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The Production Services Technician (PST) position is a great opportunity for technical individuals with an interest in visual effects and animation to assist in the production of feature films in our Los Angeles office. 

 

Creates animated characters and objects that meet required direction. Artist must possess ability to animate both primary and secondary characters by utilizing traditional methods and computer graphics systems to create desired performance of digital characters within a shot. 

 

Creates set-ups, models and animates assigned character external features such as hair, fur and cloth to meet art direction. Accountable for meeting productivity and quota targets. Able to create character simulations for multiple types of character features and may have in-depth skills in one area (e.g., hair or cloth).

 

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Systems Administrator (Macintosh) Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc., an Academy Award®-winning, state-of-the-art visual effects and character animation company dedicated to the artistry of digital production and character creation, seeks qualified candidates to join its Systems Engineering department as a Systems Engineer. Systems Engineering is responsible for technical first- and second-level support of 1,000+ users in a dynamic, high-performance visual effects and animation production environment. Responsibilities:

 

Combines layers of previously created materials (e.g., rendered animation, special effects, graphics, live action, static background plates) to create final images that meet art direction. Integrates foreground, mid-ground and background scenes to extend a set, scene, environment or effect and incorporates characters or digital objects into scenes. Creates seamless transition from filmed footage into composited content.

 

Creates animated characters and objects that meet required direction. Artist must possess ability to animate both primary and secondary characters by utilizing traditional methods and computer graphics systems to create desired performance of digital characters within a shot.

 

Seeking a Systems Engineer. Systems Engineering is responsible for first- and second-level support of 300+ users in a dynamic, high-performance production environment.

 

We are looking for a technical animator or an artistic engineer who knows the intricacies of the animation pipeline in general. The ideal candidate is a coder, investigator and collaborator who excels in communication and can animate, if needed.

 

Sony Pictures Imageworks is looking for software engineers to join our Vancouver, Canada development team. The position requires strong software development skills, expertise in one or more programming languages, and the ability to design high quality, robust, and easy to maintain code and tools.

 

Bring a solid understanding of the frontend/backend workflow for digital production, specific to Animation, Sim, FX, &/or Lighting teams.

 

We are looking for a passionate Engineer for support and development of our asset and shot pipelines. The ideal candidate is a strong coder, investigator and communicator who is looking to collaborate on projects of varying size with an emphasis on meeting the needs of productions with time-sensitive deadlines.

 

The VFX Editor is responsible for interpreting, confirming, tracking and distributing information from the client VFX Editor while acting as a liaison. This information includes sequence media, count sheets, reference and communication which are used to create a blueprint for each individual shot that affects the outcome of shot aesthetics, technical direction and budget.

 

Reporting to the VFX and CG Supervisors, an Assistant Technical Director (ATD) will be involved in the creation and ongoing support of a large high-end visual effects pipeline and asset/project management system, as well as application tools and utilities.

 

Responsible for the management and daily operations of a heterogeneous technical computing environment. Formulation and implementation of system policies in compliance with directives from senior management including the Head of Systems Engineering

 

Sony Pictures Imageworks is looking for a Software Engineer to join our Culver City development team. The position requires strong software development skills, expertise in one or more programming languages, and the ability to implement high quality, robust, and easy to maintain code and tools.

 

The position requires strong software development skills, expertise in one or more programming languages, and the ability to design high quality, robust, and easy to maintain code and tools. The engineer is primarily responsible for development and implementation of production and studio lighting tools under the guidance of a departmental lead. This position requires collaboration with other engineering staff, project managers, and production artists to develop and implement innovative studio capabilities.

 

Sony Imageworks Vancouver is seeking Texture Artists! Cohesively work alongside other asset departments (Model, Rig, Character FX, Look Development) to create and apply photoreal and/or stylised textures. 

 

Sony Imageworks Vancouver is seeking Riggers! Creates 3D character rigs and animation interface controls for skeletal motion systems and body/facial deformations. Successful candidates must be knowledgeable in writing utility scripts and core software tools in order to streamline the character set up process. 

 

Seeking Senior Systems Engineers. Systems Engineering is responsible for first- and second-level support of 1,000+ users in a dynamic, high-performance production environment. The job demands astute and critical thinking coupled with Linux systems engineering to develop solutions for a unique industry combining high performance computing with digital artistry and storytelling. 

 

We are looking for a passionate Software Engineer for development and maintenance of proprietary software in Environment, Layout and Hair pipelines. The ideal candidate is a strong coder who would like to work on diverse set of projects in a team environment. Candidate must have strong technical chops and enjoy collaboration with team architect, project lead and artist client group. They must be at ease working with little supervision and in an environment where production demands can shift priorities more quickly than some traditional software environments.

 

You will be writing shaders in Open Shading Language (OSL) for our shader library as well as working on other look-development tools used in production with our physically-based ray tracer. You will work closely with show leads, top-notch artists, as well as the core developers of SPI Arnold, OSL, and Katana. 

 

Under the guidance of the feature animation production Environment Supervisor or Matte Painting Lead, create digital matte paintings that meet creative direction using live action elements, still photography, concept art, rendered CG elements and digital painted elements.

 

Sony Imageworks Vancouver is seeking Modelers! Creates and builds computer generated 3D models for assigned story elements and designs. Prepares and builds models for characters and stand-ins for layout. Develops prop elements for effects. Creates environmental sets and structures. May focus on developing technical drawings for model productions.

 

Creates, develops and refines all technical aspects of the Maya animation production pipeline. This entails developing and supporting procedures and tools to allow for a streamlined and efficient animation pipeline consisting of character rigging, character animation, simulation, props, layout, cameras, plates, geometry conversions, and general shot asset management. 

 

The Production Services Technician (PST) position is a great opportunity for technical individuals with an interest in visual effects and animation to assist in the production of feature films. This group is responsible for managing all data for a particular show, including file backup and retrieval, monitoring of renders and image processes, global data transfers and various troubleshooting tasks.

 
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