jobby: Senior Animator,CG Supervisor, Prime Focus VFX, Vancouver

May13, 2010

For almost ten years, Prime Focus VFX has been delivering world-class visual effects to major feature film projects. Combining extensive experience in post visual effects production, look development and custom R&D solutions, Prime Focus offers clients a vast range of VFX services. We provide a local presence for production and post-production with integrated, collaborative offices in Los Angeles, Vancouver and Winnipeg.

Senior Animator

We have an immediate need for a Senior Animator project hire proficient in 3D Studio Max to join our team in our Vancouver Canada Location. Vancouver Residents are a plus.
The Senior Animator partners with the Animation Supervisor and the production team in order to understand and execute the client and studio’s vision. A Senior Animator is responsible for creating performance and motion for characters and objects for use in the production of live-action and fully CG images. The Senior Animator utilizes storyboards, animatics and other visual reference to create lip-sync, facial and body character animation as well as prop animation. This position is responsible for accurately addressing critique and comments from supervisors, and ensuring that revisions are completed in a timely manner.

The demands on our Animators are extremely high. We require lively, enthusiastic, and organized artists who can cope under pressure to work in our busy deadline driven entertainment division.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2-5 years experience in a VFX production facility with an emphasis on character animation. Proficiency with 3D Studio Max is required.

This position requires a strong demonstration of animation principles, timing, and acting choices. The Senior Animator will demonstrate the skills to create broad and subtle styles of animation, and will be critical of his or her own work. Communicating work status to the Animation Supervisor and the Production Management staff in a timely manner is also a requirement of this position.

The Senior Animator must demonstrate the ability to consistently meet deadlines, both on an individual and a team basis. Our ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver who possesses exceptional all around communication skills. Supervising experience and an interest in mentoring artists is required for the Senior Animator position.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, login or register @ http://hr.na.primefocusworld.com/jobs.php and apply for Senior Animator position. Just registering does not apply you for a desired position, so make sure to apply.

Prime Focus VFX is an equal opportunity employer.
Visit our website: www.primefocusworld.com

5 Years of VFX Production Experience Required

Skillset: Animator

Proficiencies required:

  • Maya
  • 3D Studio Max
  • CG Supervisor

    We have a need for a project hire CG Supervisor to join our team in our Vancouver Canada Location. Vancouver residents are a plus.

    As CG Supervisor you will be required to manage all 3D-related aspects of the project. You will provide technical and creative support to artists in addition to devising creative solutions to complex visual and technical problems.

    Candidates must have:
    – At least 4 years industry experience as a TD/CG Supervisor
    – Expert knowledge of Maya and Vray
    – Expert knowledge of node-based compositing
    – Proficiency with Mel and/or Python
    – Knowledge of robust post-production pipelines
    – Strong leadership and management skills
    – Critical eye for detail

    Key Responsibilities:
    1.Consult with VFX Supervisors/Producers on visual effects shot requirements; communicate the work and timeline required.
    2.Lead the technical team as needed and ensure all deadlines and deliverables are met.
    3.Assemble and decide upon all technical applications and software to be used, as required.
    4.Develop 3D models, tools and utilities, for individual projects or general use as necessary.
    5.Lead and supervise the 3D team, the creation and delivery of animated and modeled shots with VFX Coordinators/Producers as required.
    6.Work as part of development team and communicate with the Technical Directors to make all tools accessible and operational.
    7.Create solutions or workarounds for technical problems; evaluate software tools to determine how they would fit into production pipelines, and their suitability for specific projects.
    8.Establish the digital pipeline to complete all images / shots.
    9.Ensure Leads / Supervisors have appropriate staffing to complete projects.
    10.Assist with shots / images as required.
    11.Miscellaneous visual effects duties as required.

    TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, login or register @ http://hr.na.primefocusworld.com/jobs.php and apply for CG Supervisor position. Just registering does not apply you for a desired position, so make sure to apply.

    Prime Focus VFX is an equal opportunity employer.
    Visit our website: www.primefocusworld.com

    5 Years of VFX Production Experience Required

    Skillset: Digital Supervisor

    Proficiencies required:

  • Maya
  • Photoshop
  • Mental Ray
  • RenderMan
  • VRay
  • Boujou
  • Houdini
  • 3D Studio Max