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  1. Toonbox Entertainment is seeking the following TD positions: Pipeline / Generalist TD Show TD Generalist Programmer VFX TD Pipeline / Generalist TD A Technical Director (TD) provides critical support to a production's artists, team leads and supervisors. A TD will design, develop, implement and maintain new tools and processes for a particular project or department. As well, during production a TD will troubleshoot and resolve technical issues as needed to keep production moving forward. Additionally, a TD may be tasked with shot production work when needed and where the shot work appropriately matches the skill set of the TD. Show TD A Show TD provides critical support to a production's artists, team leads and supervisors. A Show TD will support and help maintain new tools and processes for a particular project. During production, a show TD will troubleshoot and resolve technical issues to keep production moving forward. Additionally, a Show TD may be tasked with shot production work when needed and where the shot work appropriately matches the skill set of the TD. VFX TD The VFX Developer is responsible for creating new, powerful tools or augmenting existing ones with innovative features that allow other studio artists or developers – whether fellow VFX crew, TD staff, technical animators, lighters or anyone else – to execute CG visual effects that support the styles and narratives of the stereoscopic films currently in production. Collaboration with all other crew members during design, development and production duties is critical. The collective goal is to generate exciting visuals using powerful and efficient tools and workflows. Requirements: · Experience working with and building tools for Maya, Houdini or any other production modeling, animation or effects software; also, exposure to Yeti or another fur and hair system is a plus. · Strong programming skills, including proficiency in Python, PyQt, MEL, and Linux shell scripting; C++ or C are a plus. · Production experience in computer animation, visual effects or game development. · Strong R&D experience in artist tool development and toolset integration within existing or new pipelines; a proficiency in mathematics is a definite asset. · Experience with Nuke, Fusion or other compositing software. · Experience with Renderman, 3Delight or other Renderman compliant renderers. · Experience with Tractor, Deadline, Qube or other render farm management software. · Experience with software version control systems like Mercurial, SVN, Git or other similar structures. · Ability to establish priorities, work independently or within a group, and work with minimal supervision. · Exceptional communication skills in dealing with both technical and artistic groups and individuals. · Exceptional trouble-shooting and problem solving skills. Education: · B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering (or equivalent) is preferred. Other Desired Skills: · A strong combined technical and creative background with in-depth knowledge of current 2D and 3D computer graphics techniques as they are used in the feature film and media production industries. · A professional history of collaboration on projects with teams of varied sizes and disciplines. · RI filtering experience with Renderman compliant renderers. · UI development experience with PyQt or wxPython.
  2. ToonBox Entertainment - VFX Artist (Toronto)

    Position: Visual Effects Artist Reports to: VFX Supervisor and/or CG Supervisor Position Description: The VFX Artist is responsible for creating Environmental and Character related special effects that support the visual styles and narratives of one or more stereoscopic films in production. Collaboration with all other crew members is expected during the design and development of creative and technical tools. We want to establish effective production workflows for use by other VFX artists, animators, lighters or compositors. The collective goal is to generate exciting visuals using powerful and efficient tools and techniques. Also, given the skillset, this artist may be required to assist other asset or shot departments such as Modeling, Layout, Character FX, Finaling, and Lighting/Compositing with hands-on shot work. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: - In cooperation with the VFX Supervisor and Director, help establish, reinforce and enhance the look of the film by designing, executing and delivering FX elements as well as finished FX shot work throughout production. - Troubleshoot creative and technical issues. - Partner with the Modeling, Surfacing, Animation, Character FX and Lighting and Compositing to help support each department’s FX development and integration issues. - Maintain a high level of quality while working on multiple projects, both visual development and shot production under aggressive deadlines. - Work closely with other Technical Directors, Production Supervisors, CG/VFX Supervisors, and Production Engineering to maintain and further the evolution of the production pipeline. - Assist in the training and mentoring of other Entry Level or Assistant Technical Directors. Requirements: - 3+ years of high-end production experience in feature films, television or games as an FX artist and/or TD. - A high level of expertise in production software and a willingness to work with artists in training and troubleshooting production issues that arise. - Familiarity with production software including Houdini, Maya, Naiad, RealFlow, and 3Delight or Renderman. - Knowledge of digital compositing techniques in Fusion, Nuke, or Shake. - Experience with physical simulations of rigid bodies, fluids and particles, as well as procedural modeling and animation techniques to produce effects such as explosions, smoke, fire, clouds, water, deformations and atmospherics.- Exceptional trouble-shooting and problem solving skills are key, as well as a clear understanding of the mathematical and geometric underpinnings of many of the visual effects tasks. - Clear, direct and thorough communication skills will be required in dealing with both technical and artistic groups. - Modeling, Texturing and Lighting experience is very valuable, as is experience with advanced lighting techniques such as Global Illumination, HDRI, and subsurface scattering. - Familiarity with both Windows and Linux animation and rendering production environments. Education: - A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Animation or Art, combined with another technical area of study or interest (such as Physics, Mathematics or Engineering), and/or equivalent job experience. Other Desired Skills: - A solid aesthetic sense; a consistent, finely tuned creative eye that can recognize, direct and execute outstanding, coherent, well-integrated visual effects. - A strong combined technical and creative background with in-depth knowledge of current 2D and 3D computer graphics techniques as they are used in the feature film and media production industries. - Strong programming skills in Python, Perl, C++, or other language in a professional environment; a history of coding tools and plugins for use with Renderman (3Delight), Maya or Houdini would be a tremendous asset; - Strong R&D experience in artist tool and pipeline development in production environments. - A professional history of collaboration on projects with teams of varied sizes and disciplines. - RI filtering experience with Renderman compliant renderers. - UI development experience with PyQt or wxPython. www.toonboxent.com Send all resumes/applications to: Attention: ToonBox Careers ToonBox Entertainment Ltd. 26 Richardson Street Toronto, Ontario Canada M5A 4J9 OR Submit by email to: careers@toonboxent.com -ToonBox Entertainment.
  3. ToonBox Entertainment is looking for Lighting Technical Directors to start as soon as possible! We are searching for talented individuals who will bring ingenuity and experience to the company as well as work seamlessly with over 100 other people on various projects. On our site you will find all you need to educate yourself about ToonBox Entertainment and the projects we have put out and are working on right at this moment. At ToonBox, you'll also work with stereoscopic and 3D technology, utilize top notch programs in a professional setting and work alongside some of the best and brightest in the industry. http://www.toonboxent.com/careers/lighting-composite-department/lighting-technical-director-td/ If you feel you are right for this job then do not hesitate to contact us, as we will be filling these positions as fast as possible, and we don’t know you exist until you contact us. Send all resumes/applications to: Attention: ToonBox Careers ToonBox Entertainment Ltd. 26 Richardson Street Toronto, Ontario Canada M5A 4J9 OR Submit by email to: careers@toonboxent.com -ToonBox Entertainment.
  4. ToonBox Entertainment - VFX Artist

    ToonBox Entertainment is looking for Visual Effects Artists to start as soon as possible! We are searching for talented individuals who will bring ingenuity and experience to the company as well as work seamlessly with over 100 other people on various projects. On our site you will find all you need to educate yourself about ToonBox Entertainment and the projects we have put out and are working on right at this moment. At ToonBox, you'll also work with stereoscopic and 3D technology, utilize top notch programs in a professional setting and work alongside some of the best and brightest in the industry. If you feel you are right for this job then do not hesitate to contact us, as we will be filling these positions as fast as possible, and we don’t know you exist until you contact us. http://www.toonboxen...effects-artist/ Send all resumes/applications to: Attention: ToonBox Careers ToonBox Entertainment Ltd. 26 Richardson Street Toronto, Ontario Canada M5A 4J9 OR Submit by email to: careers@toonboxent.com -ToonBox Entertainment.
  5. ToonBox Entertainment - VFX Tool Developer

    ToonBox Entertainment is looking for Visual Effects Tool Developers to start as soon as possible! We are searching for talented individuals who will bring ingenuity and experience to the company as well as work seamlessly with over 100 other people on various projects. On our site you will find all you need to educate yourself about ToonBox Entertainment and the projects we have put out and are working on right at this moment. At ToonBox, you'll also work with stereoscopic and 3D technology, utilize top notch programs in a professional setting and work alongside some of the best and brightest in the industry. If you feel you are right for this job then do not hesitate to contact us, as we will be filling these positions as fast as possible, and we don’t know you exist until you contact us. http://www.toonboxen...tool-developer/ Send all resumes/applications to: Attention: ToonBox Careers ToonBox Entertainment Ltd. 26 Richardson Street Toronto, Ontario Canada M5A 4J9 OR Submit by email to: careers@toonboxent.com -ToonBox Entertainment.
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