Full Time Job

Groom Artist


Melbourne, Australia 05-08-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Framestore is an Oscar, Bafta, and Emmy award-winning global creative company working in film, advertising, AR/MR/VR, theme park dark rides, and pre/post visualisation work, among many other creative endeavours.

We are looking for Groom Artist to create hair, fur and/or feather grooms for characters and creatures in high end VFX film projects.

• The creation of hair/fur/feather grooms for characters and creatures using Framestore's proprietary grooming tools
• Close liaison with Creature FX simulation TDs over the requirements for dynamics, and the layout of guide hairs
• Liaison with other departments involved in the creature workflow - Modelling, Rigging, Animation and Lighting
• Producing render tests of the groom as it progresses
• Meeting set schedules and deadlines while maintaining the highest standards
• Regularly communicating with Production and Leads regarding schedules and deadlines

Essential Skills:
• Previous experience in a similar role
• Previous experience on CG creature projects
• A thorough knowledge of Maya
• Good problem solving skills
• An appreciation of both the aesthetic and technical requirements of the role
• A good eye for detail
• A strong work ethic, and a willingness to be involved in both development and shot execution
• The ability to work as part of a team in a challenging and deadline orientated environment
• A good understanding of pipeline and workflow issues
• Excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to liaise across departments

Desirable Skills:
• Experience of working under a Unix/Linux systems environment
• Experience with dynamic hair simulation, or other forms of dynamics

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dyn64p-44-221-70-232-42 in your application.