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  1. FX Animator If you are qualified and interested please email Angela at ageier@laika.com with your reel and resume. General Summary The FX Animator is responsible for creating Character and Environment FX, and elements for lighting and compositing to support of the visual style and narrative of the film. They will also be involved in the collaboration of creative and technical tools and workflow. Essential Job Functions Design and create the look of computer generated FX and elements through shot production. Under the supervision of the CG Supervisor, VFX Sup and/or Director help establish and follow the look of the film. Troubleshoot creative and technical issues. Partner with the Modeling, Texturing, Lighting and Compositing and help support each departments’ FX integration issues. Maintain a high level of quality while working on multiple projects, both looks development and shot production under aggressive deadlines. Perform technical work in support of shot production using various production tools. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Animation, Art or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experience. 3+ years of high-end production experience in television or feature films as an FX artist and/or TD. Experience in producing effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam and explosions. Knowledge of applicable software and platforms including Maya, Renderman and Houdini REQUIRED. Working knowledge of Digital Compositing in Nuke. Experience with advanced lighting techniques such as Global Illumination, HDRI, subsurface scattering and real world lighting set ups, a plus. Experience with 3D paint packages, a plus. Modeling, Texturing and/or Lighting experience, a plus. Disclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  2. FX Animator If you are qualified and interested please email Angela at ageier@laika.com with your reel and resume. General Summary The FX Animator is responsible for creating Character and Environment FX, and elements for lighting and compositing to support of the visual style and narrative of the film. They will also be involved in the collaboration of creative and technical tools and workflow. Essential Job Functions Design and create the look of computer generated FX and elements through shot production. Under the supervision of the CG Supervisor, VFX Sup and/or Director help establish and follow the look of the film. Troubleshoot creative and technical issues. Partner with the Modeling, Texturing, Lighting and Compositing and help support each departments’ FX integration issues. Maintain a high level of quality while working on multiple projects, both looks development and shot production under aggressive deadlines. Perform technical work in support of shot production using various production tools. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Animation, Art or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experience. 3+ years of high-end production experience in television or feature films as an FX artist and/or TD. Experience in producing effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam and explosions. Knowledge of applicable software and platforms including Maya, Renderman and Houdini REQUIRED. Working knowledge of Digital Compositing in Nuke. Experience with advanced lighting techniques such as Global Illumination, HDRI, subsurface scattering and real world lighting set ups, a plus. Experience with 3D paint packages, a plus. Modeling, Texturing and/or Lighting experience, a plus. Disclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  3. Position: Houdini Effects Artists Employment period: Early December 2012 though to around mid May 2013. Location: RSP Adelaide, Australia. POSITION OVERVIEW RSP is engaged on a high profile, live-action feature film. We are seeking experienced Houdini FX Artists to join our growing team. In this role you will utilise your previous CG film experience to create realistic FX elements. The effects will primarily be focused on rigid-bodied destruction work, with a large number of environmental and ancillary FX to be completed. Demonstrated skills using Houdini’s Modeling, Rigging, Shading, Animation, Lighting (Mantra) tools are key aspects expected of applicants. Applicants must be experienced CG artists with feature film experience. In this role you will be contributing your knowledge and expertise to achieve the highest quality visual effects output. RESPONSIBILITIES Create exceptional realistic FX animation and effects. Follow creative & technical briefs with regard to the production schedule and set milestones. Work with animation, lighting & compositing as necessary in order to meet FX animation objectives. Ability to adapt your effects as the brief evolves. REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Minimum 4 years Houdini experience. Prior experience creating photo-real FX Elements for feature film. Prior experience creating fire, smoke, dust particles, explosions and destruction sequences will be highly regarded. Feature film pipeline experience with a focus on working to deadline and following direction. Experience working with fluid & particle dynamics an advantage. APPLICATION Please send all applications and a link to your reel, including shot breakdown to: employment@rsp.com.au with Houdini FX Artist in the subject line. Please state your availability and current country of residence so we can assess relocation options. All applicants will receive an initial automated response. Candidates who closely match the required skills, experience and availability will be personally responded back to. Due to the high volume of applications we are currently receiving, we cannot guarantee everyone will be responded back to within 48 hours. ABOUT RISING SUN PICTURES RSP are a passionate team of producers, artists and technicians, known globally for delivering complex visual effects on high profile projects. With an infrastructure to deliver a full spectrum of feature film post services, RSP is proud to have worked on recent films including: The Hunger Games, Prometheus, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Green Lantern, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Part 1 & 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides & Terminator Salvation. For a full project listing and further information about applying for this and other positions, please visit: www.rsp.com.au
  4. Method Studios Vancouver is actively looking for strong intermediate, senior, and lead HOUDINI FX TDs for current and upcoming feature film projects. Duties: - Design, create, and implement photo-real effects (dust, fire, smoke, explosions, debris, clouds, etc.) and systems that meet all technical and aesthetic standards for the project - Work within the show structure and production deadlines to complete all tasks - Integrate created elements into scenes with lighting, shadows, reflections, etc. - Provide full spec for tool before development if spec not provided - Document all developed technology - Maintain a methodically clear system of data storage and retrieval - Balancing the creative needs and the technical resources available - Report regularly to the VFX Supervisor and/or DFX Supervsior informing him/her of any concerns or new developments - Follow the creative direction of the production communicated by the VFX Supervisor - Ability to work in a dynamic team environment. - Ability to work under tight deadlines - Stays current with latest technologies Qualifications: - MINIMUM 2 years experience as an FX TD; 5+ years for seniors and leads - MUST HAVE production experience with Houdini - Degree in Animation, Arts, Fine Arts or equivalent production experience in feature film - Strong knowledge of and proven ability to use Houdini to develop photo-real dynamics-based effects - Experience with rigid body and particle dynamics, volume modeling and rendering, procedural geometry generation and fluid dynamics an asset - Demonstrable ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas - Able to take directions and adaptable to change - Good at improvising and problem-solving - Requires strong technical knowledge and organizational skills - Familiarity with one or more coding/scripting languages an asset (e.g. Python, Mel) Please e-mail van-recruiting[at]methodstudios.com with your résumé, demo reel with breakdowns, and your current or upcoming availability with subject line "OD Force HOUDINI FX TD" and your name, as in: "OD Force HOUDINI FX TD - John Smith". We thank all candidates in advance for applying but only those selected will be contacted for an interview.