jobby: Senior/Intermediate Tracking Artist, Mr. X Inc, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

MrXlogo_blackOctober 18, 2013

Specializing in feature film visual effects and animation for international and local producers, Toronto based digital studio, Mr. X Inc. is comprised of a unique and gifted team of artists, filmmakers and programmers devoted to the art, craft and technology of visual story-telling.

We invite you to visit our website @ www.mrxfx.com .

Mr. X Inc. is seeking a Senior/Intermediate Tracking Artist for upcoming feature film projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • 3D Camera tracking – recreating the movement of a stereo live-action camera in 3D, set extensions – ensuring 3d objects placed in a 3D virtual environment are accurately tracked.
  • Using the measurements and pictures of the live-action set, camera information, distortion grids, and scaling reference of characters and objects to recreate a virtual set in 3D.
  • Matchmoving rigid and non-rigid objects on moving elements in the plate.
  • Removing lens distortion from the plates to aid in the solving of tracks.

Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of PFTrack or 3Dequalizer (knowledge of Boujou a plus).
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with Maya.
  • On set production experience is desirable.
  • Previous stereoscopic film production experience a plus
  • Knowledge of a tracking software’s scripting language is desirable.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with a great eye for camera, blocking plus composition and must work well under pressure for potentially short turnaround deadlines.
  • Able to take direction and feedback well from supervisor.
  • A minimum of two years of feature film experience required.

All interested applicants should email their resumes to recruiting@mrxfx.com with the subject reading “Matchmover / Tracking Artist”. Please include the address of your web portfolio in your cover letter and/or resume or send a DVD of your demo reel to:

Attn: Recruiting/Matchmover
Mr X Inc.
35 McCaul Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1V7

We invite you to visit our website @ www.mrxfx.com. No phone calls please.

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