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  1. 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!
  2. 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.