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Zoic Studios Recruiting Rigging Supervisor, FX Lead & Compositing Lead

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Rigging 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, Lemony Snickets: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Once Upon a Time, The 100, Arrow, & 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?
We are currently seeking a Rigging Supervisor for our Vancouver studio. This is a key position that will supervise the process of rigging of all assets through the pipeline; from concept to final renders. The ideal candidate will work closely with the Character/Concept, TD, and Animation pooled departments as well as show Supervisors, to ensure quality and efficiency through to project delivery. This is a 1 year, full time position with potential to be full time staff for the right candidate.

Responsibilities:

Responsible for the technical developments needed to execute the work of the rigging department
Collaborates with multiple department Supervisors including the Look Development Supervisor, Animation Supervisor, TD Supervisor and show specific VFX Supervisors to find the most appropriate solution to produce desired CG character performances
Work closely in partnership with the Department Coordinator to distribute work to the rigging team according to production schedules, ensuring that timelines and quality are met
Responsible for approving all assets as it relates to rigging
Particular focus on improving the overall quality and efficiency of creatures/characters
Responsible for multiple characters and projects simultaneously
On-the-box duties as required
Administrative duties including performance management of team, production meetings, dailies etc.

Qualifications:

Expert hands-on experience of rigging complex characters & creatures showcased by comprehensive reel.
Past lead or supervisory role within Rigging department
Experience with implementation of muscle systems
Experience in MAYA based pipeline
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with particular focus on inter-departmental collaboration.
Must be able to work within a fast paced environment
Passion for high quality facial animation

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.applytojob.com/apply/jobs/details/vVzHsZzYNH?
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FX Lead – Projects

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?

Our Vancouver location is currently seeking a FX Lead Artist. This is a project based, full time position beginning late July, 2017.

The FX Lead reports to the FX Supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Design, create and implement high quality photo-real effects including Water, Fire, Smoke, Explosions, Clouds, Debris, Magical
Design, create and implement efficient methods, tools, and workflows
Understand and work within the studio/show structure / pipeline
Work with TDs and Pipeline to improve FX processes
Integrate created elements into scenes with lighting and shading
Document developed technologies.
Coordinate resources and thorough understanding of optimization in order to maximize resource availability and capability
Report regularly to the FX Supervisor for creative approvals, technical or administrative concerns
Follow the creative direction set forth by the production and communicated by the FX/VFX Supervisor
Stays current with latest technologies, methods, and workflows.
Mentor artists.
Provide feedback to your team as required.

Qualifications:

Minimum 5 years with prior Lead experience in Film/Television
Strong knowledge of and proven ability to use Houdini and Maya to develop high quality photo-real dynamic effects.
Good understanding of renders such as Mantra, VRay, RenderMan, Arnold
Some past experience with Mantra a big plus
Experience with rigid body dynamics and particle systems
Emphasis on destruction a plus
Adaptable to change of direction during production and in tight deadlines
Strong technical knowledge for problem solving, verbal communication and organizational skills
Ability to work under tight deadlines in order to deliver on time and on budget
Knowledge of coding/scripting in current production languages Ie: Python, VEX, Hscript, C++, and Mel
Strong understanding of rendering and shading techniques and procedures
Understanding of breakout layers for compositing and ability to slap comp FX passes
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Positive attitude, hard worker
Highly organized
Problem solving capabilities with a “solution-driven” attitude
Strong attention to detail and follow through
Experience in fast pace environment
Must showcase a comprehensive reel demonstrating photo real capabilities

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.applytojob.com/apply/jobs/details/4X3gyAXzPf?
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Compositing Lead – Episodic Projects

Zoic Studios is an Award winning visual effects company 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, Arrow, The Hundred, Zoo and The Defenders.

“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 Culver City, CA location is currently seeking a Compositing Lead with strong shot finishing skills for our upcoming episodic season, beginning in August. This is a 9 month contract.
The Compositing Lead will work in a team environment taking direction from the Creative Director and VFX Supervisor, as well as work in conjunction with the CG Lead to complete shots on an episodic project(s).

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Work with Creative Director, and Department Supervisor to achieve creative goals and maintain quality standards.
Have strong look development/creative skills, as well as technically savvy.
Oversee and ensure that Comp Team shots are called out in Shotgun.
Work with Producer and VFX Sup for team assignments.
Overall, main liaison between any 2D needs with all other departments.
Work with VFX Sup to interpret and achieve client notes.
In the VFX Sup’s absence, may review shots before passing on to client.
Working with compositors to mentor and guide to achieve creative goals in most efficient manner possible.
Expert knowledge of Nuke.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment with quick turnarounds.
Past experience in a lead role within VFX.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

Additional perk: We also have the best homemade guacamole served in Culver City.

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.applytojob.com/apply/jobs/details/yW39CMwDDl?
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