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  1. Rising Sun Pictures is currently seeking experienced Houdini Effects TD’s to join our team. Employment periods: Various contract lengths commencing May 2015, running to July / August 2015. Location: Adelaide, Australia. These positions are open to Australian and international applicants. Position Overview Reporting directly to RSP’s effects leads, you will be responsible for creating wide ranging natural phenomena for a variety of live action feature films. Applicants presenting highly realistic effects work in their portfolio, will be reviewed with priority. RSP is a Houdini based effects facility operating in a Linux system environment. All candidates must be have deep experience with Houdini and be comfortable with Linux. You are a professional artist who works collaboratively with your team and those working in other departments. You are an excellent time manager and forward thinker who delivers to schedule and to brief. Using Houdini, you have previously been responsible for creating wide ranging naturalistic effects simulation including destruction, water, fire, procedural environments and character effects. Your ability to own your delivery is highly regarded by your previous supervisors. As a professional effects artist and effects technical director, you provide confidence to the production team because you maintain absolute clarity in what is expected of you. You are the artist who seeks to understand and subsequently nail the brief. Responsibilities * Create and deliver effects; including rigid body dynamics, fluid simulations, cloth simulations and generic particle effects, that match the creative and technical brief. * Tightly adhere to production schedule and deliver to key milestones, presenting your work-in-progress daily. * Work with animation, lighting & compositing as necessary in order to meet FX animation objectives. * Adapt your effects as the brief evolves. * Diagnose and resolve issues with your own Houdini and Python scripts. * Review and QA your work for internal and external delivery ensuring it hits creative and technical notes. * Assemble and / or modify complex shaders. * Create consistent lighting and effects render passes for compositing. * Create effects composites in order to demonstrate the effect relative to the plate. * Work in a manner that allows other effects team members to pick up your work if necessary. * Contribute to creative and technical conversations, with a view to raising the quality level of the final image. * Expect additional delegated tasks from effects supervisor and leads. * Manage your workload. Advise your lead of any obstacles which may affect delivery quality, timeliness or budget. * Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, fostering purposeful discussions and a positive work ethic. Required Skills and Experience * Minimum 5 years professional experience creating high-end effects for live-action feature films. * Expert user of Houdini. * Complex shading and render experience using Houdini’s Mantra. * Utilitarian knowledge of other discipline software such as Maya, Nuke and industry standard tracking software. * Strong coding experience using Python and hscript. * Maintain a calm and professional demeanour in a delivery focused work environment. * Real world understanding of physics, math, proportion, depth and colour. * Understanding of naturalistic light and motion with a focus on dynamics and natural phenomenon. * Superior level of attention to detail and strong eye for aesthetic composition. * Expert organisational skills. * Technical and creative problem solving with a can-do mindset. Application To apply, please click the Apply button located on this link. Or... If time is against you, feel free to send your application via email with your resume, reel and breakdown to employment@rsp.com.au. Include the words "Lighting TD” in the subject line. Please state your availability and country of passport so we can assess your right to work in Australia and visa options. All applications will initially receive an automatic reply. Those closely matching this job description will be contacted for further information.
  2. Rising Sun Pictures are currently seeking experienced Lighting TD’s to join our team. Employment periods: Short and long contracts are available commencing now through to July / August 2015. Location: Adelaide, Australia. These positions are open to Australian and international applicants. Position Overview Reporting directly to RSP’s lighting leads, our lighters are responsible for the creation of wide ranging natural phenomena for a variety of live action feature films. Applicants presenting highly realistic work in their portfolio, will be reviewed with priority. Although RSP runs a Houdini / Mantra pipeline, applicants with broad exposure to any industry standard 3d packages and renderers should apply for this position. You are a professional artist who works collaboratively with your team and those working in other departments. You are an excellent time manager and forward thinker who delivers to schedule and to brief. You have previously lit and rendered wide ranging assets generated by Houdini effects artists, modelers, texture artists and animators. Your ability to own your work is highly regarded by your previous employers. As a professional lighting artist, you provide confidence to production because you have absolute clarity in what is expected of you in terms of lighting consistency and shot delivery. Responsibilities * Using Houdini's Mantra, light and render a variety of small and large scale cg elements including, props, models, environments, crowds, creatures and effects. * Create shaders under direction from leads and the look dev department. * Provide solutions for techniques such as subsurface scattering and physically plausible shading. * Use HDRI information to match live action lighting elements. * Work closely with compositors ensuring the renders you provide are consistent with their expectation. * Follow creative & technical briefs with regard to the production schedule. * Take ownerships of all notes and feedback relating to your shots. * Iterate your work as directed by your lead and within the allocated resources. * Ensure your lead and coordinator are kept up to date of any issues that may hinder your ability to reach deadline. * Develop and maintain a working relationship with peers assisting them when requested. * Maintain consistency across sequences and shots. Adopt a methodical approach to lighting setups. * Provide clear and accurate time estimates for all work assigned. * Collaborate with supervisors, compositors, effects and environment artists in establishing robust and consistent handovers. * Review your work for internal and external delivery, ensuring it hits creative and technical notes. * Seek feedback when renders fail to match delivery expectation. * Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace influencing morale, fostering purposeful discussions and a positive work ethic. * Please note, RSP operates a Maya / Houdini Mantra pipeline in a Linux system environment. Required Skills and Experience * Minimum 4 years professional effects artist experience on live-action feature films. * Applicants demonstrating shots lit & rendered using Houdini's Mantra preferred. * Proficient at Compositing in Nuke. * Strong technical directing and coding experience (such as Python and/or C++). * Maintain a calm and professional demeanour in a delivery focused work environment. * Real world understanding of physics, math, proportion, depth, colour, and of course lighting. * Expert organisational skills. * Technical and creative problem solving with a can-do mindset. Application To apply, please click the Apply button located on this link. Or... If time is against you, feel free to send your application via email with your resume, reel and breakdown to employment@rsp.com.au. Include the words "Lighting TD” in the subject line. Please state your availability and country of passport so we can assess your right to work in Australia and visa options. All applications will initially receive an automatic reply. Those closely matching this job description will be contacted for further information.
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