Character Effects TDs, Feature Animation (USA)

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Character Effects TDs, Feature Animation (USA)

Our US-based client is staffing up for a couple of animated features and is looking for experienced Feature Animation and/or VFX Character Effects TDs to join the studio.

We have both full-time, staff contract available.

They’re Great at:

  • Making Oscar-nominated Films
  • Having an interesting slate of upcoming films (the 2020 release is a Character Effects artist dream!)
  • Engineering a top-notch pipeline
  • Working with a team of aces, who are more like family than co-workers
  • Continuous learning and artistic development
  • Never-ending supplies of coffee and fun

You’re Good at:

  • Bringing cloth and dynamic props to life using simulations and knocking out shot work
  • Working in a proprietary pipeline with Maya and Houdini and implementing dynamic simulations solvers (cloth, particle, or fluid)
  • Working directly with developers to problem-solve, design tools, and influence workflow efficiencies

Extra dash of Awesome:

  • Tailoring CG garments with Marvelous Designer a.k.a “pattern master”
  • Writing custom plug-ins and scripts for the development and set-up of simulation systems, preferably using MEL or python
  • International Candidates: Reading your IMDB page sounds like the “who’s who” list of Oscar-nominated films over the last 7 years; the studio is open to sponsoring US work visas for qualified candidates.

To land this gig, you need to have some experience working at the feature film quality level and it is demonstrable on your demo reel. Just make sure we can see shots with high visual fidelity and examples cloth and prop simulations. Oh yeah, put your best work first.

Full-time roles include benefits and relocation.

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Posted On: Thursday, November 8, 2018

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