Jobby: MPC Vancouver, Multiple positions

By Mike Valiquette

logoMPC is one of the world’s leading post production facilities creating high-end digital visual effects for the television and feature film industries.

MPC Vancouver is currently hiring for the following roles:
Co-ordinator
Systems Administrator
Senior Compositors
Compositors

To apply for any of these positions, please send your resume and reel, if applicable, to mpcvancouverrecruiting@moving-picture.com

Co-ordinator
• Must have at least 2 years of previous in-house VFX film coordination experience.
• Must have experience with scheduling, note taking, and artist management.
• Knowledge of Excel essential, Filemaker Pro, Linux, and FTP are a plus.
• Must have ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment

Systems Administrator
MPC’s visual effects are created using a high performance Linux-based infrastructure managed by our Systems team. We seek to appoint a Systems Administrator into this team in our Vancouver facility to ensure the ongoing smooth running of the production systems and develop them further as the business grows.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Ensure systems run reliably and perform as required
• Work with the R&D team to build and install new in-house software
• Work with the Systems team in London and LA to develop tools and systems to increase efficiency of the systems infrastructure
• Identify upcoming requirements, recommend and implement solutions

Skills and Experience:
• Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
• A minimum of 3 years UNIX/Linux system administration experience
• A knowledge of programming with C and scripting languages such as Python
• An understanding of technologies such as MySQL, NFS, Apache, Subversion and RPM
• A good grasp of storage and networking concepts and techniques
• Proven team player with good analytical, organisation and communication skills.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in the dynamic world of visual effects. If you are an experienced systems administrator looking for an opportunity to work with cutting edge technology then please submit your application to us.

Senior Compositor
Primary Responsibilities:
• Tackling the compositing of shots effectively
• Briefing junior compositors when the dividing of shots into tasks (e.g. roto-scoping) is required
• Delivering final shots that are creatively and technically excellent

Skills and experience
• At least 4 years of experience with Shake
• Strong film showreel.
• Good understanding of photography and film, and how the interactions of light, lenses and film emulsions make up the image.
• Some understanding of the whole digital film pipeline, from scanner to film recorder.
• Ability to take direction and structure working practice so that design changes can be efficiently made.
• Desire to learn from others and to take on increasingly challenging shots.

Compositor
Primary Responsibilities:
• Tackling the compositing of shots effectively
• Delivering final shots that are creatively and technically excellent

Experience and Skills:
• At least 2 years of VFX feature film experience
• Experience with Shake
• Strong film showreel.
• Good understanding of photography and film, and how the interactions of light, lenses and film emulsions make up the image.
• Some understanding of the whole digital film pipeline, from scanner to film recorder.
• Ability to take direction and structure working practice so that design changes can be efficiently made.
• Desire to learn from others and to take on increasingly challenging shots.

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