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Zoic Studios Recruiting Senior FX Artist & Lighting Look Development Artist

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Senior FX 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 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 Senior FX Artists.

The FX Artist reports to the VFX Supervisor and is responsible for creating and completing a variety of dynamics and effects work for film, streamed and broadcast television projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Design, create and implement high quality photo-real effects including Water, Fire, Smoke, Explosions, Clouds, Debris, Magical etc.
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.
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 Supervisor and VFX Supervisor
Stays current with latest technologies, methods, and workflows.
Mentor artists.

Qualifications

Minimum 8 years’ experience in Film/Television as an FX Artist.
Senior level knowledge of, and proven ability to use Houdini and Maya to develop high quality photo-real dynamic effects.
Past experience of renders such as VRay, RenderMan, Arnold
Past experience with Mantra.
Senior level experience with rigid body dynamics and particle systems
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
Extensive experience of breakout layers for compositing and ability to slap comp FX passes
Excellent English communication both verbal and written.
Positive attitude
Highly organized
Past experience with mentoring junior artists
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 FX capabilities as outlined
BC Residents Preferred.

375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC

wage range: $48.08 – $63.00

Apply here:- http://20130617211657_6tmhkm8rph38a8sz.applytojob.com/apply/ZwMZaG38RK/BC-FX-Artist-Senior?source=CP
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Lighting Look Development 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 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 Lighting Look Dev Artist.
The Lighting Look Dev artist works under the CG Lead, and in conjunction with other team members, to assist in the creation of photo realistic sets & characters to match mood boards, concepts and client’s vision.

Responsibilities:

Hard surface and organic modeling; Build clean geo overtop of photogrammetry
Assist in the creation of photo realistic lighting of CG characters, organic, & structural environments, props to production’s requirements.
Texturing – assist in the creation of photo realistic tileable textures & hand painted custom maps
Shaders – assist in the creation of templates and/or from scratch
Work within the colour & lighting pipeline.
Ensure downstream pipeline needs are considered & optimized for rendering.
Work with other team members to address internal and external notes.
Work within assigned hours and deadlines.
Keep up to date with internal tools, software and techniques.
Work with 2D Look dev Artist to standardize mattes required for each set
Take point on sets under the direction of Leads and Supervisors as needed
Share knowledge and techniques with other team members.
Assist in overall team communication and contribute to positive work environment

Qualifications:

Minimum 3 years’ experience within live action VFX in Generalist & Lighting role.
Proficient in Maya
Proficient in VRay – shader development & lighting techniques properties.
Minimum 3 years’ experience using Maya and Vray in production setting.
Working knowledge of Nuke.
Working knowledge of MARI, Substance Painter, Zbrush
Experience in SpeedTree and/or VUE an asset
Thorough understanding of CG lighting principles.
Experience with full CG environments.
Experience matching digital lighting with practical photography/live action plates.
Experience with lighting digital assets using HDRI.
Understanding of colour space and how/when to apply.
Proven Ability to take shots to final at highest possible quality within schedules.
Past experience in VFX within film and/or television.
Excellent communication skills in English; both verbal and written.
Strong attention to detail and follow through
Positive attitude.
Open to receiving constructive feedback.
Experience working in a high pace environment.
Must showcase lighting, modeling, look dev and VFX experience, as outlined with up-to-date reel.

BC Residents preferred

375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC

Wage Range: $27.00 – $ 38.46

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.applytojob.com/apply/1VUzdFTS9P/BC-Lighting-Look-Development-Artist?source=CP
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