Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Prime Focus world Hiring







POSITIONS :  LIGHTING TD
                     :  JUNIOR COMPOSITORS 
                     :  ROTOSCOPE ARTIST
                     :  VIEW-D STEREO 3D COMPOSITORS
                    

LOCATION  : INDIA,MUMBAI



POSITIONS : SENIOR LOOK DEV ARTIST
                     :  LEAD FX TD
                     :  VFX FILIM COMPOSITORS                     
                     :  SENIOR CROWD TD
                     :  SENIOR LOOK DEV ARTIST
                     :  SENIOR MATCHMOVE ARTIST
                     :  LIGHTING TD
                     :  2D/3D MATTEPAINTER
                     :  TEXTURE ARTIST
                     :  SENIOR CHARACTER TD/RIGGER
                     :  CG SUPERVISOR


LOCATION : UK
INDIA POSITIONS
  
LIGHTING TD
Lighting TD's are responsible for creating lit environments and elements, including placing key lights, creating shadows, etc. for both live action integration and fully CG images. Lighting TD's work in these general areas: environment simulation, material property/shader specification, light position and color, and compositing (both as a means of lighting and the combining of scene elements). In addition to creating photorealistic CG lighting, Lighting TD's would be expected to write and/or support tools to facilitate different lighting and rendering techniques. The focus is ensuring shots can be delivered efficiently, at the very highest standard. TD's must have a strong knowledge of lighting in general as well as layer management and a thorough understanding of the AOVs/frame buffers that the Compositing Department may need.

Experience and Skills Required 

• 5+ years experience as a Lighting Technical Director.
• Extensive experience in a wide range of CG Lighting techniques and technical methods
• Ability to troubleshoot and debug common rendering issues
• Strong working knowledge of a production-level pipeline a necessity
• Proficiency in one or more professional graphics package C++/Python APIs and Mel Scripting.
Employment will be full time contractual ranging from 3 months to 1 year depending on the length of the show.

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JUNIOR COMPOSITORS 

Applications are invited for Junior Compositors to join our Film VFX team in Mumbai, working on a range of international projects. Candidates should be able to demonstrate 1-3 years compositing experience. Please supply a detailed resume with your application.
  ROTOSCOPE ARTIST
Applications are invited for experienced Rotoscope artists for our international projects. Please be ready to demonstrate at least 1-3 years experience in a similar role. Applicants must provide a detailed resume with their application.
 VIEW-D STEREO 3D COMPOSITORS
Prime Focus is looking for Shake or Fusion compositors to join their View-D™ team at Prime Focus'
View-D™ is a proprietary 2D-to-3D conversion process that allows filmmakers to efficiently create stereoscopic 3D movies from source material shot on virtually any medium. The successful applicants will be trained in View-D™ at our studio in Royal Palms - Mainframe, which is Asia's largest visual entertainment facility with over 700 creative professionals working under one roof.
You should have a very keen eye for detail always striving for creative and technical excellence, and a good understanding of photography and the interaction of light. The ability to lead others would be an asset, as would Stereoscopic experience and knowledge of any other related packages.
All artists must have previous film compositing experience.


UK  POSITIONS
SENIOR LOOK DEV ARTIST


Responsibilities:

- Development and maintenance of Look Dev/Shader pipeline, in collaboration with other key personnel
- Managing and creatively and technically guiding a team of Look Dev / shader artists
- Taking and communicating direction to the team

Essential skills / Experience:

- Minimum 4 years experience in Look Dev / Shader writing for assets / 
   environments for feature film projects
- Proficient with renderman shader writing
- Excellent working knowledge of Maya and Linux
- Some texturing / lighting experience
- Experience with all aspects of a VFX rendering pipeline
- Experience with rendering large datasets
- Ability to come up with creative and efficient rendering solutions
- Scripting experience in MEL / Python / C++


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 LEAD FX TD
Essential skills / experience:
  • Substantial experience with fluid dynamics, particles, and natural phenomenon simulations
  • Houdini and Maya
  • Renderman
  • Working knowledge of at least one compositing application: Nuke/Shake
  • Proven ability in composition, colour, light and natural motion
  • Ability to solve complex shot problems and oversee and guide team
  • Scripting – Python and /or Mel scripting preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of a VFX pipeline
Desirable skills / experience:
  • Fur / hair / cloth simulation an advantage
  • Coding skills – Maya API / Houdini HDK
  • Experience with other renderers
  • Shader writing experience an advantage
 VFX FILIM COMPOSITORS

Essential skills / experience:

- Minimum of 2 years experience using Nuke in a feature film production environment. (Experience in compositing packages such as Fusion, Shake, After Effects, Combustion, etc. will also be taken into account.)
- Strong creative flair and understanding of photographic and lighting techniques
- Ability to take direction and follow a brief
- Strong eye for detail and for creative and technical excellence
- Ability to work to a deadline

Desirable skills / Experience:

- Stereoscopic compositing experience a huge bonus
- Scripting experience an advantage
 SENIOR CROWD TD
Responsibilities:

- Understanding the creative and technical needs of the production and developing crowd agent solutions
- Managing and guiding other crowd artists, both creatively and technically
- Taking a brief and communicating direction to the team
- Working closely with other technical and creative leads to meet the schedule and budget needs of the production

Essential skills / Experience:

- Minimum 4 years experience in Massive crowd simulation for feature film projects
- Experience with character set-up in Maya
- Working knowledge of all Animation procedures and techniques
- Ability to develop tools to assist production MEL / Python / C++ scripting ability
SENIOR LOOK DEV ARTIST


Responsibilities:

- Development and maintenance of Look Dev/Shader pipeline, in collaboration with other key personnel
- Managing and creatively and technically guiding a team of Look Dev / shader artists
- Taking and communicating direction to the team

Essential skills / Experience:

- Minimum 4 years experience in Look Dev / Shader writing for assets /
   environments for feature film projects
- Proficient with renderman shader writing
- Excellent working knowledge of Maya and Linux
- Some texturing / lighting experience
- Experience with all aspects of a VFX rendering pipeline
- Experience with rendering large datasets
- Ability to come up with creative and efficient rendering solutions
- Scripting experience in MEL / Python / C++
SENIOR MATCHMOVE ARTIST

Essential skills / experience:

- Minimum 3 years feature film VFX experience within a VFX facility
- Proficient in Maya
- Proficient in 3D equalizer, or other similar tracking packages such as PFtrack and Boujou
- Must possess problem solving abilities
- Must be able to organise and mentor a team
- Must posses a critical eye and have great attention to detail
- Must be able to specify and adapt to new tools, working closely with Pipeline TDs
- Must be willing to travel

  Desirable skills / experience

- Stereo tracking and pipeline experience very desirable
- Experience with Syntheyes
- On-set experience

LIGHTING TD
Essential Skills / Experience:

- A minimum of two years as a full time artist for feature films
- Poweruser in Maya, Renderman, Linux
- A proven artistic ability in composition, lighting and colour
- Some coding / scripting experience
- Must take direction well and work as part of a team
- Must also be able to problem solve independently if required

Desirable skills / experience:

- Shader / look dev experience
- Python and Mel scripting
2D/3D MATTEPAINTER
Essential skills / experience:
- 2-3 years experience in creating photorealistic environments using 2D and 2.5D projection methods
- Must have strong artistic background
- Proficiency in photoshop
- Maya User
- Knowledge and some experience of Nuke
- Ability to integrate matte paintings into 3D environment using Maya or Nuke

Desirable knowledge or experience:

- Degree in Art, Graphic or Industrial Design desirable
- 3D Matchmoving knowledge an advantage
- Modelling and texturing skills an advantage




TEXTURE ARTIST
 Essential skills / experience:

- Minimum one year as a texture artist for feature films
- Proficiency in Photoshop, Studiopaint, Zbrush or similar 3D paint package
- Understanding of film colour and texture
- Maya user
- Comfortable setting up and rendering turntables for texture review
- Ability to work within specifications of company pipeline and understand other dept needs
- Ability to work from a variety of source reference, and initiative in finding reference if needed
- Ability to take direction and work closely as part of a team

Desirable skills / experience:

- Traditional Arts background an advantage
- Linux / Irix user




 SENIOR CHARACTER TD/RIGGER

Responsibilities:

- Set up and implement company character / creature pipeline
- Prototype, implement and refine puppet, body, facial and cloth rigs
- Creation and scripting of rigs suitable for the needs of animation
- Troubleshooting rig problems and issues, reacting to other dept needs
- Creation of simple tools and libraries for future use
- Meeting delivery deadlines and production schedules

Essential Skills / Experience:

- Minimum of 3 years full time Character / Creature rigging for feature film
- Poweruser in Maya
- Poweruser in Mel scripting
- User in Linux
- Skinning and deformation of characters
- Must work well in a team environment
  Desirable Skills / Experience:
- Cloth and hair (nCloth, maya hair, etc.)
- Facial anatomy, FACS breakdown


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CG SUPERVISOR

Responsibilities:

- Creative and technical direction of all asset creation and lighting departments
- Delivery of work to a high standard to the VFX supervisor and director
- Management of the skills and strengths within the team
- To work closely with Animation, Layout, Compositing 
   and all other departments and understand their needs
- To be aware of and enable the team to meet production 
   schedules and budgets

Essential skills / experience:

- Minimum 3 years experience as a senior feature film TD or position at similar level
- Full knowledge of all areas of 3D: Modelling, Rigging, Texturing, Shading, Lighting and Layout
- Full proficiency in all aspects of Maya
- Proven creative ability and artistic flair
- Working knowledge / good understanding of Animation procedures and techniques
- Working knowledge / good understanding of compositing packages (Nuke / Shake).
- Excellent understanding of film VFX company pipeline
- Excellent understanding of linux/unix based operating systems
- Excellent team building and management skills

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