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  1. The Embassy VFX is a Canadian, Oscar-nominated production house, specializing in live-action production, post-production, and animation for feature films & commercials. We are currently looking for a Modelling / Asset Generalist to join our team for work on upcoming feature and commercial work. We require an artist who is able to work in a fast-paced environment to deliver an extremely high level of work. Please note: at this time we are accepting applications only from those artists who are legally eligible to work in Canada (ie Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or currently hold a work permit). Click here to apply: https://the-embassy-vfx-inc.hiringthing.com/job/43083/modelling-asset-generalist Duties Take an asset from concept to final hitting all notes. Meet project milestones and deadlines on time. Collaborate with other artists to share knowledge and techniques. Requirements Keen eye for creating realistic models. Ideal candidate will be strong in modelling, UV creation and texturing and also be skilled in at least one other area of VFX. Ability to create both hard surface and organic models. Software experience with Maya or Modo, Zbrush, Photoshop and Mari. Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines. Ideal candidate will have 5+ years industry experience in commercials, film or TV. Strong understanding of multiple aspects of the VFX pipeline. We Offer Competitive salary based on experience A fun and collaborative environment Emphasis on work/life balance Ample cross training opportunities Dog-friendly workplace
  2. Senior Compositor (Contract Position)

    The Embassy is a Canadian, Oscar-nominated production house, specializing in live-action production, post-production, and animation for feature films & commercials. We are currently looking for a Senior Compositor to join our team for work on upcoming feature, television and commercial work. We require someone who is able to work in a fast-paced environment to deliver an extremely high level of work. Please apply through this link: https://the-embassy-vfx-inc.hiringthing.com/job/25436/senior-compositor-contract-position Please note: at this time we are accepting applications only from those artists who are legally eligible to work in Canada. (ie Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or currently hold a work permit.) Duties Establish certain looks and/or solve particular design or effects challenges for key visual effects shots. Full shot compositing including paint and roto when required. Working within studio best practices, follow guidelines, and keep scenes clean and organized. Prioritize and revise work based on direction from supervisors. Meet project milestones and deadlines on time. Requirements Strong knowledge of compositing workflow and other major aspects of post-production. Possess a keen eye for colour and colour matching. Ideal candidate will have 7+ years industry experience in commercials, film or TV. Strong understanding of multiple aspects of the VFX pipeline. Be comfortable working with clients. Excellent communications skills. We offer Competitive salary based on experience A fun and collaborative environment Emphasis on work/life balance Ample cross-training opportunities Dog-friendly workplace
  3. Hi Everyone, To anyone interested in creating short films especially VFX, Escape Studios are actually holding a competition! You have 72 hours from the 28th to the 31st October for you and your team to create a VFX short film. All you have to do is build a team and sign up here. The Panel of judges includes Steve Begg (visual effects for Casino Royale and Spectre), representative from Deluxe's Rushes also known for their work on Spectre and industry experts from Escape Studios Anita Gribble and Andrew Brassington. These are great people to get your work in front of and a chance to show your skills!
  4. SENIOR ANIMATOR/VFX ARTIST (Atlanta studio) Second Story is a network of design studios focusing on responsive environments, story-driven experiences, and experience innovation. For more than 20 years, we have conceptualized, designed, and developed projects that educate, immerse, and activate across the cultural and brand space. Our studio is interdisciplinary and intensely collaborative, founded on the desire to make great work through collective authorship. We are seeking a multi-talented artist who bridges animation and visual effects to create breathtaking motion experiences for installations and interactive projects. You’re up on leading-edge motion-design trends, familiar with emerging and traditional pipelines, and your portfolio makes jaws drop. As a core part of a project team, you will work with the creative lead and other studio collaborators on the development and execution of motion design in all forms. CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: · Develop and deliver motion sequences that are true to the creative brief, original, nuanced, and recognizable · Produce envelope-pushing motion concepts across all project scales and a variety of media canvases · Directly contribute to the conceptual development of projects · Create motion elements for proposals and new business responses · Accurately estimate the level of effort for required results THE CANDIDATE MUST BE: · A visual artist whose command of motion design establishes the emotional tenor of a project, paints the complexion of its interfaces, and brings clarity to complexity · Skilled in generating design and motion studies that communicate spatial and time-based concepts · Experienced in creating visuals that engage individuals and groups at scale in both physical and virtual spaces · Collaborative, professional, outgoing, friendly, and fearless SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: · A masterful command of the craft of animation, both real-time and pre-rendered · A strong knowledge of visual effects techniques and tools · Expert-level skills in Houdini, After Effects, and Maya or Cinema 4D · Proven skills in: o rigid body and particle dynamics o volume modeling and rendering o procedural geometry generation o fluid dynamics · Strong understanding of physical dynamics and natural phenomena · Scripting proficiency using Python is a plus · Visual Effects/Animation (or related) professional degree · 6+ years professional experience in animation & visual effects This is an exceptional opportunity for a meaningful career in an environment where collaboration is paramount, but individual efforts shine. This position is located in Atlanta, GA, with a competitive, comprehensive salary and a benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, employer-contributed 401(k), and professional development funds. Please send your resume and your portfolio to joinus@secondstory.com. about second story Second Story, part of SapientNitro, is a network of design studios that focuses on responsive environments, story-driven experiences, experimentation, and innovation. We conceptualize, design, and develop projects that educate, immerse, and activate across the cultural and brand space. In our studios in Atlanta, New York, and Portland, designers, producers, and technologists collaborate in a lab-based environment to create experiences that reward audience interaction with powerful, personalized pathways through content and the world of ideas. Second Story’s work has received hundreds of awards and is included in the Smithsonian’s permanent research collection on information technology. For more information, visit www.secondstory.com. about sapientnitro SapientNitro®, part of Publicis.Sapient, is a new breed of agency redefining storytelling for an always-on world. We’re changing the way our clients engage today’s connected consumers by uniquely creating integrated, immersive stories across brand communications, digital engagement, and omni-channel commerce. We call it our Storyscaping® approach, where art and imagination meet the power and scale of systems thinking. SapientNitro’s unique combination of creative, brand and technology expertise results in one global team collaborating across disciplines, perspectives and continents to create game-changing success for our Global 1000 clients, such as Chrysler, Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, Lufthansa, Target and Vodafone, in 31 cities across The Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit www.sapientnitro.com. SapientNitro and Storyscaping are registered service marks of Sapient Corporation. *Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this role, which include hearing, speaking, typing, and occasionally moving and/or lifting up to 15 pounds. Sapient US is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants to Sapient US will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
  5. UniSA Visual Effects Industry Night

    On Thursday November 26th, the University of South Australia will host a visual effects industry night in the Hartley Playhouse at Magill campus. Come along and hear from recruiters from three of Australia's biggest visual effects companies - Rising Sun Pictures, Animal Logic and Iloura. The night will provide the opportunity to network with key industry figures, find out what it takes to break into industry, and discover new opportunities to learn visual effects at the University of South Australia and Rising Sun Pictures. Space is limited so be sure to secure your ticket today - it's free!: Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/unisa-visual-effects-industry-night-tickets-19138436579​ And for more information please go to this event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1016445388377238/ When: Thursday November 26th, 6pm - 9.30pm Where: Hartley Playhouse (D1-09), Magill Campus, University of South Australia
  6. This work was completed by 8 students in 15 weeks. When they started, they had 14 weeks of training and no experience working in a collaborative environment. All Shading / Rendering & FX done using Houdini 13 by students learning to use the tools. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSLqz11wSV8
  7. CG Masters School of 3D Animation and Visual Effects is pleased to present Houdini Guru Peter Bowmar in another of his popular HOUDINI BOOTCAMPs on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10am to 6pm at the school, located just 20 minutes outside of Vancouver by train. If you have always wanted to dig into the unlimited world of Houdini but didn't know where to start, this one-day course is for you. Learn all the essential functions and get started down the path of power. Cost: $149 Seating is limited. Call or email to register. 604-553-2462 info@cg-masters.com CG Masters School of 3D Animation and Visual Effects #320 -800 Carnarvon Street New Westminster BC Canada V3M 0G3 http://academy.cg-masters.com/
  8. Mr. X Inc. is seeking a Senior/Intermediate Matchmove/Tracking Artist for upcoming feature film projects. Responsibilities include: 3D Camera tracking - recreating the movement of a stereo live-action camera in 3D, set extensions - ensuring 3d objects placed in a 3D virtual environment are accurately tracked. Using the measurements and pictures of the live-action set, camera information, distortion grids, and scaling reference of characters and objects to recreate a virtual set in 3D. Matchmoving rigid and non-rigid objects on moving elements in the plate. Removing lens distortion from the plates to aid in the solving of tracks. Qualifications: Expert knowledge of PFTrack or 3Dequalizer (knowledge of Boujou a plus). Thorough knowledge and experience with Maya. On set production experience is desirable. Previous stereoscopic film production experience a plus Knowledge of a tracking software's scripting language is desirable. Meticulous attention to detail with a great eye for camera, blocking plus composition and must work well under pressure for potentially short turnaround deadines. Able to take direction and feedback well from supervisor. A minimum of two years of feature film experience required. All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Matchmover". Please include the address of your web portfolio in your cover letter and/or resume or send a DVD of your demo reel to: Attn: Recruiting/Matchmover Mr X Inc. 35 McCaul Street, Suite 100 Toronto, Ontario M5T 1V7 We invite you to visit our website @ www.mrxfx.com. No phone calls please.
  9. We are currently looking for a Modeling/Texture Artist for both our Toronto & New York City locations Responsibilities: 3D Modeling and Texturing for feature films, using a wide range of reference material, Work very closely with the shader writers, look development artists and the riggers to generate organic or rigid object models that are suitable for feature film work, Creating textures for CG Assets With guidance from CG Supervisors, helping to determine the best approach to solve 3D challenges and develop final look. Qualifications: Strong spatial awareness and a good sense of form, scale and proportion, and a keen eye for detail, A full working knowledge of modeling in Maya is required, Ability to deliver a model with clean topology and strong UV layout skills for texturing, Ability to work with Z-brush and/or Mudbox A full working knowledge of Photoshop basics Mari Experience preferred Knowledge of Houdini would be an advantage, Knowledge of Linux would be an advantage, 3+ years of experience Modeling for Feature Films is required. Comprehensive knowledge of lighting techniques is an advantage All interested applicants should email their resumes with the subject reading “Model/Texture Artist". Please include the address of your web portfolio in your cover letter and/or resume or send a DVD of your demo reel to: Attn: Recruiting- Model/Texture Artist Mr X Inc. 35 McCaul Street, Suite 100 Toronto, Ontario M5T 1V7 Please note: demo reels will not be returned. This is a contract position. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
  10. Sr. Lighting Artist Responsibilities include: Responsible for final 3D scene assembly and rendering of elements required to complete visual effects shots, Engaging at every stage of production including pre-visualization of complicated sequences and research and development, Optimize and troubleshoot lighting and rendering problems in a fast paced environment, Working closely with CG Supervisors to determine best approach to solve 3D challenges and develop final look, Will work closely with compositors to finish selected shots so that computer generated elements are seamlessly integrated with live-action plates. Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge and experience with V-RAY and Maya, as well as a general understanding of film production / post production techniques in a production environment Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks, Strong communication skills are critical. Candidate must be able to work within a team, taking direction and exercising attention to detail in a fast-paced production environment, Experience with Renderman and Houdini a plus. Experience with compositing software, (Nuke) a plus, Experience with 3D modeling/texturing a plus, At least 3 years of experience Lighting for Feature Films. All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Lighting". Please include the address of your web portfolio in your cover letter and/or resume or send a DVD of your demo reel to: Attn: Recruiting/Lighting Mr X Inc. 35 McCaul Street, Suite 100 Toronto, Ontario M5T 1V7 Please note: Demo materials will not be returned. This is a contract position. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
  11. Digital Matte Painter - NYC Specializing in feature film visual effects and animation for international and local producers, Toronto & New York based digital studio, Mr. X Inc. is comprised of a unique and gifted team of artists, filmmakers and programmers devoted to the art, craft and technology of visual story-telling. We are currently looking for a Digital Matte Painter. Job Responsibilities: Create photorealistic backgrounds and environments to match the overall look and feel of the film, Combine skills in painting and 3D animation with knowledge of design, photography, and digital modeling to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional images for film, Contribute to the visual and technical attributes of the production. Requirements: Skilled in painting photo-real images using photo reference to create the highest quality digital set extensions, skies, elements, and environments, Strong traditional art skills including knowledge of color, lighting, perspective, and composition, Advanced 2D skills in Photoshop with 3D experience, preferably in Maya, Ability to complete work within the bid timeframe, while maintaining constant communication with production teams and other CG artists, A Bachelor's degree in illustration, industrial design, or fine art preferred, 2.5D / 3D projecting experience is a plus, Strong knowledge of photography is a bonus, especially in relation to lenses, Demonstrable skills in Concept design desirable but not essential, Vue experience would be an asset. All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Matte Painter". Please include the address of your web portfolio in your resume or send your demo reel to: Attn: Recruiting/Matte Painter Mr X Inc. 35 McCaul Street, Suite 100 Toronto, Ontario M5T 1V7 We invite you to visit our website at www.mrxfx.com. No phone calls please.
  12. Senior Compositor - Toronto & New York Location Job Description Working closely with Visual Effects Supervisors, Producers and the Compositing Supervisor, the Senior Compositor will design, develop and produce large and/or small-scale digital composites for use in feature films, Will determine best approach to solve compositing challenges and develop final overall look that far exceeds client expectations, Candidate will perform tasks such as tracking, matte extraction, colour correction, paint fixes, roto and assembly of live action and 3D elements. Qualifications: Must have 5+ years experience in compositing digital visual effects for feature film, Must have thorough knowledge and ability to use the tools that produce Digital Composites such as NUKE, Shake, Combustion, Flame and Photoshop, Must present a show reel highlighting candidate’s eye for colour, lighting, attention to detail and composition, The candidate must have the ability to work autonomously and meet deadlines Strong communication skills are critical, Candidate must be able to work within a team environment, 3D and/or on-set production experience is desirable. All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Sr. Compositor". Please include the address of your web portfolio in your cover letter and/or resume or send a DVD of your demo reel to: Attention: Recruiting/ Sr. Compositor Mr. X Inc. 35 McCaul Street, Suite 100 Toronto, ON M5T 1V7 Demo materials will not be returned. No phone calls please.
  13. Hey folks. Due to overwhelming demand, a second Houdini BootCamp with Peter Bowmar has been added on October 13th 2012 from 10am to 6pm. CG Masters Academy is pleased to present a Houdini 12 BootCamp, a one-day seminar with Houdini Guru Peter Bowmar. This bootcamp focuses on providing users of other 3D software an introduction to Houdini. At the end of the course, users should have a solid foundation on which to build their Houdini skills. Artists with 3D experience who want to step into the powerful world of Houdini 12 will benefit from this course. Seats are $199 + HST each. Advanced registration is required due to limited seating. There are only 10 interactive seats available (computer workstation with Houdini 12 loaded for your use during the seminar). Date: Oct 13, 2012 Time: 10am to 6pm Location: CG Masters Academy For additional details and to register, please visit http://academy.cg-masters.com/houdini-12-bootcamp/ Or call CG Masters Academy at 604-553-CGMA
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