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  1. Any suggestions or recommendations? Where do studios get their temporary gear for emergency jobs? Or do those venders only deal with 50+ seat setups? (and no I don't wanna build or buy my own rig just yet, I do know how awesome it is)
  2. I know it's tough out there, but I got the CHOPS, the SOPS, the POPS, and the DOPS (and Python) to help deliver on time and under budget. I'm on the market and well rested, ready to chew through the latest vfx challenges with a committed crew. 8 years of Houdini and 17 years in the vfx industry. Check out my reel over at: The breakdown's at: https://docs.google....-bh63-CoVcY/pub Resume: https://docs.google....L64OrmVZsr8/pub my LinkedIn will all sorts of accolades from old work mates: http://www.linkedin.com/in/clearmenser And of course there's all my helpful comments here on odForce http://forums.odforce.net/profile/1210-kleer001/ edit: added newest reel
  3. Hello, Waterproof Studios is looking for a few good Houdini FX Artists/TDs for a full CG (photo-realistic) feature focusing on heavy destruction and pyro. Please have a look at the jobs board here: http://waterproofstudios.com/jobs.html or just send your resume and demo reel to: jobs@waterproofstudios.com Thanks, --Carlos
  4. Method Studios - Pipeline Developers/TDs

    Method Studios Vancouver is currently in search of Pipeline Developers/TDs to join our Software Pipeline team. We’re looking for a variety of skills to complement the existing team, ranging from plug-ins, to 3D applications, and general workflow tools within Maya, Nuke, or Houdini. We’d love to talk to you! Responsibilities and Duties Design and develop software to address production demands Maintain existing workflows and tools Solve challenging production problems by creating new tools or modifying existing ones Communicate with productions to confirm tools achieve their desired goals Required Undergraduate / Graduate degree in Computing Science or related field 3+ years experience of code development Proficiency coding in Python Familiarity with Linux Excellent problem-solving and communication skills Desired C++, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PyQt are an asset MongoDB, Postgres, MySQL Maya, Houdini, Nuke Linux, Windows, OSX V-Ray, Renderman, Mantra Massive Qube, Rush Please e-mail van-recruiting[at]methodstudios.com with your résumé and your upcoming availability with subject line “OD Force Pipeline” and your name, as in: “OD Force Pipeline – John Smith”. We thank all candidates in advance for applying but only those selected will be contacted for an interview. ————————————————— Located in Vancouver at 50 W. 2nd Avenue, Method Studios is an award-winning, international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, London, Sydney, and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, Method Studios services high-end feature film, commercial, television, games, and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace. Built around an exceptional team of VFX professionals, our international facilities provide a full range of services including conceptual design, look development, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, matte painting, compositing, and finishing. With its global reach accented by its boutique accessibility, the company has the capacity to service its clientele wherever production is situated. Recent feature credits for Method include: “Ant-man”, “San Andreas”, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”, “Jupiter Ascending”, “The Maze Runner”, “The Giver”, “The Judge”, “Into The Storm”, “Snowpiercer”, “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, “Transformers: Age of Extinction”, “Maleficent”, “Thor 2”, “Cloud Atlas”, “Argo”, “Dark Shadows”, “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2”, “Abraham Lincoln-Vampire Hunter”, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”, “Clash of the Titans 2”, “Contagion”, and “Elysium”. Upcoming feature work include: “Pelé”, “Tarzan”, “King Arthur” and two upcoming Marvel projects!
  5. I won't bother you with copy-pasted boiler plate text about the position. Basically I'm looking for my replacement here at Encore Vancouver doing 3D for TV. It's for a particle/sim/FX leaning 3D generalist, or fully 3D Maya generalist. Houdini is available (and what I normally use). It's mainly a Maya shop, but FBX and Alembic are in steady use. Don't be shy we have several newbs here and a relaxed atmosphere, but the work is varied and fun. Please, if you're interested or know someone in the area looking for drop a line at the email below: (no need to Private Message me, just go straight to the source) bob . habros @ encorevancouver . com
  6. Software Developer: Computer Vision & Mocap - Digital Domain Vancouver Job Title: Software Developer: Computer Vision & Mocap Department: Technology Reports to: Global Production Technology Supervisor Status: Exempt Classification: Full Time (Staff) Purpose of the job: The Software Developer: Computer Vision and Mocap will help to create leading edge tools for performance capture and character creation. With multiple motion capture facilities including advanced facial capture suites, Digital Domain needs software developers with experience in both computer vision, motion capture and character animation. Essential Functions/Responsibilities: • Design, implement, and support C++ and Python tools, primarily for Maya but also potentially standalone, that relate to character animation and motion capture • The developer will be expected to: gather requirements from the artists, research and develop a plan of attack, implement a stand-alone program or plug-in (using C++ or Python), document the code and produce a user manual, and release and support the tool. • The ability to interact with non-technical people and both understand what they want, and get them to understand what you are doing, is necessary • Experience with any or all of character animation, motion capture, real-time processing and/or GPU programming is not required but would be a plus Qualifications: Education and/or Experience Required: • At least a Master’s Degree in Computer Science / Math / Physics • Adept in both C++ and Python • Experience with Maya- both using Maya, and writing Maya plug-ins • Experience with the latest in computer vision. A candidate should be comfortable with optimization techniques (like bundle adjustment) and image processing. • A solid foundation in mathematics. This job will require that you be able to read, understand, implement and make improvements on the latest research. You should be able to read a paper from SIGGRAPH and understand it. Specifically, understanding of optimization techniques and calculus is essential. • A broad knowledge and curiosity about computer graphics is very important. We solve many, varied problems at Digital Domain. This job will not be about just computer vision and motion capture. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: • Office working environment. • Hours for this position are based on normal working hours but will require extra hours pending production needs. • Walking/bending/sitting. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Digital Domain Vancouver management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs. To apply for this position submit an application at www.digitaldomain.com/careers/ Please select Vancouver from the location drop down menu
  7. Software Developer: Character Animation - Digital Domain Vancouver Job Title: Software Developer with experience in Character Animation Department: Software Reports to: Technology Director Status: Exempt Classification: Full Time Purpose of the job: At Digital Domain, we are developing industry-leading character and facial animation technology and tools. In films like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Tron: Legacy and Maleficent, we have created photo-realistic digital actors that have stood alongside real actors. Essential Functions/Responsibilities: We are looking for software developers to help us further this technology. An ideal candidate should have most/all of these skills at the ready: • Experience with character and facial rigging. You should be able to use and create rigs for simple characters. • A solid foundation in mathematics. This job will require that you be able to read, understand, implement and make improvements on the latest research. You should be able to read a paper from SIGGRAPH and understand it. Specifically, understanding of optimization techniques and calculus is essential. • A broad knowledge and curiosity about computer graphics is very important. We solve many, varied problems at Digital Domain. This job will not be about just character animation. Qualifications: Education and/or Experience Required: • At least a Master’s Degree in Computer Science / Math / Physics • Adept in both C++ and Python • Experience with Maya- both using Maya, and writing Maya plug-ins Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: • Office working environment • Hours for this position are based on normal working hours but will require extra hours pending production needs • Walking/bending/sitting The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Digital Domain Vancouver management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs. To apply for this position submit an application at www.digitaldomain.com/careers/ Please select Vancouver from the location drop down menu
  8. Senior Media Systems Engineer - Digital Domain Vancouver Department: Media Systems Reports to: Chief Engineer Status: Exempt Classification: Full Time Purpose of the job: The Senior Media Systems Engineer assists the Chief Engineer in a variety of maintenance and help-desk tasks. The role requires interacting on a daily basis with artists and production staff to make sure that they are able to complete their own tasks with a minimum of down time or confusion. The successful candidate will work with display systems, video editing and archiving systems, as well as digital projection, and computer systems to accomplish these goals. An aptitude for electronics, displays and computers are essential. Experience in managing and maintaining cross site multi-location media system setups is also key. An outgoing, helpful manner will go a long way. Essential Functions/Responsibilities: • Monitor calibration, including desktop HP Dreamcolors and all Plasma/LED TVs • Verifying that all view station room equipment is working on a daily basis • Verifying the integrity of all conference room equipment on a daily basis • Maintain projection room equipment as required • Collaborate with Editorial staff to create Avid archives; restore jobs as requested by Vid-I/O and Editorial staff • Be the Admin for the Avid Unity: install and/or remove partitions as needed, set user permissions, etc. • Perform Avid upgrades or downgrades as needed, including adding/deleting users from each workstation • Be the point person for the conference rooms and view rooms, be responsible for user training where needed, escalate problems to the appropriate departments as needed. • Some wiring and assembling of audio and video equipment, as required. Qualifications: Education and/or Experience Required: • A specific degree is not required; however, an electronics-related degree would be useful. An Associate degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school would be appropriate. • Ability to assemble and wire up devices is a big plus, as is the ability to make cables and assemble connectors. • Experience with computer software and operating systems, especially OSX and Linux, preferred • Prior experience with professional video and/audio systems is a plus • Prior experience with conference room systems (video presence) is a plus • Enthusiastic, helpful, willing to engage with users and help them solve problems is a big requirement Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: • Office working environment. • Hours for this position are based on normal working hours but will require extra hours pending production needs. • Walking/bending/sitting. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Digital Domain Vancouver management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs. To apply for this position submit an application at www.digitaldomain.com/careers/ Please select Vancouver from the location drop down menu
  9. Senior Asset Management Development Engineer - Digital Domain Vancouver Job Title: Senior Asset Management Development Engineer Department: Technology Reports to: Global Production Technology Supervisor Status: Exempt Classification: Full Time, Staff Purpose of the job: Digital Domain is seeking a Pipeline Engineer to design, build and maintain the next generation of our proprietary asset management system, and its APIs. This system controls how artists find, use and transfer film production assets both locally, and to other locations. Experience designing database-driven applications is required. The position involves mostly supporting Linux, as well as some Windows, and systems in a high-availability multi-site environment. Most of the work is in Python, but the ability to compile and install proprietary and open-source packages is useful. This work will be done in small teams, often across site boundaries. This software environment is fast paced and varied, with customers located on-site or in other locations; given that, strong problem-solving and communication skills are required. Essential Functions/Responsibilities: Specific tasks will change over time, but you can expect the following: • Design and development work on applications which are Python interfaces (APIs) connected to MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Mongo dtabases; migration of similar applications to new architectures involving databases • Design and development of public APIs to various asset management systems • Day-to-day support of these tools, including interacting with users to troubleshoot issues; design and implement improved processes and tools • Design and development of systems to maintain software and asset parity between multiple DD locations Qualifications- Education and/or Experience Required: • 4+ years Python programming experience • 4+ years of SQL Database experience - MSQL, PostgreSQL, etc. NoSQL experience is a plus • Experience with web servers and web server frameworks is a plus • 4+ years working with database-driven software • Experience with High Availability technologies is a plus • Computer Science degree preferred • No previous visual effects or computer graphics experience required • Excellent written and verbal communication skills necessary Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: • Office working environment • Hours for this position are based on normal working hours but will require extra hours pending production needs • Walking/ bending/ sitting The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Digital Domain Vancouver management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs. To apply for this position submit an application at www.digitaldomain.com/careers/ Please select Vancouver from the drop down location menu
  10. Pipeline Technical Director - Digital Domain Vancouver Location: Vancouver, BC Summary: Pipeline Technical Directors are responsible for improving the overall efficiency of the facility-wide production pipeline. They design, implement, and manage tools that assist the digital artists with their daily use of both third party and in-house software and systems. These tools are intended to make the computer graphics production as efficient and productive as possible. Pipeline TDs work with peers and supervisors to craft novel tools, techniques, and procedures to aid the execution of the current project and advance the capabilities of the facility. The role requires strong technical and communication skills, as well as a firm understanding of software design, graphics, and production work flow. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: • Work with other TDs and artists to help design and create tools to be integrated into Digital Domain's existing pipeline. These tools will be created using a combination of custom and commercial Python and C++ APIs- including those applicable to Nuke, Maya, and Houdini dependent upon the emphasis of the specific role. • Work with department representatives to augment their work flows and tool sets to achieve specific goals of the project • Work with artists to troubleshoot and fix problems • Craft and update documentation for tools, techniques and work flows generated by the Technical Director Education, Experience and Skills Required: • 3+ years experience as a Technical Director • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent work experience • Practical knowledge of Python strongly desired, knowledge of PyQt a plus • Working experience with one or more professional graphics packages, including Maya, Houdini and Nuke • Proficiency in one or more professional graphics package C++/ Python APIs, including the Maya SDK, HDK, Nuke SDK, Mental Ray SDK, and Prman SDK preferred • Proficiency in applicable domain specific programming language(s) including Mel, HScript, RSL, MetaSL To apply for this position submit an application at www.digitaldomain.com/careers/ Please select Vancouver from the location drop down menu
  11. Hi guys and gals, With the news that Sidefx aren't having a party this year Siggraph, I've taken it upon myself to organise a little get together for Houdini users coming to Vancouver Tables are booked on the patio at "The Back 40" ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Back-Forty/299606570073325 ) from 7:30pm Tuesday 12th night. It looks like the weather should hold I'd like to stress, this is a user meetup and not sponsored by Sidefx, (no beer tab, no swag, sorry) so a show of hands would be nice so I can try and get more tables as we slowley take over the pub, its currently booked for 30. Please email me at dryrainstudios+siggraph2014@gmail.com Thanks and see you at Siggraph Ed
  12. Digital Domain - Pipeline Supervisor

    Title: Pipeline Supervisor Reports To: Global Pipeline Supervisor Responsibilities To: Individual Show CG & DFX Supervisors Direct Reports: Show TDs Digital Domain is an Academy Award©-winning digital production studio focused on visual effects for feature film and advertising. Founded in 1993, the company has built a legacy of achievement, listing Titanic, The Day After Tomorrow and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button among its 75+ film credits. A creative giant in advertising, Digital Domain has created some of the world’s most memorable spots. The studio works with top directors and is continually pushing into new territory. Digital Domain is recognized for pioneering work in photo-real digital humans, and productions that bring the worlds of movies, games, advertising and the web closer together. Summary: The Pipeline Supervisor is responsible for leading a team charged with the development, deployment, and support of the Facility Pipeline on a Production. The Pipeline Supervisor does this in conjunction with the Technology Department leadership, as well as senior Supervisors and other Pipeline Supervisors across the company, in order to maximise the return on investment in any Pipeline enhancements, while minimizing show risk and waste. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Helps drive the design, implementation, and evolution of a standardized Pipeline for Productions and Departments, utilizing Show and Facility resources Leads a team of Show and Facility TDs responsible for deploying, configuring, and supporting the existing Pipeline Works with the other Pipeline Supervisors, senior Supervisors, and Technology Staff to ensure that the Pipeline meets the needs of the company at large and diverges as little as possible between Shows, while still meeting the needs of the individual Productions Works with Production and Technology Management to ensure adequate resource coverage to meet the demands of the current show Acts as an escalation point for Supervisors, Production Management, and Artist Management to resolve conflicts; ensures limited resources are effectively utilized, and artists efficiently tasked by matching artist skill-set to assignments, identifying cross-utilization opportunities whenever possible Promotes a positive and productive work environment and leads collaborative efforts across the facility Education, Experience and Skills Required: BS in Computer Science or Computer Graphics or equivalent Industry experience required Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in feature film on the post-production side desired Experience managing software, pipeline, and/or technology teams desired Production experience with Maya, Houdini and/or Nuke, including familiarity with APIs desired General experience with Python in a production environment Must be able to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment Good communication skills, both written and verbal To apply for this position submit an application at www.digitaldomain.com/careers/ Please select Vancouver from the drop down location menu
  13. Pipeline Supervisor - Digital Domain

    Title: Pipeline Supervisor Reports To: Global Pipeline Supervisor Responsibilities To: Individual Show CG & DFX Supervisors Direct Reports: Show TDs Digital Domain is an Academy Award©-winning digital production studio focused on visual effects for feature film and advertising. Founded in 1993, the company has built a legacy of achievement, listing Titanic, The Day After Tomorrow and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button among its 75+ film credits. A creative giant in advertising, Digital Domain has created some of the world’s most memorable spots. The studio works with top directors and is continually pushing into new territory. Digital Domain is recognized for pioneering work in photo-real digital humans, and productions that bring the worlds of movies, games, advertising and the web closer together. Summary: The Pipeline Supervisor is responsible for leading a team charged with the development, deployment, and support of the Facility Pipeline on a Production. The Pipeline Supervisor does this in conjunction with the Technology Department leadership, as well as senior Supervisors and other Pipeline Supervisors across the company, in order to maximise the return on investment in any Pipeline enhancements, while minimizing show risk and waste. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Helps drive the design, implementation, and evolution of a standardized Pipeline for Productions and Departments, utilizing Show and Facility resources Leads a team of Show and Facility TDs responsible for deploying, configuring, and supporting the existing Pipeline Works with the other Pipeline Supervisors, senior Supervisors, and Technology Staff to ensure that the Pipeline meets the needs of the company at large and diverges as little as possible between Shows, while still meeting the needs of the individual Productions Works with Production and Technology Management to ensure adequate resource coverage to meet the demands of the current show Acts as an escalation point for Supervisors, Production Management, and Artist Management to resolve conflicts; ensures limited resources are effectively utilized, and artists efficiently tasked by matching artist skill-set to assignments, identifying cross-utilization opportunities whenever possible Promotes a positive and productive work environment and leads collaborative efforts across the facility Education, Experience and Skills Required: BS in Computer Science or Computer Graphics or equivalent Industry experience required Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in feature film on the post-production side desired Experience managing software, pipeline, and/or technology teams desired Production experience with Maya, Houdini and/or Nuke, including familiarity with APIs desired General experience with Python in a production environment Must be able to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment Good communication skills, both written and verbal To apply for this position submit an application at www.digitaldomain.com/careers/ Please select Vancouver from the drop down location menu
  14. I know it's tough out there, but I got the CHOPS, the SOPS, the POPS, and the DOPS to help deliver on time and under budget. Check out my reel over at: https://vimeo.com/56454131 The breakdown's at: https://docs.google....-bh63-CoVcY/pub Resume: https://docs.google....L64OrmVZsr8/pub and finally my LinkedIn will all sorts of accolades from old work mates: http://www.linkedin.com/in/clearmenser
  15. Hey everyone, I've only recently started my VFX Career in the past 6-12 months, originally starting work with 3DS Max creating particle animations for a Disney Channel Movie. I have since realized the opportunity (and fun!) Houdini has to offer and have a great desire to get into the Feature Film aspect of things in the Vancouver area. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts that focused mostly on Animation as well. I picked up Houdini a month or so ago and have only really done a few mini projects/renders, but am looking for any Jr. Artist opportunities that force me to learn quicker. I am familiar with the basics of RBD Objects/simulations, fluid simulations and dynamics, shaders, procedural modeling and animation. I like the challenge of a demanding and fast paced work environment. Below is my portfolio site showing a few mini projects in both 3DS Max and Houdini, as well as my latest Demo Reel (all 3DS Max). My full resume can be found on my site. Portfolio: http://www.daveladnerdigital.com Vimeo (Demo Reel): https://vimeo.com/daveladner/videos Cheers and feel free to contact me with any opportunities you think suitable, Dave Ladner
  16. There's an opening for a part-time Houdini instructor, introductory level, one evening a week at Vancouver Institute for Media Arts (Vanarts). Contact me for more info if you're local, have a post-secondary degree/diploma and love sharing your extensive Houdini knowledge - wade@vanarts.com
  17. 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.
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