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Zoic Studios Recruiting 3D Animation Lead, 2D Compositor, Lead Tracking Artist, Rigging Artist / Character TD, Senior 2D Compositor, Tracking/Matchmove Artists & Visual Effects Supervisor

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3D Animation Lead

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, Big Eyes, Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Once Upon A Time, The 100, Arrow, Hemlock Grove and Falling Skies.
Our Vancouver location is currently seeking an Animation Lead for Episodic and Feature projects. This is a seasonal opening beginning August 2014.
The Lead Animator needs to have solid animation and character animation skills as well as strong organizational, administrative, leadership, and communication skills. As he, or she, is responsible for providing day to day performance feedback to the animators on their team, previous experience in a leadership role, with particular experience providing constructive artistic and job performance feedback, is highly desired.

Responsibilities:

Attend meetings in place of the supervisor and report on important points.
Attend dailies sessions and keep track of revision notes. Work w/ coordinator and Supervisor to ensure they’re recorded in a way that artists can clearly understand and move forward.
Work with the rigging department and test rigs to ensure that all rigs function properly for proposed shots.
Review reels w/ Recruiting, participate in interviews as requested and provide feedback on candidates.
Act as a liaison between the supervisor and the animators as necessary.
Spend time ‘on the box’ working on shots as required
Provide timely day to day performance feedback to assigned artists. Report overall performance status and repeated performance problems to Supervisor and HR as needed.
Meet with the Animation Supervisor daily to receive instructions & communicate workload.
Monitor hours spent on shots and ensure artists are staying within bid/approved hours.
Act as Character Lead for assigned characters as required

Qualifications:

Extensive experience animating in MAYA
Ability to work in a fast paced environment
3+ years experience in a lead or supervisory role
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent knowledge of physics and anatomy as it pertains to animation
Artist mentorship experience
Must be able to work in both episodic and feature film projects

Please submit a resume and reel to: http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/StU5K4/BC-3D-Animation-Lead.html?source=VFXPro

*BC residents only please
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2D Compositor

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 Once Upon A Time, The Hundred, Intelligence 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 Vancouver, BC location is currently seeking Compositors for our episodic department. This is a short term position with asap start dates.
The Compositor works with and collaborates with the 2D Leads to create and complete shots as assigned.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

Must be proficient in Nuke
Working knowledge of Maya
At least 2 years live action visual effects compositing experience
Knowledge of projection, matte painting integration, CG integration, EXR integration, rig removal
Excellent understanding of 3D multi-pass rendering techniques and colour space concepts
Expert eye for colour and composition
Ability to take artistic direction
Work well with tight deadlines
Organized, with excellent written and verbal communication skills

Zoic is a Maya/Vray/Nuke studio.

Please submit a resume and reel to: http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/2vaYfI/BC-2D-Compositor.html

*BC Residents only please.
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Lead Tracking 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 two studios located in Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, Big Eyes, Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Once Upon A Time, The Hundred, Arrow, 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. 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 a Lead Tracking/Matchmove/Layout Artist to join our Camera Department for upcoming feature and television projects.
The ideal candidate will have advanced knowledge of object tracking and experience using Syntheyes. Must be familiar with television turn-around schedules and work well in a team environment as well as be able to lead a team.

Requirements:

3+ years of object tracking experience on television, or feature production
Past experience in supervising tracking & layout artists
Experience providing budget estimates as it relates to Tracking, MM & Layout
Must be able to do manual tracking and matchmoving
Excellent knowledge of camera lenses
Knowledge of on-set virtual environment systems

Qualifications:

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

Please submit a resume and reel to: http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/EHsSEr/BC-Lead-Tracking-Artist.html?source=VFXPro

*BC residents only please.
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Rigging Artist / Character 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 two studios located in Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, Big Eyes, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Gangster Squad, Arrow, The 100, Banshee, 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. 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 a Rigging Artist for our Animation Department.
The ideal candidate will work under the direction of our Senior Character TD. They will have strong MAYA skills, a good grasp of scripting, and the ability to manage multiple tasks in any given day. The Rigging Artist will be a part of the animation team and in regular contact with the modelers; good communication skills are key.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

Minimum 3 years production experience in rigging and animation
Ability to work within a fast-paced team environment.
Positive attitude, hard worker, flexible schedule for deliveries.
Solid knowledge of Character set-up 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 MayaApi, PyQt, Pyside a plus

Zoic is a Maya/VRay/Nuke studio.

Please submit a resume and reel to: http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/E85MyZ/BC-Rigging-Artist-Character-TD.html?source=VFXPro

*BC residents only please.
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Senior 2D Compositor

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.
“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?
We are currently seeking a Senior 2D Compositor for our features department. This is a project based position at our Vancouver, BC location beginning in July.
The Senior 2D Compositor works with and collaborates with the Compositing Supervisor to create and complete shots as assigned.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

• Must be proficient in Nuke
• Working knowledge of Maya
• At least 5 years live action visual effects compositing experience in FEATURE films
• Experience in projection, matte painting integration, CG integration, EXR integration, rig removal
• Excellent understanding of 3D multi-pass rendering techniques and colour space concepts
• Expert eye for colour and composition
• Ability to take artistic direction
• Work well with tight deadlines
• Organized with excellent written and verbal communication skills

Zoic is a Maya/Vray/Nuke studio.

Please submit a resume and reel to: http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/JZoaYH/BC-Senior-2D-Compositor-For-Feature.html?source=VFXPro

*BC Residents only please.
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Tracking/Matchmove Artists

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, Big Eyes, Gangster Squad, The 100, Arrow, 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 Vancouver, BC location is currently seeking a Tracking/Matchmove Artist for upcoming feature and television projects.
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 and PF Track
Knowledge of Maya, Nuke
Work well in team environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Please submit a resume and reel to: http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/qr2NZt/BC-TrackingMatchmove-Artists.html?source=VFXPro

*BC Residents only please.
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Visual Effects 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 and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, Big Eyes, Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Once Upon A Time, The 100, Hemlock Grove and Falling Skies.
Our Vancouver, BC location is currently seeking a VFX Supervisor.

Responsibilities:

Read new scripts and prepare prelim VFX overview / breakdown and possible methodologies for discussion
Prepare any reference material for meetings
Assist Director in shot design, storyboarding, VFX sequence methodology
Manage information, and communication between production and VFX for successful shot execution
Create the VFX master breakdown sheet to aid various depts. in coordinating their role in the VFX shots
Attend all necessary prep meetings – Specifically pre concept, concept, VFX, art dept., SPFX & stunts, Props and prod
Coordinate with Art Department for virtual set needs -set layout and dimensioning information
Check wardrobe, Set Dec and props as needed for green / blue screen and other possible keying issues
Provide input and VFX consultation as needed on development of other departments work. I.e. stunt work and rigging
Camera equipment and testing, lighting and grip set up, props and spfx rigging – all interactive VFX components
Provide tech scout guidance to survey team to help maximize shot success
Prep any special VFX materials – eye line reference, foam core framing and size refs, special markers & targets
Coordinate VFX Studios’ special needs and requirements with appropriate depts.
Ensure all needed reference material, footage; art is prepped for onset guidance prior to shooting
Confirm shots and prep footage for video playback if needed
Coordinate any special Virtual set / VR set requirements with all departments
Manage green stage accessories and maintenance
Take necessary notes and photos of props, sets, locations etc. as needed
Confirm with any involved Dept. that VFX requirements will be addressed. Plan for plan “B”
Consult and strategically guide VFX shot set up. Provide any needed camera set up data
Provide camera and continuity with V slate requirements when needed
Record on set camera data and additional data and measurements when required
Take on set reference, texture, matte painting pics and HDRI photos as needed
Track and submit the VFX shots and time for the onset reports as per production requirements
Work with Director, Camera Dept. and DP to ensure proper framing and movement for VFX action and elements
Track VFX shot counts and budget items during production. Communicate with any major deviation from the budget
Make critical on set decisions to maximize shot success and/or plan for issues
Provide for eye line targets and stand in reference placement
Consult with studio for additional on-set VFX assistant scheduling
Supervise / Direct additional B cam, splinter and element shoots as required
Provide VFX stills unit capability. Elements for sprites, matte paintings, set extensions etc
Manage day to day developments and interdepartmental communications during production
Ensure for adequate coverage, plates and other beneficial elements
Manage the video playback needs as required
Provide end of day reports. In Studio
Communicate client direction to in house artists
Look development of vfx elements
Manage performance and morale of in house lead artists
Provide artistic supervision throughout production process
Approve shots before they are sent to client
Create and implement art assets as needed
Work closely with Producers and Coordinators to establish and manage the project teams and budgets
Follow all studio policies and procedures
Other reasonable duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Extensive experience in MAYA, VRAY
Excellent knowledge of NUKE
4 years + on-set vfx experience is required
Minimum 8 years’ experience as an in-studio supervisor or lead
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Script breakdown, bidding experience a requirement
Extensive client management experience
Must be able to work in both episodic and feature film projects

Please submit a resume and reel to: http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/vY5Opj/BC-Visual-Effects-Supervisor.html?source= cgeetup
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