced level Nuke compositing skills, with a knack for technical problem solving as needed
Must work well in a fast paced environment, on shots with quick turnarounds
have an established track record of creatively designing the look and tone for sequences of shots
experience delegating work and managing a team of compositors.
Mentoring younger artists
Collaborate effectively with leads in other studio locations
Please submit a reel, resume and breakdown for review
Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.applytojob.com/apply/phOb00/LA-Compositing-Lead
Entry Level MCR Assistant
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 studios located in Los Angeles, New York, and Vancouver.
We are currently seeking a Entry level MCR Assistant, this position will be a long-term freelance contract with the potential for moving into a staff position for the right candidate. The right candidate for this position will be interested in building a career at Zoic in a technical or data management capacity.
Responsible for all daily Input/Outputs of the facility, which include but not limited to, importing shot clips, delivering VFX versions, quality control, file conversion, layoffs to HDCamSR, Digibeta tapes. This position will be pulling VFX shot plates from the client, and organizing them for our artists, as well as deliveries and tracking. This position is a technical position rather than creative.
Input/Output shots from client delivery to final delivery
Production database maintenance
QA shot/cut sequence
Preparing sequence edits for client approval when required
File conversion and transcoding
Edit show reels
Willingness to learn. work well in a fast paced team environment
Ability to juggle long or late night hours and tight deadlines
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of file formats and cable standards.
Working knowledge of Hiero, Da Vinci, Avid And/Or Final Cut Pro. Knowledge of Quicktime is a bonus but not required.
Working knowledge of Adobe suite is a bonus but not required
Working knowledge of Flame/Smoke is a bonus but not required
Working Knowledge of reading waveform/vector scopes is a bonus but not required
Please submit a resume to the following link: http://zoicstudios.applytojob.com/apply/BGHj8I/LA-Entry-Level-MCR-Assistant
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 Sr level Houdini artists with availability from August through December for our episodic and commercial departments
Create photoreal dynamic effects utilizing Houdini
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
4+ years experience working as a dynamics artist in Film, Commercials, or Episodic Television
Advanced knowledge of Houdini and Maya particle systems
Comfortable with R&D for complicated effects.
A portfolio that demonstrates a variety of photo-real dynamic effects.
Please submit a reel, resume, and breakdown via the following link: http://zoicstudios.applytojob.com/apply/qpCCUA/LA-Houdini-Artist
Zoic Studios a multi-award winning visual effects studio with locations in LA, NYC, and BC. We are actively seeking mid to senior level Nuke compositors for long term freelance work in episodic television and commercials in our Los Angeles location.
The ideal candidate should have experience using Nuke in production. Strong CG integration experience a major plus. Must work well in a small team environment and take directions well in a quick turn-around time frame.
3+ years of Nuke Compositing experience with medium and large scale productions
Rig Removals, Green Screen Comps, Clean-up, Roto, Driving Comps, Monitor Burns, Set Extensions
Additional Experience that is a plus:
5+ years Nuke Compositing experience on medium to large scale commercials or episodic television
Solid knowledge of CG integration with multi-pass EXR
Set Extension with Matte painting integration
Please submit a resume, reel, and breakdown via the following link: http://zoicstudios.applytojob.com/apply/NOX4Q3/LA-MidSenior-Nuke-Compositors
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.
Our memorable effects appear in notable projects such as: Arrow, Flash, Once Upon a Time, Homeland, True Blood, Serenity, Firefly, Fringe, and Battlestar Galactica to name a few.
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.
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
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.
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.
Please apply via the following link: http://zoicstudios.applytojob.com/apply/qGCxBm/LA-Sr-Matte-Painters
Project Animation 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 two studios located in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, Big Eyes, Once Upon A Time, The 100, Arrow, Hemlock Grove, Banshee, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Two, and Falling Skies.
Our Vancouver location is currently seeking a Project based Animation Supervisor. This role is for an immediate temporary full time opening beginning immediately until March 2017.
The Project Animation Supervisor needs to have exceptional animation and character animation skills as well as strong organizational, administrative, leadership, and communication skills, as they are responsible for providing day to day guidance and supervision to the animation team and work with external clients. Previous experience in a supervisory or lead role is preferred.
Attend bid meetings for each episodic show to estimate how many animation hours are needed to complete each shot
Assign shots to animators based on their skills and experience
Communicate the story point and specific shot direction from the client’s spotting session for shots to the animators
Creatively oversee all animation shots for project and give revisions as needed prior to dailies with the creative director
Maintain the quality level of animation as per project specifications
Act as the animation team point of contact for the creative director
Interpret creative director and client notes to direct animators with revisions, while maintaining the client’s vision.
Work with coordinators to ensure clear communication
Demonstrated skill in animation, particularly with CG character comedic animation within a live action world
At least 5 years of experience as a character animator
Minimum of 2 years of experience in a Lead or Supervisory position
Previous experience in deadline driven project management and client relations
Experience in diplomacy with clients
Adept at interpreting notes and communicating priorities to the animation crew
He or she will have a good eye
Ability to manage the pressures of live action television
Exhibit a passion for animation
Please apply via the following link: http://zoicstudios.applytojob.com/apply/g2HeN6/BC-Project-Animation-Supervisor?source=cp
Jr Pipeline Developer
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, Big Eyes, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, Keanu, Once Upon a Time, The 100, Arrow, Flash & Man in the High Castle.
“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 looking for a Junior Pipeline Developer who will be responsible with assisting in the overall efficiency of the facility-wide production pipeline. They will support the management and development of tools that help digital artists with their daily use of both third party and in-house software and systems. These tools are intended to make visual effects production as efficient and productive as possible.
The role requires strong technical and communication skills, as well as a firm understanding of software design, graphics, and production work flow.
We hope to begin interviewing qualified candidates in late July/Early August for a start date early September.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work with and take direction from CTO, Pipeline Managers, and Senior TDs as well as artists to create, support & maintain tools to be integrated into Zoic’s existing pipeline.
• Utilize Python and PySide for tool creation and support
• Work with artists to troubleshoot and fix problems
• Update and maintain tools, techniques and work flows as required
Skills & Software Required:
• Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent work experience
• Proficiency in Python
• Solid understanding of Object Oriented Programming and Design
• Experience with Version Control Systems
• Some experience with Qt. Other UI framework experience a plus
• Knowledge in Python scripting in Nuke, Maya
• C/C++, web development, SQL experience a plus
• Past experience with Shotgun, RV, Cinema4D, Houdini a plus
• Linux experience a plus. Bash, file IO, process lifecycle
• Excellent written & verbal communication skills
• Flexible schedule
This is a contract position with possibility for extension.
BC Residents only please.
Please apply via the following link: http://zoicstudios.applytojob.com/apply/89WRJ9/BC-Jr-Pipeline-Developer?source=cp
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