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Zoic Studios Recruiting Senior (Houdini) FX Artist & Creature/Character Supervisor

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Senior (Houdini) 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, Big Eyes, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, 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?
We are currently seeking a Senior (Houdini) FX Artist for our Vancouver studio. This is a project-based position that will oversee a variety of projects including film, episodics, stream-series and event television. The Senior (Houdini) FX Artist reports to the FX Supervisor.
This is a project-based, full time position.

Responsibilities:

Must demonstrate a strong sense of creativity and respect for aesthetics
Work efficiently with a compositing team and within an existing 3D facility pipeline
Must be able to take an element from concept to final render in Houdini
Asset development (HDA’s) and technical troubleshooting
Manage renders and quality control passes being sent to compositing.
Flexible schedule

Qualifications:

Min. 5 years experience in feature film, episodic television or commercials a must
Proficiency with Houdini in all of the major contexts (SOPs, DOPs/POPs, lighting, rendering)
Proficiency with pyro, destruction, and liquid simulations
Rendering in either Mantra or VRay
VEX/HScripting/Python knowledge an asset
Working knowledge of Maya an asset
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Strong attention to detail and follow through
Positive attitude

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.applytojob.com/apply/ZLPKCY/BC-FX-Houdini-Senior-Artist
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Creature/Character 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, Big Eyes, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, 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?
We are currently seeking a Character 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 rigging department, as well as modeling, texturing, shading and lighting to ensure quality and efficiency through to project delivery. The Character Supervisor reports to the Heads of Production and Creative Director. This is a 1 year, full time position.

Responsibilities:

Works closely with the Creative Director, Animation Supervisor & CG Supervisors
Responsible for the technical developments needed to execute the work of the rigging department and collaborate with all other departments involved in asset creation
Collaborates with Animation Leads and Rigging Artists to find the most appropriate solution to produce desired CG character performances.
Distribute the work to the team according to the production schedule, ensuring that it will be finished on time and with the standard of quality required.
Approves all assets as it relates to rigging.
Particular focus on facial performance and improving the overall quality of characters
Works with all departments; modelling, texturing, shading, rigging, animation, and lighting
Responsible for multiple characters and projects simultaneously
Work closely with Animation TD and riggers
On-the-box duties as required
Administrative duties including 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
Extensive experience in facial performance
Experience in MAYA based pipeline
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must be able to work within a fast paced environment
Passion for high quality facial animation

Apply here:- http://zoicstudios.applytojob.com/apply/BftfNV/BC-Character-Creature-Supervisor
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