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Animator
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Animator

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Toronto
Ontario
Posted on:
October 17, 2022
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City:
Toronto
State/Province:
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ZIP/Postal Code:
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Job Description
We are currently hiring experienced Animators.

Our client is a unique, Academy Award winning, full service visual effects company that specializes in CG character animation for movies and television commercials. 

Animators are responsible for designing and executing the performance of digital characters within a shot.
The below list describes the essential functions of this role, but other duties may be assigned, as necessary.
• Take direction from Animation Supervisor and Leads to create believable characters while also able to make aesthetic decisions on your own which benefit the shot.
• Read the script and understand the story, its characters, and plot points.
• Seamlessly incorporate digital characters with live-action actors.
• Push your creative approach to evolve with technology.
• Meet deadlines set by Leads and Production.
• Attend animation dailies and provide feedback to other team members.


Job Requirements
• Must have experience with live action visual effects animation work.
• Understanding of animation principles and strong sense of cinematic language required.
• Work should demonstrate the ability to define character personality, create fluid motion, organic movement, sense of weight, and physical believability.
• Quadruped animation experience preferred.
• A background in art, performance, acting, storytelling, sculpting, stop-motion, traditional animation, puppeteering, and motion capture is helpful.
• Ability to work collaboratively with a team and take direction professionally.
• Experience with Linux/Unix a plus, but not required.
• One year minimum of production experience preferred with strong proficiency in Autodesk Maya.
• Good organization and communication skills.


Animator

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Toronto
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October 17, 2022

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CG Supervisor
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CG Supervisor

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Toronto
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March 22, 2022
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Job Description
Our client, a leading international distributor of kids content, is looking for a CG Supervisor. The right talent has a strong artistic vision while continuously introduces maximum efficiency in the pipeline in helping offset the cost of production to produce top quality output. They will be pivotal in CG pipeline restructuring of the studio.
  • Reports to Head of Operations and Technology
  • Responsible for quality control and aesthetic consistency across CG production.
  • Achieve a balance of creative vision to work within the schedule and budget allotted through negotiations.
  • Lead the CG crews, ensuring alignment of standards in the creation of a smooth flow of assets and tools.
  • Prescribes course of action to address improvements needed, including mentoring and training.
  • Shares responsibility with Technical Directors and Programmers in selection and implementation of new technology and tools to the benefit of production value; a key co-leadership role in R&D effort


Job Requirements
  • Strong technical skills plus the ability to understand and work towards visual aesthetic.
  • Proficiency in 3D pipelines and workflow.
  • Experience in each of the major  disciplines of CG.
  • Strong communication and organizational skill.
  • Able to prioritize workloads, multi-task efficiently and organize the efforts of CG teams.


CG Supervisor

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Toronto
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March 22, 2022

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CG Supervisor
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CG Supervisor

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ZIP/Postal Code:
M2N
Job Description
A CG Supervisor designs, oversees, manages and problem solves the complexities of the entire CG production pipeline from start to finish. 

  • Make informed decisions about workflow, pipeline and technical issues on all assigned shows from pre-production to shot and show delivery.
  • Oversee show-specific workflow and technology innovations.
  • Collaborate with leads and artists to ensure successful implementation of the pipeline across all related departments.
  • Advise studio leadership on current and emerging trends, tools and methods.
  • Attend weekly CG Supervisor meetings.
  • Attend and act in leadership role through daily sessions with the team.


Job Requirements
  • Strong working knowledge of Linux, Python and shell scripting.
  • Expertise with Maya, Katana, Nuke and Unreal.
  • Deep knowledge of software, licenses, machines, rendering, storage systems, naming conventions, file formats, and color space.
  • Skilled in directory structure and shot publishing protocols and procedure
  • Initiative to offer ideas and suggestions to benefit the studio, show, and productions
  • Time management skills and the ability to provide accurate estimations.


CG Supervisor

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Toronto
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August 19, 2022

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Compositor
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Compositor

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Job Description
  • Responsible for compositing visual effects shots using Nuke and in-house software.
  • Integrate CG elements and matte paintings into live action plates.
  • Match lighting, exposure and color of stock elements to rendered or photographed elements.
  • Matte extractions from blue/green screen photography.
  • Present work clearly in dailies and rounds; Respond to supervisor feedback in a timely fashion.
  • 2D/3D camera tracking and stabilization.
  • Grain and degrain shots as necessary.
  • Plate speed up/slow down manipulation.
  • Quality Control black levels, grain, color, mattes; Matte edge processing and integration.
  • Occasional help with paint fixes and rotoscoping work.


Job Requirements
  • Proficient in Nuke.
  • Production experience in Linux.
  • Aesthetic eye for composition and color; Matting and color correction.
  • A background in art/photography or related production experience is a plus.
  • To be highly organized with a strong ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.


Compositor

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Toronto
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August 19, 2022

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Environment Artist
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Environment Artist

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Toronto
Ontario
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August 19, 2022
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Industry:
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City:
Toronto
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ZIP/Postal Code:
M2N 6K8
Job Description
  • Define appropriate, efficient, technical, and aesthetic workflows for given shots and sequences.

  • Work with the lead environment artist to model, light, texture, shade and render CG environments & assets..

  • Balance multiple shots while maintaining quality of work

  • Identify solutions that define and maintain the look required for the production while minimizing render times.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical/workflow issues between various disciplines that are involved in creating environments.

  • Streamline environment-related processes by identifying solutions and communicating them to environment artists as well as artists in other departments.

  • Help monitor render issues and assist in the optimization of work flows and render times.

  • Identify and flag potential issues and problems at the earliest possible stage and recommend appropriate solutions for the best possible outcome.

  • Complete required tasks within the given deadlines.

  • Execute FX sims as needed.



Job Requirements
  • Proven knowledge and experience using Blender.

  • Experience in layout and composition and proficiency in projection painting techniques.

  • Knowledge about modeling, texture painting, lighting and FX.

  • Skills in Photoshop, Nuke, Maya, Katana, Clarisse.

  • Technical ability and patience to troubleshoot issues.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.



Environment Artist

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August 19, 2022

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FX Animator
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FX Animator

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August 19, 2022
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City:
Toronto
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Job Description
  • Develop techniques and tools to produce elements for compositing and rendering then support them throughout production.

  • Work with developers and/or R&D on new tools, while providing feedback in a timely manner.

  • Create effects that reflect physical dynamics of natural phenomena and other visual effects to create a believable world for the story as directed by the FX lead or VFX supervisor.

  • Participate as a team member in determining various design and technical solutions.

  • Participate in daily activities and other meetings as required by production and management.

  • Consistently meet production, management and FX Animation team goals and deadlines in an expedient and efficient manner.

  •  Initiate dialogue and assumes responsibility for assigned work.



Job Requirements
  •  2+ years of production experience with working knowledge of FX production pipelines.

  • Reel showing proficiency creating FX Simulations in Houdini and/or Maya.

  • Experience with dynamic systems, including destruction techniques, particle systems, rigid body dynamics, volume rendering, cloth, fluid dynamics and other advanced techniques for the creation of natural phenomena and other visual effects.

  • Strong application scripting skills, with solid programming skills in Python.  Knowledge with one or more additional scripting languages required: Maya Mel, C++, HScript, VEX, HDK, Maya API.

  • Linux experience is required.

  • Renderman and Katana experience.

  • Background in Art and traditional animation.



FX Animator

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Toronto
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August 19, 2022

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Lead Fur/Groom Artist
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Lead Fur/Groom Artist

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August 19, 2022
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Job Description
  • Work with CG Supervisor in order to manage render times required and final delivery.

  • Provide technical and aesthetic input to hair/fur/feather simulations.

  • Place guide-hairs/feathers and groom as art-directed

  • Create and manage node-based hair/fur/feather grooms.

  • Paint textures to drive groom aesthetics.

  • Support the Production team and assist with time for shot estimates.

  • Interpret and implement notes and feedback from the Director.



Job Requirements
  • 3+ years experience with one or more procedural groom tools .

  • Yeti and/or Houdini experience (preferred)

  • Linux experience is a plus.

  • Mari and/or Substance texture painting skills

  • An emphasis on detail, photorealism and strong workflows.

  • Willingness to take ownership of work and debug issues throughout the pipeline.



Lead Fur/Groom Artist

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August 19, 2022

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Lighting Technical Director
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Lighting Technical Director

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Job Description
Lighting Technical Directors create atmosphere, realism, tone and depth, visually balancing individual elements to create passes needed for compositors to produce a convincing image.

  • Design and implement lighting and shadows for assigned shots and ensure consistency in lighting, color balance, and mood between the various elements of a shot or scene.
  • Create basic composites with NUKE for reviewing shots.
  • Ensure that assigned shots fit the continuity of a given sequence.
  • Develop solutions and techniques that meet art/technical direction.
  • Participate in team reviews and meetings of work under development.
  • Troubleshoot and report any issues relating to published assets for shots.
  • Work within the production schedules, anticipate workload problems and bottlenecks.
  • Maintain an ongoing knowledge of the various attributes and options in PRMan and how each affects both quality and speed of our work.
  • Maintain accurate disk space usage and render time estimates.


Job Requirements
  • Proficiency with Katana and Renderman
  • Understanding of the technical nature of how assets are put together, how data flows through the pipeline, and who handles each part.
  • Production experience with 3D computer graphic techniques, with an emphasis on lighting and rendering.
  • Strong visual sense and aptitude for lighting.
  • Production experience with film post production techniques.
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of shader writing.
  • Ability to approach work with critical thought, analytical skills and solution-based focus.


Lighting Technical Director

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Toronto
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August 19, 2022

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Look Development TD
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Look Development TD

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Toronto
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August 19, 2022
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Job Description
Look Development TDs are responsible for working closely with texture artists, modelers, and lighters to bring together all the parts of a 3D asset in a way that efficiently achieves the director’s creative vision.

  • Produce a variety of different material styles (hard-surface, organic, groom, FX-driven) as needed.
  • Combine materials, textures, lighting and models for any given VFX asset to match or establish a desired look for the asset before and throughout the VFX production process.
  • Create and maintain materials and shading networks, with efficiency and artist usability in mind; Create and maintain lookdev templates.
  • Follow the supervision team and client’s creative vision to create creatures and/or hard surface models that match the tone and style of the larger production.
  • Collaborate with model, texture, groom and lighting technical directors to achieve the desired look of assets.
  • Collaborate with CG Supervisor in order to manage render times required and final delivery.
  • Collect and study the nuances of real world photographic reference when applicable.
  • Innovate and design solutions to achieve objectives to attain desired results.
  • Maintain or exceed a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work.
  • Interpret and implement notes and feedback from the Director.
  • Support the Production team by assisting with time estimates.
  • Provide feedback to others by attending dailies on a regular basis.

Job Requirements
  • 4+ years’ VFX industry experience, working on assets for feature films.
  • Deep knowledge of real world materials, energy conservation principles, and physically based rendering and shader models.
  • Extensive experience with modern path-traced production render engines.
  • Experience building and maintaining complex shading networks, with a focus on methodical and efficient network design.
  • Experience producing a variety of different material styles (hard-surface, organic, groom, FX-driven).
  • Understanding of rendering efficiency, providing assets to work within the different shot requirements effectively.
  • Understanding of CG pipelines as a whole and experience working collaboratively with other departments.
  • Ability to produce high-end assets under tight deadlines.
  • Experience with Katana/Renderman required
  • Experience with Mari is a plus.
  • Experience with Clarisse is a plus.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine is a plus.
  • Experience with USD is a plus.
  • Coding experience with Python and/or Lua is a plus.

Look Development TD

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August 19, 2022

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Matte Painter
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Matte Painter

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August 19, 2022
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Job Description
  • Create photorealistic matte paintings and elements that match concept and art direction using 2D and 3D tools including camera setup, 3D modeling, camera animation, projection setup, image re-projection.

  • Ingest location data, including photographic and reference information, HDRIs and photogrammetry, to recreate sets and environments with a high level of accuracy.

  • Assist with developing the look of a shot/sequence in collaboration with VFX Supervisor and Art Director.

  • Satisfy client and VFX Supervisor requests to match or improve on planned concept look requirements.

  • Work closely with production teams to establish schedules and communicate technical requirements.

  • Partner with compositors and environment artists  to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard.

  • Contribute to building a robust photographic reference material library by repurposing elements created for productions.

  • Meet deadlines while maintaining the highest standards.

  • Share reference materials, techniques and ideas with other team members.

  • Communicate with Production and Supervisors regarding matters that may delay or compromise schedules and deadlines.



Job Requirements
  • Reel or portfolio showing strong knowledge of how to combine 2D and 3D elements.

  • Demonstrate technical and artistic abilities in 2D/3D software, including basic modeling, texturing, lighting, 3D projections, paint overs and compositing.

  • Present examples that show eye for perspective, and physics of light and motion.

  • Detail-oriented and a self-sufficient troubleshooter.

  • Good communication skills



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August 19, 2022

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Pipeline Technical Assistant
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Pipeline Technical Assistant

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The Pipeline Technical Assistant’s primary responsibility is to support artists and supervisors to ensure that productions run smoothly and efficiently.

  • Assist CG supervisor with production setup and configuration tasks; and R&D to address production-specific pipeline needs.
  • Assist artists with render job debugging and with general troubleshooting.
  • Test new software, tools, and pipeline improvements.
  • Maintain an awareness of production resource utilization.
  • Make observations about pipeline successes and shortcomings and communicate them to the CG Supervisor and R&D.
  • Be willing and able to learn new software, programming languages, and techniques that will be required to fulfill the above duties.


Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with Maya, Katana, Clariss, RenderMan or other similar industry tools highly desired.
  • Ability to rapidly learn new skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Linux/UNIX required.
  • Intermediate-level or better Python language skills.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and debugging skills.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently and in team settings.
  • Proactive and highly motivated work ethic.


Pipeline Technical Assistant

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August 19, 2022

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Rigging Artist
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Job Description
Rigging Artist is responsible for rigging and enveloping hero and background creatures, vehicles, and props in Maya.

  • Create the animation controls and deformations.
  • Monitor the effectiveness and efficiency of rigs.
  • Troubleshoot creature pipeline issues.
  • Take direction from the team/show leads and actively participate in development efforts to bring new ideas to the table.
  • Actively participate in dailies/meetings; providing input and recommendations necessary to achieve the goal of the project.
  • Remain accountable for meeting project deadlines and assignment targets, as instructed.


Job Requirements
  • 2+ years production experience rigging in Maya.
  • Strong portfolio showing examples of character anatomy as it pertains to animation.
  • Thorough understanding of surface deformation and procedural rigging solutions.
  • Proficiency with MEL, PyMel, and Python in Maya.
  • Experience with MotionBuilder.
  • Experience with creating real-time rigs for UnrealEngine is a plus.
  • Experience with modular rigging toolkits such as mGear is a plus.
  • Experience with Houdini desired.
  • Familiarity with Linux is a plus.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Animation, modeling, simulation, or other complimentary production experience.


Rigging Artist

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August 19, 2022

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Texture Artist
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Job Description
  • Create and apply textures necessary to execute the desired effect of a creature and/or object as directed by the paint lead or art Director

  • Participate in daily activities and other meetings as required by production and management.

  • Participate as a team member in determining various design solutions.

  • Meet production, management and paint team goals and deadlines in an expedient and efficient manner

  • Provide ideas about improving work and/or workflow; identify problems and propose solutions.



Job Requirements
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Mari, and Maya.

  • Strong composition skills as well as fine arts skills, such as illustration, painting, and/or sculpting skills.

  • Familiarity with film post production techniques and computer graphics techniques preferred.

  • Familiarity with VFX pipelines and work flows.

  • Experience with Linux and Renderman.

  • Knowledge of Katana is a plus.



Texture Artist

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August 19, 2022

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VFX Producer
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Job Description
  •  Work closely with the studio leads and client throughout bidding process, including shot breakdowns, and show planning.

  • Manage ongoing project re-bids as needed.

  •  Manage the project budget to meet the established profit goals

  • Lead the production of an entire project within studio standards, delivering on schedule and within the budget.

  • Report progress of budget and schedule to senior managers via weekly status reports and bi-weekly cost reports.

  • Track project costs and delivery schedules.

  •  Supervise Digital Production Manager(s) and Coordinators through creation and revision of overall project schedules.

  •  Oversee and monitor staff on projects, assigning personnel to shots, and allocating resources as needed.

  • Ensure dailies and shot reviews run efficiently and manage weekly production meetings.

  •  Deliver regular reports on project status of projects.

  •  Communicate notes from client meetings to VFX Supervisor and creative leads.



Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in film, art, communications or related field

  • 5+ years’ experience in VFX production for a feature film 

  • Experience managing a large crew (30+ employees).

  • Expert knowledge of visual effects post-production techniques and terminology.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills and ability to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner while working within a deadline-driven environment.

  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  •  Maturity to manage sensitive and confidential materials.

  • Solid leadership skills with demonstrated ability to calmly and effectively manage a crew, while negotiating deadlines pressures of production.

  •  Ability to schedule and analyze production data.



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August 19, 2022

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